Last Updated on June 10, 2022 by Gundrum Funeral Home
Deane E. Yeakley, 97, of Logansport, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Woodbridge Health Campus in Logansport.
Born on May 13, 1925, on the family farm in Carroll County, Indiana, Deane is the son to the late William Roy and Hazel (Stephen) Yeakley. On December 18, 1949, in the Rock Creek Lutheran Church, he married Evelyn Merriman who preceded in death on February 3, 2007.
After graduating from Deer Creek High School in 1942, he served his country as a Quartermaster and Navigator in the United States Navy. He served on LST Ships in the Pacific Theater during WWII.
Upon returning from his service, Deane along with his wife Evelyn began their lives as farmers, raising crops, livestock and 3 daughters. He and Evelyn enjoyed summers on Big Chapman Lake in Warsaw and winters in Ft. Myers, Florida. He and Evelyn adored traveling with their Yorkie “Eddie Jo”.
Attending grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s many activities became one of their favorite things to do later in life. Deane is a former member of the Elks Lodge, and current member of the American Legion Post 60 and VFW Post 3790.
Surviving Deane, are three daughters, Deena (Marty) Monahan of Logansport; Betsy (Dr. David) Morrical of Logansport; Sally (Roger) Beeler of Logansport; sister, Mary Louise Blue of Flora; grandchildren, Chris (Stormy) Fiscel of Galveston, Andrea (John) Martin of Fishers, Martin (Danni Smith) Monahan of Munster, John (Erica) Morrical of Indianapolis, Mike (Amanda) Morrical of Vero Beach, FL, Jim (Michelle) Kesser of Denver, CO, Crystal (Rob) Smith of Logansport, Casie (Jim) Klepinger of Logansport; great grandchildren, Hunter Klepinger, Gavin Smith, Cooper Smith, Owen Morrical, Maria Morrical, Christian Fiscel, Claire Fiscel, Jemma Kesser, Duke Kesser, Kaia Martin, two sister in laws, Margaret Albaugh and Freda Yeakley both of Logansport; and special friend JoAnn Ross of Logansport; also, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two brothers, Lee Wayne and William Yeakley: and brother-in-law, Jerry Blue.
Per Deane’s wishes, there will be no services. He will be laid to rest at a later date beside his wife Evelyn, at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
Memorials may be made to the Cass County Humane Society or your favorite charity.
You may sign Deane’s guestbook and leave condolences for the family at www.gundrumcares.com.