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Roy C. Yeager, 92

Jan 29, 2017

Roy C. Yeager

Blue Earth Memorial services for Roy C. Yeager, age 92, Blue Earth, were held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, Blue Earth, Rev. Michael Roys officiated. Roy died on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at St. Luke’s Care Center, Blue Earth. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Roy Clinton Yeager was born on June 15, 1924 in Jolley, Iowa to Fred and Abby (Moberg) Yeager. He had four sisters and three brothers. He attended Delavan School. On June 22, 1948 Roy was united in marriage to Jean Sweet. They were married for 68 years. He purchased Hauff Implement which was in the present NAPA building. In 1965 Roy built the present Yeager Implement and loved working with the area farmers, selling White Farm Equipment, Parker Boxes, Gehl Equipment, and later had a contract with Bobcat Corp. The farm equipment business was special to him because he felt so close to his customers, many of which became his friends.

Roy loved to garden and share the produce with his friends and family. He enjoyed golf, fishing, coffee with friends, bridge and many card games. Roy also loved travel and spending winters at his home in Fountain of the Sun in Mesa, Arizona. The Mesa home was special with grapefruit and orange trees. Travel in that park was often on his golf cart. Roy had a witty sense of humor and loved being with friends. His fishing trips to Lac Suel in Sioux Lookout, Ontario were always treasured. Canada was often chosen to travel so he was able to be in each province. The eastern provinces had special appeal as did the beautiful mountain areas of Alberta and British Columbia.

Roy is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Jean, of Blue Earth; special nephew and niece, Bryan and Mary Beth Sweet, of Fairmont; three sisters, Sally, of Winnebago, Virginia, of Lake Crystal, Mary, of Brownfield, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jim, Fred Jr. and Tom; and sister, Marie Marks.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Roy may be given to St. Luke’s Care Center or to UHD Hospice as both assisted in Roy’s care.