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Yedlik, Edwin G. 1916-1999


Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 10/5/2016 at 09:40:12

The Quad-City Times
Davenport, IA
Aug. 22, 1999


VINTON, Iowa -- Services for Edwin G. Yedlik, of 5899 28th Ave. Drive, formerly of the Wilton area, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Wilton. The Rev. John Bates and Dr. Dennis Morey will officiate. Burial will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Edwin and Lucille Yedlik. Mr. Yedlik died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, after a brief illness. Overton Funeral Home, Vinton, is in charge of arrangements. Edwin Yedlik was born July 2, 1916, on a farm near Nichols, to Joseph and Mary (Nayadley) Yedlik. Edwin was raised and attended school in Nichols, graduating with the class of 1935. During his high school career, Edwin was an accomplished athlete and was active in drama and 4H. After his education, he became an Angus herdsman and traveled nationwide with the show circuits. In 1939, he showed the undefeated national champion Angus female. He married Lucille Norton on July 2, 1942, at First Presbyterian Church, Wilton. After their marriage, they lived in Cedar County and aside from farming, Edwin milked and showed purebred Guernsey cattle. In 1962, they moved to the Benton County area, and Edwin raised purebred Angus cattle on the Bar-Y-Ranch, which he owned and operated. Edwin was a member of American Angus Association and Iowa Angus Association. In 1988, he was honored by the Iowa Angus Auxiliary for his longtime contributions to the Heifer Scholarship Program. He also was a member of Vinton Presbyterian Church; Masonic Lodge #62, Vinton; and Purity Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Wilton, where he was a past patron. A memorial fund has been established. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Merry and spouse, Dennis Wenndt, Lowden; sons, Edwon, Vinton, Charles and spouse Marilyn, Vinton, and Joe and spouse Mary Ann, Troy Mills; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Emma Crist, Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe, Frank and Ernie; and sisters, Marie Carter and Katie Stine.


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