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Yelden, Robert G. 1921-2009


Posted By: Mary Cameron (email)
Date: 1/25/2010 at 17:28:17

Robert G. Yelden, 87, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester.

A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2009, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Dundee, with The Rev. Sandra Burroughs officiating.

The casket bearers were Leighton Yeldon, Heath Kohl, Aaron Cronbaugh, Ryan Sparrgrove, Don Gibbs, and Everett Johnson.

Interment was held in Pineview Cemetery, Delaware.

Visitation was held 4-8 p.m. Thursday, September 17, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Strawberry Point, and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church.

Robert was born on December 2, 1921, at Delaware, Iowa, the son of George and Hilma (Manson) Yelden. He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Delaware and raised in Delaware. Robert graduated from Delhi High School in 1939.

On October 1, 1944, Robert was united in marriage to Velma Ridenour in Manchester. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, from 1944-1946, mostly serving in Italy.

Robert then farmed at Delaware and in the Strawberry Point area, also working for Backbone Country Club. He retired from farming in 1983. Robert worked eleven years in maintenance at the Good Neighbor Home. Robert and Velma lived 22 years in Dundee, Manchester, and in July moved to Strawberry Point.

Robert was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Dundee. He enjoyed his family and gardening.

Survivors include is wife, Velma Yelden of Strawberry Point; two sons, Lynn (Debbie) Yelden and Wayne (Nancy) Yelden of Strawberry Point; two daughters, Ronda (Keith) Cronbaugh of Lamont, and Julie Kohl of Farley; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Delphine Saunders of Des Moines.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Ashley Yelden.

Clayton County Register, September 23, 2009


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