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Lloyd King Yakish


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 11/21/2021 at 13:57:14

Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Friday, July 7, 2006, p.4B
Lloyd King Yakish, 90, of Shellsburg, originally from Long Tree, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at the Rock Ridge Residential Care Center in Shellsburg. Funeral services for Lloyd will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. The Rev. Clinton Jeffers will officiate the services. Burial will be in the Long Tree Cemetery. Visitation for Lloyd will be held today from 4:30 to 7:30 at Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Foundation in memory of Lloyd.
Lloyd King Yakish was born Sept. 15, 1915 in Carlisle, Iowa, the son of Joseph E. and Hazel Estella (Callahan) Yakish. Lloyd was a 1934 graduate of Lone Tree High School. Lloyd was united in marriage to Helen Mildred Petru on Sept.15, 1938. Lloyd joined the Civilian Conservation Corps from1934-1935 in Solon that helped build the Lake Macbride Dam; from 1936-1937 Lloyd worked at the DX Gas Station in Lone Tree; 1938-1940 he was a bookkeeper for Ford Motor Co. in Wellman; for the next eight years Lloyd worked for the Standard Oil Co. in Solon until the Coralville Lake was built, which eliminated his rural customers. In 1949 Lloyd became co-owner of the Shellsburg Creamery and later purchased the creamery in Newhall. Following their closures in 1972, Lloyd went to work at Lefebure, retiring after seven years. He was a member of the Parkerís Grove Baptist Church in Shellsburg, where he was a trustee and treasurer. Lloyd had a great passion for fishing and being with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lloyd will be deeply missed by wife, Helen, of Shellsburg; one son, Bill Yakish and his wife, Rae Jean, of Cedar Rapids; one daughter, Marla Ikeda and her son, Akio, of Fairfax; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Elmer, Roy and Harold; and one sister, Dorothy.


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