Burr Oak Township
St Joseph County, Michigan

Contributed to the Michigan USGenWeb Project

Transcribed and proof-read by Josephine Reed Garzelloni
30 May 1997


Yaple, Otto Lewis....Lot 9, Sec 6, buried 2 December 1954, lived in Vicksburg, 68 years, died 29 November 1954

Yaple, Tessie R...Lot 9, Sec 6, Grave 2, buried 21 May 1975, died in Sturgis Hospital, 80 years, died 19 May 1975

Yarger, Vance.....Lot 36, Sec 6, buried 19 April 1957, 54 years, died 17 April 1957

Yeagle, Maude.... Lot 472, Sec 4, born 1874, died 1928

Yerrick, Janice...Row 1, Sec 7, Grave 5, buried 23 September 1989, died in Sturgis, 43 years, died 20 September 1989

Yoder, Joseph A......VET, Row 36, Sec 7, Grave 5, 73 years, 64228 Needham Road, died 12 April 1996, at the Sturgis Hospital. He was born 19 October 1922, in Morocco, Indiana, a son of Alvin and Lydia (Hochstetler) Yoder. On 9 May 1943, he married Lois M Young in Centreville. He was a Burr Oak resident more than 50 years. He had owned and operated Yoder's Repair Shop, Inc., Burr Oak, 50 years and he also enjoyed farming. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII and earning the rank of sergeant. He was involved one year in the Civilian Conservation Corps, in Wisconsin. He was a member of the St John's Lutheran Church, Burr Oak, the Neuman-Wenzel Post 73 American Legion, the Burr Oak Board of Education 12 years, the Farm Bureau, the National Rifle Association, and a church elder 15 years. He also was active in the Burr Oak Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are his wife, two daughters and sons-in-law, David and Darlene Porter, Forrest Lake, Minnesota, and Ronald and Anita Eldridge, Sturgis; two sons and daughters-in-laws, Joseph (Butch) and Kathy Yoder, Burr Oak, and Eugene and Joyce Yoder, Sturgis, eight grandchildren, Linette, Norman, Jonathon, Joseph II, ------, Ryan, Michelle and Ronald; four great-grandchildren; 20 brothers and sisters; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings. Services were held at St John's Lutheran Church, Burr Oak, with the Rev Kurt Kuhlmann officiating, burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery with full military rites being conferred by the Captain John J Kelley Post 1355 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorials directed to the St John's Lutheran church or the Burr Oak Volunteer Fire Department.

Yoder, Kenneth Earl...Lot 3, Sec 7, buried 1 August 1966, lived in Shipshewana, IN single, 19 years, died 29 July 1966

Yoder, Richard D.....Lot 189, Sec 2, 10 days old, died 11 January 1968

Yost, Esther E...Plot 46, Sec 3, Grave 4, buried 7 June 1985, lived in Burr Oak, married, 78 years, died 4 June 1985

Yost, Russell C...Plot 46, Sec 7, Grave 5, buried 24 August 1991, lived in Burr Oak, widower, 88 years, died 21 August 1991

Young, Bessie...Lot 426, Sec1, born 1887, died 1908

Young, David T...Row 35, Sec 7, Grave 1, buried 13 April 1973, lived in Burr Oak twp, married, 79 years, died 9 April 1974

Young, Henry.....Lot 426, Sec 1, born 1846, died 1918

Young, John W.....Lot 536, Sec 5, buried 23 September 1928, lived in Battle Creek, born 1885, 43 years, died 20 September 1928.....Note: day and month of death date from the papers of Geneva Smith.

Young, Kent.....Lot 426, Sec 1, born 1893, died 1916

Young, Ray......Lot 426, Sec 1, born 1899, died 1917

Young, Ruth M.....Row 35, Sec 7, Grave 2, buried 14 October 1983, lived in Burr Oak twp, widow, 78 years, died 11 October 1983

Young, Sarah......Lot 426, Sec 1, born 1855, died 1928......Note: Geneva Smith papers have death year as 1927.

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