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Gene Allen Yackley

July 11, 1952 October 9, 2017
Gene Allen Yackley
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Obituary for Gene Allen Yackley

Worthington, MN

Gene Allen Yackley was born on July 11, 1952, in Luverne, MN, the son of Adrian and Eileen (Knapp) Yackley. He graduated from Worthington High School and then attended Jackson Vocational & Technical College to become an auto body technician. After graduating from college, he worked for Burns Body Shop in Worthington for several years. In 1978, he moved to Minneapolis, MN and worked at Pentel Pontiac. He later returned to Worthington to be closer to family. Gene had a love for the outdoors with many hobbies including fishing and cooking. He also had a love for animals, taking in many strays that would have otherwise been abandoned. Gene passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017, at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington, MN at the age of 65.
Gene is survived by his sons, Jeremy Yackley of Windom, MN and Joshua Yackley of Marshall, MN; brothers, Chester Yackley of Watertown, SD, Adrian Yackley of Minneapolis, MN, and Patrick Yackley of Worthington, MN; sisters, Irene Carlile of Pendleton, OR, Ila Jean of Brooten, MN, and Kathleen Nelson of Worthington, MN, and his grandson, Seth Yackley of Mountain Lake, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian and Eileen Yackley, sister, Betty Brown, and brother, Richard Yackley.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Deacon Vern Behrends officiating. Burial will be held in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Friday

13

Oct

12:00 PM 10/13/2017 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 10/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Friday

13

Oct

1:00 PM 10/13/2017 1:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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Location

Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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