A resident of Plymouth most of his life, Robert F. Yeager, Sr., 63, died of natural causes at his residence, 12731 4 A Rd., Plymouth, at 10:25 a.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2000.
Affectionately known as “Iceman,” he was born on June 17, 1937, in Streator, Illinois. He was the son of Floyd and Dorothy Holt Yeager. He attended schools in Woodlawn, Illinois.
He was a member of the Ground Force Rescue Unit of the United States Air Force.
On November 25, 1959, in Streator, Ill., Robert and Sandra Robertson were married.
Iceman worked as an escort for Fairmont Homes of Nappanee. He enjoyed fishing and family cook-outs and was a member of the Plymouth American Legion, Post 27.
Survived by his ex-wife, Sandra Hjerpe of Streator, Ill., Robert is also survived by a son and three daughters. His son is Robert F. and Janet Yeager, Jr., of Culver, Ind. His daughters are: Rebecca and Donald Sheldon, LaPaz, Regina and Albert Mattern, Plymouth, and Ramona and Stephen Yeazel, Monterey, Ind.
Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive together with three sisters: Anita Yeager, Streator, Ill., Patricia Branton, Inwood, Ind., and Margaret and Albert Enders, Plymouth. Dorothy Shriver, Robert’s mother, also survives.
Iceman was preceded in death by his father, Floyd, his step-father, Frank Shriver and a step-brother, Dennis Shriver.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Charles Krieg, pastor of the Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church, will officiate. The Plymouth V.F.W. #1162 will conduct military rites at the graveside in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Iceman’s memory may be made to the Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association.