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John Yerkes, Jr.

d. February 8, 2016

John W.  “ Jack” Yerkes, Jr., Feb. 8, 2016. Age 91. Devoted husband of 66 years to Eloise Yerkes, nee Kaufmann. Loving father of Susan(Don) Sandofsky, Michael(Mary) Yerkes, Mary Yerkes(Denice Brandt), Sally Yerkes, JoAnn(Brian) Jordan, and Jill(David) Schweitzer. Cherished grandfather of 17 and great grandfather of 4. Beloved brother of Joanne(late Rich) Baumann, late Chuck(late Margaret) Yerkes, Dave(late Joan) Yerkes, late Ed(late Fran) Yerkes, late Fritz(Judy) Yerkes, late Joe(Toni) Yerkes, late Maxine Yerkes, Ben(late Connie) Yerkes, Mary Lou Yerkes, Alicia(late Bob) Distel,and Anna(Bill) Sokolowski. Fond uncle of many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a friend and benefactor of many. Preceeded in death by his parents, Joanna, nee Zakes and John W. Yerkes, Sr. Funeral services Saturday 9:15 A.M. at the Kosary Funeral Home, 9837 S. Kedzie Ave., Evergreen Park, Il. 60805 to St. Bernadette Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. Interment St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery. Jack was a W.W. II veteran of the Navy SeaBees, a honored 70 year member of Don Varnas American Legion Post #986, a Fourth Degree Member of the Knight s of Columbus Cardinal Mundelein Chapter # 3024, and a retired Master Plumber for the City of Chicago. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Offerings in Jack’s name may be made to Nativity B.V.M. Church or St. Bernadette Church and will be deeply appreciated. Visitation Friday 3:00 to 9:00 P.M. 708-499-3223 or

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Friday, February 12, 2016

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

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