1927 ~ FRED YANKE ~ 2017

Posted: October 18th, 2017

Fred John Yanke, beloved husband of Dorothy Yanke of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Fred also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Phyllis Day Chief, Harvey (Yvonne) Yanke, Leroy (Cheryl) Yanke, Marilyn (Glen) Emmelkamp, Valerie Yanke, and Sherry (Kevin) Rissling; nineteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Olga Stickel, Marion Kalicum, and Alma Mansel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by his parents, John and Justina Yanke; two brothers, Albert and Chris; and four sisters, Adella, Pauline, Violet, and Bertha. Fred was born on July 3rd, 1927 in Irvine where he was raised and educated. He married Dorothy Schmidt on December 28th, 1951 and they set up their homestead in the Orion area where Fred was a farmer. He was also a bus driver for 25 years receiving the Gold Watch Long Service Award from the County of 40 Mile. In 1976, they retired and moved to Medicine Hat where Dorothy continues to reside. Fred will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Fred’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6, or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Fred Yanke. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

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  1. Arlene Fodness (Seefried) says:

    Dorothy and family….. Saddened to hear of the passing of Fred.
    We will hold you all in our thoughts and prayers at this very trying time.

    Arlene and Doris.

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