William C. “Bill” Yake, 38

WILLIAM C. “BILL” YAKE age 38 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Sunday
 March 7, 2010 at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan
 due to injuries sustained in a 4-wheeler accident.

 He was born march 19, 1971 in Sturgis, Michigan a son to Ronald and
 Sandra (Bauman) Yake.

 Bill was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduated of Sturgis High
 School with the class of 1989.

 Most of his working life was involved in the farming and manufacturing
 industries. His farming jobs included Fairgrove Farms and Black Gold
 Farms in Sturgis, Lima Elevator in Howe, Indiana and he had driven semi
 trucks for Dan Troyer Farms in LaGrange, Indiana. He had also been
 employed by Grumman Olson in Sturgis.

 He was a member of the Calvary Chapel in Sturgis and the National Bow
 Hunters Association. Bill enjoyed riding four wheelers and driving his
 Jeep through the mud. He liked to spend time in the outdoors and enjoyed
 teaching young people how to hunt and appreciate nature. Bill was always
 ready to give of his time to children if he was needed for guidance or
 helping with baseball or football teams he never had to be asked twice.
 Bill had many interests and involvements but his greatest joy and pride
 was his 2 sons and was happiest when the three of them were together.

 He is survived by his Two sons; Kyle Yake and Zack Yake both of Sturgis,
 Parents; Ronald and Sandra Yake of Sturgis, One Sister; Ginger Grace of
 Sturgis, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and Two
 Great Nieces.

 He was preceded in death by one brother; Scott Allen Yake and one
 brother-in-law; Ronnie Grace.

 In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. The family will
 receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday at *the Hackman Family
 Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091,

 Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family c/o: Ronald Yake,
 30239 E. Lafayette Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.

 The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuenralhome.com
 <http://www.hackmanfamilyfuenralhome.com/> where personal messages of
support may be left for the family.**

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