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
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.