The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

February 21, 2013

Emery 'Jim' Alex Yanko

DANVILLE — Emery “Jim” Alex Yanko, 90, passed away Feb. 19, 2013, at his home.

He was born March 18, 1922, in South Bend, Ind., to Emery Philip and Agnes (Drosda) Yanko. He was married for almost 61 years to Virginia Ruth Brownsing, whom he married on Dec. 29, 1945, just four months after their meeting.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and his brother, David Yanko Porter, of Butler, Penn.

Survivors include eight children, Cheri (Jerry) Elliott of Danville, Vickie Jones of Muskego, Wis., Gregory Yanko of Austin, Texas, James (Kathy) Yanko of Centerville, Ohio, Patrick Yanko of Hillsborough, N.C., Karen Yanko of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kathy Boddy of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Michelle “Shay” Anspach of Oakwood. Survivors also include 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one more on the way and five great-great-grandchildren. Longtime family friend, Mary Sue Lucas, also survives him.

As a young adult, he worked for two years in Civilian Conservation Corps camps in various states. Emery volunteered for service in the Army Air Corps in June 1942. He served his country with the 100th Airborne Troop carriers in the European campaigns until September 1945. After the war, he was employed at the Studebaker plant in South Bend, Ind., working there for 10 years until it closed in 1955. For the next 30 years, he continued his career as a model maker for General Electric in Danville until retiring in 1984. He was blessed to have a job he enjoyed and made many life-long friends there.

Emery was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans of Danville. He was an avid reader, especially of western novels with his favorite being Louis L’Amour books. Emery took pride in his home and was the perpetual handyman. He played golf, bowled in a league and enjoyed watching NASCAR and college sports. He spent many happy hours supporting his children and grandchildren at their sporting events and school activities. He was a wonderful, loving husband, father and grandfather. Emery will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of Emery’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., in Danville. Father Dennis O’Riley will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. Burial will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Park where military honors will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, 444 E. Main St., Danville, IL 61832 or to the American Legion Post #210, 201 W. Prospect Place, Danville, IL 61832.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • OBIT CN 07-31 Tucker K photo Georgia Kathleen "Kathy" Tucker Georgia Kathleen “Kathy” Tucker, 70, of Alvin, Ill., passed away at 9:53 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.She was born April 21, 1944, in Oroville, Calif., a daughter of George S. and Jeana (Wolford) Meyer.Kathy

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 07-31 Morris K photo Kathryn "Kay" Morris

    Kathryn “Kay” Morris of Zionsville, Ind., died July 27, 2014, surrounded by her children at her home after a short, yet courageous battle with cancer. She had a kind, loving spirit and will be missed dearly by her family members and friends.Born in 1

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 07-31 Smith P photo Paula A. 'Penny' Smith

    Paula A. “Penny” Smith, 67, of Westville, passed away at 8:21 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living, Chrisman.She was born April 1, 1947, the daughter of Leon and Ann (Balskus) LaSage, both deceased.She was united in marriage

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN Chrzanoski S photo Sandra 'Rita Jean' Chrzanoski Sandra “Rita Jean” Chrzanoski, 62, of Danville, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Sandra was born on July 4, 1952, in Danville to Harold and Mary (Zimmerman) Nicholson Sr. She was married to Raymo

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 07-29 Lowe L photo Laurie A. Lowe Laurie A. Lowe, 52, of Danville, lost her battle with life on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.Per her wishes, Laurie will be cremated and a memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Pape F

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sally Joan Knight Sally Joan Knight, 81, of Danville, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Gardenview Manor. Per her wishes, Sally will be cremated and no public services will be held.Sally was born on Feb. 19, 1933, in Danville, to Ralph and Marian (Eaglen) Jones.S

    July 30, 2014

  • mcdaniel, Talmadge Ray [Duplicate] Talmadge Ray "Wimpy" McDaniel COVINGTON, Ind. — Talmadge Ray “Wimpy” McDaniel, 83, of Covington, Ind., died at 3:17 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home with his wife and children by his side.He was born in Winthrop, Ind. on Dec. 5, 1930, the son of Carl and Victoria (Carron

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 07-29 Pickett V photo Vera E. Pickett Vera E. Pickett, of Veedersburg, Ind., passed away on her 80th birthday, Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.Mrs. Pickett was born July 27, 1934, in Sumiton, Ala., the daughter of Olin and Pearley (Robbins)

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 07-29 Orlea D photo Donna K. Orlea Donna K. Orlea, 66, of Danville, passed away at 3:24 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.Donna was born Jan. 7, 1948, the daughter of Carl and Audrey Irene (Hanson) Ganley.Donna will be missed by her d

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Thomas, Bobby [Duplicate] BOBBY LEX THOMAS LADOGA, Ind. — Bobby Lex Thomas, 66, passed away at 3:55 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his residence in Ladoga, Ind.Thomas was born May 20, 1948, in Williamsport, Ind., the son of Orie Lex Thomas and Margie (Milburg) Etchison.He married Vicki L. B

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

E-edition
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks
Must Read