George Yackley Birthday


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Posted Online: April 18, 2013, 8:46 am
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George Yackley, Atkinson, will be honored at an open house on Saturday, April 27, 2013, in observance of his 90th birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 204 W. Main St., Atkinson (across from church).
Mr. Yackley was born April 25, 1923. He married Anna Sagon in November 1948.
His children are Martin and Dorothy Yackley, Winter Haven, Fla.; Martina and Ed Kopel, Geneseo; Georgieanna and George Suppes, Waterloo, Iowa; and James and Suzie Yackley, Davenport. There are seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He worked at the Rock Island Lines Railroad, Silvis.












 



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