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-Billie E. Yakle-

Billie E. Yakle, age 88 of Wapello, died Saturday May 12, 2012 at the Wapello Nursing and Rehab Center.  The son of Joiner and Elma Brown Yakle, he was born November 4, 1923 at Wapello.  On December 26, 1948 he married JoAnne Morris at Columbus Junction. 

He was a graduate of the Wapello High School.  Bill was a lifelong farmer until his retirement. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wapello, a member of the Louisa County Historical Society, and was an avid antique collector, especially Louisa County postcards and memorabilia.

His family includes his wife, JoAnne; a son, Merle Yakle of Wapello; a daughter, Kathy Barrick of Wapello; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Wapello Cemetery with Rev. Pam Kranzler officiating.  Burial of the cremated remains will follow.

A memorial fund has been established for the benefit of the Wapello Fire and Rescue.

Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello is providing the arrangements.

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