Russell Yordy b. 30 Jun 1927 Morton, Tazewell Co., IL d. 28 Mar 2012 Peoria, Peoria Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Russell Yordy[1]

Male 1927 - 2012  (84 years)


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  • Name Russell Yordy 
    Born 30 Jun 1927  Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Religion Mennonite 
    Died 28 Mar 2012  Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pleasant Grove Mennonite Cemetery
    Person ID I6568  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 

    Father Christian H. Yordy,   b. 20 Feb 1882, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1958, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Staker,   b. 19 Apr 1883, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1964, Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1904  Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F4561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annalee Smucker 
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F4563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jun 1927 - Morton, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 2012 - Peoria, Peoria Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tremont, Tazewell Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit:
      MORTON — Russell D. Yordy, 84, Morton, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday (March 28, 2012) at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.
      A graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Tremont. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Church, Morton, with the Rev. Doane Brubaker officiating.
      Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Morton, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.
      Memorials may be made to the Community Harvest Food Pantry, 1901 S. Fourth Ave., Morton, IL 61550, or Menno Haven Camp & Retreat Center, 9301 1575 East St., Tiskilwa, IL 61368.
      He was born June 30, 1927, in Morton, son of Chris and Lena Staker Yordy. He married Annalee Smucker on Aug. 17, 1947, in Tiskilwa.
      She survives, along with a daughter, Mary Ann (Gordon) Schwenk, Tremont; one son-in-law, Doug Slusher, Aurora, Colo.; and six grandchildren, Matt (Michelle) Schwenk, Decatur; Andy (Jennifer) Schwenk, Tremont; Tom (Karen) Schwenk, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; Stephanie (Brian) Barlow, Fountain Valley, Calif.; and Zac Slusher and Lena Slusher, both of Aurora, Colo.; and nine great-grandchildren, Jacob, Paul, Elizabeth, Caleb, Brianna, Isabella, Hannah and Abigail Schwenk and Max Barlow.
      He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Yordy; his parents; and two brothers, Clarence Yordy and Robert Yordy.
      He was a Navy veteran.
      Russ farmed; worked in construction, building many homes in the area; and was a partner in Yordy Brothers Inc. grain drying facility.
      He was an active member of First Mennonite Church in Morton and enjoyed serving Christ by serving others. He was very active in the building of Camp Menno Haven Lodge in Tiskilwa, served at the Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale every year from its inception and served in many other capacities with the Mennonite church.
      He was a member of the Kennel Lake Sportman’s Club in Morton and the Tazewell County Farm Bureau.
      Russ loved fishing, woodworking and taking vacations in Minnesota with friends and his daughters’ families. He enjoyed water skiing and fishing with his grandchildren. He was a skilled craftsman, working with wood, building many fine pieces of furniture.
      His grandsons enjoyed Grandpa teaching them how to use woodworking tools and Grandpa loved teaching them.

      Read more: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/obituaries/russell-yordy/article_84f12be8-79f5-11e1-a0ec-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz1qtJkdMxW

  • Sources 
    1. [S398] Amish Mennonites in Tazewell Co., Joseph Staker.


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