Services for Marvin Carl Yager, Sr., 88, of Vandalia, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Vandalia First Christian Church with the Rev. Bob Hoehn, the Rev. Jamie Franke, and Bill Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Visitation was held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Arrangements under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Home.
Mr. Yager passed away at 11:35 a.m., October 8, 2014 at Country View Nursing Home in Bowling Green.
He was born March 28, 1926 in Hannibal, the son of John Columbus and Edna Velma Budd Yager.
He was married to Virginia Ann Rinker on November 27, 1948 in Hannibal and she preceded him in death December 1, 1976.
Survivors include: two sons, Carl (Donna) Yager, Sr. and Marvin (Rose) Yager, Jr., all of Vandalia; two daughters, Carla Hobbs, of Laddonia, and Janet (Jim) Stevenson, of Farber; one brother, John Columbus Yager II, of Bucklin; one sister, Eva (Walter) Zott of Castle Rock, Colorado; seven grandchildren, Eva (Dan) Eikel and Beth (Danny) Swaim, all of Martinsburg; Buddy (Tanya) Yager, of Tucson, Arizona; Amy Stowers, and Tony (Shelley) Yager, all of Vandalia; Amanda Yager, of Mexico; and Jessica (Dustin) Wright, of Hermann; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and a special friend Lavada Fessenden, of Hannibal.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Carlotta Sue Yager, one grandson, David Yager, one son-in-law, Virgil Hobbs, and one grandson-in-law, Gale Stowers.
He was a lifetime area resident and was Christian by faith.
He was a W.W.II veteran having served in the US Army. He retired from CE Refractories after 33 years. He was a member of the Laddonia American Legion Post 510.
Fishing, tinkering on cars, gardening, spending time with family and friends were his favorite pastimes.
Pallbearers were Dan Eikel, Danny Swaim, Tony Yager, Aarron Hull, George Yager, and Dustin Wright.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Missouri Honor Flight, 625 Cherry St., Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Online condolences may be made at www.bienhofffuneralhome.com.