Yenor, Jack

Written by David Green.

Jack Yenor, 81, of Morenci, Mich., died June 18, 2012, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Ohio.

He was born April 16, 1931, in Adrian, Mich., the son of Percy and Leo (Barnes) Yenor. He married Betty L. Bancroft on May 16, 1931, in Morenci, and she preceded him in death Sept. 5, 1998.

Jack lived most of his life in the Morenci area where he was a member of the Morenci Eagles Aerie #1297 and the Morenci American Legion Post #368. He served on the USS O'Leary as a radar operator during the Korean War.  He was formerly employed as a salesman for Weidemier of Ann Arbor, retiring in the mid-1990s.

Jack was an avid golfer. He loved playing the casinos and looked forward to playing euchre with the boys every Thursday. He was an enthusiastic Detroit Lions fan. He will be remembered for his barbecued ribs.

Jack is survived by two daughters, Deborah Schumacher of Nappanee, Ind., and Pamela (and Randy) Borton of Manitou Beach; a son, Michael (and Mary) Yenor of Manchester, Conn.; a brother, Howard (and Mary) Yenor of Posey Lake; five grandchildren, Christina (and Bill) Winne, Jill (and Ryan) Glew, Jeffrey Yenor, David Yenor and Miranda Yenor; four great-grandchildren, Gabriel Glew, Zoey Glew, Jacob Winne and Caleb Winne; and a special friend, Marlyn Kutzley.

Besides his wife, Jack was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Edward and Raymond Yenor.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Visitation is scheduled Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

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