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Sam H. Yager, 92, a resident of Berne, passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Sam was born on March 6, 1918, in Adams County, the son of William and Lucinda (Hocker) Yager.
He married Frieda Myers on June, 6, 1940, and she survives.
Sam was a member of Bethel Brethren Church in Berne, where he served as a deacon and a trustee.
He was a farmer and former employee of the Adams County Highway Department, the Indiana Department of Transportation, and Indiana Construction Company.
Sam and his wife enjoyed visiting with people wherever they went.
Sam is survived by his wife, Frieda Yager of Berne; a son, Glen (Carol) Yager of Berne; a daughter, Miriam (Max) Reinhard of Berne; a daughter, Bernice (John) Augsburger of Berne; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Sam was preceded in death by two sisters, Rachael Sautbine and Mary Elizabeth Yager, and by six brothers: Ralph, Loren, Floyd, Kenneth, Charles, and Herman Yager.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 13, 2011, at Bethel Brethren Church, with Pastor Joe Nass officiating.
Interment will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery near Peterson, with graveside services at 2 p.m.
Family and friends were received on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne and one hour prior to the service at the Bethel Brethren Church on Thursday.
Preferred memorials are to the Bethel Brethren Church.
Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.