Merle Yockey

Merle Loral Yockey

Friday, December 23rd, 1932 - Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Merle L. Yockey, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Born in Plymouth, Indiana Merle was the son of the late Owen and Blanche (Parker) Yockey and was married to his wife Betty for 64 years. Merle served our country as a Korean War Army veteran. Merle was a remarkable man who was a long time Toro salesman for Kenney Machinery. Still working at the time of his death, Merle was the most decorated sales person in the history of Toro Distribution. Merle was a faithful member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. He enjoyed watching IU Basketball, popcorn and black jelly beans but most importantly he loved supporting his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at their school and sporting events, he could often be seen or heard in the stands. Surviving are his wife Betty, daughter Cindy (Todd) Hixson, brothers Nelson (Doris) and Herschel (Mary Kay), grandchildren Kelly (Bill) Alter, Joe (Erica) Klee, Tyler (Breeanna) Klee, Corrie (John) Silcox, Robb (Lauren) Hixson and Cassie Hixson, and 11 great grandchildren. Merle was preceded in death by his 3 great grandchildren Addison, Adelaide and Thomas Alter, sisters Marjorie Breeding and Leota Hendricks and a brother Elwyn. Services will be private with Celebration of Life at a future time. Memorials may be made to Parkview Randallia ICU, Progressive Care and Palliative Care staff or Good Shepherd UMC. FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.
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Paul McCallum

Posted at 11:51am
I met Merle 18 months ago. I was a new territory manager with The Toro Company and Merle engaged me in friendly and encouraging conversation. We saw each other a couple of times since our first meeting and he remembered my name and our conversations. Merle struck me as a complete and undivided fellow: his faith, his family, his job - all one man. A person I look up to.
Paul McCallum, Ontario, Canada.

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