August 12, 1920 – Tuesday, May 11, 2010
St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake,
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Arwood Walter “Woody” Yager, age 89, of Winsted passed away at his residence on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.
He was born on August 19, 1920 in Howard Lake the son of Frederich & Lydia Krohn Yager.
He was baptized on September 12, 1920 at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. He was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on March 24, 1934 at St. James Lutheran Church.
Woody served his Country in The United States Coast Guard serving four years during World War II in the South Pacific Theatre. He enlisted the day after Pearl Harbor.
On August 3, 1947 , Arwood W. Yager & Helen I. Drenckhahn were joined in holy marriage at Altura, MN. God blessed their marriage with three children.
Woody was formerly self-employed in sales.
He was a lifetime member of The Lutheran Church and served on various Church Boards. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. Woody also belonged to The American Legion since 1954 and was a member of the V.F.W.
Survived by his loving wife: Helen I. Yager; a son: Greg (Nancy) Yager of Kalispell, Montana; five grandchildren: Mitchell Yager, Andrea Yager, Dale Weiman Jr., Tomas Weiman and Jackie Weber; eight great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Lorelie Yager and Marcella Yager; son-in-law: Dale (Karen) Weiman; other relatives and many friends.
Preceded in death by, a daughter: Cheryl, a son: Bruce, brothers: Eugene, Harlan & Donald Yager and by his sisters: Valeria Ernhardt and Lorna Anderson.
Funeral services for Arwood “Woody” Yager will be held on Saturday, May 15th at 11:00 A.M. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Pastors Michael Nirva and Martin Schoenfeld will officiate.
Interment with military rites will follow at The Howard Lake Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Friday, May 13th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Casket Bearers will be Dale Weiman, Tom Weiman, Jackie Weber, Ross Anderson, Mitchell Yager and Andrea Yager.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.