JOHN D. FRIEDLY, JR. died Friday May 17, 1996, at his home in
He was born March 21, 1920, in Stover, son of John D. and Amanda
Josephine Browning Friday Sr. On February 22, 1949, in Sedalia, he
married Eunice E. Howery, who survives.
John was self-employed as a scrap iron dealer, retiring in 1978.
He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the
United Methodist Church, Ionia; American Legion Post No. 305, Cole
Camp; Masonic Lodge No. 653, Warsaw; Windsor Country Club; and
Scottish Rite. He was president for several years, and editor of
the newsletter for nine years, for the Cast Iron Seat Collectors
Association of Waukee, Iowa. He truly worked hard for the club and
enjoyed every minute of it.
He had also been a member of the Benton County RI school board,
as well as the town council and volunteer fire department of Ionia.
He also had been mayor of Ionia.
Survivors include four daughters, Virginia Jensen, Kansas City;
Elaine Friedly, Ionia; Carolyn Rupe, Green Ridge; Patricia Wright,
Aldrich; a sister, Iola Mullins, Independence; a brother, Clarence
Friedly, Sedalia; and seven grandchildren.
Submitted by Mrs. John D. Friedly Jr., P.O. Box 14, Ionia,
JOE GEISINGER, of Rugby, North Dakota, born January 15, 1911,
passed away April 23, 1996. He was 85 years old.
Joe was a man who loved old tractors. He collected and worked on
them most of his adult life. He loved OilPull tractors and had
several of them. He was happy when he was near them.
He will be missed by his many friends and his family.
Submitted by W.O. Krumwiede, R.R.1, Box 129, Voltaire, North
CLARENCE YACKEY, 56, of Greeley, Colorado, died Sunday, December
He was born November 11, 1939, in Greeley to George and Pauline
(Russell) Yackey. On August 12, 1961, he married Deanna Thacker in
Clarence graduated from Greeley High School in 1957. He
delivered newspapers as a young man and worked for Monfort of
Colorado until 1980. In recent years he was self-employed selling
collectibles, books, coins, farm toys and memorabilia. Clarence was
known as the ‘book man’ as he attended steam and gas engine
shows in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, and South and
North Dakota selling books, hats, and T-shirts relating to old
tractors and engines. He loved old engines and had an extensive
Clarence had enjoyed stock car racing for the past 40 years and
was the transport driver for M M Motor Sports. He built and
sponsored Enduro race cars. He was a member of NASCAR and the Front
Range Antique Power Association and a life member of the National
Trap Shooting Association.
He is survived by his wife Deanna, of Greeley; a daughter,
Sheryl Yackey, and a son, Bruce Yackey, both of Greeley; two
brothers, Tom of Yampa and Bob of Greeley; and a granddaughter,
Joann Amelia Genua of Greeley. His parents are deceased.
Submitted by Deanna Yackey, 1122, 74th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado