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Paul Samuel Yagow

April 5, 1955 June 4, 2020
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Paul was born on April 5, 1955 in the Mark Greer Hospital, Vandalia, raised on the family farm, one of four siblings into the Christian family of Samuel Paul Jr. and Dorothy “Dottie” Gruhn Yagow. Paul was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, rural Altamont. He was baptized on May 1, 1955, confirmed his faith on June 1, 1969, and attended Bethlehem Lutheran Elementary School. He graduated with the class of 1973 from St. Elmo High School. Paul was very athletic and participated in baseball, football, basketball, and track. He attended Illinois College where he played football and was a member of the Gamma Nu Fraternity. Paul married his high school sweetheart, Donna Jean “Jeanie” Drees on April 12, 1975 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Paul was a carpenter, builder, and farmer.
Paul was very active, especially for his love of 12” fast pitch softball as a member of the Altamont Schuetzenfest team which became the Blue Mound Softball Team where he played numerous positions, primarily as a catcher. He even taught himself to throw left-handed after a lagging right elbow injury. Paul was especially proud of being an IHSA football official for 28 years and had the honor and recognition with his crew to officiate the IHSA high school finals.
Paul’s most favorite thing to do was be with his wife and family. His three children, their spouses and seven grandchildren were the light of his life. He loved teaching his children and grandchildren how to fish, drive the side by side, skip rocks, play ball and so much more while instilling good work ethic and respect for the world.
For those who prefer Memorials they may be directed to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, The Whoo Hoo Sisterhood-(The Jolene Arend Giving Fund) and or the Donor’s Choice.

In His passing Paul leaves behind his:

Wife: of 45 years Donna Jean “Jeanie” (Drees) Yagow of Beecher City, Illinois
2-Sons: Scott Samuel Yagow of St. Louis, Missouri
Bryan Paul (wife, Stephanie) Yagow of Barrington, Illinois
and their two children, Isabella and Joseph
Daughter: Brandi Jean (husband, Curtis) Harmon of Pace, Florida
and their five children: Jaylene, Anya, Evelyn, Michael, and Samuel.
3-Sisters: Karen (husband, Mel) Stuemke of St. Elmo, Illinois
Debra (husband, Steve) Worland of New Albany, Indiana
Robin (husband, Rob) Klima of Manchester, Iowa
Brother-in-laws: Gary Flora (wife, Janet); Dan Drees (wife, Jackie)
Sister-in-law: Connie Baker
Aunt and Uncle: Gene and Evadine Goers
Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins

He was preceded in death by his
Father: Samuel Paul Henry Yagow Jr. and Mother: Dorothy “Dottie” Erna Yagow
Father-in-law: Bernard Emory Drees and Mother-in-law: Betty Mae Drees
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2:00 PM 6/7/2020 2:00:00 PM
Springhill Cemetery

70 County Road 4
Beecher City, IL 62414

*Private Family Visitation

Springhill Cemetery
70 County Road 4 Beecher City 62414 IL
United States





3:00 PM 6/7/2020 3:00:00 PM
Springhill Cemetery

70 County Road 4
Beecher City, IL 62414

Christian burial rites will be performed by Rev. Marcus Manley of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Altamont. ****Private family Service

Springhill Cemetery
70 County Road 4 Beecher City 62414 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Whoo Hoo Sisterhood

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church

6351 N 200th St
Altamont, IL 62411

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