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Obituary for Gerald John Yates

Gerald “Jerry” John Yates, 81, was born March 16, 1939 in South Bend Indiana to Gerald Vincent Yates and Helen Ruby Young Yates, he passed away on November 17, 2020 in Ocala, Florida. He was a former resident of South Bend, Indiana and Arvada, Colorado.

He was a maintenance worker for over 30 years at Wheel Horse Corporation. He also worked as a Shuttle Driver for an airline with the airport in Denver, Colorado. He loved to travel, go camping and loved trains. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed his collectibles.

Jerry was preceded in death by both parents; his daughter Lynn J. Yates Hayes Reynolds; his beloved and beautiful wife Delia L Elwell;

He is survived by his son, John Yates (Angie) of Niles, MI; sisters, Susan Sharp Mabesoone, Columbia, TN and Charlotte Jane Tamberrino (Frank), McGaheysville, VA ; 4 grandchildren, Brandy Hayes, Lindsey Yates, MacKenzie Reynolds and Cody Reynolds, South Bend, IN; and 7 great grandchildren. A special Uncle, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

It was his request to not any flowers or services. He wished to be cremated.