John Thomas Yakel

John Thomas Yakel, 77, passed away at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, June 7, 2016 following a brief illness.

Tom was born April 17, 1939, in Vigo County, Indiana, the son of James Thomas and Ladonna Miller Yakel. Tom served his country with the United States Army. He worked at Bemis, in Terre Haute, and retired after 23 years of service to the company. Tom drove a truck for many years. After retiring from Bemis he owned and operated Yakel Trucking.

He married Cheryl Sue McCammon who preceded him in death in 2014.

Amongst many other interests Tom enjoyed spending time with his family, dirt track racing and fishing with the grandchildren. He had been a member of the Knightsville Masonic Lodge

Tom was preceded in death by his parents: James and Ladonna Yakel; his wife Sue Yakel; a brother Dick Yakel; sisters: Pat Choisser, Mary Jackie Sweitzer, and Sara Young; brothers-in-law William “Bill” Choisser and Wendell Sullivan.

Tom is survived by his 3 sons: Beau Yakel (Lisa Freiberger), Sean Yakel (Sally Yakel) and Marc Yakel; grandchildren: D.J. Yakel, Blake Yakel, Marissa Tipton, Colton Covert and Elijah Buchannan; sisters: Ladona Sullivan, Loretta Scott (Jerry), Orvetta Stuck (Bob) and Michelle Areforn (Charles); sister-in-law Rebecca Kay Yakel; brother-in-law James “Jim” Sweitzer as well as many extended family members and friends.

Services are pending. French Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.