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James Yordy II

PONTIAC — James Dean Yordy II, 28, of Pontiac, died at 2:17 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 11, 2019) near Saunemin, as a result of an auto accident.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Petri Lutheran Church, Flanagan, with Pastor Amy Berger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Petri Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Flanagan, and one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to his son Declan Yordy's college fund at the State Bank of Graymont.

James was born April 23, 1991, in Bloomington, the son of James Dean and Peggy M. Hemken Yordy. He married Meaghan E. Gove on Aug. 27, 2016, at their home in Pontiac. She survives along with one son, Declan J. Yordy, and a baby on the way; his parents, James and Peggy Yordy, Flanagan; one sister, Kara Yordy, Flanagan; and his maternal grandparents, Paul and Rita Hemken, Flanagan.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Herbert and Ruth.

James was a member of St. Petri Lutheran Church, Flanagan. He worked as a diesel mechanic for Travel Centers of America in Morris for 10 years. He loved guns, hunting, the outdoors, listening to music, and working on cars and trucks. He enjoyed fixing anything that was a challenge, and never hesitated to help someone in need. He loved spending time with his family, friends, and especially his son.

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