Tony Yerkes, 56, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from natural causes. Funeral services were held June 29 at First Christian Church in Vinton with the Rev. Connie Wacht officiating. Private burial will be at a later date in the Brandon Cemetery.
Tony was born Nov. 20, 1956, in Vinton, to Richard and Judy Walker Kearns and was adopted at a young age by Gale Yerkes. He graduated from Washington High School in Vinton in 1975 and worked for many years at DC Taylor Co. In recent years, he worked at PMX Industries.
He is survived by his grandmother Rhoda Walker, his father, Gale Yerkes, both of Vinton; his daughters, Brittany Yerkes, Vinton and Ashley Ann Dvorak of North Liberty; his sons, Jarod Yerkes of Butte, Mont., and Anthony Yerkes of Cedar Rapids; his brothers, Dick (Ny) Yerkes and Ronzo (Glenna) Kearns, both of Vinton; and his sisters, Tina (Harold) Hatfield of Vinton, and Andrea Jones of Blairstown.
A memorial fund has been established.