DOROTHY D. YAKES

Dorothy D. Yakes, age 85, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020, at her home in North Branch with loving husband Leo Yakes, and family by her side. Dorothy was born in Caro, at her family farm. She married Leo Yakes April 19, 1951, in Wilmont, being married for 69 years.
Leo and Dorothy raised a family, while building and owning the family business which was started in October 1965, Yakes Automotive Supply & Service, North Branch, where you would always see Dorothy behind the counter. She kept the business in order with her sons until she passed. Even from home, she still gave the orders, to manage that money, balance the books, doing taxes and paying the bills, dispatching the boys to the accidents and tow calls. Dorothy enjoyed her time at home with her chickens, two dogs, and every color of roses one can find. She was a baker by heart, making the boys lunch daily, the pies were made every Sunday with her daughter Diane, and she also enjoyed polka music.
Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 69 years, Leo; children: Ron and Stephania Yakes, Gary and Merry Yakes, Diane and Ray Bennett, Mark and Heather Yakes; grandchildren: Leo and Vicki Yakes, Malisa, Claiton, Chelsea, Jeremy, Melanie, Keith, Kayla, Meagan; several great-grandchildren; and close niece Cheryl Jasina.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sister.
Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be considered to Mid-Michigan Hospice or a hospice of your choice. A private memorial service is being planned for a later date. Dorothy will be laid to rest at Wilmont Cemetery.
The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home. Share an online condolences at www.blackburnchapel.com.

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