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Dennis L. Yerger

August 3, 1949 ~ September 16, 2022 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Dennis Yerger Obituary

Dennis Lee Yerger, 73, of Tower City, passed away Friday, September 16, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous fight with Veteran's Progressive Supranuclear Palsey caused by exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

Born in Lykens, August 3, 1949, a son of the late Leroy and Betty Evans Yerger.  He was a 1967 graduate of WiIliams Valley High School.

Den proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.   He was retired from AMP/TYCO.

He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, Tower City, Orwin Gun Club, Orwin Fire Company and a 52 year member of the Tower City American Legion.

Denny was an avid outdoorsman, and was fondly known as "CockBird".  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping along the Juniata River, making wine, attending his children and grandchildren's sporting events. But above all his family was his world. He will be remembered for his love for his wife and children.  

Surviving are his wife and soulmate of 49 years, Darlene M. Schell Yerger; three children, Danielle Williard (Gary) Tower City, Dennis Yerger (Kelli), Lykens and Denean Hileman (Ted), Dauphin; his grandchildren, Logan and Faith Williard, Autumn and Aubrey Yerger, Bryce and Cora Brunmeier and Austin Hileman; a sister, Sherry Mahoney (Mike), Williamstown; a brother, Gary Yerger, Tower City; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home Inc.  Burial with military honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Viewing will be from 10-11 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

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September 21, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
644 East Grand Avenue
Tower City, PA 17980

Funeral Service
September 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
644 East Grand Avenue
Tower City, PA 17980


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