Tampico Tornado, Thursday, April 2, 1964
A. A. YARDE, SR. TAKEN BY DEATH
Funeral services for Archie A. Yarde Sr. were conducted Friday Rev. Theodore Dahl, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiating.
Mrs. Everett Renkes Sang Beyond the Sunset, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Dale Kelley.
The many floral tributes were cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ackeberg. A memorial was also estabished.
Interment was in the Tampico Memorial cemetery with Aaron, Ralph Jr. and George Knox, Gale Cocking, Charles Vickrey and Clayton Smith serving as pallbearers.
A graveside military service was conducted by members of the American Legion. Taps were by Day Kelly and Larry Hockman of the high school band.
Archie Aaron Yarde, son of John William and Alice Estella Yarde, was born January 20, 1895 at Galesburg. He attended the Galesburg and Tampico schools. he had made his home in Tampico for 55 years.
On May 4, 1921 he was married to Bessie Mae McKenzie in the Methodist parsonage, Tampico.
He was in the trucking business in Tampico for a number of years and then served McNess representative in this area until 1945 when he went to work for the Eclipse Mfg. Co., Prophetstown, until he retired in April, 1963. Though he had not been too well for some time, his death from a heart attack at his home late Wednesday afternoon was unexpected. He was 69 years old.
He was a member of the Tampico Methodist church, and a charter member and past commander of Tampic Post 574.the American Legion, having served over seas in World War 1.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Archie Jr., and two granddaughters, Barbara and Betty of Tampico; four brothers, Harpie, Rock Falls, I. N., Yates City, Edgar, Peoria, and Gifford, Manteno; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Knox, Rock Falls and Mrs. Steve Domkoski, Rockford; several nieces and nephews.
His parents, an infant son, four brothers, Frank, Willard, Thomas and one in infancy and a sister, Zora Nealy, preceded him in death.