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Richard D. Yarde

March 21, 1937 ~ March 2, 2021 (age 83)


Richard D. Yarde age 83 of Auburn, IN and formerly of Garrett, IN died Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Auburn Village Rehab. Richard was born March 21, 1937 in Garrett, IN to Howard D. and Helen (Grogg) Yarde and they preceded him in death. He graduated from the Indiana School of The Deaf in 1957.

Richard married Marilyn J. Shirk on August 12, 1967 and she died May 6, 2014. Richard was a farmer and also worked at Magnavox / Raytheon – retiring in 2001. Richard was a Forrester member and a member of the First Baptist Church in Garrett.

Richard is survived by 2 daughters: Anna (Nathan) Merriman, Albion, IN and Betty (James) Lee, Ft. Wayne, IN; sister: Martha Rockey, Kalkaska, MI; 7 grandchildren: Nicholas Merriman, New Paris, IN; Sarah Merriman, Albion, IN; Jacob Merriman, Albion, IN; Denita Smith and her son: Jaxson Smith, Woodlands, TX; Alexis Rowlison, Ft. Wayne, IN; Rebecca Lee, Ft. Wayne, IN; Andrew Lee, Ft. Wayne, IN.

Private family services will take place at Thomas Funeral Home with Pastor David Mix officiating.

Burial will take place in Christian Union Cemetery – Garrett, IN.

Memorials are to Deaf Link – Ft. Wayne, IN

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