Ernest Yeakel, Akron, 90, Sensenig Roofing retiree

By on February 22, 2012

Ernest H. Yeakel, 90, of Akron, formerly of Stevens, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at Maple Farm Nursing Center.

He was born in West Cocalico Township to the late Franklin and Amma (Hartranft) Yeakel, and was the husband of the late Alice (Bickhart) Yeakel, who passed away November 1995.

Earnest enjoyed coon hunting, playing cards and camping. He worked for Sensenig Roofing of Ephrata until his retirement in 1983.

Ernest is survived by three sons: Paul E. Rickhart, of Davenport, Fla.; Chester L., husband of Rosie Yeakel, of Ephrata; Ronald R., husband of Barb Yeakel, of Ephrata; five daughters: Sarah J., wife of Robert L. Weitzel, of Denver, Bonnie, wife of Dale Rice, of Lititz, Marion F., wife of Bruce Masternak, of Ephrata, Linda Yeakel, of Stevens, and Teresa Yeakel, of Denver; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; and two sisters: Florence, wife of Barney Dautrich, of Stevens; and Mary, wife of George Sechriest, of Newmanstown.

His funeral service will be held on Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver, with Rev. Robert Kramer officiating. Interment will follow in the Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Brickerville.

Arrangements are being made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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