PRINCETON — Harmon Frank Yohn, 91, a resident of Princeton and Floral City, Fla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at his home in Princeton.
Frank was born Dec. 30, 1928, in Princeton, Bureau County, Ill., to Harmon and Myrtle (LaMarr) Yohn. He married his beloved wife, June Oreletha Conkling, on Dec. 30, 1950, in Princeton. They shared 66 years together, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2017.
Frank was a 1947 graduate of Wyanet High School and served in the U.S. Army from April 10, 1951, to April 9, 1953.
Frank worked as a lineman for REA, was a hog buyer for multiple order buyers, farmed and owned his own hog buying business, Frank's Order Buyers.
He and June enjoyed and excelled at pitching horseshoes and spending time with family and friends. Over their lifetime, Frank and June took several children "under their wing" and guided them to productive full lives. Frank enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He and June were members of the Wyanet Old Car Club.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife, June; an infant daughter, Sandra K.; two brothers, Byron and Verdin; one sister, June Edwards; and his father and mother, Harmon and Myrtle.
He is survived by several nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones who will forever cherish the fond memories Frank has left behind.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Grant-Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor John Weborg officiating. Burial will take place in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, with military rites conducted by Wyanet VFW Post 6634 and the Princeton Veterans Group.
A visitation will be prior to the services, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wyanet Fire Department or the Wyanet Rescue Squad.
Online condolences may be sent to www.grant-johnsonfh.com.