Joseph Yencer Jr., 65

Posted on December 5, 2012

Joseph Yencer Jr., 65, of Zanesville passed away at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army for 23 years. He worked for TI Automotive as a fork lift operator. He enjoyed square dancing and was chairman of the Northeast Area Indiana Dancing Association and was publicity chairman of the Indiana Round and Square Dance Convention. He loved to go fishing and hunting. He loved and enjoyed his grandchildren.
Joseph was born Nov. 6, 1947, in Montpelier, to Joseph Yencer Sr. and Rose Beeks Yencer. He married  Charlotte Best May 7, 1988, at the Zanesville United Methodist Church. His wife survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, Justin (Elizabeth) Best of Monroeville and Ricky (Angie) Schneider of Bluffton; four daughters, Rebecca (Paul) Schneider-Smith of Columbus, Ohio, Machelle (Kevin) Smeltzer of Bluffton, Peggy Phillips of Zanesville, and Rita (Michael) Wickey of Zanesville; four brothers, Frank (Sandy) Yencer of Liberty Center, Jerry Yencer of Montpelier, Jim (Kim) Yencer of Bluffton, and Donnie (Niki) Yencer of Hartford City; three sisters, Patricia (Ron) Ferguson of Fort Wayne, Beth Fritts of Talequah, Okla.,  and Donna (Tony) Mills of Montpelier; and 16 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Yencer Sr., and two grandchildren, Cynthia Marie Kinsey and Addisyn Marie Schneider.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee St., Markle. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel with Pastor Larry Sprinkle officiating. Interment will be at Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville.
Memorial donations may be made to the Yencer family in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.
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