Barr Memorial Obituary – Robert “Bob” Leo Yeager, Jr., 57, West Point


Robert “Bob” Leo Yeager Jr., 57 years, of West Point, Iowa died Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Tijuana, Mexico. He was born November 22, 1959 in Fort Madison, Iowa, a son of Robert Sr. and Irene Mae (Siegfried) Yeager.  On November 4, 1989,  he married Susan Elaine Rehm.

He was a 1978 graduate of Fort Madison High School.  He worked at General Electric in Burlington for many years, and at Siemens for 3 years.  He was a member of the Salem Congregational Church in Salem, Iowa.  He was a longtime member of the Odd Fellows.  He enjoyed raising his cows and playing cards, especially Schafkopf.  He loved his family, but most important in his life was his study, reading, and teaching of the Bible.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Yeager, of West Point, Iowa; one son, William “Will” Yeager, of West Point; three daughters: Brooke Yeager, of Newton, Iowa; Jazzmin Yeager and Rose Yeager, both of West Point;  two brothers, Randy J. (Janet) Yeager, of Waxahachie, Texas and Russell T. Yeager, of Wever, Iowa; one sister,  Roene C. (Karen) Yeager, of Grand Prairie, Texas; one sister-in-law Rosie Upton Ossont, of Lecanto, Florida; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Kenneth Upton; and two nephews.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 5:00 pm Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, Iowa.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Salem Congregational Church, Salem, Iowa with Pastor Aaron Helterbran officiating.  Following the services his body will be cremated.  A memorial has been established, contributions may be left at the Barr Memorial Chapel or at the church.  Online condolences to the Yeager family may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel website,

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