Carl Franklin Yeager

Carl Yeager, 79, of Dowagiac, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.


Carl was born on October 23, 1938 to the late William A. and Lena L. (Clark) Yeager in Buchanan, MI. 


On November 17, 1956 Carl wed the love of his life, Connie (Pickens) Yeager at a ceremony in Cassopolis, Michigan.  Together the two had four wonderful children.  Carl spent over 50 years in the trucking industry, driving for Rudy’s, Container Services and Budweiser to name a few. He had many friends and acquaintances; he was a great friend to everyone. Carl loved his family; he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In his free time he enjoyed being outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting or building something creative out of wood.


Carl was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Connie; brothers, John, Eugene, Paul, James and Joseph; his son-in-law Bruce Turnbow.


He is survived by his sons William Yeager, Craig (Tammy) Yeager and Kevin (Cathy) Yeager, all of Dowagiac and daughter Lori Turnbow of Cassopolis; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-nine great grandchildren and his brother, Robert “Bobby” Yeager of Edwardsburg.                                       .


Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Caring Circle Hospice.


Services to honor Carl’s life will be on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Niles with a time of visitation two hours prior to the service.