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Obituary of Christopher Dwayne Yakim
Christopher Dwayne Yakim, 37, of South Bend, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, the victim of senseless gun violence.
He was born on October 31, 1984, in Niles, to Dwayne “Sonny” and Amy (Carpenter) Yakim. He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend.
No matter where Chris went, he always had a smile, and joked around. He loved to watch and play basketball and football. He enjoyed gambling. He loved music, and he could still do his backflips that he was famous for. Most of all he loved to be around his people and have a good time. He loved his family and friends unconditionally. He loved animals of all kinds but his heart was set on dogs and always wanted to get his kennels going with his friend Farries Maxwell.
Christopher worked as a forklift operator at Swift Prepared Foods in South Bend and was a former employee at Hydro Extrusions in North Liberty.
Christopher was preceded in death by his brother Craig Earl Yakim, grandfathers, Joseph (Papa Joe) Yakim and Walter Cole, his uncle, Robert (Bob) Sparrow and lifelong friend Farries Maxwell.
He is survived by his parents Dwayne “Sonny” & Amy Yakim of Niles; brother Cory (Shelley) Yakim of Niles; Chris also leaves behind lifelong friend Courtney Buck Davis of Niles, and their children; Steven (Amber) Buck of Niles; Christopher Yakim of Niles; Austin Yakim of Niles; grandchildren Kourage Buck; Kavari Buck; his sons, Reese and Santiago; grandmothers, Joan Cole of Niles; Marlinda Phiscator of Niles; uncles and aunts, Joseph (Mindy) Yakim of Niles; Lisa Sparrow (Michael Lynn) of Niles; Terry Lane of Niles; Chad (Kari) Coplen of Niles; Mike (Krysta) Cole of South Bend; Chris Cole of Niles; Eugene (Tiara) Cole of Niles; Leslie Cole of South Bend; Alexandria Cole of South Bend; Susan Cole of Niles; nieces, Kayleigh and Brooklyn Yakim, cousins, Ryan Baxter of Peru; Jessica (Brad) Cronin of Daytona Beach; Brittanie McCarty of Dowagiac; Kayla (Brian) Parker of Mishawaka; Treyle Lane of Buchanan; Tagan (Chris) Gano of Dowagiac; Joshua Yakim of Niles; Eric Kimball of Niles; Zachary Coplen of Valdosta; Kaycee Coplen of Niles; Kaleb Cole of South Bend; along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews from our extended families.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be directed to Brown Funeral Home, to assist with his final expenses.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 521 E. Main Street, Niles. A time of visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Cremation will take place following the service.
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1984 - 2022
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