On the early afternoon of December 17, Dean C. Yerger, age 84, returned home to his Maker in the loving presence and comforting care of his family, wife Linda (Diehl) and daughter JoAnn McCarty and husband Gregory McCarty in the home he had built some forty years ago in Muncy Valley. His first wife Mary (Miller) Yerger predeceased him. He is survived by a step-son Ric W. Bowman, Bloomsburg, his loving grandchildren Reagan McCarty, Dean C. Hummel and wife Cheree Hummel, Atlanta GA, and Michele Hummel, Sinking Spring, PA, and by seven great-grandchildren. Born in Bernville, PA, Dean was the son of Earl B. and Frances M. (Riegel) Yerger. He is survived by his sisters Claire L. (Yerger) Huey, Wyomissing, PA and Nitzi P. (Yerger) Coldren, wife of Richard Coldren, Green Hills, PA. Sisters Lavonna E. (Yerger) Stout and Gladys M. (Yerger) Brown and brother Marlin M. “Bud” Yerger predeceased him. After graduating from high school, Dean served in the United States Navy, serving in the Korean War. He retired from Carpenter Technology, Reading PA, and resettled in Muncy Valley to the hills and mountains he loved. Dean was an avid sportsman, hunter and fisherman involving family and friends in his outdoor interests that were to become family traditions. Through-out his life he enjoyed little and major league baseball and Philadelphia Eagles football. He was a member of Millville American Legion Post #564 for 64 years. Dean’s legacy to family and friends is his involved devotion, and good natured, playful humor, his love and reverence for the mountains, spring fed streams and the creatures abiding there. Evenings around the fire pit he built, the grilling chicken he tended, he told endless life stories. This is the loving legacy Dean C. Yerger bequeathed to those who knew and loved him. On his birthday, in the New Year, a celebration of Dean’s life will be held for family and friends. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and direct any memorials in his memory, to Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614 To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.
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