CENTRALIA — Carl Henry Yauch, 91, of Centralia, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.
Carl is survived by a son, Steve Yauch of Centralia; two daughters, Jill Watson of Centralia and Carla Taylor and husband Pat of Salem; two grandsons, Dallas Watson and Dylan Taylor and wife Emily; one great-granddaughter, Madalyn Arnold and another great-granddaughter on the way; a brother, Arthur Yauch of Spanish Lake, MO.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of more than 67 years; four brothers, George Yauch, Richard Yauch, Charlie Yauch, and E.E. Yauch; and two sisters, Louise Schlageter and Amelia Altenbaumer.
Carl served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked for many years as a machinist for Klien Armature Works. He was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ in Central City and also a member of the Centralia V.F.W. Post 2055. He was a handyman and enjoyed gardening, listening to music and spending time with his family. His family describes Carl as being an excellent cook.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, with Pastor Pamela Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday morning at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, which is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com