Melvin Donald Yocum, 80, of Franklin Grove, passed away on December 6, 2018. He was born March 24, 1938 to Donald and Dorothy (Butterfield) Yocum in Ashton, IL. He served in the US Army from 1962 – 1964 in Germany. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He also loved farming, trucking and raising his Polled Hereford cows. Now he’s up there farming the Lord’s land and trucking.
He is survived by his children, Donald (Kelly) Yocum, Tina (Laxman) Iyer, Denton (Kim) Yocum, all of Dixon, IL, and his honorary son, Christ Kallas II of Elk Grove Village, IL; 5 grandchildren, Austin Yocum, Donta Yocum, Wesley Yocum, Miles Yocum and Juliet Yocum; 1 sister, 3 brothers, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He will be missed by his family, many long time friends and neighbors.
Visitation will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. at Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home, 601 Richardson Ave, Ashton, IL 61006. A private family graveside will occur at a later time. www.beveragelyonsfamilyfh.com