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1931 George 2020

George Allen Yancer

March 9, 1931 — August 15, 2020

George Allen Yancer was born on March 9, 1931 as the second of what would be five children born to Clarence and Grace (Hardy) Yancer in Saginaw, Michigan. He passed away on August 15, 2020 at home in Buchanan.

While working for Saginaw Transfer truck line in 1950, George met Janet Fae Weir. It took a few years for the relationship to blossom, but on January 30, 1954 they were married. While living in Saginaw, Janet and George had three children: George Allen (Debi) Yancer of Lincoln, Nebraska, Ruth Ann (Dean) Snow of Berrien Center, and Susan Kay Yancer-Hatcher (Larry Hatcher) of Ferrysburg, Michigan.

Employment opportunity with Battle Creek Academy moved the family to Battle Creek in 1964. Then in 1973 the family moved to Berrien Springs when George accepted a job with Andrews University Custodial Department. George started his own business in the Berrien Springs area, and for many years people recognized a black pickup pulling a black trailer as his calling card.

George is survived by his wife of 66 years, two daughters, one daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law, eight grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, George Jr., and a granddaughter.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, at Pioneer Memorial Church. Visitation with the family will be 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Messages and memories may be shared online at

Memorials may be given to New Perceptions Television, the Hope Channel, or to Caring Circle Hospice.

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

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