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MATTHEW "JEFF" YAGEN 1914-2013

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MAPLE PARK – Matthew "Jeff" Yagen, 98, of Maple Park, Ill., passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva.
He is survived by two children, Michael (Judy) Yagen and Jeffery (Peggy) Yagen; one granddaughter, Maggie (Neil) Foy; a sister, Mary Ann (Jospeh) Schramer; two sisters-in-law, Guyla Yagen and Evelyn Yagen; many nieces and nephews, including Gary and Beverly Tierney, as well as other extended family: John, Ed, Steve, Chris, their spouses and children.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Gertrude; two brothers, William "Slim" Yagen and John "Bud" Yagen; and two sisters: Knatherine (Norm) Beck and Elizabeth (Bill) Powers.
A special thank-you goes to Norma Strang, who spent countless Sundays with Jeff. Her kind words and actions brought a special kind of peace to not only Jeff's heart, but to his family's as well.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A Mass to celebrate his life will begin at 11 a.m., with a brief visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Maple Park. Interment will follow at Gardner Cemetery, Maple Park.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name to benefit his favorite charities. Checks can be made to the "Matthew Yagen Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119.
Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or at www.ConleyCare.com.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Feb. 5, 2013
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