JAMES W. YAHNE, 70, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he graduated from Central Catholic High School and University of Saint Francis. He retired in 2010 as the Vice President and Chief Disability Underwriter with Union Central Life Insurance Co. He also worked 32 years at Lincoln Financial Group, Fort Wayne. His passions in life included spending time with his family and piloting a hot air balloon for 20 years. He also enjoyed bowling, golf, playing softball in the Lincoln Life league for many years and devotedly following his favorite sports teams, IU basketball, Notre Dame football and the Green Bay Packers. "He will be missed by his loving family, friends and those he inspired by his postings on Caringbridge.org." Surviving are his wife, Ginger Yahne of Angola; mother, Dorothy E. Yahne of Fort Wayne; daughter, Amy Holton of Indianapolis; son, Scott (Seda Turan-Yahne) Yahne of Saint John, Ind.; daughter, Kristine (Dwight) Lindsey of Napa, Calif.; son, John (Jack Williford) Bakalar of Indianapolis; brothers, Ken (Louise) Yahne of Fort Wayne and Tom L Yahne of Crawfordsville, Ind.; sister, Sally (Larry) Schlatter of Shipshewana, Ind.; grandchildren, Alyssa, Truman, Jack, Amanda, Charlie, Preston, Luke, and Brady; nieces, Nicole, Melissa and Maria; and nephew, Mike. He was preceded in death by his father, Nelson B. Yahne. A time of remembrance by family and friends is 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, with calling from 3 to 7 p.m. A private burial will take place at a later date in Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mccombandsons.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 28, 2012