Daniel Lee Yates, 70, of Watseka passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at his residence.
Dan was born on December 27, 1951 in Watseka, the son of Lloyd and Luida (Miller) Yates and they preceded him in death along with one brother, Jim Yates; and one sister, Arlene Arseneau.
Dan married Janien Dunlap on July 17, 1971 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Beaverville and she survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Amy (Jon) Norder of Watseka; one son, Jeremy (Andrea) Yates of Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, HI; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; Kelsey (Kevin) Derouen of Watseka and their children, Asher Kane and Rylee Grace; Zachary (Kaleigh) Yates of Ft. Bragg, NC and their daughter, Sophia Eloise; Austin (Zhayna) Yates of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA and their daughter, Lily Grace; Katelyn Norder of Watseka; and Adam Norder of Watseka; and three brothers and sisters, Shirley (Tom) Zabel of Watseka, Glenn Yates of Casey, and Loydene Phares of Marshall.
Mr. Yates served in the U.S....