Harry D. Yeromin, 85, of Park City, IL died Saturday, November 1, 2008 at his home, after a long struggle with Emphysema.
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He was born May 25, 1923 in Chicago, IL and was married to Dora Bratley on October 1, 1955 in North Chicago, IL. Harry was retired from Fansteel Metalurgical Corp. in 1985 after 35 years as a Tool Room machinist. He was a member of the Waukegan/North Chicago Senior Club, AARP, and Walleye Club.
He was an avid fisherman, enjoying the lakes of the Northwoods for many years. For a time he and his wife operated Harry's Hide-Away in Sayner, WI. He enjoyed helping at the kids fishing derby at Bass Pro. He loved the outdoors and had a passion for gardening. There wasn't anything he couldn't grow in his garden, from which he fed family and neighbors. He was a great dancer and loved to Polka. After retirement he took up wood working and spent a great deal of his time making beautiful items in his home shop. He was very talented, with a great eye for detail.
Harry was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His granddaughters were his pride and joy and he spent many happy hours playing, teaching and guiding them.
Harry is survived by his wife, Dora; and two daughters, Paula (Ken) Aeschlimann of Park City and Debbie Mc Cormack of Waukegan; two grandchildren, Allie and Caitie Mc Cormack.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters.
Isaiah 40 verse 41 "But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall all mount up on wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association or charity of your choice.
Arrangements were under the care of the Salata-Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee. Visit our online guestbook at www.gurneefuneralhome.com.
Published in News Sun from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2008