Michael Yoch

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Michael Roy Yoch, 70, of Red Bud, IL, born April 10, 1947, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his residence with his family by his side.

Mr. Yoch was a proud United States Navy veteran and served on the U.S.S. Newport News from 1965 to 1969.   He loved to spend time outdoors with his sons and grandsons.  Mr. Yoch worked for the Dynegy Midwest Baldwin Energy Complex in Baldwin, IL, for 38 years. After retirement, he enjoyed beekeeping and collecting and restoring vintage relics and vehicles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence H. and Dorothy Lucille, nee Faith, Yoch; and a brother, David A. Yoch.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Karen S., nee Knoth, Yoch, whom he married on October 16, 1970, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton IL;
three sons, Craig M. (Sara) Yoch, Chad D. (Tarah Baldwin) Yoch, and Chase C. (Laura) Yoch;
three grandsons, Calin Yoch, Bryton Yoch and Wyatt Yoch;
two brothers, Timothy Yoch and Thomas Yoch;
a sister, Maria (Neal) Tiberend;
a brother-in-law, Richard Knoth, Sr.;
several nieces and nephews;
and his cherished dogs, Jack and Zoe.

Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic School Annual Fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon Saturday, March 10, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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17 Comments on Michael Yoch

Adele Cowell said : Guest Report Mar 14, 2018 at 12:32 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss Karen I had no idea he was even sick he worked with Bud for many many years and my thoughts and prayers go out to you I know exactly how you feel if you ever need a friend to talk to please give me a call

  • Red bud
  • Il
Kathy Roemmel said : Guest Report Mar 13, 2018 at 1:34 PM

So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was joy to work with and to have a chat with.

  • Columbus
  • In
Deb Lewis said : Guest Report Mar 13, 2018 at 12:59 PM

So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I thought a lot of Mike. He was a great guy who loved his family very much. He was very proud of all of you. Sorry I missed the funeral. I am just finding this notice.

  • Modoc
  • Il
Eric Beste said : Guest Report Mar 11, 2018 at 4:17 AM

Sorry Karen to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  • St Louis
  • MO
Eric Beste said : Guest Report Mar 11, 2018 at 1:47 AM

Craig, Chad, and Chase, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Many good memories of us playing at each other’s houses during childhood. Sincerest condolences to you and your families. Eric

  • St Louis
  • MO
Carol Hartzel said : Guest Report Mar 10, 2018 at 3:34 PM

Karen and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I enjoyed seeing him for his dental appointments for over 35 years, and will miss his humor and kindness. May God's peace be with you all.

  • Maryville
  • IL
Dean Nehrt said : Guest Report Mar 10, 2018 at 1:43 AM

Craig, so sorry for the loss of your father. Please accept my condolence.

  • SPARTA
  • Illinois
Steven Rodewald said : Guest Report Mar 10, 2018 at 12:56 AM

Youuu! We had many good times at work over the years. Thanks for the Memories. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Steeleville
  • Illinois
Frederick Kent said : Guest Report Mar 09, 2018 at 10:56 PM

Mike was a terrific friend. He helped me to make it through some tough high school and teenage years. He was a loving and caring person. The world will not be the same for me without Mike. God bless you Mike and rest in the peace of the Lord.

  • Mesa
  • AR
Terry Meldrum said : Guest Report Mar 09, 2018 at 10:22 PM

My condolences to all of the family. I worked side by side with Mike for many years he was a good friend. Ill miss him.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Terry Quirin said : Guest Report Mar 09, 2018 at 3:54 PM

So sorry for your loss, Mike was a great guy

  • New athens
  • Il
Gloria Fetzer said : Guest Report Mar 09, 2018 at 2:05 PM

I'm deeply sorry for your loss and send prayers for all the family. Sounds like he was a awsum man. I thank him for serving his country..May he rest in piece

  • Henderson
  • Texas
Paul Minton said : Guest Report Mar 09, 2018 at 1:28 PM

My condolences to the Yoch family. I worked with Mike for many years at the power plant. I was glad to see him last summer at Phegley’s clubhouse, he drove his restored truck that day. He was a talented man.

  • Fults
  • Il
Sherry Perez said : Guest Report Mar 09, 2018 at 12:44 PM

Tim, so sorry for the loss of your brother. Prayers for you and your family. Love, Sherry

  • Summerville
  • Sc
Susan Schaeffer said : Guest Report Mar 09, 2018 at 12:13 AM

So sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sue and Steve Schaeffer

  • Brooklyn
  • New York
Jennifer Jacknewitz said : Guest Report Mar 08, 2018 at 11:24 PM

Sara, Craig, and family, My deepest sympathy to you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Angie Yoch said : Guest Report Mar 08, 2018 at 10:56 PM

Rest easy Uncle Mike.

  • Aiken
  • SC

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