Donle J. Yardley
Date of Birth
March 1, 1926
Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
December 13, 2017
Lincoln, Nebraska
Memorial Service Directions

Monday, December 18, 2017 ~ 2:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. National Guard and American Legion #129

Visitation Directions

Sunday, December 17, 2017 ~ 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska


First Congregational Church, 1542 Boyd Street, Ashland, NE  68003

Donle J. Yardley, 91, of Ashland, NE, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Gateway Vista in Lincoln, NE.  He was born at home in rural Washington County in 1926 to Carrie (Barger) and Omer K. Yardley.  He grew up in the Ashland area and later worked for the Lincoln Water Works and the U.S. Post Office.  He also farmed throughout his life on his 2nd generation family farm near South Bend.  He was active in the First Congregational Church, the American Legion, and the Parent-Teacher Association.  He also started a series of gun shows in Lincoln which brought people from many states including Hank Williams, Jr.

He married Margy Hilfiker in 1953 after serving in the U.S. Army.  They had 6 children who survive him:  Lora Yardley (Jack Wyant), Sidney Yardley, Mary Osborne, Owen (Laurie) Yardley, Lisa Yardley, and Roy (Julie) Yardley.  He also enjoyed his many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

He was predeceased by wife Margy, parents, siblings Delmar, Norman, and Mary Ann Rosenboom, sons-in-law Ron Osborne, Ken Cauble,  and granddaughter Elizabeth.

Condolences for Donle J. Yardley
  1. Arlene Rea
    • December 14, 2017 - 3 months ago

    May your memories of your parents sustain you in this time of sorrow.

    Jim and Arlene

  2. • December 15, 2017 - 3 months ago

    My Deepest Sympathies

  3. Amy Green
    • December 15, 2017 - 3 months ago

    Sympathy and prayers to your family. They were very nice neighbors.
    Amy (Smith) and Bob Green

  4. Jeri Roeder
    • December 18, 2017 - 3 months ago

    I’m so sorry for your loss but know how happy your Mom and Dad are to be back together again. It was so apparent they loved each other and their family so much. I hope all the happy memories help you through this difficult time.

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