Reginald “Reg” Yates
Date of Birth
February 23, 1931
Mount Ayr, Iowa
Entered into Rest
October 7, 2020
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Saturday, October 10, 2020 ~11:00 a.m.
United Methodist Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion #129 and U.S. Air Force

*Face coverings and social distancing are required while attending the funeral service and visitation.
*Face masks can be provided.
*The funeral will be outside, bringing your own chair is encouraged.
*The Funeral will be live streamed on the Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.

Visitation Directions

Friday, October 9, 2020 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


Ashland United Methodist Church, Shriners Hospital for Children or Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Reginald “Reg” R. Yates, 89 of Ashland, NE passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born February 23, 1931 in Mount Ayr, IA to Wayne and Eula (Neff) Yates. He graduated from Creston High School in Creston, IA in 1949 and attended Drake University.  Reg served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on November 30, 1952. He remained in the Air Guard Reserve until 1959.  He was united in marriage on July 30, 1950 to Patricia L. Whitney at the First Presbyterian Church in Creston, IA.  From this union three children were born, Joyce, Jim and Janet. After a long battle with cancer on August 11, 1993 Patricia passed away.  Reg later married Betty Ballou of Ashland who passed away in 2011. Reg retired from Western Electric as a Computer Project Engineer after 35 years of faithful service.  After retirement he worked at Mahoney State Park and SAC Museum.

Reg was an active member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men, Comet Lodge #229 AF & AM Masonic Lodge, Men in Missions, Shriners, American Legion #129, VFW #9776, Disabled Veterans and spent 25 years on the Ashland Greenwood School Board.

He enjoyed playing in the Shrine band and orchestra, golfing, piloting airplanes, traveling and latch hooking rugs for his family. In his later years he enjoyed spending time and dancing with special friend, Marilyn Wright.

Reg is survived by his children, Joyce (Tim) Victor of Grand Island, NE, Jim (Donna Yard) Yates of Ashland, Janet (Tim) Neumann of Wahpeton, ND; grandchildren, Katherine (Matt) Victor Green of Grand Island, Nathaniel (Samantha) Yates of McAllen, TX, Abigail (Caitlin) Yates Bryte of Noblesville, IN, Chelsea (Craig) Sallach of Ewing, NE, Morganne (Josh) Roll of Dunn Center, ND, Patrick Rollins of Frederick, CO, Taytam (Suzanne) Myhra of Pueblo, CO; great-grandchildren, Marissa Green and Arianna Green of Grand Island, Evelyn Yates and Benjamin Yates of McAllen, TX, Olive Dunnewold (Bryte) of Nobelsville, IN, Owen Sallach, Warren Sallach, Quincy Sallach, Hazel Sallach of Ewing, NE, Vance Roll and Dean Roll of Dunn Center, ND.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Eula Yates, wives, Patricia Yates and Betty Yates.

Condolences for Reginald “Reg” Yates
  1. Gary & Janie Trump
    • October 8, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May all the happy/cherished memories flood over you as you journey through the next couple of hard days.

  2. Vana Rogers
    • October 9, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Jim and Donna and Family:

    So sorry to hear about your Dad Reg. He always had a smile and would always have a “Hi”. Hold close those great memories – they will be in your heart forever.


  3. Alan Bates
    • October 9, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Reg was like family whenever we visited Ashland. Always a kind word and a warm smile. He will be missed.

  4. • October 9, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Was saddened to hear of Reg’s passing. Been friends for many years,he always had kind words and lively conversations.May your memories keep your hearts happy. Peace and Prayers
    Gary and Leslie Krings

  5. Lorna Reeves
    • October 10, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Jim & Donna and all the Yates family,
    So sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. I will never forget his warmth and sense of humor. So enjoyed my visits with him over the years. I pray for your comfort, knowing he is safe in Jesus arms and feel the love and prayers for your family this day.
    God Bless
    Lorna & Jerry Reeves

  6. Gene & Mary Roncka
    • October 11, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Our sincere heartfelt prayers and thoughts to your families. Reg was a great gentlemen and a friend to many people. I recall even riding to work at Western Electric with Reg. He is a long time friend and always loved visiting with Gene & I. He will be greatly missed.

  7. Kim Tarr
    • October 11, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Thinking of you all! May God wrap His Loving arms around each of you and bring you comfort and peace. Sending ❤️🙏and 🤗s.

  8. • October 12, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Dear Yates Family Members,
    We are so sorry we were unable to attend the funeral. We share in the loss of your father and a long term family relationship.
    We hope as survivors we can all keep in touch and perpetuate this relationship.
    Gary and Sue Bates

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