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Charles Howard Yahn – Wake Forest Obituary

Charles Howard Yahn

Jun 6, 1931 – Mar 1, 2017

Charles Howard Yahn, 85, passed away on March 1st, 2017 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. He was born June 6, 1931 in Pierre, South Dakota, the son of Sylvester and Elsie Yahn. At a young age, he joined the Navy, where he eventually served during the Korean War.

He was a successful business man and an avid golfer. However, of all of his accomplishments and interests, his greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his family.

The family will hold a private memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Yahn.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Hawley Yahn; his children, Theresa Eckstrom of Worcester, MA, Stephen Yahn and his wife, Trish, of Havana, FL, Leslie Yahn of Worcester, MA, Amy Yahn Black and her husband, James Black, of Durham, NC; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his youngest son, David.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Lung Association.

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