Obituary of Karl F.J. Yager
Karl Francis Joseph Yager, 81, of Wynantskill, formerly of Troy, beloved husband of Sandra A. Verbraska Yager, peacefully entered into eternal life on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Adolf and Frances Maier Yager and was a graduate of Catholic Central High School and the University of South Carolina. EMC Karl F. J. Yager (SS) served in the U.S. Navy for twenty years and was awarded four Good Conduct Awards. He was a qualified submarine sailor and completed multiple patrols on diesel and nuclear submarines. His final job in the Navy was ship superintendent on the USS Hunley.
Karl was the Owner/Operator of Karl’s Kabuse Model Trains in Wynantskill and had previously been employed at Colonie Motors, World-Wide VW, and VW of America.
Karl enjoyed antique cars, model trains, stock car racing, and submarine history. He was an avid reader and most of all, loved spending time with his family, especially at their Tuesday night dinners.
He was a member of the Wynantskill American Legion Post 1489, Troy Germania Hall, the U.S. Submarine Veterans, and was a communicant and lector at Sacred Heart Church in Troy.
Beloved husband for 57 years to Sandra, devoted father of Mark (Janet) Yager, Michael (Christina) Yager, Karen Beaulieu, and Eric Yager; cherished grandfather of Jenna and Karah Yager, Cole (Megan), Jakob, and Alec Yager, Hunter (Morgan) and Jordyn Beaulieu, Meredith and Natalie Yager; brother of the late Fred (Karen) Yager, Ruth (Bill) Hammond, and the late John (Jan) Yager; godfather of Carol Ann Maier, Troy Martin, and Matthew Flynn; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Ave, Troy, NY 12180.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Morris-Stebbins-Miner & Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick St., Troy, NY 12180 on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Interment with military honors will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY 12873. The funeral procession will depart from the funeral home on Friday morning at 8:15 a.m.
The Yager family wishes to express their most sincere appreciation to all from Community Hospice for their loving care and support.
Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, in memory of Karl F. J. Yager.
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