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Winfred "Buddy" Yackeschi

January 5, 1928 — January 31, 2015

Winfred "Buddy" Yackeschi, 87, of Walters, OK Funeral Service at the Walters Comanche Nation Community Center, Tuesday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m. with burial in the Walters Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home. Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the Walters Community Center. Online guestbook at www.hart-wyattfuneralhome.com Winfred "Buddy" Yackeschi was born to Woods and Suam (Titchywy) Yackeschi south of Walters on January 5, 1928 and departed this life in Lawton, OK on January 31, 2015 at the age of 87 years and 26 days. Buddy grew up south of Walters. He graduated from Ft. Sill Indian School in 1947 where he was put in charge of the school dairy. He then served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was discharged in California where he and his family made their home in the Bell Gardens area and he was employed at a chemical plant. The family eventually moved to the Ft. Worth, TX area and then back to Walters where he was employed by the City of Walters Street Department for many years. Buddy was a member of Westside Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Adult Sunday School Teacher. As a young man he was a National Golden Gloves Boxer and was invited to the Olympic Trials in the mid 1940's. Through the years he has enjoyed raising various farm animals, such as, cattle, horses, goats, chickens, etc., and loved taking his dog, "Heights", and past dogs on slow drives around town and through the country. He was a proud Veteran, was a member of the CIVA and served on the Language Preservation Committee for the tribe. He had and unusual humor and was always smiling. He enjoyed many years with his wife, Barbara Yackeschi, who preceded him in death on December 25, 2011. He was also preceded by wife, Virgie; 4 brothers, Eli, Leo, Willis and Edgar Yackeschi; 2 sisters, Ethel and Betty Yackeschi; 2 step-daughters, Carol Ann Grant and Gina Martinez; and a grandson Matthew Yackeschi. Survivors include 3 sons, Hector, Duane and Herschel Yackeschi all of Walters; a daughter, Ina Yackeschi of Lawton; a brother, Videll and wife Isabelle of Comanche, OK, 2 sisters, June Tahpay of Walters and Viola "Tince" Wooth of Elgin, OK; Barbara's kids and their families he called his own, Donna Ahdosy, Leanna Martinez, Brenda Martinez all of Walters, Pamela Vargas of Temple, Harold Dean Martinez of Albuquerque, NM, George Martinez of Temple; 9 grandkids and 19 great grandkids; many other relatives and friends.
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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Comanche Nation Community Center

Oklahoma 53, Walters, OK

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Prayer Service

Monday, February 2, 2015

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Comanche Nation Community Center

Oklahoma 53, Walters, OK

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Burial with Military Honors

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Walters Cemetery

, Walters, OK 73572

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