Rebecca 'Becky' Frances Yackley
July 15, 2934 - January 15, 2020

​Funeral mass for Rebecca “Becky” Frances Yackley, 85, of Onida, SD, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at St. Pius X Catholic Church of Onida, SD, with Father Jerry Kopel officiating.
A wake was held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, with visitation one hour prior, all at St. Pius X Catholic Church of Onida, SD.
Burial was at the Onida Cemetery of Onida, SD.
Rebecca “Becky” Frances Yackley died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital of Pierre, SD, with family present.
Rebecca “Becky” Frances Yackley, along with twin sister, Regina “Gina,” was born July 15, 1934, at Coffeeville, Kansas, to Frank and Katie (Lynn) Sack.
Prior to Becky entering the second grade, Frank and Katie moved their family to Wichita, Kansas. Becky, her parents and two of her siblings (Regina and Colletta) moved to Onida, SD, when Becky entered junior high.
Becky graduated from Onida High School of Onida, SD, in 1952.
Upon graduation, Becky secured a job with the State of South Dakota where she worked for approximately one year before marrying her high school sweetheart, Bud Yackley, on a very hot July 6, 1953, in the Holy
Rosary Catholic Church in Agar, SD. Becky and Bud made their home in Onida, SD, up until November of 2017 and January of 2018, respectively, when they entered Edgewood Senior Living in Pierre, SD.
Becky was a “stay at home Mom,” taking in laundry/ironing to earn extra money for the family until all of her children were in school. Becky then worked at various local businesses such as the grocery store, in the kitchen at the local school, at the Onida Bank, the Sully County Soil Conservation District, etc. in the following years.
Becky taught catechism for many years. She belonged to the St. Pius X Catholic Church, the altar society at the St. Pius X Catholic Church, the Sully County Jaycettes and many other community organizations.
She loved to play cards.
She loved to dance and listen to music by Eddie Arnold, Charlie Pride and others.
She played softball into her 50s. She bowled into her 70s.
She taught herself to knit and crochet.
She was committed to making a good home for her family. She especially loved being around family and friends. Becky and Bud drove many, many miles, sat on many, many bleachers, spent many, many hours following their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in their various activities, whether it was athletics, academics, plays, concerts, baptisms, confirmations, graduations, weddings, etc. and they loved every minute of those experiences.
As many of you know, Becky/Mom struggled with Alzheimer’s the last few years of her life. It is a horrible disease that robs a person of their identity and their dignity.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Bud Yackley of Onida/Pierre, SD; her children, FranMcQuirk and husband,Mark of Onida, SD, Reed Yackley and wife, Barb of Sioux Center, Iowa, Nola LaRosh and husband, Tom of Onida, SD, Joe Yackley and wife, Mary Pat of Clermont, Florida, Greg Yackley and wife, Julene of Onida, SD, Kirk Yackley and wife, Jackie of Onida, SD, Beth Rinehart and husband, Dave of Onida, SD, and Scott Yackley and wife, Christy of Bullhead City, AZ; her grandchildren, Nate McQuirk and wife, Lori of Oacoma, SD, Amy Robb and husband, Taren of Onida, SD, Laura McQuirk and fiancée, Jerrad Adams of Chamberlain, SD, Jason McQuirk and wife, Alyssa of Chamberlain, SD, Jerome Yackley and wife, Tiffany of Olathe, Kansas, Nicki Yackley-Franken and husband, Jeremy of Watertown, SD, Chris Yackley of Olympia, WA, Becky Newell and husband, Eric of Barnesville, MN, Heather Hofer and husband, Shawn of Marion, SD, Brandon LaRosh and wife, Tina of Onida, SD, Somer Garrigan and husband, Justin of Dupree, SD, Jessica Buhler and husband, Matt of Onida, SD, Ben Yackley and wife, Jenny of Spearfish, SD, Stephanie Yackley of Marietta, Georgia, Tyler Yackley of Spearfish, SD, John Yackley and wife,Melissa of Billings,MT, Sarah Yackley-Ploeger and husband, Jon of Aurora, CO, Kevin Yackley of Pierre, SD, Lesli Colestock of Kimball, SD, Kristen Pittmann and husband, Jason of Baltic, SD, Kevin Colestock and wife,Amanda of Onida, SD, Mark Yackley and wife, Lori of Harrisburg, SD, Tom Yackley and wife,Ashley of Onida, SD, Andy Yackley of Tea, SD,Melissa Yackley of Glendive,MT, Brayden Yackley of Onida, SD, Connor Yackley of Onida, SD, Travis Rinehart and wife, Nicole of Pierre, SD, Tate Rinehart of Onida, SD, and Rachel Cole of Rapid City, SD; her great grandchildren, Chase McQuirk of Oacoma, SD, Jayde McQuirk of Oacoma, SD, Gabby McQuirk of Onida, SD, Rylan Williams of Onida, SD, Gentry Robb of Onida, SD, Jey Yackley of Olathe, Kansas, Alexis Yackley of Olathe, Kansas, Mia Franken of Watertown, SD, Brandon Franken of Watertown, SD, Zayne Franken of Watertown, SD, Madison Yackley of Olympia, WA, Brooke Yackley of Olympia, WA, Lilah Yackley of Olympia,WA, Katie Newell of Barnesville,MN,Amelia Newell of Barnesville, MN, Noah Hofer ofMarion, SD, Zach Hofer ofMarion, SD, Ike Hofer ofMarion, SD, Taydon LaRosh of Onida, SD, Bryson LaRosh of Onida, SD, Payson LaRosh of Onida, SD, Tennisyn LaRosh of Onida, SD, Quentin Garrigan of Dupree, SD, Karsin Garrigan of Dupree, SD, Evia Buhler of Onida, SD, Ally Buhler of Onida, SD, Henry Buhler of Onida, SD, Renlee Buhler of Onida, SD, Odessa Buhler of Onida, SD, Braden Yackley of Spearfish, SD, Brooklynn Yackley of Spearfish, SD, Hendrix Yackley of Marietta, Georgia, Tatin Yackley of Spearfish, SD, Gavin Yackley of Spearfish, SD, Bristin Yackley of Spearfish, SD, Harper Yackley of Billings, MT, Asher Yackley of Billings, MT, Emma Ploeger of Aurora, CO, Harrison Ploeger of Aurora, CO, Shay Colestock of Kimball, SD, Zander Geppert of Kimball, SD, Jayden Pittmann of Baltic, SD, Julia Pittmann of Baltic, SD, Blakely Colestock of Onida, SD, Carson Yackley of Harrisburg, SD, Kendyl Yackley of Harrisburg, SD, Jane Yackley of Onida, SD, Emily Yackley of Onida, SD, Owen Yackley of Tea, SD, Maxx Yackley of Tea, SD, Gracelynn Rinehart of Pierre, SD, and Connor Dahl of Rapid City, SD; a sister, Colletta Stewart of Sioux Falls, SD; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry Culey of Gillette, WY, Patricia Whatley of Santa Ana, CA, Joanne
Brownell of Kenmore, WA, Bob Yackley and wife, Elaine of Onida, SD, Deanne Knudtson of Rapid City, SD, and Lois Yackley of Denver, CO, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Nicholas Yackley; her parents, Frank and Katie (Lynn) Sack; her parents-in-law, Ben and Vi (May) Yackley; her siblings and their spouses, Nora Barthelme and husband,
Frank, Bill Johnson and wife, Edna, Helen Mills and husband, Loren, Jim Sack and wife, Betty, Clara Gravley and husband, Bill, Emma Jean Culey and Regina Aldrich and husband, Gary and her in-laws and their spouses, Richard Yackley, Ed Whatley and Jim Knudtson.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Onida Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 265, Onida, SD 57564, St. Pius X Catholic Church and/or Edgewood Senior Living of Pierre, SD.

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