John H. Yocum, age 58, of Rochester, Minn., formerly of Mabel, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019, of Lou Gehrig’s Disease at Bay View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Red Wing, Minn.
John was born February 20, 1961, in Madelia, Minn. He grew up on the farm in the Mabel area with his adopted parents Lloyd and Jeanette (Roy) Yocum. In 1980 he graduated from the Mabel-Canton High School in Mabel. He served two years in the United States Army. For several years John lived in Rochester working for Firestone and CJ’s Bar, and later driving a truck route delivering mail throughout southeastern Minnesota.
He enjoyed racoon and deer hunting, fishing, being on the farm, playing cards, especially euchre and hearts, being with family, and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
John is survived by a daughter Kyra (Matthew) Anderson of Minneapolis, his father Lloyd of Mabel, siblings Joan (Craig) Rasmussen of Mabel, Sue Ann Yocum of St. Louis, Mo., Joe Yocum of Mabel, Davey Peterson of Mabel, Darrell “Pete” Peterson of Mabel, Phil (Katie) Yocum of Mabel, and Shirley Scrabeck of Mabel; his longtime companion Glenda Andrist of Rochester; and his favorite dog, Dozier. John was preceded in death by his mother Jeanette, a brother, James; maternal grandparents Phil and Evelyn Roy, and paternal grandparents Herman and Lena Yocum.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2019, at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel. Interment will be at a later date in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston.