Rob was born on March 12, 1967 in Monett, Mo., the son of Robert T. Yonker and Linda (Wolf) Yonker. Rob was raised in Pierce City, was a graduate of Pierce City High School, Class of 1985 and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. For most of his adult life, he worked in construction. Rob had many joys in his life including 70's music, working on his Jeep as well as he was a great dancer. The love of his life was his children and grandson.
Those left to mourn the passing of Rob are one son, Tyler Yonker, of Columbia, Mo.; two daughters, Madison Yonker and Heather Ross; his parents, Robert and Linda Yonker; two brothers, Scott Yonker and Richard Yonker and wife, Melissa, all of Pierce City, Mo.; two sisters, Kelly Wormington and husband, Jody, of Monett and Kim Jones and husband, David of Pierce City; one grandson, Hayden Yonker, of Columbia; maternal grandmother, Laura Wolf, of Pierce City; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Tommy and Helen Yonker; maternal grandfather, John Wolf; and his uncle, Gene Yonker.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City. Father Bob Landewe will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 6 p.m. Thursday with visitation to follow until 8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary's Catholic School or to St. Mary's Catholic Church in memory of Rob.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.