WOOSTER ? Charles Richard ?Dick? Yenne, 79, of Wooster, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Friends may call Friday, July 9, from 6-8:00 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home; an Elks memorial service will be held prior at 5:30 p.m. A service honoring Dick?s life will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, July 10, beginning at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at the Wooster Cemetery.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Cerebral Palsy Fund through the Wooster Elks, 335 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691, the American Heart Assn., 15120 Collections Ctr. Dr., (15120=Lbx#), Chicago, IL60693 or to the charity of the donor?s choice in his memory.
Dick was born July 14, 1930, in Wooster to Allen W. and Willia N. (Cowell) Yenne. He married his wife Etta (Short) Yenne on February 10, 1951. During their 59 years of marriage, they had five children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of which Dick shared his happiness and zest for life.
He began his successful career in the oil and gas industry at an early age. Dick eventually became president of Sandy Supply Co. and Kemrow Corporation (formerly Wooster Tool and Supply Co.) as wlll as co-founded along with his father in 1968 Enney Oilfield Rental Co. which later became Scion Energy Co. Recently he became involved in his children?s ventures, Peloton Energy. During his long career he made many special friends and business associates.
Dick was a current member of the Worthington Country Club of Bonita Springs, Wooster United Methodist Church, a long-time member of the Elks Lodge. He was a former member of the Ohio Oil & Gas Association, Wooster Country Club, and Wooster Eagles and Moose Lodges. Dick was also a Wooster Jaycee and helped coordinate the lighting of the Wooster fireworks for many years. He made a tremendous difference to many lives thanks to his generous donations and philanthropic efforts to many organizations. In his earlier years, Dick enjoyed hunting and playing softball; he also loved to bowl and golf, in which he won many tournaments over the years.
When he wasn?t active in the community, Dick took pleasure in spending time with his family and visiting his friends at the Wooster Elks. He also loved traveling to Las Vegas and living in Florida with his wife during the winter months where they enjoyed entertaining their many family and friends.
Surviving are his wife, Etta; sons Rick (Kristie) Yenne and Jayme (Bonnie) Yenne of Wooster as well as Robert Yenne (Diane Perez) of Rohnert Park, California; Laurie (Franz) Schmidt of Wooster; grandchildren, Josh Yenne (Rachel LeRoy) of Petaluna, California, Brandi Parker of Wooster, Jaymi (Jason) Allen of Apex, North Carolina, Lyndi (Kevin) Hart of Gahanna, Marji Yenne of Columbus, Katalyn and Nathan Yenne of Wooster, Tori Schmidt (Will Norman) of Akron, and Drew Schmidt (Kayla Leighty) of Wooster; great-grandchildren Damian Schmidt and Landon Norman of Akron; sister Donna (Ed) Hodan of Longboat Key, Florida; close friends Bob Hesser of Wooster and Gene and Honey O’Connell of Bonita Springs; as well as many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. He will be truly missed by all.
Dick was preceded in death and now united again with his parents and infant daughter, Terri Denise. He will be truly missed by all.
?Love is stronger than death even though it can?t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries, it can?t separate people from love. It can?t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.??Author Unknown.
Those who wish may e-mail condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cerebral Palsy Foundation, American Heart Assoc., or charity of the donor’s choice
Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home
Friday, July 9, 2010 from 6-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home