Eric Laverne Yerk

Eric Laverne Yerk born December 17, 1967 and left us on April 6, 2024.
Eric was born in Belvidere, Ill. He is preceded in death by Violet Loretta Vance
and Joseph Laverne Yerk, Step-father Larry MacDonald, and Brother ¨Bill¨
William Yerk. He worked various jobs over the years but mostly for being a fence
builder and plumber. He loved life, beer and cigarettes. He is survived by his wife
Josie Jones-Yerk, his sons Charles (and wife Amber Jones) and Harley Jones. Sons
Eric Joe Yerk, and Matt Agnew, and a daughter Angel Yerk from previous
relationships. One grandson, six granddaughters, and three step-grandsons. Most
notable was his granddaughter Eden Blu Jones, his special sidekick always at his
side and in his heart. His brothers Larrry Yerk and Delbert MacDonald, and
Sister-in-Law Margo Bustamante-Yerk. Various nieces and nephews and extended
family members. His love and laughter will be very missed. Until we meet again,
be blessed.


  1. Alicia Bustamante Schmidt on April 15, 2024 at 7:03 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. I remember his great sense of humor. He will be missed! Thinking of the entire family at this difficult time. Sending my love.

  2. Jo Bustamante on April 15, 2024 at 8:07 pm

    I was saddened to hear of Eric’s death. He was always such fun to be around and I’ll never forget his beautiful smile. My sincere condolences to Josie, Charlie, Harley and the rest of his family.

    Jo Bustamante

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