Official Obituary of

Keith Alan Yerington

November 2, 1956 ~ February 15, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Keith Yerington Obituary

Keith Alan Yerington, 67, of Dowagiac, formerly of Hartford, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at Corewell Health Niles Hospital, Niles.

Pete, as he was known by most, was born on Nov. 2, 1956, in St. Joseph, the son of Frank and Florence (Hartke) Yerington, both of whom preceded him in passing.

On Nov. 3, 1990, Keith was united in marriage with Debra Wesaw, and she survives, along with a daughter, Julia Yerington; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his beloved dog, Sam; a brother, Frank Jr. (Connie) Yerington; a sister, Cheryl (Jon) Hiler; a step-daughter, Ginny (Scott) Rice; two half-sisters: Rosemary Hill and Betty Vega; a half-brother, Gerald Williams; and many other family members and friends.

Pete was formerly employed at Bangor Cooler, J&B and worked for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. He was known as Gear Head because of his love for fixing cars. In his spare time, he was known to party around the town.

The family will welcome friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford. The service to honor Pete's memory will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, with Deacon Arthur Morsaw officiating. Pete will be laid to rest at Rush Lake Indian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association. Those wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at

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February 22, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Calvin Funeral Home
8 East Main Street, Post Office Box 96
Hartford, MI 49057

Funeral Service
February 23, 2024

1:00 PM
Calvin Funeral Home
8 East Main Street, Post Office Box 96
Hartford, MI 49057


American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield VA 22116
Tel: 1-800-342-2383


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