July 10, 1950-June 11, 2020
Daniel J. Yerkich, age 69, passed away at home in San Francisco on June 11, 2020. He was born July 10, 1950, in Butte, one of eight children of Leona and Joseph Yerkich. He graduated from Boys’ Central HS in 1968 and the University of Montana in 1972.
He worked many years in the high-quality home products industry with Williams Sonoma and the upscale garden lifestyle business with Smith and Hawkins. He was a collector of stamps and coins and a big fan of the Beatles. He enjoyed a special relationship with his nephews and nieces and was considered their favorite uncle.
He was predeceased by his father, Joseph; his older brother, Sam; and his older sister, Sister Susan Yerkich, SCL. He is survived by his mother, Leona of Butte; sisters, Jolene (Ed) Dennehy of Massachusetts, Nancy (Rob) Chimsky of California, Kathy (Rick) Morales of California; brothers, Michael (Sheila) and Peter (Lisa) of Butte; his uncle, Bob (Kathy) Pavlovich of Butte; and several cousins, nephews, and nieces.
His remains have been cremated and services will be private. Donations are requested to the Butte Food Bank or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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