Philip (Phil) Daniel Yahn died at the age of 77 after a year-and-a-half battle with bladder cancer. He died at his home in Amado, Arizona, surrounded by family.
Phil was born Aug. 4, 1941, in Van Wert, Ohio, to Thord and Dorothy Yahn. He had one older sibling, David Yahn (deceased 2004). He served in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years and was stationed in Guam and Thailand during the Vietnam War.
During a short transfer to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, he met his wife, Sandra Thompson (deceased 2016). They were married in Ohio in 1967 before moving to Arizona in 1969, where they spent almost 50 years in the Green Valley area. Phil worked for and eventually owned Green Valley Cooling and Heating. He lived with his wife and children in Madera Canyon for 10 years, moved to Green Valley, and retired in Amado.
Phil's family was his life, and he was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was also a sharp businessman and an outdoorsman. He loved camping, boating and fishing with his family and friends.
Phil is survived by his children, Heidi (Andy) Waggoner, Jennifer (Jerel) McDonald, and Kristina Yahn; his 5 grandchildren, Danielle, Hanna, and Peter Herrington and Joseph and Elanor McDonald; and 2 nieces, Debbie Zwier and Becky Yahn.