A memorial service for John ‘Yank’ Yankowich will be held on Sunday, July 19, 11:30 a.m. at the Crested Butte Cemetery. Yank passed away after a difficult fight with COVID-19 on April 11, 2020.

The Yankowich Family has established a memorial scholarship to celebrate John’s life at the Foundation of his alma mater, Western Colorado University, the John Yankowich Memorial Football Scholarship. The family gratefully requests that memorial contributions be made to this scholarship. You may make tax-deductible gifts by check made out to Western Colorado University Foundation (write ‘Yankowich Memorial’ on the memo line) and mail to:

Western Colorado University Foundation, PO Box 1264, Gunnison, CO 81230.

Or, make your gift by credit card, securely online at www. WesternUp.org and simply type “Yankowich Memorial” in the fund box. Either way, every dollar of your gift will carry on Yank’s legacy by helping young student-athletes in his name.