William Scott Yanker

December 8, 1957 - August 14, 2021

William Scott Yanker, 63, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past two years, formerly of Denver, CO, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021 in Cape Coral. He was born December 8, 1957 in Denver, Co to William and Irene Yanker, now deceased.

William was of the Christian faith. He was born and raised in Colorado. After completing high school, he followed his father’s footsteps and became a Master Plumber. Scott retired two years ago and moved to Cape Coral, FL where his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was a man with a huge heart and genuine soul. He will be missed by friends, family, and all who were blessed to know him.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy Bailey of Cape Coral; five loving children, Steven Yanker (Michelle) of Miami, FL, Deena McNelis of Naples, FL, James Bailey (Colleen) of Cedar burg, WI, Michael Bailey (Dawn) of Lyman, SC, and Andrew Bailey (Danielle) of St. Francis, KS; three siblings, Tamalene Giovanni of Bozeman, MT, Douglas Yanker of Denver, CO, and Corene Nyberg (and her fiance, Tommy Shepard) of Cape Coral; eleven grandchildren, Aaron, Hayes, Madison, Grace, Patrick, Austin, Robert, Emily, Paris, Andrew, and William; one great granddaughter, Eva; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916 with Pastor Lee Carnahan officiating.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Robyn Merkel Aug 26, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Our condolences for your loss! You and your family are in our prayers!

  2. The Montoya Family Aug 27, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Sending our love and condolences!

  3. Pam Fautsch Aug 27, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Scott you will be truly missed !! I loved getting to know you as a neighbor and friend. God gained amazing and funny angel. R.I.P my friend!

  4. Jim Melton Aug 27, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    Thoughts and prayers you and your family .

  5. Deena Sep 4, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Daddy I love you ❤️ and miss you more than you can believe.

  6. Bill & Colleen Shepard Sep 5, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    What a terrible loss. Our deepest sympathies to the family. What a blessing in life to have know Scott for the last few years. He had such a beautiful smile, A kind and beautiful soul. He will be missed.

  7. Robert R. & Mary Margaret Mirelez Sep 7, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Robert and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your brother Scott, we remember him as a very kind, generous , and giving person. Peace be with him and our deepest sympathy goes out to all the families.

  8. Debby Dearmin Wiles Sep 7, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    I am so sorry the sudden loss of Scott. May you be comforted by your memories and knowing he’s in a better place.
    Debby Dearmin-Wiles

  9. Mona Tesar Sep 7, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Sweetest guy ever!! Who else would come fix my furnace at 230am in the dead of winter!! Truly a kind man. You will be missed Scott. My condolences to your entire family. Sincerely

  10. Ryan Schaefer Sep 7, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Yanker Family- May Scott Rest In Peace. May your fond memories of him being you comfort during sad times. With sympathy- Ryan & Melissa Schaefer

  11. Ron Schaefer Sep 8, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Linda and I pray for comfort and peace from our Lord and Savior to each of you who loved Scott. He was a good man who loved his family. God bless each of you.

  12. Dr. Richard and Maueen Yeager Sep 9, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Dear Deena and Madison and Family,
    We are so saddened at the news of loosing your father and Madison’s grandfather. Words fail to express our deep sorrow and want you to know will always be here for you, no matter what. You re so important to us and we love you. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Lucile M Hibberd Sep 18, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    I have been thinking of all of you all day, please know I love each and everyone of you and My heart breaks for all of us, I am here with an ear if any of you ever feel the want or need to call.

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