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Bernice Yakel

Bernice C. Yakel (Fitzgerald)

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Obituary

Bernice C. Yakel (nee Fitzgerald) age 94, passed away peacefully on her birthday, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Serenity Villa in Slinger. She was born on October 6, 1925 in Lyndon Station to John and Julia (nee Fox) Fitzgerald. She graduated from Mauston High School in 1944. Bernice married her love, Hollis Lee Yakel on August 28, 1948 in Milwaukee. She enjoyed working at Jack Winter for 28 years, retiring in 1989. She loved playing cards, bowling, volunteering at the Slinger Food Pantry and St. Vincent De Paul and was a long-time member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Slinger. Bernice especially loved spending time with her family.

Bernice is survived by her daughters, Diane (Francis) Minor, Joelyn (Kenneth) Husslein; grandchildren, Tracy (Patrick) Strachan, Jeffrey (Maureen) Minor, Jason (Gwen) Husslein, Scott Husslein; great-grandchildren; Hannah, Sam, Jack and Ryan Strachan, Bode Minor, Carter, Ashlyn, Brandon, Logan and Kenzie Husslein; sister, Patricia DeBaets and her brother, Gene Fitzgerald. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bernice is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Hollis Yakel, 2 sisters Mary (Ed) Scully and Helen (Max) Harner, 2 brothers Leo (Anita) and Joe, brother-in-law Eugene DeBaets and sister-in-law Donna Fitzgerald.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00PM on Friday, October 11, 2019 at St. Peter Catholic Church (200 E Washington St. Slinger, WI 53086) with Fr. Richard Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00AM until 11:45AM. Interment will follow at Old St. Peter Cemetery.

A special thank you to the staff of Serenity Villa and Horizon Home Hospice for their wonderful care.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 11th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:45am
    When
    Friday, October 11th, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am
    Location
    St Peter Catholic Church
    Address
    200 E Washington St
    Slinger, WI 53086
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, October 11th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 11th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    St Peter Catholic Church
    Address
    200 E Washington St
    Slinger, WI 53086
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father Richard Stoffel
  • Interment

    Friday, October 11th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 11th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Old St Peter Cemetery
    Address
    Behind St Peter Church
  • Reception

    Friday, October 11th, 2019 |
    When
    Friday, October 11th, 2019
    Location
    St Peter Catholic Church
    Address
    200 E Washington St
    Slinger, WI 53086
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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