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Robert J. Yakesh

Robert J. Yakesh

July 15, 2010

YAKESH, Robert J., 73 of Cooks Valley passed away Thursday after a courageous battle with cancer at Luther Midelfort Chippewa Valley Medical Center, Bloomer.

Bob was born on March 13, 1937 in Cooks Valley, WI to Felix and Anna (Stoffel) Yakesh. He served in the U.S. Army artillery from 1957 to 1959 serving in Germany. He was a dairy farmer on the Yakesh Home Stead his whole life. Bob loved his cabin in Cooks Valley and enjoyed cutting wood, gardening, deer hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He was an avid fan of the Brewers and Packers. He was a member of the Bloomer American Legion and St. John’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by six children, Thomas (Julie) Yakesh of Bloomer, Sandra (Gary) Prahl of Chippewa Falls, Gary (Brenda) Yakesh of Bloomer, Ronald (Karla) Yakesh of Bloomer, James Yakesh of Chippewa Falls and Joni Yakesh of Bloomer; brother, John Yakesh of Bloomer; sisters, Ramona Zumbrock of Chippewa Falls, Charlotte Ager of Bloomer and Irene Burr of Waukesha; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Barbara Morgan and one son in infancy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday, July 19, 2010 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Cooks Valley conducted by Father James Arthur. Military Rites conducted by the Bloomer American Legion and V.F.W. Private burial will be at a later date.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM Sunday, July 18, 2010 at the Schriver Funeral Chapel, Bloomer and one hour before the Mass at the church on Monday. There will be a 7:30 PM Christian Wake Service at the Funeral Chapel on Sunday

Visitation

4 to 8 PM Sunday, July 18, 2010 at the Schriver Funeral Chapel

Service

10:30 AM Monday, July 19, 2010 at St. John’s Catholic Church

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