10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Landmark Christian Church, 4140 126th Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
11 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Landmark Christian Church, 4140 126th Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Yvonne A. Yeager, 84, of Chippewa Falls went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 25, 2017.
Vonnie was the world's best, kindest most patient Mom, Sister, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Friend, Teacher or Stranger you could ever meet. She was a blooming gardener, collector of collections, artistic painter, well-tailored seamstress, calligrapher, writer and musician. Vonnie always had an inviting smile and a warm hug for everyone. She was a humble overachiever and lifelong learner and scholastic scholar. Gently, she poured out her wisdom but flooded you with her love, understanding and compassion!
Vonnie is tearfully missed and we are all eternally blessed for having her in our lives! May we all rejoice in knowing we will join her again.
Vonnie was born on February 25, 1933, in Neillsville, WI to Richard and Bethel (Newell) Bradley. They lived together on a farm near Greenwood with her sister Joann. When she was four, Richard Bradley passed. The Family left the farm moving back to Neillsville to stay with Grandma, Carrie Newell. Yvonne and Joann were adopted by Reverend Homer Webster when Bethel re-married.
Vonnie graduated from Neillsville High School in 1951. She moved to Chippewa Falls to work for the Mason Shoe shipping department. On May 7, 1953 Vonnie was joined in Holy Matrimony to Donald R Yeager, the Love of her life for 64 years. She also was employed by Shower Insurance Co. and demonstrated Artex Craft Products.
As a Mom she was passionately involved with Boy Scouts, being a Den Mother and Merit Badge Counselor as well as a Girl Scout Brownie leader.
Vonnie loved nature, camping & traveling, Blue Grass Gospel Music, painting, sewing, decorating as well as her flower gardens. If stuck inside she was also an avid stamp and coin collector.
In 1974, Vonnie enrolled in UWEC, receiving in three short years, a Bachelor degree in teaching with Honors! A few years later, she completed her Masters in Reading Disabilities. She taught first grade and Title 1 / Chapter 1 classes at Stillson Elementary, Chippewa Falls. Vonnie was also a teacher's assistant at Halmstad School in Chippewa Falls.
Vonnie was active in showing her love for her Lord and Savior at Chippewa Valley Bible Church, Landmark Christian Church, Christian Harbor Youth Camp and Chippewa Valley Christian Women's Connection. She was current president of the local Red Hats Society and active in Yesterday's Youth.
Vonnie is survived by her husband of 64 years, Donald Robert Yeager; son, Brian Keith Yeager of Mosinee, WI; 8 beloved grandchildren; and 9 cherished great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joann (Joe) Hayden of Tacoma, WA and Dorothy (Malcom) Johnson of Spring Valley, MN; three brothers, Wayne (Deb) Webster of Searing, AK, David (Cindy) Webster of LaGrange, OH, and Ronald (Pauline) Webster of Granton, WI; as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
Vonnie was proceed in death by her parents; her daughter, Brenda Kay Yeager in 1981; and son, Bradley James Yeager in 1997.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred in care of Landmark Christian Church/Hope Village, 4140 126th Street, Chippewa Falls WI, 54729.
A Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Landmark Christian Church, 4140 126th Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, with Pastor Brad Crocker officiating. A visitation will begin at 10 a.m., until the time of service. A lunch will be following the service.