Roger Yahnke, 83 of Pardeeville, with his family by his side returned home to be with the Lord. August 22, 2019. Roger was ready to return home and once again see his mother Clara, father John and of course, his beloved dog Barney.
Roger had many hobbies in his lifetime, driving his old Model A car, hunting, cutting wood, creating elaborate beautiful wood furniture, and so much more. His greatest pride however was his family.
In his final days, surrounded by family, you could see what a special bond he built with each and everyone one of them. He was the teacher, the builder, the steady hand, the joker, and many more role models over the years. He lived his life with no regrets building a life of love, family and faith with his wife whom he loved dearly. We often heard “rich with love” around the Yahnke household.
Roger leaves his wife of 63 years, Marilyn (Robinson) Yahnke; daughter, Cheryl Yahnke, son Brian (Ann) Yahnke, and daughter Lori (Steve) Swanson; nine grandchildren, Tom (Sarah), Jessica (Carl), Brandon (Stefanie), Joshua (Amber), Dustin (Krista), Megan (Shane), Angela (Ryan) Andrew, and Paige (Hollie); thirteen great grandchildren with a fourteenth on the way; brother Ross (Pearl), sister-in-law Elaine, nieces, nephews and many dear close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents John & Clara Yahnke, in-laws Fred & Ruth Robinson and brother-in-law Billy Schultz.
Private graveside services will be held at Marcellon Cemetery. A reception will be held Friday, August 30 at 12 Noon at Grace Presbyterian Church in Pardeeville.