Tom "Tima" Yogerst
Born in West Bend, WI on Apr 24, 1947
Died on Jan 18, 2013 and resided in Oconto Falls, WI
Tom “Tima” Yogerst, 65, Oconto Falls, died Friday afternoon, January 18, 2013 at home, surrounded by his family, following complications from a three year illness with pancreatic cancer. He was born April 24, 1947 in West Bend to Andrew and Veronica (Bingen) Yogerst. “Tima” grew up in West Bend where he attended public schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1965.
On October 16, 1982 he married Elisabeth Laabs in Franklin. Following their marriage the couple lived in Franklin and Illinois because of Tom’s 27 year employment with the container division of Schlitz Brewery. They retired to the Oconto Falls area in 1999 to live near family. Tom was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Oconto Falls Lions Club and the Machickanee Sportsman’s Club. As a member of River Island Golf Course, he enjoyed golfing and socializing with his many friends during the entire golf season. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors are his wife of 30 years, Elisabeth Yogerst, Oconto Falls; their two children, Amanda (Kyle) Rice, Oconto Falls; Brian (Alyssa) Yogerst, Mount Horeb; two grandchildren, Madigan Yogerst and Konner Thomas Rice; one brother, Gerry (Donna) Yogerst, Abrams; three sisters, Marilyn (Donald) Cayen, Fond du Lac; Sue Chapman, Stevens Point; Patti (Steve) Chovan, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Andrew on December 7, 1967, his mother Veronica on December 10, 2012, 23 year old son Andrew Thomas Yogerst in 1992, and twin grandson Korbin Bradley Rice in 2006.
Visitation will he held from 4-8pm Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls, prayer service 7pm Tuesday. Visitation will continue after 9:30am Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11am Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Fr. Joel Sember officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The Yogerst family would like to thank Dr. Michael Volk and staff of Green Bay Oncology, Dr. Scott Liebl, Dr. Keith Elkins and the staff of Unity Hospice for the care and consideration given to Tom during his illness.
Visitation: Tuesday Jan 22, 2013, 4-8pm Tuesday at Jones Funeral Service
Funeral Mass: Wednesday Jan 23, 2013, 11am Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church
Visitation: Wednesday Jan 23, 2013, after 9:30am Wednesday until time of service at St. Anthony Catholic Church
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