Obituary of Wyona Yackel
Wyona Yackel passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System - St. James.
Wyona (Sis) Cordina Aden Yackel was born July 28, 1927 in Mt. Lake, MN, to John and Margaret (Menssen) Aden. She lived in Cottonwood County for 8 years before moving to Watonwan County for 6 years. They moved to St. James where she went to St. Paul’s Lutheran School and graduated from the 8th grade. She was baptized August 27, 1927 in Mt. Lake and confirmed on June 14, 1942 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in St. James. She married Merlyn Yackel on June 29, 1947 at St. Paul’s where she was a lifelong member and active in the choir. She worked at Watonwan Memorial Hospital in housekeeping for many years. A life time member of the VFW Aux. She moved into Brandt Ridge June 20, 2012. She enjoyed their entertainment, playing bingo, crafts and going out to eat. Sis never missed a Twins game. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren every time they came home to visit.
Wyona is survived by her daughters: JoAnn (Eldon) Janzen of Butterfield, Carol (Scott) Melick of New Ulm, grandchildren; Jeanna, Chad, Sara, Mandy, Stephanie, and Tim, great-grandchildren; Evan, Dylan, Katelyn, Noah, Lucas, Aaron, Nicholas, Natalie, Doni and Lita, and brother-in-law Eugene Yackel of Naples, FL. She is preceded in death by her husband Merlyn, son Terry, grandson Matthew, and great-grandson Jonathan and all her brothers and sisters.