Yatso, Steve J.
Steve J. Yatso, 90, Boulder City, NV, formerly WI, died Sunday afternoon, January 5, 2014 at the home of his niece near Black Creek. He was born February 1, 1923 in Exeter, PA to Steven Sr. and Mary (Mikeska) Yatso. As a little boy, Steve moved with his parents to the Oconto Falls area where he graduated high school with the class of 1942. Following graduation, he entered the US Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific during WWII. Following his honorable discharge from the military, he stayed in California where he started a gym equipment manufacturing company which he owned and operated for many years. Steve married the former Ruth Grider and together they lived in California and later Nevada where they enjoyed spending time with their large family and many friends. He also enjoyed fishing with his brothers and other family members in area lakes in Wisconsin and annual trips to Canada. Steve also enjoyed receiving a variety of tasty treats from his family, especially sweets. Always a Marine, Steve felt privileged to have gone on an Honor Flight with his fellow comrades within the past two years.
Survivors are three siblings, Paul (friend Clara) Yatso and Irene Wos, both of Lena; George (Shirley) Yatso, Oconto Falls; his constant K-9 companion, "Munchie"; nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruth, one brother, John (Marie) Yatso, one sister, Mary Weinfurter, one sister-in-law, Audrey Yatso and one brother-in-law, Roman Wos Sr.
Visitation will be held at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls after 9am Saturday, January 11, 2014 until the time of service. Prayer services will be held 12noon Saturday at the funeral home with Deacon Walt Kaszynski officiating. Burial with military honors will take place at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Jan. 7, 2014