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Wilma Yanders


On March 15, 2013, Wilma Arlene Bristle Yanders passed into her eternal life with Christ at the Perry Lutheran Home. She was born on March 7, 1923 to Charles Edwin and Mary Evelyn Dugan Bristle on a farm near Bouton, Iowa. Wilma was married to Merle Raymond Yanders on November 14, 1943. She was a farm wife for 27 years and a licensed cosmetologist. Wilma was active in Bible studies all of her adult life and was a witness to many about her faith, both in words and her actions. Wilma was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Merle; her parents; her brother Ronald; sister Florence and son Kent. She is survived by sons Gary (Jan) of Johnston, Chuck (Jean) of Bouton, and daughter-in-law Ann (Kent) of Bouton. Grandchildren: Gina (John) Beals, Jon (Chelsey) Yanders, Jana (Eric) Peterson, Dylan (Sherri) Yanders, Emily (Jim) Stagg, Luke Yanders, Matt Yanders, Katy (Chad) Burg, Bobby (Rebecca) Yanders and 16 great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be held at Crossroads Church in Perry on April 4, 2013 from 5 to 6 p.m.; Celebration Service at 6:30 p.m., followed by refreshments. Memorials may be made to The Perry Lutheran Home or Iowa Hospice.

Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 24, 2013
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