Ione Yunker(1925 - 2014)

Yunker, Ione I.

Ione I. Yunker, age 88 of Clintonville passed away Wednesday evening, February 19, 2014 at St. Paul Elder Services in Kaukauna.

Ione was born in Bear Creek on August 26, 1925 as the daughter of the late Edward and Inez (Ritchie) Roloff. She graduated from Clintonville High School in 1943. Ione was united in marriage to Larry Yunker on October 6, 1946 in Bear Creek. The couple lived their entire married life in Clintonville where Ione worked for many years at the Merc as a sales clerk. Larry preceded his wife in death on January 12, 2008. In her retirement years, Ione crocheted baby sweaters which she donated to Christus Lutheran Church. She spent many summer hours tending to her flower gardens and enjoyed doing crafts and knitting. Ione also looked forward to her weekly lunches with her dear friends Marcie and Vivian.

Survivors include: Her son: Rodney (Margaret) Yunker, Appleton.

3 Grandchildren: Jennifer (Brian) Holz, and Andrew Yunker, Appleton. Megan (Greg) VandeWettering, Kaukauna.

2 Great-Grandchildren: Mason & Caitlin Holz.

A sister-in-law: Rosalee Roloff, Clintonville.

Also nieces and nephews.

Ione was preceded in death by her parents, husband Larry, brothers Calvin "Cal", formerly of Clintonville and Lyle (Eloise) Roloff formerly of New Orleans, LA.

With respect to Ione's wishes, there will be no funeral services. Inurnment will take place at Graceland Cemetery in Clintonville in the spring. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family with the arrangements.

Ione's family would like to thank the staff at Angelus Retirement Community in Clintonville and extend a special thank you to the staff and volunteers of St. Paul Elder Services/Hospice for the care and compassion shown to Ione during her final days.

Funeral Home

Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home
53 North Main St. Clintonville, WI 54929

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Feb. 22, 2014