John Anthony Yenter Jr.
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John Anthony Yenter Jr. passed away peacefully at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison on April 24, 2013, surrounded by his family at his side. John was born on July 27, 1926, to Eva (Bushman) and John A. Yenter Sr. He married Gladys Marie (Richter) on May 17, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia, WI.
John is survived by his wife, three daughters; Darlene (Richard) Kolodziej of Mosinee, Shirley (Ted) Trzebiatowski of Amherst, and Miranda (Mark Jr.) Hemmrich of Junction City. He is also survived by four sons; Chet (Faye) of Rosholt, Mike (Judy) of Rosholt, Clifford (Debbie) of Amherst Junction and Niles (Kari) of Rosholt. He was blessed with 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and his brother; Casimer Yenter of Stevens Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, two infant brothers, four sisters and one son-in-law; Michael R. Roth.
After the marriage, John and Gladys took over the family farm in Rosholt, retiring in 1987. The farm is still operated to this day by their son Niles and family.
John was devoted to his faith. He started each morning praying the rosary and did so to his last day.
He loved being outdoors and working the land. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. John was a HUGE sports fan. He was devoted to the Packers, Brewers and loved to watch his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in sports.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday April 29, 2013, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church Rosholt. Rev. Greg Michaud officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home 703 Second Street Stevens Point and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Parish rosary will be prayed at 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com
Published in Stevens Point Journal on Apr. 27, 2013