A little light has gone out in the world. Our beloved mother, Carol J. Yuenger, 101, passed away peacefully Friday, March 15, 2019. How do you tell the story of 101 good years? Carol was born December 22, 1917 in Menominee, MI to the late William and Elsie (Meyer) Haines. She married the love of her life, David A. Yuenger Sr. on September 3, 1938. Mom often said she wasn’t going to have any children ‘to mess up her house.’ She just wanted her David. However, they proceeded to have 8 of us! Her interests included poetry, music, bridge playing, books and crossword puzzles. Mom was a wonderful homemaker and a fabulous cook. She was known as Christmas Carol; you never saw a house so decorated at Christmas. Her tree was always gorgeous. There was no place like Grandma’s home on Christmas day!
Left to carry on Mother’s legacy are her 4 daughters: Kay (Mike) Wisneski, Mary Ellen (Fran) Barbeau, Anne (Jeff) Gajeski, and Julie Murken; daugthers-in-law: Catherine West, Sue Yuenger and Julie Yuenger; Grandchildren: Jay Yuenger, Mary Kay (Tim) Helbing, Jill (Jeff) Mack, Ellie Ellis, Michael Yuenger, Tom Yuenger, Jamie Yuenger, Jake Yuenger, Sally (Todd) Agger, David Barbeau, Rebecca (Bryan) Alm, Brad (Michelle) Gajeski, Tim Kuehn, Mark (Sara Jo Dederich) Fondow, Lara Fondow, and Holly (Thomas) Alles; Great-grandchildren: Max (Kristy), Evan, Marcus, Megan, Reggie, Dominic, Adam, Mylee, Dane, Lucy, Tucker, Ian, Lara, Finnegan, Clara, Julie and Rosy; 1 Great-great-grandson, Nolan.
Mom was preceded in death by her parents; her husband David in 1978; Sons: Jim, Dave, John and Mark; Son-In-Law, Todd Murken; Granddaughter Sarah Gajeski; Siblings: Audrey (Joe) Pluth and Bud (Donna) Haines; several brothers and sisters-in-law; other relatives and extended family.
Family and friends are invited to visit at Malcore (East) Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird St., Green Bay, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A Prayer Service will follow at 5 p.m. Mom will be laid to rest at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
Our family wishes to thank the angels at Angel’s Touch Assisted Living for their compassionate and loving care.
From mother’s favorite poem: The Children’s Hour, written by Longfellow:
“… For I have you fast in my fortress,
And I shall not let you depart,
But put you down in the dungeon,
In the round-tower of my heart.”