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In Memory of Jack E. Yoder


4 to 6PM on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson & one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Funeral Services

11AM on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson

Jack Elmo Yoder, age 87 of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Hudson, died Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in Chippewa Falls.

Jack was born on October 2, 1927 in Renwick, Iowa, to parents George and Mary (Kessel) Yoder. He was raised in Delvan, Minnesota where he attended school. Jack joined in the U.S. Navy, and served with the SeaBees in the South Pacific during World War II. Jack married Bernice Turensky in 1955. The couple was blessed with three children; Kaylene, Kevin, and Shane. This union would later be dissolved. Jack worked many years as an over-the-road truck driver for companies such as Glendenning Trucking and DeBoer. He retired in 1987. Jack loved the outdoors and traveling across the United States. He enjoyed reading Louis L’Amour westerns and playing a game of cribbage. Jack will be best known for his gift of gab, as he loved visiting for hours over a cup of coffee.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Gerald who died in WWII as he was shot down over the North Sea. He is survived by his children, Kaylene (Jeffrey) Nerby-Calkins of Altoona, Kevin (Barbara) Yoder of Hudson, Shane (Kimberly) Yoder of Eau Claire; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Peterson of Colorado, Lucille Offdahl of Florida, Shirley Wannarka of Minnesota; nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Funeral Services for Jack will be held at 11AM Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. Eleventh St., Hudson with Pastor Tim Booth officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6PM on Wednesday, December 10, at the funeral home and one hour prior to service Thursday. Burial at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Jack’s grandsons will serve as casketbearers. Memorials are preferred.

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