Robert ‘Bob’ A. Yakel
July 13, 1934 – Aug. 23, 2013
“Bob” A. Yakel of Eagle died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at AngelsGrace
Hospice surrounded by his loving family at the age of 79. He was born in
Milwaukee on July 13, 1934, the son of Frances Frank and Anita Viola
(nee Vietzke) Yakel.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army. On Oct. 13,
1956, he married Caroline Schwinn at St. Matthias Church. Bob worked in
the irrigation industry as a successful regional sales manager for 30
years. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Eagle. Bob
loved the north woods, where he enjoyed fishing, hunting and his pontoon
He also loved to golf and especially enjoyed his Sunday morning
breakfasts with his grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his
wit, one-liners and great sense of humor. But most of all, he will be
remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved his
family more than anything.
He will be forever missed by his wife of almost 57 years, Carol of
Eagle; his daughter. Lynda (Mike) Baumann of Waukesha; and his son,
Robert S. (Jeanne) Yakel of Denver, Colo. He was the proud grandfather
of Amie (Jay) Humbert of Mukwonago, Ashley Baumann of Waukesha, Michelle
Yakel of Denver and Airman 1st Class USAF Nikolaus (Stephanie) Yakel of
Utah; along with one great-grandson on the way. He is further survived
by his sister, Judy (the late Edward) Bringe of Mukwonago; his
four-legged friend, Maggie; along with three nieces, other relatives and
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. Mass of
Christian Burial on Thursday, Aug. 29, at St. James Catholic Church, 830
County Road NN East, Mukwonago. The Rev. Mick Savio will preside.
Interment will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Waukesha.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Lupus Foundation of
America, 2600 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 320, Milwaukee, WI 53226.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is
honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the
funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at
www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an
online tribute message.