John H. Yogerst, 61

John H. Yogerst, 61, of Kewaskum, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend.

John was born on Oct. 22, 1948, in Milwaukee, to the late Norman and Agnes (nee Ludwig) Yogerst. He was united in marriage to Susan Wilke on Sept. 12, 1970, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Menomonee Falls. John was a machinist at Kearney and Trecker for many years. He later worked for Mercury Marine until retirement. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

John is survived by his wife his loving wife, Sue of 40 years; two daughters, Rebecca (Matt) Miller of Fredonia and Amy (Jason) Damrow of Kewaskum; four grandchildren, Samantha and Sydney Damrow and Aiden and Zakary Miller; two sisters, Marlene (Lyle) Schacht and Mary Rose (Eugene) Herther; five brothers, Paul (Edie) Yogerst, Peter (Heather) Yogerst, Mark Yogerst, Raymond (Jill) Yogerst, and Henry Yogerst; and his mother-in-law, Jane Wilke. He is further survived by many close relatives and special friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Agnes Yogerst; two sisters, Karen and Rita Yogerst; his father-in-law, William Wilke; and a special brother-in-law, Jack Kratzer.

A graveside service in honor of John will be held on Friday, July 16, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. in Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the cemetery chapel on Friday from 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.

Memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting the family.