Veronica M. Yogerst,
M. Yogerst (nee Bingen), 94, of Fond du Lac, formerly of West Bend and
Stevens Point, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond
du Lac. She was born Nov. 27, 1918, in the Town of Addison in Washington
County to the late John and Katherine (nee Pirsch) Bingen and married
Andrew J. Yogerst on Sept. 13, 1941, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in
St. Anthony. Andrew preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1967.
Family was at the center of Veronica’s life. Celebrations of birthdays
and holidays were very special as she spent time with her children and
grandchildren. Her love of baking was a focal point of these wonderful
events as she shared the treats she made with family and friends and
passed on her recipes to be shared for years to come. Veronica enjoyed
reading, sewing and flower gardening. During her stay at the Woodlands
in Fond du Lac she also liked to play dominos and bingo.
Veronica’s Catholic faith was very important to her. She believed in
sharing her time and talents by being a member of the Mission Circle and
the Christian Women Confraternity, both at Holy Angels Church in West
Bend. During her residency at Woodlands in Fond du Lac, Veronica was a
member of Christ Child Society.
Veronica worked at Amity prior to her marriage and later worked for the
West Bend School District in the food service department at Fair Park
Elementary School. She enjoyed volunteering at Holy Angels School. Prior
to moving to Fond du Lac, Veronica lived for several years in Stevens
Point, where she volunteered at the Holly Shoppe.
Veronica is survived by her five children and grandchildren: Marilyn
(Donald) Cayen of Fond du Lac, and grandchildren Joseph (Katherine)
Cayen, and Michelle (Geoffrey) Hufford; Thomas (Elisabeth) Yogerst of
Oconto Falls and grandchildren Brian (Alyssa) Yogerst, Amanda (Kyle)
Rice, and the late Andrew Yogerst; Sue Anne Chapman of Stevens Point and
grandchildren Jeremy and Kathryn Chapman; Gerald (Donna) of Abrams and
grandchildren Nicholas and Lucas; and Patricia (Steven) Chovan of Green
Bay and grandchildren Jack and Sara. She also has eight
great-grandchildren: Andrew, Emma, and John Cayen; Alec, Jerome, and
Miles Hufford; Madigan Yogerst and Konner Rice. She is further survived
by her sister Virginia Weyer of West Bend, three sisters-in-law: Bernice
Yogerst of West Bend, Alice Bingen of Allenton, and Helen Yogerst of
Jackson, as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Katherine Bingen, her
husband Andrew, her grandson Andrew Yogerst, her brothers: Clarence,
Leo, Raymond, Wilmer, and Norbert Bingen, and her sister Marie Konrath.
Visitation will be Friday, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral
Home in West Bend with a Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. at Holy
Angels Catholic Church. The Rev. Gerald Brittain will preside. Burial
will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Angels Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Holy Angels School
The family thanks Woodlands Senior Center for the thoughtful and loving
care it gave Veronica for the past 10 years. Special appreciation is
also extended to the staff of Lakeland Care District. Dr. Robert Grass
is gratefully acknowledged for his medical guidance and support. The
family also thanks St. Agnes Hospital staff for the compassionate care
it provided to Veronica during her last days.
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