Veronica M. Yogerst, 94

Veronica 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 Trust Fund.

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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