Gunilde ‘Goodie’ A. Yanke, 83


Gunilde “Goodie” A. Yanke (nee Tewes), 83, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. She was born in Germany to Karl and Maria (nee Rosenthal).

Goodie was a dedicated employee at Briggs and Stratton for 30 years. She served as senior regent of the West Bend Women of the Moose Chapter 732. She enjoyed reading and especially loved knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by her children, Sandy (Mike) Morell of West Bend, Chris (Bill) Sauer of Allenton, Mark (Sue) of West Bend, Scott (Kellie) of Belgium, Kathi (Bill) Seiler of Lincoln, Neb.; 11 grandchildren, Michael (Kandi) Morell, Mark (Shannon) Morell, Stephanie (Dave) Goodno, Megan (Eric) Weber, B.J. (Lindsay) Sauer, Scott (Kayla) Sauer, Alison (Matt) Helms, Danielle Yanke, Emma, Jacob, and Bradley Yanke; great-grandma to 13 with one on the way; nephew, Dieter Schmidt; and best buddy, Minnie. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and many dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 64 years, Roland Yanke; brothers, Heinz and Hans; sister, Friedel; and an infant son, Steven.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). The visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 17 from 4-6:45 p.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Preisler and the staff of Kathy Hospice, especially Kathleen, Amber, Debbie, and Sister Donna.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 www.phillipfuneralhome.com.