Verna L. Yeadeke, 89

Verna L. Yeadeke, 89, of West Bend went to her heavenly home in the morning hours of Dec. 18, 2012. Verna was being cared for by the loving staff of All About Life Rehabilitation Center in Fond du Lac.

She was born in West Bend on Oct. 14, 1923 to Walter and Lillian Zielieke Keller. She was their only child. Verna married Carl G. Yeadeke on May 18, 1946 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in West Bend. Together they owned and operated Hilltop Garden Center in Barton from 1960 to 1982.

Verna’s passion was for flowers and gardening. She was well known for the beautiful arrangements and floral decorations that she created with silk and artificial flowers. During her retirement, Verna created floral mugs which she delivered to the hospital in West Bend. In 1995, Verna received an award from the City of West Bend as a beautification acknowledgement of the impressive perennial garden that she created on the property next to her home. Verna resided in her childhood home in West Bend. She attended Our Saviors Lutheran Church at 1044 S. Silverbrook Drive, West Bend.

Verna is survived by many cousins. Fern Zielieke of Campbellsport was a long-time friend and family member. Debbie Grenzebach of Byron was very dear to Verna as they both owned and operated greenhouses.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Carl.

Funeral services will be held Friday Dec. 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Twohig Funeral Home at 305 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac, with the Rev. Craig Ellefsen will officiate and burial to follow at the Union Cemetery in Campbellsport. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon-1 p.m.

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