Ardell G. Yochem, 79

Ardell G. Yochem (nee Tackes), 79, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Community Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 10, 1934, to the late Edward and Alma (nee Krohn) Tackes. She graduated from Random Lake High School. Ardell married Donald on July 26, 1952, at St. Nicholas Chapel in Dacada. She spent her adult life as a seamstress. Sewing was her talent, her job, and her joy. She worked at Enger Kress, Mallard Coach and The Clothes Clinic, retiring in 1999. She was a volunteer sewer for Bea Vincent. She also enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Ardell is survived by her children, Linda Gavin, Donna Brown, Christine (Kevin) Gagnon, Donald Jr., Michael (Angie), and Lori (Brandi); 12 grandchildren, Jeffrey, Shawn (girlfriend Britni), Deanna (John), Aaron (Nora), Desiree (Jon), Shanah, Ginny (Edward), Megan (Corey), Amber, Brian, Jacob, and Kyle; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Elmer Tackes; and sister-in-law, Hildegarde.

Preceded in death by five sisters, two brothers, five brothers-in-law, two sistersin- law, parents, step-mother, and her husband, Donald.

The funeral service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). The visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff members of Community Memorial Hospital, St. Josephs Hospital (West Bend), Lifestar Transport, Dr. Gajic, Dr. Rose, Dr. Sullivan, Cedar Lake Home Care RNs, and CNA, Amanda, Dr. Soneson, Dr. Kornely, and Meals on Wheels.

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