Helen M. Yordi, 85
Sept. 6, 1931 — Dec. 31, 2016

Helen M. Yordi, 85 Helen M. Yordi (nee Rank) died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Serenity Villa in Slinger at the age of 85. She was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Phlox, to the late Anton and Regina (nee Bolle) Rank.

Helen was a woman of strong faith who loved her family and friends. She held a Bachelor of Arts in education from Silver Lake College and a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from Mount Mary College.

On April 15, 1972, she was united in marriage to Gary Yordi at Holy Redeemer Church in Milwaukee.
Upon retiring after her 28 years of employment at Marquette Electronics, she enjoyed participating in a variety of ministries at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish and volunteering at Lac Lawrann Conservancy.

Survivors include her husband, Gary; four sisters, Carol Hvizdak of Plover, Sr. Georgiana Rank of Manitowoc, Patricia (William) Pollack of Manitiwoc and Mary Jo (David) Van Ells of Manitowoc; one brother Anthony (Glenda) Rank of Mississippi; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Leander (Delores) Rank and George Rank; one brother-in-law, Andrew Hvizdak; and her mother-in-law, Boni Yordi.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church Monday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Inurnment will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials to Lac Lawrann Conservancy or St. Frances Cabrini Parish.