Tom "Tima" Yogerst, 65, Oconto Falls, died Friday afternoon, January
2013 at home, surrounded by his family, following complications from a
year illness with pancreatic cancer. He was born April 24, 1947 in West
to Andrew and Veronica (Bingen) Yogerst. "Tima" grew up in West Bend
he attended public schools, graduating from high school with the class
On October 16, 1982 he married Elisabeth Laabs in Franklin. Following
marriage the couple lived in Franklin and Illinois because of Tom's 27
employment with the container division of Schlitz Brewery. They retired
the Oconto Falls area in 1999 to live near family. Tom was a member of
Anthony Catholic Church, Oconto Falls Lions Club and the Machickanee
Sportsman's Club. As a member of River Island Golf Course, he enjoyed
golfing and socializing with his many friends during the entire golf
He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and most of all, spending
with his grandchildren.
Survivors are his wife of 30 years, Elisabeth Yogerst, Oconto Falls;
two children, Amanda (Kyle) Rice, Oconto Falls; Brian (Alyssa) Yogerst,
Mount Horeb; two grandchildren, Madigan Yogerst and Konner Thomas Rice;
brother, Gerry (Donna) Yogerst, Abrams; three sisters, Marilyn (Donald)
Cayen, Fond du Lac; Sue Chapman, Stevens Point; Patti (Steve) Chovan,
Bay; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Andrew on December 7, 1967, his
mother Veronica on December 10, 2012, 23 year old son Andrew Thomas
in 1992, and twin grandson Korbin Bradley Rice in 2006.
Visitation will he held from 4-8pm Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Jones
Funeral Service in Oconto Falls, prayer service 7pm Tuesday. Visitation
continue after 9:30am Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at St. Anthony
Church in Oconto Falls until the time of service. Mass of Christian
will be held 11am Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Fr. Joel Sember
officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The Yogerst family would like to thank Dr. Michael Volk and staff of
Bay Oncology, Dr. Scott Liebl, Dr. Keith Elkins and the staff of Unity
Hospice for the care and consideration given to Tom during his illness.