Yvonne Straseskie, 89, Beaver Dam

December 31, 2018

Yvonne “Bunny” Straseskie, 89, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Sylvan Crossings.

The memorial gathering will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home. The memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Deacon Randy Wells officiating. Inurnment with be at St. Michael Cemetery.

Yvonne Ryan was born on March 27, 1929, to George E. and Florence (Baysinger) Ryan in Lodi. She graduated from Topeka Kansas High School and went on to receive a nursing degree from Norwegian American Hospital for Nursing. On April 1, 1950, Yvonne was united in marriage with Verlyn Straseskie in Lavern, Minnesota. She worked for Dr. George D. Drescker for 26 years, then worked at Hillside Hospital in Beaver Dam as a third-floor nurse for 10 years. Yvonne was the employee health nurse for 15 years at Pillsbury Green Giant. She was a longtime member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish and served as past treasurer of the St. Michael’s Mothers Club as well as past president of the Dodge County Medical Assistance Society.

Yvonne is survived by her son, John (Barbara) Straseskie of Beaver Dam; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; friends, Kenneth and Mary Stange of Beaver Dam, David Preston of Fort Meyer, Florida, and Kit Strickler of Dell City, Oklahoma; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Mark Straseskie Sr.; and grandsons, Kirk Straseskie and Mark Straseskie Jr.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at KoepsellFH.com.

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