Heaven gained a beautiful, Jesus-forgiven soul the evening of Friday, October 14th. Barbara A. Yandre passed away at Theda Care Appleton with her family by her side. Barb was born April 13, 1939, in Appleton, Wisconsin, daughter of Frank and Helen Krieglstein. Barb graduated from Appleton High School in 1957 and worked as an operator for the telephone company until she married Lloyd Yandre on January 16, 1960 at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Appleton. She soon became a mother and stayed home to care for her family.
She went back to work when her children were in grade school and found what would be a 40+ year career working as a grocery store clerk. She loved meeting and helping people and made many friends and acquaintances with customers during her career, not to mention the fantastic friendships she made with many coworkers over the years. Barb’s first priority, however, was always her family.
She was a devoted daughter, daughter-in-law, wife, mom, grandma and “grandma great”. She liked to draw with ink, pencil, charcoal and paint in her younger years. She loved music and dancing the polka and jitterbug. She taught her children to dance the polka around the dining room table and many happy times were spent dancing with her grandchildren in the living room. Summer vacations to Pickerel Lake were always a favorite. Her faith, kindness, sense of humor and spark for life were always evident.
Most recently, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and watching “her” deer out the window.
Barb is survived by her daughter Laurie (Ken) Philippi; brother Frank (Cathy) Krieglstein; grandchildren Nick Philippi, Amber (Max) Biggar, Emily Bellin, Jensen (John) Lewis; great-grandchildren Ashlynn Bellin, Calvin Biggar, Brynn and Corbin Philippi and Kayden and John Lewis. She is also survived by dear friend, Diane VanOoyen as well as nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lloyd, son Lloyd Jr. as well as her brothers and sisters-in law.
A memorial service for Barb will be held Friday October 21, 2022 at 11:00am at St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 302 N Morrison Street, Appleton with Rev Kenneth Frey officiating. Friends and family may gather at the church from 9:00am until the start of the service.
Thank you to the staff of Theda Care Cancer Center and Theda Care Hospitals for their compassionate care over the last several months.