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Robert Edward Yandre Sr.

August 15, 1931 — June 15, 2018

Robert Edward J. Yandre, Sr., age 86, of Appleton, entered his Eternal Home, with his family by his side, on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Brewster Village. Bob was born on August 15, 1931, in Appleton, to the late Walter and Alma (Schroeder) Yandre. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. He was baptized on September 6, 1931 and confirmed on March 25, 1945 at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Appleton. He attended St. Paul Ev. Lutheran School and he was a long-time member of St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church. He joined the United States Army, serving in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. Following his return, he married the love of his life, Jean (Ziegler) Yandre, on June 12, 1954. They shared 55 years of marriage before she passed in 2010. Bob worked at Mueller Pipeliners, retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 139 for over 55 years.
Bob enjoyed fishing and especially enjoyed his many travels out west with Jean. He loved to ride his moped and bicycle, enjoyed car rides and the occasional trip to the casino.
Survivors include his children, Bob Yandre, Jr.(special friend, Lori); Tim (Sherry) Yandre; Dan Yandre; and Patty Yandre; his grandchildren, Joe Yandre, Michelle (Brian) Mead, and Amber and Cody Latimer; as well as his great grandchildren Dalis and Emmitt Yandre. He was preceded by his parents, wife: Jean; two sisters: Arlene Stanelle and Bernice Ulrich; and his two brothers: Walter Yandre Jr. and Lloyd Yandre.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at ST. MATTHEW EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 129 S. Mason Street, Appleton, with Rev. Jonathan Kuske officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Brewster Village for their loving care. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.


Dear Dad, you were strong in your faith and physically strong too
You worked hard for your family and we looked up to you.
You enjoyed fishing and boating in the Dunphy
You loved driving your Buicks because they were so comfy.
You especially liked driving around Shawano Lake
With Mom beside you, you didn’t care how long the drive would take .
Your trips out west with Mom were some of the best days of your life
It was on one your favorite pastimes as husband and wife.
Your family was truly your pride and your joy
With one baby girl and three amazing boys.
You loved taking rides to visit us all
Just a quick little stay and then you’d be off on your next call.
Your grandkids brought you joy and put a smile on your face
And oh how you’d light up when you’d see Emmitt and Dalis.
You loved Amber and Cody and Joe and Michelle
And shared a special military bond with Brian, as well.
Your dedicated service to our country was grand
In Korea you served to protect our rights and our land.
You loved riding your bicycle and moped around
So many people knew that around town you’d be found.
Waving and saying hello as you went by
With a smile on your face and a friendly “hello and goodbye”.
Growing up on Mueller Street was such a great place
There were many traditions in that memory-filled space.
There was Pierce Park and 4th of July cookouts and more
And Christmas Eve gatherings with presents galore.
Now as those traditions carry on without you and Mom here
We will raise our glasses and to both of you cheer
Thank you Dad and Mom for all that you’ve done
May you both enjoy being reunited together again as one.
May the presence of Jesus bring you joy, love and peace
As your earthly challenges are now gone and released.
We shed tears of sorrow but there is also joy in those tears
Knowing we’ll all be together again someday takes away any fears.
We love you Dad, and will miss you so much
Tell Mom we love her too and we miss her special touch.

With all our Love,
Bob, Tim, Sherry, Danny, Patty, Joe, Michelle, Brian, Amber, Cody, Dalis and Emmitt

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