|11/3/2010 11:26:00 AM|
Dennis Ysker, 82, of Windom died Oct. 30, 2010, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
A memorial service will be held today (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m., at American Lutheran Church in Windom with Pastor Terry Frovik officiating.
Special music will be provided by Paul Comnick, pianist; Jerry Giefer, guitarist; and Brady Ysker-Giefer, Pastor Ron Letnes and Kris Pfeiffer, vocalists.
Honorary bearers will be Betty Elness, Kelvin Elness, Flossie Behrens, Ellen Langley, Scott Harrington, Peter Bartelt, Maxine Walen, Marvel Woizeschke, Albert Oeltjenbruns, LeRoy and Janice Garms, Ed and Janice Yonker, Dennis and Linda Garms, James and Rosie Carsten, Robert Olsem, Richard Olsem, Clark Lingbeek, Louis Malchow, Vernon Mews, Henry Mews and Willard and Delores Schroeder.
Inurnment will be at a later date atMemory Gardens Cemetery in rural Windom.
Visitation will be held today at the church in Windom from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom is handling the funeral arrangements.
Dennis Lee Ysker was born Sept. 5, 1928, to George and Pauline (Schminoske) Ysker in Springfield Township of Cottonwood County. He was baptized in 1939 and confirmed in 1942 at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom. Dennis received his education in District 67 country school.
In 1969, Dennis married Joyce Williamson at First Lutheran Church in St. James. For many years, Dennis and Joyce farmed near Windom until moving into Windom 11 years ago.
Even in retirement, Dennis continued to spend time on the farm. He also helped Robert and Richard Olsem with their milking operation and Clark Lingbeek at Jack Slades Steakhouse on Friday and Saturday nights in the kitchen.
Dennis was a longtime member of American Lutheran Church in Windom.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bryan Ysker; a sister, Vera Ysker Lindstrom; two brothers-in-law, D.J. Haak and Raymond Hochstein; and two nephews, Gary and John Ysker.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Joyce Ysker of Windom; two sons, Kirk (Beth) Ysker of Windom and Jason (Natalie) Ysker of Apple Valley; four grandchildren; four siblings: Dorothy Hochstein of Jeffers, Robert (Evelyn) Ysker of Windom, Joyce (Bob) Carmichael of Anoka and Marilyn Haak of Garfield; and a brother-in-law, Lester Lindstrom of Cambridge.