Caroline A. Yeska, age 79, of Wild Rose passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at her residence.
Carol was born in Chicago, IL on June 25, 1935, the daughter of the late Aloysius and Marie (Nowicki) Korczyk. On October 23, 1954, Carol married Edwin Yeska in Heffron and he preceded her in death on February 11, 2003. She is a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, the church choir, a Wild Rose Library Volunteer and a founding member of the Wild Rose Kiwanis Club, serving as club president 2013-2014. Carol enjoyed her life on the farm, cooking and baking and raising seven children. Her greatest joy was being part of each of her grandchildren’s lives and watching them grow. She was blessed to become a great-grandmother this past year.
Carol is survived by her children: Kathy (Tom) Davies, Plover; Sue (Mark) Strey, Stevens Point; Patty Yeska, Cabin John, MD; Dan (Sharon) Yeska, Wild Rose; Debbie (Bryen) Edwards, Wild Rose; Ken (Carolann) Yeska, Wild Rose; Randy (Megan) Yeska, Waupaca; her grandchildren: Heather (Joe) Schommer, DeForest; Blake Davies, Johnson Creek; Tom (Roxanna) Strey, Menomonie; Wesley (Ashley) Strey, Oregon, WI; Steven, Geoff and Morgan Yeska, Wild Rose; Nicole Yeska, Washington, DC; Kevin Yeska, Verona; David (Rhonda) Yeska, Waupaca; Amy Yeska, Madison; Andrew Yeska, Waupaca; Kelsey (Zach) Sutliff, Fort Collins, CO; Bjorn Asher, Milwaukee and Theodore (Tad) Asher Waupaca and her great-granddaughter, Priya Strey. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; a granddaughter, Laura Davies and a brother, Norbert Korczyk.
The Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, Town of Buena Vista with Father Jim Trempe presiding. Burial will follow in the Hope Cemetery, Town of Belmont. Visitation will be on Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holly Funeral Home in Wild Rose and on Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. The family is especially grateful for the wonderful care given our mom by her personal caregivers, Mae and Aldene. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Carol’s name. “The greatest gift of all is the love of a Mother. Thank you, Mom.”