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Josephine M. Yessa

June 9, 1929 - March 20, 2020

Burial Date: March 23, 2020

Funeral Home Maurina-Schilling Funeral Homes -Abbotsford

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Josephine M. Yessa, age 90, formerly of Edgar, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 after a restful day surrounded with her loving family at Abbotsford Health Care Center under the tender care of hospice.

On Monday March 23, 2020 a private funeral will be held with immediate family. Burial will take place at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in the Town of Johnson.  On a later date a Mass and Celebration of Life for friends and family will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan.

Josephine was born on June 9, 1929, the daughter of Casimir and Veronica (Literski) Cyzan in Elton.  She graduated from Edgar High School.  On August 2, 1949, Josephine was united in marriage to Irvin Yessa, Sr. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edgar. He preceded her in death on December 29, 2010.

Josephine farmed with her husband in the Town of Johnson.  She also helped Irvin with his business, Bilt-Rite Products, and helped with delivering the Wausau Daily Herald in the Rib Falls and Hamburg area.  She also worked at Abby Cafe for several years.

Josephine was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan and a member of the PCCW.  She was a member of the Homemakers club.  Josephine loved making quilts with her family, crocheting, embroidery, and shaking dice.  She also enjoyed making wedding cakes for all of her children and many others.  Most importantly, Josephine cherished her family.

Josephine is lovingly survived by her ten children: Ronald (Judy) Yessa of Edgar, William (Mary) Yessa of Edgar, Lynette (Dennis) Myszka of Edgar, Deborah (David) Weber of Stratford, Irvin Yessa Jr. of Wausau, Mary Jo (Dale) Kroening of Bowling Green, KY, John (Kelly) Yessa of Athens, Carl (Susan) Yessa of Edgar, Charles (Pamm)of Dorchester and Lou Ann (Stephen) Paul of Marathon.  She is further survived by her 28 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren and another, or more on the way!

She is further survived by her brother, Michael Cyzan of Wausau and her sister Phyllis Carney (Barney Reilly) of Madison; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is Preceded in death by her parents; her husband Irvin; five siblings: Laurette, Robert, Laurrain, Marcella and Casimir Jr.  several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and other relatives.

The family would like to thank the staff at Abbotsford Health Care Center and St. Croix Hospice for the compassionate care their mother received.