Governor Orders Flags To Half-Staff In Honor Of Lake Mills Fire Chief

(Lake Mills) Governor Tony Evers has ordered the flags to half-staff Sunday in honor of Lake Mills Fire Chief Todd Yandre. The 40-year veteran with the department passed away in the line of duty on February 15th. Initial reports indicated that Yandre died of a cardiac arrest.

Evers says by all accounts, Yandre was a caring and loyal friend, mentor, coach, husband, father, and grandfather who was dedicated to his community.

Yandre graduated from Lake Mills High School and later earned his degree in emergency management with an emphasis in fire safety from Lakeshore Technical College. He joined the Lake Mills Fire Department in 1981, becoming a full-time firefighter in 1995 and chief of the department in 2019. 

Services for Yandre will be held this Sunday in Lake Mills. Chief Yandre was 61-years-old.