BEAVER DAM – Jeanette Minnie (Yagodinski) Paul
The Lord took Jeanette to her eternal, joyous home in heaven on May 5, 2021, at the age of 82, after her courageous battle against cancer. She was born on August 4, 1938 in Beaver Dam, to Clarence J. and Minnie (Wendorf) Beske. She became a child of God through Holy Baptism on August 28, 1938, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church and confirmed on May 18 by Rev, L.C. Kirst. She remained a life-long member of St. Stephens and treasured the gift of salvation earned for her by Jesus.
Jeanette was married to Gerald Yagodinski on August 6, 1960. He preceded her in death on July 18, 2005. She married Warren Paul on October 24, 2009. He preceded her in death on April 19, 2018.
Jeanette was a lifetime resident of the Beaver Dam area. She attended grade school at St. Shephen’s Lutheran School and graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1956. She worked at The Old National Bank in Beaver Dam, Kmart in Beaver Dam and Hartford, then retired from Metals USA in Horicon. Jeanette enjoyed polka dancing, motorcycling, sewing, crocheting, other crafts, deer hunting with her family, and especially time spent with her grandchildren and watching their events.
Jeanette will be remembered by all who knew her as one of the most positive, and kind people one could ever meet. Her smile, gift of conversation, and recall of even the smallest detail will be greatly missed.
Jeanette is survived by her four children: Dan (Penny) Yagodinski of Beaver Dam, Sue (Mike) Heathman of Plainfield, IN, Lisa Yagodinski of Hartford, and Dean (Rebecca) Yagodinski of Manitowoc. Ten grandchildren: Laine and Paige Yagodinski, Charles (Amanda), Logan, Jesse, and Tessa Heathman, Stephen (Marissa) Imboden, Hannah nee: Yagodinski (Seth) Hillmer, Sarah (fiance’ Thomas Schneiker), and Luke Yagodinski, and six great-grandsons: Hiro, Grim, and Kyan Heathman, and Isaac, Jacob, and Marcus Imboden. She is further survived by sisters-in-law, Donna and Carol Beske, Carol (Jim) Parish, Donna (Jerry) Priewe, brother-in-law, Randy (Charlotte) Paul, and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
She is further survived by her four very beloved step-children: Robert (Nancy Holtz) Paul, Dawn (Robert) Locy, Janet (Alberto) Alicea, Scott (Karen) Paul. Three step-grandchildren: Nicole (Eric) Gruenewald, Nathaniel Paul (Christina Grey), and Vanessa Paul (fiance’ Michael Brown). Five step-great grandchildren, Vaidah, Julian, Londyn, Greyson, and Declan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and brothers Clarence (Butch) Beske, Jr. and Gerhardt Beske.
The family would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to the pastors at St. Stephen’s for their many visits, offering Jeanette strength through God’s Word and Sacrament, as well as the Hillside Hospice nurses, Shayla, Debbie, Lola, Denise, and staff for their compassion and care.
A visitation will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021 at St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., and also on Saturday, May 15th from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Rev. Seth Dorn will officiate. Interment will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Face coverings and social distancing are encouraged.
Memorials may be given to St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Beaver Dam.
Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.