ADELINE M. YANKOWIAK

A. Yankowiak web photoAdeline Yankowiak died Friday, April 30, 2010. She was 83 years old.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 PM to 7 PM at Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora, and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mora.

Adeline M. Yankowiak was born on November 29, 1926, in Buckman, Minnesota to Paul and Frances (Cekalla) Kaiser. She grew up in Foley, Minnesota with 11 siblings. She was united in marriage to Roland Yankowiak on August 4, 1947. To this union 10 children were born. They resided on their same farm in Mora for 42 years. Adeline was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.

She made a lifelong career out of raising her family. Her favorite hobbies included flower and vegetable gardening, baking and canning. She enjoyed feeding the birds and everyone else who stopped by. She was famous for her homemade rolls, pickles and many Christmas cookie plates that she delivered to family and friends.

Adeline was a hardworking, caring and devoted person who put her faith and family first. Prayer was the most important part of her day. She enjoyed being surrounded by her family and hearing their laughter. She felt truly blessed having a loving family and always said she was the “luckiest mom in the world.” She especially enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren with love and food.

Adeline touched the lives of so many. She was an amazing wife, mom, grandma and friend. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Adeline is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roland; sons Bruce (Maggie) of Duluth, Greg (Deb) of Mora, Doug (Randi) of Mora, Mike (Sue) of Elk River, Tom of Cook; daughters Karen (Steve) Roles of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Mary Jo (Barry) Graber of Brook Park and Barb (Kevin) Herwig of Mora; sixteen grandchildren, John, Mark, Dave, Pete, Dan, Nicole, Kelsey, Ryan, Matt, Lindsay, Heather, Luke, Anni, Adam, Brad, and Aaron; six great-grandchildren, Ally, Caleb, Annika, Sofie, Theydon, and Adley. She is also survived by several step-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eleanore Trushenski of Elk River, Marie (Tom) Haley of Foley and sister-in-law Delores Paggen of Sartell. She was preceded in death by her son Steven and infant son Joseph, her parents, brothers, Tony, Pete, Clarence, Jim, Aloysius; and sisters, Rose LaFore, Leona Gonsier, Loretta Fisher and Dolores Maas, plus many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, May 5th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora. Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiated. Music was provided by Kris Paulson and Alexia Santele-Fox. Pallbearers were Adeline’s grandsons Dave Yankowiak, Dan Yankowiak, Pete Yankowiak, John Yankowiak, Luke Graber, Matt Roles, Aaron Yankowiak, Brad Yankowiak and Adam Herwig. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons Ryan Yankowiak and Mark Yankowiak. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mora.

7 guestbook entries for ADELINE M. YANKOWIAK

  1. Ronda Jannett May 2, 2010 at 8:33 am #

    Thinking of your entire family during this time of loss.

  2. Paul Nelson May 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    Greetings,
    I am sorry to hear about your mothers passing. I remember a lot of fun times when you were our neighbors, by the way who was it that ran over me on their bike and broke my leg???
    God bless you in this time of need and I will always remember your Mom.
    Paul Nelson

  3. Butch and Alma Haley May 3, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    So sorry to hear about Adeline. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Butch and Alma Haley.

  4. Terry, Kathy & Matt May 3, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Dear Barb, Kevin and Adam,
    We are so sorry to hear of your sad news. It was quite a shock when they made the announcement at church on Sunday. We want you to know that you are in our prayers and please call if you need anything!

  5. Donna Gray May 4, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My family has held yours so dear, beginning with Dad and Mom as well as Liz and I. We spent so many fun days at your home and farm, eating peapods right out of the garden and trying not to fall through holes in the barn! I also seem to remember a garage sale…
    Your mom was so good to ours when she was fighting cancer and it meant so much to see her. I will keep all of you close at heart. Donna Gray

  6. Lila Skramstad May 5, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    I am so sorry to hear that Adeline has left us. She was
    my hair salon friend for many years. She was a lovely lady. God bless

  7. Bill Yankowiak May 6, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Just googled Yankowiak and found this. God Bless. Bill Yankowiak

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