Wyona (Sis) Cordina Aden Yackel, 89, of St. James, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System - St. James.
Wyona (Sis) Cordina Aden Yackel, 89, of St. James, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System - St. James. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 19 at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church in St. James with Rev. Martin Lopahs officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. James. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James and one hour before services at the church on Monday. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.
Wyona was born July 28, 1927 in Mt. Lake to John and Margaret (Menssen) Aden. She lived in Cottonwood County for eight years before moving to Watonwan County for six years. They moved to St. James where she went to St. Paul's Lutheran School and graduated from the eighth grade. She was baptized Aug. 27, 1927 in Mt. Lake and confirmed on June 14, 1942 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in St. James. She married Merlyn Yackel on June 29, 1947 at St. Paul's where she was a lifelong member and active in the choir. She worked at Watonwan Memorial Hospital in housekeeping for many years. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Aux. She moved into Brandt Ridge June 20, 2012. She enjoyed their entertainment, playing bingo, crafts and going out to eat. Sis never missed a Twins game. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren every time they came home to visit.
Wyona is survived by her daughters: JoAnn (Eldon) Janzen of Butterfield, Carol (Scott) Melick of New Ulm; grandchildren: Jeanna, Chad, Sara, Mandy, Stephanie, and Tim; great-grandchildren: Evan, Dylan, Katelyn, Noah, Lucas, Aaron, Nicholas, Natalie, Doni and Lita; and brother-in-law: Eugene Yackel of Naples, Fla. She is preceded in death by her husband, Merlyn; son, Terry; grandson, Matthew; and great-grandson, Jonathan; and all her brothers and sisters.