Obituaries

In Memory Of

Burnell W. "Barney" Yaeger
September 14, 1929 - July 20, 2017


Visitation:
Friday, July 28th, 2017 - 10:00AM to 11:00AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
121 N. Main Street
Greenwood, WI  54437

Services:
Friday, July 28th, 2017 - 11:00AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
121 N. Main Street
Greenwood, WI  54437

Full Obituary

     BURNELL W. "BARNEY" YAEGER, age 87, of Greenwood, WI, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the House of the Dove, in Marshfield.  Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, July 28, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Greenwood.  Rev. Charles Hiebl will officiate and burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Weyer, Jason Weyer, Mike Hargesheimer, Denny Heidtke, Don Sykora and Leon Zwiefelhoffer.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, from 10am until time of service.
     Burnell Walter Yaeger was born on September 14, 1929 in Marshfield, WI, the son of Walter J. and Esther E. (Haslow) Yaeger.  He was raised and received his education in Marshfield, graduating from Marshfield Senior High School in 1947.  Barney then attended Fond du Lac Business School and studied accounting/bookkeeping.  He was drafted into the U.S. Army on May 22, 1951 and served until his honorable discharge on May 21, 1953.  After returning from the service, Barney went to work for Grassland Dairy, in Greenwood, as a bookkeeper.  He was united in marriage to Carol J. Schmitz on April 20, 1954 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood.  They lived in Loyal for 2 years and then built a house in Greenwood.  He retired from Grassland in April 1995 after almost 41 years of employment.  During his retirement, Barney enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Birchwood.
     He had many interests, but especially loved spending time with family and friends, traveling, fishing, camping, bowling, and playing cards.
     Barney was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society.
     He will be dearly missed by his wife, Carol, of Greenwood;  five children:  D-Ann Weyer of Marshfield,  Jim (Sue) of Eau Claire,  Joan (Tim) Bayuk of Wautoma,  Mike of Greenwood,  Pat (Jason) Lamovec of Willard;  five grandchildren:  Jen (Mike) Hargesheimer of McKinney, TX,  Jeremy Weyer of Marshfield,  Jill (Scott) Esser of Christ Church, New Zealand,  Jason (Becky) Weyer of Verona,  Logan Bayuk of Stevens Point;  seven great-grandchildren:  Reese, Ryan and Jace Hargesheimer,  Aubrey and Ainsley Esser, and Alexis and Isaac Weyer;  one sister:  Audrey Boushon of McFarland, WI;  one sister-in-law:  Kitty Yaeger of Sun Prairie;  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     Barney was preceded in death by his parents;  two grandsons:  Chris Yaeger and Austin Bayuk; and one brother:  Orval Yaeger.