THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Cliff J. Yuma, Sr.
Cliff J. Yuma, sr., 35, of Oconto Falls died suddenly Thursday evening, May 23 at a Green Bay hospital, following complications with cancer which was diagnosed two weeks ago.
Born Jan. 8, 1978 in Green Bay to Jay and Shirley (DeBauche) Yuma, he grew up in Hickory, where he attended Suring Public Schools and graduated high school with the Class of 1996.
On Oct. 5, 2002 he married Crystal Heimerl at St. Michael Catholic Church in Suring. The couple had four children and lived all their married lives in Oconto Falls where he followed in his family tradition of being a glazier. He installed commercial glass in numerous large buildings throughout the Midwest through HJ Martin and Klien-Dickert. As a proud and devoted father, he enjoyed coaching his kid's baseball and footballs teams as well as helped with their wrestling programs. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Oneida Tribe of Indians.
Survivors are his wife, Crystal Yuma; four children, Cliff, jr., Grant, Allison and Evan, all at home; his mother, Shirley Yuma of Calumet, MI; his in-laws, Ray and Helen Heimerl of Suring; a sister, Gania (Harry) Jacquet of Oconto Falls; half brothers and sisters, Gene (Joanne) Yuma of Hickory, Joyce (fiance, Wayne) Yuma of Gillett, Amy (Earl) Habeck of Little Suamico, Helen (John) Brossart of Colorado, Cheryl DeNoble of Pewaukee and Bill (Deb) DeNoble of Green Bay; three brothers-in-law, Stan (Cherie) Heimerl of Illinois and Jeff (Mary) Heimerl and Ray (Jenny) Heimerl, all of Suring; special family friend, George DeForge and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation was held after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at St. Anthony Catholic Church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Fr. Joel Sember officiated and burial was in Hickory Cemetery, Town of Maple Valley. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls served the family.
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