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Steve J. Yatso
Steve J. Yatso, 90, Boulder City, Nv., formerly of Wisconsin, passed away Sunday afternoon, Jan. 5 at the home of his niece near Black Creek.
Born Feb. 1, 1923 in Exeter, Pa., to Steven Sr. and Mary (Mikeska) Yatso, as a little boy he moved with his parents to the Oconto Falls area where he graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1942. After graduation, he entered the United States Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was honorably discharged from the military and started a gym equipment manufacturing company which he owned and operated for many years. He married the former Ruth Grider and they lived in California and later relocated to Nevada where they enjoyed spending time with their large family and friends.
He enjoyed fishing with his brothers and family members in area lakes in Wisconsin, annual trips to Canada and receiving a variety of tasty sweet treats from his family. Always a Marine, he felt privileged to have gone on an Honor Flight with his fellow comrades within the past two years.
Survivors are three siblings, Paul (friend Clara) Yatso and Irene Wos, both of Lena and George (Shirley) Yatso, Oconto Falls; a brother-in-law, Cletus Weinfurter, New Berlin; nieces; nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth; a brother, John (Marie) Yatso; a sister, Mary Weinfurter; a sister-in-law, Audrey Yatso and a brother-in-law, Roman Wos, Sr.
Visitation was held at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls after 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 until the time of prayer services at noon with Deacon Walt Kaszynski officiating. Burial with military honors was held at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Ca.