THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Eugene M. Yuma
A gathering of family and friends for Eugene M. Yuma, 56, of Suring, was held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Sunday, June 9 from 11 a.m. until the memorial service at 1 p.m. with Pastor Mark Kostreva officiating. He passed away at home on Wednesday, June 5, following a six month battle with cancer.
Born in Hickory on Sept. 1, 1956 to Jay Yuma and Ethelyn Eddy (Knaus) Parafiniuk, he spent most of his life in Hickory and attended Suring public school.
He moved to Green Bay during high school and graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1974. He followed his fathers trade and became a Journeyman Glazier, installing commercial glass in numerous large buildings throughout the Midwest. In 2008 he became a union field representative/organizer for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. He took great pride in his work and jobs.
He was a CCD teacher youth baseball coach and a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Suring Antique Tractor Association. He volunteered for many community events and enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and loved to sing. He was a member of the Klondike Community Church.
His wife, Joanne survives, along with two sons, Brad (Katrina) Riesterer and Brett (Courtney) Yuma; a daughter, Alicia (Brandon) Prochnow; stepchildren, Jennifer Paholke, Jessica Paholke, Joel Paholke and Jacob Paholke; his mother, Eddy Parfiniuk; siblings, Cheryl DeNoble, Bill (Deb) DeNoble, Helen (John) Brossart, Joyce (Wayne Wilcox) Yuma, Amy (Earl) Habeck and Gania (Harry) Jacquet; three grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Crystal Yuma; numerous nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Margie Will; sister-in-law, Margene McCollum; brothers-in-law, Brian Jones, Tom (Ann) Jones and Kyle (Jacqie) Will.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jay Yuma and a brother, Cliff Yuma.