Thelma "Vicki" Matzke Yerke, New Lisbon, WI/Delavan, WI (1943-2014)

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

January 3, 1943 - June 16, 2014

Thelma "Vicki" Matzke Yerke, 72, currently of New Lisbon, WI, and longtime Delavan resident, died Monday, June 16, 2014, in Mauston of an apparent heart attack. Vicki was born Jan. 3, 1943, in DeKalb, IL, the daughter of Enus A. Baie and Mabel Grace Roberts. After high school, she married Tom Matzke, who predeceased her. She, then, married James A. Yerke in April of 2000, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Vicki was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She loved crafts, especially at Christmas time when she handmade decorations. She loved her family and was a avid fisherman. Vicki always wore an endearing smile.

Vicki is survived by her husband, James of New Lisbon; a son, Tim (Becky) Matzke of Darien; and a daughter, Tammy Davis of Delavan; a step son, Ben of Clinton, WI; a sister, Lorraine (Art) Fields of DeKalb; her grandchildren: Shannon, Rachael, Jessie, Zeek, Brandy, Heather and Joey; and many great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, at OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH with the Rev. Robert P. Rickman officiating. Friends may call at the CHURCH from 9 a.m. until the service time. Memorials in Vicki's name may be made to the church. BETZER FUNERAL HOME of Delavan is serving the family.


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