Posted: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
PAW PAW - Joe Yenerich, 53, of Paw Paw died May 19, 2013 surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle against a long illness.
A funeral service to celebrate Joe’s life was held at 11 a.m. on May 23 at First Presbyterian Church of Paw Paw, with a one hour visitation before the service. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation was from 4-9 p.m. May 22 at the Torman Funeral Home, Paw Paw.
Mr. Yenerich was born Oct. 3, 1959 to Ray and Ruth Yenerich.
Survivors include his devoted wife and best friend, Pat; two cherished stepdaughters, April Gracz and Kristen (Jerry) Mielnikiewicz; four sisters, Susan (Denny) Prentice, Rita (Dave) Beam, Mary (Reid) Rissman and Judy (Chuck) Bergsmith; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Marianne Boncela; a sister-in-law, Cheryl (Chris) Sonne; two brothers-in-law, Jeff (Lori) Strunka and Mike (Gerry) Strunka and their children; and all the friends he made along his journey and held in his heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Mike.
Mr. Yenerich spent most of his life doing what he loved, farming.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.TormanFuneralHome.com.