A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galloway, with Deacon David Ashenbrenner presiding. Full military honors will be conducted by the Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post 502 following the service.
Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the service.
Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home in Wittenberg assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at schmidtschulta.com.
Mr. Yenter was born March 26, 1931, in the town of New Hope in Portage County, a son of the late Andrew and Pearl (Koziczkowski) Yenter.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. He was in the Western Air Defense in communications at Fort Lewis near Tacoma, Wash.
He was married to Theresa Wisinski Aug. 27, 1955, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
The couple lived in Milwaukee, settling in Germantown for more than 30 years until moving to Wittenberg.
He made his career as a heavy equipment operator in the Milwaukee area for 35 years until his retirement in 1993. He was a lifetime member of Operating Engineers Local 139.
He sang, played guitar and yodeled.
Survivors include his wife, Wittenberg; one daughter, Brenda (David) Flees; three sisters, Rita Shalewski, Galloway, Char Kranski-Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., and Patricia (John) Vander Koy, Eland; five brothers, Robert (Marian), Saukville, Daniel (Linda) and William, both of Elderon, Frederick (Karen), Galloway, and James (Mari) Hatley; two granddaughters, Holly (Henry) Osterbrink, and Heather Flees, both of Galloway; and two great-grandchildren, Simon Flees and Nora Osterbrink.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers, David, Chester, Conrad, Andrew Jr., Jerome, Joseph and Roger; and two sisters, Ramona Bauer and Theresa Wanta.