Lewis A. Yuker, age 77, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at Riverside Assisted Living in Royalton, as the result of a stroke.
He born was the son of William and Lillian (Bartels) Yuker, May 3, 1937, in Spring Valley, Wis. He attended Ladysmith area schools before joining the U.S. Naval Reserves – Construction Battalion. Louie was previously married to Mary Elaine Stine and they had seven children. Louie retired in 1996 from the Operating Engineers Local Union No. 139 in Pewaukee, Wis. after 35 adventurous and dedicated years of being a heavy equipment operator, business representative, equipment instructor and secretary/treasurer. Upon retiring he moved to Wyoming and purchased Deer Creek RV Campground. He later returned to Minnesota. In 2010, he was awarded Lifetime Membership in the International Union of Operating Engineers. He had a love for flying airplanes and attending auctions. His passions included attending grandkids ball games and making friends wherever he went.
Lewis is survived by his seven children, Lou Yuker, Jr. of Dousman, Wis., Wade (Josiana) Yuker of Spring Branch, Texas, Guy (Vicky) of Watertown, Wis., Bret (Cynthia) Yuker of Princeton, Laura Larson of Little Falls, Wes (Denise) Yuker of Becker and Thad (Cassie) Yuker of Becke; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Bette Rougeau of Florida.
He was preceded in death by parents, William and Lillian Yuker of Bruce, Wis.; brothers, Paul Yuker and Walter (Delores) Yuker.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., with the service at 11 a.m. with Pastor David P. Holte officiating. Interment will be at Freedhem Lutheran Cemetery in Freedhem.