November 23, 2020 – West Bend, WI – Kenneth Raymond Yahr, 86, died peacefully on Sunday, November 15.
He was born on May 24,1934. And was raised in the City of West Bend. He went to West Bend High School and graduated in 1953. Ken went to California and worked for the Parks Department for a few years.
He met and married Elizabeth Radtke on June 13,1964.They were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Kohler.
For many years he was employed at West Bend Public Works . He got called into work when they had emergencies like when the city had a tornado, and the ice storm. And when West Bend had blizzards, he worked many long hours.
Ken enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, traveling, genealogy and puttering in his downstairs workshop. He was a member of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church.
Ken is survived by his wife Elizabeth, his children Jeff from West Bend, Mark from Milwaukee, and Ann Troedel from West Bend. The family pet Kitty. His grandchildren Natasha and Andrew Troedel both from West Bend. His brother Bob Yahr from Janesville. And sister-in- law Dorothy Radtke from Fredonia. Ken is also survived by nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Marie Yahr (nee Pfieffer), brother Carl Yahr, sister-in-law Nancy Yahr, brother and sister-in-law Marion and Leroy Mueller, and parents-in-law Herman and Lasella Radtke.
A special thank you to: The West Bend Rescue and police officers. And all the wonderful kind people at Froedtert Hospital in West Bend.
Memorials are appreciated to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
Private family services were held due to COVID-19.