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04/04/2012 - Margarete I. Yeradi

Funeral services for Margarete I. Yeradi, age 98, of Chadron, Nebraska will be Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron with Father Tim Stoner and Father James Joseph officiating.
 
A memorial has been established for the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department or the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. Donations may be sent to First National Bank of Chadron, PO Box 1351, Chadron, NE 69337.
 
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
 
Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery.
 
A wake will be Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron.
 
Margarete passed away on March 30, 2012 at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs.
 
Margarete Irene Yeradi was born on March 25, 1914 in Lusk, Wyoming, as an only child of Richard and Agnes Klette. Margarete went to country school at Lusk, Wyoming until the 8th grade then boarded with a woman in Chadron, Nebraska while attending and graduating from Prep School. Margarete was raised on a sheep ranch and spent many hours riding horses. Many nights her father stayed out in the pastures, sleeping on a cot with a rifle close at hand, to keep the coyotes from the sheep.
 
Margarete met her husband August (Gus) Yeradi during a parade on Main Street in Chadron. They had 70 years together before his death.
 
Margarete enjoyed helping old friends and acquaintances with their Avon needs for 50 years. She truly enjoyed her Avon business and all the people she came in contact with. She was good to provide her family with their Avon needs and worked hard to meet campaign goals for the President’s Club Awards.
 
As a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron, she helped with Bazaars, greeted at mass, assisted in the Pre-School Religious Education classes, helped with the Halloween Party at the coloring booth, assisted with church decorating and cleaning, and participating in many of the family activities for the Knights of Columbus.
 
Margarete had a lot of fond memories of sharing in the activities and dinners of the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department as Gus was a member for many years. Margarete cherished for family and their times together. She was especially happy about the family reunion last summer where most of the family was able to attend.
 
Immediate Survivors:
 
Daughters: Sharlene (Lessman); Delores (Lori) and Bob Crawford and Cheryl and John Davis.
 
Sons: Thomas E. and Linda Yeradi and Thomas R. (who died at birth).
 
Grandchildren: 15
Great Grandchildren: 29
Great Great Grandchildren: 5

Several step grand and great grandchildren.
 
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.

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