James R. Yandre, 87, died on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 at his home.
He was born on Aug. 29, 1933 in Lake Mills, the son of the late Ora “Doc” and Martha (Lowell) Yandre.
He was a graduate of the Lake Mills High School, class of 1952.
On April 4, 1959 he married the former Bernice E. Powell. She died on Nov. 14, 2000.
Jim had been employed by Stoppenbach’s of Jefferson, owned and operated the Aztalan Inn with Bernice, and later retired from APV Crepaco.
He was a member of the Lake Mills American Legion Post #67, had served on the Lake Mills Fire Department for 17 years, and the Jefferson County Tavern League.
He enjoyed golfing, watching sports, attending activities for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, his Thursday morning Coffee group, and playing cards.
Survivors include his children, Mark Yandre, Todd (Monica) Yandre, Tammie (Eric) Garman, all of Lake Mills; six grandchildren, Caty (Pete) Schmitt, Jordan Yandre, Evan (Ashley) Yandre, McKenna (Dylan Jardine) Garman, Morgan Garman, Nycole Garman; three great grandchildren, Cora Schmitt, Bryn Schmitt, Zoey Schmitt; three sisters, Nancy (Laverne) Meng of Jefferson, Judith Mottl of West Bend, Mary (Dean) Garman of Lake Mills; one sister-in-law, Gerane Yandre; other relatives and friends.
Also preceded in death by his step parents, Ted and Helen Jones; sister, Sue (Mitch) Bertram; his twin brother, John Yandre; brother, Tom Yandre and brother-in-law, Ron Mottl.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at the Claussen Funeral Home in Lake Mills with private family services to follow.
Burial with Military Graveside Rites will be in Rock Lake Cemetery.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Lake Mills Fire Department.