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Ordell Ann Yonkovich - Brookings: April 5, 1937 – May 7, 2014

Posted: Friday, May 9th, 2014




Ordell Ann Yonkovich, 77, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Brookings.

A visitation is from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday at Rude’s Funeral Home in Brookings.

She was born in Winthrop, Minn., on April 5, 1937, to Ann and August Habeck. She graduated from Winthrop High School in 1955 and received a degree in elementary education from Mankato State University. She married John F. (Jack) Yonkovich on June 21, 1958. She taught elementary school while Jack finished college.

Ordell made friends around the world, calling numerous communities ‘home’ over the past 60 years.

She was proud to call Brookings home, and enjoyed spending winters in Sun City West, Ariz. Ordell enjoyed golfing, traveling, playing mahjongg and having coffee with her friends. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Ordell is survived by her husband, Jack; daughter Amy (Darrell) Freese of Lake View, Iowa; sons Matt (Mary) Yonkovich of Brookings and Gregg (SueAnn) Yonkovich of Aberdeen; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Eidsness Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.










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