1934 ~ DOROTHY YANKE ~ 2021

Posted: January 20th, 2021

Dorothea “Dorothy” Elsie Yanke of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Fred Yanke passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the age of 86 years. Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory her children: Phyllis Day Chief (Raymond Duchesneau), Harvey (Yvonne) Yanke, Leroy (Cheryl) Yanke, Marilyn (Glen) Emmelkamp, Valerie Yanke, and Sherry (Kevin) Rissling; 19 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; one sister, Ida (Larry) Ehnes; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Dorothy was also predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Lydia Schmidt; one brother, Johnny Schmidt; and three sisters, Anne Urichuk, Shirley Lawson, and Jacqueline, in infancy. Dorothy was born on July 2, 1934 in Manyberries, AB. She married Fred Yanke on December 28, 1951. They settled in Orion, AB where they raised their family and she worked as a homemaker and a bus driver before moving to Medicine Hat in 1976. Dorothy built a career as a seamstress, was a fabulous cook/baker and was very creative. She enjoyed cake decorating, colouring, sewing, and Swedish weaving. She was very proud to have sewn the wedding dresses for each of her daughters. Dorothy was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 22, 2021 at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, with Pastor Bob Church officiating. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the service will be by invitation only. Friends are invited to view the service via live streaming at www.saamis.com through the webcast link on Dorothy’s memorial page. Streaming will begin at 12:55 p.m. on the day of service. Memorial gifts in Dorothy’s name may be made to Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1 – 020 HRIF-East, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1 or South Country Village, 1720 Bell Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5G1. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Dorothy Yanke. Funeral arrangements by

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

2 Condolences for “1934 ~ DOROTHY YANKE ~ 2021”

  1. Sheila says:

    To all my cousins and their families,
    We were saddened to hear of Auntie Dorothy’s passing. We’re with you in our thoughts today, you’re with us in each prayer, because we understand, but , most of all…because we care. We have many wonderful memories of time spent at your home with Auntie Dorothy cooking us a delicious German meal. She was a sweet, kind and loving lady.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Sheila, Randy & Family.

  2. Mable Johnson says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Dorothy”s family.She was a great friend and neighbor.May she rest in peace.

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