Bert L. Yeske, age 62, of Alexandria, formerly of Mound City, South Dakota, died Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Bethany Home in Alexandria.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Miltona. A memorial gathering will also be held on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 2 p.m - 5:30 p.m., at the Chapel at WestRidge of Minnetonka.
Bert LeRoy Yeske was born on January 2, 1955, to Bert and Doris (Miller) Hill in Minneapolis. He was adopted by Lester LeRoy Yeske when he was 11 years old. He attended Minneapolis Public Schools. Following his education, Bert worked at Ron’s Iron Works in Big Lake where he was injured on the job and became permanently disabled. Bert moved to Pollock, South Dakota in the late 1990’s. He met and married his wife, Joy Lynn Travis in 2001, in Mound City, South Dakota. Together they lived in Mound City until her death in August of 2017. Bert moved to Alexandria in October 2017, to be closer to family. He enjoyed working and tinkering on cars, and loved socializing with family, neighbors, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris in 2004; father, Lester in 2010; and wife, Joy Lynn.
Bert is survived by his sisters, Becky (Marvey) Mayer of Miltona and Marilyn Albert of Burnsville; step-daughter, Heather Travis of Mound City, South Dakota; and four nephews, Jesse (Teresa) Whipps, Lance Whipps, Christopher (Cindy) Whipps, and David Whipps.