Thomas Yeater

Obituary of Thomas Yeater

Thomas “Thom” Yeater, age 59, of Wisconsin Rapids, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at his residence.

Thom was born January 27, 1959 in Laona, Wisconsin to Laverne and Margie (Campbell) Yeater.  He married Lisa Wirth on March 7, 1992 in Wisconsin Rapids.

Thom worked as an over the road truck driver for many years.

 Thom was an exceptional cook and was known for his delicious stuffed lasagna, meatloaf and special hams on holidays.  He enjoyed doing crafts and making projects.   Thom had an excellent sense of humor and loved to play jokes on his daughter and sister, especially on April Fools Day.  He was also known to make up a jingle or two and sing it to make everyone laugh.  He treasured time spent with family.  The family has many fond memories of camping trips to Dexterville Park.  In earlier years, Thom traveled to Hawaii, Japan, and San Francisco where he discovered the art of floral arranging; skills he used to handmake the arrangements for his wedding.

Thom is survived by his wife, Lisa; children: Travis Yeater, Stacy Kietzer, Thomas (Melynda) Yeater Jr.; grandsons: Jonathon and Hezekiah; great-granddaughter, Emberlyn; sisters: Mona, Lynette (Steve), Debby (Dave), and Amy; and his mother-in-law, Linda Wirth.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dean, and brother-in-law, Thomas.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids.  Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Nekoosa.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.