Frank R. Yinko Jr., 64, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at his home.
Frank was born February 26, 1949 in Sheboygan to Frank Sr. and Myra (Haakenson) Yinko.
He attended Bethlehem Grade School and was a life-long member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Frank graduated from South High School, Class of 1967.
On October 20, 1979 Frank and Wendy Gorr were united in marriage at Zion United Church of Christ.
Frank proudly served his country in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam Conflict. Following his honorable discharge, Frank began to work at The Sheboygan Paint Company and went on to earn an Associate’s Degree from L.T.C. Frank retired after 41 years with The Sheboygan Paint Co. and he was proud that he never missed a day of work.
Frank was an avid golfer, he enjoyed reading and listening to audio books. He loved to cook and was known for his excellent pizza, lasagna, and jerky. Frank loved his weekly date night with Wendy.
In addition to his wife, Wendy, Frank is survived by his children, Frank III (Mandi) Yinko of Milwaukee, Rob (Pam) Yinko of Cedar Grove, Jim (Becca) Yinko of Madison, Laurie (Jamie) Groh of Pewaukee; grandchildren, Ben and Katherine Yinko, Isaiah Yinko, Chase and Hudson Yinko, and Jaxson Groh; two sisters, Vickie (Bob) Nickel and Candy (Bob) Hendrickson; sister-in-law, Debbie (Paul) Healy; brother-in-law, Pete (Brenda) Gorr; mother- and father-in-law, Elaine and Charlie Gorr; nieces, Wendy (Joel) Greisch, Kris Hendrickson, Jen Hendrickson, Emily Healy, Jessie DeVries; nephews, Rick (Abby) Yinko, Ryan Yinko, Reid Yinko, Derek Healy, Tom Healy, Brandon Gorr, Matthew and Joey Gorr; great-nieces and great-nephews; other family; friends, John Rautmann, Dan Riviers and John Renzelmann; and our special Beer-thirty friends.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard Yinko.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1121 Georgia Avenue, Sheboygan. Rev. James L. Hartman will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Additional time of visitation will be held Friday, November 1, 2013 at Ballhorn Chapels and Crematory in Sheboygan from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Full military honors will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Frank’s name.
The family of Frank would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Rev. James L. Hartman,
Dr. Bettag and the staff at Matthew’s Oncology, the Hospice Nurses of St. Nicholas Hospital Home Health & Hospice and staff at St. Nicholas Hospital.