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Greenlawn Funeral Home

6750 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Victoria Yoquelet

December 10, 1933June 11, 2020
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Victoria Yoquelet, 86, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Kingston Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, surrounded by family. She was born in Mansfield, OH to the late Spero and Fanny Christoff who were Macedonian immigrants from Bulgaria. After graduating from Central Catholic High School she worked for the Beneficial Finance Company. In 1956 she married Paul Yoquelet and they were married for 60 years. As a homemaker Victoria kept alive her parents' cultural traditions, and spicy Macedonian food dishes were regular fare at the dinner table. Outside the home, she and Paul owned and operated Yoquelet's Tavern. Victoria enjoyed playing cards, golfing with her husband, and was a regular at local bingo halls where she made some lasting friendships. Above all else, Victoria was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her children, Michael Paul Yoquelet, Karen Ann (Doug) Miller, and Susan Marie (Jim) Hanke; grandchildren, Kristopher Miller, Craig and Kelsey Yoquelet, Erin (Chris) Shriver, and Amy (Shawn) Conklin; great-grandchildren Benjamin Conklin and Logan Shriver; and her sister Florence Partee. Victoria was preceded in death by her husband, and by her brother James (Sam) Christoff. Funeral service 1:00 pm Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Greenlawn Funeral Home with calling one hour prior to the service and burial following in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Catholic Church or the American Stroke Association. (www2.heart.org)

  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Catholic Church
  • Turnstone Center

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 20, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 20, 2020

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Kelly Stuckey

June 14, 2020

Always enjoyed spending time with Vickie, whether at Bingo or out for dinner. Will miss her dearly.

Joan Feichter

June 13, 2020

Vicky & I have been friends friends for 70 years. We both went to Central Catholic. Vicky was a year ahead of me so we did not hang out then but got to talking up at the "House Parties" at Bledsoes Beach at Lake James close to Angola In. The groups she was with were going to make mashed potatoes and wanted gravy but no one knew how to make it. I came over and showed them how to do it. that started a beautiful friendship. I eventually introduced Paul to Vicky and we have been great friends with so many memories. Card club with the Steinackers, Walkers . The many times we did the St Jude Festival when Paul & I would cook the food and Vicky and Dean cheer us on. We even did Dwenger one year, but to old to try again. So many fun times. The only thing we did not share was Bingo. She took me once but could not get interested in it.
Good bye dear friend, see you soon in Heaven.

Cheri Klopfenstein

June 13, 2020

I loved having Vickie for a client. We always had a lot to talk about and she always worried that I would forget how she liked the sides of her hair...I never did. So thankful that I had some time with her and also got to know Karen, who will always be a dear friend. Hope there is bingo in heaven, not sure about pull tabs though!!!

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