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Alberta Helen Yelavich

August 9, 1921April 23, 2020

Alberta Helen Yelavich, age 98, of Coldwater, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Drews Place of Coldwater.

Alberta was born on August 9, 1921 in Branch County, Michigan to H.D. “Bill” and Mable (Kaufmann) Ball, they preceded her death.

On July 8, 1950 she married John A. “Jay” Yelavich. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, John Dean (Doris) Yelavich of Coldwater, Michigan, a grandson, Andrew Yelavich, niece, Marsha (William) Reynolds, great-nieces, Joan Rodriguez, Stephanie Johnston, and Laura Reynolds, great-nephews, Eric Stagemeyer, and Todd Johnston, great-great-nieces, Malia Rodriguez, and Piper Rodriguez, and a great-great-nephew, Chandler Stagemeyer.

She was also preceded in death by an infant son, W.M. Yelavich, a sister, Frances Ball, a brother, Rex Ball, and a niece, Kasandra Johnston.

A private family graveside service will take place at California Cemetery, Montgomery, Michigan.

Memorial donations in her memory may be directed to the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Elementary School, 79 Harrison Street, Coldwater, Michigan 49036.


  • Private Family Graveside Service


Alberta Helen Yelavich

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Kim Lane

May 5, 2020

I am so very sorry to see Alberta has passed away. My sincere sympathy to each of you. I first met Alberta at The Laurels, when my mom was there for a month. She and her sister became my friends and I thought they were adorable...especially Alberta. Frances was a little cranky...but I would always try to cheer her up. Two years passed and I never forgot Alberta. We met up once again, when my mom was placed at Drew's Place. I was totally amazed that Alberta remembered me! I was so grateful to see her! She was full of smiles, spunk and humor. My mom's stay at Drew's was short...I only wish I had gone back to see Alberta again. She was truly remarkable and fun! I loved watching her make her laps up and down the hallways. She will be missed. I wish I could hug her once more and tell her she left an impression on me! She made a difference! Rest in peace, dear Alberta! xo


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