William Paul Yoggerst
October 21, 1942 – January 30, 2019
Bill “Yogi” Yoggerst, 76, of Springfield, passed away at 1:00pm on January 30, 2019, in Mesa, Arizona, surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Springfield, October 21, 1942, to Violet and Edmund Yoggerst. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, David Yoggerst. He married Susan L. Davies on April 11, 1981, in Springfield and she survives.
He is also survived by two children, Mark (Sadie) Yoggerst of Springfield and Lynn (Steve) Sypniewski of Howell, Michigan, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sister Elizabeth Larsen of Austin, Texas, sisters-in-law Karen Yoggerst of Rochester, Cindy Davies of Springfield, nieces and nephews, Don (Deb) Yoggerst and children of Riverton, Ken Yoggerst and children of Rochester, Scott Yoggerst of Atlanta, Georgia, Brent (Toni) Larsen and child of Austin, Texas and Dawn Larsen of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin and her children.
Yogi worked for 30 years as a glass installer for Globe Glass Company and other glass companies and for the Public Works department, city of Springfield for 14 years. In retirement he worked for Velasco Tennis Center and Stonewheel Auto Parts.
Yogi was a friend of Bill W. and helped others along the way.
He was a former Democrat precinct committeeman. Yogi was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was an avid Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks fan and enjoyed the Cubs Spring Training games in Mesa. He followed NASCAR for many years driving his motor home to races all over the country. Yogi loves his family and enjoyed following the sports activities of his grandchildren Meaghan and John and of his nephews and nieces. He was a good man.
Yogi had a bigger than life personality and was loved by many. He and Sue retired for the winters to Mesa Regal RV Resort on Mesa, Arizona for the past 14 years. There, Yogi took up tennis and had a wonderful life surrounded by dear friends from all over the United States and Canada.
A memorial service will take place in Mesa, Arizona in February 1, 2019 and a service at St. John’s Lutheran Church will be announced and held in June.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or American Lung Association.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
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