– On July 8, 2016, the soul of Barbara K. Yapp departed from Gunderson Health System of LaCrosse and entered into God’s heavenly kingdom.
Barb first glimpsed the world on January 9 of 1953, the firstborn of Quintin and Marian (Marsolek) Pronschinske. Barb soon became a role model to six younger siblings whom she guided daily and loved immensely. Barb was later blessed with four wonderful children of her own during her finite marriage to Doug Yapp. Barb cherished each of her children and was able to witness their growth everyday as a stay-at-home mom. In her life, Barb had a great capacity for enjoying the simple things: visiting with family, tending her garden, selling MaryKay cosmetics, sharing a smile, and lending her helping hands to those in need. She was always quick with a compliment, even to those she’d just met. During Barb’s two-and-a-half-year fight with cancer, her strength and determination shown as never before. Though cancer claimed her body, it could never break her beautiful soul. Those whom she left on Earth are thankful that she has now found painless peace, and eagerly await a reunion with Barb. Thank you for being our rock and inspiration, and now, our angel.
Survivors include four children, Quint (Denise) Yapp of Fountain City, Michael Yapp of Independence, Mark Yapp of Eau Claire and Laura (Allan) Hakes of Wausau; parents, Quintin and Marian Pronschinske of Arcadia; six siblings, Dave (Karen) Pronschinske of Dodge, Mary (Curt) Rotering of Waumandee, Kenny (Marj) Pronschinske of Ogden, Utah, Rollie (Roxie) Pronschinske of Arcadia, Patti (Jeff) Sonsalla of Galesville and Anita (Eric) Knutson of Onalaska; three grandchildren, Grant, Lexi and Delaney Yapp; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Edison Funeral Home, Independence, and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
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