Ordella L. Yess

Ordella Luella Yess, age 90 of Waseca, died on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Janesville Nursing Home.

Born on March 27, 1925 in Alton Township, Waseca County, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Otto and Emma (Rux) Rudolph.  She attended school in Alton Township.  Ordella married Roy Andrew Yess on June 16, 1948 in Smith’s Mill.  She was employed at the E.F. Johnson Co. in Waseca until her retirement.  Ordella enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, and making quilts.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church-Wilton.

She is survived by her children, Gerald Yess of Waseca, LeRoy (special friend, Annie) Yess of Owatonna, Roger (Kathy) Yess of New Richland, Barbara (Floyd) Herme of Janesville, Mavis (Ralph) Brandenburg of Pemberton, Loretta (Duane) Lau of Janesville, Janice DeLaCruz of Madelia and Judy Yess of Madelia, 13 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 11 step-great grandchildren.  She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Betty Blowers of Wells and Violet Sell of Waseca.   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy in 2001; five brothers, one in infancy, Leslie, Delmer (Arlene) Rudolph, Elmer Rudolph, Donald (Gertrude) Rudolph; sister, Bernice (William) Miller; son-in-law, Phil DeLaCruz; grandson-in-law, John Murphy; and two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Jaxson Lau.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church-Wilton with Rev. Larry Sipe officiating.  Burial will be at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca.   Visitation will be held on Sunday, one hour before services at the church.  

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