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Official Obituary of

Nannette Colleta (Grice) Yakes

February 15, 1940 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Nannette Yakes Obituary

Nannette C Yakes, 83, of Lake Geneva passed away peacefully on October 30th, 2023, surrounded by her family at Lakeland Medical Center.  

Nannette was born February 15th, 1940, in Elkhorn Wisconsin to the late Roy and Maude (Helnore) Grice. She was the youngest of ten children. Nannette graduated from Elkhorn High School in 1958. On April 30th, 1962, Nannette was united into marriage to her “ever loving” David R Yakes at Como Community Church.

Nannette loved to read, listen to the radio, do word searches, and go shopping. Most of which were enjoyed even more with her kitty “Two Stroke” snuggling on her lap.  She loved her favorite perfume, “Charlie,” as well as getting rollers in her beautiful white hair. She absolutely loved babies, and everybody called her Grandma, or Grammy.  Nannette loved many things, but the love and devotion she had for her husband David, her sons, and grandchildren was unwavering until the end.  

Nannette is preceded in death by her infant son Daniel, her parents Roy and Maude (Helnore) Grice, siblings Honore, Marietta, Diana, Thorval, Stewart, Clifford, Laurel, Martin, and a beloved cat, Piwickett. 

Nannette is survived by her husband of 61 years David R Yakes. Three children, David S (Jewel) Yakes, Derk Yakes, and Dan (Shaune) Yakes. Grandchildren, Melissa (Justin) Kasten, Cierra Yakes, Hayden (Tori) Yakes, Kayla (Jacob) Lindberg, Sadie Yakes, Jamie Roth, and Sara Roth. One Great Grandchild, Rylan Kasten, and her sister Ivorine Brown, lovingly known as Starr. 

Services for Nannette will be held on Saturday November 18th, 2023, at 2:00pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be held from 12:00pm till the service at 2:00pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family has asked that you donate in Nannette’s name to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lake Geneva.. A link has been provided below.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
November 18, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church (N. Bloomfield Rd, Lake Geneva)

Memorial Service
November 18, 2023

2:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church (N. Bloomfield Rd, Lake Geneva)


Immanuel Lutheran Church
700 North Bloomfield Road, Lake Geneva WI 53147
Tel: 1-262-248-4211


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