Yahr, Warren J.

Died: 11 July 2023

Warren James Yahr, born 6 March 1928.  Passed on to eternal life 11 July 2023 at Arbor Glen Senior Living in Lake Elmo, MN.  

Warren was born on the family farm in Waubeka, WI, graduating from Port Washington High School in 1945.  He served in the US Forest Service during the fire seasons of 1944, 1945 and 1948 on look-out towers in the Clearwater National Forest in Idaho.  He turned these experiences into an award-winning book.  He also served in the US Navy from 1945 until 1947.  He worked for Wisconsin Electric Power Co at the Port Washington power plant from 1948 until his retirement in 1985.  In 1953 he purchased land in Three Lakes, WI, building first a 3-season cottage and later a retirement home.  He married Carol Yahr on 29 June 1956. They were happily married until her death in 2009.  

He was an avid fisherman and hunter, proud of all the fish he caught and the big bucks he harvested, and very proud of his garden.  He was also a woodworker, cutting trees in the woods, hauling them to sawmills, planing the wood and turning it into many pieces of hand-made furniture.  

He was active in his communities in many ways, helping clean Cedar Creek in Cedarburg, as well as building a gazebo in Three Lakes and several buildings for the Three Lakes Historical Society.

Preceded in death by father Walter Yahr, mother Edna (Clausing) Yahr, sister Doris (Yahr) Aufderheide, wife Carol (Laubenstein) Yahr, and daughter-in-law Susan (DeMuth) Yahr.  Survived by son Steven (Carol), daughter Laura (Mick), grandchildren Katherine (Adam), Kjirsten, Lisa, Nicki (Brent), Kristi (Mark), Amy, and Peter (Kaitlyn), great grandchildren Logan, Tessa, Henry, Greyson, and Brooklyn as well as lots of family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday August 12 at 1PM at the Chapel In The Pines, 7793 Preachers Point Road, Three Lakes, WI.

Warren is listed in the 4th edition of the Friedrich Seidemann Family Tree Book on page 372 with his parents, his wife, their children and their grandchildren. He is a 5th generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosine Seidemann and his genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Rosina, Clara, Walter, and Warren.