FAIRMONT- Funeral services for Yvonne M. Gunnink, 70, of Fairmont will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will be held at a later date in the Hillside Cemetery in LeSuer. Visitation will be one hour prior to the time of service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Yvonne passed away Wednesday evening, July 24, 2013, at her home in Fairmont. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Yvonne Marie (Yunker) Gunnink was born on April 22, 1943, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Lafayette and Dorothy Yunker.
On Feb. 14, 1987, Yvonne was united in marriage to Wendell Z. Gunnink at Camila Rose in Minneapolis. Yvonne and Wendell later moved to Fairmont, Minn., where Yvonne worked at STEP Inc. in Blue Earth.
In her spare time, Yvonne enjoyed coloring, visiting with friends and family, listening to Elvis music, and eating pizza. She was an avid animal lover and had a special place in her heart for cats. Yvonne especially enjoyed visits from "Bella" the hospice dog. She and Wendell looked forward to trips to the casino to play the slots and also cherished time spent together visiting. Yvonne's zest for life and wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed by those who loved her and called her friend.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Wendell Gunnink of Fairmont, Minn.; brother, Robert (Ginny) Yunker; mother-in-law, Arlene (Chuck) Palmquist; three sisters-in-law; one foster brother-in-law; many nieces, nephews, and extended family as well as her family and friends at REM and STEP.
Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents, Lafayette and Dorothy Yunker; an infant sister; her grandparents; and one nephew.