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On September 5, 1953, she was united in marriage to Robert D. Godard who preceded her in death, January 19, 1994. In her early years, Yvonne owned and operated a consignment store, Hand N Heart and was also employed by several real estate offices. Lastly she was the President of Yvonne Godard Realty for a number of years.
She served as president of the Board of Realtors and was named “Realtor of the Year” in 1987. Above all she was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who cherished time spent with her family.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Kathleen (Joseph) Makowka, Sarah (Marie) Godard, Mary Godard (Patrick Wait), Steven (Beth) Godard; eight grandchildren, Michael (Holly) Makowka, Theresa (Andrew) Jensen, Brian (Emilie) Berthelsen, Joseph Rasmussen, Vanessa Hall (Nicole Turner), Tiffany Hall (fiancé, Jason Perez), Jennifer (Shirley) Crowe, Amanda (Lee) Mallett; eleven great-grandchildren, Ella Ann Makowka, Natalie, Brian and Adrianna Berthelsen, Jace Rasmussen, Dylan Hall, Parker Benoit, Alejandro Cervantes, Neveah Crowe, Shalyn Gaal, Liam Mallett, Anna Hernandez; brother-in- law and sister-in- law, Raymond (Jutta) Godard; special dear friends, Scott (Lisa) Wilde and their children, Paige, Brooke and Casey; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by five sisters; one brother; and her companion, Delroy Wright.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 2 until 4 p.m. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the Wisconsin Humane Society have been suggested.
A very special thank you to her caregivers, Connie Nowik, Vanessa Hall and to Home Instead and Wheaton Franciscan Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.