Wednesday, November 6, 2013


George H. Yunk
George Henry Yunk, 74, died at St. Catherine's Hospital Sunday afternoon following a long illness.
Born in Somers, Wisconsin on June 23, 1900, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Yunk.  Mr. Yunk farmed in Somers Township until retiring five years ago.

He was a member of Somers Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include two brothers, Marvin A. Yunk, Elcho, Wisconsin; and Leslie f. Yunk, Somers; and a sister, Mrs. Merle (Lila) Maurer, Racine.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Lucy Glasman.  Union Grove Cemetery.
(Source:  Racine Journal June 8, 1975)

The Yunk farm was located on Highway E (Somers Road) between Highway 31 and Highway EA near the railroad tracks.

U.S. Census Information
John Yunk was born in 1871 in St. Jacoby, Holland
He died in Racine May, 1940
Immigrated 1873
Spouse:  Charlotte "Lottie" Jane Lee (1874-1955)
John and Charlotte were married April 11, 1899

Children of John and Lottie Yunk
Lucy Alice (1902-1971)
Marvin Alvin (1905-1982)
Lila Mildred, born 1908
Leslie Fred, born 1911

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