Anita M. Yeager, 74, of Nekoosa, passed away Friday, January 20th 2023, at her residence, surrounded by her children.
Anita was born June 10th, 1948 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Arthur “Kelly” and Zada Marie (Magee) Oberbeck. She graduated from Lincoln High School as a member of the Class of 1966. Anita met her loving husband and soulmate, Sam, in junior high school in 1961, and they never parted, marrying on April 5th, 1967.
Anita began her working career at Consolidated Papers, Inc. after high school, initially starting as a Mail Clerk in the “White House” at the Biron Division. She worked her way up in the company throughout the years, ultimately becoming a Systems Analyst in the Baldwin Building. A disability cut her career short, and she eventually retired in 1999. After retirement, Anita maintained contact with several of her close coworkers, as they often got together for what she called their “retiree lunches”, which she enjoyed.
Anita and Sam were blessed with 2 loving children, Andrew in 1967 and Heather in 1971. She was devoted to her family, her home and her pets. Her family, above all, meant everything to her. Anita had many talents and hobbies, including crocheting, painting and drawing. She enjoyed gardening with Sam, and took great pride in manicuring their beautiful yard and home.
Anita is survived by her children: Andrew (Tricia) Yeager of Rosendale, WI, and Heather Yeager of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; and her grandchildren: Olivia Yeager and Benjamin Yeager of Rosendale, WI. Anita was also survived by her beloved dogs, Maggie and Sadie, and her grand-puppy Reilly.
Anita was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Samuel Yeager, and her parents, Arthur and Zada Marie Oberbeck, originally of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, as well as many pets who were, most certainly, awaiting her arrival at the Rainbow Bridge.
Services will take place on Saturday, January 28th at 1pm at the Forest Hill Cemetery Chapel in Wisconsin Rapids. Visitation will take place from 11am until the time of service.
Her family would like to express their gratitude to Marshfield Medical Center and the ladies at Home Instead for all the support they have provided.
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