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Elizabeth Yatckoske, 71

Elizabeth Alberta (Lamb) Yatckoske, 71, of River Falls, Wis., passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, from colon cancer, at the United Hospital, St. Paul, Minn.

Elizabeth was born on April 11, 1938, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of Charles William and Alice (Erickson) Lamb. She was a graduate of South High School, Minn., in 1956. She later continued her education at the Vocational Tech College in New Richmond, Wis. She married Lester Gorden Yatckoske on March 1, 1958. He preceded her in death in July 1979.

They settled in Roberts, Wis., in 1966. At that time, they continued to expand their already growing family; they lost one child, Robert William Emery in infancy in 1964, but their other children, nine in all and their spouses, survive her:

Nova Daniél Yatckoske and fiancé (Scott Steenerson), Travis Merle (Lucy) Yatckoske, Robin Elizabeth (John) Wilson, Jesse Ray (Sabrena) Yatckoske, Elliot Dean, Douglas Allen, and Ricky Shane Yatckoske, Debra Lou (Eric) Sanden and Sue Ann (Bob) Aebly. She had 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth like horses, country music, rodeos, traveling, reading, knitting, crocheting, and sewing. She was into genealogy and family photos. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She would become surrogate Mom to girls who were in need of one. Elizabeth sold Avon for many years. She attended church regularly.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 521 Old Hwy 35, Hudson. Contact 651-494-7147 for more information.