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Orla Yahn

1916 - 2008


Orla N. Yahn, 91, of Madison, formerly of Watertown, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at Oakwood Village Lutheran Home in Madison.


Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Terry Larson officiating.


Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.


Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the charity of one's choice.


Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown is serving the family.


Orla was born in rural Hustisford on July 3, 1916, daughter of Moritz and Mathilda (Eickstedt) Nehls. She married Bernard Yahn on Oct. 13, 1940. They were able to celebrate 62 years of loving marriage prior to his death in 2003.


Orla was a kind, gracious and unassuming woman who was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a creative and wonderful cook who loved to entertain. She took great pride in her home and yard and upholding family traditions.


Survivors include two daughters, Marcia Yahn (Paul Uebelher) of Madison and Cynthia (Gary) McGavran of Washington; two grandchildren, Andrew (Colleen) Gamroth and Laura (Troy) Enright, both of Washington; a great-granddaughter, Annalise Enright of Washington; a brother, Myron Nehls of Hustisford; a brother-in-law, Lloyd (Ortrud) Yahn of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband and parents, Orla was preceded in death by a sister, Cynthia; and five brothers, Percy, Morris Jr., Christian, Wallace and Arthur.


The family extends their deepest appreciation to the many neighbors (particularly Glenn Guetzlaff and Dolly Pirkel), friends and caregivers who provided care and support to Orla over the last few years enabling her to live in her beloved home until recently.




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