Theodore Yanski

April 3, 1931 - January 24, 2014
Traverse City, MI

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Visitations


Saturday, February 1, 2014
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Traverse City Life Story Funeral Home
Traverse City Location
752 Munson Ave.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-9034
Driving Directions

Services


Saturday, February 1, 2014
2:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Traverse City Life Story Funeral Home
Traverse City Location
752 Munson Ave.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-9034
Driving Directions

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Munson Hospice House
1150 Medical Campus Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 935-6482
Web Site

Father Fred Foundation
P.O. Box 2260
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 947-2055
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Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
Driving Directions
Web Site

Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
Driving Directions
Web Site

Life Story / Obituary


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Theodore Lawrence Yanski, 82, of Traverse City, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Munson Hospice House. He was born on April 3, 1931, in Hannah, the son of the late Theodore and Lorraine (Wurm) Yanski.

Ted was retired from Parson Corporation, where they made helicopter blades and the fuel tanks for the Apollo Mission. He then worked in construction and retired again from Timberlanes Bowling Alley as a maintenance technician.

Ted formerly attended St. Francis Catholic Church.

He enjoyed working, watching the birds at the feeders and loved working in his yard. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Ted is survived by his wife, Ann (Russell) Yanski; they were married on Dec. 22, 1951, in Traverse City; son, John (Lisa) Yanski, of Lake Ann; grandchildren, Jason, Stuart (Jennifer), Lauren (Sam) and Julian; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Dylan; siblings, Patrick (Nancy) Yanski, Dee Kruse, Geneva Yanski and Betty (Leonard) Popa, all of Traverse City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A brief service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City. An informal gathering with friends will be held from 3 to 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice House, 1150 Medical Campus Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684; or the Father Fred Foundation, PO Box 2260, Traverse City, MI 49685.

Please visit Ted’s webpage at www.lifestorynet.com to sign the guestbook and share a message with his family.