May 2, 2023 at 8:17 p.m.
Diana T. Yorek, 67, of Albany, passed away unexpectedly April 22, 2023, at CentraCare-Melrose Hospital in Melrose.
A memorial service was April 26 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany with the Rev. Anthony Christoffels officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Diana Therese Johannes was born Sept. 22, 1955, in Little Falls, to Leonard and Josephine (Maile) Johannes. On May 4, 1979, she was united in marriage to Dennis Yorek in Little Falls. The couple lived in Upsala where she was a day care provider for many years; allowing Diana to take care of their own children, which was important to her. They moved to Albany in 2004 where she began working at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home. She was currently working at Serenity Village in Avon. Diana always enjoyed taking care of others. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed sewing, crafts, crocheting, doing seamstress work and, most of all, spending time with her grandchildren. She never turned down a fishing or shopping trip and liked cooking and baking but left the grilling for Dennis.
She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis Yorek of Albany; son Robin Yorek of Avon and his long time girlfriend, Rita Robertson of Buffalo; daughter Nicole Yorek of St. Stephen; grandchildren Kitana and Mason Yorek and Kylee and Wiley Nieman; sisters Alverna (Myron) Voss, Kathleen (Jerome) Ebnet, Delores Pilarski and Mary Mader; and brothers Gerald (Carol) Johannes, Kevin (Pam) Johannes, Allen (Donna) Johannes and Arnie (Kay) Johannes.
Diana was preceded in death by her parents, brothers LeRoy and Kenneth Johannes and brothers-in-law Martin Pilarski and Robert Mader.
Urn bearers were Robin, Kitana and Mason Yorek and Kylee and Wiley Nieman. Readers were Brenda Utsch and Mason Yorek. Eulogy was by Lisa Beuning.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services, of Melrose. P-18-1B