John Yossi Jr., age 95 died Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Monticello following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 Tuesday morning, August 20, 2019 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, with Military Honors. Rev Lloyd Brockmeyer will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 5 until 7 Monday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com. .
Surviving are his 3 children, Dr. Dennis (Debra) Yossi, Cedar Rapids, Denise (Tracy) Meeks, Marion, Darwin (Lynnette), Dallas Center, 6 grandchildren, Megan (Trethan) Copeland, Chris, Austin (Leah), Jeremy, Brock (Brooke), and Ashton and 3 great-grandchildren, Kinley, Kennedy, Breckyn, his brother, Herman ( Virginia) Yossi, Monticello. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen in 2016 , a brother, Alfred and 7 sisters, Emma Yossi, Pauline Hiner, Helen Stoneking, Ruth Ann Wroblewski, Elfrieda Behrends, Marie Bartels and Bertha Clement.
John Yossi was born April 30, 1924at Langworthy, Iowa. He was the son of Alfred and Emma Eggers, Yossi. He received his education in the Langworthy and Hardscrabble Schools. He worked as a hired man for Frieda Martinson, Hebert Balsiger and Don Hennessey. He worked in Cedar Rapids at LePlant Choate, Wilson Foods and Quaker Oats before serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. John Yossi Jr. married Helen Brockmeier on May 24, 1952 at the Little Brown Church, Nashua. In 1953 John went to work at Energy Manufacturing in Monticello and was employed there until he retired in 1989. John and Helen made and sold wood crafts for 16 years before retiring in 2004. He made doll furniture, farm buildings and barns and Helen painted them. They sold their items at craft shows all over N.E. Iowa. John and Helen loved to go camping and traveled all over the United States doing that.