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Paulette Yeske

June 5, 1945 — November 20, 2023

Winona

Paulette Yeske

 

Paulette Renee (Sobotta) Yeske, age 78, of Winona, MN, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2023, in the comfort of her home. 
 
Paulette was born on June 5, 1945, in Arcadia, WI to Raymond and Doreen (Reay) Sobotta.  She attended elementary school in Arcadia before moving to Winona and graduating from Winona High School in 1966.  She continued her education at Winona Area Technical Institute and earned a diploma as a medical typist in 1977.  Paulette married Roger Yeske, blessed with two sons and then later divorced.  
 
At the age of 15, Paulette started her first job at Winona Industries sweeping floors part time.  She later moved into full time and worked there for over 30 years.  She then worked at Winona Manufacturing for 10 years and retired from Wincraft after 15 years in 2016.  She took pride in her job performing inventory allocation at all three companies, earning herself high respect from her coworkers.  
 
Paulette's passion for horses influenced her to purchase land outside of Witoka, MN where she built a hobby farm in the early 80's.  In addition to taking care of her beloved horses, Whiz and Czar, Paulette's other hobbies included reading, woodcarving, crocheting, wine making, canning goods from her large garden and painting.  In 2005, together with her partner, Dennis Lubinski, they started the hard working adventure of building a home.  Her attention to perfection and detail can be found throughout the house.  
 
Paulette was a kind, caring and giving person who always put the needs of her family before her own.  She was a strong woman who faced every challenge in her life with courage and dignity.  She was source of inspiration to all and she will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives she touched.  
 
She is survived by her loving sons: Alan (Becky) Yeske of Winona, MN and Jon (Erica) Yeske of Eagan, MN; grandchildren: Matt (fiancé Kyari), Andrew (Jessica), Megyn and Hannah; brother: Brian (Karen) Sobotta of Vancouver, WA; as well as nieces, nephews, other family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Robert "Bob" Piechowski, nephew Paul Piechowski, and partner Dennis Lubinski. 
 
A celebration of Paulette's life will be held from 2 PM until a time of remembrance at 4 PM on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home, 376 E. Sarnia St., Winona.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Evergreen Cat Sanctuary in Paulette's name.  
 
The family would like to give a special thank you to the hospice staff at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital, especially Jennifer, Cameo and Lisa.  Paulette was a strong-willed, opinionated woman her whole life and the staff witnessed that first hand, but she appreciated the thoughtfulness and care of all that they did.  
 
 
 
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Visitation

Sunday, December 10, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home

376 E Sarnia St, Winona, MN 55987

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Memorial Service

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home

376 E Sarnia St, Winona, MN 55987

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