Monday, January 31, 2011

Frederick E. Yocco

Frederick E. Yocco, age, 73, passed away Monday, January 31, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Frederick was born in Racine on November 18, 1937, son of the late Ernest and Jennie (nee: Giacinti) Yocco and had been a lifelong resident.

He graduated from Wm. Horlick High School “Class of 1955” and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Business. Fred was employed with Western Publishing for thirty-eight years, last working as director of sales administration until his retirement in 1998.

On January 29, 1994, he was united in marriage to Debbie McNeish at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Fred loved bowling, golfing and cards especially Bridge and Cribbage. He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Pheasants Forever Club. He will be best remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah; six children, Karen (Mark “Ole”) Oleson and their daughter Chelsey, Julie Graceffa and her children, Matthew and Amy, Kenneth Yocco, Peter (Linda Jean) Judicki, Sarah (Daniel) Farrey and their children, Megan and Carter, Katie and (Caleb) Ward and their daughter Adelie; sister, Adeline Wensel; brother, Enzo (Delia) Lucarelli; brother-in-law, Lawrence Hansen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Fred was also preceded in death by his sister, Alice Hansen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Ave., on Friday February 4, 2011, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Ronald O. Crewe officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Kinzie Avenue. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday evening at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday at the church from 9:15 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Michael Mullane and his staff, and to nurse Jennifer and the entire ICU staff at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints.

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Anonymous said...

One of the nicest people you will ever meet! Thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends. Hit 'em straight, Fred! You will be missed!

Mike Lutz & family

Patrick said...

Fred was a true gentleman. He treated everyone with respect and kindness. He will be missed.

Pat & Lyn Manning

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Deb. Keep all the wonderful memories close in your heart.

Dawn Jacobson (Tuttle) & family

Anonymous said...

Freddie was the salesman's salesman who took care of you on the inside.

Freddie, you keep hit'em straight, you will certainly be missed at the GNO!

Dan Hilliard & Family

Anonymous said...

Everyone in Fred's "adopted family" reunions every July at Pine Forest Lodge will miss Fred greatly. We all loved him and he acted like he loved every obnoxious one of us.

---John & Cheri Stratte

Anonymous said...

Fred is the best. 10-years later and we can still hear his laugh and see that smile that was always planted on his face.

John & Jean Baker

Paul said...

Great person. Trusted and loved by everyone. Enjoyed many years working, fishing and enjoying life together.
Will be missed by all that new him.
Paul Swane

Susan said...

Fred exemplified the excellent operations management at Western Publishing. He was a great boss, friend and colleague. I am thankful for my 13 years of working with him. Our prayers and condolences are extended to Debbie and the family.
Sue and Art Lines

Anonymous said...

Very sad he was a great part of the team that was Western Publishing. Deepest Sympathy to his loved ones.
Bobbi Jo Peuse-Celli
Chicago Illinois