|Trisha Lynn (Westhoff) Yauk, 31, died unexpectedly at her home in Wadena, on Thursday, October 9, 2008. Trisha was born on October 19, 1976, in Manchester, the daughter of Walter and Janet (Koch) Westhoff. She was raised in the Greeley area, graduating from West Delaware High School and Upper Iowa University.
On April 27, 2002, Trisha was united in marriage to Mikel Yauk. Three children were born to this union. They have lived in Wadena for the past two years. Trish was currently employed part-time with the Department of Natural Resources. She was a dedicated mother and wife and loved the outdoors. She was living the life she’d always dreamed about and couldn’t have been happier.
Survivors include her husband, Mikel Yauk and their three children, Korbin, Rosemary, and Evelyn of Wadena; her parents, Walter and Janet Westhoff of Manchester; four brothers and three sisters, Pat (Elena) Westhoff of Columbia, Missouri, Judi (Norbert) Kaut of Des Moines, Randy (Taunya) Westhoff of Hampton, Marty (Lauri) Westhoff of Earlville, Cathy Westhoff of Manchester, Tami (Gary) Jones of Cedar Falls, and Jon (Janie) Westhoff of Cedar Falls; and her father and mother-in-law, Garry and Patricia Yauk of Kalona.
The family requests memorials be designated for the Yauk children in lieu of flowers.