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Paul "Jerry" Yanta

December 22, 1937 — May 17, 2019

Paul Jerry Yanta, 81 year old resident of Little Falls died Friday, May 17, 2019 at St. Ottos Care Center in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, May 20 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls. Father Matthew Langager will officiate and burial will be held in the parish cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service with parish prayers at 6:30 P.M. and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Paul Jerry Yanta was born on December 22, 1937 in Flensburg, Minnesota to the late Leo and Mary (Schoenski) Yanta. He grew up in the Flensburg area and attended School District #38 graduating in 1957. Jerry met Barbara Goebel at a local dance, the couple married on February 27, 1960 at St. Edwards Church in Elmdale. Jerry worked on the family farm growing up, where he learned how to work hard and care of others. He also worked for the Flensbrug Creamery for 2 years before joining the Hennepin Paper Company where he worked for 35 years until the Mill closed. The remainder of his career he spent working at Larson Boats until his retirement in 2004. Jerry enjoyed going to the casino, playing bingo, watching sports specifically the Minnesota Twins, and playing cards. He was an avid coffee drinker with a sweet tooth. His secret chocolate chip cookie recipe was always a family favorite. Jerry treasured time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Debbie (Jason) Feiler of Little Falls, Brenda Yanta of Little Falls, Rebecca (Luke) Throener of Swanville; brother, Leo (Pat) Yanta of Burtrum; sister-in-law, Kendra Yanta; 12 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara in 2004; son, Timothy; sisters, Julia Vavra, Dorothy Stodolka, Delores Waldoch, Rosie Rodeski, Lucille Waldoch, Margaret Yanta; brothers, Stanly Doc, Martin, Peter, and Jake.

Arrangements for Paul Jerry are with the Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service - Little Falls

900 1st St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

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Monday, May 20, 2019

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Monday, May 20, 2019

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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

208 Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345

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