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Yvonne Selma Federspiel, age 80, passed from this earthly life peacefully Thursday February 23, 2017 at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital after a short illness.
She was born in Niagara Falls, NY and lived there, and in the Town of Wheatfield, all her life. She was predeceased by her parents Leslie and Gladys (Hill) Klino.
She attended local schools, including Gaskill Jr. High where she met Bob Federspiel, and then graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1955. She married Robert W. Federspiel on January 19, 1957 enjoying 60 years of marriage.
Yvonne was employed for various companies and stores including Union Carbide, the former Strand, Cataract and Belview Theaters, Tops Markets, Twin Fair, the former Gold Circle and Big Lots.
Bob and Yvonne spent many years camping at Turkey Point Provincial Park, Ontario and at various other campgrounds. Her hobbies include craft work with plastic canvas displaying them at craft shows, to her many loyal customers. She was an avid NCIS TV series watcher and loved her soaps.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert W.; children, Michael Robert, Donna Jean, James L. (JoAnn), David (Ronda), Andrew (Katy), Robert L; a brother, Howard Klino of North Carolina; grandchildren, Sarah Rose, Michael Mathew, Geoff, Kayleigh and Brenden; great-grandchildren, Austin, Serena and Troy Thomas Morana; nephews, David, Ron, Vince, Bill, Jimmy and Howard Jr.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 PM and 6-8:30 PM at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, where services will be held at 8:30 immediately following the visitation with the Rev. Benjamin Bahr officiating. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
If desired, memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 736 Cayuga Dr., Niagara Falls, NY 14304.
The family would like to thank the staff of Mt. St. Mary's Hospital (5th Floor and ICU) for their loving care, understanding and professional service at a very difficult time.
Published on February 26, 2017
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