Yolanda “Yo” M. Kusrow, 74, died Monday, October 17, 2022 at Marshfield Medical Clinic in Beaver Dam. Yolanda was born in Chicago, IL on September 25, 1948 to Louis and Stella (Ziomek) Zito. She was married to Steven Kusrow on July 27, 1991 in Columbus, WI. Yolanda has had various jobs such as Ricks’, Parkside Chiropractic, Bone and Joint Surgery, REM and various other part time jobs because she couldn’t have just one. Yolanda was known as “Yo”, “YoYo”, “Grandma YoYo”, “YoYo Yolanda”, Nana and Mom. Yolanda loved her family more than anything in the world. She was happiest when her family was together. She always told us she loved us “as big as the world. She spoiled her grandchildren every chance she got and found creative ways to entertain them. She made sure to spend time with each grandchild so they could have a ‘Nana and Dad day.’ Yolanda lived to celebrate birthdays with extravagant birthday parties and always made sure to have prizes.
Her schedule was always full, hanging out with friends, getting her hair and nails done, going to farmers markets, shopping for crafts, playing cards, taking care of the dogs and spending time with her family. She loved to entertain and you were never hungry.
Yolanda was one of a kind with the biggest heart. She was always there to lend a hand to those in need. Yolanda has also volunteered for the Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin. She has assisted with puppy socialization and potty breaks for hundreds of dogs over the years. It gave him a purpose. She also adopted 2 of her own Underdogs, Baxter and Princess.
You are my sun
My only ray of sunshine
You make me happy
when the sky is gray
You will never know, my dear
How much I love you
Please don’t take
The other night my dear
while i was sleeping
I dreamed that I held you
in my arms
When I woke up, my dear
I was wrong
So I bowed my head and cried
Yolanda is survived by her husband Steve Kusrow of Columbus; children Michael (Patti) Raether of DeSoto, KS, Louise (Buddy) Voss of Columbus, Angie (Rob) Zilliox of Lake Mills; grandchildren Makenna Cumblad (Zac Hettwer), Samantha Fitzgerald, Carston Zilliox, Bentleigh Zilliox, Avalee Voss and Kiara Voss; his beloved Baxter and his princess; other relatives and friends.
Yolanda was predeceased by her parents and several infant siblings.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, October 27, 2022 at JENSEN FUNERAL & CREMATION, Columbus.
Memorials may be directed to Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin, 231 S Fair Oaks Ave, Madison, WI 53704. Sincere thanks to the staff at Hillside Manor and Hillside Manor Home Care and Hospice for their compassionate care.
We encourage you to share your condolences online with Yolanda’s family at jensenfuneralandcremation.com
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