MADISON – Mary Jo (Haas) Yttri, age 66, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.

She was born on June 29, 1948 in Madison, the daughter of Joseph and Rosemary (Flynn) Haas. Mary Jo grew up on the near east side of Madison where she attended Edgewood High School. She later attended UW Oshkosh where she graduated with a degree in education. On August 30, 1969 she married Richard "Rick" Yttri. Mary Jo spent the next few years teaching in Green Bay. She later returned to Madison to raise her family. While her children were young, Mary Jo worked as an in-home daycare provider. She later returned to the classroom where she spent the next 23 years as a kindergarten teacher at Lapham Elementary School.

Mary Jo retired in 2012. She is survived by her husband, Rick; their four daughters, Meegan, Beth (Patrick Bosmans), Jennifer, and Sarah; three grandchildren, Mahaya, Jaedyn, and Anya; her siblings, Jane (Richard), Steve (Holly), Debby (Peter), and Ellen; as well as many in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER, 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI 53704, on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME 5203 Monona Dr. Madison, WI 53716 on Friday, August 15, 2014, from 5p.m. to 7p.m., and at the community center from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive
(608)221-5420