Yvonne was born in Racine, Wisconsin on March 7, 1926 and she died on January 14, 2018 at Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, Minnesota. Her funeral service was on January 22, 2018 at the Farmington Lutheran Church.
Yvonne graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1944 and next attended nursing school. In 1948 she married Roger Lapham. They had two children, David and Nancy. After working as a nurse, she briefly was at the Dakota County Tribune before switching careers in 1968 and joined Dakota Electric Association where she worked in an administrative position until retiring in 1989.
The root of Yvonne's life had always been her Christian faith. Her faith was simple but not simplistic. She loved God and she loved her neighbor. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Bruce), her two granddaughters, Emily (Ben) and Hanna, and her two great-grandchildren. Louis and Charles. She was preceded in death by her husband Roger, son, David, and her parents, Harry and Emma Johnson. In her ninety-one years, Yvonne had a good life, and she showed us there is true joy in giving.