Yvonne C. Lombard, 83 of Eau Claire passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Dove Healthcare – West.

Yvonne was born to Arne and Marie (Davis) Rene on April 23, 1936 in Trempealeau County. She loved to cook and bake for others, give hugs, and hang the wash out on a windy day.

Yvonne lived most of her adult live in Racine, Wisconsin where she was a member of Grace Church. She is survived by her children: Dawn (Michael) Swaney and Brian (Kathe) Lombard; sister Arlene Ott; brother Roy (Chris) Rene; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends as well as her special Michigan family: Susan, Thomas, Ava, and Jayde.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband Calvin, parents, and siblings: Arne Rene Jr., Elsie Rene, Floyd Rene, and Carol Pehlke.

Family would like to extend a special thank you to Anna and the staff at Dove Healthcare-West for their special care for Yvonne.

A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.


  1. You were one of the best neighbors and friends to my grandparents. You were always there for our family. I will miss walking to your house from my grandparents just to come visit you and talk. You will be dearly missed. But now you can at peace and be with Calvin and my grandparents. R.I.P Von.

  2. Your mother was the sweetest person. I could always count on her hugs to brighten any day. Her caring heart and contagious laugh will stay in my memory forever. God has another one of our best !

  3. Dawn and Brian, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom passing. She was always so sweet, had a kind word with a smile! Loved working with her at Grace in the kitchen! Love knowing that she’s resting in Jesus’s arms.

  4. Brian and Dawn, It is so bittersweet to hear that your Mom has passed away. We loved your Mom and Dad so yet have that great assurance that we will see them again. What a reunion is going on with so many dear ones in heaven. Praying for you as you go through this season of life. Hugs!

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