Capt. Yalanda Leal “Yoley” Harsh, 58, of Oshkosh, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI, due to complications associated with a heart attack. She was born December 25, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas, and married Johnny H. Harsh on July 22, 1984, in Galveston. Yoley served with her husband as Captains of the Oshkosh Salvation Army. Yoley was sent by her God to the Oshkosh Salvation Army to help people in need and to lead them to Jesus Christ. She greatly enjoyed decorating and remodeling the Oshkosh Corp. She was known to many not as Capt. Yoley, but as “Mom.” She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her in Oshkosh.
Her memory will be cherished by her husband, Capt. Johnny H. Harsh, of Oshkosh; her parents, Mary and Felix Galvan, of Galveston; sons, Felix Harsh, of Manhattan, KS; three daughters, Tami, Lisa, and Yoley Harsh, all of Oshkosh; three brothers: Isidro Ramirez and wife, Mary, of Alvin; Jesse Hernandez and wife, Drema, and Louis Galvan, all of Galveston; sister, Sylvia Galvan, of Manhattan, KS; seven grandchildren: Brittani, Alysia, and Jacob Harsh; Aidan McBryde, Johnny Harsh, Serenity Harsh, of Manhattan, KS, and Jesse Massengale, III, of St. Louis, MO; and goddaughter, Amanda Espinosa, of Manhattan, KS. She is further survived by numerous other relatives and many very dear friends, both here and elsewhere. Yoley was preceded in death by her daughter, Yolanda Louise Massengale, and two sisters, Lupe Casas and Dolores Galvan.
Yoley’s family will receive visitors from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, Monday, July 7th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 8th, at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of floral or other expressions, memorials will be accepted in her name.
May the Lord enjoy her knowledge, faith, company, and her warm smile.