Rita J. (De Sutter) Yazvec

Rita J. Yazvec (nee De Sutter), age 77 of Highland, IN passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at North Memorial Hospital, Minneapolis, MN. Rita is survived by her children: James E. of Maple Grove, MN, Paul of Monticello, MN, and Michael (Mary) Chanhassen of MN; two grandchildren: Matthew and Bridget; one brother, Charles (Dee) De Sutter of Albuquerque, NM; many loving extended family members. Preceded in death by her husband, James F.; parents; and sister, Joan Alberts. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM Directly at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Rev. Edward Moszur officiating. Burial Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit with the family Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 PM (with a 4:30 PM prayer service) at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd. (two blocks south of Ridge Rd.), Highland, IN. Rita was born November 27, 1935 in East Chicago, IN, the daughter of Charles and Marcella De Sutter of Robertsdale. She graduated from Clark High School in 1953. Rita attended St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Evanston, IL from 1953-1955 to become a registered nurse. She later earned her BS in nursing from the College of St. Francis in 1979. She worked in many capacities as a registered nurse, retiring as the Head School Nurse at the School Town of Highland. Rita married James F. Yazvec on May 27, 1961 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Whiting. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Rita enjoyed playing bridge, sewing, cross stitching. and many other creative arts. Please visit: www.kuiperfh.com


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Kuiper Funeral Home
9039 Kleinman Road Highland, IN 46322
(219) 923-7800

Published in The Times from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2013