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Vinka Jerkovich

1925 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Vinka Jerkovich Obituary
Vinka Jerkovich was born in the town of Zastrazisce (Hvar), Croatia on May 13, 1925. She passed away on August 17, 2018 at her home in San Pedro, surrounded by her loved ones. Vinka arrived in the U.S. in 1968, moving to San Pedro to reunite with her husband, along with her three children. After arriving in San Pedro, she worked at StarKist while attending to her home and family. During retirement, she found time to help out as caregiver to several of her grandchildren. Some of her happiest times were spent traveling with her husband Slavo as they visited relatives on trips to Croatia, Kansas, Australia, New Zealand and Panama. They also enjoyed hosting friends and relatives from around the world, warmly welcoming them into their home. In recent years, most of her time was spent with family but she continued to stay in touch and engage in phone conversations with relatives across the world. Vinka was a beloved mother, a devoted Nona to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her uplifting and vibrant spirit along with her genuine kindness and loyalty, will be missed by so many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stjepan and Ana Beros, her husband of 63 years, Slavo Jerkovich, sister Anica Mateljan and brother Mate Beros. Vinka is survived by daughter, Mary Fistonich (Juraj), sons, Jakov Jerkovich (Ester) and Frane Jerkovic (Edita), grandchildren, Bobby Fistonich (Pandora), Marlene Lin (Dan), Maryann Adamik (Glen), David Jerkovich, Anthony Jerkovic and Marko Jerkovic. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren Ava, Nathan, Mila, Shane, Luka and Olivia, her brother Ivo Beros (Marica) and sister-in-law Mande Beros, along with her nephew, nieces and numerous relatives in Croatia, Panama and Australia. A visitation will be held at 6:00 p.m., with rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at McNerney's Mortuary. A funeral mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Mary Star of the Sea Church, interment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted towards the renovation of Sv. Nikola Church in Zastrazisce, Croatia. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com.
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Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 24, 2018
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