Ivanka Matura
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9/29/1933 - 7/3/2020 Ivanka Matura passed away peacefully with her family around her in the early evening of July 3, 2020. Ivanka was born in Konje Vrate, Croatia and was one of seven children. In 1958, she married her "Honey," Ante Matura, in Sibenik, and moved to San Pedro, California later that year. Ivanka and Ante started a family in 1960 with their daughter Darlene and two years later her son Frank and loved and cared for her niece Diane Haenny (Craig) as if she were her own daughter. To help provide for her family, Ivanka worked at Starkist Cannery for 24 years before becoming a homemaker. From 1998-2017 Ivanka looked forward to making the trip back to Croatia to spend time with family and old friends for the entire summer. Her pride and joy were her two granddaughters, Melissa and Madeline, who she loved to cook for and dance with. Ivanka was preceded in death by her husband, Ante, who passed away in 1995. She is survived by her son Frank (Penny) Matura and daughter Darlene Morgan; her granddaughters Melissa and Madeline Matura; her sisters Kate Grgas (Jerko) and Anka Krnic (Sime); and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Milena Lukic, Lilijana Dogan, Vezira Neimar, Sofija Jovanovic and We Care for Seniors Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com.


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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Jul. 10, 2020.
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July 31, 2020
Dear Darlene, Frank and family!
I am so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a lovely and very kind lady and always had a nice word for everyone. She always made me smile. My deepest condolences to all of you on your loss. Rest in Peace dear Ivanka, no doubt you will be greatly missed!
Nada Vuksic
Friend
July 17, 2020
Ivanka was such a nice person..Rest in piece Ivanka..God Bless..
John Daltorio
July 14, 2020
Thoughts and prayers.
Alfred Maldonado
Acquaintance
July 13, 2020
Prayers and sympathies to the family. Sorry for your loss.
Christy Lovrich-Garneau
Friend
July 13, 2020
'm sorry for your great loss, Cousins Darlene, Frank, Matura and Morgan families, please accept my condolences, take care. Larry Sunjka
Larry Sunjka
July 13, 2020
I got to meet Ivanka last Thanksgiving .She was a beautiful lady and loved having her family around her .She also enjoyed the music . I am very happy I got to meet her and the other family members . All of you made me feel very welcomed and I thank you for that .Best Wishes ,Bobbie Varela (Pennys Mom )
Bobbie Barela
July 12, 2020
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Boncich Family
Friend
July 12, 2020
MY SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO DARLENE AND FRANK ON THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF THEIR MOTHER.
THE LATE IVANKA WAS A NOBLE AND GRACIOUS LADY . I WILL CHERISH HER MEMORIES AS A FRIEND AND CAREGIVER. MAY GOD GRANT HER ETERNAL PEACE.
MILENA LUKIC
MELVIN VUKCEVICH
Friend
July 11, 2020
Thank you to Darlene and Frank for sharing their dear Mother and heart with many. Ivankas life was lived with principles, enthusiasm and love. She is an example of the kind of woman I strive to be...doing the right thing, working hard, appreciating life, contributing to her community and loving her family & friends. I have been told that energy is never destroyed-only changes form. Ivankas spirit remains with us. I pray for peace and comfort for her devoted family.
Karen
Friend
July 10, 2020
Condolences to the Matura & Morgan families. Many fond memories of my parents spending time with the Matura's.

May she rest in peace.
Victor S. Grgas
Family
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