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Kathleen Yacalavitch

Kathleen Yacalavitch

Kathleen Roseanne, nee Roche, Yacalavitch, 63, of Marissa, IL; was born on September 9, 1956 in Hibbing, MN and passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at her home.

Kathleen was served in the United States Air Force for twenty years and was a Registred Nurse.  She was a member of the Nurses Association of Illinois and Traveling Nurses.  She was also a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association.  Kathleen liked scrapbooking and gardening.  She also loved spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband – John B. Yacalavitch whom she married on April 11, 1980 and who passed away on August 17, 2002.  Her father – Richard J. Roche.

She is survived by her daughter – Nicole Yacalavitch of Belleville ,IL.  Her son – Jason Yacalavitch of St. Louis, MO.  Her grandchildren – John Thomas Webb; Annabelle Webb; Ava Webb; Della Rose Yacalavitch.  Her mother – Carol Koivunen of Hibbing, MN.  One brother – Richard Roche of Chisholm, MN.  Three sisters – Suzanne Daniels of Hibbing, MN; Carrie Case-Roche of Hibbing, MN; Maija Koivunen Kohler of Mountain Iron, MN.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Services: Private services are to be held.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Rose anderstar says:

    My dear friend Kathy..we sure got into trouble when we were together…you smoking I’m coughing(didn’t smoke) skipped school ended up in jail u playing cards I’m in the cell cryinghaving your mom talk to my mother to let me sleep overs…i got to go out then lol I love you and will miss you always!
    Prayers and hugs to your children loosing a parent please remember all the memories they are so precious…and all that have loved your MOM
    I’m here always for you💕💕🌹😘😘

  2. Sheila Kniffin says:

    Sending prayers and love to all that knew her. We were classmates and friends back in the day. I appreciated her great sense of humor and compassion.

  3. Todd Lanterman says:

    Thinking of you, Jason. I hope your family and friends can all come together for something special at this time. Stay strong.

  4. Hudson says:

    Please accept my families sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. There are no words that can truly ease the burden of grief during this time of mourning, only the precious memories shared between a Mother and her children, let those moments shared provide comfort to you now.

    Chris & Lydia

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