James Francis Yazvec

May 18, 1931August 24, 2013

James F. Yazvec, age 82 of Highland, IN, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday August 24, 2013 at Memorial Hospital, in Minneapolis, MN. He is survived by his wife, Rita J. of Highland, IN; children: James E. of Maple Grove, MN, Paul of Monticello, MN, and Michael (Mary) Chanhassen of MN; two grandchildren: Matthew and Bridget; one sister, Dorothy (Joseph) Posavec; many loving extended family members. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Rudolph (Ann); and sister, Evelyn Atherton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 30, 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 Thursday from 3:00- 6:00 PM (with a 3:30 PM prayer service) at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd. (two blocks south of Ridge Rd.) Highland, IN. James was born May 18, 1931 in East Chicago, IN, the son of James and Mary (nee Katch) Yazvec. He had many fond memories of his hometown of Whiting, graduating from Whiting High School in 1949. James was a member of the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1954 and retired from the Amoco Refinery in Whiting, IN. He married Rita J. De Sutter on May 27, 1961 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Whiting. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Jim was an avid gardener, beekeeper, and a lifetime fisherman.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 30, 2013

James Francis Yazvec

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Wally Jamrose

August 29, 2013

My thoughts, sympathy and prayers are with you. May those memories of Jim always remain with you.

Barry Lee Hostetler

August 28, 2013

Sorry to here about your loss, I Barry Hostetler was a friend and fellow employee

Bonnie Ubik

August 28, 2013

I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Jimmy's passing I remember him by that name since I was close friends with Sharon & Kathy. He was always a kind hearted man and he loved his family he is going to be missed. May he rest in peace and I know he is up in heaven discussing with Rudy what tool they need to use to fix what needs to be fixed.

Bonnie Ubik & Family