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Kathy A. Yirsa

September 22, 1954 ~ September 24, 2012 (age 58)

Kathy A. Yirsa, age 58, of Joliet, IL. Passed away suddenly at her home on September 24, 2012. Kathy was born on September 22, 1954 and was a life-long resident of Joliet. She was a Joliet Township Central High School graduate of 1971. Kathy was employed by Illinois Bell- AT&T as a service representative for many years. Kathy was known for her cooking, pastries, catering and having A˘??the best Potica in JolietA˘?i³Œ.

Survived by her loving mother Betty (nee Kranz) Kokalj; brothers Ron (Michele), Ken (Linda), Len (Michelle) Kokalj; sisters Maryanne (Gordon) Holmes; as well as numerous nieces and nephews (who all will miss her delicious fudge and cookies) also survive.

Preceded in death by her father Leroy Kokalj (2001).

Kathy had a warm heart and a gentle smile, she will be missed by all, especially her family. In recognition of her love and dedication, she was a devoted daughter whom looked after her mother for years and A˘??Took care of BettyA˘?i³Œ. Anytime Kathy was out and about her side kick Betty was with her!

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated.

A Celebration of Kathy YirsaA˘??s life will begin on Thursday , September 27, 2012 with visitation from 4 p.m. to 8p.m. at TezakA˘??s Home to Celebrate Life. Per KathyA˘??s wishes cremation rites will be accorded. Obituary and Tribute Wall for Kathy Yirsa at www.tezakfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life.

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