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Clarissa Yvinskas

d. September 18, 2022


Clarissa Yvinskas

Clarissa D. Yvinskas
March 20, 1936-September 18, 2022

Clarissa D. Yvinskas, 86, of  Fish Lake, Indiana, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Lutheran Health Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN, surrounded by her family.

She was born March 20, 1936 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Anna Viola (Ogentas) Jurgaitis and Anthony John Jurgaitis.

Clarissa graduated from St. Casimir's Academy and on June 26, 1954 married the love of her life, the late Anthony T. Yvinskas, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Chicago. Together they moved to Fish Lake 30 years ago and became members of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Clarissa was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Love Club at the church, as well as being involved with the Fish Lake Conservation Club.  She loved playing Bunco and Bingo with the girls, was an avid gardener, enjoyed playing sweepstakes and wheel of fortune games and doing crossword puzzles.

Clarissa is survived by her son, Anthony M. Yvinskas of Fish Lake;  daughters, Katherine (Harry) Zerler of New Jersey, Deborah (Mark) Lynch of New Lenox, IL, Elizabeth (Steve) Williams of Chicago, IL, Mary and her late husband Greg Wyrick of Renselear, IN; 15 grandchildren, Jenny, Nicki, Steve Jr., Shannon, Kari, Greg, Amy, Kevin, Kristina, Stacie, Patrick, Nicholas, Marissa, Allen and Jessica; 15 great-grandchildren and her loyal companion, dog Angel.

Along with her husband, Anthony, Clarissa was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, WWII Vet Frank Jurgaitis and Richard Jurgaitis.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Friday, September 23, 2022 at St Anthony's Catholic Church, Walkerton, at 10:00 a.m. central time.  Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Casimir Cemetery, Chicago.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Haverstock Funeral Home .

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