Jean Yanitsky

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died January 12, 2008

Jean D. Yanitsky, 91, of 1802 10th Avenue South, Escanaba, died Saturday January 12, 2008, at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, in Powers, where she has resided for the past two and one half years.

Jean was born August 29, 1916, in Castle Shannon, PA, the daughter of Thomas and Henrietta (Kuzian) Drutch. She was raised in Castle Shannon and attended the Castle Shannon school system. Following her years in school, Jean and her sister relocated to New York where they resided and worked for a couple of years before moving to Detroit where Jean was employed as a “Bucker” installing rivets on airplanes during WWII. In August of 1946, Jean was united in marriage to Andrew Yanitsky, in Ann Arbor, MI, and together the couple relocated to Escanaba where they made their home and began their family. Throughout her life, Jean worked primarily at home as a homemaker. In addition, she was employed, for over thirty years, as a noontime supervisor, at the John Lemmer Elementary School, in Escanaba. Jean was also a lifetime member of the Escanaba VFW Auxiliary.

She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include:

1 Daughter: Andrea (Dave) Sullivan of Escanaba, MI

2 Sisters: Janet Drach of Bentleyville, PA; Florence Gumbert of Bentleyville, PA

3 Grandchildren: Eric (Tracy) Sullivan of Lee

0 Tributes for “Jean Yanitsky

    Dear Andrea and Family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. No matter how long we have them it is always hard to lose a parent.

    Mary Kay (Messier) Millard
    Twin Lake, MI

    Dear Andrea and Dave so sorry about losing your mother my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time once again sorry about your loss

    Judy and Dave Warner
    Escanaba, MI

    Andrea, Dave &family,

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! we wont be able to attend the funeral services as we will be out of town but wanted to extend our thoughts and prayers.


    Lisa & Dean Ingebrigtsen
    Escanaba, MI

    Hello Andrea,

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Even though our parents are old and we expect that this day will come, there is still the feeling of emptiness when it does arrive. Take good care. Love Dede

    Dede Fleetwood
    Queen Creek, AZ

    I cannot say that I knew Jean. I do however know Andrea and Dave. Her Mom did good. I will see them both this week.

    Daniel C. Skopp
    Oak Creek, WI

    Aunt Jean was a good wife, mother and grandmother. Witnessing her daughter Andrea’s devotion and affection for Jean, it was obvious that they were dear friends. As she joins her husband and son, she will be missed by those she leaves behind.

    Gary and Mary Sue Barnes
    Grand Rapids, MI

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