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Kathy Ann Mitacek

August 21, 1958 ~ October 3, 2022 (age 64)


 Kathy passed away at her home in Hinsdale, IL early on October 3rd surrounded by family after a long battle with thyroid cancer. She was born in Fort Madison, Iowa in 1958. She grew up with her siblings in and around Burlington, Iowa and attended Oak Park Academy in Nevada, Iowa. Kathy had a passion for learning, and attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and completed her degree in Medical Technologies (1983). Later she furthered her education by completing a Masters in Healthcare Administration from University of St. Francis (2000). She had a long career in the medical field in the Chicagoland area and always enjoyed giving back to her coworkers. For holidays and special events, she would go above and beyond to celebrate with little gifts and make memories with those she worked with. Her attention to detail, thoughtfulness, fearlessness, curiosity, and generous spirit will long be remembered. 

Kathy was a loving and involved mother. She always helped with whatever her daughters were in to. Pathfinders, school events, camping, ski trip, driving to and from Great Lakes Adventist Academy and so much more. She encouraged her children’s interest and always found a way to make things possible even if funds were limited. Her home was open to all who needed a place to go on holidays and Home Leave. She was a grandmother of 7 and loved to see each of her grandchildren grow and learn. When visiting, she loved to go on day trips with them.

She is preceded in passing by her mother Wilma Coleman Yurth Krishinger and father Martin Yurth. She is survived by her husband Charles Mitacek, her daughters Patricia (Ovidiu) Halip, Kristiana Mitacek, Kasandra (Joseph) Vacek, Jacqueline Mitacek; and grandchildren Darius, Daniel, Ezra, Olivia, Stella, Charlotte, and Desmond. She is also survived by her siblings Bruce Yurth, Stanley (Mirian) Yurth, and Patricia (Mark) Battenburg, and many nieces and nephews. 

A Memorial Service will be held on November 6, 2022, at 3:00 pm, at Hinsdale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 201 N Oak, in Hinsdale, IL with visitation to follow. Please come and celebrate the life of Kathy Ann (Yurth) Mitacek with all those who loved her and were touched by her life. 

All expressions of sympathy including flowers are welcome. Donations to the Mitacek family for end-of-life care expenses are greatly appreciated and can be made in person or through her memorial page online at Charitable donations can be made the HSDA Worthy Student fund, which helped support the education of her daughters at Hinsdale Adventist Academy and continue to assist in the education of the next generation of students.  Donations can be made in person at the HSDA Church or online at Give - Hinsdale Seventh-day Adventist Church (

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Memorial Service
November 6, 2022

3:00 PM
Hinsdale Seventh Day Adventist Church (St. Hinsdale, IL)

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