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Katie J. (Carmody) Yanacheak

Katie J. (Carmody) Yanacheak, 37, of Coralville, passed away peacefully at her parent’s home on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, following a sudden, intense battle with cancer.
A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, July 15, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon with Father Tim Sheedy officiating. Visitation was held one hour prior to the Mass and host a Celebration of Life visitation was hosted at the family’s home in Solon, 101 S. Chabal Street. Burial followed Saturday afternoon at Avon Cemetery in Des Moines.

In lieu of flowers and plants, the family kindly requests memorials be directed to
The Katie Yanacheak Memorial Fund. Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service handled arrangements.

Born Aug. 22, 1979, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of Patrick and Kathreen (Mettler) Carmody, Katie grew up in Solon having fun and loving life. She was a 1998 graduate of Solon High School and later attended Iowa State University.

Katie married Patrick Yanacheak on March 1, 2011, in Las Vegas. Katie had been employed at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union for the past 10 years. She loved working for a company that gave back to the community. She was involved in charitable activities and volunteered her time to assist others in need. Katie had a certain swag about living her life, she was genuine, caring, loving, demonstrated a positive attitude, fiercely loyal to friends and family and always had the ability to see the best in others.

She was a beautiful person inside and out. Katie could see humor in the darkest of situations. Her laugh was contagious and she knew how to light up a room. She was a bright spot in the hearts of her family and friends. Katie dearly loved her Cubs, Hawkeyes and going to her kiddo’s sporting events.
Katie is survived by her husband Patrick of Coralville; step-children Chloe and Nathan, both of Coralville; Dan and Lois Buck of Cherokee; her parents, Pat and Kathy Carmody of Solon; her sister, Kristine (Lowell) Alexander of Marion; nieces and nephews, Maddie, Miles, Kayla and Brea