Arthur H. Yarnik Jr.

November 25, 1933 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Arthur Yarnik Jr. Obituary

Arthur H. Yarnik Jr., 89, of Staunton, Illinois, passed away at 3:48 AM on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois.  He was born November 25, 1933 in Staunton, IL, the son of the late Arthur & Margaret (Cailotto) Yarnik Sr.  He married Norma J. Pervinsek on June 2, 1956 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Staunton, IL & she passed away on January 12, 2017.

Art attended SIU-Carbondale before he was drafted into the U.S. Navy during the Korean War era.  After his discharge, he began his Postal career in Chicago, IL - soon transferred to St. Louis, MO, then came back home to Staunton, IL & retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1995 after 42 years.  He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Staunton & coached St. Michael's School Basketball team for many years.  Art also coached Little League baseball, was a diehard sports fan, & loved Cardinals baseball.  He also loved to grill, going out to eat, & spending time with family.

He is survived by five children -  Greg (Heidi) Yarnik of Palatine, IL,  Val (Mark) Buffington of Staunton, IL,  Tim (Yolanda) Yarnik of Springfield, IL,  Phil (Shanna) Yarnik of Frisco, TX, &  Doug (Wendy) Yarnik of New Douglas, IL;  eight grandchildren -  Paige Buffington (Dino Tsoulis),  Brooke Buffington (fiance' Cody Brush),  Eric (Connor) Yarnik,  Scott Yarnik,  Morgan (Bryan) Knodel,  Rachel (Brayden) Geiger,  Alexandria Yarnik, &  Ashleigh Yarnik;  one brother -  Dennis (Gayle) Yarnik;  several nieces & nephews also survive.  Besides his wife & parents, Art was preceded in death by two brothers -  Ron Yarnik &  Jerry Yarnik.

Friends may call from 9 to 11 AM on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Staunton, IL.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Staunton, IL.  A Celebration of Art's life will take place following his Memorial Mass at the Staunton VFW Hall.  Please come visit with family & friends & share an "Art story" on what would have been his 90th birthday! 

Memorials are suggested to either St. Michael's Catholic Church of Staunton or to the Staunton Sports Boosters.. 

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November 25, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Michael s Catholic Church (IL)

Memorial Mass
November 25, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Michael s Catholic Church (IL)


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