age 86 of Highland Park, at peace at home on Friday, May 30, 2014. He was born on April 18, 1928 to the union of Thomas and Mary (nee Ringwelski) Yanta, the tenth of 13 children. George worked for IMPO Glaze Tile in Markham, Illinois for over 30 years as well as doing many independent tile jobs in the North Shore. He cared about everybody and always had a smile on his face. George was a member of the Highland Park American Legion.
His first marriage was to Stella (late 2006); from this union came two daughters Debra and Diane and stepchildren Victoria, Richard and the late Carol. His second marriage was to Ann (nee Benassi) on June 26, 1976; from this union came two stepsons John (Susan) Walz and James (Rhonda) Walz.
Survivors include his wife Ann of Highland Park; his sisters Gertrude (late Tony) Jozaitis of Chicago, Leona (late Casimir) Kozerski of Chicago, and Josephine (late Bill) Burnatt of Pell Lake, Wisconsin; his children Debra (Thomas) Eggleston of Hastings, Michigan and Diane (Donald) Tuman of Lombard, Illinois; his stepchildren Victoria Adams of Villa Park, Richard Adams of Villa Park, John (Susan) Walz of Fox Lake, and James (Rhonda) Walz of Gurnee; his grandchildren Steven (Ashley) Sekrecki of Casa Grande, Arizona, Amanda (Garret) Walker of Hastings, Michigan, Kristen, Kimberly and Janet Tuman of Lombard, Illinois; his stepgrandchildren Tina Reinke, Annette Stiles, Irene, Chrissy, Jennifer, Jeffrey, and Jessica Adams of Villa Park, Steven and Rachel Walz of Gurnee, David, and many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his siblings Joseph, John, Al, Raymond, Sylvester, Cecelia, Agnes, Thomas and Carol; and one stepdaughter Carol.
Visitation was held Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM until time of Mass at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 770 W. Deerfield Road, Highland Park. Entombment private at Ascension Catholic Cemetery,1920 Buckley Road, Libertyville. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.WoundedWarriorProject.org) are appreciated.