Lorraine Ivnik

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Lorraine M Ivnik of Eureka Springs, Arkansas was born June 14, 1925 in Lockport, Illinois to Leo and Anna (nee Sluski) Pesavento. Lorraine passed away in Rogers, Arkansas on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the age of 95.

Lorraine was a registered nurse working at St. Joseph Hospital & Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Illinois for 32 years. Lorraine loved camping with her children and grandchildren, was a world traveler, was an avid bridge player, and an extremely active participant in her church choir and the Ecumenical Community Choir and a volunteer at her church, St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Catholic Church in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Lorraine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, taking great delight in her relationships with her family. She enjoyed and supported the many performing arts opportunities in and around Eureka Springs. She was a past member of the Mountain Echoes. If anyone needed help, she would be the first person to step in. She was generous with her time, talents, and treasures, helping anyone in need.

Lorraine is survived by her son Richard L Ivnik of Garfield, Arkansas, daughter-in-laws Kathryn L. Ivnik of Garfield, Arkansas and Linda M. Ivnik Byam (Tim Byam) of Plano, Illinois, grandchildren Natalie L. Caballero (Arturo Caballero) of Bradenton, Florida, David R. Ivnik (Danielle Ivnik) of Joliet, Illinois, Julia N. Caron (Andrew Caron) of Oswego, Illinois, Richard A. Ivnik (Kyle Gutierrez) of Rogers, Arkansas, and Paul D. Ivnik (Christine Ivnik) of Lockport, Illinois, and great grand-children, Noelle G., Judah A., Lilli S. Caballero of Bradenton, Florida, Leila M. Ivnik of Joliet, Illinois, and Theodore D. Ivnik of Lockport, Illinois.

She is preceded in death by her parents Leo and Anna Pesavento (nee Sluski), her husband Richard F. Ivnik, her son David J. Ivnik, and her sister, Marjorie McSherry (nee Pesavento).

A Memorial Service will be held May 15, 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Catholic Church in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for family. Memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary, 232 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.