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Julie-Anne Yuccas, 56, of Rockford, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017, in her home, surrounded by her family. She was born September 20, 1960, in Germany, the daughter of Ivo Raul and Claudine (Manne) deVerneuil. Julie was a 1978 graduate of West High School. She married Danny Yuccas on October 27, 1979 in Rockford. Julie was a surgical technician for OSF, Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center, and NSCA certified personal trainer. She was a member of City First Church. Julie was in the process of completing her book "Finishing the Race". Julie was a loving, Godly woman whose passion was always for the wellbeing of others before herself.
She is survived by her husband, Danny; children, Stacey and Paul Yuccas; siblings, Claudine (Paul) Bjork, Dave (Ann Marie) deVerneuil and Mike deVerneuil; mother-in-law, Toni Yuccas; sister-in-law, Kassey (Ed) Lang; brother-in-law, Tom (Linda Sutton) Yuccas; Tia Rosi Navarro, Tia Judy and Tio Manny; nieces and nephews, Joe, Sarah, Johanna, Tyler, Elizabeth, Abby, Stephanie, Aly, Jordan, Tyler, Melissa, Angie and Amy. Special thanks to Kelly. Predeceased by her parents, and father-in-law, Roger Yuccas.
Funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. Rockford with Rev. Evelyn Gipson and Rev. Manny Carson officiating. Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel.

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  1. Dawn and Bruce Vorel

    Julie was a lovely woman who clearly loved the Lord. She had a beautiful smile and was always willing to stop to talk when our paths crossed. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to her family. May God's love and peace comfort all of you during this difficult time.

  2. Jan

    I don't even know where to begin...we worked at Swedes and RASC together. She was always the stability in a sometimes stressful OR. She was knowledgeable and could anticipate the needs of the surgeon. Even more important she knew the patient always came first. I will miss praying, walking and talking with her. Julie gave me several wonderful books of encouragement...I cherish them. To Danny, Stacy and Paul I'm sorry. I also know that she's now happy, whole, and walking and talking with her God and Savior. It doesn't get any better than this! Peace be with you and your family. It has been a blessing and honor to call Julie my friend! Love ~ Jan Stringer

  3. Gloria Greene

    Julie was one of the most compassionate and loving person I was fortunate to know. She was such an encouragement to me in my walk with Christ. Please know my sympathy and prayers are with you. Julie and I worked together at RMH and I truly loved her caring spirit. I hadn't seen Julie in several years, but when we did see each other it was as if there had not been a separation of time for us. She will be forever in our memories.

  4. Lisa Flueckiger

    I worked with Julie at the Surgery center... she was a very kind and sweet, caring person. My dad called people like this " the salt of the earth" I believe this is what Julie was!! So sorry for your loss, keep her memories close to your heart!

  5. Terri Downing

    So sorry to learn that Julie had pass. Julie and the entire family made such a change in my life. Lived her like a sister. Always in my heart and mind.

  6. Schelley, Pat and Sophia Moran

    Our hearts are broken for you Dan and your family. We are thinking of you and hope it brings you some comfort to know that others care. Our deepest sympathies.

  7. Lenny and Beverly Mistretta

    We were truly heartbroken to hear of Julie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with our nephew Danny, Stacey, Paul, and the entire family. Julie was one of the sweetest persons we have ever known. Love to all! Uncle Lenny & Aunt Bev

  8. Jill Marzorati

    I am so sorry for your loss. Julie was such a kind soul. Praying for you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in your memories....

  9. Denise Nichols

    To be in Julie's presence was to feel unconditional love. She truly glowed with positive energy, compassion and love. She never ever gave up. May we all learn from her and spread love and joy, wherever we go, no matter where we are on our own journey. I wish you well on your next journey Julie! With much love and sadness, Denise

  10. Lisa Edwards

    Julie was an inspiration to all. I'm glad I had the pleasure of meeting her. She will be sorely missed. Thoughts and prayers for all of her friends and family.

  11. Rose Boothe Johnson

    Thinking of us at this difficult time. Julie was a truly remarkable person who loved n was loved by all who knew her. God will have a beautiful angel that needs no schooling on being perfect! He has one now! Prayers for u all!

  12. April Jouett

    Paul you and your family are in my prayers. I know that God will meet you in this time of great need.

  13. Evelyn-Castle Studio

    Danny, I deeply regret your loss. Julie was a special person to me, and I will revere her memory.

  14. Sheri Poe-Pape

    You have my deepest sympathy...

  15. Ann and Brad Knutti

    Dan and Family So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family and loved ones Ann and Brad Knutti

  16. Barb & Jeff Johnson

    God has called a true angel home. I had the pleasure of meeting Julie many years ago in Surgical Tech school and we worked together for many years, and remained friends. Our condolences go out to all of the family, especially Danny, Stacey and Paul. She will remain in so many hearts. Gods peace be with you.

  17. Laura padron

    I loved Julie. Such a kind soul. We talked about her book often. She will be greatly missed. So sorry for your liss

  18. Patti K

    God looked around his garden And He found an empty place. He then looked down upon this earth, And saw your tired face. He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering He knew you were in pain He knew that you would never Get well on earth again. He saw that the road was getting rough. And the hills are hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids And whispered “ Please be thine “. It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn't go alone For part of us went with you That day that God called you home. Danny, Stacey and Paul, I am so sorry for your loss. It was an Honor and Pleasure to have known Julie, even though it was for a short time. She made quite quite an impact on me.

  19. Jennifer Keckler RN

    I worked with Julie at OSF. She was such a dear, sweet and generous soul. She was a hard worker. She was a devout Christian with a strong faith. She was always positive and tried to help others better their own lives. She never talked about her illness or complained. She was too young to die. But no matter what the age, death is an enemy. God never intended for us to die for he put 'eternity into our hearts'. (Ecclesiastes 3:11) I look forward to the time when we can welcome Julie back in the resurrection, in perfect mind and health, to a beautiful paradise. (Acts 24:25) And then the "last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing". (1 Corinthians 15:26) what a comfort to know that God is yearning to call his faithful ones back to life. (Job 14:13-15) I look forward to that time. I am so sorry for your loss.

  20. Eileen Morrissey

    Loved Julie with all my heart. So did my parents and family. She was the light of our light. Love you, Julie!

  21. Judy Turner

    So very sorry for your loss. What a dear friend. She is now with are Lord. Always could see Jesus shining though her. I'll really miss her. Prayers for the family.

  22. Carole Santiago

    Our condolences and prayers to Dan, Stacey, Paul, and the rest of Julie's family. We were privileged to live close to them years ago and spent many happy times carpooling each other's children to Christian Life School, attending the same church and Sunday School, and growing to love the whole family. Julie was a lovely lady who reflected the love of Jesus to all she met.

  23. Kim Mattison

    My heart is truly broken. Julie's light shown brighter than any star, had a smile that could melt an ice cold heart and had such a beautiful personality she could wrap the world with and and make everyone feel loved. I will see again someday my friend. Until then I know I have one more Angel looking over me.

  24. John and Jeannine Zuba

    Our hearts break for your whole family. I hope you find peace and feel the love from family and friends during this lost. What an amazing women😍 Peace Julie. Carry on with your passion.

  25. Barb and Clif Rigsby

    Julie's passing is very difficult to accept. There is a deep sadness in my soul to not have her presence and guidance in our lives. What an amazing mentor and friend to us! Praying for Danny, Stacey and Pauly. I'm sure she will be present in every breath and thought. Will be grateful always to her!!

  26. Chelly Samudio and family

    From Panama, our prayers and thoughts are with you. May you find strenght and acceptance in Jesus. Julie always in our hearts and memory.

  27. Toni Scott

    I am so sorry to hear about Julie's passing! She was a great friend and wonderful support to me during some difficult times in my life. I will always love and remember her.

  28. Judy Bergstadt

    I'm so sorry for your loses Julie was a wonderful person inside and outside. I loved talking to her . N loved working with her. My prays n thoughts r with u and your family in this time of need.

  29. Katie Kentner

    Prayers for the family. Julie was truly a beautiful soulðŸ'•

  30. Bruce & Jamie Daub

    So sorry for your loss! Julie was a godly woman, who was an inspiration to many. She is home with her savior, Jesus! God bless her family; and please know that there are many of us praying for you during this difficult time.

  31. Brandi Belcher Barnes

    I love you sweet Julie! Thank you so much for opening your and your home to me. My love and prayers are with you Danny, Stacey and Paul.

  32. Stacy & Kevin Durack

    Our condolences to you the Yuccas family. Julie will hold a place in our hearts forever! What an example of how a true believer in Christ lives! Wish there were millions more like Julie out there, what a better world this would be! What a selfless soul that was devoted to her faith and love for Jesus 100% of the time. God bless you all always!

  33. Wyatt and Aida Dykstra

    So sorry for your loss. Our deepest Sympathy for the whole family. Sending prayers to her husband Danny and to Stacey and Paul. REST IN PEACE JULIE!!!

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