Barbara Ann Halatek

Born: Thursday, January 29, 1948
Passed: Monday, December 4, 2017

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Barbara Ann Halatek, 69, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, at her home in Sycamore, Illinois.
Born January 29, 1948, in Grafton, Iowa, the daughter of Eugene and Gladys (Bergen) Schultz, Barbara married the love of her life Leon Paul Halatek on April 11, 1970, in Chicago; he died in1998.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect and enjoyed attending Crossview Church during her time in Sycamore. She enjoyed Pepsi and chocolate, reading, puzzles, and doing crafts like cross-stitch and crochet. She loved her grandkids, pets, gardening, butterflies, blowing bubbles, baking for her loved ones and playing cards.
She is survived by her daughters, Laura (Loren) Katula, and Rebecca (Tony) Griskey; sons, Adam Halatek and Leon (Julie) Halatek; grandchildren, Brett, Miranda, Katelyn, Wyatt, Trigg, Tommy, Zoe, Lee, Josie and Jimmy; siblings, Betty Tason, Darlene (Bob) Lofthouse, Mary (Danny) Tramutola and Wayne (Meg) Schultz; sisters-in-law, Debbie Schultz, Carole (Pat) Gramm and Jan (Bill) Kane; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Junior and Jon; sister, Rebecca; brother-in-law, Bob Tasson; and mother-in-law, Irene Cole.
A private family viewing and cremation is planned.
Memorials will benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital and Autism Speaks in Nashville, TN.
Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore, Ill.
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