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David L. Barrickman, 64, of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Alden Debes. Born on October 7, 1953, in Freeport, the son of Emmett M. and Dorothy (Toelke) Barrickman. He was a graduate of Guilford High School, class of 1971 and attended Rock Valley College. David worked at Rock River Water Reclamation. He was a member of Cherry Valley United Methodist Church and Our Master's United Methodist Church. He was also a past member of three masonic organizations.
Survived by daughters, Jennifer (Chris) Salberg of Pickerington, OH and Carrie (Robert) Kuroda of Machesney Park; grandchildren, Emma and Zoey Salberg; and brother, Mark Barrickman of Cherry Valley. Predeceased by his parents.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 in Arlington Memorial Park, 6202 Charles St., Rockford with Rev. Richard Wang officiating. Memorials can be made to Christ United Methodist Church - Our Master's Center, 5973 Darlene Dr., Rockford, IL 61109.

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  1. Rich and Donna Riha

    I am another "cousin" of Dave's! I didn't realize he had been ill. Blessings to you girls and family. He was a good man! ~Donna

  2. Kelly McKibben

    I had the privilege of working with Dave and considered him a friend. A gentle soul - willing to work - eager to please. I know life didn't reciprocate at times for him - I'm sure he often gave better than he got. He'll be missed.

  3. lynnette bontreger

    Hello....I am part of the Leona Thomas family...she was a sister to David's mom....a sister to Les. Linden and Lois who have written remembrances. My thoughts are with you all. I too have fond cousin memories of Dave and Mark both. I'm sorry for losses u have all experienced. Life has a lot of blessings but also disappointments and loss. I think of the reunions happening in heaven when we loose someone on earth.

  4. Les Thomas

    Our Thoughts and Prayers to All!!

  5. Lois Thomas Christner

    Dave and I were very close in our elementary and early high school years. Since I grew up on the farm, I felt like when we visited Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Em, we were going to Hollywood. I loved riding bike in their addition, because we were on pavement vs gravel and dirt on the farm. Our other cousin, Vickie, Dave and I had some great times together, and I am thankfully left with very fond memories of Dave.

  6. Dena

    I am so sorry Jen. Sending you love, hugs and prayers.

  7. Jeff Metters

    I hope all the questions of the universe that you and I discussed, out on that old car seat, behind the corn crib, are answered....

  8. Rhonda Cross

    Jen, Its so hard losing a parent, but know he will always be with you. I talk to my mom all the time and feel her presence around me. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Linden Thomas

    May you Rest In Peace.So sorry for the families loss.

  10. Tina Haynie

    My deepest condolences to the daughters. Of Mr.David Barrickmans. He was a good, sweet, kind and generous man i enjoyed being his in home caregiver for 5yrs. Rest. In heaven. Love your friend Tina and family.

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