Obituary: Barbara Jurecki

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November 11, 1937 – October 22, 2019

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Barbara Jurecki (Blaszak) age 81 of Lansing, Illinois, passed on Tuesday October 22, 2019.

She is survived by her loving husband Ed Jurecki. Her children Judy Webster (Bruce), Jim Jurecki, Susan Gerstner, Christina White, and Jerry Jurecki. 13 Grandchildren and 11 Great-Grandchildren. Sister Joan Sivak and sisters-in-law Leona Tatum and Jackie Boston. Barbara was preceded in death by her loving son Michael Jurecki, son-in-law Thomas Gerstner, brother Steve Blaszak, and parents Joseph and Ann Blaszak.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, October 25, 2019, at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois, from 3:00 to 8:00pm. Funeral services for Barbara will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019, with closing prayers beginning at 9:30am at the funeral home, then processing to St. Ann Catholic Church, 3010 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois, for a 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial. Interment private.

Barbara was a lady of many traits. She worked at Harold’s Dinner Club, where she picked up her known talent of cake decorating. She learned medical transcription and worked at Ingalls Hospital for many years. Her best job was wife, mother, grandmother, cook, and a helpful friend to many. She was not only mother to her family but a mom to the neighborhood kids as well when we grew up. Trips to Indiana Dunes were always a favorite, but the most was her numerous trips to Las Vegas, where she always had that “lady luck” with those 777s. She was a tower of strength over the years with her health, and she never ceased to amaze us. She had a life filled with family and fun. She always was cooking in the kitchen or watching her Wheel of Fortune. That was mom….