STREATOR — Theresa M. Barickman, 81, of Streator, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 18, surrounded by her family.
A private Mass will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Streator. Monsignor Phillip Halfacre will officiate. Directly following will be a private family burial at St. Stephen’s Cemetery.
The Winterrowd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Theresa was born on Jan. 25, 1937, in Streator to Andrew and Verna (Bavolar) Bednar. She married Daniel L. Barickman on April 8, 1961. He preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2004.
She is survived by a son John (Melissa Scott) Barickman, of Streator; daughters, Julianna Harcharick, of Streator, and Christina (Dave) Demiduk, of Oswego; a grandson, Evan Demiduk, several nieces and nephews and a special friend Alice Schultz.
Theresa is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Daniel, son Daniel “Hanner," son-in-law Ron Harcharik, brothers, Andy “Francis” and Ralph Bednar, sister Louise, sisters and brothers-in-law, Alba and Francis Reihl, Burt and Mary Barickman, Julie and Bill Donaldson, and Jack and Pauline Barickman, and two nephews.
Born and raised in Streator, she attended St. Mary’s Grade School and Streator High School. Theresa was a wonderful homemaker and an amazing baker. She loved to make Christmas cookies and was an expert at making rozek rolls. Theresa was an avid Chicago White Sox baseball fan, and had several highlights from her team. Theresa was at Game 1 of the 1959 World Series when the Sox beat L.A. 11 – 0. She also had a personal home visit from Ozzie Guillen.
Her most cherished gifts were her children. Theresa loved spending time with her granddogs.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored if a donation was made to the Diabetes Association in her name.
Winterrowd Funeral Home
305 S. Park St. Streator, IL 61364