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Barbara V. Sierakowski

Obituary for Barbara V. Sierakowski

July 15, 1941 - April 7, 2021
McHenry, Illinois | Age 79


Barbara V. Sierakowski, age 79, passed to eternal life on April 7, 2021. Barbara was born July 15,1941 the daughter of Stephen and Virginia Jeroutek.

She is the beloved wife of the late Melvin R. Sierakowski, cherished mother of Michaline (Harry) Przekop, David (Sheryl) Sierakowski and Michael (Tracey) Sierakowski, devoted grandmother of Austin, Ryan, Jason, Jacob, Benjamin and Grace. She is survived by her brother Stephen Jeroutek and sister Christine Hoffman.

Barbara devoted her life to her family, working as a teacher's aide and office assistant at their parish school, Queen of All Saints. She believed that would be an ideal way to stay involved in their children's education while helping other students. She was also a recess monitor and scout leader of Brownie Troop 1696 and Girl Scout Troop 73 in the parish. Barbara truly cared for the welfare and academic and personal growth of the QAS students and scouts. She loved to sew, make crafts, play board games, swim, fish and hike. She spent her summers at the family's summer home in Wisconsin, creating lifelong, wonderful memories for her children and grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass for immediate family will be held at Church of Holy Apostles in McHenry, Illinois, Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.
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Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery in Niles, Illinois, will be private.

A memorial for Barbara and Melvin Sierakowski will be held in the summer in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

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