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Barbara Joyce Grabarek

April 17, 1940 — November 1, 2022

Davenport Lake Zurich

Barbara Joyce Grabarek, 82, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2022. Barbara was born April 17, 1940 in Berwyn, IL to the late Marie and Joseph Slomka.

After retiring as a registered nurse, in Arlington Heights, Barbara and Stanley spent their free time together fishing and enjoying life in Spooner, WI. Barbara is survived by her children; Janet (Allen) Gozzola, David (Lynda) Grabarek, Thomas (Troy) Grabarek, and Vicki (Thomas) Ortlieb; seven grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren, and siblings, Robert Slomka and Janet Slomka-Grashoff.

Barbara is preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Stanley Grabarek who passed away in 2008.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial donation to Washburn County Humane Society (Spooner WI)

Visitation will be held Friday, November 4 from 3-9pm at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 941 South Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Barbara Joyce Grabarek, please visit our flower store.


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