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Katherine M. Warman Siekerman

December 2, 1928 — May 27, 2024

Lake Barrington

Katherine M. Warman Siekerman

 

Katherine Warman Siekerman passed away peacefully at home on May 27, 2024 surrounded by her family. Kay was born in Chicago on December 2, 1928 to Frank and Marie Becker (deceased).  She is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Harold R. Warman and together they built a legacy of seven children. These seven children, Scott and Lorna Warman, Bruce and Cecilia Warman, Glenn and Linda Warman, Craig and Betty Warman, Kathy Warman (Fred) Jones, Blair and Sharon Warman and Colonel Curt and Karen (Warman) Higdon added to this blessed legacy. Kay was the loving grandmother of 37 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren and was adored by each and everyone one of them. Kay is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Kay and Hal started their married life in Chicago and then moved to Arlington Heights, IL. From Arlington Heights, they moved to Westwood, Massachusetts and then returned to Illinois in 1970 to the Barrington area laying down life-long friendships in each community.

Kay’s passion was entertaining, cooking, baking and hosting get together with family and friends. There was always one more plate she would add to welcome someone new or if you had an extra friend with you at the occasion.

Kay was very active in her churches starting with Salem United Methodist Church of Barrington, followed by the Village Church of Barrington and The Bridge Church of Algonquin. Kay volunteered and helped in many areas of ministries. The impact she had on so many lives was evident whether she was welcoming new members to the church, giving advice on marriage or on parenting or participating in many of the women’s ministries at each church. Her love for the Lord was always visible in her daily walk and shared her faith with all she encountered. 

Kay stayed at home as a full-time wife, mother and head of household until her youngest, Karen went into high school. Kay then started as a Customer Service Representative at Harris Bank Barrington (now BMO) and her care of her customers led to her being promoted to a Vice President at BMO.

Kay’s love of cooking led her to enter a contest in the local Daily Herald. The contest consisted of one chef being chosen each month for a year and Kay ended up being the top cook for that year and was front page news.  Not only was Kay a great cook but her baking was second to none. If any of her children were taking a road trip, you could count on Mom baking your favorite cookies for the trip. 

During the 1990’s Kay reconnected with a long-time family friend, Walter Siekerman and they married in 1995 and enjoyed 20 years together. Kay was instrumental in bringing Walt to know our Lord. They spent their retirement years enjoying family and some travel during the winter months.

Kay is also preceded in death by her second husband, Walter E. Siekerman, her brother’s Donald Becker and Frank J. Becker, Jr and her sister Amelia L. Jeskey, daughter-in-law Cecelia Warman and granddaughter Tarra Lynn Warman and grandson Trent E. Higdon. 

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024 beginning at 10:00am until the time of service at 11:00am at Davenport Funeral Home, 149 W. Main Street, Barrington.  Interment will be private.

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Visitation

Saturday, June 1, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Davenport Family Funeral Homes and Crematory – Barrington

149 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 1, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Davenport Family Funeral Homes and Crematory – Barrington

149 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010

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