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Lorraine (Baker) BarkerNovember 25, 1931 ~ September 25, 2017 (age 85)
Lorraine Barker (nee Baker), age 85, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 25, 2017.
Lorraine is survived by her children, Karen (Tom) Weber of Glendale, AZ, Colleen (Alan) Bokoski of Minooka, IL, and Tom (Kari) Barker Peoria, AZ; grandchildren, Brad (Kristin) Weber, Jeff Weber, Kevin Bokoski, Brian Bokoski, Grant Barker and Elizabeth Barker; great-grandchildren, Anna Lorraine Weber and Cadence Victoria Weber; and brother, Stanley Baker; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her loving husband, Grant Barker (2014); a daughter in infancy, Diane Theresa Barker; parents John and Frances (nee Pajak) Baker; brother, Brian Baker; brother and sister-in-law, William (Sheila) Barker.
Lorraine was a wonderful and dedicated caregiver for her husband Grant who developed Alzheimer's before his passing in 2014. As she raised her children, Lorraine’s house was always known to be the neighborhood hangout for all the kids and of course she always had snacks ready for them. When her children grew older, she worked as a dietary assistant at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center for 10 years. After her retirement, Lorraine volunteered at Our Lady for Angels and at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was a longtime member of St. Paul the Apostle Church.
Lorraine's greatest joy was being with her family, friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She flourished the past 4 years at the Timbers of Shorewood, making many new friends and being involved in all the activities and events. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, her memory will live in our hearts forever. We love you.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to caregiver and good friend Amy for all the help she has given our family, we were truly blessed to have you.
A celebration of Lorraine’s life will begin on Monday October 2, 2017 with a memorial visitation at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service to be held in the funeral home chapel at 12:00 noon. Fr. James Lennon officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet where Lorraine will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Grant. Per Lorraine’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.
Visit Lorraine’s memorial page at www.tezakfuneralhome.com/notices/Lorraine-Barker or for information, 815-722-0524.
Arrangements lovingly entrusted to Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life.