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Barbara Lundquist of North Aurora

Barbara Joann Lundquist, nee Hamman, age 88 of North Aurora, formerly of West Chicago and Sycamore. Beloved wife of the late Richard Earl Lundquist, loving mother of Mark (Ellen) Lundquist, Phil (Stella) Lundquist, Laura Schuler, and John Lundquist, cherished grandmother of Christiana (Leo), Joshua (Mary), Suzanna (JR), Kaylynn (Sam), Karena (Evan), Victoria, Jeremiah, Nicholas, Christina and dear great grandmother of Ethan, Adelaide, Esther, Judah, Elliott, Caden, and beloved niece of Helen Jones. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a faithful friend to countless people throughout her life. She selflessly extended herself to the caring of others, and extended hospitality to stranger, friends, and family alike. She loved to spend time with family and friends, faithfully sent notes and cards, and delighted in the simple pleasures of sharing food and fellowship. Barbara was a Hoosier in her core- loved basketball and sports of all kinds, enjoyed travel, nature, wildlife, playing Rook and other games, as well as reading and keeping up with current events. Barbara was a woman of deep faith with an earnest desire to walk in the way of Christ and to share that path with others and is now at rest with her Lord. Visitation Tuesday March 2nd, 9:00am-12:00pm at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue North Riverside. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, interment will be limited to immediate family only at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Family is asked to meet directly at the cemetery Public Information Center no later than 1:45pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s name would be appreciated to Ethnos 360, 312 W. 1st Street Sanford, FL 32771.

Due to current health regulations, a maximum of 50 people are allowed in the funeral home at any one time. Masks and social distancing are required at the funeral home. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

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I was saddened to hear of Barbaras passing. She was the sweetest person and I always looked forward to seeing her at her visits. I will miss seeing her smiling face. Condolences to the Lundquist family and a special hug to Ellen.

Michele, GCS Mar 7 2021 9:02 AM

One of my favorite memories of your Mom is when Mark and Ellen stopped overnight with us in GA on the way to take Barb to visit her dear friend. That evening Barb and my mom hit it off like two long lost friends on first meeting! It was such a striking, warm, fun, immediate meeting of the hearts between them. That is a joyful and delightful memory. Thankful that she knew her Saviour well and now knows Him fully. Love to each of you

Claire Feb 27 2021 1:43 PM

Barb was a sweet friend to me for many years here in Sycamore. She seemed like a young aunt to me! My husband and I enjoyed a friendship with Dick and Barb and our husbands enjoyed sharing time together and talking about farming, baseball and many other topics of mutual interest to me. After they moved away I loved chatting on the phone with Barb and she would often call just to check in. A trip to Amish country in Indiana will always be a highlight of my memories of Barb! I am praying for you all as you miss your mom and grandma here on earth. May God comfort you and hold you in His arms, giving you His peace that is beyond our understanding.

Sylvia Feb 25 2021 8:46 PM

sorry to hear of your moms (& dad recently) passing. We knew them from church in Sycamore & got to know them good at Wasco Baptist church. Your mom & Pam Harmon & me took turns with the kids ministry there. She had a real heart for the Lord & discipling kids. A great lady shell be missed! Condolences & Gods blessings to the Lundquist family

Fred High Feb 25 2021 4:49 PM

Hello Eva, Great to hear from a relative of my mom. She always was a proud Hoosier and spoke fondly of her upbringing and loved ones in Indiana. Her mother Wilma was dear to us all and were grateful for the way mom was raised and loved by many after her dad passed away so early in her life. Would love to connect and learn more about our family tree. Phil Lundquist pslundquist@gmail.com

Phil Lundquist Feb 24 2021 9:15 PM

We will never forget how Barb helped us over 39 yrs ago when our twins were born. What a very special friend she was. We love the Lundquist family and send our love and prayers to each one of you. Keep on for the Lord and finish strong as your parents have modeled before you. Our love, prayers and sympathies, Brian and Grace Howard & family

Brian & Grace Howard Feb 24 2021 2:23 PM

I am a first cousin once removed. My grandmother Mabel Hamman Firestone Taylor was Barbaras aunt. My mother Ruby would say that she wished she could see Barbara. I am very sorry for your loss and my prayers are with your family.

Eva Hamilton Feb 24 2021 9:15 AM

My mom and I have fond memories of Barbara during the Lundquist family gatherings that we were invited to. We remember her kindness and lively spirit. Our condolences to the whole Lundquist family. We are praying for you.

Alexa Burdinie Feb 23 2021 10:00 PM

Thank you Mike and Sara for the sharing of your memories, and also for the kindness you extended to them. As a family we were aware of the good neighbors that mom and dad had in Sycamore! God bless.

Mark Lundquist Feb 23 2021 6:27 PM

Barbara and Dick lived across the street from us in Sycamore for many years. We loved them both dearly. When we moved in to our home, Barb sent the deacon from her church to bless us and our new house! She frequently spoiled us with preachers delight cakes (baked in the shape of soup cans.) Our boys used to mow her lawn under an agreement that it was important for them to learn the value of helping others. One day Barb came over and said enough is enough and that they had learned their lesson, she would begin paying. We were so sad when they moved to be nearer to their family. By her example, my wife and I frequently bring treats to the family across the street that now occupies their old home. Rest in peace dear soul.

Mike and Sara Blaser Feb 23 2021 2:01 PM

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