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Barbara Saalfeld

Barbara Ann Saalfeld, nee Martens, age 81 of Oak Park. Beloved wife of Harry M., loving mother of Harry “Bing” (Melissa LaBarbera), Carl (Heather) and Eric, cherished grandmother of Eric, Trevor, Shane and Benjamin, dear sister-in-law of Richard and Jean Saalfeld, fond cousin to many. Funeral Wednesday, August 30, 8:00pm Chapel Service at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside.  Visitation Wednesday, 3:00pm-9:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Society of the Little Flower, 1313 N. Frontage Road, Darien, Illinois 60561 would be appreciated.

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Mr. S, Bing, Carl, and Eric, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a great lady. Sorry I was not able to attend the services, I did not find out until Friday. My mom loved her, and always looked forward to seeing her at some function at Edison or at the ball field. Your mom was always cheerful and nice to all of us kids. You guys had an awesome mom, and I hope you find peace in the fact that you will all see her again someday. Rob

Robert Kadolph Sep 3 2017 4:11 PM

Last night I said goodbye to my Godmother Barbara who spent all of her time making sure that we never forgot that family always came 1st. This is what I taught my kids. I will always remember the time spent at the family picnics and get together events that she organized. I am sorry for not keeping in touch with you and I can hear you now saying thats ok Godson, make the money while you can. Well get together some other time. I spent time sharing so many stories with friends and family there. Yes we will definitely get together some other time. It was heart wrenching to hear that you left us but, easier to deal with, knowing that you passed in peace. Continue to rest in peace my Godmother and watch over us until we meet again. Love Always, your Godson Artie.

Artie La Vine Aug 31 2017 5:13 AM

Tonight I said goodbye to my Godmother Barbara. I shared countless memories with my friends and family there of awesome times we spent together at family picnics and get togethers. These loving people all together to rejoice in the life and times of my Godmother Barbara who spent all of her time making us take time out of our busy lives and spend it with family . Ill always be grateful for the picnics Barbara organized. Because of you we had great childhoods learning that family always came 1st. It is what I taught my kids to never forget. I miss you so much and Im sorry for not keeping in touch. I can hear you now saying dont worry Godson, well get together some other time. You gotta make the money when you can. Rest in Peace Godmother Barbara, yes we will definitely get together some other time .

Artie La Vine Aug 30 2017 11:35 PM

So sorry for this loss. Although I have only known Barbara for a short time, she was mom to me. I am happy to be part of this family and I send prayers and love from my little family to yours. Melissa, Olivia & Jake

Melissa LaBarbera Aug 30 2017 12:33 PM

So very sorry to hear of Barbaras passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom was beautiful, kind, loving, and speak your mind person. She is loved and adored by everyone. I always think of her my very special cousin. My mom loved her so. They are now catching up. Love you with deepest sympathy.

Mary LaVine Aug 29 2017 1:57 PM

So very sorry to hear about Barbara. We remember all her kindness and loving smiles. And helped so well with the family reunions! Know the good Lord will take care of her in heaven Our Love and Prayers are with all of you, Elaine Hutchinson, Ernie and Laura McCoy and Family

Laura Mccoy Aug 29 2017 1:26 PM

My condolences to the family. Your mom never forgot to send me the invites for the annual family reunion, even though I am living in Hawaii. Loads of laughs, love and inclusiveness. Never heard a anything bad come out of her. She will be dearly missed. Mike and Duke and their wives will be there to celebrate her life with you all. Much love sent your way.

Diane Bertocchi Aug 29 2017 12:42 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Barbara. She was the kindest person you ever want to meet. She loved family, and went out of her way to make sure we got together at least once a year for so many years!! She loved to laugh and have a good time!! She will be truly missed. My love and condolences to the whole family!

Karen Greene Aug 29 2017 11:34 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your wife, mother, and grandmother. I will always remember your mom for all her kindness and love that she shared to all that she know. Never afraid to speak up for herself or others, but always in a loving way. I will always have her in a place in my heart. She was my dads 1st cousin. My mother always thought the world of her till her passing passing in 1993. Love to all. Sorry l wont be able to attend for health reasons, l am in Arizona now for 7 years.

John La Vine Aug 29 2017 8:19 AM