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Darlene Marie Zurek

August 24, 1942 — March 25, 2024

River Grove

Darlene Marie Zurek

Darlene Marie Zurek, nee Stricklin
August 24, 1942- March 25, 2024


Loving wife of Robert Zurek.
Beloved daughter of Cecil and Adeline Stricklin.
Devoted mother to Robert (Kimberly) Zurek and Deborah (Robert) Reid.
Cherished grandmother to Gilbert (Araly) Sanchez and Amanda and Rebecca Zurek.
Loving great-grandmother to Kaylee and Kayson Sanchez.
Dear sister of Donna Stricklin and sister-in-law to Darlene (Robert) Diederich.
Fond aunt, cousin, and friend to many.


Darlene was a graduate of East Leyden High School and a long-time dedicated employee of River Grove Public Library.

She was an active supporter of Rhodes School and PTA as well as a Boy Scout and Campfire Girl leader.
As a lifetime Tops member Darlene was crowned Southern Illinois Tops Queen.
An avid crafter and painter, her work brought smiles to many faces.

In lieu of flowers, mass intentions are appreciated.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Darlene Marie Zurek, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, April 1, 2024

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Sax-Tiedemann Funeral and Crematorium

9568 Belmont Ave, Franklin Park, IL 60131

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Prayer Service

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

11:00 - 11:15 am (Central time)

Sax-Tiedemann Funeral and Crematorium

9568 Belmont Ave, Franklin Park, IL 60131

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Mass

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

All Saints Polish National Catholic Cemetery

9201 West Higgins Rd, Chicago, IL 60631

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