Kimberly Bicking

Kimberly Bicking

Kimberly Bicking

CUSTER PARK-Kimberly G. Bicking (nee Pfeiffer) 53, of Custer Park, IL, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, May 6, 2016 at her home.

Kim was currently employed at Seeler Industries in Joliet, IL. She was very involved with Grillin' For Freedom and helped veterans and others with charitable events in the area.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Paul Bicking; son, Paul Bicking, Jr. of Custer Park; two daughters, Kristy (Chris Neu) Bicking of Braceville, IL and Jennifer Bicking of Chicago; adopted son, Dakota; parents, Meldon and Katherine (nee Cronon) Pfeiffer of Cape Coral, FL; five grandchildren, Colton Neu, Kaleb Neu, Colin Neu, Kalyn Neu, and Daniel Foster; sister, Pam (Rick) Janovyk of Homer Glen; a niece; nephew; and several friends.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, Wednesday, May 11, from 5-8 p.m.

Inurnment will be private.

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Arrangements are under the direction of R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood.

Robert T. Zarecki Sr.

BRAIDWOOD-Robert Thomas Zarecki Sr., 46, of Braidwood, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1964 in Chicago.

Robert was very passionate about his profession and a proud member of the Iron Workers Union Local #444, employed for the most part with Testa Construction in Channahon as a foreman. He was one of the originators and continued to volunteer for Grillin' For Freedom. He was an Eagle Scout as a young man and as an adult, he continued his devotion as a Cub Scout leader and Cub Master of the Braidwood Pack #459. He was very active in all his children's sporting and school activities, including the Reed Custer Soccer Organization and the Middle School Marching Band. His true enjoyment came from helping others.

Surviving are his children, Jason Zarecki, Nick Zarecki and Jessica Zarecki, all of Braidwood; his mother, Bernadine (nee Bruno) Zarecki of Chicago Ridge, IL; his father and step-mother, Tom and Paulette Zarecki of Tinley Park, IL; one sister, Juliann (Peter) Kramer of Plainfield, IL; his former wife, Colleen (nee Keenan) Zarecki of Braidwood; and several god children, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Preceding him in death was his son, Robert T. Zarecki on March 31, 2006.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, from 2-8 p.m. with memorial services starting at 8 p.m. Sister Susan Bruno will officiate.

Inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.

R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd., 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.