Barbara K. Bishop, 90 of Waukegan, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born December 2, 1917 in Omaha, NE.
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She had worked retail at Sears in downtown Waukegan in the 1980's. She loved to garden and play bingo and tend to her loving companion, her pet cat Courtney.
She is survived by and was a wonderful loving mother to her three children, Mary Ann (Steve) Carrier of Libertyville, Don (Cyndy) Swanson of Chandler, AZ and Jody (Jimmy) Cruz of Waukegan; special friend, Don Stranberg of Waukegan; three grandchildren, Troy, Dawn and Emily; four great-grandchildren, Nathan, Adam, Caden and Rachael; brother, Emil (Joanne) Nathans of Waukegan; sisters, Josephine Halderman of Westminster, CO and Eva Sedlazek of Malmo, NE.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Gustave Swanson in 1951 and Joseph Bishop in 1982; sister, Mary Brunski; and brother, Nickolas Brunski.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the Salata-Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL with visitation from 10:00-11:00 am Interment is private. Donations may be made in her memory to Condell Hospice. Be sure to visit the online guestbook at www.gurneefuneralhome.com.
Published in News Sun on Sept. 27, 2008