“Our visit was prompted by the sudden and stunning loss of our daughter, E. We had no idea what to do or what to expect, but Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home was beyond helpful and understanding. You were so patient with us and let our son run all around the facility. We are grateful for how your group handled everything — so many things we had never thought about. Truly, we were blindsided and we thank you for helping us through these tough days.”
— S. and F.
Barbara J. Lindblom
March 29, 1930 - February 10, 2013
Barbara J. Lindblom (nee Howard), age 82, a Naperville resident since 1983, formerly of Livonia, MI, died Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Westbury Care Center in Lisle, IL. She was born March 29, 1930 in Detroit, MI.
Loving wife of the late William W. "Bill" Lindblom, whom she married May 19, 1951, beloved mother of William D. (Tammey) Lindblom and Christopher W. (Barbara) Lindblom, adored grandmother of Joshua and Caitlin; Callan, Erik and Tegan, devoted daughter of the late William F. and Elsie (nee George) Howard, dear sister of Shirley (the late Tony) Capizzo of Warren, MI and the late Iris (the late William) Bowers, Kathleen Essian and William F., Jr. (Pauline) Howard, fond aunt of many.
Barbara grew up in Detroit, attending East Commerce High School and receiving her Associates Degree in Business from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI. Barbara dedicated much of her time in her teenage years serving as a caregiver to her mom who suffered from cancer and to the daily care of her younger siblings. Throughout the years, she was employed by Michigan Bell and Ameritech and was a member of The Telephone Pioneers.
Barbara was a charter member at Word of Life Lutheran Church in Naperville and was proud to have helped found three Lutheran congregations in her lifetime. She was a former church organist and a member of the choir while living in Michigan and enjoyed crocheting and needlecraft.
Visitation Friday, February 15, 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Word of Life Lutheran Church, 879 Tudor Dr., Naperville.
Additional Visitation Saturday, February 16, Noon-1:00 P.M. at Word of Life Lutheran Church.
Funeral Services will follow Saturday, 1:00 P.M. in the church with Rev. Gary Peterson officiating.
Family & Friends will meet Monday, February 18th for a 10:30 A.M. committal service at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org