Barbara Ann Penzkofer, 73 years old of Grayslake, IL passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, IL. She was born March 9, 1943 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Edward and Victoria (Salwierak) Skowron. On April 18, 1970, Barbara married Gerald S. Penzkofer in Chicago, IL before moving to Grayslake in October of 1986. She was a lover of all animals and enjoyed watching birds come to her window feeder and the ducks, deer, and coyotes in her yard. But most of all, Barbara was a devoted wife to her husband, mother to her daughter and son-in-law, and grandmother to her two grandsons. Barbara is survived by her husband of almost 47 years, Gerald; their daughter, Barbara Nicolette (Keith) Dietrich; their grandsons, Brady (6) and Gavin (2); her sister, Lorraine (Dennis) Juda; her nephews, Brian Juda, Jay (Dawn) Juda, Michael Juda; and her mother-in-law, Margaret Penzkofer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a niece, Wendy Ann Juda. Funeral Services 9:00AM Saturday, February 18, 2017 from the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH, 1055 Main St. Antioch, IL 60002 to St. Peter Catholic Church, 557 Lake St. Antioch. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00AM. Interment will immediately follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL. Visitation will be held from 4:00PM until 8:00PM Friday evening at the funeral home. For additional information, call 847-395-4000. Please sign the online guestbook for Barbara at www.strangfh.com .
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