Barbara Grek

  • Born: July 7, 1935
  • Died: September 29, 2021
  • Location: Westmont, Illinois

West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services

39 N. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Tel. (630) 852-8000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Barbara Grek (nee Cerza), 86, longtime resident of Westmont, at rest September 29, 2021. Born July 7, 1935 to Alphonse and Olga Cerza. Beloved wife of John; loving mother of Jeanne (Bob) Rossom, John (Chrissie), Jenni (Jim) Hunt, Rick (Diane), Joseph (Denise Stackowicz) and the late Jim (Concetta); devoted grandmother of Jillian, Charissa, John Jr., Ian, Lindsey, Nicholas, Gina and Anthony; dearest sister of June (the late Jack) Kolf and the late Richard (Beverly) Cerza; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Barb enjoyed reading, knitting, (especially afghans) and cooking. Visitation Wednesday October 6, 2021 from 4-7 P.M. at Cappetta's West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Funeral Services 6:30 P.M. Interment private. Info 630-852-8000 or


Condolence & Memory Journal

I already put in my condolence for my mom....but since ....there is so many things that I wish I had added to my comments. Each morning I drink my coffee from a cup my mom gave tables are covered in mom's hand made doilies.... I leave the house carrying a purse my mom gave me ....I cuddle up in an afghan mom made and sleep under a quilt mom gave me. So many things and parts of my life keep reminding me she is gone..generous beyond love you ....I miss you in ways I never could have imagined...

Posted by Jenny Grek Hunt - daughter   October 03, 2021

To the best mom ever...I will remember you everyday day...forever..your daughter Jeanne

Posted by Jeanne Grek - daughter   October 02, 2021

To my loving mother...I miss you will allays be in my heart. God took you too you with Jimmy and Gramma ...Ill see you when I get there. Life wont be the same without you here .

Posted by Jenny Grek Hunt - Lockport, IL - daughter   October 02, 2021

It is a time of great sadness for all who knew her, losing such a wonderful soul on this earth, however at the same time there is joy in knowing that she is now with the Lord in Heaven, free from pain and disease. Love Always Mom. You had a righteous and well-lived life and provide an example for all of us to aspire to. See you there...

Posted by John Grek - Mesa, AZ - son   October 02, 2021

Heaven just got an amazing Angel....I love you and already miss you Mommy

Posted by Rick Grek - Lombard, IL - Son   October 01, 2021

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Jimmy & Mom ♥ December 15, 2019