Darren J. Friske formerly of Rolling Meadows Darren J. Friske, 43, died Feb. 2, 2013. He was born Jan. 21, 1970. Darren was the son of Donald and Patricia (nee Wittke); brother of LuAnn (the late Donald) Jensen, Donald (Joy), David (Mary), Daniel (the late Sheila), Lori (John) Rabyk and Douglas (Kristyn). He was the loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Darren loved living-Real living: freedom of the open road on his motorcycle; jamming hard with his band, Disconnected; the attention to detail he paid working as a painter, which was appreciated by all; the freedom of living in his new apartment after moving to Racine for his job at Jensen Metals; breathing in the air on a bright sunny day; playing golf; and he fought hard to keep living right to the end. But what his final months and especially weeks showed more than anything was just how much he loved his family and friends. All he needed was "a visit, that's my best medicine." And he learned just how much he was loved by his family and friends. We will all miss him dearly. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Meadows Funeral Home, 3615 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Association. For information, call 847-253-0224.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from February 4 to February 5, 2013