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We will miss Ben. He was always pleasant to visit with. He and T were so thoughtful and generous to our children. Ben was such a gentle and caring person.
The Kosowski Family

So sorry to hear of your loss . sending prayers to your family from his friends at Your Neighbors ..

I sure will miss Ben terribly.. I always waited on him and Mary at the local pub in Naperville. Mary and Ben were there for me 5 yrs ago when I was sick with cancer.. I will never forget them. They were like grandparents I really never had.. May you both rest in peace now that your both together..
Love, Marge Greenlee

"Mr. Ben and Mrs. T" were the most wonderful neighbors and kind friends when we lived behind them in Winding Creek. They never forgot the girls' birthdays, a poinsetta at Christmas, or my favorite -- paper whites in the winter. We'll never stop telling the story of the turkeys that visited their home and spent the night on their roof. We affectionately called them Tom, Tina and Trixie. The world was a better place with Ben and T in it and we are thankful for having known them. Love,...

I believe the Marine Corps Hymn and feel better knowing that heaven's gates are now being guarded by the likes of Ben Barickman.
Semper Fi

This world has no sadness that God can not heal. May you find comfort in knowing that He is with you.

C Johnson

Ben was one of the coolest, humblest men I've ever met. He told self-deprecating stories about his time in the Pacific and kept his own counsel when I described my own "forestry" exploits. We tramped around future power-station sites--he was a pleasure to be with--a wonderful mentor.

My condolences on the loss of one of the finest men of his generation or any other--he will be missed.


BENJAMIN's Obituaries

Benjamin B. "Ben" Barickman a Naperville resident since 1993 Benjamin B. "Ben" Barickman, 87, formerly of Dixon and Downers Grove, IL, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6. Arrangements are being made by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, 630-355-0213.

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