Barbara Papacek
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Barbara Papacek

Born: November 23, 1917

Died: August 2, 2016

Barbara Papacek, 98, formerly of Fox Lake and Clearwater, FL, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Acadia Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Riverhead, NY.

She was born November 23, 1917, in Chicago, to the late Joseph and Rose (nee Bicek) Rada. She married the late Stephen Papacek on December 23, 1939.

Prior to moving to New York, Barbara was a member of the Fox Lake Community Church, Northwood Presbyterian Church in Florida, Antioch Moose Lodge #735, Doral Women's Club, and the Czechoslovak Cultural Center of St. Petersburg, FL. She retired from Grant Community High School, where she had been a food handler.

Survivors include her children, Ernest (Donna) Papacek of Lakeville, MN, and Kathleen Chojnacki of Riverhead; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sibling Carolyn Jakopin; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Barbara was preceded in death by sisters, Rose Capek and Eleanor Agnich; brothers Joseph and Edward Rada; brothers-in-law, Joseph Agnich and Robert Jakopin; sister-in-laws, Beatrice Rada and Marie Rada; and son-in-law, Kenneth Chojnacki.

Services were held Saturday, August 6. Burial was in East Fox Lake Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Barbara's name may be made to Mooseheart, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539,, or 630-966-2200.

You may leave online condolences for the family at, or call 847-587-2100, for information.

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Published in Lake County Suburban Life from Aug. 11 to Aug. 18, 2016.
East Fox Lake Cemetery