In Memoriam : Patricia Wickstrom

Patricia Jean Wickstrom - age: 88
(February 15, 1931 to May 12, 2019 )
Resident of Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Visitation Information:
Visitation Thursday, May 16th from 5-9 pm with a service at 7 pm at

Smith Corcoran Funeral Home
185 E. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067

Interment: Friday, May 17th, meet at the cemetery entrance at 10:45 am
Ridgewood Cemetery
9900 N Milwaukee Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Arrangements provided by:

Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

Patricia Jean Wickstrom, 88, passed away on May 12, 2019 at home. She was the wife of Ernest John Wickstrom Sr. They both graduated from Austin High School, the cheerleader and football player, sharing 68 years of marriage together.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Oscar “Ches” and Marguerite Johnson. She was employed by Karis Management for 22 years, managing the payroll for six McDonalds locations in and around the Des Plaines area.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Illinois Turner Camp and her Des Plaines bridge club for many years. She was an avid card player. She played cards monthly with her dearest friends for a season, then “Skip-Bo” poolside at her beloved turner camp, and won a Poker tournament or two along the way. She was beautiful, gracious, and generous to her family and many friends. She loved her husband, children, grand and great grandchildren selflessly. Her grandchildren have fond memories of Grandma in attendance at all of their events, caring for them each summer at the cottage, and spoiling them at her magical Christmas Eve gatherings.

She is survived by spouse Ernie Wickstrom Sr., children Ernie Wickstrom Jr. (Donna) and Kelly Hamontree (Dean) and was preceded in death by daughter Kimberly Jean Wickstrom. She is survived by grandchildren Amber Wisnevski, Erika and Haley Wickstrom, Taylor, Teagan, Jeff, Stephen and Kevin Hamontree. Also precious great-grandchildren Harper, Jack, Smith, MacKenna and JD.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to PAWS Chicago (feel free to use family email notification of or to the Turner Camp Memorial Swimming Pool Fund P.O. Box 211 Fox River Grove, IL 60021.