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Barbara Olejniczak

January 22, 1938 March 8, 2022
Barbara Olejniczak
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Obituary for Barbara Olejniczak

Barbara Olejniczak, 84, of Peoria, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 8:19 AM at OSF Richard Owens Hospice Home.
Born January 22, 1938 in Chicago to William and Marion Harper, she married Mel Olejniczak on September 2, 1961. He died on July 5, 2003 in Peoria.
Barbara is survived by her son, David of Chicago; daughter, Laura (Brian) Hunt of Kalispell,MT; one brother, William (Sheila) Harper of Plymouth; one nephew Christopher Harper; two nieces, Shannon Lee and Jennifer Harper, all of Plymouth, MI; and her wonderful companion of ten years, Dick Gardner.
She moved to Peoria in 1969, and loved everything it had to offer.
Barb was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, Wedgewood Swim Club, The Red Hat Society, O.W.L.S., and loved her OLLI courses at Bradley University.
The family would like to thank Christian Buehler Home, Illinois Cancer Care and OSF Hospice for their loving hearts and care provided.
A Funeral mass will be on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 10:30 AM at her church, with Fr. Stephen Willard officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday afternoon, from 2 to 4 PM at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, and 1 hour prior to the mass on Monday at the church.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, St. Vincent DePaul Church or Illinois Cancer Care.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

13

Mar

2:00 PM 3/13/2022 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3/13/2022 4:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Monday

14

Mar

9:30 AM 3/14/2022 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 3/14/2022 10:30:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

14

Mar

10:30 AM 3/14/2022 10:30:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States
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