Barbara Stygar

ESSEX—Barbara Ann Stygar (nee Drziewiecki), 80, of Essex, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at Citadel Care Center in Kankakee.
Born July 22, 1939 in Chicago, she was the daughter of Michael Joseph and Frances (nee Palubicki) Drziewiecki. In 2003, she was diagnosed with early on-set dementia. Barbara was battling an illness she had no control over, she can now finally rest in peace. Before her diagnoses she greatly enjoyed walking and reading. Surviving are her husband, Richard Edmund Stygar, of Essex; four children: Richard (Cathy) Stygar, of New Lenox; Mark Stygar, of New Lenox, Judith (Jeffrey) Hubrich, of Reddick and Robert (Michelle) Stygar, of New Lenox; five grandchildren: Richard (Katelin) Stygar, Peter Stygar, Timothy Stygar, Robert Stygar Jr., and Johnathon Stygar; two great-grandchildren, Raegan and Hadley Stygar and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Joey Drziewiecki and Leonard Woods.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorial visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. Family and friends will meet at St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet for a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Inurnment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be directed to Kankakee Valley Hospice.
For more information and to sign her online guestbook log on to or find their Facebook page at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory.
R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.