Barbara Preston

Barbara Preston

CHAMPAIGN – Barbara J. Preston (nee Gonzalez), 70, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, of Champaign, formerly of Calumet City, passed away peacefully on Thursday (Jan. 10, 2013) after a courageous five-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was the beloved wife for 45 years of Roger; loving mother of Paulette (Dan) See; proud grandmother of Maddie, Jessie and Abby; caring sister of Sherry (Gerard) Brouwenstyn and Delores (Richard) Newhouse; cherished niece of John Wasielewski. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Edna Gonzalez; sister, Victoria (Matt) Monko; and her grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 14, at 9:15 a.m. at Kish Funeral Home, 10000 Calumet Ave., Munster, Ind., with a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Calumet City. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today (Sunday) at the funeral home.

Condolences may be offered at www.kishfuneralhome.net.