Donald Edward Bartkowiak
1939 - 2021
Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home - Downers Grove
4343 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL
Donald Edward Bartkowiak
Born: June 29, 1939 in Chicago, IL
Died: July 7, 2021 in Downers Grove, IL
Donald Edward Bartkowiak, born June 29, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois on July 7, 2021. Don was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Born to Edward Bartkowiak and Victoria Szewecjkiewicz, Don married Diane Dyer in 1961, with whom he started a family in Chicago before relocating to Downers Grove, where they made their home for decades on Stonewall Ave. He was father to seven, Kathy (Neil), Dan (Kerri), John (Deb), Michelle (Jim), Steve (Marilyn), Brian, and Kevin, grandfather to eleven, great grandfather to three and brother to Marianne and Raymond. Don spent his career as a Systems Analyst at Service Master and Waste Management. Outside work he enjoyed a number of hobbies, such as golf, fishing, home improvement, watching Chicago sports teams, and managing his long-standing family fantasy football league. Every March he stirred up excitement in college basketball by running his March Madness tournament that was looked forward to by many. His good nature, firm handshake, and head-turning laugh endeared him to many, but the large family he nurtured and continually brought together throughout the year was a testament to his love and makes those who are a part of it proud of what he built. He will be missed by many. A mass was held in his honor at St. Joseph's Parish in Downers Grove on Monday July 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM.

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Published by Suburban Life Publications from Jul. 8 to Jul. 15, 2021.
Funeral Mass
St. Joseph Church
4801 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL
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Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan
July 17, 2021
He was a wonderful person, kind, and loved his chocolate chip cookies!
Mary Ann & Bill Cook
July 12, 2021
so sorry to hear of your dads passing..thoughts with you kathy and your family...
Sheilagh Daly
July 10, 2021
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.
July 10, 2021
I have many fond memories of being at the Bartkowiak house. Sleep overs, family dinners, Michelle kicking my butt in HORSE, your dad and mom at our softball games cheering you on, giving tips and many more. Michelle and family, losing a father like yours, a great man, is heart breaking. My heart goes out to you all. May he rest in Heaven.
Amy Dahm Murphy
July 9, 2021
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