Arlene Sikora

Obituary of Arlene Sikora

Arlene Marie Sikora (nee Sredl)


Arlene Marie Sikora, passed away peacefully, at the age of 87, on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at Lightways Hospice, surrounded by the love of her family.  Arlene was born in Chicago, IL, on July 8, 1935, the daughter of Louis and Sylvia (nee Piha) Sredl.  A longtime Joliet area resident, Arlene was formerly of Berwyn and Wisconsin. 


Arlene was a valued Manager with the McDonald’s Franchise for many years.  She ran several locations throughout the south suburbs of Chicago.   She was a strong, independent woman, who enjoyed spending her free time at home with her family.


Arlene is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Michael A. Sikora; her two daughters, Kathy (Mike) Illingworth and Kim (Mark) Daniels; one son, Jack (Sandy) Kalal; grandchildren, Jen (Kevin) McInerny, Jeff Fron, Kelly (Tim) Ghilain, Nick (Stephanie) Daniels, Vanessa (Jason) Long, and Jessica (Chris) McGary; and her great-grandchildren, Connor, Dylan, Scarlet, Alex, Paxton, Gavin, Theo, Eli, Savana, and Mason.


She is preceded ­by her parents; and her brother, Ronald Sredl.


A Memorial Gathering for Arlene Marie Sikora will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2023, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, IL, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  As it was her request, cremation rites have been accorded.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Lightways Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431.


For more information please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.


Memorial Gathering

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 16, 2023
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500


As it was her request, cremation rites have been accorded.