Schlickman, age 84 of Beverly Shores, Ind., passed away Thursday, January
23, 2014, in Michigan City, Ind.
He was born
December 17, 1929, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Leander and Helen (Juergens)
His wife of 36
years, Sherry (O’Connor) survives in Beverly Shores, Ind.
He is also survived
by his sons, Andy (Sandee) Schlickman of Wheaton, Ill., and Stephen (Alison)
Schlickman of Chicago, Ill.; daughters, Mary (Ed) Rogozinski of Arlington
Heights, Ill., and Monica (Bill) Oliver of Bernardsville, New Jersey;
step-children, John (Mary) O’Connor, Thomas O’Connor, Patricia Gradishar,
Ronald O’Connor, Margie (Jon) Conner, Jackie (Steve) Cuson and Katie (Dave)
Page; sisters, Mary Lou Kampmeier and Patricia (Robert) Webner;
sister-in-law, Pam Schlickman; fourteen grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren; and his former wife Margaret (Muraski) Schlickman.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; brother, John Schlickman and brother-in-law, James
He was raised in
Rockford, Ill., and worked part-time for his father’s Tydee Dydee Diaper
Service. He was a graduate of Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa and the
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC. Schlickman was a long-time
resident of Arlington Heights, Ill., and was a partner in the law firm
Burfeind & Schlickman. He was a village trustee from 1959 to 1964. From 1965
until 1981, he served as a Republican in the Illinois House of
Representatives. During his years in the legislature, Schlickman led a
number of significant legislative initiatives including prison reform,
regional planning and land use, aid to parochial schools, assistance for
people with disabilities, higher education and public mass transit. He was
admired by his family and many of his fellow legislators from both parties
as an independent person of integrity and statesmanship. A history buff,
Schlickman coauthored a 1999 biography of Illinois Governor Otto Kerner and
in 2010 the first biography of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held on Monday, February 3, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann of the
Dunes Catholic Church, 433 E. Golfwood Rd, Beverly Shores, IN 46301, with
one hour of visitation at the church beforehand.
Visitation will be
held on Sunday, February 2, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.
may be made to St. Ann of the Dunes Haiti Mission, P.O. Box 727, Beverly
Shores, IN, 46301-0727.
may be left for the family at