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Eugene Schlickman services Monday

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Eugene F. 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) Schlickman.

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 Kampmeier.

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.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann of the Dunes Haiti Mission, P.O. Box 727, Beverly Shores, IN, 46301-0727.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Posted 1/30/2014