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Brown, Arlene - Naperville  
Brown, Arlene M. (nee Haag) Age 86, a resident of Naperville, IL, formerly of Menlo Park, CA, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility in Naperville. She was born August 13, 1928 in Sykeston, ND. Beloved wife of the late G. David Brown; loving stepmother of Belinda Wortham; surrogate mother of Gregg L. Marco, Keith Marco and Karen Sternquist; adored grandmother of David Wortham, Jeni Riano and Kristina Lemieux; great-grandmother of Sophie and Amy Riano; devoted daughter of the late David B. and Theresa (nee Laber) Haag; dear sister of Roger (Carol) Haag and the late Lois M. Marco, Margaret Thompson, Patricia Rechenmacher and James J. Haag. Arlene grew up in Sykeston, ND and was valedictorian of her high school class, graduating at the age of 17. She later moved to the San Francisco Bay area where she married and spent the rest of her adult life until falling into ill health. At that time, Arlene relocated to Villa St. Benedict in Lisle, IL so she could be closer to her family. Visitation Wednesday, January 28, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Services will begin Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home and will proceed to an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church Ministry Center, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville. A luncheon will follow the Mass in the Ministry Center. Future Inurnment: Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. For info, please call (630)355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com .
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Published in Naperville Sun on Jan. 25, 2015
Jennings-Hart, Evelyn - Crystal Lake  
Jennings-Hart, Evelyn B. 89, of Crystal Lake, passed away January 17, 2015. She was born April 26, 1925 in Canton, Illinois to Maylon and Beryl Henderson. She worked as a bookkeeper for Lisle school district and Edwards hospital. She retired to Central Florida in 1990. She was a devoted bridge player, enjoyed entertaining and traveling all over the States with Marvin. She was a loving wife, mother, and friend to many. She was always ready to give everyone her friendly smile. She is survived by her children, Diane (James) McKamy, David (Rosemarie) Jennings; grandson, Patrick McKamy; sister, Sarah Jane (the late Gerald) Ward; nieces and nephews, Linda (Tom) Egenes, Cathy (Rich) Salaiz and their children, James Ward, Sandra (Fred) Linder, Sheila (Bill) Raubach, John Kuchan; and the children and grandchildren of her late second husband, Robert Hart. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Marvin David Jennings. David and Rose wish to thank the staff at Autumn Leaves and JourneyCare for the wonderful and loving care they have provided to Evelyn. In keeping with her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Online condolences visit www.querhammerandflagg.com .
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Published in Naperville Sun on Jan. 25, 2015
Mrazek, William - Naperville  
Mrazek, William Charles "Bill" Age 88, of Naperville, IL, formerly of Berwyn and Woodridge, IL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his home. He was born December 22, 1926 in Berwyn, IL to the loving late parents, Joseph and Rose Mrazek. Beloved husband of the late Clara A. Mrazek (nee Wagener), whom he married on June 27, 1948; cherished father of William R. (Gloria) Mrazek of Naperville and Nancy (Dale) Message of Gurnee, IL; loving grandfather of Danielle and William G. Mrazek, and Christopher and Matthew Message; brother of the late Edward, Otto, Charles, Joseph, Robert, George, and Richard Mrazek; uncle and great-uncle to many. Bill was the youngest of eight children, all boys! Originally named Leonard Frank at birth by his parents, his name was quickly changed to William Charles under the direct influence of his seven older brothers, who in a unified vote, strongly stated (insisted) that their kid brother should be named, William Charles; and so it was. Joseph's trade as a tailor kept the eight boys clothed, Rose kept them all well fed, and the brothers guided and influenced Bill through his childhood. He attended Morton East High School, Berwyn and was president of the school paper and yearbook, where his interest in the printing trade began. He also met Clara Annette Wagener at Morton, and began dating her after winning her over with his wonderful sense of humor, his ability as head usher to get her into the Olympic Theatre for free including all the popcorn she could eat, and his well-deserved reputation throughout the school as a "really nice guy." After graduation, he served two years in the U.S. Army Air Force, and was stationed in Okinawa as a General's assistant. When asked what he did in the service, he would smile and say that he was a member of the famed Remington Raiders (the Remington name referring to the typewriter he used in his assignment). On completion of his tour of duty, he returned home and married Clara, his high school sweetheart. He began his career in the printing trade, and together raised two children, William and Nancy. He was a loving and caring husband, and a perfect father who was always there to listen, guide, teach, and console whenever it was needed. He loved his grandchildren, as evidenced by an automatic smile that always came to his face whenever they were around or their names were mentioned. With all of his wonderful qualities, one that everyone who ever met him always talks about was his wonderful sense of humor and sharp wit. He made everyone laugh and feel good whenever he was around. He is now with his sweetheart and wife, Clara; his parents; and all of his brothers, who are enjoying having him with them once again. Here on earth, we will rejoice in our memories of who he was and share all of the humorous stories that he provided. He will be remembered, cherished, and missed for a long, long time. Visitation Friday, January 30th 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540. Funeral Services Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment: Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: American Heart Association, 208 South Lasalle Street, Ste. 1500, Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 346-4675, www.heart.org For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com
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Published in Naperville Sun on Jan. 25, 2015
Snow, Richard L. - Naperville  
SNOW, RICHARD L. Richard L. Snow, age 93 of Naperville, IL left us on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Edward Hospital. Born December 5, 1921 in Binghamton, NY, the son of the late George and Mina Snow. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann of 69 years; eldest son, Ronald and his wife, Kathleen (Truxes) Snow; their three children, Erica (Darrell) Holmstrom, Kimberly Snow and Ronald Snow II. Great-grandchildren, Madisyn Hamann, Travyn and Talyn Holmstrom; grandchildren, Shannon Snow, Shay Snow and her children, Joseph, Jay Jay and Jayden. He was preceded in death by his son, David Snow and daughter, Vicki Snow and grandson Jordon Snow. WHAT DO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING HAVE IN COMMON: "WORLD'S LARGEST Furniture Manufacturer;" "Largest Private School Bus Contractor in North America;" Air Transport Command? Transportation, of course. More specifically, they all describe our Richard L. Snow (alias ""Dick" and "Rich"). Rich has been driving at our facility from the Van Com days-initially using Park District para-transit vehicles, now school buses. But, he has also driven literally a million tractor-trailer miles; and, he's flown both passengers and equipment worldwide in the Army Air Corps (predecessor to the air Force) during World War II. Among the reasons that your editor chose Rich for this, the first of several driver profiles, was doubtless my admiration for those pilots among The Greatest Generation; those who, like my late father, had served our country in World War II . And, like some of my relatives, Rich spent the lion's share of his professional life with Kroehler Furniture Company-for more than 50 years Naperville's largest employer. The romance with the road arose early. "My first love-my one great love, from earliest memories, has been driving a truck," Rich explained. But, behind the wheel at age 10!? That's- really early! "At ten or twelve I practiced, fooled around a little." Until the late 1930' s, after all, there was no such thing as a driver's license. You just had to be big enough to reach the pedals. "Even before that, I'd go out in the dirt and pretend-go grr, rrrr like a big rig." At the time Rich graduated Binghamton North High School in upstate New York, 1939, a chauffeur's license was the catch-all commercial driver certification, "I went out and got one ... and it never lapsed-I was 'grandfathered' in. I started driving for Grand Union Groceries, then Moore Northern hauling different commodities. In January of '42, scarcely a month after Pearl Harbor Day, Rich enlisted in the Army Air Corps, training in Arcadia, Florida. Even flight training was not without adventure, as Rich. bailed out of a disabled plane. Not immodestly, Rich reveals, "some people just have a natural ability to fly. Fortunately, I apparently was one of them." And so, in an era when it was only typical that he "had never even been inside a plane" Rich, by one year later, was assigned to the Air Transport Command, delivering new aircraft from the manufacturers in the U.S. to air bases in India, Africa, and Australia. These included the whole gamut, from P39's to B-17 bombers to C-46 and other four-engine aircraft. "Then, I-received special-flight training in Reno;' Nevada, in early '44, and started a 10 month, 1,000 air-hours tour of duty, first out of Casablanca, Morocco, then Cairo, Egypt." Flying C-46' s from these bases, Rich delivered cargo and passengers to and from Egypt, Persia (now Iran), Iraq, India, and Russia. "Among the highlights. I flew injured crew members from three bases in Russia to Tehran after their shuttle bombing-the 8th and 15th Air Corps." And, to top it all off, Rich flew Ambassador Averill Harrimon himself-"as his personal pilot to the Big Three (Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin) Yalta conference in Russia!" Rich discussed some of the challenges, the hazards inherent to even non-combat World War II aviation. While on a courier flight from Karachi, Pakistan, to various Indian bases, Rich had to ditch a disabled C- 46 in the Indian Ocean because of complete electrical failure and bad weather=and, in part because of incompetent forecasts. But, even when the forecasts held and good weather prevailed, it was a different era for flying: "We had minimal aids to navigation," notes Rich. "We flew a lot by D.R.- Dead Reckoning. In other words, we had a map, we looked at the ground, and flew on a heading. Each time we saw a landmark, we compensated. So, a majority of flights in certain areas had to be in the daytime. The desert at night is blacker than black." If one expresses to Rich the extraordinary contributions his generation made to freedom he balks at defining heroism: "I really have no heroes-- although I never followed the war much." Is he proud of his accomplishments? "Remember, I was never in combat. I did have several flights in what we call the zone of the interior--on the battle lines. But, if we did not get to the interior, then those people on the battle line would not have the necessary equipment to continue." Undaunted, Rich signed up for a second overseas tour in 1945, ferrying the massive troop re- deployment from Europe to the Pacific theatre aboard C-54's-the planned but never-used invasion force approaching the Japanese main islands. And, this tour continued after V-J day, as his "hospital plane" brought home countless wounded soldiers from extended-care centers on Pacific bases. For a time Rich looked into continuing to fly as a career, setting up to be a standby pilot with TW A. But, his love affair with the road beckoned. So, Rich, married now to Ann and with a child on the way, instead bought a 10-wheeler and hauled loads across New Jersey and New York State as an owner- operator. Then, he relates, "In the spring of 1948 I sold my business, and I didn't do anything for awhile; then I said to myself, 'I've gotta do something." If you're a baby boomer or before, you can remember home deliveries. But, someone got milk from the dairies to the distribution centers, and that 'was Rich's next move: driving the big tankers -for Crowley Milk Company from Binghamton to points throughout the metro New York area. "After six months, though, I found out Kroehler was paying better." World's largest furniture manufacturer (the "upholstered" qualifier would be added later) Kroehler's biggest plant was right there in Binghamton. There he truly found his niche, staying on nearly thirty years, eighteen as a driver. For sixteen of those years, prompted by "the super seniority you got on bidding a run," he served as Shop Steward for the local union. His negotiating abilities and experience as a former business owner himself, bode him well in resolving grievances. The stewardship success, in turn, afforded Rich the necessary recognition-along with "other things they thought I had the ability to do"-to be promoted to Kroehler's corporate offices. This meant a move to Naperville, Kroehler's home office from its birth in 1892. "A 45-day leave from the Teamsters ... to orient myself, a whole series of courses and tests to see if I fitted in" as management, Rich explained, went swimmingly. Thus, he garnered a 12-year management stint, culminating in Superintendent of Transportation for Kroehler's fleet, for decades the world's largest in private hands! What did the former Teamster think of the union's role in those heady days? "They were people like me: they were honest. We'd try to' bull-t one another, of course. It's the same with a teeter-totter: if you want to balance the scale, you better have the same weight on either side And that's the way I treated them from day one We had each other's trust-those that I dealt with, anyway. " By the late 1970's, Kroehler was playing out that all- too common plot-line of a family-owned or operated business dynasty: nepotism gone awry; unqualified family members mismanaging a company into the ground. "In essence, there was a mutiny within the company. The younger people took over ... They had great ideas and intentions and desires, but they didn't have proper skills to do anything with them. In two years, the Kroehler was gone," bought out by Duncan Meter Corporation holding company, and the furniture giant became a splinter of its former self. Rich, meanwhile, secured a lifetime annuity with the stipulation "that I never again work in the manufacture of furniture." So, he took up similar positions with Sears subsidiary Signal Delivery, followed by Evans Transportation, until retiring in April, 1987. "Then," says Rich, "I "unretired in July of 1987." "I started out here [at VanCom, who operated this facility before Laidlaw] with the para-transit; I said I 'd never drive a school bus. But one day, the Terminal Manager, a tall, thin gal, said 'Dick, you're got a charter going. '" Does Rich believe that having, by then, helped to raise 3 children and 6 grandchildren, enhanced his qualification? "I get along with kids in general--most of them very well ... The more I did it, the more I said, 'heck, I've gotta do this; otherwise I'll just sit around and die early. '" And how to account for his sterling record of maintaining order aboard Laidlaw buses? At the start of the year, after explaining the rules he tells them, "'I can be nice guy, or I can be a tough one. Now, you can try me either way, but you'll find my statements are true.' And, usually, the kids you've had the previous year back you up. That's one of the reasons it's so valuable to keep the same driver from year to year." Regarding proper discipline, Rich's approach to school children parallels that towards his own kids. "My sons and daughter knew things had to be done the right way, or there would be some type of punishment. But, I did not believe in physical punishment. There was always an alternative. For example, if my oldest son would give my wife a hard time while I was on the road, I would take a yard stick and say 'by the time I get back I want to see a hole that deep and that wide. And, as you dig, separate the stones and the dirt.' I'd get back later, and say, 'all right, now I want you to put the stones on the bottom, the dirt over it, and smooth it out.' When it was all done, I'd say, 'now you see, all that time you were doing that, you had to be thinking about something-and furthermore you weren't giving your mother a bad time." "I like driving the kids," says Rich, "and some of the mothers tell me I have the patience of a saint." But, surprising as it may seem, he says, "I could never be a teacher. But, that's a different kind of patience-where you try to explain to somebody what to do, and can't understand why the hell they're still not getting it!" Continuing an excellent safety record, this very healthy octogenarian has no public policy suggestions on improving the overall safety record of his peers. However, he maintains that "your health is only as good as your mind. If you think positive about things, you lessen health problems." Rich has a balanced approach, too, to letting off steam, admitting "I do have a short fuse sometimes, but then I cool off, shake hands ... " And he swears by the benefits of "every morning a spoonful of good grade honey; one ounce of cider vinegar, and a glass of grape juice, then my required pills. And, plenty of water. But, you have to have something for relaxation. I buy all the groceries, I cook all the meals, and I do all the dishes. I enjoy doing all those things." But, does he have anything that might be conventionally considered a hobby? "Oh, yes, auto races. I go to NASCAR races ... and eleven times to the Indy 500." After leaving the Army Air Corp as a Captain he married Ann Patricia Jakimiw and started a trucking company in Binghamton, NY, eventually going to work for Kroehler Mfg. Co. driving all over the East delivering their furniture. He was promoted to their Director of Transportation in 1967 and moved to Kroehler headquarters in Naperville, IL. After a successful career in transportation he continued working as a school bus driver and transported disabled children around until he retired at 92. He was a loving father and husband, and leaves a legacy that will never be forgotten. A graveside service will be held at Naperville Cemetery in the Spring. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 South Mill St, Naperville, IL 60540. (630) 355 0213 www.friedrichjones.com
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Published in Naperville Sun on Jan. 25, 2015

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Herrera, Janet - Batavia  
Herrera, Janet Rosenberg 68, of Plano, IL, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 17, 2015, surrounded by her family. Janet was born May 4, 1946 in New York City, NY, to Amy (Diamond) and David S. Rosenberg. She was an extremely intelligent and gifted child who excelled in both her studies and the arts as an accomplished ballet dancer. Janet earned her RN degree from Trocaire College in Buffalo, NY while working and raising her three young children. Those studies were the beginning of a nursing career that culminated in a position as Vice President of Clinical Services for a large healthcare organization before her retirement. Janet's success is a tribute to her belief in the women's movement and equal rights for women in the workplace. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Fred and her parents, Amy and David. Janet is survived by her brother, Jonathan (Laura) Rosenberg; friend, first husband, and father of her three children, David Spinney; son, Aaron (Mindy) Spinney; daughters, Miriam Spinney and Sarah (William) Burke; stepsons, Benn (Kristin) and A.J. Herrera; and nine grandchildren, Emma and Dylan Spinney, Anthony, Nicholas, Joseph, and Patrick Bourke, and Liam, Mikayla and Jared Burke. Services and interment will be private. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be missed.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Jan. 23, 2015
Johnson, Elaine - Naperville  
Johnson, Elaine A. (nee Rogalski) Age 92, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1985, formerly of Pekin and Chicago, IL, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility in Naperville. She was born December 7, 1922 in Chicago, IL. Beloved wife of Carl C. Johnson, Jr., whom she married October 23, 1943; loving mother of Lynn (Charles) Polito of Crest Hill, IL, Bruce (Jeri) Johnson of Springfield, IL and Judith (David) Willits of Long Lake, MN; adored grandmother of the late Sarah Polito; Alicia (Garret) Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Baak, Jessica Johnson, Jeffrey (Dana) Johnson, Kelsey (Brandon) Wanless, Scott Willits and Mackenzie Willits; cherished great-grandmother of seven; devoted daughter of the late Anton and Harriet (nee Raska) Rogalski; fond aunt and great-aunt of several and friend of many. Elaine grew up on Chicago's near North Side. After her marriage to Carl, Elaine lived in Wheaton, IL and then moved to Pekin, IL where she worked as a realtor. After settling in Naperville, she was a member and host greeter at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Naperville and a co-founder of the churches Fifty & Holding senior's group. Elaine enjoyed playing bridge and making decorative Christmas trees. Visitation Tuesday, January 27, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Chapel at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. in the church. Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Tabor Hills HealthCare Facility, 1347 Crystal Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563,(630) 778-6677, www.taborhills.com Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL. For info., please call (630)355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com
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Published in Naperville Sun on Jan. 23, 2015
Wilson, William Robert "Bob" - Naperville  
Wilson, William Robert "Bob" (April 29, 1927 - January 19, 2015) William R. Wilson was born on April 29, 1927 in Baltimore, Maryland.He was the son of the late William H. Wilson and Ada Stoll Wilson. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth Zobel Wilson; his sister, Winifred Wilson Oswalt; and his brother, John. Bob, as he was called by those who knew him, was a gifted engineer who became an exceptional business person.He graduated from Baltimore Polytechnical Institute in 1945.After a brief stint in the Navy, he entered the University of Maryland where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After scoring high marks in his field of study, Bob capped his undergraduate career with election into the national engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi. In 1949,Bob began his professional career at the former Inland Steel Company, in East Chicago, Indiana.After 22 years, Bob was appointed Vice President of Steel Manufacturing.He then worked his way up to Senior Vice President Corporate Planning and Engineering. He retired from this post and Inland Steel in 1980. During his career at Inland, Bob bolstered his education several times and earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration in 1971.Not willing to rest on his laurels, Bob and Ruth then moved to the Philadelphia area in 1980 after he signed on as the President of Lukens Steel in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. He was subsequently named Chairman and Chief Executive of Lukens in 1982. Under his leadership, Lukens achieved the status of a Fortune 500 company. Bob served as a Director for numerous companies and organizations including Acme Steel, Columbia Gas, Provident Mutual Life Insurance, and Rosemont College.One of his favorite business sayings was "Almost nothing is as good or bad as it looks." Bob was an ardent supporter of the churches he belonged to: Gloria Dei Lutheran in Highland, Indiana and Great Valley Presbyterian in Malvern, Pennsylvania. For Gloria Dei, he canvassed the community walking door-to-door to develop interest. He served as the first President of the Congregation when the cornerstone was laid in 1961.Bob was also a very generous person, giving to numerous charities and educational institutions including: The USO, The U.S. Olympic Committee, The University of Maryland, the University of Chicago, and Saint Xavier University. Bob is survived by his seven children, Robert, Bonnie (the late William) Hodgdon, John (Lisa), Charles (Becky), William, Nancy (Steve) Kopaczewski and Jacqueline (Tom) O'Connor; he also has 15 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild; along with many nieces and nephews. Bob will be sorely missed for his keen intelligence, quick wit, and loving devotion to his wife and family. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852. Visitation Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville, IL 60540 with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment Naperville Cemetery, Naperville, IL. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 South Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540, (630)355-0213 www.friedrichjones.com .
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Published in Naperville Sun on Jan. 23, 2015

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Burns, James Edward "Jim" - Naperville  
Burns, James Edward "Jim" 69, a Naperville, IL resident for thirty years, formerly of Chicago and Evergreen Park, IL, died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home after a long, courageous battle with various health conditions. Jim was born February 21, 1945 in Chicago. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Mary Ann (nee Wallace) Burns; and son, Edward (Christina) Burns; sisters, Julianne (Peter) McShea, Margaret (Edward) Hoff; and brother and sisters-in-law, Margaret Harnett, Ellen (Redmond) Ward, Daniel (Margaret) Wallace, James (Shirley) Wallace; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Rosella (nee Jarvis) Burns; and his beloved golden retrievers, Kerry and Kelly. Jim grew up in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood, attended Mendel Catholic High School and earned his degree in political science at DePaul University in 1968, where he was president of the Alpha Chi Fraternity. He was an educator, master craftsman, loyal employee and family man. Jim taught in the Chicago Public Schools and worked as a plumber for John J. Burns & Son Plumbing. He retired from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) after 31 years of service. Jim truly enjoyed spending time with his workshop of tools. He was a life-long craftsman, especially enjoying wood working. Jim was the family's Mr. Fix-It, always willing to lend a hand and expertise. As a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Naperville, Jim volunteered at Hesed House and taught religious education. He took great pride in providing for his family, and had a great sense of humor. In retirement, he enjoyed the therapy pool at Edward Health & Fitness where he conversed with other members. The family would like to acknowledge the doctors and staff at Edward Hospital who treated Jim for his various illnesses over the past 20 years and to the many caregivers who helped over the last three years, especially Greg Nimietz. A special thanks to the medical director, doctors, nurses, CNAs and staff at Joliet Area Community Hospice for the warmth and compassion they showed Jim in his final months. Visitation Thursday, January 22, 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St, Naperville. Family and friends will meet Friday, January 23rd at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville for a 1:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Future Inurnment: Holy Apostle Mausoleum at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431, (815)740-4104, www.joliethospice.org . For info., please call (630)355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com .
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Published in Naperville Sun on Jan. 21, 2015
Fassl, Theresa - West Chicago  
Fassl, Theresa K. Born May 18, 1925 in Passaic, NJ and passed away January 15, 2015 at Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center in Naperville. Resident of Naperville, formerly of New Hyde Park, Long Island, NY. Beloved wife of 62 years to the late John; loving mother of Ann-Marie (Richard Hirsh) Hartline and John T. (Terry Spencer) Fassl; proud grandmother of Julie Hartline (Jason) Hickey, Alison, Meghan, Brian and Katie Fassl; like a grandmother to Ben Hirsh; great-grandmother of Isabella Young Hickey; dear sister of the late Anne (the late Thomas) Werring; dear sister-in-law of the late Hedy (the late John) Lynch; fond aunt of many. Arrangements by DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial Chapel (630)293-5200.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Jan. 21, 2015
Fieser, Arthur "Dave" - Rochester  
Fieser, Arthur David "Dave" 86, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 5:31 a.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana. He was born on May 18, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Arthur John and Marguerite (Beatty) Fieser. On November 9, 1948 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he married Patricia E. Morris. She preceded him in death on April 27, 2008. Survivors include his son, John (Maggie) Fieser, Naperville, Illinois; grandchildren, Jessica (Jonathan) Bufort, Milford, Connecticut, Kurt James Fieser, Naperville, Illinois; great-granddaughter, Vivian Mae Bufort, Milford, Connecticut; and his feline companion, Mikey. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Burial will take place at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com
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Published in Naperville Sun on Jan. 18, 2015
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