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Becker, C. Michael - Naperville  
Becker, C. Michael Age 67, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1982 and formerly of Milwaukee, WI, left this world too soon on December 17, 2014, with his devoted wife and best friend, Elizabeth, at his side. He was born October 10, 1947 in Chicago, IL to Charles and Sherle Becker, who preceded him in death. From an early age, Michael had a passion for literature. He often noted that in a library he was surrounded by his best friends. A skilled writer himself, he belonged to several writers' groups. His works were widely known in the literary world and he was proud of his collection of poetry that was published. He possessed an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and there never seemed to be a subject he did not find fascinating. Michael was a skilled photographer and enjoyed sharing the images he captured with his many friends. He was also an exquisite chef and was extremely comfortable in the kitchen. His quick wit, strong will and gentle heart will not be soon forgotten. For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Michael's life, memorials may be made to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 800 East Grand on Navy Peer, Chicago, IL 60611. Family and friends are invited to gather on Sunday, December 21, 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. A Celebration of Michael's life will begin at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be private. For info please call 630-355-0213 or visit http://www.friedrich-jones.com/
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Published in Naperville Sun on Dec. 19, 2014
Betz, Robert J. "Bob" - Naperville  
Betz, Robert J. "Bob" Age 83, a resident of Naperville, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Edward Hospital, Naperville. He was born June 8, 1931 in Chicago, IL. Beloved husband of Carole Marino Betz; loving father of Joseph (Joan) Strzelecki of Naperville, Sharon Strzelecki of Naperville and Brian Strzelecki of Aurora, IL; adored grandfather of Brian, Patrais, Tyler and Hannah; devoted son of the late Lawrence and Inez Betz; dear twin brother of Joseph (the late Mona) Betz of Naperville; fond uncle of Alan Betz and Elaine Bradbury. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force during the during the Korean War, stationed in Japan. He was employed for many years as an Official Court Reporter at the Everett M. Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago, retiring in 1990. Bob enjoyed reading, photography, writing and traveling. Memorial Visitation Saturday, December 20, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. A celebration of Bob's life will follow Saturday, 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment: Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Family Shelter Service, 605 East Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, (630) 221-8290, www.familyshelterservice.org For info., please call (630)355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com .
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Published in Naperville Sun on Dec. 19, 2014
Britton, Josephyne G. - Naperville  
Britton, Josephyne G. Age 88, of Naperville, IL at rest Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center, Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL. Born January 24, 1926 in Monmouth, IL the daughter of the late Clarence and Norma Greenstreet. Beloved wife of the late Robert; loving mother of Norma (Don) Bonet; cherished grandmother of Kendra Bonet; dear sister of the late Clarence Greenstreet, Jr.; and sister-in-law of Audrey Greenstreet; fond aunt of Steven (Mary Beth) Greenstreet, Janette (Wayne) Wooldridge and the late Marlene West. Jo graduated from Monmouth High School and then had a long career as a medical secretary for Doctors Crowell and Reed. Jo's daughter will remember her mother for her love, her caring attitude, her guidance in life, and her love of volunteering with school activities. Friends of Jo will always remember her generosity in baking and decorating cookies for any occasion. She was very supportive of the American Red Cross, veterans and humane societies. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Naperville Humane Society, 1620 W. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60565, would be greatly appreciated. Visitation Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville, IL 60540. Private family inurnment at the East Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg, IL at a later date. 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 Dec. 12, 2014
Byrne, Patrick - Hinsdale  
Byrne, Patrick Joseph 89, of Clarendon Hills, peacefully. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Arlene (nee Freitag); loving father of three; son, Patrick Jr. (Cathy) of Georgetown, TX, children: Patrick III, Travis, great-granddaughter, Kimberly; son, John (Lisa), of Naperville, IL, children: Abigail, Caroline and Jack; and daughter, Kathleen "Kaytee" of Sydney, Australia. Survived by siblings, Peggy Dullard, Robert, Richard, and Rosemary McManus. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Jane (nee O'Connor); his sister, Jane Schriver; brothers, John "Jack," and Jerome; fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. Patrick attended Mount Carmel High School, served honorably for the US Army in World War II, and graduated from Loyola University in Chicago. He went on to be an accountant and enjoyed life with his wife and three kids in Clarendon Hills. Patrick will be missed deeply by many family and friends who loved him dearly. Visitation Monday from 3:00 8:00 p.m. at Gibbons Elliston Funeral Home, 60 South Grant St., Hinsdale, and Tuesday 9:45 until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Clarendon Hills. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Evanston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Patrick's honor to Notre Dame Church, 64 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills. For service info, please call 630-323-0275.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Dec. 14, 2014
Churchill, Margaret Christine "Marge" - WHEATON  
Churchill, Margaret "Marge" Christine Margaret "Marge" Christine Churchill, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2014 at Alden Courts of Waterford in Aurora, IL, with her loving husband at her side. She was born February 5, 1923 in Edmonton, Canada, and became a U.S. citizen at Sweetgrass, MT on April 26, 1930. Marge lived in Winter, WI until her high school graduation. She then moved to Chicago, IL where she met Albert Churchill who at the time was serving in the U.S. Navy. They married in lived in Chicago for a brief period until settling in Wheaton, IL where they remained for 52 years. A true, obedient lover of Jesus Christ and His every word. Member of Calvary Church, Gideon's International at Wheaton, Elgin and Aurora camps, and served 25 years on the Prime Timer's Calvary Church Executive Committee. Marge also enjoyed working with ceramics. Marge is survived by her beloved husband of 70 years, Albert F. Churchill; her loving children, Donald A. (Jeanne) Churchill of Aurora, IL and Margaret R. (Tom) Williams of Lansdale, PA; her cherished grandchildren, Jennifer (Todd) Leden, Amy (Jay) Parker, Thomas (Erika) Williams, Chip (Kim) Churchill and Jason Churchill; her adored great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alexa and Evan Leden, Samantha and Riley Parker, Lauren and Kiersten Williams, Braden and Avery Churchill; and her dear brother, Rev. Paul (the late Betty) Hoff; and sister-in-law, Sylvia (the late Fred) Hoff. She was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Elmer and Alma Hoff; her sister, Ruth (the late Hartzel) Ford and brother, Fred Hoff; and sister-in-law, Betty Hoff. For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to the life of Margaret C. Churchill, please make donations to Gideon International Memorial Bibles, Aurora Camp, 119 Gale Street, Aurora, IL 60506. Visitation will be Thursday, December 18, 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. An additional visitation will be held on Friday, December 19, 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel at Calvary Church, 9S.200 Route 59, Naperville, 60564. Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel and interment will follow at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. For info please call 630-355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com .
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Published in Naperville Sun on Dec. 17, 2014
Cox, Ruth T. - Holly Hill  
Cox, Ruth T. Age 94, a resident of Ormond Beach, FL since 1984, formerly of Warrenville, IL from 1952 1984. At rest Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in Daytona Beach, FL. Ruth was born on October 11, 1920 in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late George and Laura Guptill. Beloved mother of Richard Tenute, Patricia Tenute, Barbara (Duke) Landorf and the late Donald Cox; cherished grandmother of Eric Tenute, Scott (Tricia) Tenute, Steve (Julie) Tenute, Mike Trygg, Amy (Blake) Knaebel, Kara (Scott) Mills, Chase Landorf and Katelyn (Leroy) Fisher; fond great-grandmother of eleven; and great-great-grandmother of two; dear sister of the late George Guptill. Member of the Riverbend Community Church, the Senior Center and the Moose Lodge all in Ormond Beach, FL. Ruth was an avid musician playing in many different bands at various locations. Was an active volunteer with the Special Olympics, Women's Club and Show Club. Ruth having worked at the Sears Tower in Chicago retired after 24 years of service as a data processing coordinator from Sears Roebuck & Co in 1984. Graduate of Franklin Park High School Class of 1938. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 11 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1800, Chicago, IL 60603. Visitation Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville, IL 60540. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment at Warrenville Cemetery in Warrenville, 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 Dec. 14, 2014
Demerdjian, Marjorie A. (Segelstrom) - Plainfield  
Demerdjian, Marjorie A. (nee Segelstrom) age 77, a longtime resident of Oak Park, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Alden Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Long Grove, IL, surrounded by her family. She was born October 9, 1937 in Chicago, IL. Beloved wife of 51 years to Leon Demerdjian; loving mother of Tania (Derek Switzky) Demerdjian, Nadia (Joanne DeGennaro) Demerdjian, Raffi (Jessica Munoz) Demerdjian and Tamara (Travis Flores) Demerdjian; adored grandmother of Sophia Demerdjian; devoted daughter of the late Ernest and Christine Segelstrom; dear sister of Gerry (Denise) Segelstrom, Lora Lee (Joseph) Kroslack and the late Dennis (Diane) Segelstrom; fond aunt, great-aunt and friend to many. Marjorie grew up in Chicago and was a graduate of Washington High School. A registered nurse by profession, Marjorie served as Head Nurse at Wesley Memorial Hospital (now Northwestern Memorial Hospital) in Chicago. Marjorie later owned and operated Marjorie's Daycare in Oak Park for 15 years and also helped her husband, Leon, run Sayat Nova Restaurant in Des Plaines, IL. She was a member of Pilgrim Congregational Church in Oak Park and St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church in Chicago. Visitation Wednesday, December 17, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St, Naperville. A wake service will be held Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Family and friends will meet for funeral Services Thursday, December 18, 11:00 a.m. at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, 6700 West Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL 60707, (773) 637-1711, www.stgregorychicago.org . Interment: Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church or Tekeyan Cultural Association. For info., please call (630)355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com .
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Published in Naperville Sun on Dec. 17, 2014
Dodge, Esther - Peoria  
Dodge, Esther R. Age 90, of Naperville, formerly of Peoria, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at her home. Born January 9, 1924 in Henry, IL to Eugene and Capitola (Smith) Rowe, she married Wilbur Dodge on Oct. 28, 1944 in Normal, IL. Surviving are her three children, Daniel (Sandee) Dodge of Naperville, Marsha (Paul) Melcher of Dover, TN and Martha (Don) Noble of Morton; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Ellen, Elsie Jean and Eunice. Preceding her death was her husband, parents and nine siblings. Esther was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who devoted her life to raising her family. She grew up on a farm near Henry with 12 sisters and brothers; met her husband at Caterpillar in Peoria where she lived the majority of her life and spent her last years in Naperville. Services are on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at First Federated Church in Peoria with visitation at 11:30 a.m. Entombment will be at her husband's side at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made through www.woolsey-wilton.com .
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Published in Naperville Sun on Dec. 19, 2014
Gislain, Frederick - Crown Point  
Gislain, Frederick L. Age 78, a resident of Plainfield, IL, currently and Naperville since 1976, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He was born February 8, 1936, in a farmhouse in Wellman, Iowa. Beloved former husband of 48 years to Patricia R. Gislain whom he married on February 23, 1958; loving father of Julie R. Glade, Jon Gislain and Jennifer J. Hubbard; adored grandfather of Michael Gislain, Taylor Hubbard, Margo Gislain, Matthew Hubbard and Katelyn Hubbard; devoted son of the late Leo and Aileen Gislain; brother of the late Paulette Harmon; brother-in-law of David Harmon; fond uncle of Michael and Patrick Harmon. Fred loved his family and friends in Naperville and at Knox Presbyterian Church, where he served for many years as a member, and also as deacon and elder. Fred also was a member of the Masons and served as Worshipful Master. He was instrumental in establishing the Samaritan Interfaith Counseling service. A memorial service will take place on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville. Interment: private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Knox Presbyterian Church and Samaritan Interfaith Counseling. Arrangements entrusted to Geisen Funeral and Cremation Services in Merrillville, IN. View directions and/or sign guestbook at www.GeisenFuneralHome.com . For information, please call (630) 355-8181.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Dec. 14, 2014
Hagerson, James - Naperville  
Hagerson, James E. Age 81, a 33 year resident of Naperville, IL, at rest Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL. Born July 31, 1933 in Donora, PA, the son of the late R. Earl and Frances Hagerson. Jim is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley; his children, Susan King, Jane (Doug) Hoyt, Steven Hagerson; grandchildren, Alyssa and Katie King, Stephanie and Jessica Malon, Ryan and Kimmi Hoyt; his sisters, Lois (the late John) Ehrsam, Joan (Earl) Matthias. Preceded by the late Byron, the late Wayne, and the late June. James served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Jim retired from Case/IH after 36 years of dedicated service. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and working in his yard. In lieu of flowers, memorials to his church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1310 Shepherd Drive, Naperville, IL 60540 or American Parkinson Disease Association, 1800 N. Main Street, Suite 215, Wheaton, Illinois 60187. Visitation Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville, IL. Additional visitation Friday, December 19, 2014 from 10:30 11:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1310 Shepherd Drive, Naperville, IL with a funeral service to follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood with Military Honors. 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 Dec. 14, 2014
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