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Bursh, Thomas - Naperville  
Bursh, Thomas W. Age 89, a resident of Spring Meadows in Naperville, IL, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2014 at Edward Hospital. He was born April 30, 1925 in Sandwich, IL. Thomas is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Virginia; his loving sons, Tom (Karen) Bursh and Rick (Laura) Bursh; his grandchildren, Jennifer Lee Bursh, Andrew Thomas (Nicole) Bursh, Brittany (Adam) Countryman, Kelly (Matt) Timmons and Nicholas Bursh; his great-grandchildren, Carli and Tyler, Braden and Cody. Tom worked his entire career, 38 years with Western Electric Company, beginning at the Hawthorne Works where he met his bride Ginny. Upon retirement at the age of 58 he dedicated himself to an active volunteer role. Tom was involved with many Naperville organizations throughout the years. He was once president of Hawthorne Credit Union, overseeing the construction of its facility on Diehl Road and later Naperville Blvd. He was very involved along with wife Ginny with the Naperville Settlement, once being president and chairing the Antique Show fundraiser. He was elected to the Naperville Board of Education District 203 and later became president. His involvement was at the time Naperville North was constructed. The mayor appointed him to the board of Naperville Public Library and later elected president of the board. Active with Naperville Rotarians, he once served as president. He served as chairman of Congressman Fawell's advisory committee on education and was the district coordinator of the US Bicentennial Constitution and Bill of Rights competition with Bolingbrook winning state competition. For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to the life of Thomas W. Bursh, memorials to The Rotary Club of Naperville Charities, P.O. Box 2, Naperville, IL 60566. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 19th, 10:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Services begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. A private family interment will be at Naperville Cemetery. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 South Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 3550213 www.friedrichjones.com
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 19, 2014
Kresl, Doris - Naperville  
Kresl, Doris V. (nee Sprague) Age 92, a lifelong resident of Naperville, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014 at Spring Meadows in Naperville. She was born April 14, 1922 in Naperville. As a young girl, Doris attended the Hobson School and was active in 4-H Clubs. She was a charter member of the Naperville Congregational Church and a member of the Naperville Woman's Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, travel and especially enjoyed spending time with friends. She is survived by her son, Stephen Kresl; a grandson, Timothy and his new wife Ashley Kresl and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gustave R. "Gus" Kresl; her parents, Glen and Gladys (nee Olesen) Sprague and her sisters, Shirley Jungels and Betty Haacke. A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home and Crematory, 516 S. Washington St., Naperville. Interment private. Info 630-355-0264. www.beidelmankunschfh.com
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 14, 2014
McIntire, Leilla (Lonn) - Aurora  
McIntire, Leilla Lonn 80, of Scottsdale, AZ, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 9, 2014. She was born on September 24, 1934, in Leith, North Dakota. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth, she married David F. McIntire on December 28, 1957. She taught elementary school for several years before starting a family. Her love of teaching continued through volunteering in her children's classrooms and teaching Sunday school at church. Leilla also worked in the Project Leap program in Naperville and tutored children in reading in Minnesota and Arizona. Throughout the years, Leilla was always very active with the church. Leilla is survived by her husband, David; sons, Ken (Melissa) and Keith (Lisa); daughter, Karen (Darren) Miller; grandchildren, Danny and Nicole Miller, Kaitlyn and Courtney McIntire, and Melanie McIntire. She is also survived by sisters, Carolyn (Frank) Luczak, Mary Johnson, Margaret (Ron) Christians, Frances (Ron) Handel; brother, Norman Lonn; sister-in-law, Shirley McIntire; brother-in-law, Jim Murray; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Charlotte Lonn; sister, Cheryl Murray; and brothers-in-law, Robert McIntire and Ken Johnson. Services will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8050 E. Mountain View Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either The Leilla Lonn McIntire Scholarship Fund (3189), c/o Aron Kramer, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1049 University Dr., Duluth, MN 55812; or the NEF/Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund for Literacy, c/o The Naperville Education Foundation, 203 W. Hillside, Naperville, IL 60540-6589.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 19, 2014
O'Connell, James - Naperville  
O'Connell, James B. Age 84, of Naperville, IL, at rest Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Condell Hospital in Libertyville, IL. Born November 23, 1929 in Gillespie, IL, the son of the late Patrick and Grace O'Connell. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite; loving father of Kathleen (Robert) Bergstrom, James (Kathleen) O'Connell and John O'Connell; cherished grandfather of nine; dear brother of Mary Mizera. James attended Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He retired from Vaughan Seed Company after 37 years of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. A private family service was held at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL. Arrangements entrusted to Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540. For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or www.friedrich-jones.com
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 14, 2014
Schneider, James A. - Aurora  
Schneider, James A. (1939-2014), Aurora, passed away November 16. Born in Cicero, beloved husband to Judith whom preceded him in death; beloved father to James Schneider, AnnMarie (Pearson) Fauske, Robert Pearson, Scott Schneider, Jeri (Schneider) Zaruba and Joey (Schneider) Kikke; he was adored as "Papa" to Ariel Rewerts, Xavier Schneider, Jaden and Jake Fauske, Becca and TJ Pearson, Sarah Schneider, Brett and Patrick Zaruba, Melissa (Montalto) Ruff, Jason Montalto, Elizabeth (Montalto) Kimbrough; he was brother to J. Glenn Schneider. James began a career as a meat cutter at National T, moving to Mr. B's in Western Springs which he later owned followed by owning Schneider's Meats in Downers Grove. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. followed by services at 1:00 p.m. at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Wounded Warrior Project. For further information please call (630) 466-1330 or visit www.healychapel.com to sign the online guestbook.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 19, 2014
Schroeder, Frederick D. "Fritz" - Naperville  
Schroeder, Frederick D. "Fritz" Age 70, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1977, formerly of Lisle and Batavia, IL, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at ManorCare Health Services in Naperville.He was born February 10, 1944 in Aurora, IL. Beloved husband of Loretta "Lori" (nee Fenili) Schroeder, whom he married September 2, 1972; devoted son of the late Harry and Eleanor (nee Mitchell) Schroeder; dear brother of William C. Schroeder of Batavia, Lynn C. (the late Robert) Johnson of Aurora, Maxine K. (Delwin Larry "Buck") Herra of Elburn, IL, Diane M. (Larry) Wallace of Jerseyville, IL and the late Barbara D. (Ken) Sandquist; brother-in-law of John (Barbara) Fenili of Mokena, IL and Jeanne (Joe) Garlitz of North Aurora, IL; fond uncle and great-uncle of many. Fritz grew up in Batavia, attended Louise White Elementary School and was a graduate of Batavia High School, Class of 1962. He attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and later graduated from Aurora College (now Aurora University). Fritz served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1965-1971 and worked as a systems analyst for many years for Illinois Bell and MCCI/EDS. He enjoyed collecting coins, gardening, fishing and spending time at his summer home in Eagle River, WI. Fritz was a tireless volunteer for the St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church Comfort Care, Giving Tree and Day Break programs. Visitation Thursday, November 20, 3:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Funeral Services Friday, November 21, 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Fr. J. Robert Fenili, C.Ss.R. Fritz's cousin-in-law, officiating. Interment: SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Comfort Care Program, c/o St. Margaret Mary Church, 1450 Green Trails Dr, Naperville, IL 60540 (630)369-0777, www.smmp.com or National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190, 1-800-822-9919, www.nwf.org . For more information, please visit www.friedrich-jones.com or call (630)355-0213.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 20, 2014
VanDyke, George S. - Naperville  
VanDyke, George S. Late of Antioch, died suddenly on October 10, 2014. He was born October 9, 1952, to Doris and the late Thomas VanDyke and was a longtime Naperville resident, graduating from Naperville Central in 1971. He was the father of Brian and the late Michael VanDyke and former husband of Susan Zelenka-Motulewicz. He is survived by his mother, Doris VanDyke; son, Brian; sisters, Kathy (the late Bruce) Klammer and Karrie (Thomas) Urda; and niece and nephew, Lauren and Steven Urda. He was a longtime member of Midwest Operating Engineers. He loved the outdoors, being on the water and camping and was a kind and generous friend. A private service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church.
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Published in Naperville Sun on Nov. 14, 2014
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