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Barbara Thompson

Jun 16, 1929 - Nov 28, 2023

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Naperville, IL

Barbara Jean Irwin Thompson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, musician, and friend, passed away peacefully in her Naperville, Illinois home on November 28, 2023, at the age of 94. She was born in Ottawa, IL on June 16, 1929, where she attended a one-room country school (grades 1-8) and graduated from Ottawa Township High School in 1947. She came to Naperville to attend North Central College, graduating in 1951. While there, she met Floyd Thompson, and they married June 16, 1951 (on he...Read More

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Dr. Parviz Payvar

Jan 24, 1939 - Feb 25, 2024

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Naperville, IL

Dr. Parviz Payvar, age 85, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1988, formerly of Wilmette, IL, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. He was born January 24, 1939 in Tehran, Iran.A complete obituary is pending.Private graveside services will be held at Naperville Cemetery, Naperville.Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL.For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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Ellen May Weisz

Feb 04, 1934 - Feb 24, 2024

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Naperville, IL

Ellen May Weisz, age 90, of Naperville, Illinois passed away on Saturday, February 24th, 2024. Friends and family will gather for a visitation for Ellen that will be held on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Avenue, Lisle, Illinois 60532. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Blake-LambFuneralHome.com for the Weisz family.

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Scott A. Findlay

Jun 01, 1976 - Feb 23, 2024

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Naperville, IL

Scott A. Findlay, age 47 of Lisle, IL, formerly of Wilmington, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Edwards Hospital in Naperville. He was born in Joliet, IL on June 1, 1976 to Richard and Nancy (nee Frizzell) Findlay. He grew up in the Wilmington area, graduating with Wilmington High School’s class of 1994. Scott married Melissa Buell on October 14, 2016. He was employed as a warehouse manager for Wesco Electric. Scott was an avid fan of football with his favorite teams being the Michigan Wolverines and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. Scott was a natural jokester who liked to lighten up any room he was in. He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Melissa Findlay; his mother, Nancy Findlay; his brother, Adam (fiancée Lindsey) Findlay; his aunts, Judi Howell and Mary Norris; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Donna and Don Buell; his sister-in-law, Chris (Wayne) Fritts; his brother-in-law, Brian Buell; and his nieces and nephews, Samantha, Kevin, Lindsay and Jake Fritts and Devin, Kyal, Shyanna and Denaya.He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Findlay and his grandparents.Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until the time of the Funeral Service at 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Ferrari Funeral Services, 1044 Ferrari Drive, Coal City, IL 60416. Pastor Caleb Counterman will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral service. Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www.ferrarifuneral.comFerrari Funeral Services of Coal City are entrusted with arrangements.

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Bernadette H. Pechnik

May 19, 1951 - Feb 22, 2024

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Naperville, IL

Bernadette H. Pechnik, “Bernie”, age 72, a longtime resident of Naperville, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2024. She was born on May 19, 1951 in Evergreen Park, IL.Bernie is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Frank A. Pechnik; her loving daughters, Tanya (Paul Lonis) Pechnik of Naperville and Alison Pechnik of Aurora, IL; her cherished grandchildren, Andrew Pechnik, Brandon Pechnik and Cole Higby; her dear sister-in-law, Adele (the late Marvin) Goldsmith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Margaret Hofer, and her parents-in-law, Frank and Adele Pechnik, as well as her four-legged friends Chewy and Bella.Bernie earned her Nursing degree from the College of DuPage and was a Registered Nurse for almost 40 years. She was a huge Chicago Bulls fan and loved cheering for her team. Bernie will be deeply missed by all of those who knew and loved her.For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Bernie’s life, memorial donations may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Humane Society of your choice.Visitation will be Tuesday, February 27, 4:00-8:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton.

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Margaret K. Nilles

Oct 09, 1949 - Feb 22, 2024

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Naperville, IL

Margaret K. "Peggy" Nilles (nee Kenney), age 74, a resident of Elburn, IL since 2022, formerly of Oak Park and Naperville, IL, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Edward Hospital in Naperville. She was born on October 9, 1949, in Chicago.Service times and a complete obituary are pending.Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, Il 60540.For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com

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Terry Olson

Jun 25, 1951 - Feb 22, 2024

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Naperville, IL

Terry Olson, 72, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Packer Fan Extraordinaire, passed away peacefully at his home in Naperville, Illinois, surrounded by his loving family on February 22, 2024.Terry was raised in Clintonville, Wisconsin, and from a young age, he exhibited a passion for playing sports that would define him throughout his years. He passed this love of sports on to his children and grandchildren. Terry instilled in them not only the skills of the game but also the values of teamwork, dedication, and sportsmanship.In 1984, Terry married the love of his life, Gayle, and together they embarked on a journey filled with love, laughter, and countless cherished memories. Their union was blessed with three wonderful children: Kyle (Michelle) Olson, Heidi (Scott) Weber, and Heather (Ross) Combs. Terry was not only a dedicated husband and father but also a pillar of strength and support for his family.Terry adored his nine grandchildren: Andrew (Stephanie) Olson, Caroline Olson, Sam Olson, Phillip Olson, Landon Combs, Addison Weber, Tyler Weber, Keegan Combs, and Emerson Combs. He took immense joy in watching them grow and was always there to offer guidance, wisdom, and unconditional love.Terry is survived by his beloved wife, his children, grandchildren, and his siblings: Glenn (Carol) Olson, Dale (Ronda) Olson, and Paula (Dean) Styczynski and countless nieces and nephews.Terry was preceded in death by his parents Oliver and Marjorie Olson and nephew Josh Kriewaldt.For 35 years, Terry served as an educator, dedicating the majority of his career to Washington Junior High in Naperville. Not only was he a teacher, but also a mentor, coach, and role model to countless students, inspiring them to realize their full potential both in and out of the classroom. Following his retirement the sixth grade team honored him by creating an annual Outstanding Math Student award in his name.A true enthusiast of life, Terry had a wide range of passions and interests. He was renowned as the number one Packer fan, his loyalty to the team unwavering through thick and thin. An avid golfer, Terry found joy on the greens, and he cherished the camaraderie shared with his fellow golfers.In addition to sports, Terry had a deep love for reading and could often be found engrossed in a good book. He had a green thumb and took great pride in his garden, inviting others to gather and enjoy its beauty together. Terry also had a fondness for wine, travel, and even the simple pleasure of mowing the lawn, finding contentment in the everyday moments of life.A man of strong faith, Terry dedicated his life to living and sharing his faith in God. His belief in the power of prayer, love and compassion encouraged others to the glory of God's love which was evident in everything he did, from his interactions with family and friends to his involvement in his church and community.Terry's warmth, kindness, and infectious laughter touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him. Though Terry may no longer walk among us, his spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known him. His legacy of love, family, and devotion to God will continue to inspire and uplift us all.Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday March 8, 2024 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Beidelman - Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, (South Naperville), 24021 Royal Worlington Drive Naperville. Additional visitation on Saturday March 9, 2024,10 a.m. until the time of the service 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church 3000 Liberty Street, Aurora, IllinoisIn lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith Lutheran Church in Terry's honor.May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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Laurence Jefferson Curtin

Apr 09, 1973 - Feb 20, 2024

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Naperville, IL

Laurence Jefferson Curtin, “Larry”, age 50, a longtime resident of Naperville, IL, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on February 20, 2024. He was born on April 9, 1973 in Houston, TX.Larry is survived by his loving parents, Peter and Carolyn Curtin of Naperville, IL; his dear sisters, Janet (Richard) Blaney of Naperville, IL and Jennifer (Robert, Jr.) Curtin-Timm; his cherished nieces and nephew that he loved so much, Olivia and Charlotte Blaney, Abigail, Tyler and Taylor Timm.Larry was a graduate of Benet Academy, Class of 1991, where he played football for the Redwings. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania. His work at First Student working with other-able children gave him great satisfaction and joy. He had a tremendous sense of humor and was the kindest soul you were lucky to meet. He will be deeply missed.Visitation will be Sunday, February 25, 1:00-5:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 26, 10:30 AM at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Rd., Naperville. Interment will be private. 

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Calen DiBlasi

Aug 01, 1982 - Feb 18, 2024

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Naperville, IL

With broken hearts we announce that Calen DiBlasi, age 41, our beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Those who knew Calen lost a beautiful soul and light in their lives. Calen loved the Lord and we know that he is now with Jesus and several other loved ones in Heaven.Calen will be greatly missed every day by his parents, Mark and Patti DiBlasi, brothers Justin, Benjamin and Samuel DiBlasi, sisters Briana Roe, Abigail, Rebecca and Naomi DiBlasi, brother-in-law Bryan Roe, nephews Stellan and Caedman Roe, niece Brighton Roe, his grandmother Donna DiBlasi, his loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many great friends and co-workers.Calen was born on August 1, 1982 in Nashville, TN to Mark and Patti DiBlasi. Calen was kind, thoughtful, caring and loved others well. He gave great hugs and always made time for his friends and family. Calen loved animals, especially dogs, and they loved him right back. Calen was dependable, fun, spontaneous, smart, thoughtful and a great friend to others.Calen was a fun-loving, easy going child and enjoyed playing soccer throughout his youth. As he got older, he enjoyed running, and completed the Chicago Marathon twice. Calen was involved with YoungLife, a student ministry, and served multiple summers at different YoungLife camps where he made lifelong friendships. Calen came to accept Jesus as his Savior through the ministry of YoungLife and continued to grow in his relationship with the Lord throughout his life. Calen graduated from Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Il and would go on to graduate from Judson College with a Bachelors Degree in Business.Calen started at Sterling Engineering as a Recruiter and more recently as an Account Coordinator. He worked diligently over the past 6 years with Sterling and earned several company awards throughout his career, however, what he valued most was his relationships with his co-workers there. He made many great friends and worked alongside his older brother Justin DiBlasi and his best friend of 26 years, JD Stitt. He loved his job and the people he worked with.Calen made family a priority in his life, visiting extended family in Ohio and coming down to Florida to visit often. His parents, siblings and niece and nephews loved how Calen was so dedicated to visiting family. Additionally, the family dogs, Bogie, Bella, Nemo, Millie and Wrigley were extremely excited to see Calen every time he walked through the door! Calen loved all dogs, often dog sitting for co-workers, friends and family.His family and friends are heartbroken at the thought of carrying on without Calen here with us this side of heaven. We will forever be grateful for each hug, talk, text, phone call, hang out and “I love you” that we shared with him these last 41 years. He made others feel so very loved, special and important. He was a beautiful soul with the biggest heart and will be missed every single day.Calen, you are forever in our hearts and words cannot describe the immense love we all have for you. We will hold your memory close every day until we get to see you again. We love you forever and always.Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26“So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” John 16:22Calen’s family will be hosting calling hours this Friday, February 23rd from 4-8pm at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory in downtown Naperville, IL. At a later date, to be determined, his family will host a Celebration of Life Service for Calen in Ocala, Fl.For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, Calen’s family would appreciate donations to the Naperville Area Humane Society (www.naperhumane.org).

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Marilyn Joan Zappa

May 30, 1940 - Jan 24, 2024

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Naperville, IL

Marilyn Joan Zappa 83, of Naperville, IL passed peacefully in her sleep January 24th, 2024. Born in Pittsburgh , PA the daughter of Christine (Jakovac) and Edward Madej. A gifted musician, artist, writer, seamstress and gardener upon graduating high school she briefly attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where she met and married Albert Zappa in 1959. Together they had three children and moved to the Chicagoland area in 1970. She is preceded in death by her parents Christine (Jakovac) and Edward Madej, former husband Albert Zappa and her beloved dog and constant companion Raven. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Virginia and Ron Mizak, sister Nancy Zytkowitz, brother and sister-in-law Edward and Rosemary Madej-Rowe. She is also survived by her three children, her son and daughter-in-law Mark and Diane Zappa, son and daughter-in-law Mike and Meg Zappa, daughter and son-in-law Michele Zappa-Rigler and Dan Schoger, her eight grandchildren Michael Zappa (wife Stephanie), Robert Zappa (wife Monique), Brandon Rigler, Kyle Rigler, Chris Zappa (wife Jen), Nick Zappa (wife Natalie), step grandson Dustin Schoger (wife Angie) step granddaughter Tiffany Schoger (partner Jimmy Guadagno) 10 great grandchildren Christian, Dominic, Joey, Trystin, Jackson, Frankie, Rocco, Ben, Aliyah, Nicolas and numerous nieces and nephews. Her greatest joy was family - a devoted Grandma and Great Grandma that loved watching her hoard of boys as they grew and flourished. She loved attending their basketball games, school concerts, graduations and other life milestones and was always ready with her camera to capture these fleeting moments in life. She was so happy when she finally got the news there was a great granddaughter in the midst of grandsons and great grandsons! Her love of fashion was only outweighed by her love of the military and was proud to be a navy mom and made sure not a holiday went by without specialty care packages being sent to carriers her son and daughter-in-law were deployed on. She was often seen walking her dog Raven along the Naperville riverwalk proudly sporting one of her collection of Naval caps. Her love of the holidays, especially Christmas, was well known. Her artistic holiday decorations were exceptional and added a magical touch for everyone to enjoy. A voracious reader. Her knowledge of numerous subjects was extensive and covered a wide range of topics. Never one to pass up a cookbook, she was always willing to try as many new recipes as possible. A private memorial service will be held on May 31st, 2024. Marilyn’s wish to be cremated has been honored and her ashes will be scattered at sea per her wishes on a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a tree planted in memory of Marilyn’s love of gardening. To to the family or in memory of Marilyn J Zappa, please

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Patricia Ann “Pat” Garda

Mar 04, 1939 - Feb 21, 2024

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Naperville, IL

Patricia Ann “Pat” Garda (nee Schwind), 84, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1979, formerly of Weehawken and Hazlet, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Alden Estates of Naperville. She was born on March 4, 1939, in Hoboken, NJ.A complete obituary is pending. A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 9:30-11:00 AM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.A celebration of Pat’s life will follow Wednesday, 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Rev. Dan Painter officiating.Private inurnment: Mausoleum of the Holy Apostles, SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville.For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com

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