“Dear Mr. Jones,
Thank you for your professional, compassionate spirit at my grandfather, T. G’s, funeral. I remember when you buried my grandmother 25 years ago (I was 7!), and your smiling face is just the same. The professionalism of your staff will always stand out in my mind when I remember this time. That is a precious gift. Thank you.
— M. D.
Mitchell E. "Mitch" Zielak
May 01, 1931 - July 09, 2012
Mitchell E. “Mitch” Zielak, age 81, a Naperville resident since 1964, died Monday, July 9, 2012 at Community Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Naperville. He was born May 1, 1931 in Chicago, IL.
Beloved husband of Margaret “Marge” (nee Nolan) Zielak, whom he married June 5, 1954, loving father of JoAnn (Jeff) Lau of New York, Mary Ellen (Peter) Schettek of Aurora, IL and Diane (Owen) Larson of Missouri, cherished grandfather of Michael, Jaedyn, Christopher and Brayton, devoted son of the late Joseph and Anna Zielak, dear brother of Rosemary, George and the late Emily and Geraldine, fond uncle of many.
Mitch grew up in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood, graduated from Kelly High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a millwright for many years with Millwright Union Local #1693. Mitch was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Naperville and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Naperville Council #1369. He enjoyed making things and was known for his skills as a handyman.
Visitation Thursday, July 12, 4:00-9:00 P.M. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.
Services will begin Friday, July 13, 9:15 A.M. from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10:00 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff Rd., Naperville, IL 60540.
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Disabled American Veterans or Knights of Columbus, Council #1369 or St. Raphael Catholic Church.