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Henry Seaton Neyra

March 31, 1931 - April 25, 2017

Henry Seaton Neyra, age 86, long time of Naperville, formerly of Greenville, TX, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 surrounded by family.  He was born March 31, 1931 in Chicago, to the loving late parents, Henry W. and Lillian Neyra.  Henry is survived by his second wife, Martha Thebault Fowler Neyra, wedded for 22 years, and his late first wife, Joyce Neyra, Nee Johannville, wedded for 43 years.  Beloved father of Richard Neyra of Euless, TX, Nancy (Jerry) Compton of Allen, TX, Thomas  (Vicki) Neyra of Royse City, TX,  Judy (Lance) Sikes of Clarksville, TN, Teresa (William) Hiltenbrand of Naperville and Donald Neyra of Naperville, and four step-children; Geoff (Rayda Gayle “Argie”) Fowler, Diane Fowler Turkett, Melinda (Todd Kozlowski) Brown, Tina Fowler and the late Gregory (Peggy) Fowler and the late Michael Fowler.   Father-in-law of Joan Neyra.  Adored grandpa of Matthew (Lauren) Neyra and Natalie (Shay) Walsh, Bradley and Sarah Compton,  Bryn (Taylor) Garrett and Amber (Andrew) Kapraun, Rebecca Cravens, Christopher, Meaghan and Madison Sikes, Ashley, Catherine, James and Joseph Hiltenbrand.  Great-grandpa of nine, step-grandpa and step-great-grandpa of 14.   Fond brother of the late James “Jumbo” Neyra.  Uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Henry was a proud US Naval Veteran serving in the Mediterranean during the Korean War.  After leaving the US Navy, Henry opened Photography by Henry in Naperville in 1954.  He sold the business in 1962 and joined his brother James "Jumbo" and father, Henry W. Neyra, owner/operators of the Western Frame and Molding Company, started in Naperville in 1927 and moved to Greenville, TX in 1978.  Henry started the Knights of Columbus Chapter in Greenville, TX and served as Grand Knight. Henry was an avid golfer, fantastic sense of humor and will always be known for a good prank!

Funeral Information

 Visitation:  Thursday, April 27th 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL  60540. 

Mass of Christian Burial:  Friday, April 28th 10:30 AM at St. Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff Rd., Naperville, IL  60540. 

Interment is private.  For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers memorials to:  Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry, 1871 High Grove Lane, Naperville, IL  60540 or Alzheimer's Association, 8430 Bryn Mawr, Suite 800,  Chicago, IL 60631. 

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