Skip to main content
Skip main navigation

Online Obituaries

Suzanne Wheeler Watt

October 10, 1928 - September 07, 2017

Suzanne Wheeler Watt, age 88, of St. Charles, IL and formerly of Naperville, IL passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born October 10, 1928, in Marion, Kansas, the daughter of the late John and Natalie (nee Manville) Wheeler.

Suzanne was a graduate of Kansas State University and a medical technologist. She was the Assistant Director of Consolidated Laboratories at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, for 25 years prior to her retirement.  She was an active member of SS. Peter & Paul Church and St. Raphael Church in Naperville, active in many church activities, including Transitional Housing.  Suzanne enjoyed politics, was an avid reader (an active member of her beloved book club for 53 years), gardening, knitting, playing bridge, and taking part in many Naperville events since 1958.  She loved to cook, especially homemade chicken soup and was well-known for her Christmas Eve cinnamon rolls.  She was a beloved mother, adored grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her seven loving children; Anne Watt of Wisconsin, Joan Lencioni of St. Charles, James Watt of Naperville, Mary Danner of Naperville, Kate (William) Schrank of Michigan, Brian Watt of  Florida, and Margaret McKenna of Wisconsin; her cherished grandchildren Kelly Burns, Meghan Lietz, Patrick Burns, Robert Cannon, Katie (Robert) Stan, Elizabeth (Douglas) Rippberger, Daniel (Whitney) Polak, Christopher Danner, Claire (Kendall) Ruff, Eleanore Pittman, Lewis Schrank, Keileen Schrank, Tim Schrank, Desmond (Nicole) Watt, Trudy (Christopher) Wood, Julia Watt, Fiona McKenna, and Thomas McKenna; her eighteen adored great grandchildren; and many other dear relatives and friends.

Suzanne is preceded in death by her parents; siblings John, Edwin, and Mahlon Wheeler; and her husband, Desmond Burke Watt.

Funeral Information

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 10, 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery. For information please call 630/355-0213 or visit

Donations Information

For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Suzanne's life, memorial donations may be made in her name to Doctors Without Borders or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Donations Links:

Doctors Without Borders
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Florists and Heart Felt Gifts

Suzanne Wheeler Watt

Light a Special Candle

Send a Heart of Condolence

View Memorial and Sign Guest Book

Printer Friendly Version