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James L. "Jim" Rioux

May 13, 1936 - November 10, 2017

James L. "Jim" Rioux, age 81, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1998, formerly of Green Bay, WI, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Tabor Hills in Naperville. He was born May 13, 1936 in Appleton, WI. 

Beloved husband of Ann Lee Rioux (nee DeGroot), whom he married April 25, 1959, loving father of Mary (John) Yoder of Wilmington, OH, Stephen (Cindy) Rioux of Winthrop Harbor, IL, Leann (John) Cook of Hanover Park, IL and Michele (Jon) Newsome of Dacula, GA, adored grandfather of Rita (fiancee, Bridget Hills) Yoder and Max Yoder; Megan Rioux; Jim (Caitlin Quinn) Cook, Sean and Kevin Cook; Jordan (fiancée, Audie Wilcox) Newsome, Emerson and Sylvia Newsome, devoted son of the late Demcy and Alice Rioux, dear brother of Jacqueline (Ron) Kelly of New Braunfels, TX and the late Jack Rioux and the late Jane (the late Jack) Anderson, brother-in-law of Rita (Dan) Duben of Green Bay, WI and Mary Lou (Al) Hendricks of Green Bay, fond cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.

Jim grew up in DePere, WI, was a member of the Class of 1954 at East DePere High School and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a B.S. in chemical engineering. Throughout a long and successful career, Jim worked for Mead Paper Company, Chillicothe, OH, A. B. Dick Company, Niles, IL, Graphic Controls, Wilmerding, PA and the Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago.

Jim was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Naperville and was a 4th degree knight with the Knights of Columbus Council #1369, Naperville. Jim loved the Green Bay Packers and the University of Wisconsin Badgers. He enjoyed volunteering at church, bowling, golfing and playing board games, especially trivia.

Funeral Information

Visitation Monday, November 13, 2017, 3:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL   

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, November 14, 10:30 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 355-8980.

A luncheon reception will follow at the church.

Interment: Private.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to:

St. Thomas the Apostle Care Pantry, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 355-8980,


American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215, (800) 342-2383,

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American Diabetes Association

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