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John "Jack" W. Cota

October 03, 1949 - November 01, 2017

John “Jack” W. Cota, age 68, a Naperville resident since 1975, went home to be with his dearly loved Savior, Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Edward Hospital, surrounded by loved ones.  He was born October 3, 1949 in Bertha, MN.  Cherished husband of Debbie Cota, nee Burch, wedded for 39 years.  Beloved dad of Jenny (Sam) Pettigrew of Grand Rapids, MI.  Adored Opu of Clarke Pettigrew.  Dearest cousin of  Judi (Jerry) Smith of Navarre Beach, FL and Lyn (Tim) Jacobson of Port Charlotte, FL.  Proceeded in death by his mother, Ardys Cota.  Jack was a 1971 graduate of the University of Iowa and received his Masters of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University in 1979.  Jack had a successful career in technology sales for Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, and many other software companies.  He loved to read and travel.  He loved spending time with his family and his dog, Dexter.  Jack was a longtime member of Grace Church of DuPage. 

Funeral Information

Visitation:  Sunday, November 5th 2:00-5:00 PM at Grace Church of DuPage, 27W344 Galusha Ave., Warrenville, IL  60555. 

Funeral Service:  Monday, November 6th 10:00 AM at Grace Church of Du Page.   Interment will follow at Wheaton Cemetery, Wheaton, IL.

 Arrangements entrusted to Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL  60540.  For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jack's name to Grace Church of DuPage. 

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