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Ruth Mary Jung

September 02, 1923 - October 16, 2017

Ruth Mary Jung (nee Thometz), age 94, a resident of Naperville, IL, formerly of Chicago and Lisle, IL, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville.  She was born September 2, 1923 in Chicago, IL. 

Beloved wife of the late Edmund A. Jung, whom she married January 29, 1949 and who preceded her in death on January 12, 2012.  Loving mother of Ed (Betsy) Jung, Mary Lou (Paul) Newhouse, Mary Kay (Greg) Siwicki, Bob (Agi) Jung, Tom (Trish) Jung, and Mary Anne (the late Ron) Gutzmer, adored grandmother of twenty-two, cherished great-grandmother of six, devoted daughter of the late John and Louise (nee Schick) Thometz, dear sister of Bill (Marlene) Thometz, the late John "Jack" (the late Anne) Thometz, twin brother-the late Richard (Laura) Thometz, and the late Charlie (Sue) Thometz, fond cousin, aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.  Ruth always made faith and family her top priorities.

Ruth grew up in Chicago's West Side Austin neighborhood and was a graduate of Chicago Teacher's College (now Chicago State University).  She taught and substitute taught in the Chicago Public School system for many years. In her younger years, Ruth modeled for Madigan's Department Store in Chicago. Ruth was a devoted Catholic and a longtime member of Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago. She most recently resided at Villa St. Benedict in Lisle and St. Patrick's Residence in Naperville. Ruth enjoyed playing games with her family and friends, especially Canasta, Pinochle, Mahjong, and Rummikub.

Funeral Information

Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.

Additional memorial visitation Saturday, October 28, 9:00-10:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Residence Chapel, 1400 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 416-6565,  

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 10:00 AM at St. Patrick's Residence.

Inurnment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL.

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

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: St. Patrick's Residence, 1400 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 416-6565,

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