“Our visit was prompted by the sudden and stunning loss of our daughter, E. We had no idea what to do or what to expect, but Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home was beyond helpful and understanding. You were so patient with us and let our son run all around the facility. We are grateful for how your group handled everything — so many things we had never thought about. Truly, we were blindsided and we thank you for helping us through these tough days.”
— S. and F.
Kenneth R. "Ken" Lotz
October 21, 1927 - December 31, 2012
Kenneth R. “Ken” Lotz, age 85, a resident of Oswego, IL, formerly of Aurora, IL, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2012 at his home. He was born October 21, 1927 in Elkhart, IN.
Beloved husband of Anna (nee Kabatnik) Lotz, whom he married August 19, 1950, loving father of Linda (the late James Popp) Lotz-Popp, Mary (Michael) Ward of St. Louis, MO, and the late Karen (Ken) Johnson, adored grandfather of Ronald Popp, Jacob Bennett, Adriana (James) Herbert, Kristen (Pat) Leur, Michael Mess, Noah Johnson, Stephen Ward, Jack Ward and the late Erica Caliendo, great-grandfather of Hunter, Joey, Logan, Ava and Keagan, devoted son of the late Milton and Bessie Lotz, dear brother of Mary, Carole, Donna, Dolores, Ed and the late Richard ‘Skip” and Helen, fond uncle of many.
Ken served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He worked as an electrician for many years and was a member of I.B.E.W. #461. Ken enjoyed fishing, bowling and was known for his sense of humor and jokes.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 3, 10:00 A.M. – Noon at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Rd., Plainfield.
Final viewing will follow Thursday, Noon in the funeral home and there will be a procession to a 1:00 P.M. committal service with full military honors at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.