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H. Jean Bagger

January 28, 1924 - January 19, 2013

H. Jean Bagger (nee Williford), age 88, a resident of Naperville, IL, formerly of Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY, died Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. She was born January 28, 1924 in Terre Haute, IN.

Beloved wife of the late Richard Bagger, loving mother of Guy (Debbie) Bagger of Naperville, adored grandmother of Lynne (David) Saenz of Shorewood, IL, David Bagger of Chicago, and Michael Bagger of Naperville, cherished great-grandmother of Anna and David Saenz Jr., devoted daughter of the late Raymond and Ethel Williford, dear sister of the late Rita Cantrell, fond aunt of Gail Gardner of St. Louis, MO, great-aunt of Irah.

Jean moved around in her youth while her father worked for the railroad. She lived in Toledo and Columbus, OH and Chicago, IL. She attended Central Catholic High School in Toledo and graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a degree in English. Jean worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Dutch Mill Candies, Games, Inc., Ramada Inn, Sheraton South, and the Maryland Hotel. She retired with her husband to Louisville in 1981 and they lived there for 28 years. During this time she and her husband Richard were active members and Eucharistic ministers at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church and also volunteered for 25 years at Jefferson Manor Nursing Home, both in Louisville.

Funeral Information

Visitation Tuesday, Jan. 22, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.

Additional Visitation Wednesday, January 23, 9:00-10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Residence, 1400 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL 60563.

Mass of Christian Burial will follow Wednesday, 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Residence, 1400 Brookdale Rd., Naperville

Interment: Private

Donations Information

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

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