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Donna R. Wilson

December 22, 1938 - January 27, 2017

Donna R. Wilson, age 78, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1990, formerly of Calumet City, IL, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Edward Hospital in Naperville surrounded by her loving family.  She was born December 22, 1938 in Chicago, IL.

Beloved mother of Susan K. Wilson of Woodridge, IL and the late Pamela Wilson, devoted daughter of the late Robert and Dixie Wilson, sister of Michael Wilson of Arizona, cousin of Claire (Dale), the late James (Carol), Irene (the late Joe), Ellen (the late James), and Susan, fond aunt of Jimmy, Colleen, Maureen, Patrick S., Joey, Mary Kay, Susan, Patrick, Michael, Kay and Dale, great-aunt and friend of many. 

Donna was a graduate of ​St. Thomas Aquinas​ High School and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from DePaul University in Chicago.  A teacher in the Chicago Public School system for 35 years, she primarily taught kindergarten and second grade at John L. Marsh Elementary School in Chicago.

Donna was an active member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Naperville, where she was involved in outreach and social justice issues, active in Eucharistic Adoration and teaching religious education. Donna loved children, helping people and spending time with family and friends.

Funeral Information

Visitation Thursday, February 2, 2017, 9:00-10:15 AM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL. 

Services will begin Thursday, 10:15 AM from the funeral home and will proceed to an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 2220 Lisson Rd., Naperville. 

Private interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL

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

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials to:

Catholic Extension, 150 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 795-5109,


Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303, (877) 435-7277,

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