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Douglass A. "Doug" Strom
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Douglass A. "Doug" Strom, 66, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1993, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Edward Hospital, IL. He was born May 4, 1951 in Oak Park, IL.

Beloved husband of Denise Strom (nee Dziagwa), whom he married August 5, 1978, loving father of Melissa, Kristen and Matthew Strom,, adored grandfather of Gabriel, devoted son of the late Jack and Vonna (nee Willison) Strom, dear brother of Debi (Ron) Rather and Lori (Scott) Mora, both Colorado Springs, CO, fond brother-in-law of Mark Dziagwa of Streamwood, IL, Janice (Tim) Vincent of Hoffman Estates, IL and Darlene (Tim) Young of Jacksonville, FL, fond cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.

Doug grew up in Oak Park, attended Longfellow Elementary School and was a 1969 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School. He earned a Bachelors of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus and worked for many years as a licensed architect. Doug worked for several firms. He spent seven years of his career working at RMD & Associates. A colleague with whom he had worked in the past started the firm and asked Doug to join him. Doug had a practical approach to architecture and believed in function over form. He was very proud of his involvement with two swimming pool projects, Sunset Pool in Glen Ellyn, IL and Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Center in Woodridge, IL.

When Doug retired, he enjoyed reading and building airplane models. His favorite hobby was slot car racing. Doug began slot car racing as a pre-teen and his enthusiasm for the sport grew. He built his own cars and spent hours in his workshop tinkering with their engines. He enjoyed weekends traveling with other slot car enthusiasts racing at different venues around the Midwest. Doug was an active member of St. Raphael Catholic Church, Naperville as a Hospitality Minister.

Visitation Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.

Services will begin Wednesday, December 27, 9:30 AM from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Rd., Naperville.

Interment: Private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, 1-800-708-7644, www.michaeljfox.org

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


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Visitation

Tuesday

26

Dec

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Service

Wednesday

27

Dec

10:30 AM
St. Raphael Catholic Church

1215 Modaff Road
Naperville, Illinois 60540


Memorial Contribution

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research
P.O. Box 5014
Hagerstown , MD 21741-5014
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