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Judy Kristine Kane
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Obituary for Judy Kristine Kane

Judy Kristine Kane (nee Johnson), age 76, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1974, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Jack P. Kane S., her parents, Stuart G. Johnson and Signe K. (nee Hamren) Johnson, and her sister, Marilyn (the late Robert) Kuznicki.

She was born on June 27, 1942 in Chicago, IL. She grew up in Chicago and graduated from Amundsen High School in 1959. She went on to attend Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington where she was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, and Northwestern University Chicago campus. After college she worked at “the gas company” until she became pregnant with her first child.

Judy married her high school sweetheart, Jack P. Kane Sr. in 1965. They bounced around a bit with Jack’s job before settling in Naperville in 1977 to raise their two children, Jack P. (Tiffany) Kane, Jr. and Nicole K. (Eric) Knepper. She always said, “I wanted nothing more in life than being a wife and mom. My family was my job.” She held other jobs over the years – framing photos at Hooker Frame Shop in Naperville and worked for over 20 years as a secretary in the Dean's Office at Naperville North High School.

Judy was quiet and kind. Those who knew her well know that she was extremely smart with a wicked sense of humor, and a beautiful writer. She loved music, photography, traveling, and crafting. She was a skilled gardener and could usually be found wandering around the yard with a dog (or two!) tending to her eclectic and amazing collection of plants, trees, and flowers. She never forgot a birthday and took great care to find the absolutely perfect card for any and all and really no occasion at all.

Judy put family first and was always thinking about and caring for her nieces, Kristine Kuznicki, Susan (Robert) Chaisson, Nancy (Tim) Iida, and Sheri (Mark) Owen, and their families as well as her grandchildren, Zachary Knepper, Catherine Knepper, Grant Mayer, Meegan Mayer, and Carson Mayer.

Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.

A celebration of Judy's life will be held Friday, August 10, 10:30 AM in the funeral home.

Interment: Naperville Cemetery, Naperville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Judy's memory be made to:

Plainfield South High School Marching Band, Attn: Jerrod Cook, 7800 Caton Farm Rd., Plainfield, IL 60586, (815) 439-5555, pshs.psd202.org.

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


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

9

Aug

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

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Celebration of Life

Friday

10

Aug

10:30 AM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Cemetery Details

Location

Naperville Cemetery

705 S. Washington St.
Naperville, Illinois 60540


Memorial Contribution

Plainfield South High School Marching Band, Attn: Jerrod Cook

7800 Caton Farm Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60586
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