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L.J. "Cook" Sieja
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L.J. “Cook” Sieja, a resident of Naperville, IL, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 30 after a 5 ½ year battle with lung cancer. Cook was born in Toledo, Ohio, graduated University of Toledo and spent 2 years in the US Army serving 1 year in the Vietnam War. He worked for Unitcast Corp in Toledo and National Castings in Sharon, PA and Chicago, joining Portec Rail Products as President of Shipping Systems Division, retiring in 2012. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara (nee Napierala); his daughters, Lynn (Shannon) Hill, Beth (Kevin) Olson and Jen (Dave) Gocek; his 9 grandchildren: Nathan, Patrick and Matthew Hill, Andrew, David and Megan Olson and Lauren, Dan and Allison Gocek; and his sister, Andrea (Dean) Applin. He was preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Mary (nee Zielinski) Sieja and his brother, David. He will be remembered as a good, kind and loving man and a welcome addition to Heaven.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Edward Foundation earmarked for The Cancer Center at www.eehealth.org/ways-to-give/edwardfoundation/ or Good Days (Chronic Disease Fund) at www.mygooddays.org/donate Please ensure you reference the donation is in memory of Cook Sieja.

Visitation will be Friday, July 6, 3:00-8:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 7, 10:00 AM at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1450 Green Trails Drive, Naperville. Interment will follow at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville.


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Visitation

Friday

6

Jul

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday

7

Jul

10:00 AM
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church

1450 Green Trails Drive
Naperville, Illinois 60540

Cemetery Details

Location

SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery

701 North Ave
Naperville, Illinois 60540


Memorial Contribution

Edward Foundation

801 S. Washington Street
Naperville, Illionois 60540

Good Days (Chronic Illness Fund)

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