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Philipine "Phyllis" Koontz
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Obituary for Philipine "Phyllis" Koontz

Philipine “Phyllis” Koontz, age 100 of Naperville, formerly of Chicago, passed away peacefully, Sunday, July 8, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Residence of Naperville. She was born August 5, 1917 in Chicago, IL to her loving late parents, Gaetano and Santina Nigrelli.

Cherished wife of the late John W. Koontz.

Loving mother of Jacquelyn Johnsen of Woodridge, IL.

Adored grandma of Kari (Michael) Criswell of Downers Grove, IL.

Fond sister of Marian (the late August) DiCicco of Chicago and the late Mary (the late Walter) Haase. Dear aunt of Thomas and Terry Haase and Noreen Ferentz.

Phyllis graduated from Foreman High School, Chicago, class of 1935. She had a passion for sewing that brought her into a career as a dress maker for a boutique shop on Michigan Avenue. She also worked as a book keeper for Ekco Housewares in Franklin Park. Phyllis loved to dance and especially ball room dancing. She enjoyed music, traveling and especially being Italian!

Special thank you to the hard working staff and Sisters’ at St. Patrick’s Residence, and in lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Patrick’s Residence.

Visitation: Wednesday, July 11th 9:00-10:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Residence Chapel 1400 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL 60563.

Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, July 11th 10:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Residence Chapel.

Entombment to follow at Acacia Park Cemetery, Norwood Park, IL.

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
St. Patrick's Residence

1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM
St. Patrick's Residence

1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Cemetery Details


Acacia Park Cemetery

7800 West Irving Park Road
Norridge, Illinois 60706


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