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Rona F. Haenel
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Obituary for Rona F. Haenel

Rona F. Haenel nee Bryan, age 91, a longtime resident of Naperville, passed away peacefully on January 29 at her Naperville home surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 27, 1926 in St. Louis, MO.

Rona is survived by her loving daughters Bernell (Anthony) Loeb of Fairfax, CA and Jill Haenel of Naperville, IL; her treasured grandson Richard J. Hickey III of Westmont, IL; and her dear nephew Dennis Bryan of St. Louis, MO. She is preceded in death by her parents Fern and Harry Bryan; her daughter Claire (Richard J. II) Hickey; and her brother Milo Bryan.

Rona was born and raised in St. Louis, MO where she took care of her home and raised her three daughters until moving to Naperville where she stayed for the next 48 years. She enjoyed the time she spent working from 1979-1998 at Nalco Chemical as a patent and trademark clerk. Rona enjoyed decorating, cooking, gardening, and had a vast knowledge of movies. She was an active member of Naperville Bible Church. Above all else, she loved spending time with her family. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Family and friends to gather Thursday, February 1 for visitation 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services 44 S. Mill St. Naperville, IL 60540. Funeral Services will take place Friday, February 2 at 10:30 AM at the funeral home, and interment will follow at Naperville Cemetery.

For those wishing to leave a lasting tribute to Rona’s memory, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 in her name would be appreciated.

For more information, please call (630)355-0213 or visit www.friedrich

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

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540





10:30 AM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Cemetery Details


Naperville Cemetery

705 S. Washington St.
Naperville, Illinois 60540

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, Tennessee 38105

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