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Irene J. Waitekus

March 14, 1933 August 27, 2019
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Obituary for Irene J. Waitekus

Irene J. Waitekus (nee Zaura), age 86, formerly of Cicero, Stickney, Indian Head Park and Palos Hills, IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. She was born on March 14, 1933 in Chicago, IL.

Beloved wife of the late Anthony D. Waitekus, whom she married September 11, 1954 and who preceded her in death on September 13, 1989, loving mother of Tony Waitekus of Weston, WI, Mary (Bill) Schubert of Naperville, John (Debbie) Waitekus of Palm Harbor, FL and Therese Waitekus of Plainfield, IL, adored grandmother of Bill Schubert, Beth (Kevin) Pitel, Mike (Jackie) Schubert and Steve (Kaitlyn) Schubert; Shannon (fiancé, John Speckman) Waitekus and Scott (fiancée, Denise McCormick) Waitekus; Cody Holland and Daniel Holland, cherished great-grandmother of Zachary and Matthew; Aaron and Nathan and Jacob, devoted daughter of the late Julius and Anna Zaura, dear sister of the late Lorraine (the late Leo) Stan and the late Catherine (the late Leonard) Bily, fond cousin, aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.

Irene grew up in Cicero, was a member of St. Anthony Parish and graduated from Morton High School in 1951. A loving and devoted homemaker, Irene also worked as a legal secretary for McDonald's Corporation, Oak Brook, IL for many years after raising her family. She was a former member of the Indian Head Park Women's Club and St. Pius X Catholic Church in Stickney.

Memorial Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville.

Family and friends will meet Thursday, September 5, 10:30 AM at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Rd., Naperville to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial.

A procession will follow to Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL for committal services.

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

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Memorial Visitation




4:00 PM 9/4/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/4/2019 8:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 9/5/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Raphael Catholic Church

1215 Modaff Road
Naperville, IL 60540

St. Raphael Catholic Church
1215 Modaff Road Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Queen of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 S. Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162

1400 S. Wolf Road Hillside 60162 IL
United States

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