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Irwin F. "Smiley" Nejdl

February 3, 1947 November 12, 2019
Irwin F.  "Smiley" Nejdl
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Obituary for Irwin F. "Smiley" Nejdl

Irwin “Smiley” Nejdl, a long-time resident of Naperville, IL, went to be with The Lord on November 12, 2019 at the age of 72.

Smiley is survived by his wife, Patricia Bull-Nejdl; his step-children, Dana (Marshall) Hurley, Lauren (Brent) DeGroot, Rachel (Darrell) Dirksen; his sister, Bobbie Dean; his niece, Jennifer (Doug) Call, his cousin, Lee (Chris) Nejdl; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Irwin “Irv” Nejdl, his mother, Lilian Nejdl, and nephew, Wayne Dean.

Smiley was born in Chicago, IL on February 3, 1947 to Irwin and Lilian Nejdl. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Electrical Engineering and received his master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. Smiley worked as a software engineer and technical manager at Bell Labs/AT&T/Lucent Technologies for 35 years.

Smiley was a long-time member of Community United Methodist Church and was a loving husband, son, brother, step-father, and grandfather. Smiley enjoyed travelling to Czechoslovakia with his late parents and wife, vacationing and scuba diving in Bonaire (completed over 1000 dives), spending time at his second home in Galena, IL. He also enjoyed watching Rocky movies and Castle, reading, working on his antique Mustang, dirt bike racing, and spending time with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers donations may be offered to Community United Methodist Church at 20 Center St., Naperville, IL 60540.

A memorial visitation will be Sunday, November 17, 5:oo until 6:00 PM at Community United Methodist Church, 20 Center St., Naperville. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 PM at the church. A private family inurnment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, IL at a later date.

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, is entrusted with arrangements.


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Memorial Visitation

Sunday

17

Nov

5:00 PM 11/17/2019 5:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 11/17/2019 6:00:00 PM
Community United Methodist Church

20 Center St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Community United Methodist Church
20 Center St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Sunday

17

Nov

6:00 PM 11/17/2019 6:00:00 PM
Community United Methodist Church

20 Center St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Community United Methodist Church
20 Center St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

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Community United Methodist Church

20 Center St.
Naperville, IL 60540
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