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James A. "Jim" Renkel

February 17, 1947 July 9, 2019
James A. "Jim" Renkel
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Obituary for James A. "Jim" Renkel

James A. "Jim" Renkel, age 72, a resident of Aurora, IL, formerly of Warrenville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his home. He was born on February 17, 1947 in Cleveland, OH.

Beloved husband of Julie B. Renkel (nee Vandel), whom he married June 1, 1991, loving father of Jeremy (the late Marca) Renkel of Columbus, OH, Suzanne (Jeffrey) Welsh of Plano, IL, Bethany (Jeffrey) Adamek of Warrenville and Rachel Fundaburg of Aurora, IL, adored grandfather of Collin and Bennett Renkel; Alexandra and Jacob Welsh; Brittany, Sarah and Leah Adamek; Timothy Abdo, devoted son of the late Wilbert and Dorothy (nee Engels) Renkel, dear brother of Willis (the late Belle) Renkel of Wheaton, IL, Ada (the late Robert) Ahrens of North Royalton, OH and the late Ronald (the late Gloria) Renkel, the late Joanne (the late George) Bond and the late Harold (Virginia) Renkel, son-in-law of Norma L. (nee Speer) Vandel and the late Thomas E. Vandel, brother-in-law of Stephen (Annette)Vandel of Jefferson, ME and Victoria (David) Subject of Naperville, fond cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.

Jim grew up in Garfield Heights, OH, attended Lutheran East High School (Class of 1964) and received a degree in Education from Concordia University in River Forest, IL. He attended the University of Chicago, where he studied computer science and was employed by U.S. Robotics/3Com, Mt. Prospect and Arlington Heights, IL and most recently for AMI Entertainment, Oak Brook Terrace, IL. Jim held two patents in his name.

Jim enjoyed woodworking, gardening and, in his younger years, breeding and showing American Quarter Horses.

Memorial Visitation Monday, July 15, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held Monday, 1:00 PM in the funeral home.

A procession will follow to Naperville Cemetery to inter Jim's urn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Rd., Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181, (630) 932-1141, www.cancer.org

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


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Memorial Visitation

Monday

15

Jul

12:00 PM 7/15/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 7/15/2019 1:00:00 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

Celebration of Life

Monday

15

Jul

1:00 PM 7/15/2019 1:00:00 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

Cemetery Details

Location

Naperville Cemetery Final Resting Place

705 S. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540

705 S. Washington St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

1801 S. Meyers Rd.
Suite 100
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
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