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Lisa Marie Garrow

October 5, 1963 March 19, 2020
Lisa Marie Garrow
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Lisa Marie Garrow (nee Meier), age 56, a resident of Naperville, IL since 2004, formerly of Franklin Park, Elmhurst and Aurora, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at her home. She was born October 5, 1963 in Chicago, IL.

Loving wife of Ronald Thomalla, beloved mother of Katherine and Alexander Garrow, loving step-mother of Adam Thomalla and Jacquie (Jeremy) Kenard, devoted daughter of Henry and Carolyn (nee Hill) Meier, dear sister of Susan (Mark) Welter, Henry "Hank" Meier, Amy (David) Dybowski and Steven Meier, daughter-in-law of Herta Thomalla, sister-in-law of Robert (Shawn) Thomalla, proud aunt of seven nieces and nephews, fond cousin, great-aunt and friend of many. Lisa will also be missed by her Chocolate Lab, Nugget.

Lisa grew up in Franklin Park, IL and attended West Leyden High School in Northlake, IL (Class of 1981). She earned a BA in Psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and a graduate degree in Special Education and Teaching from National Louis University.

Lisa was a devoted and loving homemaker. She also worked as a teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School in Aurora, as a special education teacher at Oak Elementary School in Hinsdale, IL and substitute taught locally. She most recently was employed as a nurse recruiter with Northwestern Medicine in Warrenville, IL.

Lisa enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening, was a skilled baker and, most of all, loved spending time with her family and friends.

A private family visitation will be held.

Due to the current health crisis, public services are being planned for a future date.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lisa's memory may be made to:

Bridge Communities, 505 Crescent Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137, (630) 545-0610 x10 ,

Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL.

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

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