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Lois Mae Laica

May 2, 1925 January 22, 2020
Lois Mae Laica
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Obituary for Lois Mae Laica

Lois Mae Laica (nee Liberty), age 94, a resident of Naperville, IL since 2016, formerly of Chicago, Bellwood and Woodridge, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at her home. She was born May 2, 1925 in Joliet, IL to her loving parents, the late Gerald and Jeanette Liberty.

Cherished wife of the late George J. Laica, Sr., whom she married June 9, 1956 and who preceded her in death on October 30, 2019. Beloved mother of Mary Kragel, Sue (Jack) Coley, and George (Liz) Laica, Jr. Adored grandma of Kendra (Mac) Esbrook, Colleen Coley (Kristopher Bird), Shannon Kragel, and Daniel Coley. Treasured great grandmother of David, William and Madelyn Esbrook, dear sister of John (Barbara) Liberty, Gene (the late Patricia) Liberty, the late Gerald (Marie) Liberty and the late Curtis Liberty, sister-in-law of Sadie Illiescu, fond cousin, aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.

Lois grew up in Chicago, and after marrying, raised her family in Bellwood. A loving and devoted homemaker, she also worked in accounting for Sears, Roebuck and Co., Harlem and North Avenues in Chicago. Lois loved her family and her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation Sunday, January 26, 2020, 2:00-6:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.

Services will begin Monday, January 27, 9:15 AM from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL

Family and friends will meet Monday, 1:00 PM at the office in Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60660, (773) 561-5940 for graveside services.

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

St. Thomas the Apostle Care Pantry, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 355-8980


Alzheimer’s Association - Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, (847) 933-2413,

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

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2:00 PM 1/26/2020 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/26/2020 6:00:00 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




10:00 AM 1/27/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
1500 Brookdale Road Naperville 60563 IL
United States





1:00 PM 1/27/2020 1:00:00 PM
Rosehill Cemetery

5800 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Rosehill Cemetery
5800 N. Ravenswood Ave. Chicago 60660 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Thomas the Apostle Care Pantry

1500 Brookdale Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563

Alzheimer’s Association - Illinois Chapter

8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800
Chicago , IL 60631

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