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Michael E. Walczak

June 1, 1938 November 25, 2019
Michael E. Walczak
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Obituary for Michael E. Walczak

Michael E. Walczak, age 81, a longtime resident of Naperville, IL, passed away on November 25, 2019.

He was born on June 1, 1938 in Chicago, IL.

Michael is survived by his wife of 36 years Annette Walczak (nee Classen); sons Michael (Colleen) Walczak and Mark (Beth) Walczak; grandson Mark Walczak; great granddaughter Peyton; sister-in-law Ginny (Ray) Tholen; brothers-in-law Chuck (Norma) Classen and Harry (Bonnie) Classen; step-grandfather and step-great grandfather to many.

He is preceded in death by his parents Estelle and Michael J. Walczak; first wife, Joan.

Michael proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force as a topographical computer targeting ICBM’s. He was stationed in Palm Beach, FL and served overseas for two tours in the Philippines. Michael traveled the world while serving in this role.

During his time in the military, he began his studies at the University of the Philippines and then Florida Southern until completing his Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Loyola University Chicago.

Michael spent his post military career in the software business, where his highlight was working for Management Science America, a software company where he rose through the ranks from sales to management to President of the Canadian Subsidiary, and also where he met his wife, Ann.

He finished his career as President of iC-Haus US from which he retired.

Always a man strong in his faith, Michael was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church in Naperville and served as their finance chairman and acted as an usher for many years.

He was a proud member of the American Legion Post 43.

Michael was an avid pilot, an expert woodworker, and an exceptional photographer. He will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be Friday, November 29 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540.

Additional visitation will take place on Saturday, November 30 from 9:00 AM until the time of the funeral service 10:00 AM at Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E Gartner Rd., Naperville, IL 60540.

Interment will follow at Naperville Cemetery, Naperville, IL.

For those wishing to leave a lasting tribute to Michael’s memory, donations to Grace United Methodist Church music ministry, the American Legion Post 43 at 10 W Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL 60540, or Honor Flight Chicago, 9701 W Higgins Rd. Suite 310, Rosemont, IL 60018 would be welcome.

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


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

29

Nov

4:00 PM 11/29/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/29/2019 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

Visitation

Saturday

30

Nov

9:00 AM 11/30/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11/30/2019 10:00:00 AM
Grace United Methodist Church

300 E. Gartner Road
Naperville, IL 60540

Grace United Methodist Church
300 E. Gartner Road Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

30

Nov

10:00 AM 11/30/2019 10:00:00 AM
Grace United Methodist Church

300 E. Gartner Road
Naperville, IL 60540

Grace United Methodist Church
300 E. Gartner Road 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

Grace United Methodist Church

300 E. Gartner Road
Naperville, IL 60540
music ministry

American Legion Post #43

10 W. Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540

Honor Flight Chicago

9701 W Higgins Road
Suite 310
Rosemont, IL 60018-4703
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