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Dr. Jeanne M. Engel

June 7, 1943 July 28, 2018
Dr. Jeanne M. Engel
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Obituary for Dr. Jeanne M. Engel

Dr. Jeanne M. Engel (nee Rodgers), age 75, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1976, formerly of Villa Park IL, peacefully entered eternal life on Saturday, July 28, 2018 after a battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. She was born June 7, 1943 in Chicago, IL.

Beloved wife of the late Edward A. Engel, loving mother of Maria (Michael) Neufeld of Brookfield, CT and Joseph Kawecki of Naperville, dear "Nonnie" (grandmother) of Daniele, Taylor and Madeline Neufeld and Leann Kawecki, devoted daughter of the late Franklin and Louise (nee Perry) Rodgers, cherished sister of Patt Butti, Frank (Sandee) Rodgers, Lee Rodgers and the late Jack (Carol) Rodgers, former spouse of Chester (the late Barbara) Kawecki, loving sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Jeanne earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Chicago and a Master's of Social Work from George Williams College, Downers Grove, IL and her Doctorate of Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago. A psychotherapist, Jeanne started a private practice in 1982 and had a successful career for over 35 years until her illness caused her to close her doors in October 2017. Jeanne also served as an adjunct professor, teaching social work at Loyola University in Chicago. Jeanne was a gifted therapist and is remembered by her clients as having made a remarkable impact on their lives.

Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2018, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 3, 10:30 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville.

Interment: SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeanne’s memory may be made to:

Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute, Galter Pavilion, 675 N. St. Clair, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, 866-LURIE-CC or 312-695-0990,

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

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4:00 PM 8/2/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/2/2018 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

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 8/3/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

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

Cemetery Details


SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 North Ave
Naperville, Illinois 60540

701 North Ave Naperville 60540 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute

Galter Pavilion, 675 N. St. Clair, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

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