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Emmerence H. Greenberg

March 8, 1925 July 30, 2018
Emmerence H. Greenberg
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Obituary for Emmerence H. Greenberg

Emmerence H. "Emmy" "Emm" Greenberg (nee Jungels), a Naperville, IL native and five year resident of Brookdale of Lisle, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 93. She was born March 8, 1925, the eldest of eight children born to Frank and Marie (nee Hatsch) Jungels. Emmy graduated from SS. Peter & Paul Grade School in 1939 and Naperville High School in 1943. Upon the end of World War II and the return of her boyfriend, Marine Corps corporal and combat veteran, Ralph Greenberg, they were engaged and married on May 4, 1946 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Ralph and Emm continued to live in Naperville, raising a large family of nine children. Following Ralph's retirement from the BNSF Railroad, they wintered in Florida, yet always returned when Naperville called them home. Ralph and Emm were married fifty-four years until his passing in 2000. Emmy's passion since early childhood was always swimming. Growing up just blocks from Centennial Beach, she was standing in line for opening day in 1934, Emmerence never lost her love for "The Beach" especially later in life, swimming and playing cards with her fellow "Centennial Beach Bums."

She is survived by sons, Ken Greenberg of Richmond, VA and Gary (Teri Shannon) Greenberg of Bolingbrook, IL, daughters, Jeanna DuFault of Yorkville, IL, Janet (Burt) Janczak of Naperville, Claudia Perkins of Wheaton, IL, Connie (Don) Colletta of Mt. Juliet, TN and Sandy (Gary) Pikulski of Chippewa Falls, WI, eleven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brothers, James (the late Shirley) Jungels and Norman (the late Donna) Jungels, sister-in-law, Jeanine Jungels, and brother-in-law, Ray Baumgartner.

Emmy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Mark Greenberg, a daughter, Mary L. (the late Ray) Haywood, brothers, Vernon Jungels, Clarence (the late Florence) Jungels and Albert Jungels, and sisters, Marilyn Baumgartner and Elaine (the late Albert) Haidu.

Family and friends will meet Friday, August 10, 2018 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville to celebrate a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial.

Inurnment will follow at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville. All are invited to join the family for a luncheon that will follow at the SS. Peter & Paul Church Ministry Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests Masses and prayers for the family in Emmerence’s memory.

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

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

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Mass of Christian Burial




9:30 AM 8/10/2018 9:30:00 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

36 N. Ellsworth Street
Naperville, Illinois 60540

SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
36 N. Ellsworth Street Naperville 60540 Illinois
United States

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SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 North Ave
Naperville, Illinois 60540

701 North Ave Naperville 60540 Illinois
United States

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