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4/17/2014 6:45:00 PM
Jewel J. Feierabend

Jewel Janice Feierabend, currently of Joliet, Ill., formerly of Meredith, N.H.; St. Germain; Aurora, Ill., and Plano, Ill., passed away peacefully on April 9, at the age of 93. 

Jewel was born on November 22, 1920 in Greenway, Ark. Jewel moved with her family to Plano, in the 1920s. She was married to Ralph Franklin Feierabend (deceased). She was employed during World War II as a driver for officers at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Aurora University and a Master’s degree in education at Northern Illinois University. She taught at Mooseheart Elementary School for twenty years. 

Jewel is survived by her daughters, Joan Regan of Miami, Fla., and Jean Feierabend, of Joliet, Ill. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Lisa Noordergraaf of Concord, N.H., Susan Saloga of Chicago, Jeff Saloga of Dixon, Ill., and Lindsay Stetson of Hampstead, Md. She is also survived by her sister, Jane Jacobson of Plano, eleven great-grandchildren, and many close family members and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, her parents James Garland Cummings and Bertha Agnes Cummings, her brothers James Cummings, Jr. and Charles (Chuck) Lee Cummings, and sisters Ellen Ann Cummings Snedeker and Shirley May Cummings Corbitt. 

A memorial service will be held at Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 815 South Washington Street, Naperville, Ill., on Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. with internment in the columbarium at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. The family desires that memorials in Jewel’s name be given to The Open Door Rehabilitation Center, 405 S. Wells Street, Sandwich, Ill., 60548-2459. 

Arrangements by DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial Chapel 630-293-5200.

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