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2023 April 28th: Bob Braden

Robert “Bob” E. Braden, 84, of Naperville, IL, passed away on Friday April 28, 2023, with his family by his side. He was born on July 21, 1938, in Vermont, IL, to Mary L. nee Holmberg and Pike J. Braden.

Loving husband of 38 years to Sharron nee Ott who he married on September 16, 1984, at the memorial chapel in Naperville. Together they shared many wonderful years. Dear father of Lisa McFarlane and Steven (Laura) Walsh. Doting grandfather of Cassidy McFarlane and Riley McFarlane. Uncle of Tim Schilling and Eric Schilling. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Margaret (Richard) Schilling.

Bob grew up in Vermont, IL, and attended Springfield High School, graduating class of 1955. He went on to attend Millikin University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, graduating with Honors. Bob joined the Army Reserve in 1962 and served until 1968.

He worked in the marketing department at Osco Drug and was eventually promoted to Head of Advertising. After 45 years with Osco Drug, he retired in 1995.

Bob enjoyed visiting casinos and playing cards—especially blackjack and bridge. Bob had a special appreciation for jazz, dixieland, and folk music. He loved to spend time with his family. Bob will be

deeply missed.

The family will be holding a private memorial service. For more information, please call Friedrich Jones Funeral Home at 630-355-0213 or visit

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