Renata Nicely Posted: 2021-11-24 15:06:21

Renata Nicely


Renata Nicely, 73, of Geneva, formerly of Melrose Park, died peacefully, November 23, 2021, with her family by her side.
Visitation will be on Friday, November 26, 2021, from 4-8pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. There will also be visitation on Saturday, from 10:00am until the time of the 11:00am funeral service all at St. Luke’s Church- 410 S. Rush Street, Itasca, Illinois. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove, Illinois.
Renata was born October 29, 1948, the daughter of Francis and Irene Ridge. On October 27, 1967, she married Duane Harold Nicely. She was a devoted wife, mother, Oma, and great Oma who will be missed by all who knew her. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Duane, her daughters, Rhonda Nicely, Anissa (Jim) Pietrarosso, Christel (Kenneth) Weinaug, Debora (Scott, Jr.) Painter and Elizabeth Nicely Erickson (Karl), by her fourteen grandchildren, Breanna, James, Jeremy, Jack, Justin, Savannah, Connor, Madalyn, Matthew, Drew, Madison, Brantley, Myla and Abigail and by her great grandson, Asher. She is also survived by her brother, Ronnie Ridge. She was aunt to Timothy, Leah and Emily.
Renata was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, Drake Ridge.
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Chris & Sandy Pietrarosso 2021-11-24 19:47:27

So Sorry

michelle janes 2021-11-25 04:43:25

im so sorry about your mom liz. your family will be in my prayers

Janet Weinaug 2021-11-25 08:14:01

My deepest sympathy to all of you. You great faith in our Lord will get you through. God's Blessing to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jan

Amy Mordecai Edgar 2021-11-25 08:35:08

Praying for all of you during this difficult time. May God give you strength and be with you. She was an amazing lady who made so many lives better when we were at Bethlehem.

Janet Henriksen 2021-11-25 10:23:29

So sorry for your loss. Mom's ate so special to us. Prayers for you Crystal and your family. I wish I could be there but it's a long drive. I will be there in thoughts and prayers.

Beth (Boehne) Jim 2021-11-25 10:27:26

I’m so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you all and wishing you peace and comfort.

Harry & Kathy Morel 2021-11-25 14:25:07

Rhonda, We are so very sorry for your loss. Your love and memories of her, will help you through this difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts... Love Uncle Harry & Aunt Kathy...❤️❤️

Amanda & Jeremiah Dewitt 2021-11-25 16:54:29

Deepest sympathies to your family. May you find peace in the Lord and his blessings.

Robert & Katie Russell 2021-11-25 20:42:09

Words cannot express our sadness at hearing this news. She was a treasure to all who knew her and will always be alive in everyone's hearts.

Steve Nagel 2021-11-26 07:42:33

I’m so sorry to hear about this. She will be missed by many

maureen KRIVANEK 2021-11-26 09:59:13

We were so very sorry to hear of Renata's passing. We have many fond memories of her and will cherish those always. Our sympathy and love to all of you, Duane and family. Your Montello friends and neighbors, Irene, Gretchen, Paula and Glen, Maureen and Bruce and family

Nancy Ridge 2021-11-26 13:17:26

I will miss Renata she was a good friend and was blessed with a wonderful husband and family. God bless you all. Love aunt Nancy

Sheri Brush 2021-11-26 14:51:12

We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking about your family during this difficult time. We will all miss her at the river. Hope all the time you spent together creating memories as a family helps you through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with all of you. We will miss Renata. The Rasmussen and Brush families.

Cal (and Carol) Rudsinski 2021-11-26 20:50:00

Sending our deepest sympathy and love. Carol and I still remember so vividly the wonderful times we had with both the Nicely and Ridge families when we lived in River Grove. Now we rejoice that Renata is in heaven with Jesus! We pray for peace and comfort to you during this time of sorrow.

John Griffin 2021-12-03 17:23:26

I am so very sorry to hear of my cousin Renata's passing. My sincerest sympathy to you Duane and the entire family. Renata always had the happiest smile for me whenever I saw her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.