Edward G. Michl, MD, passed away on July 19, 2022. He was a long-time resident (39 years) of Naperville. Born on June 21, 1954 in Berwyn, Illinois to Edward and Cecelia. He grew up in Westchester with his brother Bard and sister Nadine. He went to Proviso West High School with many colorful characters. From there, he received a BS in Biology at Loyola University and went to medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. He married Renee after meeting each other when they both stood up to their friends’ wedding. He completed his residency at Medical College of Wisconsin. In 1983 he began his medical career, originally at Glen Ellyn Clinic, later to become DuPage Medical Group and then Duly Health and Care. He was the first internist from that group to establish a practice in Naperville. His primary hospital was Edward Hospital, where he was instrumental in getting rapid glucometer assessments of diabetic patients. Prior to that, routine blood draws were done. He was also interested in becoming a mentor and was involved in Physical Diagnosis education with Loyola Stritch School of Medicine with 3rd year medical students. His passion was his family and travel. Running marathon/half marathons were also a passion, but even more so because of his daughters Laura and Lisa were there to complete the events together. Road trips across the US during summer vacation were a given and sometimes involved unexpected turns in the road. Nightly family dinners discussing the day’s events were always filled with medical and funny stories. His enjoyment of photography, golf, scuba diving, hiking, biking, and running was also part of his life. A rare lung cancer cut his short life, but he did not let his illness stop him from scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef and climbing with his daughters up to Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Survived by his devoted wife Renee (Gabrys) of 42 years and his loving daughters, Laura and Lisa, and his brother and sister. He was also a fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association. Visitation will be Thursday, July 21, 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 22, 11:00 AM at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1450 Green Trails Dr., Naperville. Interment will be at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville. For information please call 630/355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com
Published by Naperville Sun on Jul. 20, 2022.
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