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HERstory

Meet the Naperville women making history right now! This blog highlights the stories of Naperville women nominated by the community through the HERstory campaign. 

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Nov 23

Meet Jean Knoch Wehrli

Posted on November 23, 2020 at 3:09 PM by Denise Cartina

"Jean Knoch Wehrli grew up in Naperville. She attended St. Theresa’s College in Winona, Minnesota for two years and completed her studies at University of Illinois. She went on to teach high school English in Forrest, Illinois. She married her childhood friend in 1952, and they soon moved back to Naperville to raise seven children. When she returned, she became a proofreader at Argonne National Laboratory. She later served on the Naperville Arts Commission and Naperville Park District Skateboard Park Committee. She passed away in 2016."

Nominated by Roberta Boecker Priz