Neil Wren


Neil Wren, 78, of Forest Park, died at home on Aug. 20, 2022. Born on Nov. 22, 1943 in Chicago, he attended Lane Tech High School and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. 

After the Army, he had a distinguished career in banking, working at BMO Harris Bank where he made many lifelong friends. After retirement he enjoyed lunches with his sister, the late Joy Breen, his Aunt Kate and many cousins and friends. Always the life of the party, his sense of humor will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Healy (Speckhart); his father, Cornelius Wren; his stepfather, John Healy; his Aunt Kate; and his sister, Joy Breen. He is survived by his niece, Sharon Breen (Michael Ladisa); his great niece, Erin Breen; his brother-in-law, Michael Breen; and his devoted dog, Schotzie; as well as many cousins and friends.

A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home, 7319 W. Madison St., Forest Park. Interment is private.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Animal Care League