Fred Porter, Ph.D.
Fred Thomas Porter, Ph.D., of Holland, Mich., formerly of Lombard, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006.
Funeral services were held at Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Funeral Chapel in Holland.
Dr. Porter was the husband of Shirley; father of Patricia (Henry) Walczak, Lawrence (Denise) and David (Pamela) of Villa Park; grandfather of one; and brother-in-law of William (Betty) Hamelink.
Dr. Porter graduated from Central High School, Lansing, in 1943, and enlisted in the Army Air Force during World War II, where he served as a squadron electronics officer in the 442nd Troop Carrier Group in Germany before being discharged in 1946. He earned a Ph.B. (1947) and B.S. (1949) degrees in physics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Washington University in 1953.
Dr. Porter was employed at Argonne National Laboratory, was the author or co-author of 50-plus articles in scientific journals dealing with beta-ray spectroscopy (the measurement of energies of electrons emitted when radioactive atoms decay), and was active in the theoretical and experimental clarification of the role of the atomic orbital electrons in the beta-decay process.
Dr. Porter had lived in Lombard for 30 years and in 1983 moved to the Holland area, where he joined with a group of AARP and IRS volunteers who aided seniors in preparing their income tax returns; and was a member of the American Physical Society, the Hope College Academy of Senior Professionals and the League of Women Voters.
Memorials to the League of Women Voters Education Fund, or Hospice House of Holland, would be appreciated.
Russell W. Sandberg, 59, of Wheaton, formerly of Lombard, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006 at Wheaton Care Center in Wheaton.
Visitation and funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Robert Braband officiating. Interment is at Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove.
Mr. Sandberg was the brother of Thomas A. (Debra), and uncle of seven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Paul Sr. and Gertrude; and brothers, William P. Jr. and James.
Mr. Sandberg was a graduate of Hammerschmidt School and Lombard Junior High School in Lombard. He was a graduate of Glenbard East High School in 1964 and had attended the University of California in Santa Barbara. He was confirmed at Holy Trinity and had taught Sunday school there.
Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.
Dorothy Thompson, 94, of Lombard, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006 at Beacon Hill in Lombard.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 25, at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard, with the Rev. Char Hoffmann of River Forest United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was at Mt. Emblem Cemetery.
Mrs. Thompson was the wife of J. Raymond, mother of Arthur (Christine) and Robert, grandmother of two, and great-grandmother of two. She was preceded in death by her brother, Willoughby (the late Thelma) Sundin.
Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker.
Memorials to Advocate Hospice, 205 W. Touhy Ave., Suite 225, Park Ridge, IL 60068, would be appreciated.
Esther A. Wallen, nee Sprandel, 91, of Villa Park, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006 at Lexington of Elmhurst.
Funeral services where held Friday, Sept. 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Villa Park. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Bensenville.
Mrs. Wallen was the sister of Luella (Louis) Blecke, and aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; and siblings, Edna (Frank) Felz, Lillian (Cecil) Rubottom, Meta (William) Hendron, Lucille (Richard) Neubert and Alma Sprandel.
Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181, would be appreciated.
Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park.
Funeral services for Bill Brynjolfsson were held Friday, Dec. 29, 2006 at the Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris, Tenn.
Mr. Brynjolfsson was the significant other of Marion Kaye Schulmerich, father of Brad (Maria) and Brooke (Jeff), grandfather of five, brother of Barry (Leslie) and Brian (Donna), and uncle of two nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Lillian Brynjolfsson.
Mr. Brynjolfsson had worked as an administrator in two law firms in Chicago, a legal recruiter of attorneys, administrative manager in a manufacturer company, vice president of a marketing company, and owned a steak house with his brothers in Tampa, Fla. He had retired to Paris, Tenn., in 2001 on Kentucky Lake.
Mr. Brynjolfsson had been a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard, and was known for love and kindness that touched many. He was an eye donor.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Prostate Foundation would be appreciated.
Mildred A. Flotow, 90, of Beacon Hill Health Center in Lombard, formerly of Maywood, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 at Beacon Hill.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 20, at Hultgren Funeral Home in Wheaton. Interment was at Crystal Lake Union Cemetery in Crystal Lake.
Ms. Flotow was the sister of Howard (Arlene); and aunt of Janet (David) Miller, Mark (Linda) and Phillip. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Martha.
Ms. Flotow worked most of her career as a bookkeeper for Keyes and Co. She was about 79 when she retired and moved her office to Beacon Hill. She was an expert at needlepoint and knitting, loved to play cards, had season tickets for many years to the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera, and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Lombard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Peace Lutheran Church, 21W500 Butterfield Road, Lombard, Il 60148, would be appreciated.
Sophia J. Gollatz, nee Krupa, 86, of Lexington Square, Lombard, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 in Lombard.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 30, from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to Mass at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Glendale Heights. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove.
Mrs. Gollatz was the mother of the Rev. Ronald and June (Frank) Novakowski of Lombard, grandmother of six, and great-grandmother of three. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter.
Mrs. Gollatz was a resident of Lombard for five years and was formerly of North Riverside. she was the charter secretary of the Chicago Polio Swim Club, and retired in 1985 after many years with Radio Steel Co. in Chicago.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Road, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, would be appreciated.