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Miscellaneous Dupage County, Illinois Obituaries - 2003
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Alison Balis
Alison Jeanette Balis, nee Tait, 85, died Friday, Jan. 24, in the Kansas City area. Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 31, at Lombard Bible Church in Lombard. Interment is at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace. Mrs. Balis was the mother of James (Dora) and Carolyn (Robert) Walla, grandmother of six, great-grandmother of seven, sister of Sally Hampson of Lombard, and aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, George; brother, William Tait; and parents, Jeanette and William Tait. Mrs. Balis was a resident of Villa Park for over 50 years before moving to the Kansas City area in 1992. She graduated from Steinmetz High School in 1935 and worked at Sears Roebuck and Co. She and her husband also were co-owners and operators of the Villa Park Dairy Queen for many years, and had worked for the High School District 88 in the Continuing Education Office, retiring in 1986. Mrs. Balis was active in many school and church activities and was a member of the Community Congregational Church. She remained active as a volunteer in the Kansas City area through Kiwanis, political activities and the church.

Charlotte Bulthuis
Charlotte Bulthuis, nee Lanenga, 87, of Rest Haven West Nursing Center in Downers Grove, died Sunday, Jan. 19, at Rest Haven West Nursing Center. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard, with the Rev. Gerry Erffmeyer officiating. Interment was private at Chapel Hill South Cemetery in Worth. Mrs. Bulthuis was the mother of Thelma (John) Workman and Ruth (Robert) Tameling; grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of 21; and sister of Wilma Doombos, John (Helen) Lanenga and Richard (Grace) Lanenga. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Marinius and Edward (Marge) Lanenga; sister-in-law, Sadie Lanenga; and brothers-in-law, Otto Doombos and John Huiner. Mrs. Bulthuis was a homemaker. Memorials to the Bible League, 16801 Van Dam Road, South Holland, IL 60473-9976 would be appreciated.

Sharyn Fiocco
Sharyn L. Fiocco, nee Wagner, 62, of Lombard, formerly of Bellwood, died Saturday, Jan. 18, at home. A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 25, at Lutheran Church of the Master, 580 Kuhn Road, Carol Stream. Mrs. Fiocco was the mother of Alice Vinci, Allen (Annie) DuBeau, Ronald (Charisse) DuBeau and Christopher (Sherri) DuBeau; grandmother of five; sister of Peter Fantozzi; and relative and friend of many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 415 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream.

Ronald Gallman Jr.
Ronald L. Gallman Jr., 35, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Lombard, died Saturday, Jan. 25, at GlenOaks Hospital in Glendale Heights. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 29, at St. John Lutheran Church in LaGrange, with the Rev. James Haberkost officiating. Interment is at Acacia Park Cemetery. Mr. Gallman was the son of Ronald L. Sr. and Ruth of Western Springs; grandson of Henry and Duean Gallman; brother of Stephanie Doyle; nephew of Lana Chapman, Cheryl (Peter) Pavich, Mary Bellocchio and John (Valerie) Stodden; and uncle of two. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Karl and Ethel Stodden; and uncles, Kenneth Gallman and Dominick Bellocchio. Mr. Gallman worked as the manager for Hooters restaurant in Downers Grove. Memorials to the Make a Wish Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard.

Helen Giovacchini
Helen Giovacchini, 74, of Lombard, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 23, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Lombard. Entombment was private. Mrs. Giovacchini was the mother of William (Pamela) of Lombard, and grandmother of three. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; and son, Guy. Arrangements were made by Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard.

Lois King-Coats
Lois King-Coats, nee Armstrong, 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Tequesta Hospital in Florida. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 31, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, with the Rev. Lawrence Bouldin officiating. Interment is private. Mrs. King-Coats was the wife of Frank Coats Jr., mother of Janet King and James King, stepmother of Frank (Cherri) Coats III and Cathy Cole, grandmother of two, step-grandmother of seven, step-great-grandmother of four, sister of four sisters and two brothers, sister-in-law of Lorraine G. Gerhardt of Lombard. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mildred Armstrong; first husband, the Rev. James King; brother, John Armstrong; and stepdaughter, Jill (Craig) Wingett. Memorials to the First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148 would be appreciated.

Douglas Larsen
Douglas C. Larsen, 58, of Oswego, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, at home. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 27, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment was at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst. Mr. Larsen was the husband of Carin L.; father of Wendy (John) Malloy, Heidi (Jim) Favia, Becky (Jim) Norwood, Katelyn forest, Jean-Paul (Sharon) Carter and Michael Forest; grandfather of four; son of Doris I. Larsen; son-in-law of Adrienne Bowers and John Bowers; brother of Paul (Sandra); and relative of many. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Larsen. Mr. Larsen was a resident of Oswego for one-and-a-half years, and was formerly of Wheaton for seven years and Glen Ellyn for 10 years. He retired in December 2002 after 36 years with Commonwealth Edison, where he had worked as manager of External Affairs. He had been active in Melrose Park; a volunteer as Commonwealth Edison's mascot, Louie the Lightning Bug at Children's Memorial Hospital; and was currently a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the Village of Oswego. He was also a member of the City Club in Chicago. Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 would be appreciated.

Ronald Mogavero
Ronald Mogavero, 62, of Lombard, died Friday, Jan. 24, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Mr. Mogavero was the husband of Linda, father of Anthony of Lombard and Michael "Spike" (Carlene), grandfather of two, brother of Andrea and Joseph (Katherine) of Villa Park, and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Mr. Mogavero was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served from 1958-62. He had been a resident of Lombard since 1971 and worked as a real estate investment manager for 28 years with Group One Investments in Chicago. He was a certified property manager and had attended the Institute of Real Estate Management, enjoyed attending bluegrass festivals, and was active in the Wild Turkey Cloggers of Lombard.

Curtis Plessinger
Curtis O. Plessinger, 65, of Largo Fla., formerly of Lombard, died Friday, Jan. 17, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 24, at Brust Funeral Home, 415 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. Interment was at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst. Mr. Plessinger was the father of Kris Dougill, grandfather of two, best friend of Mark Azzi, and relative and friend of many. Memorials would be appreciated.

Patricia Seebock
Funeral services for Patricia A. Seebock, 52, formerly of Lombard, Bellwood and LaGrange Park, were held Saturday, Jan. 25, at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

George Bissett
George W. Bissett, 86, of Lombard, died Friday, April 4, in Downers Grove. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Mark Post officiating. Interment was at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace. Mr. Bissett was the husband of Jennie, father of Marcia (Maj. Bruce Cline) Bissett-Cline and Vern of Lombard, grandfather of five, brother of Orville (Adele), and uncle of many. Mr. Bissett was a veteran of the U.S. Army Military Police, having served during World War II. He was self-employed as a landscape architect. Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard.

Evelyn Blastik
Evelyn L. Blastik, nee Schultz, 84, of Villa Park, died Tuesday, April 1, at Elmhurst Extended Care in Elmhurst. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Villa Park, with the Rev. Thomas Sanders officiating. Interment was at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst. Mrs. Blastik was the mother of Patricia (Doug) Gray, and aunt of several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; and brother, George Schultz. Mrs. Blastik was a homemaker. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park.

Helen Cushing
Helen E. Cushing, nee Dawson, 86, died Tuesday, April 1. Funeral services were held Friday, April 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lombard. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston. Mrs. Cushing was the mother of Thomas J. (Marilyn); grandmother of two; great-grandmother of one; sister of Fredrick Dawson, Robert (Florence) Dawson and Annamae (William) Rooney; and aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J.; brothers, John W. and Thomas (Patricia) Dawson; and sisters-in-law, Anita Dawson and Irene Dawson. Mrs. Cushing had been a resident of Lombard for 46 years. She had worked as a secretary at York High School in Elmhurst and also at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park prior to her retirement. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she volunteered with the CCD program. Memorials to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Williams Kampp Funeral Home Inc., 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton.

Bryan Dagenhart
Bryan Dagenhart, 54, of Lombard, died Tuesday, April 1, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 5, at First Church of Lombard in Lombard, with the Rev. Robert Hatfield officiating. Interment was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside. Mr. Dagenhart was the husband of Melissa A., father of Benjamin James and James Isaac "Zak," son of Janet, and brother of Dwight James. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Melissa D.; father, James; and sister, "Betsy" Elizabeth Joy. Mr. Dagenhart had been a resident of Lombard for 23 years. He was a 1970 graduate of Elmhurst College with a degree in history, and a 1979 graduate of Northern Illinois University with a master's degree in foundations of education. He had worked as a teacher at Glenside Middle School, Glendale Heights District 16, where he taught sixth and eighth grades. He was on the Negotiation Team and a member of the Queen Bee Education Association. Memorials to the Christian Children's Fund, 2821 Emerywood, P.O. 26511, Richmond, VA 23261; American Leprosy Foundation (ALF) International, 1 Alm Way, Greenville, SC 29061; or the Salvation Army, 5040 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60630 would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Elizabeth Diamond
Elizabeth "Betty" Diamond, nee Knezevich, 87, of Lombard, died Thursday, April 3, at home. Funeral services were held Monday, April 7, with prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to Mass at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Herb Essig officiating. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Mrs. Diamond was the mother of John W., William P. Jr. (Sharon), Mary (Michael) Millett of Lombard and Barbara (Patrick) De Santis of Lombard; grandmother of 11; and great-grandmother of one. She was preceded in death by her husband, William P. Sr.; and son, Peter L. Mrs. Diamond was a resident of Lombard for 75 years. She had worked for Fannie May in Yorktown for over 20 years, before retiring in 1997. She was a founding member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, and had been active in the Women's Auxiliary of VFW Post #5815. Memorials to Memorial Hospice, 855 N. Church Court, Elmhurst, IL 60126, would be appreciated.

Rev. Carl Frack
The Rev. Carl Frack, 84, died Tuesday, March 18, in Spokane, Wash. Rev. Frack was the husband of Lucinda; father of Sharon Farrar, DeAnna McDonald, James of Lombard and John; grandfather of seven; and great-grandfather of two. Rev. Frack was a veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Ann Arbor Business School and Moody Bible Institute, and attended the University of Michigan and Wheaton College. Rev. Frack was the pastor of the Bible Church of Villa Park for 21 years, and served as pastor-at-large for churches in northwestern Ohio after moving to that area. He had lived in Spokane since just over three years ago. Memorials to Moody Bible Institute, 820 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60610; or Focus on the Family, 8605 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80995, would be appreciated.

Marjorie Jeffery
Marjorie Jeffery, nee Gross, 85, of Melrose Park, died Wednesday, March 26, at Lexington Healthcare Center in Lombard. Funeral services were held Friday, March 28, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, with the Rev. Robert Braband officiating. Interment was at Concordia Cemetery in Forest Park. Mrs. Jeffery was the mother of Dr. William R. (Meredith) and Carol Ann Skora, grandmother of three, and aunt and great-aunt of many. She was preceded in death by her husband, William.

Zachary Lesnik
Zachary Ryan Lesnik, 3, of Lombard, died Sunday, April 6, at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. Funeral services will be held today, April 9, with prayers from Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard, to Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Peter Jarosz officiating. Interment is at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace. Zachary was the son of Larry and Theresa Lesnik, grandson of Ted and Virg Lesnik and Tom and Helen Wagner, and brother of Molly and Cori.

Reva Peterson
Reva Peterson, nee Wiese, died Sunday, April 6, at home. Funeral services were pending at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Mrs. Peterson was the aunt of Charles "Jack" Giacomini; great-aunt of Shelby (Frank) Petrik of Lombard, Kathy Halperin and David Halperin; and sister-in-law of Olga Wiese. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; sisters, Vita Miller and Sally Giacomini; and brothers, Bill Wiese and Raymond Wiese. Mrs. Peterson was a resident of Lombard for 53 years. She loved animals.

Charles Solyom
Charles S. Solyom, 91, of Lombard, died Sunday, April 6, at Resthaven West in Downers Grove. All services are private. Mr. Solyom was the father of Dale (Sheila), Bruce (Arlene) of Lombard, Duane (Mary) and Nancy of Lombard; grandfather of nine; great-grandfather of six; and brother of Irene Biddle. Mr. Solyom was a resident of Lombard for 35 years. He was a retired employee of School Districts 45, 88 and 87. Arrangements were made by Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park.

Marianne Walsh
Marianne L. Walsh, 68, of Villa Park, died Sunday, April 6, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Visitation will be held today, April 9, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 10, with prayers from the funeral home to St. Alexander Catholic Church in Villa Park. Interment is private. Mrs. Walsh was the wife of Kenneth F.; mother of William (Diane), Kevin and Brian (Lisa); grandmother of six; sister of James (Karen) Hansen; aunt of several nieces and nephew; and niece of Lottie Currier. Mrs. Walsh was a homemaker.

Joseph Wojcik
Joseph Wojcik, 85, of Villa Park, died Tuesday, April 1, at home. Funeral services were held Friday, April 4, with prayers from Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard, to Mass at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Lombard. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice. Mr. Wojcik was the father of Patricia (William Sr.) Wolff, grandfather of three, great-grandfather of four, and brother-in-law of Joan and Raymond Klus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian. Mr. Wojcik was known as the "Tomato Man" because he operated a stand on Riordon Road for many years.

Vera Belli
Vera B. Belli, of Villa Park, died Sunday, Aug. 3, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst. Funeral services will be held today, Aug. 6, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, with the Rev. Donald Castle officiating. Interment is at Oakridge Cemetery. Mrs. Belli was the mother of William and Lillian (Raymond) Capouch, and sister of Charles Sidman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius. Mrs. Belli had been the co-owner of Ardmore Pharmacy for 44 years. She was a former Lioness with the Villa Park Lions Club. Memorials to a favorite charity would be appreciated.

Henry Biedronski
Henry J. Biedronski, 78, of Bloomingdale, died Saturday, Aug. 2. Funeral services will be held today, Aug. 6, with prayers from Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard, to Mass at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Addison. Interment is at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles. Mr. Biedronski was the brother of Joseph Bidro of Lombard, companion of Maria Banach, and uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta; sister, Genevieve Walker; and sister-in-law, Rita Bidro. Mr. Biedronski was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. He was the former owner of Villa Park Ford.

Thelma Essary
Thelma C. Essary, 73, formerly of Villa Park, died Monday, July 28, in Arizona. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 1, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, with the Rev. Charles Emery officiating. Interment was at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst. Mrs. Essary was the mother of Andrew, Donna (Michael) Cionci and Jamie (Christine); grandmother of six; and great-grandmother of six. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Mrs. Essary was a homemaker.

Grace Griffith
Grace Helen "Amazing Grace" Griffith, 91, of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Glen Ellyn, died Monday, July 28, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 2, at The Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd., 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn, with Dr. Robert Lesher officiating. Interment was at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace. Mrs. Griffith was the mother of Robert (Kathy) and Roger (Joyce) of Lombard, mother-in-law of Robert Gauthier, grandmother of five, and great-grandmother of two. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert I.; daughter, Marilyn; and two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Griffith was a resident of Mountain Home since 1995, of Ft. Myers from 1972-95, and of Glen Ellyn from 1935-72. She was a homemaker, and was formerly a secretary for many years at the B.R. Ryall YMCA in Glen Ellyn and Wheaton. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Oak Park, Glen Ellyn and Ft. Myers. She enjoyed family, friends, singing in the church choir, monologue acting, crossword puzzles, playing bridge and tennis. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Skokie, IL 60076, would be appreciated.

Chester Heffley
Chester B. Heffley, of Villa Park, died Sunday, Aug. 3, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst. Visitation and funeral srevices will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Interment is at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip. Mr. Heffley was the husband of Vivian, brother of Linda (Jerry) Nathan and Carl (Robin), and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Mr. Heffley was the owner of a hair salon.

Dr. Francis Hrejsa
Dr. Francis J. Hrejsa, 88, of Beacon Hill, Lombard, formerly of North Riverside, died Saturday, Aug. 2, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Funeral services will be held today, Aug. 6, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Dr. Hrejsa was the father of Allen (Lenore) and Paul (Lorayne), grandfather of five, and great-grandfather of two. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose. Dr. Hrejsa was a resident of Lombard for 12 years. He was a veteran who served as a physician during World War II in England and Germany. He was graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School in the 1940s, and had worked as a physician at Loretto Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital. He loved to paint character portraits. Memorials to the Salvation Army, 5040 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60630-2788, would be appreciated.

Charlotte Kroeger
Charlotte E. Kroeger, nee Wiegand, 71, of Villa Park, died Wednesday, July 30, at home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Mark Post officiating. Interment was at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Hillside. Mrs. Kroeger was the mother of Robert C. (Deborah) of Villa Park and Sharon L. (Larry) Watry of Villa Park, grandmother of three, daughter of Herman Wiegand of Lombard, and aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert A.; and mother, Ruth. Mrs. Kroeger was a resident of Villa Park for 40 years. She was born in Chicago and was a graduate of York High School. She was an avid gardener and loved to travel. Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church, Roosevelt and Meyers roads, Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park.

Irmgard McCallister
Irmgard G. McCallister, nee Schmidt, 78, of Lombard, died Saturday, Aug. 2, in Lombard. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 5, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Patrick J. Boomhower officiating. Mrs. McCallister was the mother of Randy (Melody) and JoAnn, grandmother of three, great-grandmother of one, and aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Hans Rudolph (Dorothy) Schmidt and Roy (Doris) Schmidt. Mrs. McCallister had been employed with Carson Pirie Scott for over 30 years. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard.

Charmaine Nelson
Charmaine V. Nelson, nee Grabowich, 74, of St. Petersburg, Fla, formerly of Downers Grove and Oak Park, died Thursday, July 31. Funeral services will be held today, Aug. 6, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Mrs. Nelson was the mother of Dennis (Debbie), Michael (Lorna) and Janice (Paul) Swanson of Lombard; grandmother of eight; sister of Kenneth (Waja) Grabowich; sister-in-law of of Dolores Unterfranz and Anna Mae (Tony) Neis; and relative and friend of many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry K.; and brother-in-law, Steve Unterfranz. Mrs. Nelson had been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in the Downers Grove/Lisle area; a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital; and was active in the 2900 Maple Condominium Senior Social Club in Downers Grove, where she had served as a coordinator. She had been active at St. Joan of Arc in Lisle, and enjoyed Bingo. Memorials to Heartland Hospice, 2235 Enterprise, Suite 3510, Westchester, IL 60154, would be appreciated.

Mildred Teska
Mildred C. Teska, nee Cisar, 85, of Lombard, died Saturday, July 26, in Lombard. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 30, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Bob Schoenstene officiating. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum in Hillside. Mrs. Teska was the wife of Clarence, mother of Clarence D. (Judy) and Ronald (Rosemary), grandmother of three, great-grandmother of two, and sister of George Cisar. She was preceded in death by her parents, August and Josephine Cisar; and brother, Ed (Julie) Cisar. Mrs. Teska was a homemaker. Arrangements were made by Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard.

Thomas Thachet, Ph.D.
Thomas Thachet, Ph. D., 68, of Villa Park, died Wednesday, July 30, at home. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 2, at St. Alexander Catholic Church in Villa Park. Interment was private. Dr. Thachet was the husband of Nina; father of Cyria T. (Suja), Lisum and Tomas (Sherry); stepfather of Cheryl (Roger) Baker; grandfather of five; and brother of seven brothers and five sisters. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Bessie. Dr. Thachet was retired after working as a chemist in the medical field. Memorials to the American Heart Association would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave.,Villa Park.

Marilyn Waidanz
Marilyn A. Waidanz, nee Roraff, 71, of Lombard, died Monday, July 28, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 31, at Brust Funeral Home in Lombard. Interment was at Oakridge Cemetery in Hillside. Mrs. Waidanz was the wife of Robert Sr.; mother of Robert Jr. (Cindy), James (Jane), Joseph (Christine) of Lombard, and Cindy (Kenneth) Krase of Lombard; grandmother of three; great-grandmother of one; and sister of Robert (Jan) Roraff and Shirley Klingelhofer. She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Roraff; and sister, Lois Hauck. Mrs. Waidanz was a resident of Lombard for 45 years. She had retired in 1982 after working 10 years with Bel-Tronics in Addison. She was an avid Bingo player. Memorials to the American Liver Foundation, 1425 Pompton, Ave., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009-9990, would be appreciated.


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