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Miscellaneous Dupage County, Illinois Obituaries - 2004

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Walter Bjerregaard
Walter R. Bjerregaard, 80, of Villa Park, died Sunday, March 28, at home. Visitation and funeral services will be today, March 31, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Interment is private. Mr. Bjerregaard was the husband of Jean; father of Wesley (Jane), Wayne (Julia) and Ann (Brad) Stuehm; and grandfather of six. Mr. Bjerregaard was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. He was a 38-year resident of Villa Park, and was retired after working for Fiat-Allis. Memorials to Elmhurst Memorial Hospice, 855 N. Church Ct., Elmhurst, IL 60126, would be appreciated.

Juanita Herres
Juanita M. Herres, nee Bachmann, 64, of Elmwood Park, died Wednesday, March 24, at home. Funeral services and interment were private. Mrs. Herres was the mother of Denise Herres and Deborah (Robert) Elde, grandmother of two, sister of Joann Berry and Raymond (Geraldine) Bachmann of Villa Park, and aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvin; sister, Nanette; and brother-in-law, Tony Berry. Mrs. Herres was retired after working as a proof operator in banking. Memorials to the American Heart Association would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park.

John Minser Jr.
John B. "Jack" Minser Jr., of Lombard, died Wednesday, March 24, at home. Funeral services were held Monday, March 29, at St. Pius X Church in Lombard. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Mr. Minser was the husband of Nancy; father of Holly (Ronald) Pecora, Dawn (Steven) Smith and Jennifer (Steven) Kownacki; grandfather of seven; son of Jane Minser; brother of Richard (Donna) and Thomas (Mary Anne) Minser; and uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John B. Minser Sr. Mr. Minser was a 40-year resident of Lombard, and retired in 2001 after 36 years working as a plumber with Local #130. Memorials to the American Cancer Society, 999 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park.

Trilby Prosek
Trilby E. Prosek, nee Schenck, 64, of Villa Park, died Monday, March 29, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmurst. Visitation will be Thursday, April 1, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 2, with prayers from the funeral home to Mass at St. Pius X Church in Lombard. Interment is at Assumption Cemetery in Winfield. Mrs. Prosek was the mother of Elizabeth Prosek, Nancy (Brian) Peterson of Villa Park, Karen Thornton, Richard (Janice) and Douglas; and grandmother of 12. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H.; and son, Donald F. Mrs. Prosek was a 1957 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Elmhurst and a 1961 graduate of Rosary College. She taught grade school for a short time and had been the co-owner of D & R Doors & Frames.

Virginia Stalmach
Virginia Stalmach, 81, died Tuesday, March 23, at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 27, with prayers from Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home, 4343 Main St., Downers Grove, to Mass at St. Mary of Gostyn Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice. Mrs. Stalmach wa the mother of Barbara (John) Hocking, Thomas and Mary Ann (Dr. James) Bigelow; grandmother of five; aunt of three; and sister-in-law of Loraine (Joseph) Sirovatka and Eugene (Aurelia). She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester A. Memorials to a charity of choice would be appreciated.

Henry Szypulski
Henry M. Szypulski, 82, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Lombard, died Sunday, March 28, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Visitation will be today, March 31, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 1, with prayers from the funeral home to Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Mr. Szypulski was the husband of Mary E., father of Jeanine (Bruce) Wise and Gregory (Joen), grandfather of four, brother of Helen (Chester) Adeszko, and uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Chester Szypulski; and his sister-in-law, Wanda Szypulski. Mr. Szypulski was a resident of Lombard since 1967, and has resided in Glen Ellyn for the past year-and-a-half. He had worked as a mechanical engineer and had retired in 1984 from the Purex Corp. in Batavia. He had also worked for the Zenith Corp. and Western Railroad Supply Co. in Chicago. He was a 4th Degree member of Christ the King Knights of Columbus Council #11027, and had volunteered at Christ the King Church and at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

Cary Wolf
Cary N. "Gary" Wolf, 50, of Glendale Heights, died Tuesday, March 23, at GlenOaks Hospital in Glendale Heights. Funeral services were held Friday, March 26, at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park, with Dr. Roger Pittelko of Trinity Lutheran Church in Villa Park officiating. Interment was at Arlington Cemetery in Elmhurst. Mr. Wolf was the father of Steven (Stephanie) of Lombard, Brian, Julie and Lindsay; grandfather of three; stepson of Donald Kostate; and brother-in-law of Barb Wolf. He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene; and brother, Hugh. Mr. Wolf was a resident of Glendale Heights for 25 years.

Helen Albertson
Helen W. Albertson, nee Wolfe, 83, of Villa Park, died Wednesday, July 7, in Villa Park. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 18, at Faith United Methodist Church in Elmhurst, with a reception immediately following. Interment is private. Mrs. Albertson was the wife of Clarence E., mother of Pamela Cass and Charles Allan, grandmother of three, and sister of Ruth (Forest) Holland and Eugene (Muriel) Wolfe. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Jill; and brother, Evan Wolf. Mrs. Albertson was an active resident of Villa Park for 53 years. For many years she was a Girl Scout leader and a polling judge in the community, was a past Villa Park library trustee, and was very active in Church Women United. She loved nature, canoeing and hiking. Arrangements were made by Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park.

Kenneth Booth
Kenneth D. Booth, 89, of Berkeley, formerly of Streator and Sun City, died Wednesday, July 7, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst. A graveside service was held Monday, July 12, at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Mr. Booth was the husband of Ruth A., and stepfather of Terry (Chloe) Berg and Gail (the late Phillip) Heinking. Mr. Booth was the owner of a barber shop. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park.

Connie Carson
Connie J. Carson, 41, died Wednesday, July 7, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 10, at Faith United Methodist Church in Lombard, Interment was private. Mrs. Carson was the mother of Baaron W. Knox; daughter of Howard (Milly) Carson and Albertine Carson; sister of Deborah (Joseph) Kearns, Denise Curtis, Inez M. (Floyd) Walker, Howard (Ann S.) Carson, Kenneth D. Carson, Candace Fisher, LaShunda Hall and Victor A. Carson; niece of Gerry (Doug) Skelton, Leola Young and Inez Shaw; and aunt and friend of many. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Danny L. Curtis; and uncle, John Young. Ms. Carson grew up in Wheaton. Memorials to the American Lung Association, 1749 S. Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton.

Hazel Dark
Hazel M. Dark, 84, of Addison, died Sunday, July 4, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 11, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Villa Park. Interment was at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Danville, Pa. Mrs. Dark was the sister of Ethel Mae Lindemuth, Evelyn Rittenhouse and Edgar L. Morgan; and aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. E. Lester; and sister, Joyce M. Rice. Mrs. Dark was retired after working as a registered nurse. Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 545 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181, would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park.

Gregory DeFalco
Gregory Vincent DeFalco, 57, of Berlin, Wis., formerly of La Grange, died Sunday, July 4, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Milwaukee. Funeral services were held Friday, July 9, at St. Cletus Church in La Grange. Entombment was at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum in Hillside. Mr. DeFalco was the son of Aurelia Ann (the late Joseph) DeFalco; father of Christopher and Teresa; brother of Ronald (Geri) of Lombard, Joseph (Trish), Robert, Diane Garrison, and Carol (Greg) Wright; and uncle of 13 nieces and nephews. Mr. DeFalco served in Vietnam from 1966-68 during the Tet Offensive, where he was a member of the First Platoon, 11th Artillery, 9th Infantry, Blackhorse Division. He received the Bronze Star with "V" for valor in June 1968 for heroism in connection with military action involving conflict with armed hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam. Mr. DeFalco performed distinguished valorous action as the radio/telephone operator with Company A on a reconnaissance mission against the Viet Cong, during which he was in an exposed position in a rice paddy for six hours while calling with coordinates for military fire. He received a Silver Star, and was also stationed in Germany during the early 1970s. Mr. DeFalco had worked in personnel for the U.S. Government. He was a past member of the American Legion Coulter Post #1941 in La Grange, and of the post in Berlin. Arrangements were made by Hallowell and James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside.

William Ellis
William Arnold Ellis, 93, of Pewaukee, Wis., formerly of Lombard, died Thursday, July 8, in Wisconsin. Visitation and funeral services will held Friday, July 16, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment is at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace. Mr. Ellis was the father of Adrienne Cox, and grandfather of four. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude; son, David William; daughter and son-in-law, Margo (the late Edwin A.) Ellis Borden; sister, Mercy Ellis Bartlett; and parents, Arnold and Evelyn. Mr. Ellis was born in Lombard, and served the people of Lombard for many years as a U.S. postal worker. He retired in the 1960s after over 30 years. He had a lifelong love of trains and big band music. Memorials to the First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148; or the Lombard Historical Society, 23 W. Maple, Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated.

Violet Erlandson
Violet A. Erlandson, nee Andersen, 89, of Lombard, died Monday, July 5, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 8, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Villa Park. Interment was at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace. Mrs. Erlandson was the mother of Marlene (Kenneth) Leeseberg, Sandra (Richard) Schaefer and Daniel (Sharon) of Lombard; grandmother of eight; and great-grandmother of 13. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley B.; and five brothers and seven sisters. Mrs. Erlandson was a resident of Lombard since 1970. Memorials to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Guild, Palliative Care Unit, 135 Sunnyside Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126, would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Walter Gorecki
Walter J. Gorecki, 83, of Lombard, died Wednesday, June 30, at GlenOaks Hospital in Glendale Heights. Funeral services were held Friday, July 9, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment was at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst. Mr. Gorecki was the husband of Hilda, father of Marcy (Jerome) Siegel, grandfather of two, and great-grandfather of five. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Chester, Harry, William, Stanley, Bernice, Angeline and Irene. Mr. Gorecki was a resident of Lombard since 1955. He had retired from Fermi Lab in Batavia in 1985, after 25 years working as an engineer.

Erminia Follmann
Funeral services for Erminia Josephine Follmann, 83, nee Grasso, of Lombard, were held Thursday, July 8, with prayers from Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home, to Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church in Lombard. Interment was private. Mrs. Follmann was the mother of Robert (Odette), Ken (Cheryl) and David (Val); grandmother of six; great-grandmother of two; sister of Vera and Lindy (Pearl); and aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Americo, Mary, Mae and Attilio; and brother-in-law, Willie. Arrangements were made by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals, 4750 W. Dempster St., Skokie.

Dorothy Gregory
Dorothy Gregory, nee Johnson, 88, of Lombard, died Saturday, July 3, at Wynscape Nursing Home in Wheaton. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 10, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, with the Rev. David Price officiating. Interment was at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst. Mrs. Gregory was the mother of James (Linda), grandmother of three, and great-grandmother of four. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J.; sister, Mary Linder; and brother, Ralph McMullin. Mrs. Gregory was a resident of Lombard for almost 60 years. She was a graduate of Mary Lanning School of Nursing in Nebraska, and had worked as a registered nurse at Children's Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and at Dr. Krystasek's office in Lombard. Memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Lombard, 155 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated.

Ruth Hayley
Ruth E. Hayley, nee Shively, 80, of Lombard, formerly of Wheeling and Streamwood, died Sunday, July 11, in Lombard. Visitation will be today, July 14, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 15, at the Maple Street Chapel, First Church of Lombard, with the Rev. Robert Hatfield officiating. Interment is private. Mrs. Hayley was the mother of Eric (Peggy) of Lombard and Ellen (Phillip) Mikula, and grandmother of four. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Q.; brothers, Donald and James; and sister, Eleanor. Mrs. Hayley was a resident of Lombard for six years, was formerly of Streamwood for five years and of Wheeling for over 40 years. Memorials to First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated.

Ernest Jacobson
Ernest Jacobson, 91, of Lombard, died Wednesday, July 7, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Funeral services and interment were private at Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines. Mr. Jacobson was the brother of Dorothy, and uncle of three nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his brother, Hartley Jacobson Jr. Mr. Jacobson had worked as a skilled machinist in the tool and die industry. Arrangements were made by Ridgewood Funeral Chapel, 9900 Milwaukee Ave., Des Plaines.

Thomasine Jones
Thomasine A. Jones, 71, of Lombard, died Friday, July 9, at Arbor of Itasca. Funeral services and interment were private. Mrs. Jones was the mother of Chris Jones, Robin Anne (Timothy) Sexton and Adam Jones; and grandmother of two. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert. Mrs. Jones was retired after working as a clerk in an office. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park.

Gaye Juten
Gaye T. Juten, nee Smith, 68, of North Aurora, died Friday, July 9, in North Aurora. Funeral services were held Monday, July 12, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, with the Rev. Scaria Thoppil of St. Pius X Church officiating. Interment was at Assumption Cemetery in Winfield. Mrs. Juten was the wife of Richard M.; mother of Scott (Linda), Christopher (Karen) and Lisa (Rick) Gillum; grandmother of 11; great-grandmother of three; and brother of Murdo J. (Patricia) Smith and Gregory (Donna) Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Murdo and Francis Smith of Lombard. Mrs. Juten lived in North Aurora since 1966. She received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Maryland, and had worked at her husband's EK Williams franchise business in North Aurora. Memorials to Catholic Charities, Office of Development, 203 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432, would be appreciated.

Kenneth Kinnemann
Kenneth E. Kinnemann, 85, of Beacon Hill in Lombard, formerly of Glen Ellyn, died Sunday, July 11, at Beacon Hill. Memorial service arrangements are pending. Mr. Kinnemann was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was an active member and past president of the American Foundryman Association. He was a lifetime avid Cubs fan, and loved to garden and help out his neighbors. Memorials to Chicago Cubs Care, Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison, Chicago, IL 60613, would be appreciated.

Marilyn Meyer
Marilyn L. Meyer, nee McKim, 66, of Lombard, died Wednesday, July 7, in Lombard. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 10, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. A graveside service was held Saturday, July 10, at Clinton Lawn Cemetery in Clinton, Iowa. Mrs. Meyer was the wife of Don W., and mother of Kimberly K. and Kent of Lombard. Mrs. Meyer was a resident of Lombard since 1965. She was a graduate of the University of Iowa and had taught many years for Elementary School District 44 at Lombard Junior High School. Memorials to the Starlight Children's Foundation Midwest, 30 E. Adams St., Suite 1020, Chicago, IL 60603; or the Wellness House, 131 N. County Line Road, Hinsdale, IL 60521, would be appreciated.

Marilyn Overzet
Marilyn Overzet, nee Vandervelde, 66, of Elmhurst, died Thursday, July 8, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst. Funeral services were held Monday, July 12, at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard, with the Rev. William Miller officiating. Interment was at Bronswood Cemetery. Mrs. Overzet was the wife of John; mother of Lawerence J. (Janet M.), Connie L. (Erlan II) Wheeler and Janice L. Lansu; grandmother of 11; sister of Grace (Bill) Wolbert, John (Sue), George (Ginger) and William (Judy) Vandervelde, and Theresa (Clare) Rietsma; and aunt of many. Mrs. Overzet was a homemaker and had served as secretary/treasurer of Life Saving Ministries, Faithful Instructor in the Lord. Memorials to Life Saving Ministries, c/o 957 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126, would be appreciated.

Gayle Peterson
Gayle L. Peterson, 72, of Lombard, died Monday, July 5, in Lombard. Funeral services were held Friday, July 9, at Community Presbyterian Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Stewart Pattison officiating. Interment was at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace. Mr. Peterson was the husband of Alice L.; father of Michael (Karen) of Lombard, Timothy (Ricki), Brent (Susan) and Kristen (William) Swanson; grandfather of five; and brother of Wendel (Jonette). He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Peterson. Mr. Peterson was a resident of Lombard since 1966. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a former member of the American Legion. He had retired in 1995 as a manager from H&R Block in Glen Ellyn, but had continued to work until the present. He had served on the Lombard United Way board and also the Lombard-Villa Park Food Pantry. Memorials to Community Presbyterian Church, 1111 E. Madison, Lombard, IL 60148; or DuPage County Habitat for Humanity, 213 S. Wheaton, Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187, would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Mildred Savino
Mildred B. Savino, 95, of Lombard, died Thursday, July 8, in Downers Grove. Funeral services will be held today, July 14, 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 Queen of Heaven Mausoleum in Hillside. Mrs. Savino was the mother of Alfred P. (Barbara), grandmother of three, and great-grandmother of three. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred T.; and sisters, Antoinette, Emily, Mary and Madelyn. Mrs. Savino had worked as a secretary/treasurer. Memorials to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 31805, would be appreciated.

Stanley Smyk
Stanley J. Smyk Jr., 58, of Lombard, died Saturday, July 3, in Lombard. Funeral services were held Monday, July 12, with prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Lombard. Interment was at Assumption Cemetery in Winfield. Mr. Smyk was the husband of Catherine A., father of Kevin J. (Kristin) and Matthew M. (Meribeth), grandfather of one, and brother of Roberta (Tony) Born and Sue (Robert) Pearson. Mr. Smyk was a resident of Lombard since 1973, except for three years in California. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Vietnam War. He had worked for 25 years at Ameritech/SBC as a senior technical manager, and with Alcatel as a software engineer since 1997. He had been a scout master for Troop #242, was a former member of the Lombard Jaycees and had been active in the YMCA Indian Guides program. He had also helped with Germanfest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lombard. Memorials to Vitas Hospice, 580 Waters Edge, Lombard, IL 60148; or the American Cancer Society, 999 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL. 60137, would be appreciated.

Robert Srachta Sr.
Robert A. Srachta Sr., 85, of Lombard, died Saturday, July 3, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 8, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, with the Rev. Robert Duda officiating. Interment was at Assumption Cemetery in Winfield. Mr. Srachta was the husband of Alvina, father of Robert A. Jr. (Diane), grandfather of two, and great-grandfather of three. He was preceded in death by his son, Bruce. Mr. Srachta was a resident of Lombard since 1950. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and had retired in 1980 as a tool and die maker for Chicago Extruded Metals in Cicero. He had been a former assistant scout master in the Boy Scouts.

Richard Vaccarello
Richard Vaccarello, 52, of Villa Park, formerly of Melrose Park, died Wednesday, July 7, at Hines VA Hospital in Hines. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 11, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment was private. Mr. Vaccarello was the son of Virgie Vikara of Villa Park; brother of Diane Vaccarello, Cynnde Nielsen of Lombard, Joanne (Ronald) Bleeden and Ron (Sherry) Vikara of Villa Park; uncle of 10 nieces and nephews and great-uncle of 13 nieces and nephews; and nephew of Ruth Hendrix and others. He was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony J.; brother-in-law, Richard Nielsen; and uncle, Toby Hendrix. Mr. Vaccarello was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, having served during the Vietnam War.

Genevieve Bedal
Genevieve Bedal, nee Maisel, 88, of Lombard, died Thursday, Sept. 30, at Beacon Hill Health Center in Lombard. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 4, at Sacred Heart Church, with the Rev. John Zanoni officiating. Interment was at St. Michael Cemetery in Wheaton. Mrs. Bedal was the mother of Carol Browne, aunt of many nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law of David (Joan) Bedal and Ken Bedal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene E.; and parents, Frederick P. and Henrietta. Mrs. Bedal resided in Lombard for over 86 years, where her father was a former mayor and was instrumental in starting the Lilac Festival, and her mother was a founding member of Sacred Heart Church. Mrs. Bedal had worked as a secretary at her father's business, the Lombard Bank. She was a longstanding member of the Lombard Women's Club. Donations to Sacred Heart Church, Religious Education Program, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Anne Bruknis
Anne Mary Bruknis, nee Ralis, 87, of Lombard, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, in California. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 4, at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard. Mrs. Bruknis was the mother of Bill (fiancée Rose Panza-Cholewinski) and Barb (Joe) Scalzitti, and grandmother of four. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruno; and brothers, Sam (the late Allegra) Ralis and Charlie (Lois) Ralis. Mrs. Bruknis was a homemaker and had lived in Lombard for 30 years.

Mary Cwiklik
Mary Leona Urban Cwiklik, 85, of Villa Park, died Thursday, Sept. 30, at Wynscape Nursing Center in Wheaton. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 4, with prayers from Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, to Mass at St. Pius X Church in Lombard. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Mrs. Cwiklik was the wife of Ben; mother of Suzanne Doddy, Gary (Pennie) Urban, Marianne (Pat) Maher, Leonard (Susan) Cwiklik, Laurel (Alan) Walker, Janice (Bruce) Peters, Joan (Michael) Jendro, Joseph (Liz) Cwiklik and John (Jennifer) Cwiklik; grandmother and great-grandmother of many; and sister of Joseph (Sandra) Darwin Garland. She was preceded in death by her prior husband, Stanley Urban. Mrs. Cwiklik was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II.

John Fiedler
John "Jack" Bittel Fiedler, 75, of Villa Park, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Villa Park. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 27, with prayers from Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, to Mass at St. Alexander Church in Villa Park. Interment was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Mr. Fiedler was the husband of Clara; father of Clara (Roger) Hughes, Mary (Ron) Lapso, Marjorie Fiedler, John J. and Kristina (Bud) Durland; father-in-law of Dawn Fiedler; grandfather of 13; brother of Raymond (Catherine), Margie Crema and Betty (Skip) Roth; and uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Rick Crema. Mr. Fiedler had been with J.W. Reedy Realtors for 32 years and was an Army veteran. Memorials to the Elmhurst Memorial Hospice, 855 N. Church Court, Elmhurst, IL 60126, would be appreciated.

Anthony Giambrone
Anthony E. "Tony" Giambrone, 72, of Lombard, formerly of Stone Park, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 2, with prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to Mass at St. John the Apostle Church in Villa Park, with the Rev. David Turner officiating. Entombment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery in River Grove. Mr. Giambrone was the father of Anthony R. (Bertha), John Joseph (Theresa), James M. (Amy) and Joanna; grandfather of 11; brother of Joseph A. (Lorraine); brother-in-law of Lucille and Richard Miller; and uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita M.; and sisters, Phyllis Canale and Dorothy Esposito. Mr. Giambrone was a 27-year resident of Lombard, and of Stone Park for 15 years. He was a member of Carpenter's Union Local #558. Memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, would be appreciated.

Stanley Hinton
Stanley C. Hinton, 74, of Wheaton, died Thursday, Sept. 30, at Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 105 W. Maple, Lombard, with the Rev. Donald Castle officiating. Interment is private. Mr. Hinton was the husband of Lorraine; father of the Rev. Gregory (Susan), Philip, James (Amy) and Andrew (Karen); grandfather of four; brother of Marjorie (Edward) Brown; and uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Victoria. Mr. Hinton was a 1951 graduate of Blackburn College, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean War. He retired from CNA after 35 years of service, and was a member of their Quarter Century Club. As a 25-year member of Calvary Episcopal Church, he was active as a church school teacher, a warden and treasurer. He enjoyed camping. Memorials to Calvary Episcopal Church/Debt Reduction Fund, 105 W. Maple St., Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Virginia Killian
Virginia Killian, nee Power, 89, of Lombard, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Anchorage of Bensenville. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 2, with prayers from Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, to Mass at St. Alexander Church in Villa Park. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery. Mrs. Killian was the mother of Charles R. (Mary), Brian J. (Susan), Jeannine Ladd and Laura (Robert) Gastel; grandmother of 21; and great-grandmother of 10. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J.; sister, Grace (Lawrence) Iardella; and son-in-law, Michael Ladd. Mrs. Killian was a homemaker.

Barbara Kwit
Barbara C. Kwit, 89, of Villa Park, died Monday, Sept. 27, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 1, with prayers from Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, to Mass at St. Alexander Church in Villa Park. Interment was at St. Adalberts Cemetery. Mrs. Kwit was the sister of Charles (Dolores) Varak, and aunt of several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; and brothers, Frank, George (Bernice) and Ernie Varak.

Eloise Montgomery
Eloise Montgomery, nee Rudolph, 78, of Villa Park, died Thursday, Sept. 30, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Mark Post officiating. Interment was at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace. Mrs. Montgomery was the mother of Donald (Karen), Pamela (Gary) Surges of Lombard and James (Deborah); grandmother of five; and sister of David (Margot) Rudolph. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald. Mrs. Montgomery had worked as a registered nurse. Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church, Roosevelt and Meyers Roads, Lombard, IL 60148; or the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852, would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard.

Patricia Norkus
A memorial Mass was held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Christ the King Church in Lombard, for Patricia G. Norkus, nee Moxley, 76. Mrs. Norkus was the wife of Alexander J.; mother of Alexander (Carol), Patricia (David) Rausch, Michael (Jill) and Carol Neff; grandmother of three; sister of Anna Lagios, Charles (Dolores) and James (Sandra); and aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, William (Virginia). Donations to the Bishop Blanchette Scholarship Fund, c/o Council of Catholic Women, St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Center, 402 Independence, Romeoville, IL 60446, would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Robert J. Sheehy and Sons Funeral Home.

Louis Reynolds
Louis "Lou" Reynolds, 83, of Davenport, Iowa, died Monday, Sept. 27, at Genesis West Medical Center. A memorial service was held Friday, Oct. 1, at All Faith Chapel, Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport. Interment was at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Mr. Reynolds was the husband of Ruth, father of Cindy L. Winckler (Joseph) and Stephen M. (Pat), grandfather of five and great-grandfather of two. Mr. Reynolds, who was raised by his aunt and uncle, Barney and Sue Hacker of Lombard, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II, when he served on the U.S.S. Yorktown, U.S.S. West Virginia and U.S.S. Longshaw. He was awarded the American Defense Medal, the American Area Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Medal, a Purple Heart, a Victory Medal and 13 Battle Stars. Mr. Reynolds retired in 1987 after working as a food inspector for the Iowa Department of Agriculture. He also owned and operated the snack shop at the Scott County Courthouse, and operated the restaurant at The Elks Club and Thirty Lanes, retiring in 1984. He served as past president of the Quad City Baseball Fans Association; and was a member of several Shrine organizations, The Elks, Disabled American Veterans, VFW, American Legion Post #26, Order of the Purple Heart, Tin Can Sailors, a U.S.S. Longshaw Survivors group, the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, AARP and the Quad City Times Plus 60 Club. Memorials to the Transportation Fund of KAABA Shrine or to the family would be appreciated.

Vesta Stein
Vesta M. Stein, nee Muster, 99, of Lombard, died Thursday, Sept. 30, at Lexington Healthcare Center in Lombard. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 4, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, with the Rev. Stephen Williams of First United Methodist Church in Lombard officiating. Interment was at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace. Mrs. Stein was the mother of Charles W. "Bill" (Barbara) and Richard H. (Rosemary), grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of 26, great-great-grandmother of eight; and sister of Mary Myres. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M.; granddaughters, Debra Ogle and Margaret Stein; sister, Evelyn; and brother, William. Mrs. Stein was a resident of Lombard for 55 years, and was formerly of Chicago and Ohio. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir for many years and was a member of the United Methodist Women group. She sang in the choir at Lexington Square, was a member of the Lombard Stamp Club, and was a former member of the Lombard Women's Club. Memorials to First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated.

Mary Stimetz
Mary Rose Stimetz, 81, of Wheaton, died Sunday, Oct. 3, in Lombard. Visitation will be today, Oct. 6, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Winfield. Interment is at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton. Mrs. Stimetz was the wife of Nicholas; mother of Maureen (the Rev. Stephen) Swanson, Francine (Dr. Craig) Anderson, Eileen (Dirk) Glass and Thomas; grandmother of 15; great-grandmother of four; sister of Helen (the late Jack) Cosgrove and John (Janet) Butterly; and aunt of many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Stimetz was a homemaker.

Frances Vaughan
Frances M. Vaughan, nee Alexander, 89, of Lombard, died Thursday, Sept. 30, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Community Presbyterian Church of Lombard. Interment was at Mt. Emblem Cemetery. Mrs. Vaughan was the mother of Shirley Bunnell; mother-in-law of Clarice Vaughan, grandmother of 11, and great-grandmother of 13. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chalmers; and son, Ronald C. Mrs. Vaughan was a homemaker. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park.


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