John A. Forsberg, age 89, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 16th, 2019

John A. Forsberg, age 89, of Lombard, died August 16 at his home.

John was the beloved husband of Dolores nee Mielenz; loving father of Lisa Forsberg; dear brother of Karen (Duane) Malmstrom and the late Cort (the late Gloria).

John had lived in Lombard for 50 years.

A Memorial Gathering will be held  Wednesday, August 21, from3-8 PM with a Memorial Service at 4 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment is private.

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Virginia Kay Geis, née Henss, age 87, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 12th, 2019

GeisVirginia Kay Geis, née Henss, age 87, of Lombard, is survived by her 5 daughters; Paula (Richard) Greger, Patricia (Ronald) Cochran, Catherine Geis, Elizabeth (Joseph) Neu and Linda (Paul) Hafenbreidel; her 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren (plus two on the way). She is pre deceased by her husband Robert Geis, her parents Paul and Geneva Henss, her brothers Robert (Marion) Henss, and Donald (Jolene) Henss.

Visitation Thursday, August 15 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 1111 E. Madison St., Lombard, from 10:00 AM. until the funeral service at 11:00, 1111 E. Madison St., Lombard. Graveside service Friday at 11:00 AM at Moline Memorial Park at 5001 34th Ave., Moline.

Vocationally, Virginia was a United Airline stewardess, a school nurse for District 44, and a vision and hearing technician for the DuPage County Health Department. Living a life of impact, she volunteered with the Girl Scouts, was president of the Parkview PTA, president of the Glenbard East Music Boosters, deacon and elder at the Community Presbyterian Church, a member of PEO and a member of the Meadowlark Quilters.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations go to the Community Presbyterian Church, 1111 E. Madison St., Lombard, IL 60148.

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Salvatore Pariso, age 77, of Aurora

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 12th, 2019

parisoSalvatore Pariso, born October 15, 1941, was taken from us too soon at the age of 77 on August 10, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his mother Madge Pariso (née Bartosovic) and his father Salvatore K. Pariso. He is survived by his wife Laura, daughter Kathleen, granddaughter Nicole partner Luis, great granddaughters Emilee, Anasofia and Ava; grandson Matthew; daughter Kristina and husband Noel and granddaughter Taylor; son David and wife Cristina and grandchildren, Trenton, Carlos, Paige and Vanessa partner Nicco and great grandchild Odin; son Nicholas and wife Jennifer with grandchildren Kelby and Liam; his only sister Mary Lee Demeron and many nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews!

With Sal, his family was very important and they always came first! His precious dogs were also integral in his life. At Sal’s request no burial.

A celebration of his life will be held at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148. On Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 1 PM to 4 PM. A celebration dinner to follow.

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Wanda Szefer nee Mroczkowski, age 100, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 3rd, 2019

Szefer1 Szefer2Wanda Szefer nee Mroczkowski, age 100, of Lombard, died August 2 at The Grove of Elmhurst.

Wanda was the beloved wife of the late Henry; cousin of Renata and Theresa; and dear friend of Emilia and Marian Lis of Lombard.

Wanda served in the Polish Army in the British Forces in Italy during WWII.  She was decorated by the Polish and British Forces and received the British-Italian Star and the King George Medal.

Wanda had been a resident of Lombard since 1955.  She was a factory worker.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 8, with a Visitation from 9 AM until the time of Prayers at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard.   Following prayers, there will be a Mass at 10:30 AM at Divine Mercy Polish Mission, 21W411 Sunset, Lombard.  Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

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Thor “Lefty” Lofgren, age 93, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 2nd, 2019

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Thor “Lefty” Lofgren, age 93, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Lombard, passed away August 2, 2019.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 12 from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 13,  at 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.

Thor “Lefty” was the loving husband, from 1948-2018, of the late Joyce.  He is survived by his loving children, Richard “Dick” (Patti) of DeKalb, Tom (Jeanine) of Wheaton, Tim and Kay of St. Charles; his dear grandchildren, Brad (Kelly) of Oswego, Tracy (Brian) Krzysiak of Montgomery, Derek of Chicago, Kelly (Greg) Nordlund of Wheaton, Kaitlyn of DeKalb, Alexis of St. Charles, MacKenzie of St. Charles, and Cole of St. Charles; fond great-grandfather  of Hailey, Brenden, Sophia and Addison; and his dear brother-in-law, Donn,  of Idaho.  He was the dear brother of the late Clairey, the late Bob (Shirley) of Florida, Marian of Florida and the late Fred.

Thor “Lefty” lived in Glen Ellyn for the past 30 years, and had lived in Lombard for 20 years before that.  He was a graduate of Leyden High School.

Thor “Lefty” was a Veteran of WWII.  He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Olympus.  He was the owner of LS Electric from 1955-2009.

In lieu of flowers, donations to DuPage Care Center Foundation, 400 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187, are appreciated.

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David J. Wellehan, age 76, formerly of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 31st, 2019

WellehanAmerican_Flag_x300DAVID JAMES WELLEHAN, age 76, of Sevierville, Tennessee, formerly of Lombard, died July 30 at his home.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 2nd, from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 3rd, with prayers at 10 AM from Brust Funeral Home, to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard, for 10:30 AM Mass.

Interment will be at All Saint’s Cemetery, DesPlaines, Illinois.

Mr. Wellehan is survived by his loving wife, Patricia L., nee Treadway; his daughter, Tracy Janos of California; his son, David Joseph (Marsha Helland) Wellehan of Yorkville; three grandchildren, Laniney, Joshua, and Jax; his sister, Eileen Fugelseth of Round Lake; and many other relatives.

Mr. Wellehan is preceded in death by his step-son, Keith Sherrill of Chicago; and his parents, David and Helen Wellehan of Lombard.

Mr. Wellehan was formerly of Lombard and had served as the Village of Lombard Treasurer during the 1980’s.

Mr. Wellehan was a Veteran having served during the Viet Nam War.

Mr. Wellehan had retired 10 years ago from Professional Business Consultants.  He had been a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Lombard and also had served on the YMCA Board.  He was a resident of Lombard for 50 years before moving to Tennessee in 2014.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorials to the family would be appreciated.

 

Emily Melone nee DiVito, peacefully passed away at the age 87, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 27th, 2019

Melone, EmilyOn July 26, 2019 Emily Melone (nee DiVito) peacefully passed away at the age of 87 surrounded by her loving family. Emily was the devoted wife of Guido for 65 years. Beloved mother of Susan (Michael) Campbell, Jeanette (Michael) Foy, and Joanna Turner. Loving Nana to Melissa (Paul), Michael (Susie), Emily (Jacob), Marty, Sarah, and Ryan. Nana enjoyed spending time with her great grandchildren: Susanna, Caleb, Natalie, Owen, and Evan. Emily was preceded in death by her mother and father Ettore and Celeste DiVito. Cherished sister to the late Father John DiVito, the late Anthony (Floria) DiVito, the late Celia (late Peter) Cairo, and late Ettore (Lydia) DiVito. Emily was loved and will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, and friends. Emily will be best remembered for her devotion to God and love of her family. Emily worked for many years as an insurance underwriter. Affectionately known as the “Walking Nana”, she commuted downtown while also raising her three daughters. She was an avid reader, enjoyed watching classic movies on TCM, played card and dice games, and spent time volunteering both in the community and in her parish community. Emily was at home in the kitchen and loved nothing more than preparing spaghetti and meatballs for Sunday dinners. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Catholic Charities.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 30, from 9:30 until prayers 11:00 am at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  An 11:30 AM Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St. Lombard.  Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

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Ann M. Bernardo, nee Homolka, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 22nd, 2019

Ann M. Bernardo, nee Homolka, passed away at home on Monday, July 22, 2019.

Born March 7, 1931, Ann was the beloved wife of the late Inocencio Bernardo, Jr.; devoted mother to Dietrah “Dee” Schaefer, Barbara (James) Gajewski, James (Sandra) Bernardo and Patricia (Daniel) Ahearn; proud grandmother of Kelly Schaefer, Rick Schaefer, Janine (Ben Farmer) Gajewski, Joseph (Emily) Gajewski, Laura (Stephen Phillips) Gajewski, Michael Bernardo, Gianna Bernardo and Katherine Ahearn; dear great-grandmother of Payton and AJ Phillips, William, Julia and baby-to-be Gajewski, and Grace Farmer.

A Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 24, from 3-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Thursday, July 25 at 9:30 AM to 10 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard.  Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

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Ivoni Gjikondi nee Turtulli, age 86, of Bloomingdale

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 19th, 2019

Gjikondi websiteIvoni Gjikondi nee Turtulli, age 86, of Bloomingdale, died July 18 at her home.

Ivoni was the loving wife of the late Thoma; loving mother of Niko (Elsa) of Bloomingdale; and dear grandmother of Tomi of Bloomingdale.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 20 with a Visitation from 5 PM until the time of Funeral Prayers at 5:30 PM.  The Visitation will continue after prayers until 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment will be later in Albania.

Ivona had lived in Bloomingdale since 2009.  She lived in Albania from 2007-2009 and in Bloomingdale prior to that.  She was originally from the town of Korca in Albania.

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Caroline Mary D’Agostino nee Mate, age 89, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 11th, 2019

D'AgostinoCaroline Mary D’Agostino nee Mate, age 89, passed away July 10, 2019, at Atria Park of Glen Ellyn. Caroline was a 57 year resident of Lombard.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 12th from 3 PM – 8PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 13th with 9:30 AM prayers from Brust Funeral Home to Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main St, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Caroline was the beloved wife of the late Vincent J. D’Agostino; loving mother of Denise (Nicholas) Marello, Camille (Robert) Nichols and Alex (Melissa); beloved grandmother of Nicholas (Shona) Marello, Angela (Sean) Murray, James (Michelle) Marello, Marc (Natalie) Nichols, Danielle, Timothy, Vincent (Jessica) D’ Agostino, Gina, and Alexandra; loving Nonnie to Luke, Nicholas, Alexa, Ella, Audrey, Holly, Alexander, and Dominic; and dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by 3 brothers and 6 sisters.

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