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Bonnie L. Santi, age 64, of Glen Ellyn

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

SantiBonnie L. Santi nee Shultz, age 64, of Glen Ellyn, passed away May 22, 2017.

Private funeral services were held from the Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard, to a private entombment at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Bonnie is survived by her loving daughters, Kara A. (Brandon) Mitchell of Flagstaff, AZ and Cassandra L. Vedros of Chicago; her dear brothers, William L. (Barbara) Shultz of Glen Ellyn and Ricky R. (Debra) Shultz of Lombard; and dear friends, Gus Vedros and Robert Contri; many nieces and nephews and other relatives,

Bonnie was preceded in death by her father, William E. (Joyce) Shultz and her mother Ellen I. (the late Lincoln) Perkins of Glen Ellyn.

Bonnie graduated from Glenbard East High School in Lombard and received her Nursing Degree from Triton College. She was the Lilac Queen of Lombard in 1970.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Shriners Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 863765, Orlando, FLA 32886, are appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.

Gladys L. Canick nee Sorensen, age 94, of Bloomingdale, formerly of River Forest

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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Gladys L. Canick nee Sorensen, age 94, of Bloomingdale, formerly of River Forest passed away May 22, 2017.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 27th from 10 AM until time of service at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment will follow at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Mrs. Canick is survived by her loving daughter-in-law, Katherine Canick of Elmhurst; her cherished grandchildren, Kristin (Fiance Pete Fitzgerald) Wilderman of Plainfield, Robert C. (Dora) of Bloomingdale, and Jennifer K.(Dan) Gould of Bourbonnais, IL; her dear great-grandchildren, Katherine of Elk Grove, Alyssa of Iowa, Jonathon of Plainfield, Nicolas of Bloomingdale, Alexis of Bloomingdale, Milana of Bloomingdale, Kyle of Bourbonnais and Cameron of Bourbonnais, IL; and her dear sister, Joan Cochrane of Northfield, IL; many other relatives.

Mrs. Canick is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E.; her son Robert J.; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Canick was a longtime resident of River Forest. She was an Executive Secretary for the law offices of Coca Cola and for Avery Brundage. Mrs. Canick enjoyed traveling to Denmark and loved music.

Written by Kathy Canick:

We all have our own story….how someone else would tell it would be very different from how we would tell our own. I won’t try to Gladys’ story, but she was a part of mine.

Family…. should be Gladys’ legacy of her life. I always thought the Sorensen family was very special which speaks to the twelve brothers and sisters who started the tradition of celebrating Christmas Eve together and sharing summer picnics.  There was no need for “family reunions” as this family always knew they were united.  The first cousins have continued these traditions though Christmas Eve is gratefully celebrated earlier in the evening and the location of the picnics has moved from the park in Lombard to the backyard of the Palm’s home! There is the next generation of cousins who share the love of family and the connection to the past and present. Believe it or not, the next of the next generation of cousins is a part of these celebrations, too! Family….how proud Gladys should have been of Bob’s and my family. Kristin (Pete Fitzgerald to soon join the family), Rob and Dora, and Jennifer and Dan. And, Katie, Alyssa, Jon, Nicolas, Alexis, Milana, Kyle and Cameron her great-grandchildren.She should be proud of their integrity, responsibility, love of their families and strong family values…and happiness. This is what we all wish for our families and their futures. This what I hope made her most proud!!!

Here are some fun memories of Gladys….

Gram playing sword fights in her living room with Rob when he was 4 and 5.

Playing the card game War with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Somehow, the grandkids always won and walked away with winnings in their pockets.

In 1978, she took Kris to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco.

Picture Kris sitting on the camel and Gladys holding the reins of the camel.

As little kids, Kris, Rob, and Jeni all endured three hour lunches which they tolerated very well….. considering.  Jeni remembers if she got restless, Gram would order her another “kiddie cocktail”.

How pleased she was of Dan’s love of literature.  She was happy to give him her autographed set of books she had collected.

Grandfather and Grandmother taking Kristin and Robbie to Kiddieland in Melrose Park.

How happy she was to meet Kyle and Cameron as newborns.

A special treat was a hot dog from Johnny’s on North Ave. In Elmwood Park.

Gladys loved to share stories of her childhood.

Her story of walking with her brother John when “oops” she fell through a grating in the sidewalk.  She said she hung on with her “little five year old fingers” until John came back and said, “oh, there you are.”

Or, the story of the clown costume for Halloween when Lois thought the costume she got was ugly.  Gladys said Lois threw a tantrum.  But, Gladys didn’t make a sound and she was rewarded with the pretty costume.

All families share some bumps and bruises along the way, but we hope we are loved and remembered kindly!

Memorials to Butterfield Youth Services, P.O. Box 333, Marshall, MO 65340-9989, are appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.

Susan Jane Frydrych nee Ellsworth, age 76, a longtime Lombard resident

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

FrydrychSusan Jane Frydrych nee Ellsworth, age 76, a longtime Lombard resident, passed away May 21, 2017.

Visitation will be held Friday, from 3 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Susan is survived by her loving children, Laurie Ann (Howard) Cohen of Wheaton, Frank W. Jr. (Ceci) of Lombard, and Julie Ann Settles of Lombard; her cherished grandchildren, Rachel Susan Cohen of Indiana, Ashley Anne Cohen of Wheaton, Mia Cecilia Frydrych of Lombard, Alex Frydrych of Lombard, Byron Scott Settles of Lombard, Abby Janele Frydrych of Lombard, and Jake Walter Frydrych of Lombard; and her dear sister-in-law, Leola Ellsworth of Elgin; many nieces and nephews.

Susan is preceded in death by her husband, Frank W. Sr, her brother, James, and her sister, Dolores Eyer.

Susan grew up in Lombard. She went to Hammerschmidt Grade School, Lombard Jr. High and graduated from Glenbard West High School. Susan was part owner of Suburban Urban’s Tavern in Lombard. She also worked at Johnson Amoco Gas Station. For the last 9 years, Susan worked for the Village of Villa Park. She was a loyal customer of Blue Plate Restaurant in Lombard. Susan enjoyed crafts, crocheting, reading, and the casinos. She supported her grandchildren’s athletic teams and was also a Bear’s fan.

Please omit flowers. Memorials to the charity of your choice, appreciated.

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Margaret M. Sniegowski nee Abruscato, age 77, of Naperville, formerly of Lombard

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Margaret M. Sniegowski nee Abruscato, age 77, of Naperville, formerly of Lombard, passed away May 21, 2017.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 3- 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street. Funeral Services will be Thursday, with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, 114 Elizabeth St, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at St. Adalbert Cemetery in  Niles, IL.

Margaret is survived by her beloved husband, Robert G.; her loving children, Robert A. of LaGrange Park, Michael (Maria) of Hanover Park; her cherished grandchildren, Jose (Andrea) Guzman of Bensenville, Abraham Guzman of Elmhurst, Alanna Turner of Hanover Park; her dear siblings, John (Jo Ann) Abruscato of Wheaton, Richard (Donna) Abruscato of CA, Robert (Nancy) Abruscato of Rolling Meadows, Frances (Steve) Vines of Wood Dale; and her dear aunt, Rosemary Claypool of Glen Ellyn; many nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Margaret is preceded in death by her siblings, Anthony and Carl.

Margaret grew up in Chicago. She was a graduate of Washburn High School. Margaret lived in Elmhurst and then moved to Lombard in 1988. She lived in Lombard until her move to Naperville in 2001. Margaret was a member of Sacred Heart Church for over 30 years. She worked for Walgreens in Lombard and taught C.C.D. at Sacred Heart School. Margaret was an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Society. She was a coin collector and loved playing cards. Margaret enjoyed old time radio and taking walks in Naperville.

Memorials to St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth, Lombard, IL 60148, appreciated.

Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094.

Michael Cregan, age 58, formerly of Elmhurst and Lombard

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

creganMichael Cregan, age 58, formerly of Elmhurst and Lombard, passed away suddenly in Wisconsin.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 20th from 12 – 4 PM with Catholic Prayers at 4 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment will be private.

Michael is survived by his loving siblings, Kathryn of Marengo, IL, Thomas of CA, Mary Beth (Larry) Camire of OR, Eileen (Ken) Wagner of Marengo, IL, Patricia (Monte) Bohacz of Lombard and Jennifer of Lombard; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Michael is preceded in death by his sister, Virginia.

Michael grew up in Elmhurst and lived there for over 50 years. He then lived in Lombard for two years. Michael was a member of the Iron Workers Union.

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GLENN H. ANDERSON, age 77, Veteran U.S. Army, of Lombard

Monday, May 15th, 2017

AndersonAmerican FlagGlenn H. Anderson, 77, of Lombard died May 14, 2017.  He is survived by his wife, Carol; children Tracy Lapshin and Thomas (Jennifer); grandchildren Jack, Nicholas and Paige; a brother, Dean (JoAnn), and nieces.

Mr. Anderson was a graduate of Iowa State University and served two years in the U.S. Army Artillery and, later, Army Reserve retiring as a Captain. He worked in several manufacturing positions before managing Dairy Queen Stores in Lombard and Wheaton.  He enjoyed customizing cars, woodworking, traveling, racquetball and gardening.   Retirement included boating in the Bahamas, and from Florida going up the East Coast to the Great Lakes, Mississippi River and back to Florida.  He also served as a volunteer for the DuPage County Police.  His dry sense of humor and even temper will be missed by all who loved him.

Memorial visitation Wednesday, 4-8 pm, Brust Funeral Home, 135 So. Main St. Lombard with prayers at 7 pm.  Interment private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 South Lincoln, Lombard, Illinois 60148 or the American Lung Association, 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois  60601 appreciated.

ANNETTE M. McGRATH, age 97, of Wheeling

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Annette Marie McGrath, longtime Wheeling resident, passed away on Thursday, May 11th at the age of 97. Annette was an avid bowler and lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, who loved to sing. Although she rarely missed a game, Annette’s love and passion for Chicago sports was only surpassed by her love for her family.

The Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 16th.

RICK ALLEN POIERIER, age 52, of Lombard

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Rick Allen Poierier, 52, of Lombard, IL, passed away May 4, 2017.  He was born on June 22, 1964, in Chicago, IL, to Patricia Bereckis Poierier and Daniel Joseph Poierier.  He is survived by his loving wife, Krista Bielecki Poierier, mother, Patricia Rippel, and brothers, Daniel Scott Poierier, Daniel J. Poierier, and Darren Poierier.  He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel J. Poierier, step-father, Peter J. Rippel, Jr., and brother Peter J. Rippel, III.

Rick was the owner/operator of J.R.’s Towing and took great pride in his business.  He loved hunting, fishing, and riding his tractor in the “back 40.”  He was an incredibly selfless person, quick to lend a hand, and had a really big heart.  Rick touched the lives of many with his humor, his one-of-a-kind personality, and was a deeply caring soul.

In lieu of services, a celebration of Rick’s life will be on Saturday, May 13.

 

Phyllis A. Huck, nee Wilson, age 81, formerly of Lombard

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Huck, PhyllisPHYLLIS ANN HUCK, nee Wilson, formerly of Lombard, lost her courageous battle with cancer on May 8th.  Loving mother of JoAnn (Harold) Swanson of Downers Grove, Joe (Liz) Huck of Bloomingdale, and Cathy (Nick) Bianco of Sugar Grove. Devoted grandmother to Andrew, Michael, Rachel, Nina, Daniel and Jake. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Huck in 1978 and her brother, Ronald Wilson.

Mrs. Huck was a resident of Lombard for 53 years.  She had retired and had worked as a payroll clerk and an office clerical worker. Her faith in Jesus and love for her family is what brought Phyllis her greatest joy. She was best known and will be remembered for her affable personality, dedication to the Lord, her encouraging spirit, and her endless listening ear.  Mrs. Huck was a member of the Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church in Villa Park. Harvard is where Phyllis began her relationship with her Lord and Savior, whom she now spends eternity with. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 11 from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 12 at 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Memorials to the Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church, In Memory of Phyllis Huck, 206 West St. Charles Road, Villa Park, Illinois 60181, would be appreciated.

Daniel J. Wallensack, age 59, longtime resident of Lombard, died May 4, 2017

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

wALLENSACKDaniel J. Wallensack, age 59, longtime resident of Lombard, died May 4, 2017.  Loving father of Stacy (Dallas) Jones; grandfather to Rhylee, Sydney and Ruth; dear son of Donald & Barbara Wallensack; brother of Deb (Dave) Weimer, David (Kimberly), Douglas (Jean); loving uncle to many.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday, May 11 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. 

Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for more information.