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Maureen B. Farrell 60, of Lombard.

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Farrell2Maureen passed away peacefully after a long bout with cancer. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Robert (Bob) and Jacqueline (Jackie). She is survived by her loving brothers, Jerry and John, her nephew Rich, two nieces Kelly and Natalie, and Sister-in-law Joyce.

Maureen was born in Chicago in 1957. She relocated to Carpentersville in 1968 and then Dundee in 1988 before settling in Lombard in 1998. Maureen received business degrees from Northern Illinois in DeKalb and Roosevelt University in Chicago before embarking on a career as a paralegal that spanned 30 years. She attained the prestigious title of Senior Corporate Paralegal at one of the largest corporate law firms in the world. Along the way she touched many lives making scores of lifelong friends. She garnered the respect and admiration of many more throughout both the legal and corporate communities.

Maureen’s passion in life outside of work was travel. She began by traveling to many locations throughout the U.S. Eventually she would begin to travel the world, visiting over 20 different countries.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 6, from 10 am to 1 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. This will be followed by a luncheon to celebrate Maureen’s life; please let John know if you will attend the luncheon.

Interment will be private, attended by family at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton.

In lieu of flowers, Maureen asks that donations be made to The American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Rd., Suite 100, Villa Park, IL  60181.

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Beatrice L. Plass nee Ashdown, age 89, of Lombard

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Beatrice L. Plass nee Ashdown, age 89, of Lombard, PLASS, Beatricepassed away November 16, 2017.

Visitation will be held Monday from 4 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday with prayers at 9:45 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main St, Lombard, for 10:30 AM Mass. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace.

Mrs. Plass is survived by her beloved children, William J. (Nancy) Plass of Arizona, Susan J. (Frank) Nelson of Minnesota, James M. (Patricia) of Dixon, IL, and Jeffery A. (Lori) of Leland, IL; her loving grandchildren, Donald (Denise) Nelson of Minnesota, Jennifer (Thomas) Hove of Arizona, Michael (Meagan) of Sugar Grove, Scott (Brittany) of Yorkville, Lisa (Maxwell) Hodgkins of Arizona, Michelle (Ryan) Mittman of Geneva, Brian of Wheaton and Noelle of Wheaton; her 10 great-grandchildren; her dear siblings, William (JoAnne) Ashdown of Downers Grove and Annette Goehl of Quincy, IL; many other relatives.

Mrs. Plass is preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert B. and her brother-in-law, Russell Goehl.

Mrs. Plass grew up in Elmhurst. She was a 1946 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School. Mrs. Plass then attended Roosevelt University in Chicago. She was a longtime resident of Lombard. Mrs. Plass and her husband owned Lombard True Value Hardware Store on Main Street from 1967-1997.  She  also worked at York High School in Elmhurst from 1974-1979. Mrs. Plass was a former member of Sacred Heart Church, Lombard, and was a current member of Christ the King Church.

Memorials to Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main St, Lombard, are appreciated.

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Jonathan Benjamin Kluge, of Villa Park

Friday, November 17th, 2017

KlugeJonathan Benjamin Kluge, better known as Jon, passed away on Wednesday, November 15th.

Visitation will be Monday,November 20th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Brust Villa Park Funeral Home located at 305 S. Princeton in Villa Park. This will include a short memorial service for all family and friends at 7:30pm.

Jon is survived by his loving parents, Paul and Patt Kluge; 5 siblings and their spouses, Deidre and Jim Herrriman, Paul and Susan Kluge, Matthew and Lisa Kluge, Clayton Kluge and Dana, and Sandy and Keith Kraynak; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Jon was born and raised in Villa Park, a graduate of Willowbrook High School. He was a funny, happy-go-lucky guy loved by all who knew him. He was a truck driver by trade, an avid gamer in his off hours, and a talented artist when he took the time.

Jon, we will miss you terribly but know you are home in heaven where we will be together with you again someday!

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Gail J. McCarter, age 69, of Lombard

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017


Gail J. McCarter, age 69, of Lombard, passed away November 13, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving children.

Visitation will be Monday, November 20th, from 8:30AM-9:30AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral services will be Monday with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St, Lombard, for 10:00 AM Mass. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL.

Mrs. McCarter is survived by her loving children, Michael (Heather) McCarter, Annie (Brent) Hansen and Mimi (Nick) Cunningham; her cherished grandchildren, Austin, Sophia, Josephine, Anna, Benjamin, Holly, Joseph, Vivian, Aubrey, Georgia and Greta; her dear in-laws, Patricia (Adam) DiMarzio, Richard (Rosanne) McCarter Jr., Suzanne McCarter, James ( Lori) McCarter, Peggy (Jerry) Serwa, and Thomas Noie; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mrs. McCarter is preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas E. McCarter, her sister-in-law, Geraldine Noie, and her loving parents, Joseph & Lillian (Swatek) Laski.

Mrs. McCarter was a retired elementary school teacher for Salt Creek School in Elmhurst, IL. She enjoyed many years of international and domestic travel with her loving husband of 45 years, as well as many adventures with her 11 active grandchildren. Her favorite things included spending time with her friends, shopping, reading, gardening, knitting, and cooking. Gail was always up for taking on a new endeavor and mastering it. She pushed her family and friends to explore new horizons, yet appreciated being in the moment. One of her favorite sayings was, “If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.”

Betty Lou Stelter, age 84, nee Rosenwinkel, of Lombard

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Stelter Betty LouBetty Lou Stelter, age 84, nee Rosenwinkel, of Lombard.  Loving wife of the late Henry C., Sr.; loving mother of James E. (Paula) of Villa Park, Christine (Stephen) Smith of Lombard, Catherine (Robert) Bles of Lombard and the late Henry C., Jr.; cherished grandmother of Katie (Brian) Nanak of Chicago, Andrew Smith of Chicago, Chrissy Stelter of Naperville, Daniel J. Stelter of Glen Ellyn and Jake Bles of Lombard; great-grandmother of Claire Nanak and Teddy Nanak of Chicago; sister of the late Gilbert and the late Marvin; sister-in-law of LaVerne Smith of Lombard, Emily Bonette and Audrey (Tony) Cooper of California; many other relatives, nephews and nieces; many friends.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 16, 4 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 17, lying-in-state from 9:30 AM until time of service at 10:30 AM at St. John Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave, Lombard.  Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oak Brook Terrace, IL.

Betty Lou was raised in Lombard, a graduate of St. John’s Grade School and Glenbard West High School.  Betty Lou and Henry built their home in Lombard and lived there from 1954-1987, when they moved to East Troy, Wisconsin.  She moved back to Lombard in August 2016.  She was an active member of Good Shepherd in East Troy from 1987-2016 and at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Lombard where she was baptized, confirmed and married.  Betty Lou was active in the Bible Study at Lexington in Lombard and also volunteered in the office there.  She was a member of the Lexington Choir and a former member of the St. John’s Choir.

Memorials to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard, IL  60148 or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1936 Emery St, East Troy, WI  53120 appreciated.

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Harry James May, 90, of Lombard

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Harry James May, 90, of Lombard, died peacefully after a brief illness, on November 8, 2017.  He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Susan nee Blackwell.  Also by his siblings Alfred, Lewis and Betty.  He is survived by his devoted children, Steven May (Jane), Pamela Schweikle, Susan May and Caroline (Scott).  He also leaves grandchildren Christopher, Amy, Meredith, Adam and Steven and great-grandchildren Maddie, Lindsey, Owen, Andie, Vivien and Claudia.  Also surviving is sister, Sonia Stetzer and sister-in-law, Doreen May.  He leaves behind many nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by his long-time companion, Vera Bisceglie, and her children.

Harry was born in Surrey, England, in 1926.  He met his wife in South Wales after being drafted into the coal mines as a “Bevin Boy”.  They immigrated to the United States in 1954, settling in Lombard, where he has resided ever since.  Harry owned his own manufacturing business in Addison from 1974 until his retirement in 2014 at age 88.

Donations in his name may be given to the Salvation Army, 1S415 Summit, Oak Brook Terrace, IL  60181 or Cat Guardians, Inc., 932 E. St. Charles Road, Lombard, IL 60148.

A private gathering is to be held at a later date.

Ann Cardone, nee Morgan, age 71, of Des Plaines

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Cardone, AnnAnn Cardone, nee Morgan, age 71, of Des Plaines, died November 7, 2017. Ann was the loving mother of Jennifer Boyd; cherished grandmother of Brandon; dearest sister of the late Louis “Steve” (Marce) Morgan, John (Pat) Morgan, Kathie (Tom) Hanrahan; aunt and great-aunt of many.

A Memorial Gathering will be held  Saturday,  November 18th from 1 until 4 pm.  It will be held at The Landings Club House.  9396 Landings Lane, Des Plaines, IL.

Please omit flowers; donations to the wishes of the family appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home. For more info call 888-629-0094.

Laura Jean Shutock (nee Wyrembek), age 54, of Lombard

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Shutock, LauraLaura Jean Shutock (nee Wyrembek), age 54, of Lombard, September 14, 1963 – November 8, 2017 was the beloved wife of Mark R. Shutock, loving step-mother of Mark S. Shutock and Matthew Shutock, loving step-mother-in-law of Katie Shutock, loving step-grandmother of Sofia Hope Shutock, loving aunt of Nichole (Kyle) Drilling, Sarah Gruneisen and Kevin Gruneisen III, Brinley Wyrembek and Merrick Wyrembek, sister of Lisa Gruneisen and David Wyrembek, sister-in-law of Kevin Gruneisen, Jr. and Sarah Wyrembek and beloved daughter of Leo and Shirley Wyrembek.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 10, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 11, with prayer service at 9:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Christ the King Church, 1501 Main Street, Lombard, IL, at 10:00 AM.

Laura attended Hinsdale Central High School and graduated from St. Norbert College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, class of 1986. She worked for IBM for 25 years until her retirement.

Despite Laura’s physical limitations from Rheumatoid Arthritis, she was a fighter and inspiration to all. Laura loved singing in the Christ the King choir, and enjoyed visiting the Morton Arboretum, especially in the fall after mass. She loved vacation trips to Door County, Wisconsin and reunions with her St. Norbert college classmates.

She was loved by her nieces, nephews, step-sons and stepdaughter-in-law. She loved taking part in Skype sessions with her step-son, step daughter-in law and step grand-daughter in Sicily. She enjoyed connecting with family, IBM coworkers and friends. She was an avid Facebook user and spent many hours exchanging news with friends and family. She liked to play electronic games, and got quite engaged in many a session!

Laura and her husband Mark met online and were married within one year. They were happily married for 14 years.

We will all miss you lovely wife, daughter, sister, step-mother, step-grandmother, aunt, coworker and friend. We know you are now a beautiful angel, dancing in Heaven.

Memorials to Arthritis Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter, 205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2530, Chicago IL  60601 appreciated.

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Pat (Pricilla) Griesbaum (nee Trawinski), age 84, of Lombard

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Pat GriesbaumPat (Pricilla) Griesbaum (nee Trawinski), age 84, of Lombard, November 12, 1932 – November 4, 2017.  She was the, beloved wife of the late Pfc. USAF William; Loving mother of Linda (late James) Ostien, Laurie (Kevin) Wallace, William Jr., Lianne (Robert) Jaworski, Lisa (Steve) Davey, Michael (Maricor), and John (Pam); Proud grandmother of Zackary, Sgt. Justin (Michelle), Joshua, Paul, Alyson, Ryan, Robert, Mckayla, Spc. Lauren, Daniel, Ethan, Malena, Nickolas, and Mya; Proudest great grandmother of Lyla and Gemma.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 9 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, November 10 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Alexander Church, 300 S. Cornell Ave., Villa Park, for 10 AM Mass.

Pat was always full of life! She loved family and friend’s celebrations. A woman of many talents, she was a dancer, seamstress, knitter, baker, artist, and she had a beautiful voice.  In short, always fun to be around.  She enjoyed her home/neighborhood in Lombard, and planned many of the block parties for neighbors to gather.  Pat and Bill met and were married within 3 months.  They were always the best dancers on the floor. They were married 59 years, before Bill passed away in 2010.  Once retired Pat and Bill would spend winters in Florida. In the winter of 2015, it was there that Pat was fortunate enough to find a second love, Walter Hartwell. In Pat’s family Walter was also known as Mr. Wonderful. The two were inseparable for 3 years. Pat became Walter’s fiancé on December 25, 2016.

We will all miss you lovely mother, grandmother, great grandmother, fiancé and friend. You have taught us all to LOVE, respect, believe in God, and enjoy life!  We know you are now a beautiful angel, dancing in Heaven.

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Joseph Chester Hertelendi, ‘J.C.’, age 70, of Lombard

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Joseph Chester Hertelendi, J.C., dearest son of the late Rose (nee Fiatarone) and Joseph Hertelendi, dearest brother of the late Frank Hertelendi, dearest godson of Louise Luchetta (nee Fiatarone) died suddenly on November 5, 2017.  He is the dear cousin and fond friend of many.  J.C. graduated from Glenbard East High School.  A longtime resident of Lombard, Illinois, for most of his life, J.C. enjoyed the company of family and many friends.  He loved music, good food, friends and cars, often attending the many car shows in Lombard and the surrounding suburbs.  J.C. was a gentle and caring soul, frequently caring for others and helping with medical visits and errands.  He will always be remembered for his gentle spirit.

A Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 3:00-9:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL; Funeral Service will be held Thursday, November 9 at 10:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

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