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Raymond A. Wisner, age 97, of Lombard

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

American_Flag_1_x1000Wisner, RaymondRaymond A. Wisner, age 97, of Lombard, resident for 63 years, passed away July 21, 2017.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday August 28th at 12: Noon at Brust Funeral Home 135 S. Main St. Lombard. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery .

Mr. Wisner is survived by his loving children, Paul of Lombard, Marianne of Woodridge, and Christine (Charles) Mraz of Madison, N.C.; and his dear grandchildren, Sara, Jennifer, Daniel, and Carolyn.

Mr. Wisner is preceded in death by his wife, Katherine nee Sikler and his brother, Joseph F. Jr.

Ray grew up in Chicago. He graduated from Foreman High School. Ray was an Army veteran having served in Africa and Italy during WWII. He worked for the Pay Line Division Engineering at International Harvester. Ray worked part time at Marshall Fields in Oak Brook from 1964 – 2007.

In lieu of flowers, memorial to American Cancer Society, Skin Cancer, 1801 S. Meyers Rd. Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.

For more info 888-629-0094.

DALE DVORAK, age 71, of Wheaton

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Dvorak, DaleDvorak, Dale1Dale Dvorak, age 71, of Wheaton, died August 15.

Dale is survived by her daughters Lisa Paulson (husband Phil Bringle), Adrienne Stachura (husband Richard Stachura Sr.), grandsons Cameron Bringle, Ricky Stachura Jr., Maxwell Stachura, Colton Stachura, and her brother Darrow Dvorak (wife Edna Dvorak).

Adrienne says:  “Last November my Mom and I reconnected after 14 years estranged. We spent the next 9 months getting to know each other again, and forgive. My Mom passed away August 15th with me by her side. I’m so thankful we became friends. In her remembrance, I will only remember the good. The way she used to kiss the bridge of my nose and say “you have the most kissable nose!”, that my freckles were “angel kisses”, how she taught me equal rights by merely declaring my race “human” on my birth certificate, the wonder of nature by our walks among the redwoods, and the freedom and beauty of running nude on the beach (& everywhere else until the age of 7). My mom was a free spirit. I am proud she instilled a little of that in me. Please all of my friends and family, forgive the ones you love. Life is short.”

Helene Gatz nee Stateczny, age 78, formerly of Lombard

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Gatz, HeleneHelene Gatz nee Stateczny, age 78, formerly of Lombard, died peacefully on August 16, 2017 surrounded by family and friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday, August 20 from 3 to 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Prayer Service will be Monday, August 21 at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Church for 10 AM mass.

Interment will be at Allerton Ridge Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank Gatz, Sr., her sister Jacqueline “Jackie” Mullenbach, brother Harry “Bud” Stateczny, Jr., mother Josephine (Bukowski) Stateczny and father Harry Stateczny, Sr.

Helene was the loving mother of Frank Gatz, Jr, mother-in-law of Sheila (Teresinski) Gatz, and dear Grandmother to Joseph, Jamie, and Michael Gatz who she loved spending time with.

Helene shared her love of cooking and baking with many through the years, enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and was an avid Bingo player.  She also enjoyed word searches and reading books.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to JourneyCare All About Kids at 405 Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, IL  60010.

Christina Kallo, age 64, of Lombard, Illinois

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Kallo, ChristineChristina Kallo, age 64, of Lombard, Illinois, passed away on August 7, 2017.  She was the loving wife of Laddie Kallo for over 39 years; dear mother of Christina (Darren) Alonzo, Daniel (Fiance- Emi Gjini) Kallo; fond grandmother of Andrew Alonzo, Alexander Alonzo and Aiden Alonzo.

Christina was born and raised in Krakow, Poland and came to America at the age of 23 where she worked at Pepperidge Farm in Downers Grove for over 34 years.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and being with family and friends.

Funeral services are as follows:  Wake on Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 8: p.m., at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard, Illinois.  Funeral Mass on Friday, August 11, 2017, with prayers at 9 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St, Lombard, Illinois for Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m.  Interment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

For more info 888-629-0094.

Paula E. DeForest nee Bilek, age 90, of Lombard, died August 8

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

DeForest, Christina2Paula E. DeForest nee Bilek, age 90, of Lombard, died August 8 at her daughter’s home.

Private services were held at Mt. Emblem Cemetery.

Mrs. DeForest was survived by her dear children Lee A. (“Kip”) of Gurnee, James R. (Patricia) of Lombard and Donna Lee Eisner of Lombard, daughter-in-law, Martha, of Glen Ellyn, 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and a brother, F. Thomas (Bea) Bilek of Texas.

Mrs. DeForest was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald DeForest; her son, Thomas R.; son-in-law, Michael Eisner; a granddaughter, Dana; and 2 sisters, Helen Strain and Frannie Elseman.

Mrs. DeForest had been a resident of Lombard for 67 years.  She graduated from Calumet High School.  She and her husband owned Don DeForest Associates, now DeForest Creative Group, which they sold in 1999.  She was a member of the American Society of Women Accountants and the Lombard Historical Society.  Her hobbies were bookkeeping, the White Sox, the Packers, fishing. camping, archery and crossword puzzles.

Memorials to Wounded Warrior Project are appreciated; mail to: Wounded Warrior Project, 1111 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL  60523, or visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

Marion March, nee Alexuk, age 86 of Wheaton, formerly of Lombard

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Marion MarchMarion March, nee Alexuk, age 86 of Wheaton, formerly of Lombard, died August 4 at her home.

Private family service will be held Friday.

Mrs. March is survived by her loving children Pamela Summers, of Indianapolis, David (Deborah) of Lombard and Jonathan (Tammy) of Wheaton; 7 grandchildren Kelly (Rob) Shaw, Jonathan Summers, Christopher March, Alexa March, Nicholas March, Jessica March, Bekka Rood; 3 great-grandchildren William Shaw, Ryan March, Riley Shaw; and a brother, Howard Alexuk of Rhode Island.

Mrs. March was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edwin J. March and her siblings Michael, John, Lillian Lawson, Alice Ratican,  Sylvia Bozek and Helen O’ Neil.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of your choice are appreciated.

For more information 888-629-0094.

Frances Ann Dickson Saunders, nee Dickson, age 97, of Lombard

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Saunders-websiteSaunders-PoetStudy-WebFrances Ann Dickson Saunders, nee Dickson, age 97, of Lombard, died August 3, at Lexington Health Care, Lombard, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 8, from 3-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, August 9, at 1 PM at Brust Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Mrs. Saunders is survived by her loving son, Andrew W. Welfing, U.S. Army, Retired; four stepchildren, Karen & Rick, Rick, Sylvia, and Elmer Jr., many step-grandchildren; a niece, Peggy (Bill) and a nephew, Blaine.

She was preceded in death by her loving husbands, Elmer Saunders, Arthur Ehlert, Stanley T. Olsen and Andrew C. Welfing and her brother, Walter Carl Dickson.

Mrs. Saunders had been a resident of Lombard for 63 years and had owned a house on Finley Road for 50 years.  She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Saunders graduated from Drake University in Des Moines with a BA in journalism; she was a member of P.E.O and also a member of AAUW and their Investment Club.  She owned a restaurant for 18 years in Aurora, first as the Bonanza Steakhouse, and later re-named as Fran & Art’s Circle E; she also worked for Rockola Manufacturing for many years.  Mrs. Saunders was an avid reader of novels with strong women, enjoyed traveling and was a strong supporter of Lombard businesses.

For more information 888-629-0094.

 

 

Charles D. Egan, age 87, of Lombard, Illinois

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Charles D. Egan, age 87, of Lombard, Illinois, passed away on August 1, 2017.  Married to Elizabeth M. (Hayes) Egan, who predeceased him.  Father of Virginia Allegretti, Jeffrey Egan, Julie (Dave) Novak, and Laura (Henri) Zimmermann. Grandfather of James (Kristy) Allegretti, Michael (Kristi) Allegretti, Megan (Bob Towne), Andrew (fiancée Tammi Casey) Novak, Joseph (Mary) Novak, Thomas Novak (girlfriend Melissa Wang), and Eric, Kyle, and Danielle Zimmermann. Great-grandfather of eight. Predeceased in death by his parents, Charles A. and Blanche M. Egan, his beloved wife, Elizabeth, his daughter, Susan, and his son, Gerald.

Charles loved photography, travel, cooking, fishing, and camping trips with family and friends; devoted fan of the opera, languages, and a fine glass of wine; Laureate member of the Theatre of Western Springs, and former Director of Medical Claims for Zurich American Insurance.

Funeral services are as follows:  Wake on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 8: p.m., at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard, Illinois.  Funeral Mass on Thursday, August 10, 2017, arrive at St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison St, Lombard, Illinois at 9:30 a.m. for Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

For more information 888-629-0094.

Frank J. Poskocil, age 85, of Lombard

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

American_Flag_x300Frank J. Poskocil, 85, of Lombard, IL, died peacefully July 29, 2017.  He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, daughters Cynthia (Ken Olinsky) Bonura of Miami Springs and Julia (John) Lohrmann of Chicago, and granddaughter Angela Bonura of Atlanta.

A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, August 7th, at 10:30 A.M. at Sacred Heart Church, 114 South Elizabeth, Lombard.  A Memorial Gathering will be on Sunday, August 6th, 2 PM to 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  Interment is Private.

Frank graduated from the University of Illinois as a mechanical engineer and spent his career at the research department of NICOR in Warrenville IL.  He was a veteran of the Korean War, an avid tennis player, and a patient Bears fan. Frank also volunteered at the Lombard Historical Society and Sacred Heart parish.  He enjoyed the later years of his life residing at Beacon Hill.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the following:

The University of Illinois Mechanical Science and Engineering Alumni Educational Fund,  http://mechanical.illinois.edu/alumni-friends/making-online-donation

Illini Service Dogs,  https://www.illiniservicedogs.com/isddonate

WTTW Channel 11, http://interactive.wttw.com/support

Arrangements entrusted to Brust Funeral Home in Lombard.  Info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

Edwin “Ed” John Latos, 95, of Lombard

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Edwin “Ed” John Latos, 95, of Lombard, Illinois, passed away July 25, 2017.

Ed was born September 30, 1921 in Chicago, IL to John and Marcella (Prejik) Latos. He graduated from Central YMCA College, now known as Roosevelt University, in 1945.  On May 3rd 1947 he married the former Bertha Melvina Cecilia Kryspin in Chicago, IL. Ed was employed as a chemist and holds multiple patents in his field of lubrication and engineering.  He was a respected member of the American Chemical Society and was renowned for his problem solving abilities. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. Ed was very active in the community, volunteering at the 45th ward in the late 1960’s.  A member of the first school board at St. Constance School, Ed contributed his time to the building of both St. Constance Church and School.

Ed will be remembered for his quest for knowledge and deductive reasoning.

He was a devoted Father to Tom, Linda (Dickey) and Marilou (Collins) and a loving grandfather to Beth (Alymer), Melissa, Jonathan, Melanie and Emma and great-grandchildren, Shannon, Cailey, Kelsey and Daniel (Alymer).

In keeping with the wishes of Edwin Latos, the services will be private.

For more info 888-629-0094.