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Judi J. Kern, age 60, of Lombard

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Judi J. Kern, age 60, of Lombard, passed away July 15, 2018, at her home.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 19 from 3 – 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Funeral Service will be held Friday at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove.

Judi is survived by her loving daughter, Natalie (Corey Coddington) Shasteen of Lees Summit, Missouri; her cherished grandchildren, Camila, Liam, Caleb and Autumn; her beloved mother, Diane Kern of Lombard; her dear brothers, Norman Jr of Lombard and Michael Kern of Chicago; her loving companion, Ken Fett, of Lombard; her nephew, Michael of Chicago and her niece, Lorraine of Geneva.

Judi is preceded in death by her father, Norman Kern.

Judi was a resident of Lombard for 10 years. She graduated from Alvernia High School in Chicago. Judi had worked for both Diamond Envelope Company and Forest Envelope Company. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and Lombard L.O.O.M. #2350.

For more information 630-629-0094.

Randall “Randy” Sladek, Sr., age 63, of Downers Grove

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Randall “Randy” Sladek, Sr., age 63, of Downers Grove, died July 11, 2018.  Loving father of Randall Jr. “Randy” (Stephanie) of Elmhurst and Michael (fiancée Ashlee Burwell) of Plainfield; Grandfather of Ava and Ella; Brother of Franklin (Ina) of Lombard and Sharon Saylor of Wisconsin; fond uncle of many and many other relatives.

Memorial Gathering Thursday, July 19, from 5-8 PM at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton Ave., Villa Park.  Interment private.

Randy was born in Chicago and graduated from Glenbard South High School.  He was a police officer in Westchester and retired in 2004.  Randy loved riding his motorcycle and traveling.

Arrangements were made by Brust Villa Park Funeral Home.  Call 888-629-0094 for more information.

Gweneth “Gwen” Upchurch, age 19, of Carol Stream

Friday, July 13th, 2018

upchurchGweneth “Gwen” Upchurch, age 19, of Carol Stream, passed away suddenly on July 11, 2018.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 15, from 2 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Monday, with Gwen lying-in-state from 10 AM until time of Funeral Mass at 11 AM at St. Alexander’s Church, 303 S. Cornell Ave, Villa Park. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Gwen is survived by her loving mother, Erin Crilly, of Carol Stream, and her loving father, James Upchurch; her dear brother, Liam Upchurch of Carol Stream; loving grandparents Philip and Christine Crilly of Carol Stream, Jerry Upchurch of Illinois and Kerry Kennelly of Pittsburgh, PA; her fond aunts and uncles Michael (Kristy) Crilly of Carol Stream, Anna (Michael) Burhans of St. Charles, Natalie Underhill, Jerry Upchurch, Jr., Kali Upchurch and Jon Upchurch and her dear cousins Jane Crilly and Lucie Burhans.

Gwen attended DePaul University and Glenbard North High School.  She also graduated from Jay Stream Middle School and Roy DeShane Elementary.

Gwen worked on the campaigns of Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi.  She also interned at Kurtz Law Office in Hinsdale.  She was pursuing a career in Civil Rights law and was an accomplished artist.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Call 888-629-0094 for more information.

Patricia L. Fleischman nee Shea, age 83, of Carol Stream, formerly of Lombard

Friday, July 13th, 2018

FleischmanPatricia L. Fleischman nee Shea, age 83, of Carol Stream, formerly of Lombard, died July 11 at Central DuPage Hospital.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 17, from 2 PM until time of Service at 4:30 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment private.

Patricia is survived by her dear husband, Ralph T; her loving children, Linda (Stephen) Czyz of Elk Grove, Ralph T. (Deborah) Jr. of West Chicago, Mark (Teresa) of Oak Park and Karen F. of Warrenville; 7 grandchildren Kristen (Jeff) Allen of Winfield, Kelly (Chris) Johnson of Lakemore, Ryan T. Arnold of Wisconsin, Kisa (Patrick) Cullen of Brookfield, Sara F. of Chicago, Eric F. of Chicago, Nina F. of Oak Park; 2 great-grandsons, Clark and Dean; and her brother, Timothy Shea of West Chicago.

Patricia had been married for 62 years.  She lived for 15 years in Carol Stream, and had previously lived in Lombard for over 45 years.  She was a graduate of York High School and worked at West Suburban Bank as a Land Trust Officer.  Patricia was a bowler and golfer.  She liked antiques and collected R. S. Prussia porcelain.

Donations to Carol Stream Library, 616 Hiawatha Dr., Carol Stream, IL 60188 are appreciated.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Call 888-629-0094 for more information.

CHARLOTTE L. MILLETT, nee Becker, age 96, lifelong resident of Lombard

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Millett, CharlotteCharlotte L. Millett, nee Becker, age 96, lifelong resident of Lombard, died Tuesday, July 10 at Lexington Health Care, Lombard.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 13, 2018 from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, July 14 with Mrs. Millett Lying-In-State from 9:30 AM to time of Funeral at 10:30 AM at St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church, 215 South Lincoln, Lombard.

Interment will be at Elmlawn Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Mrs. Millett is survived by her children, Andrew Patrick Millett of Lombard, Michael James (Mary) Millett of Lombard, and Mark William (Maribeth) Millett of Lombard; her cherished grandchildren, John Franklin Millett of Lombard, Jacqueline Marie (John) Jubeck of Rockford, Erin Elizabeth Millett of Lombard, and Kathleen Siobhan Millett of Lombard; dear great-grandchildren, Dylan Patrick Jubeck and Lucille Mauve Jubeck; her cousin, Esther Mosher of Naperville; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives,  and many friends.

Mrs. Millett is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew F.; and her three sisters, Loretta Ramey, Jane Nachreiner, and Alma Dubrovin.

Mrs. Millett was a lifelong resident of Lombard and a 1939 graduate of Glenbard (West) High School.  She was the Owner of Loretta’s Beauty Parlor on Main Street in Lombard from 1960 to 1970 and worked there until 2010.  Charlotte had worked for Brust Funeral Home as a Hairdresser from the 1970’s until 2010.

Mrs. Millett was a lifelong member of St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church in Lombard and a graduate of St. John’s Grade School.  She was baptized, confirmed, and married at St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church and she was a member of the Mary-Martha Guild.  She was a member of the Lombard Woman’s Club.

Memorials to St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church Building Fund, 215 South Lincoln, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

Kathleen G. Arenz nee Hollmann, age 77, of Lombard

Friday, July 6th, 2018

ArenzKathleen G. Arenz nee Hollmann, age 77, of Lombard, passed away July 6, 2018.

A visitation will be held Thursday, July 12th, from 9:45 AM until time of Memorial Mass at 11 AM at St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison St, Lombard. Interment will be private at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Kathleen is survived by her beloved husband, William J.; her loving children, William (Sue Brady), Daniel (Karen), Jill (Anthony) Surrusco, Susan (Laurie Melvin), and Christie (Tony) Grigat; her cherished grandchildren, Christina, Marissa, Jack, Katie, Sara, Max, and Joseph; her dear siblings, Martha Donlan, Joanne Engers, Marcie (Bob Nordhaus) Hollmann, Thomas (Jann) Hollmann; fond sister in-law, Mary Hollmann and brother-in-law, Tom McSweeney; many nieces and nephews.

Kathleen is preceded in death by her brothers, Louis Hollmann and John Hollmann; her sister, Rosie McSweeney and her brother–in-laws, Garet Peterson, Kevin Donlan, and Fred Engers.

Kathy was a first generation American born to German immigrant parents Rose and Louis Hollmann.  She was #5 of eight children.  The family moved to Villa Park from Kansas City, Missouri.  She attended St. A’s Catholic grade school and graduated with the class of 1959 from Immaculate Conception High School in Elmhurst.

After high school Kathy met the love of her life, Bill.  They married and raised their five children in Lombard.

Kathy & her siblings grew up with no cousins, aunts or uncles nearby which made family so incredibly important to her.  She cherished all of her nieces & nephews dearly and being Mimi to 7 plus was one of her greatest joys in life.

Her quick wit and endearing personality was very special.  Kathy made lifelong friends from childhood, school, neighbors, careers and dear friends from working at Eastern Airlines.

Kathy will truly be missed by all.

Please omit flowers. Donations to Lewy Body Dementia Association LBDA.org, appreciated.

For more information 630-629-0094.

Joseph J. Oskroba, age 66, suddenly, of Lombard

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

OskrobaJoseph J. Oskroba, age 66, suddenly, of Lombard, passed away July 4, 2018.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 8th from 3- 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, July 9th at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles.

Joseph is survived by his loving children, Stephen (Sima) of Lombard and Mallory of Lombard; his dear siblings, Mary Oskroba of Lombard and Michael Oskroba of Lombard; and many nieces and nephews and great- nieces and nephews.

Joseph is preceded in death by his wife, Susan nee Sullivan and his sister, Barbara Kacick.

Joseph grew up in Chicago. He lived in Lombard for over 30 years. Joe was a graduate of Gordon Tech High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Illinois in 1978. He worked as a Walgreens Pharmacist until his retirement in 2017.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois ROute 53, Lisle, IL 60532, are appreciated.

For more information 630-629-0094.

Rose Jensen Lagios, age 90, of Lombard

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Lagios, RoseRose Jensen Lagios, age 90, of Lombard, died July 1 at DuPage Convalescent Home.

All services are private.

Rose is survived by her daughter, Debra (Russell) Britton of Lombard; her grandchildren, Linda (Tom) Meziere of Beverly, IL, Kelly (Jason) Britton-Novak of California, Katherine (David) Eisner of Lombard, Phillip (Caroline) Britton of Roselle; her great-grandchildren, Giorgia, Miles, Mason and Chase; a sister-in-law, Agnes (the late Fred) Jensen; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Rose was preceded in death by her partner, the late George Lagios.

Rose had been a Lombard resident for 15 years; she was formerly of Rogers Park in Chicago.  Rose worked for Catholic Charities.  She loved crossword and word search puzzles and the Cubs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654 would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Call 888-629-0094 for information.

Frank J. Cvach Jr, age 86, of Lombard

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Web Picture-Cvachknights of columbus emblemFrank J. Cvach Jr, age 86, of Lombard passed away June 30, 2018.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 6th from 3 – 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 7th with 9:30 AM prayers from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Church for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip.

Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Geraldine A. nee Hartjen; his loving children, Joseph (Cindy) of Florida, Stephen (Lisa) of Arizona, Susan (James) Perkins of Lombard, James (Susan) of Arizona, Carol Flynn of Winfield, Judith Borsom of Lombard, Laurie (Ralph) Ellis of Lombard, Edward (Nenette) of Elgin, Mary (Nick) Agliato of Lombard, Kathleen (John) Loftus-Marek of Carol Stream, Patricia (Becky) Armstrong-Campbell of Downers Grove and the late Victoria Marie; his 28 grandchildren and his 25 great-grandchildren; his dear brother, Robert (Dolores) of California; 4 nieces and nephews and many other relatives.

Frank grew up in Cicero and then became a resident of Lombard for the past 61 years. He was a Veteran of USAF during the Korean War Era. Frank owned Frank’s Appliance Service Repair in Lombard in the 1960’s. He was a longtime commercial carpet salesman and lastly worked for Lewis Carpet Company from which he retired. Frank was an active member of the Knights of Columbus for 64 years. He received many awards and was a former Grand Knight. He was also a Pro-Life Chairman for the Knights of Columbus. He was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and former nominee for Lombard Man of the Year.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Knights of Columbus Council # 6090, P.O. Box 174, Lombard, IL 60148 or the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60601, are appreciated.

For more info 630-629-0094.

Denise M. (Falcone) Carpenter, age 62, of Elgin, formerly of Lombard

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

CarpenterProm date and beloved wife of John, Devoted mother of Jennifer, Joseph (Alyssa), Deanna (Anthony) Coronato. Second Mom of too many to name. Best Grandma ever to Ayden, Nino, Naiya & Nica and 5 babies waiting to play with her in heaven, among many others who also considered her a Grandma! She is the curly haired pride and joy of Joe & Josephine Falcone. Baby Sister of Carol Cieslowski & Susan DiCosola. Sister in law of Dick (& Cheri) Carpenter, Cousin of Rick (& Shelly) Salisbury. Beloved niece & cousin to the Greco family of Michigan whom she enjoyed many summers of “Street Dances,” swimming at Paw Paw lake and picking and eating fresh blackberries, peaches & concord grapes. She is an Aunt & Great Aunt to many.

Winner of the Golden Birdie at Proviso West class of 1973. Employee of the month at Sun Drugs of Hillside. Proud graduate of Selans cosmetology school of Oak Park. Her drinks of choice were black coffee and occasional rum stone sours at weddings, which always helped to get her dancing shoes on. Star bowler of Brunswick Bowling Alley of Glendale Heights from the late 80s to the early 90s. She is a friend to many and considered her friends to be her family. Always staying connected to everyone she bonded with from close friends from high school, her hospital roommate from 1979, to her coworkers from Jewel and Enesco.

She was a longtime supporter of The Addison Swim Team, head cheerleader for the Flames, Huskies, Raiders, ATHS Blazers and the Highlander’s of Driscoll Catholic and of MacMurray College. PTA treasurer and Co-Head ornament maker alongside her friend Shelly Echols for Lake Park Elementary school of Addison. Seamstress to the stars of the Franklin Park and Center Ice Arena Ice Show participants. She is known as the baby whisperer of the Midwest as she had never met a baby she couldn’t sing or lull to sleep snuggled on her chest. Original member of the Steel Magnolias (Darlinns Beauty Studio Chapter.) Nearly undefeated Scrabble strategist. Founding member of 20 years and running Bunco Babes originally of Lombard. Avid Trivial Pursuit player, and loyal customer of Aurelios Pizza.

Often found cruising in her car of the moment, which was ideally always pearl white, belting out ballads like Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath my Wings”, “The Rose” or country hits by Tim McGraw or Little Texas. She loved turning everything she possibly could into a surprise. She spent her final days at home snuggled under a blanket from her coworkers visiting with friends and family and telling us the lines of her favorite show “I Love Lucy” before the characters spoke them.

She will be missed forever and loved always.

Memorials to The Bone Marrow Foundation, 515 Madison Ave., Suite 1130, New York, NY 10022 would be appreciated.

Visitation Thursday, June 28, 3-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Friday, June 29, 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home.  Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home. Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for more information.