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Louise R. Fromer nee Giannini, age 77, of Lombard

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

FromerLouise R. Fromer nee Giannini, age 77, of Lombard.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 15, from 11:30-3:30 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Lifelong resident of Lombard, Illinois and born in Chicago, Illinois. Retired from Western & Southern Life Insurance Company.

Loving daughter to the late Lawrence and Bernice Giannini of Lombard, Illinois; beloved mother of Ernie (Charlotte) and Philip (Sheila); proud grandmother of Christina (Kevin), EJ and Sara;
dear great-grandmother to Kaitlyn and Liam; loving sister to Larry (Sue), Lorraine (Jerry), Dan (Barbara) and Linda (Norm); fond aunt to many nephews and nieces; best friends to Bryan and Tony.

Louise (Wheezy) was a loving, caring mother, grandmother, sister and aunt to all who knew her. She was a wonderful person who had an amazing sense of humor. She loved to dance and crochet. Many of us have a blanket we will treasure from her. We will all miss her so much. We love you Wheezy!

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Jean Pischke, age 90, of Lombard

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Jean Mae (Funk) Pischke, age 90, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2018, in her home with her ever-present children at her side.

Jean was born in 1927 in Wolcottville IN, a rural farm community. She was one of 10 children and attended grammar school in a one-room school house. Both the school and the family’s Methodist church were within walking distance from the farm. Her sisters were her best friends and her older brothers’ teasing helped establish her terrific sense of humor. She was especially close to her identical twin sister, Joan and together they attended nursing school in Chicago where they enjoyed confusing their teachers, boyfriends and patients with their similar good looks.
Soon after finishing nursing school, Jean met her husband Bill. They married in 1953 and raised 4 children in Lombard, IL. They were married 23 years until Jean suddenly became a widow. Through this difficult time, her inner strength and resiliency shone through as she became a single parent and went back to work as a registered nurse on the evening shift in Labor & Delivery and post-partum units. She remained in her beloved Lombard home for 61 years.

Jean loved the outdoors, warm weather, cool breezes through open screens, changing seasons, and gardening. She and her son would choose the right plants to be sure the cardinals, hummingbirds, butterflies and bees felt welcomed in her yard. All her children became gardeners. Decades prior to the environment-friendly movement, Jean was the original recycler, and made sure her kids wasted nothing and repurposed everything. She also loved Chicago sports and spent many days and nights watching Cubs, Black Hawks, Bulls and Bears games together.
Her family was the most important thing to her and she drew her strength and determination from them. Being with family, a few dear friends, gardening and walking through public gardens are what she enjoyed most in life. She loved watching her children, grandchildren and plants grow. She was a very humble, intelligent, quiet, understated person and left us all with an important legacy -one where love, honesty, education and hard work determine your character and moral compass.

Being a loving mother and grandmother capped a long, well-lived life. Her mind was incredibly sharp as she led an independent, dignified, yet simple life. Her enthusiasm for life, love of nature, and deep love for her children, grandchildren, extended family, and friends will be missed by all who knew her.

Jean is survived by her 4 children: Katherine (David Winn), Steven, Karen (Michael Chamness) and Lisa Schurr; her 2 beloved grandchildren, Jessica Winn and Tyler Schurr; her sister LaDonna (Charles) Whetzel, special niece/goddaughter Cindy D’Antonio and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Pischke, her parents Pearl (Kitchen) & Roscoe Funk; and her siblings Genevieve (Albert) Totte; Escoe (Vina) Funk; Vivian (Warren) Rowe; Stanley (Evelyn) Funk; Paul Funk; Walton (Alice) Funk; her twin Joan (Michael) D’Antonio, and Betty (Ed) Kolpak.

A wake and celebration of Jean’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 14, from 10:00am-1:00pm. The memorial service is from 1:00-2:00pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Jean’s memory to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF); mailing address: P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515; or to the St. Joseph Lakota (Sioux) Indian School; mailing address: P.O. Box 100, Chamberlain, SD 57325-0100.

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Pauline Boduch (nee Salemi), age 87, of Glen Ellyn

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

boduchPauline Boduch (nee Salemi), age 87, of Glen Ellyn, passed away on August 9, 2018. Beloved wife of Thaddeus “Ted” and mother of Cheryl Ann Curtis, Michael T. (Kazuko) and Stephen D. (Leslie).

She was born in Chicago to Liborio and Anna Salemi.  She and her husband, Ted, were married for 58 years. They enjoyed many of those years dancing at many Chicagoland ballrooms which included Willowbrook and Glen Dora as well as Cantigny and College of DuPage Concerts.

Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2-7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Prayers Monday 9:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home to Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL.

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Martin A. Kerr, age 67, of Lombard

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Martin A. Kerr, age 67, of Lombard, died July 28, 2018 at his home.

Martin was the beloved husband of the late Nancy L. nee Lytle; father of Martin A.  Kerr, Jr., and James R. (Lisa) Kerr; grandfather of Ceally, Emma, Natalie, Melanie, Jim and Luke; great-grandfather of Xandria and Bodhi; brother of the late Mary Jane (Richard) Borak; brother-in-law of James (Rita) Lytle, Thomas Lytle, Michael (Janelle) Lytle and the late Mary Ann Lytle; uncle and great-uncle.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 3, with a visitation from 9:00 AM until time of prayers at 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Mass will follow at 11:00 AM at Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

Please omit flowers.

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

Manuel J. Serna, age 80, of Lombard, formerly of Northlake

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Serna, ManuelManuel J. Serna, age 80, of Lombard, formerly of Northlake, died July 29 at his home.

Mr. Serna was the beloved husband of Lydia nee Ybanez; loving father of Christopher (Deborah), Deborah (Erik) Ekstrom, Margarita (William) Buckley and Mario; cherished grandpa of Victoria, Katie, Christopher, Caitlin, Nikolei and Michael; great-grandfather of Leo, Chase, Bailey, Noah, Dante, Benjamin; dearest brother of Margarita (the late Agustin) Rubio, Gloria (the late Oscar) Castillon, Teresa (Angel) Torres, Antonia (Pablo) Dominguez, Fermin (Rosario) Serna and the late Benito (Lourdes) Serna; uncle and great-uncle of many.

Funeral Services Friday 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass.  Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  Visitation Thursday, August 2, from 4-8 PM.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  For more information, all 888-629-0094.

Marie Trepanier, age 89, of Lombard

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

TrepanierMarie Trepanier, age 89, of Lombard, died July 26 at her home.

Marie is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Richard; her 3 children, Linda, Rick and Kathy Anderson; two grandsons, Bill Anderson and Tim Anderson; 4 brothers, Bob (Marlene) Thilges, Don Thilges, John Thilges and Ray Thilges; many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Carol Thilges.

Marie, with her husband Richard, owned and operated R-M Industry for 50 years in Addison.   She was an avid life-long Cubs fan and she loved to sing.

All services private.

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

Carl H. Keller, age 75

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Keller, Carl2CARL H. KELLER

The story began January 21, 1943 born to the parents Henry and Marie Keller of Forest Park, Illinois.  Later Carl would have two siblings, the late Jean Keller Flando and Carol Keller of Westchester.  There were many other relatives as well.

He lived in Forest Park and went to Proviso East High School graduating in 1961 and 2 years of Junior College in Chicago.

Carl met Mary E. Brust in 1961 – their Senior year of High School – and they married on June 5, 1965.

Carl had the most wonderful friends from Grammar School – over 60 years of friendship – very rare.  Bill and Claire, Al and Vera, Joe and Cookie are among those rare friends and other best friends include Bonnie and Tony and Chuck and Marylou.

Carl and Mary had two children, Michael Keller of Romeoville and Tracy Aultman of Bolingbrook.

They went on to have 6 grandchildren: Daniel (fiancé, Lisa), Eric (Rachel), Ryan, Samantha, Nicholas and Tommy; and 4 great-grandchildren, Layne, Nicholas, Lucas, and Valerie.

Carl was an avid golfer and had 5 Holes in One.  He had a number of golf buddies.

He worked in the printing industry his whole life; owned Cooperative Publishing Company, Data Book Services and had retired in 2002.

We could not have asked for a more wonderful Husband, Father, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Monday, July 23rd from 10 AM to time of Service at 12 Noon at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Memorials to Edward Cancer Center, 120 Spalding Drive, Number 111, Naperville, Illinois 60540.

Ida J. Stigman, age 92, of Rockford

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Ida J. Stigman, age 92, of Rockford, died July 14, 2018.

All services are private.

Ida is survived by her children, Holly (Stigman) Carner (James)-WI and Nancy Stigman-Edwards (Charles), Lombard,  IL; her grandchildren, Diane (Balluff) Aubuchon-AZ, James Pat Carner-WI, Laura L Edwards-Lombard, IL; her great-grandchildren, Brandy Seifert – WI and Marcos Gutierrez – AZ.  Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell E. Stigman (Windy).

Ida was born in Belvidere.  IL on May 1, 1926.  She lived in Belvidere,  Chicago and Rockford, IL and graduated from West High School in Rockford.  Ida married Wendell E Stigman (Windy) August 5, 1945.

She was a life member and past president of VFW Auxiliary, Belvidere,  Illinois post 1461. She also served as past district president.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Info 888-629-0094.

James A. Younger, age 82, of Villa Park

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

American_Flag_x300James A. Younger, age 82, of Villa Park, died July 16 at Hines V.A. Medical Center.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 19, from 3-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 20, with 9:15 AM prayers to 10 AM Mass at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, 1S314 Summit, Oak Brook Terrace.  Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

James was the beloved father of Carol A. (John) Knopf of Villa Park; grandfather of Charles (Rosemarie) Janousek of Braidwood, IL and Michelle C. Janousek of Villa Park; great-grandfather of Brandon M. Barton, Nathan J. Dodmead, Halas Janousek and Savannah E. Koch; dear brother of Margaret L. Younger of Villa Park and the late Mary, the late Donald, the late Barbara, the late Robert and the late Richard; fond uncle of 3; and many other relatives.

James grew up in Lombard and lived there until he moved to Villa Park in 1985.  He attended and graduated from York High School.  He attended Sacred Heart Grade School.

James was a Veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1954-1958 on the USS Oriskany.  He served in the USNR from 1958-1962.   He was a member of the Glendale Heights VFW, American Legion, L.O.O.M. Lodge-Lombard and the Eagles Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to:  Disabled American Veterans, Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH  45250-0301 or

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

Mary Silvestri, age 75, of Lombard

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

SilvestriMary Silvestri, age 75, of Lombard, passed away on July 15, 2018, at Glen Oaks Hospital.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 18th, from 3 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Private committal will be on Monday, July 23rd at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

Mary is survived by her loving children, Margaret (Jerry) Lange of Lombard, Joseph (Vincenza) of Bartlett, and Patrick of Chicago; her cherished grandchildren, Olivia, James, and Nicholas; her dear siblings, Henry Hudson of Wisconsin, Charlie (Arlene) Hudson of Elmhurst, John Hudson of Wisconsin, Judi Wasilk of Wisconsin, Roger of Wisconsin, Sharon (Joe) Zizzo of Woodstock and Janice Lundsford of Florida; many other relatives.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, James R., and her siblings, William, Margaret, Frank and Marie.

Mary was a resident of Lombard for 42 years. She was a Branch Manager for West Suburban Bank. Mary enjoyed visiting Las Vegas. She loved her grandchildren and spending time with family.

For more information 630-629-0094.