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Edward Lawrence Milas, age 98, of Lombard

Friday, December 13th, 2019

MilasAmerican_Flag_x300Edward Lawrence Milas, age 98, of Lombard, passed away December 11, 2019.

A visitation will be held Monday, December 16th from 8:45 AM until the time of prayers at 9:45 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard,  proceeding to St. John the Apostle Church, 330 N. Westmore Ave, Villa Park,  for 10:15 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton.

Edward is survived by his beloved wife, Martha; his loving son, John (Presy) Milas; cherished grandchildren, Paula (Thaddeus) Sochacki and Edward (Amy) Milas; dear great-grandchildren, Ashley and Leila Sochacki; and fond nephews, Ronald (Juliana) Tragasz and Richard (Cynthia) Tragasz; many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Edward is preceded in death by his sister, Adeline (Thaddeus) Tragasz

Edward was born on October 8, 1921 to Polish immigrants, Jan Milas and Josephine nee Dubernas. He was raised on the west side of Chicago.

Edward served in the U.S. Navy from 1939 to 1945. He was a Submariner throughout WWII. Edward was awarded the Presidential Award for service in the Philippines, along with other distinguished honors.

He married Martha Ella Hartje in 1945 and moved to Chicago. Edward was employed as an Electrician for Western Electric in Cicero, until his retirement. His child, John, was born in 1948 and Edward actively participated in raising him and shared an appreciation for sports, education, career development and outdoor activities. He relocated to Lombard in 1978, and resided in the same house throughout the rest of his life. Edward enjoyed being part of raising his two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He attended most of their sporting events and school functions and was respectfully referred to as “grandpa” by the team members. Edward was a devout Catholic and served as an usher at St. John the Apostle Church. He had just celebrated his 98th birthday and 74th wedding anniversary this year. Edward had a rich and rewarding life as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Visit or call 888-629-0094 for information.


Audrey Mae Jones, age 89

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

JonesAudrey Mae Jones, age 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at home.

Audrey is survived by her hushand, Jack Jones, and two daughters Polly Jones (Cally Raduenzel) and Kelli Jones (Daniel Sacharny), 5 grandchildren (Henry Schlueter, Sydney Schlueter, Jack Schlueter, Eva Fiallos and Lucia Fiallos), 4 great-grandchildren (Vinny, Jack, Maliya, Vera) and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.  She is proceeded in death by her parents, brothers Paul (Lucille) and Dick (Yvonne) Buchholz, sister Francis (Bill) Gauspohl, her daughter, Kristin Schlueter and two sons, David and John Jones.

Audrey was born In Glen Ellyn, IL on November 14, 1930 to Paul and Anna Buchholz.  She was a graduate of Glenbard West High School.  She married John “Jack” Jones on May 26, 1950.  She was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom while also working part-time as home-ec shopper and hall monitor at Willowbrook High School.   Audrey loved interior design and spent years antiquing and working on home renovation projects with her husband of 69 years.   Together they amassed an impressive collection of antique fixtures, furniture and fire department paraphernalia.   She and her husband enjoyed tandem bicycling and together they rode thousands of miles over the years.   Audrey was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed every Cubs game, both at home or on family outings to Wrigley Field.   She was a faithful Lutheran and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church for over 50 years.  Audrey will be sorely missed by her husband, children and all that loved her.

A private funeral service is scheduled for after the first of the new year.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation is made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Frank J. Markov, Sr., age 85, of Lombard

Monday, December 9th, 2019

MarkovAmerican_Flag_x300Frank J. Markov, Sr., age 85, of Lombard, died December 8 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville.

Frank was the beloved husband of the late Barbara nee Emery; loving father of David (Carolina) of California, Frank, Jr. (Carolyn) of Lombard and Steve (Jeff) of Los Angeles; loving grandfather of Roseanne (Tom) Burke of Germantown Hills, IL, and Barbara Markov; great-grandfather of John Burke and Meredith Burke; brother-in-law of Florence Tringl of Illinois, Alice Tringl of Colorado and Kenneth (Barbara) Emery of Illinois; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Frank was married for 53 years to the late Barbara.  He had been a resident of Beacon Hill since 2016.

Frank grew up in Chicago and graduated from Saint Rita High School.  He was a retired restaurant supply salesman for Ed Herbst Company.  He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army and served from 1960-1962.

Frank was a bowler in several leagues in Lombard since 1976.

A Visitation will be held Thursday, December 12, from 9 AM until the time of a Funeral Service at 12 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn.

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Richard C. Lux, age 78, of Villa Park

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Lux, RRichard C. Lux, age 78, of Villa Park, passed away December 6, 2019.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 13th, with Mr. Lux lying-in-state from 9:30 AM until time of service at 10:30 AM at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, IL 60148. Interment will follow at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Richard is survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Richard is preceded in death by his siblings, William (Margaret), Albert (Florence), Ruth Lux; and his parents.

Richard lived in Villa Park his entire life. He graduated from Ardmore Grade School and Willowbrook High School. Richard worked as a Baggage Handler for United Airlines and retired after 50 years. He was a faithful member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Lombard. Richard was a member of the Airline Retirees, and the International Assoc. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union Local 1487.

Memorials to St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, IL 60148 are appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard, IL. For more information call 888-629-0094.

Virginia Daichendt (nee Oehlerking), age 91, of Lombard

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Daichendt, VirginiaVirginia Daichendt (nee Oehlerking), age 91, of Lombard, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2019.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 8 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral Services will be Monday, December 9 with Virginia lying in state from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 410 Cross Street, Wheaton, IL.  Interment will follow at Mount Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Virginia was born in Mount Prospect, IL. to Louis and Clara Oehlerking on July 20, 1928.  She attended St. Paul Lutheran School and later graduated from Arlington High School.

She worked for Florsheim Shoe Company and later dedicated her life as a home maker.  She enjoyed reading, traveling and making wonderful memories with her family and friends.  Virginia was a very special person who touched the lives of  all who knew her.

Virginia is preceded in death by her beloved husband Michael, her parents, Louis and Clara, her brothers: Elmer, Melvin and Howard.

She is survived by her son, Alan; daughters, Kathy Ochromowicz, Lynette (Larry) Heiden, Kimberly (Tim) Parson; sisters, Bernice Oehlerking and Lorry Allers; six grandchildren, Lindsey, Larry, Michael, Melissa, Zach and Haley and four great grandchildren, Elijah, Wilder, Gwendolyn and Van.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “The Lutheran Hour” (

Frank Mangels, age 91, of Villa Park

Friday, December 6th, 2019

MangelsAmerican_Flag_x300Celebrating the life of Frank Mangels, 91, who died on November 3, 2019. He was loved by his family, daughters: Wanda Drewel (Lewis Fischbein); Wendy Zimmerman (Bruce); Wynn Navarro (Michael); and his grandchildren: Katie Zimmerman (Michael Kernan); Beth Zimmerman (Mo Amer); Julia Navarro (Jordan Milam); Amanda Drewel (Jacob Batey); and Franklin Navarro; and his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Avis (nee Miller), his parents: Frank and Martha (nee Koehler), his sisters: Lucille Boese and Lillian Lubbert, and his granddaughter, Paige Drewel.

His many friends at Community Presbyterian Church of Lombard, were a special part of his life. The church provided a place to live out his faith, as he served as a trustee, deacon, youth group leader, mission trip foreman, and helped with other duties, as assigned. His buddies at the Christian Church of Villa Park were also a tremendous support over the years.

He was proud of his military service, during the Korean War. He served in the Army from 1951-1952, where he ran Frank’s Happy Tap, in addition to fighting for his country.

His life’s work as a carpenter and general contractor began at Lane Tech High School. He co-owned Linden Construction Company, with his brother-in-law, Bob Ewert. Their ventures ranged from residential construction and building White Castle restaurants to projects at Argon National Laboratories and the Regenstein Center at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

Frank enjoyed sports and was a life-long White Sox fan.  He played semi-pro football and softball in his younger years. His love of fishing provided many hours of enjoyment with family and friends, but a meal of fish seldom crossed his lips. His strong faith, sense of humor, and his love of music, were wonderful companions throughout his life, even in his final days.


  • Friday, December 6, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard

Celebration of Life Service

  • Visitation on Saturday, December 7, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the church
  • Service at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception, at the church
  • Community Presbyterian Church of Lombard, 1111 Madison St., Lombard

In lieu flowers, donations can be made to the VFW of Villa Park, 39 E. St. Charles Rd., IL 60181, The VFW or Community Presbyterian Church of Lombard, 1111 E. Madison St., Lombard, IL 60148.

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss

Edward L. Rottmann, age 66, of Wheaton

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Edward L. rottmannRottmann, age 66, of Wheaton, suddenly passed away November 25, 2019.

Edward was the beloved husband of Ruth née Calcese. Loving son of Patricia and the late Alwin Rottmann, of LaFox. Dear brother of Carol (Tom) Hebda, Alan Rottmann, and Thomas (Melanie) Rottmann. Dear uncle and great-uncle of many.

Edward was the longtime owner of Realtec Corp., of Wheaton. He also was a 1971 graduate of Glenbard East High School.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday, December 8, from 12-3 PM, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

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Raymond Ernest Porter, age 96 of Lombard

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Raymond Ernest Porter, age 96 of Lombard passed away November 24.

A Memorial Service will be held in December.

Ray is survived by his daughters Brenda Porter Helms (Al Ramirez) and Carol Jane Hammons (Herb), his beloved companion Harriet Kweton, his cherished grandchildren Jennifer DeBruin (Pete), Christopher Helms (Meghan Meredith), Kristen Book (Michael) and Scott Helms, his great grandchildren Ricky, Emma, Kendall and Claire.

Ray was born on a farm near Kettering, England, the youngest of nine children.  During WWII he joined the British Royal Air Force and flew on missions over Europe.  He was especially proud of the missions dropping food and aid to the people of Holland and Belgium.  He and his late wife Hilda emigrated to Canada after WWII where he obtained his degree in accounting and started a life-long career as an accountant, a career he continued up until the last few years.  In 1967 Ray and Hilda and their daughters moved again to the Chicagoland area for a job transfer and settled in Lombard and Wheaton over the duration of their lives.  They were very active with their children and then their grandchildren who were their whole lives including the annual trips to the Wisconsin Dells during the grandchildren’s younger years.

Ray is preceded in death by Hilda in 2005 and his son in law Gregory Helms in 2009.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association are kindly requested.

Viktor Deli, age 82, of Villa Park

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Deli obitViktor Deli, age 82, of Villa Park, died November 24, 2019 at his home.

Victor was the beloved husband of Antoneta; loving father of Alma (Ilia) Teneqexhi of Villa Park and Olga (Andon) Bica of Villa Park; grandfather of 5: Iva, Pamela, Pola, Viktor and John; dear brother of Sofokli (Qeti) of Illinois and Minella (Aneta) of Illinois; uncle of many, including his nephew Gjergji (Lindita) of Lombard and his niece, Lida (Stavrag) Kafexhi of Villa Park.

Viktor had been a Villa Park resident for 21 years.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 27, with a Funeral Service at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn.  Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26 from 5-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home.

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Ralph F. Borgatell, age 92, of Lombard

Sunday, November 24th, 2019


Ralph F. Borgatell, age 92, of Lombard, died November 23, 2019 at Lexington Health Care Center in Lombard.

Ralph was the beloved husband of the late Arlene M. nee Habermann; loving father of Mary Lou (Roger) Saindon, Anne (the Late Paul) Matthies, Jean (Jeff) Peretz, Anita (Louis) Huggins and Ellen (James) Hawbecker; cherished grandfather of 7, Eric (Kasey), Colette, Christopher, Nathan (Becky), Amanda, Benjamin (Allison), Brandon, and the late Brent; great-grandfather of 3.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 27, with a Visitation from 8:30 AM until time of Prayers at 9:30 AM, continuing to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass.  Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton, IL.

Ralph was a former teacher in Bensenville and was a principal in Roselle and Chicago.  He was a realtor and taught real estate classes.

Ralph was a former Village of Lombard Trustee and Republican Committeeman.  He was very active at Sacred Heart Church where he was a lifelong volunteer and served as a Lector.  He also served on the School Board for Sacred Heart School.

Ralph was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus with the Father Boecker Council.  Ralph was a WWI Veteran.  He was a former District Commander with the American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard or Illinois Boy’s State

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Visit or call 888-629-0094 for info.