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Frances Anne (nee Knaus) Jungblut, age 92, of The Villages, Florida; formerly of Wheaton

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Frances Anne (nee Knaus) Jungblut, of the Villages Florida , passed away August 21, 2020. Born September 5, 1927 Cleveland, Ohio.

Devoted wife of the late Joseph A. Jungblut (Wheaton, Il) for 63 years, loving mother of Joseph A. Jungblut Jr. (Maureen) (Kentland, In), the late Janice Fitzgerald (John D.) (Lisle, IL), the late Mark B. Jungblut (Wheaton, Il), Matthew P. Jungblut (Dr. Robin) (Lombard, IL), Peter D. Jungblut (Elaine) (The Villages, Florida), Andrew T. Jungblut (Linette) (Lombard, IL).

Her parents, Frank J. Knaus and Antoinette M. Retzer were emigrants from the former Austria/Serbia area of Europe.

Fran and her mother moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she attended St. Mary’s of the Lake Grammar School and St. Gregory the Great High School. While in high school, she met her future husband, Joseph A. Jungblut. Fran and Joe were married shortly after he returned from serving in the Army during World War II.

The couple made their first home in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago, where they welcomed three children into the world: Joseph, Jr., Janice and Mark. After deciding to leave the city in the mid 1950’s, they moved to the suburb of Wheaton where they welcomed three more children: Matthew, Peter and Andrew. Members of St. Michael’s and later St. Mark’s in Wheaton. They remained rooted in Wheaton until 2011.

While raising the children, Fran was a homemaker as well as an active member of the DuPage Art League. She won several art awards in both ceramics and quilting. Her most notable award was for a ceramic cake that she made for the American bicentennial celebration in 1976. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing trivia – especially the home version of Jeopardy.

Fran nurtured the love of travel at an early age while touring the United States with her father – seeing such sights as the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore and attending the 1939 World’s Fair. After Joe’s retirement, Fran and Joe had the opportunity to travel extensively. They enjoyed several cruises and brought back memories of the places they had visited, such as the Panama Canal, Alaska, Italy, and Greece.

In 2011, a couple of years after Joe’s passing, Fran decided to move to The Villages, Florida. While living there, she continued her artistic pursuits by learning to paint watercolors. She took private lessons as well as group classes to improve her techniques, and was involved in several art shows and exhibitions. She continued to play bridge, but added Bunco and Samba to her list of enjoyments. She also took great pleasure in attending social get-togethers with her friends and neighbors in the Village of Buttonwood Heights.

Fran is survived by four children, twelve grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 601 Mariposa Way, The Villages, Florida 32162.

Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

Carol A. Keller, age 70, of Westchester

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Carol A. Keller, age 70, of Westchester, died August 23, 2020.

Carol was the loving daughter of the late Henry Keller and the late Mary Keller nee Demma; loving sister of the late Carl (Mary Ellen) Keller of Romeoville and the late Jean (late Sam) Flando of Forest Park; fond aunt of Michael of Romeoville and Tracy Aultman of Bolingbrook; and great aunt of many.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 31, with a Visitation from 10 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 12 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Private Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Carol was born in Forest Park and had lived in Westchester for 25 years.  She graduated from Proviso East High School in 1968.

Carol was a valued employee at Pelron Corporation in Lyons, where she had worked in customer service there from 2003-2019.

Memorials in Carol’s name may be made to West Suburban Humane Society, 1901 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515.

Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

William R. Kelly, age 85, suddenly, of Lombard and Villa Park

Monday, August 24th, 2020

William R. Kelly, age 85, suddenly, of Lombard and Villa Park, passed away August 22, 2020.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 28th from 9 AM – 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard, proceeding to St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave, Lombard, for an 11:30 AM Funeral Service. Interment will be private at Assumption Cemetery.

Bill was the beloved husband of 68 years of Marjorie nee Prout; loving father of Brian (Deborah) of Aurora, Delora (Isaac) Davenport of Warrenville, the late Mark, Janiece Kelly of Villa Park, Annette (Edward) Kelly of Plainfield, Caryn (George) Arnold of Lombard, Sharon (Paul) Bojan of Lombard, Shawn (Jennifer) of South Elgin; fond grandfather of 20; great-grandfather of 7; dear brother of Patricia (Edward) Rochotte of New Jersey and the late Nancy Wright; brother-in-law of Dolores Prout of Wisconsin.

Bill was a resident of Lombard for 54 years. He was the founder of City and Suburban Floor Sanding in 1963, formerly of Lombard, now run by his son in South Elgin.  Bill was an active member of St John Ev. Lutheran Church in Lombard. He was a hard worker all his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave, Lombard, IL 60148, are appreciated.

For more information 888-629-0094.

Paul Kluge, age 78, of Villa Park

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Paul Kluge, age 78, of Villa Park, IL passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020. He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Patricia “Patt” Kluge. They lived in Villa Park for over 50 years where they raised their 6 children: Deidre (Jim) Herriman, Paul (Susan) Kluge, Matthew (Lisa) Kluge, the late Jonathan Kluge, Clayton Kluge (Dana), Sandy (Keith) Kraynak. He was also the cherished grandfather of Luke, Todd, Jace, Sydney, Kennedy, Emily, Ashley, Ethan, Elena, Sophia and Gia; great grandfather of Reese, Serenity, Ivy and Graham; as well as the much loved brother of Sandy, Lucky, Bill and Dick.

Paul’s chosen profession was truck driver, but he is remembered more for the legacy he leaves behind and the happy memories he created with a house (and back yard) constantly full of family & friends. Love and loyalty of family was something he valued strongly and often talked about. He will be sorely missed!

Visitation will be held at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton Avenue, Villa Park, IL 60181 Monday, August 24 from 4:00 PM until time of service at 7:00  PM.

For more information please call 630-834-6656 or visit www.brustfuneralhome.com.

Anthony Marino, age 34, suddenly, of Lombard

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Anthony Marino, age 34, suddenly, of Lombard, died August 17, 2020.

Anthony was the loving son of Carol (Gilman) Sather nee Infusino of Lombard and Salvatore Marino of Woodstock; dear brother of Leanne Bergstrom and the late Gina Elizabeth Marino; step-brother of Frank Marino and Carmen Marino; and many other relatives.

Anthony was a graduate of Crystal Lake South High School.

All services private; private interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Anthony’s memory may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886.

Arrangements provided by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

Daniel J. Wojcik, age 40, of Gilbert, Arizona, formerly of Illinois

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Daniel J. Wojcik, age 40, of Gilbert, Arizona, formerly of Illinois, died August 6, 2020 of Stage 4 Colon cancer.

Dan was born July 8, 1980 in Melrose Park, Illinois, to Bonnie and Daniel.  He lived in Illinois from his birth until March 2016 when his family moved to Arizona.

Dan is survived by his beloved wife, Dinah Wojcik; his adored children, Bennett, Carter, Jackson and Lilah; his mother Bonnie (Mike) Stroh; 3 sisters, Jessica Ammons, Kristina Borowiak and Renee Dohn; and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.  Dan was preceded in death by his father, the late Daniel Wojcik; his grandparents, the late Cyril and Noreen Wojcik and the late John and Dorothy Rapshus.

Dan was loved. He was a man of character, integrity, loyalty, and hope. He was constant and genuine in all he did. He loved hard and true to all he knew. He was easy going and confident. He had a way with people and those who came around him felt his humble approach. He was an all or nothing kind of guy there were no grey areas, and above all a fighter. He could tell stories and created the most crazy insane stories of his own, he could remember vivid details in time, and talk anyone into buying anything -the man could sell. He was a provider for his family and never stopped up until two weeks before his passing. Dan was a cancer warrior and our real-life hero. He is irreplaceable and he will be missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial Gathering, open to the public, will be held Friday, August 21, 2020, from 4-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

In Lieu of flowers memorials can be given to his go fund me at https://www.gofundme.com/f/dan-fights-stage-4-colon-cancer?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Call 888-629-0094 for information.

Thomas R. Sidman, age 66, of Lombard and Addison

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Thomas R. Sidman, age 66, of Lombard and Addison, died August 9, 2020 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 16, with a Visitation at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, from 9 AM until the time of Prayers at 10 AM to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard, for 10:15 AM Mass.  Interment to follow at Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

Thomas was the loving husband of 44 years of Karen nee Sengebusch; loving father of Brandon Sidman of Addison and Dana Sidman of Lombard; dear brother of Jerry (Nancy) of St. Charles, Marykay (Jim) Blonn of Naperville, and Joanne Withington of Carol Stream; uncle of many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law of Henry Sengebusch of Florida, John (Cindy) Sengebusch of Villa Park and Sue (Gary) Karau of Lombard; and friend of many.

Thomas grew up in Lombard, then moved to Hanover Park for 10 years.  He returned to Lombard in 1987, until he moved to Addison a year ago.  He was a 1972 graduate of Glenbard East High School.  He attended College of DuPage.

Thomas was self-employed installing electronic specialty systems.  He was a former dispatcher for Hanover Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Thomas’ name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 55 E. Monroe Street, Suite 3420, Chicago, IL 60603.

Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

Gordon F. Koppang, age 99, of Lombard

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Gordon F. Koppang, WWII Vet, age 99, of Lombard, passed away August 10, 2020.

A Private Interment will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

Gordon was the beloved husband of the late Dorinda; loving father of Carol (Philip) Connoy of Geneva and Paul (Sandra) of Lombard; cherished grandfather of David Connoy of Aurora, Timothy (Diana) Koppang of Westmont and Joshua (Joanna) Koppang of Wheaton; dear great-grandfather of Dylan, Abby, and Miles; preceded in death by 2 sisters, Alice and Dorothy and 1 brother, Walter.

Gordon was a US Army Veteran. He served in the Pacific Theater US Army Field Artillery in the Aleutians.

Gordon grew up in North Dakota. He lived in Lombard since 1974 and was a resident of Lexington Living Center for the past 12 years.

He was married for over 61 years. Gordon retired from General Electric as a Lab Assistant in 1983. He was a former member of L.O.O.M. and V.F.W.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, are appreciated.

Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard.

David J. Valrose, age 41, of Chicago, IL formerly of Kildeer, IL

Monday, August 10th, 2020

It is with great sadness to announce David J. Valrose, age 41, of Chicago, IL formerly of Kildeer, IL passed away Sunday, August 09, 2020. Loving husband of Kristina Barr; beloved son of Joseph and Nancy Valrose nee Nevin; cherished brother of Jaclyn (Jamie) Garrett and Mark (Maggie Connor) Valrose; proud uncle of Abigail and Ryan Garrett; loving dog dad to his four-legged son, Tucker.

He was a dedicated friend, first and foremost. He loved his role as “Uncle David” to the children of many close friends and family. David was known for his sense of humor, light heartedness and kind and generous spirit. He owned a successful business for more than 10 years. He was spiritual, loved bowling, golf, and traveling with his wife and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial gathering will be held Thursday, August 13 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a memorial service at 4:00 PM located at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked to send donations to PAWS Chicago at https://www.pawschicago.org/

Call 888-629-0094 for more information

Frances A. Stephenson nee Lamme, age 96, of Oakbrook, formerly of Lombard for 66 years

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Frances A. Stephenson nee Lamme, age 96, of Oakbrook, formerly of Lombard for 66 years, passed away April 28, 2020.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday, August 27, 2020, from 9:30 AM until the time of a Memorial Service at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace.

Frances is survived by her loving children, Katherine (Michael) Kennedy of Lombard, Carol (Dean) Craig of Aurora, Michael of Arizona and Jan (Leo) Lewis of Lombard; her cherished grandchildren, Carrie (Brian) Blonigen of Downers Grove, Kelly (Ryan) Stack of Naperville, Michael (Kristin) Kennedy II of Lombard, Patrick (Maureen) Kennedy of Lombard, Sean (Joy) Kennedy of Texas, Matthew (Katlyn) Kennedy of Lombard and Elizabeth (James) Gaddis of Oswego; and her 14 great-grandchildren; aunt and great-aunt of many

Frances is preceded in death by her beloved husband, John A; her dear son, Jeffrey; and her 3 sisters.

Frances worked for State Bank of Lombard until 1977 and enjoyed being a homemaker. She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church. Frances taught Sunday School and participated in Bible Study. She was a member of the Women’s Circle at church.

Frances served on several committees including, The Red Hat Club, the PEO, Friends of the Library, and was a member and past president of Lombard Garden Club. She was also an avid bridge player.

Memorials to American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674, are appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard.

More info 888-629-0094.