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Dolores A. Forsberg nee Mielenz, age 87, of Lombard

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Forseburg, DelosesDolores A. Forsberg nee Mielenz, age 87, of Lombard, died September 15, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital.  She was the beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of Lisa Forsberg; dear sister of the late Larry (the late Margaret); and fond aunt and great-aunt of many.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday, September 19, from 3-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, September 20, at 10 AM at Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment private.

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Charlotte D. Schraft nee Hedberg, age 95, of Lombard

Monday, September 9th, 2019

SchraftCharlotte D. Schraft nee Hedberg, age 95, of Lombard, died September 8, 2019 at Central DuPage Hospital.

Charlotte was the beloved wife, of 51 years, of the late Robert E.  She was the dear mother of Charlene Ruedel, of Cherry Valley, IL; Robert Jr. (Janice) of Campton Hills and the late William of Lombard; adored grandmother of 10, Sharon Laske, Lauren (Bill) Fedor, James Schneider, Arron (Dawn), Blake (Gordana), Callie, Carrie, Michael, Scott (Nicole) and Jessica; great-grandmother of 15, Tyler, Kyle, Bryce, Jaymee, Jacob, Megan, Avery, Charlotte, Scottie, Wyatt, Janessa, Ava, the late Brooklynn, the late Brayden and the late Adalynn; great-great-grandmother of Jailyn; and 2 sisters, Lois Gaylord of Arizona and Betty (Wally) Radtke of Lombard.  Also survived by her daughter-in-law, Janet (John) Schraft-Gianatasio.

She was preceded in death by her father, the late Leonard Hedberg; her mother, the late Florence; her step-father, the late Leo Birr; her son, the late William; and her infant brother.

Charlotte was born January 4, 1924 in Chicago.  After her father died, her mother brought her to Lombard so they could live with relatives when she was three.  Her mother married Leo Birr, who then was her stepfather for many years until his death.  She attended Glenbard West High School and met Robert Schraft, who attended York High School.  Soon after graduating they married.  Charlene was their first child.  With WWII going on, Robert ended up in the Army and on his way to Japan.  After coming home, their next child was Robert, Jr. in 1946 and 10 years later, the late William.

Charlotte was an excellent mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.  She was very proud of all of them and loved her large collection of pictures and picture type items of each child.

She loved planning and preparing for the next family get together for a holiday or event.  Her Watergate salad and baked beans were often requested. A day shopping was a perfect day to her. The advertisements in the Sunday paper would be examined carefully every week.

Charlotte was a former member of the Republican Women’s Club.  She formerly lived at 212 W. St. Charles Road where she was active with her neighbors.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 14, with a Visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment Saturday afternoon at 2:30 PM (meet inside the gate) at Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst.

Memorials to American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Rd., Suite 100 Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, would be appreciated.

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Katarzyna Czajkowska, of Lombard

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Czajkowska, KatarzynaA Visitation for Katarzyna Czajkowska will be held Friday, August 30, from 5-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 31, with Prayers at Brust Funeral Home to 10 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard.  Interment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

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Thomas M. O’Hara, age 77, of Lombard

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

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Thomas M. O’Hara, age 77, of Lombard. Beloved husband of 53 years of Joan nee Schorr. Loving father of Thomas W. (Susan) of Bolingbrook, Michael K. (Alyson) of Manchester, Massachusetts, Martin E. (Kristen) of Naperville, Noreen D. (Christopher) Bolsoni of St. Charles, Anne O. (Christopher) McPartlin of Elmhurst. Fond Grandfather of Brittany, Thomas D., Sean USMC, Ethan, Charles, Finnian, Leo, Dean, Maeve, Rowan, Renn. Dear brother of Noreen Bubalo of Chicago, Michael of Des Plaines, Patricia (Buzz) Bocher of LaCrosse, Wisconsin and The Late John and Mary Ellen. Many other nieces, nephews, and relatives.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 6, from 3 to 9 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Services Saturday with prayers at 9:00 am from Brust Funeral Home, to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard, for 9:30 am Mass.  Interment Queen of Heaven, Hillside.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association,

Mr. O’Hara was a resident of Lombard since 1971.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Church where he served as an Usher and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. O’Hara was the Owner of Thomas O’Hara and Associates Insurance Brokerage located in Chicago from 1966 to 1996, then Villa Park from 1996 to 2014, and then Lombard since 2014.

Mr. O’Hara was a 1960 graduate of St. Ignatius High School and also a 1964 graduate of Loyola University.

Mr. O’Hara was a veteran having served in the Illinois National Guard.

Thomas was an internationally famous runner.  He ran at Loyola University.  At the Daily News Relays in Chicago, in 1964, he set the indoor record for the mile at 3 minutes and 56 seconds.  He held that world record for 10 years.  Thomas was in the 1964 Olympics, on the U.S. team, running the 1500 Meters.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Info 888-629-0094.

Devern Rush, age 97, of Lombard

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

RushDevern Rush, age 97, of Lombard Il, was called to be with her Lord on August 28, 2019. She was the beloved spouse of the late Gus Rush. She is survived by her son Gerald Rush (Sharon), and daughters Debra Rush-Wade (Michael) of Bloomington IN, Suzette Rush-Drake (Greg), and Carmen Brown. She was preceded in death by her eldest daughter Marjorie Wickert-Myers and grandson Edward Wickert. She was the proud grandmother of Erica Dollyhigh, Shawna (Yannis) Dimitrelos , Mathew (Lisa) and Nathan Brown, Tamar (Zach) Rubenstein, Rachael Gargir, Catherine (Joe) Wade-Delheimer, Megan and Travis Wade, and eight great-grandchildren.

Born April 7th, 1922, in Preston MS, she moved to Chicago after the war as a bride and homemaker. She was a great women of faith praying daily for all her loved ones both family and friends. She was much loved and touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Visitation Saturday, August 31 at 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard IL. Interment will be on September 7th at the OakGrove Baptist Church, Preston Ms.

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EDWARD (ED) A. REGAN, age 47, of Lombard

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Regan, EdwardEdward (Ed) A. Regan, age 47, of Lombard, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2019. He was born April 12, 1972 in Elmhurst, IL.

Edward is survived by his loving sisters, Eva (Michael) Marski of Lombard, Judy (Todd) Meier of Oswego and Nancy (Elisabeth Brook) Perman of Massachusetts; his cherished nephews, Colin and Connor Meier of Oswego; his dear cousins, Sharon Graf, Bill (Annelise) Graf, Angeline Stange, Kathy Trawin, Cindy Henriksen and Michael (Melissa) Trawin; Peter, Annette, Heather, Sarah, Trevor, Amber and Spencer; cherished friends, Marty Kolb, Brother Edward, the big guy, Weebles and many more.

Edward is preceded in death by his mother and father, Georgette and James E. Regan.

Edward was raised in Lombard where he graduated from Glenbard East High School in 1990 and later attended the University of Illinois. Despite being visually impaired, he was an avid sports fan and a member of the wrestling team in high school. His favorite teams were the Cubs, Blackhawks and Georgia Bulldogs. He also enjoyed horseracing and tennis. After relocating to Florida for many years, Ed moved back to Lombard in 2017, with his beloved dog, Madison.

Visitation will be at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 from 11 AM to time of Memorial Service at 1:00 pm.  The family encourages you to wear Cubs, Blackhawks, or Georgia Bulldogs attire as these were his favorite teams.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice is appreciated or the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism,

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Linda S. Ladd, 66, of Lombard

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Linda S. Ladd, 66, passed aLaddway on August 23rd, 2019 comfortably at home surrounded by her loving husband and daughters.

Linda was the beloved wife of James for thirty years, loving mother to Elyse (Pete) and Katie (Joe) and most importantly the adoring grandmother to Nolan her “Little Man.” She was the proud dog mom to her fur-babies Daisy and Dolly.

Linda touched many lives throughout her career as a special education teacher and guidance counselor at Willowbrook High School. Linda enjoyed reading, knitting, sewing and traveling with family and friends.

She will be missed and remembered always.

A celebratory memorial will be held Friday, August 30th, from 3-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite local animal rescue organization.

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Barbara J. Spoo, age 85, of Lombard

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

spooBarbara J. Spoo, 85, surrounded by her family, passed away after her courageous battle with Alzheimer’s on August 20, 2019 in Lombard, IL.

Barb was a lover of knitting, sewing and visiting National Parks with her husband, Ken. Ken and Barb met during their first year at Valparaiso University in Indiana and were married for 64 years. They raised both of their children Mark and Laura in Hillside and Berkeley Illinois. Barb is survived by her husband, Kenneth, children, Mark (Karen), Laura (Glenn) and 3 grandchildren, Christopher, Max and Jessie (Cody).

A visitation is scheduled for 9:30  AM on August 27 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, IL with a church service following at 10:30 AM. The family will then proceed to Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oak Brook Terrace, Il for an interment service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in an effort to find a cure.

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William (Bill) H. Seymore, age 71, of Lombard

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

SeymoreAmerican_Flag_x300William (Bill) H. Seymore, age 71, of Lombard, passed away peacefully with his family by his side August 18, 2019.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 22, from 4-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral service Friday, August 23 at noon at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst.

William is survived by his beloved wife Marilyn of 46 years, younger brother Lance, his loving children Dan (Kerri), Jason (Amanda) & Mike (Janeane), his seven Grandchildren, Cody, Joshua, Jacob, Matthew, Zach, Luke, Brooke, his niece Hannah and nephew Zach.

William is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Vera Seymore and his sister Kathy.

William (Bill) Seymore was born January 31, 1948 in Berwyn, IL and grew up in Naperville. He proudly served in the US Army and did a tour in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. In 1971 he married the love of his life Marilyn Baehr of Lombard IL.

Between 1973 -1976 they had three sons. In 1976 he started his career as a heavy equipment mechanic with Bracing Systems for 33 years. William enjoyed vacations and spending time with his family and friends. He loved going fishing with his grandchildren. His grandchildren were the love of his life and was very proud of each one and all their accomplishments.

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Richard (Rick) G. LeBreux, age 62

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Richard (Rick) G. LeBreux, age 62, died August 12, 2019.

Rick was the beloved son of the late E. George LeBreux and Margaret (nee Gates); loving brother of Barbara (James) Novak and Carol (Mike) Ely; loving father of Jaime (Rich) Juda, and Jason; loving father of Ryan, Gregory, and Adam (children of marriage with Denise, nee Ganas, former spouse); loving grandfather of eight, uncle, and cousin.

Rick was an interesting person to know; he had an unusual outlook on things, and his observations reflected his unique and creative line of thought.  He was a freelance contractor and owner of several businesses.  His sense of humor was droll.  Rick was generous, with a heart of gold, and will be remembered as a very caring person.  He will be greatly missed by friends and family.

Memorial Gathering Saturday, August 24, from 5 PM until the time of prayers at 6:15 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main St., Lombard, IL.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Rick.

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