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Michelle Lee (Woolman) Goodale , age 47, of Lombard

Friday, February 9th, 2018

GoodaleMichelle Lee (Woolman) Goodale , age 47, of Lombard, died February 7 at her home.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 12th, from 3 to 8 PM with a Eulogy at 6pm at Brust Funeral Home 135 S. Main St, Lombard, IL 60148.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dale Goodale, and their 3 handsome young men, Zachary (20), Dylan (18), Justyn (13) and her dog, Sugarbear (12). She is also survived by her beloved mother and step father, Lorinda and Craig Shissler, as well as her dearest brother, Jim (42) and sister, Katy (31).

Michelle was born on September 5th, 1970, to Lorinda and Roger Woolman in Belvidere, IL. She left Cherry Valley at the end of 1984 when Michelle and her mom relocated to Lombard. She graduated from Glenbard South High School and attended College of Dupage. In 1994 Michelle and Dale got married. Five years later Michelle left the workforce after her second son was born to become a fulltime mother. The dedication facing her now was the education of her two boys. Becoming involved at Pleasant Lane Elementary School as much as she could. At this time she still had no baby girl in the family except her female doberman, Sable. She did give birth to her 3rd son, Justyn in 2004. Thanks to Michelle’s genuine heart more people outside her family were affected by her love. Meaning and not limited to: the neighborhood kids, friends of her boys and all of the moms and dads that entrusted their children to her care. These children would come to expect endless hours of Michelle’s entertainment, the same entertainment that crafted three strong young men. Signing up and spending countless hours volunteering over the years Michelle shared her love and leadership to this generation’s youth within Cub Scout Pack 40.

In late May 2017 she was diagnosed with Lung Cancer that metastasized. She was the most positive cancer patient that you could imagine. “I am going to beat this hands down.” The doctors concluded the deck was stacked against her, leaving her with no further treatment options. It really fell upon deaf ears. Coming home on hospice she continued her smiles, shared her laughter and endured a great deal of pain silently to protect her family. Michelle showed strength where most would show weakness. She fought to the very end with every ounce of strength in that genuine heart.

Preceded in death by her father, Roger Woolman, and her grandparents, Laverne and Norma Malm and Mike and Doris Woolman.

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Mary Ellis, age 87, of Elmhurst

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

MARY ELLIS, age 87, of Elmhurst, died February 6 at her home.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 9th from 4 to 8 PM at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 South Princeton, Villa Park.

Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, February 10 at 9:30 AM at Visitation Catholic Church, 851 South York Street, Elmhurst.

Interment will be at Queen of Heaven, Hillside, Illinois.

Mrs. Ellis was the beloved wife of the late Roy V.; loving mother of Michael (Lalaine) of California and Maria (Randy) Westlund of Glen Ellyn, and the late Kelli; proud grandmother of Lauren Ellis, Kelli Westlund, and Zak Westlund.  Many other family and friends.

Mrs. Ellis was a resident of Elmhurst for almost 50 years.  She was a former member of the Mother of Twins Club.  Mrs. Ellis was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.



Benjamin J. Caskey, age 37, of West Chicago, formerly of Wheaton

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Caskey,BenjaminBenjamin James Caskey, age 37, a resident of West Chicago, formerly of Wheaton, passed away on February 5th, 2018.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nicole Caskey, nee Farina, and their 3 adored children, “Bekah” (14), “Eli” (11) and “Riah” (10).  He is also survived by his beloved mother and father, Martha and Brian Caskey, as well as his dearest brothers and sisters, Joshua (Jaclyn), Micah (Regina), Lydia (Todd) Bowlin and Abigail Caskey.  He is the fond uncle of 11.  Survived by many other relatives.

Ben was born on February 14th, 1980, to Brian and Martha Caskey, nee McCallum. He graduated from Wheaton North High School in 1998 and from Judson College in 2003. He was a hard working construction worker whose passion was to remodel a space for family to love, enjoy and build memories.  He was a loving and cherished father.

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 10th, from 2 PM to 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  A Memorial Celebration of Life, will be held at 4:30 PM, Sunday, February 11th, at Bethany Chapel, 404 N. President Street, Wheaton.  Private burial will take place on Monday, February 12th.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to his children are appreciated, c/o Brust Funeral Home.

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Gregory R. Feitl, age 44, of Plano

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

FeitlAmerican FlagGregory R. Feitl, age 44, of Plano, passed away February 4, 2018. Greg was the loving husband of Julie. He was the beloved father of Jaedence and Gaige. Son of George and Alice. Son-in-law of Tom and Donna. Brother of Catherine and Brad (Jill). Brother-in-law of John (Jen) and Jennifer (Rick). Wonderful Uncle to Audrey, Gwen, Sean, Taylyn, and Carlee.

Greg graduated from Glenbard East High School in 1991. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He was part of Local Union 673. Greg was a truck driver for Markaty and went by the nickname “Boots.” He had a passion for motorcycles. He enjoyed watching football and his pride and joy including his family was his 2003 Yellow Ford Mustang.

Visitation is on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 3:00-8:00 at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Funeral services on Friday, February 9, 2018, 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home. The procession will follow after services to Mount Emblem Cemetery, 520 E. Grand Ave, Elmhurst.

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Elvira Lors, age 92, of Lombard

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Lors-ElviraElvira Lors, age 92, of Lombard, died February 3, 2018, at Sunrise at Fountain Square.  Elvira is survived by her cousins, Renee (Ed) Grube of Addison, Nancy Amos of Tyler, Texas, Cheryl Behnke of Lincoln, Nebraska and Cindy Welsh of Romeoville; and her Goddaughter, Jenni Woodard of Seneca, Illinois.

Elvira was preceded in death by her parents, the late Charles and Elsie (nee Doering).

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 7, with Elvira Lying-in-State from 9:30 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 10:30 AM at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard. Interment Bethania Cemetery, Justice, IL.

Elvira had been a Lombard resident for 44 years.  She retired from International Harvester, where she worked as a clerk.  Elvira was a member of the Mary-Martha Guild and Senior Bible Study at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church.

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

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John D. Curley, age 72, of Lombard

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Curley-JohnAmerican FlagJohn D. Curley, age 72, of Lombard, died January 29 at DuPage Care Center.  He was the loving father of Michael (Reena) Curley of Naperville and Steven (Caroline) of Addison; grandfather of Kaelon, of Naperville; life partner for over 20 years, Kelly VanDyke of Lombard; fond brother of Bill, Tara, Lyra and Valerie; many other relatives.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 2, from 10 AM until the time of Funeral Service at 12 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL.  Interment will be on Monday, February 2, at 11:30 AM at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

John had been a resident of Lombard for over 40 years until he moved to a nursing home in 2009.  He was a retired computer tech and had worked at Honeywell.  He was a Veteran of the USNR during the 1970’s and was a member of the American Legion (391) in Lombard.

John was an avid golfer and had volunteered at the Western Open.  He also was an avid Cubs fan.  John was a former member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

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Isaiah Dean Sorrell-Montana, age 1 1/2, of Lombard

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Isaiah Dean Sorrell-Montana, age 1 1/2, of Lombard, died January 23, 2018

A Visitation will be held Saturday, January 27, from 10:00 AM until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL.  Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

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Regina Sokolowski, nee Chytrowska, age 94

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018


Regina Sokolowski, nee Chytrowska, age 94, died January 22, 2018. Regina was the loving wife of Jan, who preceded her in death, in 2004. She was the beloved mother of Mark (Anna), Dan (Maria). Grandmother of Christopher Sokolowski, Dorothy (Scott) Weihofen, Barbara (Sean) Ackerman, Alicia Sokolowski and Michelle Sokolowski. Great-grandmother of Jackson Sokolowski, Johnny Weihofen, Aurora Marron and Annika, Alex and Charlotte Ackerman. Sister of Alina, Janeczka, Zofia and twin sister Adela (Ada) who proceeded her in death and sister Maria (Myszka) of Warsaw Poland as well as many nieces and nephews in Poland, Germany, France, Australia and Argentina.

Regina was born in Poland in March of 1923 and lived in Warsaw before and during World War II. She was involved in the Warsaw Uprising and served the partisans as a medical assistant. Despite her young age she served her beloved Poland with courage and determination.

Regina married Jan in 1946  and moved with her husband to Germany, England, Argentina and finally United States where she lived in Chicago area for the rest of her life. She loved her family, her beloved Poland, poetry, reading, animals and nature.

Visitation is January 25, 2018, from 9-10 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard, followed by funeral mass at Christ the King Catholic Church at 10:30 AM, 1501 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148

Interment at Maryhill Cemetery in Niles, IL.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to

Polish Museum of America in Chicago

or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

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Dorothy Pribyl, nee Marose, age 88 of Lombard

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Pribyl websiteDorothy Pribyl, nee Marose, age 88 of Lombard, died January 21, 2018. Dorothy was the loving wife of Jerry, who preceded her in death, in 2012. She was the beloved mother of Carol (Marty) Havlik, the late Nancy (Larry) Manno, and Doreen (Robert) Charbonneau. Grandmother of Jeff (Amy), Scott & Jonathan Havlik, Larry (Karl Sarceno), Manno, Anthony Manno, and Michael, Lauren, & Evan Charbonneau, & great grandmother of Nicholas Havlik.

Dorothy grew up in Chicago, the daughter of Max & Lillian Marose. She lived there until her marriage to Jerry in 1950. They lived in Berwyn, in the same home, for 62 years, raising their 3 daughters. She enjoyed being involved in PTA, spending time with her children, & grandchildren, & she loved her dogs. She was a bookkeeper/office manager for a physician’s office.

Visitation is January 25, 2018, 3-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services January 26, 2018,  9:30 AM Prayers at the funeral home to 10:00 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Church 114 South Elizabeth Street, Lombard.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery 1400 South Wolf Road, Hillside.

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Martin Francis Patton, age 95, of Lombard

Friday, January 19th, 2018

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Born in Chicago on July 12, 1922, Martin Francis Patton embraced life for 95 years before peacefully entering into Eternal Life on January 18.

Marty was a true gentleman with a kind heart, a joyful nature, and a curious mind. Always hospitable and quick to laugh, he loved telling a good story and enjoying a well-made Manhattan.

Marty grew up on Chicago’s Northside, the son of the late James and Mary (nee Delaney) and the brother of the late Eileen (Francis McGowan). He attended St Gregory’s grade school, Loyola Academy, and Pennsylvania State University. In true Chicago fashion, he spent many summers playing 16 inch softball and cheering on the White Sox. Marty proudly served in World War II as part of the Army Combat Engineers stationed in France and Germany – a profound experience on which he reflected throughout his life.

When he returned to civilian life, Marty married his beloved wife Marilyn (nee Frick) whom proceeded him in death after 59 years of marriage. While Marty had a very successful career working for the Department of Defense and building his own consulting company, it was as a father that he made his lasting mark. Raising his family in Bellwood, Marty devoted his time and talents to the parent association at St. John Chrysostom grade school, coaching Little League and softball, and making lifelong friends. In his later years, Marty enjoyed regaling his family with stories of youthful exploits, amusing and serious tales of his time in the service, and conversing about the news of the day.

He is survived by his grateful children James (Claudia), Donna (David Stubben), and Robert (Sharon Bird); his adoring grandchildren, the late Mary, Ryan, Jennifer, Bailey, Martin, Grace, Amber, Mitch, James, and David; and his treasured caregiver, Sam.

Visitation is on Sunday, January 21 from 2:00-7:00 at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 22nd with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Christ the King Church, 1501 Main St, Lombard for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Honor Flight program at