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LaVerne A. Kelso, age 93, of Lombard

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

KelsoLaVerne Alice Kelso (nee Lahn) was born May 24, 1924, the only child of Lillian (nee Schalk) and Elmer Lahn.  She was baptized LaVerne Alice Bertha Lahn in Chicago on 6/7/24.  She was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lombard on 4/10/38. She graduated from St. John’s Lutheran Grade School in Lombard on 6/17/38.  LaVerne graduated from York Community High School in Elmhurst on 6/15/42.  She then attended Bryant & Stratton Secretarial College and graduated on 11/24/42.  She retired from the American Foundrymen’s Society in Des Plaines on 1/4/89, after 45 years of dedicated service in an administrative management role.  After retirement, she worked part time at BMO Harris Bank for 14 years in an administrative role.  She was a long-time resident of Lombard and loved to travel both internationally and domestically.  LaVerne was very devoted to her parents and their care, right up until their passing.  She also enjoyed gardening and socializing with many friends.  Many of us often enjoyed her exquisite taste, quick wit, vast vocabulary, and profound knowledge of the Bible.  She was a long time member of St. John’s in Lombard and loved to sing in church and the church choir.  LaVerne was also a  member of LWML. Her faith remained strong throughout her life.

LaVerne was taken home to our Heavenly Father on 11/3/17.

Our gratitude is extended to her pastors, relatives, friends, and caregivers; who were with her and helped ease her discomfort here on Earth.

LaVerne will be lying-in-state on Saturday, November 11th from 9:30 AM until time of Funeral Service at 10:00 AM at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard. Private Interment will be held at Concordia Cemetery in Forest Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John Ev. Lutheran Capital Fund, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, are appreciated.

Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home. For more info call 888-629-0094.

 

Ida T. Sheldon nee Kuennel, age 91, of Lombard

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Sheldon, Ida Prayer cardIda T. Sheldon nee Kuennel, age 91, of Lombard, passed away on November 2, 2017.

Visitation will be held Sunday 2 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Monday, lying-in-state from 9:30 AM until time of service at 10:00 AM at St. John Lutheran Church, 211 S. Lincoln Ave, Lombard. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park in Northlake.

Ida is survived by her beloved daughter, Kathryn Sheldon of Lombard; her dear son-in-law, Ronald Ball of Indiana; her loving grandchild, Donald (Lynn) of Villa Park; her cherished great-grandchildren, Angel Deeds of Naperville and Ashley Ball of Lombard; and her dear nieces and nephews, Jan (Ron) Bakes of Warrenville, John Hoefle of California, Rosemary (Franciso) Gonzalez of California and Denise Hoefle of Engleside.; many other relatives

Ida is preceded in death by her husband, Donald E.; her daughter, Rosemarie Ball; her grandson, Brian and her nephew, George Hoefle.

Ida was born in Germany. She had been a resident of Lombard since 1964. Ida retired from Sid Harvey Industries in Lombard in 1981. She was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church. Ida was an avid reader and enjoyed camping and gardening.

Memorials to the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Attn: Memorial/ Tribute Processing Center, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674, appreciated.

For more info 8888-629-0094.

Marion ‘Moe’ J. Felske, age 97 died October 29

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

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Marion ‘Moe’ J. Felske, age 97 died October 29, 2017 at his home in Hickory Hills.

A visitation will be held Saturday, November 4 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, with a Funeral Service at 10 AM. Interment will be private.

Moe is survived by his son, Jerome and two daughters, JoAnne (Norbert) Mateja and Karen (James, Jr.) Iversen; nine grandchildren, Jerry Felske, Lori Garner, Jenny Zavala, Wally Waksmacki, Joe Waksmacki, Marion Cannici, Michael Mateja, Jennette Faragoi, JoAnne Moberg; and 21 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Loretta.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard. For more info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

Herbert L. Alberts, age 98, of Lombard

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Herbert L. Alberts, age 98, of Lombard, died October 26, 2017. Herbert is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor nee Crowell; his nephew Bert (Maria) Hamilton, great-nephews Allen S. Hamilton and Bryce Williamson, all of Pingree Grove, IL; and great-niece, Sharice Hamilton of FL.

Mr. Alberts was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon C. and his sister-in-law, Florence V. Hamilton.

Services will be private. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Mr. Alberts was a resident of Lombard for 69 years. Herbert served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army and was a WWII veteran and a veteran of the Korean War.  He had an MS degree in engineering and he retired from Best Foods after 33 years of service. He was a past Grand Master of Lodge #1098 at AF+AM.  Herbert was an active member of Calvary Episcopal Church and he will be remembered as an excellent woodworker.  He participated in Revolutionary War reenactments.

Memorials to Calvary Episcopal Church, 105 W. Maple Street, Lombard, IL or Salvation Army, 1 S. 415 Summit Ave., Oakbrook Terrace, IL  60181 are appreciated.

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

Douglas William Piekarski, age 75, of Villa Park

Friday, October 27th, 2017

PiekarskiAmerican FlagDouglas William Piekarski, age 75, of Villa Park, died October 23 at Hines Veteran Hospital.  Douglas was the dear uncle of a niece, Stephanie (Alexander) Sumrall of Oklahoma and 2 nephews, Alexander Kalamaras of Chicago and William Kalamaras of Oklahoma; great-uncle of 4; brother-in-law of Jim Katz of Joliet; and fiancée of Yvonne Matsinger of Lombard.  He was proceeded in death by his parents, the late Henry and Mary and a sister, the late Penny Kalamaras-Katz.

A visitation will be held Monday, October 30, 2017 from 9:30 am until time of funeral service at 10:30 am at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at 1:30 PM.

Douglas was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era, having served in Germany.  He was a graduate of York High School and was an avid bowler.  Douglas had retired from Ovaltine and coached girls softball.

Memorials to Wounded Warrior Project, 1111 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523 appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard. For more info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

William O. Boze Harz, age 62, of Lombard

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

William O. Boze Harz, age 62, of Lombard, died October 20 at his home.

Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, October 28, from 12 PM until the time of Memorial Service at 3 PM.  Interment will be private.

He was the loving husband of Elizabeth “Betty” nee Glennon; loving step-father of George Straub of Lombard, Kelly (Jason) Martens of La Grange Park and Bridget Straub of Lombard; grandfather of Ryann and Chase; fond uncle of Heather Harz and Holly Valentine and dear brother of the late Hal (Millie) Harz of Georgia.

Boze had been a resident of Lombard for 20 years and was married to Elizabeth on June 25, 2003.  He grew up in Park Ridge, graduated from Maine South High School in 1973, attended Principia College in Illinois and graduated from Principia College in St. Louis.  Boze worked for Wingren Landscaping as an Irrigation Specialist.  He liked woodworking and crafts, was a musician and rock climber and played sand volleyball.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 954 West Washington, Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60607 (https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate) appreciated.

Info 888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com

James M. Guglielmo, age 74, of Lombard

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

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James M. Guglielmo, age 74, of Lombard, passed away suddenly on October 15, 2017. He was the loving husband of Linda (née Rini), married 51 years; beloved father of the late Mary (Joseph) Bleeden, and Frances (Don) Skelly; devoted grandfather of Tyler, Ryan and Brett Skelly; and Trevor, Abigail, and the late baby Tracey Rose Bleeden; dearest brother of Carol (Ray) Bock, née Guglielmo; son of the late Michael (the late Caroline, nee Trione) Guglielmo; son in law of the late Joseph (the late Josephine, nee Calabrese) Rini; cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews; cousin, nephew, and friend to many.

Visitation Thursday, October 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.    Funeral Service Friday, October 20, at 10 a.m., also at Brust Funeral Home. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (www.rmhccni.org) would be appreciated.

Martin James Shallenberger, age 97, died on October 10, 2017, in Lombard, IL

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Martin James ShallenbergerAmerican FlagMartin James Shallenberger, age 97, died on October 10, 2017, in Lombard, IL.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 17, from 10:00-11:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, Illinois, until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM.  Interment is at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.

Mr. Shallenberger was employed by the Standard Oil Co. (Indiana) and then Amoco for 38 years, serving 10 years as Manager-Advertising, Chicago region and 10 years as Senior Staff Public Affairs Representative, Supervisor of Educational Services in the Chicago general office.  He retired 1984.  He is an Army Medical Corps veteran.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Virginia, and is survived by his son James Lee of Chattanooga, TN and his daughter Ann D. Atamanenko of Castlegar, BC (Canada), as well as four grandchildren (Amanda Currier, Mathew Shallenberger, Joshua Shallenberger and Dan Shallenberger), and four great-grandchildren.  His parents were the late Ernest N. Shallenberger and Augusta F. Shallenberger of Decatur, IL.

Martin received his bachelor’s degree from Milliken University, Decatur, IL in 1942.  He served in the US Army Medical Corps Radiology Department as Chief X-ray Technician, Technical Staff Sergeant, Harman General Hospital, Longview, TX, 1942-1946.  Martin and Virginia returned to Illinois after the war, living in Lockport, Geneseo and Joliet for a number of years before moving to Lombard in 1961.

Info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

Sue Cecchini nee Fleming, age 70 of Lombard, formerly of Michigan, died October 9

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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Sue Cecchini nee Fleming, age 70 of Lombard, formerly of Michigan, died October 9 at Bridgeway in Bensenville.

Visitation Thursday, October 12, 3:00 – 8:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Mass Friday, October 13, at 9:30 AM at The Gathering Space at St. Alexander Catholic Church, 300 S. Cornell Ave., Villa Park until time of Mass at 10:00 AM.  Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.  Memorial services are pending in Michigan.

Sue was the loving wife of Joseph M., dear mother of Sarah (Jim) White of Lombard, Craig of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and Chad (Nicole) of Pontiac, Michigan, grandmother of Caroline and Adam, dear sister of Gary, George, Patti Malinoski of Michigan and many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by a brother, John, and a sister, Mary Lou.

Sue had lived in Lombard for 2 years and formerly lived in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, from 1989-2015.  In St. Clair Shores, Michigan, she was a member of a bowling league and a retired realtor with Century 21 Town & Country.  Sue grew up in Detroit and was a graduate of St. Philip Neri Grade School and High School.  She also worked in many roles at St. Clare Montefalco in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.

Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL  60631 are appreciated.

Info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

 

Nichole Rae Gavin nee Janik, age 50, of Lombard, died October 9

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Nichole GavinNichole Rae Gavin nee Janik, age 50, of Lombard, died October 9 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

Visitation Friday, October 13, from 3-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, Illinois.  Funeral services Saturday, October 14, with 9:30 AM Prayers at Brust Funeral Home to 10:00 AM Mass at Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main St., Lombard.

Nichole was the loving wife of James Gavin; loving mother of James P., Jr. of Lombard, Meghan Gavin of Algonquin, Shane of Lombard, Conor of Lombard and Derek of Lombard; grandmother of Jamison, Vanessa and Hayden; dear sister of Lisa (Steve) Wendt of Huntley and Denise Janik; and sister in law of Nancy Janik.  Nichole was preceded in death by a brother, Jeff Janik.

Nichole grew up in Lombard and had been married for 27 years.  She graduated from St. Pius X School, attended Montini High School, graduated from Willowbrook High School and attended College of DuPage.  She worked at Lombard Body & Fender.  Nichole was a member of a book club and a craft group in Lombard.  She loved to garden and spend time with her grandchildren.  She was a Green Bay Packers fan.

Memorials to American Cancer Society for colon cancer research, 1801 Meyers Rd #100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 or The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Il 60532 areappreciated.

Info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.