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STEPHEN D. LEWIS, age 74, Vietnam Air Force Veteran, of Lombard.

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

American_Flag_x300Lewis, StephenSTEPHEN D. LEWIS, age 74, Vietnam Air Force Veteran, of Lombard. Beloved husband of Ruth H., nee Darmstadt. Loving father of Jamie (Kevin) Glass and John.  Grandfather of Luke Stephen, Max, and Jake Glass.  Preceded by his sister, JoAnn (Les) Dolejs.  Uncle of Mark (Pam) Dolejs and Susan Blair.  Great uncle of Ian, Abby, and Matthew.

Visitation Saturday, April 15, 9 AM until time of Service 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Interment Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Central DuPage Hospital Care Center, 1800 North Main Street, Suite 215, Wheaton, Illinois 60187 appreciated. Info 888-629-0094

Victor A. Tufano, age 92, a longtime resident of Lombard

Friday, April 7th, 2017

TufanoVVictor A. Tufano, age 92, a longtime resident of Lombard, died peacefully April 5, 2017.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 10th from 3 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 11th, with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Mr. Tufano is survived by his loving children, James (Jean), Victoria, Daniel (Cathy), and Linda (Matt Cimento); his cherished 8 grandchildren; his 11 great-grandchildren; his siblings, James (Clydia) and Mariella(Larry) Dorn; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Tufano is preceded in death by his wife, Rosemarie nee Mauriello; and his parents, James and Jennie Tufano.

Mr. Tufano served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European and Pacific campaigns. He had lived in Lombard for 48 years. Mr. Tufano is the former owner of Tower Printers on Main Street in Lombard. He was the former President of Uptown Lions Club. Mr. Tufano was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Breen Council.

Memorials to T.L.C. Camp c/o Lombard Junior Women’s Club, 837 S. Westmore Ave. 2G, Lombard, IL 60148, are appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094

Warren E. Martz, age 95, of Lombard, formerly of Villa Park

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017


American FlagWarren E. Martz, age 95, of Lombard, formerly of Villa Park, passed away March 28, 2017.

Mr. Martz will be lying-in-state on Monday, April 10th from 10 AM until time of Funeral Service at 11 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 545 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens South in Oak Lawn.

Mr. Martz is survived by his two daughters, Melanie (Paul) Johnson of Naperville, Lori (Scott) Olson of Crystal Lake; his son, Thomas (Pam) of Virginia; his daughter-in-law, Donna of Kansas; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Mr. Martz is preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia, nee Nikander; his son, Paul; two sisters and one brother.

Mr. Martz served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 – 1981. He retired as LCDR from the United States Navy Reserve. Mr. Martz grew up in Chicago. He was a resident of Lombard since 1978 and a former resident of Villa Park from 1963 – 1978. Mr. Martz retired from Chicago Bridge and Iron. He enjoyed playing golf, needlepoint, cooking and reading. Mr. Martz was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Villa Park for over 50 years.

Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church or USO of Illinois are appreciated.

For more information  888-629-0094.

Charles “Kelly” Jones, age 56, of Cape Coral, Florida and formerly of Lombard

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

JONES,KELLYCHARLES KELLY JONES, age 56, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Sunday, March 26 following some recent health challenges.

Kelly is survived by his devoted wife, Diana, nee Franco; his loving children, David (Lori) and Ken (Nicole) Wright; his dad, Donald Jones; his cherished siblings, David Jones, Jeff Jones and Debbie Knepper; his beloved grandchildren, Devon, Jared, Austin, Dylan, and Kylie Wright; and many extended family members, a number of good friends, and many more people who were fortunate to know Kelly on his life’s journey.

Sadly, he was preceded in death by his mother, Esther, nee Knapp; and his sister, Marilyn Demetros.

Kelly was born January 20, 1961 in Elmhurst, Illinois, the proud son of Donald and Esther, nee Knapp, Jones.  He grew up in Lombard and was a 1979 graduate of Glenbard East High School.  Kelly also studied at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois for a few years.  While in Lombard, Kelly attended the Lombard Bible Church.    As a primary career, he was the owner and manager of a steel manufacturing plant in DeKalb, Illinois.  He also did some work in the real estate sector and later on was the proprietor of Tropical Hardware in Fort Myers.  Kelly enjoyed and was successful at any job he decided to undertake.


Visitation will be held Friday, April 7th from 4 to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 8 with Mr. Kelly Lying in-State from 9:30 AM to time of Service at 10:30 AM at Lombard Bible Church, 111 South Park, Lombard.

Interment will be at Union Cemetery, St. Charles, Illinois.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials in memory of Kelly to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 155 East 55th Street, Suite 6H, New York, New York 10022 or  would be appreciated.

Vicki Plonka, nee Rabbers, age 58, of Glen Ellyn

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Vicki PlonkaVICKI PLONKA, nee Rabbers, age 58, of Glen Ellyn. Loving wife of Kenneth E.  Loving mother of Janet “Edina” (Chris Clabough) of Glen Ellyn, Jennifer Margery (Michael) Jacobson of Woodridge, and Kevin Edward (Dina Andriopoulos) Plonka of Glen Ellyn. Dear sister of Wesley, Tammy, Tracy, Jay, Ken, David, and the Late Tom. Fond sister-in-law of Jeannette Plonka.

Visitation Friday, April 7th, from 3 to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Memorials to the P.K.D. Foundation (Polycystic Kidney Disease), 1001 East 101st Terrace, Suite 220, Kansas City, Missouri 64131 would be appreciated.

Mrs. Plonka was a resident of Glen Ellyn 21 years and was formerly of Wheaton.  She grew up in Glen Ellyn and was a 1976 graduate of Glenbard West High School.  Mrs. Plonka received her Associates Degree from Culinary School in Oregon.  She loved animals, gardening, crafting, baking, and family.  Mrs. Plonka was an avid Cubs Fan and was thrilled they won the World Series on her Birthday.  She was the proud and loving owner of her dogs, Thor, Gus + Ginger.

Ronald C. Thomas, age 66, of Lombard

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Thomas, RonaldAmerican_Flag_x300Ronald C. Thomas, age 66, of Lombard, passed away on March 30, 2017.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 2, from 1 pm – 4 pm with Military Honors at 4PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment will be private.

Ronald is survived by his loving children, Lisa (Jeff) Tadej, Kelly (Raymond) Florido, and Carl (Lynn) Thoemmes; his grandchildren, Lauren ( T. J. ) Lestina, Ashley, Layla, Brandon, and Augustus; his dear siblings, Patricia (Lawrence) Sharon, and Karen Petges; and his nephews, Zachary and Michael.

Ronald is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Neal Petges.

Ronald is a Marine Purple Heart Recipient from the Vietnam War. He was an Illinois State Police Officer until his retirement. Ronald was also a former Treasurer of F.O.P.

Please omit flowers. Donations to Cure JM Foundation at are appreciated. Info or 888-629-0094.

Marcella M. Dion nee Stoffel, age 83, of Lombard

Friday, March 31st, 2017

DionMarcella M. Dion nee Stoffel, age 83, of Lombard, returned home to her Savior early Thursday morning, March 30, 2017.

Marcella was born the ninth of eleven children to Henry and Rose Stoffel, in Pine City, Minnesota, during the depths of the Great Depression. She married the love of her life, Edward, in 1957. She was a resident of Lombard since 1963.

Marcella taught herself how to play the organ, piano, guitar, accordion and harmonica, but her favorite instrument was the kazoo while leading her grandchildren in musical parades around the house.

She loved to travel, visiting many different states, but the one state dearest to her heart was Minnesota, which she looked forward to visiting with great anticipation every year, because it meant being with the family and friends that she grew up with.

She was very active at Sacred Heart Church. Over the years, she visited the home bound, took ladies who were unable to drive out shopping and to appointments, scheduled altar servers, was a collection counter, playground lady, preschool aide, and was a past recipient of the CCW Woman of the Year.

She greatly enjoyed winter activities, teaching her children how to ice skate, sled, construct snow men and make snow angels. In warmer weather, Marcella took long walks nearly every day.

She specialized in making homemade jelly, strawberry-rhubarb sauce, short cake, lemon bars, and potato salad. Her sense of humor included hiding rutabagas in the soup while pretending they were potatoes and making liver while telling her children that it was Italian steak.

Marcella is survived by her devoted husband and best friend of 60 years, Edward; her loving children, James (Lynn) Dion of Villa Park, Yvonne (Anthony) Invergo of Lombard, Denise (Joseph) Pleitt of Warrenville, Bro. Thomas Dion of Orange, New Jersey, and Daniel Dion of Lombard; her dear grandchildren, Justin (Emily) Invergo, Brandon Invergo (Giouli Politi), Deanna Invergo, Jason Pleitt, Katherine (Thomas) Dion-Meier, Kristina Pleitt, Emily Dion, Christopher Dion, Zachary Invergo, and Nathan Pleitt; her great-grandchildren, Ava, Rhys, Isla, and Orestes; her sisters, Rosemary (the late Floyd) Schultz, Theresa (Roddy) Kovacovich, Dorothy (Vincent) Pixley, and Betty Lou (Bernard) Wurm, and her brother, Edwin (Rachel) Stoffel; as well as countless nieces, nephews and relatives. Mrs. Dion was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Rose Stoffel; grandson, Nicholas  Pleitt; brothers, George Ernest, and Ralph, and sisters, Dolores and Eileen.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 9th from 3 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 10th with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass. Entombment will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton.

In lieu of flowers, Masses or Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Brn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631.

For more info 888-629-0094.

ADELE CAMP, nee Wolf, of Lombard 87 years

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Camp, AdeleAdele Wolf Camp passed away at 11:50 am on Friday, March 24th, 2017, at her Lombard home of 87 years surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren.  Adele was 87 years young, born on December 25th, 1929, when she died of stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  She was diagnosed last month and enjoyed her final days surrounded by her family, friends and felines.  Adele is preceded in death by her mother, father, brother and sister, as well as 3 of her children.  She lived a beautiful life, taking time with her family and friends to travel, entertain, play games and document her family history in incredible detail.  

Adele was the last living member of her family of origin, which included her siblings, Mary (Wolf) Knaff and Arthur J. Wolf, as well as her mother, Phyllis (Puestow) Wolf and her father, Arthur Wolf.  Her youngest brother, Arthur, died at the age of 28 serving our community as a police officer.  Her mother, originally from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, moved to Lombard, met and married her father, Arthur Wolf.  Her father was a celebrity in that Wolf Road was named after his family.   

Adele was a student at Sacred Heart School in Lombard through the 8th grade.  She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Elmhurst in 1948 and then attended DePaul University to learn Medical Stenography.  Adele met her husband of 37 years, William B. Camp, also a long-time resident of Lombard, at the Sacred Heart teen club.  She was married in May of 1950 and immediately built their family home in the heart of downtown Lombard, only blocks from her parents.  Immediately after this in 1951, she started their family with their first child, Kathryn Camp (Struhl) and had a total of 8 more blessings, Christine Lupo (1952), William F. Camp (1953), Jacquelyn Young (1954), John Camp (1958), Virginia Campbell Wolf (1961), James Camp (1964), Richard Camp (1967) and Joyce Vogt (1970). 

She is preceded in death by her daughters, Kathryn (1995) and Christine (2014), and her son, James (2016).  She is survived by 6 children:  William (Kentucky), Jacquelyn (San Diego), John (Long Beach), Virginia (Lombard and Phoenix), Richard (Lombard) and Joyce (Phoenix); her grandchildren: Ben and Jeff Struhl; Erin and Joni Lupo; Robert and Ashley Camp; Daniel and Stephanie Baldyga; Branden, Corrine and Rheanna Camp; Molly and Regan Camp; and Bailey, Sydney and Avery Vogt; and her great-grandchildren: Kira and Anna Camp and Cocoleana and Nevaeh Baldyga Hanson. Adele’s incredible legacy is reflected in the many surviving descendants that cast the same loving and compassionate spirit on the world.  

Adele’s most recent professional experience sent her out the door everyday to the Deicke Home in Villa Park to teach and support disabled adults.  Adele gave everything she had to those “beautiful souls” over her more than 25 years of work there.  She always enjoyed the light-hearted, fun-loving and compassionate nature of this community of students with mostly cognitive disabilities.  So much so, her children will tell stories of her bringing these “friends” home for her family holiday when they weren’t able to join their own family. Prior to the Deicke Home, she had several jobs within businesses in the community, including time at a Currency Exchange in Villa Park, at Wieboldt’s in Yorktown and at Hine’s Hospital.  

Adele’s wake is being held at Brust Funeral Home, at 135 South Main St., Lombard, IL 60148, on Tuesday, March 28th between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  As a member of the Sacred Heart community for her entire life, Adele will be celebrated during a funeral service on Wednesday morning at 10:00 am at the church at 114 South Elizabeth Street, Lombard, IL 60148.  She will be interred at St. Mary’s Cemetery at 317 Alexander Blvd, Elmhurst, IL 60126, immediately following the mass.  Adele created a wildlife refuge at Willow street which included stray cats, birds, raccoons, skunks, chipmunks and had a mission to save the most vulnerable animals in our community.  Her hope was to save all the animals of our world and was a regular donor to World Wildlife Fund, the Humane Society and other similar charities.  In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate in her name to these or your favorite animal charity.

EDMUND ‘ED’ V. LAY, age 92, of Lombard

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Lay, EdmundEdmund (Ed) V. Lay, 92, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Atria Park of Glen Ellyn after complications from a fall a month earlier. He leaves two daughters and four sons and their families: Judy Cole, John (Margaret) Lay, Larry (Judy) Lay, Mary Ellen (Chuck) Olson, Don (Kristine) Lay, and Mike (Michele) Lay, 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Born and raised in Spring Grove, Illinois son of Emma and John Lay, Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth (Betty Kilday) and granddaughter Elizabeth.  He was also preceded in death by his sisters and brother: Agnus (Jerry) Klaus, Marie (Chuck) Weingart, Dorothy (Joseph Himpleman/ Paul Pitzen) and Leander (Jean) Lay.

After High School (McHenry), Ed attended Lake Forest College for a year before entering the Army, where he served for three years, most of his time in the China-Burma Theatre. He returned to complete his accounting degree at Loyola University and then joined Sears for his 38 year career as a managing executive in credit, accounting, and processing.

A very active member of Christ the King Parish, he taught religion classes (CCD), served as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, worked in the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, participated as a member in the Knights of Columbus and attended daily Mass until his last days at home.

Ed enjoyed building Nativity yard scenes out of wood that can be seen all throughout the Village and in many other towns; he often said, “This is one way to keep Christ in Christmas.”

Sundays brought Ed joy as his grown children, grandchildren, and occasionally great grandchildren would join him to cheer for the Bears and the Cubs. He played tennis and golf into his 80s.

The Wake will be held at Brust Funeral Home (135 S. Main St., Lombard) from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday 3/30. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday 3/31 at Christ the King Church (1501 S. Main St., Lombard).

Lay, Edmund 1In lieu of flowers, memorials to Christ the King Catholic Church (1501 S. Main St., Lombard), are appreciated.




Marilyn Ann Cupuro (nee Spoo), 78, formerly of Franklin Park and Des Plaines, IL

Friday, March 24th, 2017

fullsizeoutput_a3c4Marilyn Ann Cupuro (nee Spoo), 78, formerly of Franklin Park and Des Plaines, IL passed away March 21, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Dominick P. Cupuro; loving mother of Rozanne Cupuro, Patricia Cupuro and Bill (Erica) Cupuro; cherished grandmother of Clara and Sofia; dear sister of Arline Spoo. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Rose.  Visitation Tuesday 9am until time of prayers at 1030am at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard. Mass of Christian Burial 11am at Sacred Heart Church. Interment Queen of Heaven.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Marilyn can be made to the National PTA, 1250 N. Pitt St, Alexandria, VA 22314. More info or 630-629-0094