September, 2011

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Lillian H. Szmurlo, nee Sikorski, 86, formerly of Lombard.

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Lillian H. Szmurlo nee Sikorski, age 86, formerly of Lombard, died Sept. 26 at home.

Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 30, from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard.

Funeral services will be held Saturday with prayers at 9:15 AM at Brust Funeral Home to Christ the King Church for 10AM Mass.

Interment will be Saturday at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine.

Mrs. Szmurlo is survived by a daughter, Mary (Leonard) Paruszkiewicz of Downers Grove; 4 sons, Ronald (Judith), Florian (Diana), Lawrence (Deborah), Leonard (Christine), Chester and Steven (Steve); 7 grandchildren, Eric, Stephanie, Jillian, Mollie, Jaclyn, Adam & Andrew; two sisters-in-law; Vivian (the late Chester Stratton) and Lillian (the late Louis Sikorski) Gardner & many nieces and nephews. Lillian is preceded in death by her husband, Adam Edwin and her siblings, Edward (Mary) Starnowski. Sylvia (Leon) Gralewski, Jean (Ted) Brzezinski and Roman (Therese) Sikorski.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, 1000 E. Maple, Mundelein, IL 60060 would be appreciated.

Call 888-629-0094 or visit www.brustfuneralhome.com for more information.

MARY JO ARNDT, nee Larsen, age 78, of Lombard

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

MARY JO ARNDT, nee Larsen, age 78, of Lombard 62 years, died September 24 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 3 from 2 to 8 PM at the Maple Street Chapel, corner of Main and Maple Streets, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, October 4 at 11:30 AM at the First Church of Lombard, Main Street Sanctuary, 220 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment Private at Chapel Hill Gardens West.

Mrs. Arndt is survived by her husband, Dr. Paul W., D.V.M.; three daughters, Dr. Kristi L. Arndt, PhD., D.V.M. of Lombard, Kerri A. (Russell) Roselli of Rolling Meadows, and Dr. Georgianne, D.V.M. (Gregory) Ludwig of Lombard; four grandchildren, Gregory R. Ludwig of Lombard, Phillip P. Roselli of Rolling Meadows, Graceanne N. Ludwig of Lombard, and Kaleigh A. Roselli of Rolling Meadows; her cousin, Betty Bussema of Arizona; many other relatives, many friends, and many pets.

Mrs. Arndt was a 1951 graduate of Glenbard West High School and a graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois with a B.S. in Education.  She was a former teacher having taught fourth and fifth grades in Villa Park and Urbana.  Mrs. Arndt had been a newspaper columnist and was the managing partner and hospital administrator of the Lombard Veterinary Hospital with her husband, Dr. Paul.  They established the Lombard Veterinary Hospital in 1959 and it is one of the largest single-family-owned small animal medical centers in Illinois.

President of the Village of Lombard, William J. Mueller, proclaimed September 24, 2010 as MARY JO ARNDT DAY in the Village of Lombard in honor of

–         her many years of dedicated service and contributions to the community including Mary Jo’s being an integral part of the York Township Republican Women’s Organization for 45 years and serving as a former Republican National Committeewoman for Illinois;

– serving as past president of the National Federation of Republican Women and a pioneer in efforts to increase opportunities for women in politics, government and education;

– founding the Illinois Republican Women’s Roundtable in 1989 whichbroadened the party’s reach into new communities of women; and through the Roundtable, establishing the Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series which annually awards 10 to 15 fellowships to women to study government and politics;

– the many seminars she conducted on various facets of political organization and party structure and her campaign efforts in almost every county in Illinois;

–  and her service as Publicity Chairperson for the Lombard Minuteman, a group that raised $40,000 to build a log cabin at Four Seasons Park as part of Lombard’s Bicentennial;

– her service to the community by being a Girl Scout Leader, Executive Secretary for the Lombard Lilac Parade Committee, a Rotary Ann, and her activity and involvement with the Maple Street Chapel Preservation Society, the YWCA, and the Lombard Chamber of Commerce.

President Ronald Reagan appointed Mary Jo Arndt to be a member of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships in recognition of her devotion and excellence in service to the Government and she was reappointed by President Bush.  Mary Jo served as a member of the Republican National Committee for Illinois from 1988 to 2008.  She was elected to the RNC Executive Committee representing the Midwestern Region from 2005-2008.  She was the Chairman for Illinois Women for McCain campaign and was a member of the McCain National Hispanic Outreach Team.  Mary Jo recently completed six years on the Board of Directors of American Women for International Understanding and is a member and advisor of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Illinois.  She is a member of the Xilin Asian Association Board of Directors.

Mrs. Arndt was twice elected by the Primary voters of the 6th Congressional District as their State Central committeeman, both in 1982 and 1986.  In 2008, she was elected Vice Chair Emeritus of the Illinois Republican State Committee.

A pioneer in efforts to increase opportunities for women in politics, government and education, she actively worked to expand the party’s base by bringing a diverse group of women into the political system.

As a member of the Illinois Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women, Mary Jo served on the Working Group on Balancing Work and

Family, which explored issues such as child care, elder care and pension reform.  She represented President Bush as an observer of the Romanian

Elections in May of 1990.  Her government service also included a U.S. Senate confirmed appointment to the National Advisory Council on Women’s Education Programs during the Reagan Administration, where she served as chairman of the Women’s Educational Equity Act Committee and membership on the Advisory Committee to the Illinois State Superintendent of Schools.  She also served, by appointment of the Governor, on the Illinois Commission for the Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Today’s Chicago Woman twice named Mary Jo a “Power Personality” – a woman making a difference in Chicagoland’s business and social environment.  She served as a member of the U.S. Small Business Administration National Advisory Council from 2001 to 2007.  The Foundation for Women’s Resources selected Mary Jo as one of 100 women to participate in Leadership America.  She was a member of the National Board of Directors of Leadership America from 2001 through 2006, a national not-for-profit leadership organization that recognized, educates and connects accomplished and diverse women to increase their individual and collective impact globally.

Mary Jo was a member of the Advisory Board of Leadership Illinois and Save the Patient.  The Gallup Organization selected her as a “Visionary Leader for the 21st Century” and awarded her a full scholarship to the Gallup Leadership Institute.

Due to her great love of the Maple Street Chapel in Lombard, the family requests no flowers.  Memorials to the Maple Street Chapel for its upkeep would be appreciated.  Maple Street Chapel, 220 South Main Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. More info. 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

 

Webcast video of Mary Jo Arndt Funeral Service

RALPH WEILER, age 83 of Lombard,

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

RALPH WEILER, age 83 of Lombard, died Saturday, September 24, at Good Samaritan Hospital.  Visitation will be Tuesday, September 27 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral at noon at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.  Interment private.

Mr. Weiler is survived by his wife Joan I. nee LaFave; his children:  Michael L. (Diane) Larson of Highland, IN, Steven Larson of Wheaton, Tod Larson of Carey, and Scott Larson of Lombard; his grandchildren:  Peter and Lisa; and his great grandchildren Logan and Teah;’ his siblings:  Freda Anderson and Joyce Mardarosian; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandson Keith; his siblings:  Eva, Clyde, Wayne, and Esther Fetterman; his brothers in law:  Mayo Anderson, Jack Mardarosian, and Clifford Fetterman; and his sister in law Ruth.

Mr. Weiler had been a resident of Lombard since 1979.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.  He attended Senior Exercise class at Lombard Commons.

Please omit flowers.  Donations to:  Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., Association for Research and Enlightenment, 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard, IL.

MARY T. ROUBAL, nee Krippner, age 82, of Lombard,

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

MARY T. ROUBAL, nee Krippner, age 82, of Lombard, died September 18 at Fairview Baptist Home, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Monday, September 26, from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, September 27 with prayers at 9:00 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Church, Lombard, for 9:30 AM Mass.

Interment Private.

Mrs. Roubal is survived by eight children, James of Minnesota, Martin (Karen) of Colorado, Charles (Pat) of Plano, Donald (Rosanne) of Lisle, Robert (Jan Marie) of Indiana, Barbara (Mark) Decker, Margaret (Tom) Heminsley of Minnesota, and Therese of Tennessee; 27 grandchildren; over 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Roubal is preceded in death by her husband, Richard F.; her daughter, Catherine Whelan; her parents; her brother; and 2 sisters.

Mrs. Roubal was a resident of Lombard for 53 years.  She was formerly a member of the Choir at St. Pius X Church in Lombard.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. More info. 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

 

Josephine V. Geller, nee Ventura, age 85, of Lombard,

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Josephine V. Geller, nee Ventura, age 85, of Lombard, died  Sept. 13 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Visitation will be held Thursday September 15 from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard.

Funeral services will be held Friday, with prayers at Brust Funeral Home at 9:30AM to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass.

Interment will be Friday at Fairview Memorial Park, Northlake.

Mrs. Geller is survived by a brother Lee ‘Leo’ (JoRose) Ventura and a cherished friend and companion, Paul Don Hunt and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Geller is preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Konczal and a brother, Santo ‘Poncho’ Ventura.

Call 630-629-0094 or visit www.brustfuneralhome.com for more information..

MICHAEL LOUIS GENTILE, age 70, of Oak Brook

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

MICHAEL LOUIS GENTILE, age 70, of Oak Brook passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his home on September 12, 2011. Loving husband of 47 years to Marsha, nee Bartholomei; devoted father of Michael Jr. (Jennifer), Michelle (Anthony) Bucaro, Marsha (Tim) Racki and Flavio (Tanya). Proud Grandfather to Kaitlin, Anthony, Michael III, Jake, Grace, Dan, Nick, Mia and Ella. Beloved brother to Rich (Annette) of Riverside and loving Uncle of many. Funeral Service Friday 9 AM from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard to St. Isaac Jogues Church for 10 AM Mass. Visitation Thursday 2 – 9 PM Interment Queen of Heaven. In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Nazareth Academy Football program in LaGrange Park, IL More info 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com

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RONALD A. MARTEN, age 63, of Lombard,

Friday, September 9th, 2011

RONALD A. MARTEN, age 63, of Lombard, died September 8 at RML Specialty Hospital, Hinsdale, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 13 from 4 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust to St. Pius X Church, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass.

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

Mr. Marten is survived by his wife, Mary Nell, nee Le Resche; his daughter, Amanda of Lombard; two sisters, Judith (Phil) Irving of California, and Susan (Mike) Williamsen of Chatham; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Marten had been married for 34 years.  He had worked for the State of Illinois for 31 years.  Mr. Marten was a big sports fan and a diehard Cub fan.  He had been active at St. Pius X Church in Lombard.

Memorials to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois 60674-0001 or Children’s Memorial Hospital, Memorial Foundation, 2300 Children’s Plaza, Box 4, Chicago, Illinois 60614-3394 would be appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. More info 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

ANTOINETTE M. BUGAJSKY, nee Riggio, age 59, of Villa Park,

Friday, September 9th, 2011

ANTOINETTE M. BUGAJSKY, nee Riggio, age 59, of Villa Park, died September 7 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 9 from 3 to 9 pm at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 South Princeton, Villa Park.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 10 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust to St. Alexander Church for a 10 AM Mass.

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

Mrs. Bugajsky is survived by her husband, Michael D.; her son, Michael A. of Villa Park; her daughter, Gina M. of Villa Park; his sister-in-law, Sue Riggio of Hoffman Estates; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Bugajsky is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Riggio.

Mrs. Bugajsky was a resident of Villa Park for 29 years.  She loved to read and enjoyed gardening.

Arrangements made by Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 South Princeton, Villa Park.

More info. 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth “Liz” A. Ehrhardt, nee Draper, age 90

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Elizabeth “Liz” A. Ehrhardt, nee Draper, age 90 of Wheaton, died September 2nd at Westbridge Assisted Living in Wheaton, Illinois.

Memorial Service was held September 6th at Wyndemere Retirement Center.

Interment Private at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Mrs. Ehrhardt is survived by her son, Frank J. (Ellen, Leverette); her granddaughter, Erin Leverette Burns; and her dear friend, Hannah Stevens.

Mrs. Ehrhardt is preceded in death by her husband, Donald L.

Elizabeth “Liz” was born in 1921, in Flint, Michigan to Frank and Myna Draper.  She graduated from University of Michigan with a degree in Geography in 1943.  During World War II she enlisted in the Navy WAVE program where she created emergency maps for pilots downed behind enemy lines.

Following the war, she worked for IBM, where she met her husband, Donald L. Ehrhardt.  Don and Liz were married in Zion Lutheran Church, Bellwood, Illinois, in 1956.  After the birth of their only child, Frank, Liz resigned from IBM to focus her energy on her family and her community.

The Ehrhardts moved to Lombard in 1972 and lived happily for 29 years.  Liz was an active volunteer in many community organizations delivering Meals on Wheels to the needy, delivering books for the Helen M. Plum Library to the elderly, the blind and shut-ins.  She was an active member and volunteer at the Lombard Service League, the Lombard Historical Society, St. John’s Lutheran Church, and DuPage County Crisis Center in Lombard.

Liz moved to the Wyndemere Retirement Community in Wheaton, Illinois, following Don’s passing in 2002.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  More info 888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.