December, 2011

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ROBERT C. SCHREIBER, Retired C.P.D., age 87, of Plainfield

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

ROBERT C. SCHREIBER, retired C.P.D., age 87, of Plainfield, died December 28 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Joliet, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 30 from 3 to 9 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 31st at 9:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Schreiber is survived by his daughter Ronnie (Ronald) Slavick of Villa Park; his granddaughter, Jennifer of Plainfield; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Mr. Schreiber is preceded in death by his wife, Rose M., nee LoDuca; and his sister, Jean (the late Leo) Brown.

Mr. Schreiber was an Officer for the City of Chicago for 25 years.

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

 

EDWARD J. HAUSER, age 98, of Elmhurst, formerly of Villa Park

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

EDWARD J. HAUSER, age 98, of Elmhurst, formerly of Villa Park, died December 27 at Elmhurst Extended Care, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 30, with Mr. Hauser Lying-In-State from 9:30 AM until time of Service at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, York Center at Roosevelt and Meyers Roads, Lombard.

Interment will be at Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Illinois.

Mr. Hauser is survived by his wife, Martha M., nee Wolff; two sons, Leon E. (Connie) of Iowa, and Larry A. (Evelyn) of Wisconsin; five (5) grandchildren, Sara (Dohn) Pfeiffer, Daniel (Andrea), Rachel (Paul) Dare, Andrea Hauser, and Amy (Jason) Stockfisch; nine (9) great-grandchildren, Andrew, Marc, Claire, Elizabeth, Nate, Hannah, Abigail, Anna, and Nathan; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hauser is preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Mr. Hauser had been a resident of Villa Park for 42 years.  He was a long-time member of the Trinity Lutheran Churches in Villa Park and Lombard.

Please omit flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church, Roosevelt and Meyers Roads, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

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

 

 

Sacred Heart Christmas Eve Childrens Mass December 24, 2011

Monday, December 26th, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jane “Chris” Turney, age 60, of Bolingbrook.

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Jane “Chris” Turney, age 60, of Bolingbrook. Loving life partner of James C. Keating. Dearest sister of Judith (Donald) Goldsmith and Linda (Nettie Sabin) Turney. Dear aunt of Robert, Jeffrey, and Mark Goldsmith. Preceded by her parents Robert D. and Betty J. nee Tate. Special friend of Darlene (Daniel) Patulski.

Christine grew up in Sandwich, Illinois and graduated from both Illinois Wesleyan University and Roosevelt University. Upon graduation, she began teaching music classes in Lyons, Illinois. She then moved on to teaching at Lombard Junior High School in Lombard and then junior high music and chorus in Northbrook, before spending the last 20 years of her career in Skokie School District 69, Lincoln Junior High.

She was quite involved in the Illinois Education Association. She was president of the Skokie-Morton Grove Education Association, was the Region 36 Chair of the IEA, and eventually became an Illinois Education Association (NEA) State Director.

After retiring from her teaching career, she became the president of the DuPage Chapter of the Illinois Retired Teacher’s Association, serving from 2008 until December, 2011. She also taught music at the Allegro Studios in Lemont, IL.

Chris was an accomplished vocalist and musician playing,  piano, guitar, and the flute. She was also a gourmet cook and talented jewelry maker.

Visitation Monday 12 Noon until 5:00 PM with a Funeral Service at 3:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment private at Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison, IL. Info www.brustfuneralhome.com or (888) 629-0094.

 

Arthur E. Vogel, 87 of Lombard

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Arthur E. Vogel, 87 passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on December 20, 2011.

Artie grow up in Chicago and graduated for Leyden Township H.S.  He then joined the United States Army during World War II.  He served in the Philippines and France.  When he returned home to work with Illinois Bell and retired with 35 plus years.

He is survived by his loving wife Joan Vogel (Kaelin) of 46 years.  His children Patty (Jim) Kaspar and Jim (Nicole) Vogel.  His grandchildren he adored Samantha Kaspar and Jeremy Vogel.

The funeral was private.

Donations could be made to the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

We would like to thank Dr. Terrence Swade, Dr.Rukhsana Muneer and staff and Dr. John Cahill and his staff for all the care and compassion you gave him.

WILLIAM H. PETERS, age 71, of Lombard

Monday, December 19th, 2011

WILLIAM H. PETERS, age 71, of Lombard, died December 19 at Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 22 from 9 AM to 12 Noon at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Mr. Peters is survived by his wife, Sandra, nee Groholski; two daughters, Karyn, and Christine (Doug) Delaney-Stewart; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Katlyn, Michael, and Kaine; two sisters, Kathy (Bill) Oelhafen, and Mary (Larry) Kozien; his brother, James; and many other family and friends.

Mr. Peters had been married for 45 years.  He was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army.  Mr. Peters was a diehard Cub and Bears fan.

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

 

WILBUR ‘BILL’ L. LOUTHAN, JR., age 88, of Lombard,

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

WILBUR ‘BILL’ L. LOUTHAN, JR., age 88, of Lombard, died December 16 at Manorcare at Hinsdale, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 19 from 4 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 20 with Mr. Louthan Lying-In-State from 10 AM until the time of Service at 11 AM at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 South Lincoln, Lombard.

Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.

Mr. Louthan is survived by his wife, Joyce R., nee Frank; his children, Carrie (Joe Jaruseski) of Lombard;  David (Margaret) of Chicago Jeff of California, Janese (Steven) Nank of California, Jeanette Louthan of California, and Joy Petrey of West Virginia; his grandchildren Kathryn Jaruseski, Elizabeth Jaruseski, Joey Jaruseski, Alexander Louthan, Graham Louthan, Kevin Nank, James Petrey, and Rose Petrey; five sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Louthan was a resident of Lombard since 1959.  He attended Ebinger Grammer School, Taft High School and Illinois Institute of Technology. He was a Veteran having served as a Pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II in Europe.  He piloted a C47 on nine (9) combat missions in Eastern Theatre Operations including Ardennes, Central Europe and Rhineland.  After World War II he served as an air traffic controller and then pilot for North Central Airlines – Republic Airlines from May 1954 to November 1983.  As a WWII Veteran, Mr. Louthan spoke at the Lombard Commons Park Memorial Day Commemoration.  He was a member of the Friends of the McChord Air Museum – Washington D.C. and the Airline Pilots Association.

Memorials to Walther Lutheran High School, 900 Chicago Avenue, Melrose Park, Illinois 60160-4198 OR St. John’s Ev. Lutheran School, 220 South Lincoln Avenue, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

DOROTHY I. BOSWELL, age 82, of Lombard

Monday, December 12th, 2011

DOROTHY I. BOSWELL, nee Decker, age 82, of Lombard, died December 11 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 17 with Mrs. Boswell Lying-In-State from 10 AM until the Service at 11 AM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lombard.

Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Mrs. Boswell is survived by three children, Jane (Dr. Bob, DDS) Moen of Elmhurst, Jon (Tia) of Gurnee, and Sue (Dr. Bernie, DDS) Pawlowski of Glen Ellyn; eight (8) grandchildren, Jonathan, Kira, William, Michael, Steven, Matthew, Patrick, and Christopher; her brother, Martin Decker of Colorado, two sister-in-laws, Edith Decker and Dorothy Decker; and many other relatives.

Mrs. Boswell is preceded in death by her husband, J. Wesley; and two brothers, Rudolph and Edgar Decker.

Mrs. Boswell was a resident of Lombard 50 years.  She grew up in Byron, Nebraska and was a graduate of the University of Nebraska Nursing School.  Mrs. Boswell had been a Registered Nurse at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital from 1978 to 1991 on 4th floor West.  She was an avid Bridge player, bowler, and reader.  Mrs. Boswell was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for over 50 years.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 350 East Madison, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

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

LEONARD KURKOWSKI, age 85, a 57-year resident of Lombard

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

LEONARD KURKOWSKI, age 85, a 57-year resident of Lombard, passed from this world on December 9 at Oakridge Nursing Home, Hillside, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 12 from 3 to 9 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 13 with prayers at 1:00 p.m. from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard for 1:30 p.m. Mass.

Interment will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Wheaton, Illinois.

Mr. Kurkowski is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alice; two sons, Ted (Linda) of Maryland, and Gregory (Michele) of Mounds, Oklahoma; three (3) grandchildren, Tiffany, Tim and James; two (2) great-grandchildren, Kaisa and Landon; and many nieces and nephews including Lydia, Yvonne, Stan, and Lucky.

Mr. Kurkowski is preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters, Stanley, Ted, Chester, Jennie, and Anna.

Leonard was born to Joseph and Mary Kurkowski on August 4, 1926 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, a small coal mining community in the Wyoming Valley.  His father died during Len’s infancy and his mother passed early in his childhood.  He was raised by his eldest sister, Jennie, so during his early school hood years he was faced with balancing heavy academic, athletic and after school work loads.  Immediately upon high school graduation, Len was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the armored cavalry in Western Europe.

Upon discharge from the service, Leonard moved to Chicago, married Alice, the youngest sister of his oldest brother Stanley’s wife, Genevieve.  He used the GI Bill to earn his design engineering degree.  He then embarked upon his career in design, engineering and executive management with his only employer, Chicago Manufacturing Company in Chicago, Cicero and, finally, in NW Georgia where he retired as Vice President in 1997.  Len also was a staunch Chicago Bears fan since WWII.

Leonard was the consummate professional and a perfectionist in any challenge he undertook.  He lovingly provided advice, guidance and assistance to his family members, even helping his brother design and build his house from the ground up.  As some of life’s ironies, Len, who had a brilliant mind and a robust physique was beset with challenges from both cancer and dementia in this last decade.  Because of this, memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois 60631 would be appreciated.

The family would like to commend the service at Oakridge Nursing Home in Hillside and then Hospice there.

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

MICHELE RIGGIO-BLEATMAN, age 36, of Hoffman Estates

Friday, December 9th, 2011

MICHELE RIGGIO-BLEATMAN, age 36, of Hoffman Estates, died December 7 at St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 10 with Visitation from 9:00 AM to time of Service at 12:00 Noon at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 South Princeton, Villa Park, Illinois.

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

Michele is survived by her husband, Daniel; three children, Robert, David, and Edward; her mother, Sue; her sister, Patti; her brothers, Charlie (Jennifer), and Bobby; eight nieces and nephews, Farrah, Brianna, Anthony, Olivia, Ryan, Owen, Evan, and Connor; her mother-in-law, Nancy; her father-in-law, Dennis (Paula); and her sister-in-laws, Rebecca (Steve), Chris (Frank), and Amanda.

Michele is preceded in death by her father, Robert; and her step-father-in-law, Robert.

Michele was a loving mother.  She had been married for 13 years.  Michele loved to bowl; crochet, gardening, and she loved Mickey Mouse.  She was a Cub fan.  She loved animals.  Michele enjoyed her coffee.  She loved music and making cd’s.  She was a big supporter of special needs organizations.  Michele was a 1993 graduate of Glenbard East High School.  She had attended Harper College and was a member of Phi Cheta Kappa,

Memorials to Michele’s children for which a Trust fund will be established would be appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 South Princeton, Villa Park, Illinois. Info 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.