January, 2012

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RICHARD ‘DICK’ H. MILLER, age 98, of Lombard, formerly of Riverside,

Friday, January 27th, 2012

RICHARD ‘DICK’ H. MILLER, age 98, of Lombard, formerly of Riverside, died January 26 at Beacon Hill Health Center, Lombard.

Visitation will be held Monday from 10 AM to time of Service at 11:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment will be at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Mr. Miller is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Jewell of Lisle; his son, Richard (Barbara) of Hinsdale; four grandchildren, Randy (Mary) Jewell, Jeff (Ruth) Jewell, Corey, and Tracey Miller; and seven great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Jason, Ellen, Matthew, Laura, Brett, and Peyton.

Mr. Miller is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne, nee Gorman; and his son-in-law, Patrick Jewell.

Mr. Miller was a graduate of St. John’s Military Academy and was a former member of the Old Boys Association at St. John’s.  Mr. Miller was a Member of the Shriner’s and the Scottish Rite.  He was a 33rd Degree Mason.  Mr. Miller was a Past-President of the LaGrange Board of Realtors.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorials to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60635 would be appreciated.

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

WILLIAM WINGSTEDT, age 85, of Geneva, formerly of Lombard,

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

WILLIAM WINGSTEDT, age 85, of Geneva, formerly of Lombard, died January 21 at his home.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 28 at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment will be private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Mr. Wingstedt is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peggy”, nee Crane, of Geneva; eight (8) children, Margaret W. (Douglas) Massey of Homer Glen, Timothy A. (Jennifer) of West Chicago, Nancy (Steve) Reimann of New Mexico, Carolyn G. (Michael) Roberts of West Chicago, Christine J. (David) Seaver of Oswego, William M. (Kiley) of Oswego, David N. of Illinois, Anton K. (Beth) of Appleton, Wisc., grandfather of 29, great-grandfather of 18.  Mr. Wingstedt is preceded in death by two children, Cynthia M. Henry and Constance G. Clarke, four brothers and a sister.

Mr. Wingstedt grew up in Watertown, New York and was a 1944 graduate of Watertown High School. He attended Cornell University.  He moved to Wheaton in 1955, to Lombard in 1972 and to Geneva in 1999. He had worked for Western Electric Co. as a telephone equipment installer in the late 1940’s, owned and operated an electronic service business in the 1950’s, worked for Micrometrical Mfg. Co., a Division of Bendix Corp. as the Chief Meteorologist in the 1950’s, was the Founding Editor of Quality Assurance Magazine in the 1960’s, was Chief Editor and Editorial Director of Appliance Manufacturer Magazine in the 1970’s, and was the Editor and Publisher of Appliance Service News from 1977 to present.

Mr. Wingstedt was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the Pacific in World War II.  He served as Chairman of the Lombard Advisory Liquor Commission, was Lombard Man of the Year in 1992, and was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers baseball club and a long-time philatelist.  He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War, Past Master and life member of the Ann Arbor Masonic Lodge, Past High Priest in the Royal Arch Chapter of Masons, life member of Royal, Select and Super Excellent Master Mason, past president of Rotary Club of Lombard, past president of Lombard YMCA, past director Lombard Chamber of Commerce, life member of Lombard Historical Society, charter member Ann Arbor (Michigan) Optimist Club, American Philatelic Society, American Society of Business Press Editors, and Society of Professional Journalists.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Salvation Army, 1S415 Summit, Oak Brook Terrace, IL  60181 would be appreciated

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

James Richard Turay, 58, of Lombard

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

 

James Richard Turay, 58, of Lombard, passed away January 20th, 2012 and is survived by his loving wife Sandra, father Michael, mother Bertha, sister Shirley Grimsley (Dave), nephews Michael and Lenny, nieces Tina and Marisa, father-in-law Roy Walker, mother-in-law Diane, brother-in-law Rob and preceded in death brother Michael.  We were also very lucky to have many close and loving friends: Joe and Tammy Ropinski and their beautiful kids Danny, Ashley and her fiance Jake which are like and are part of our family, Mike and Kristen McAleer and beautiful daughter Kayla, Erin and Ed Moltzan and their beautiful family as well as our extended family at Modern Optical: Ken and Yale Weissman and their gracious families, Dolly Zito, Al Morgan, Linda and Bill Pack and sons and so many others that we will always love and cherish.

Funeral Service Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard, IL. Visitation Monday 3-8 p.m. Interment Private. In lieu of Flowers, Memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Association appreciated.

Jim loved to go on vacation especially tropical ones Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, a cruise on the world largest ship to St. Thomas and St. Martin (during hurricane Irene and handled it like a champ!), Punta Cana though he also loved the road trips to Michigan and Wisconsin, The Dells for Monks burgers and Door County were his favorite.  I believe in the 23+ years we were married we made to the Dells at least 20 times.  That adds up to alot of Monks burgers and Purple Monkeys!

Jim also loved to mess around outside always making sure the lawn looked good and the leaves were mulched (he hated the Fall for only that reason)  He and his dad would work as a tag team one with the riding mower – Jim’s dad and the other with the push – Jim.  They spent many, many hours working together over the years to make our home a nicer place.

It took about 19 years into our marriage but I was able to turn him into an avid sports fan – a DIEHARD White Sox and Bears fan.  He loved going to the baseball games with me, Mike, Kristen, Al, Ken (thank you for the honor of watching a few games from the Scout Seats behind home plate Ken! ).  Jim also made sure he had a Polish with grilled onions at every game – best in Chicago unless you asked him what his favorite Italian beef was.  He shout out Mr. Beef on Orleans in the city followed by Buona Beef in Lombard.  As to the rest of the sports teams I was still working on the Blackhawks and Bulls but he was coming around.  Sorry Cubs but no way!!

He also shared a love of antiques with me as well as his mother and father-in-law.  He loved to jump in the car and head out to Kane County Fleamarket to see what treasures we could find for ourselves and then later to sell.  He found his calling in restoring old antique wall and candlestick telephones.  He always made sure the parts matched up and the bells would ring.  If they didn’t ring he didn’t put it up for sale.  He was very proud of his work almost as proud as I was of him.

He also loved music and thankfully we shared a lot of the same types of music.  Some of his favorites: Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Motley Crue, Led Zepplin, AC/DC, Metallica, Kid Rock, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Chicago, Elton John (not everything was hard rock!!) just to name a few.

His favorite past time was watching TV.  He watched his 55″ whenever he could.  You name it he watched it TV Land (almost everything they showed), The Three Stooges, Sons of Anarchy, Desperate Housewives (yes he watched it for me)  and All My Children which he watched faithfully until its demise last year which up until the day he died was pissed about.  Go figure!

During the summer Jim loved to go to car shows to check out the muscle cars of the 50’s and 60’s.  His dream was to get an old ’55 Chevy and fix it up.  Instead he decided to talk me into a 2011 Camaro (wasn’t too hard to do)  He was only able to enjoy the car for a short time but loved it every time we went out in it on the weekends.

We were very lucky to have found each other, to be able to all the wonderful things we did together, and to have the abiding love we had for each other.  I don’t know what I’ll do without him but will try to remember that he is with me always and forever.

 

AUDREY L. DONOVAN, nee Rynearson, age 69, life-long resident of Lombard,

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

AUDREY L. DONOVAN, nee Rynearson, age 69, life-long resident of Lombard, died January 3 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 6 from 2 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 7 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass.

Interment will be at Oakridge Cemetery, Buchanan, Michigan.

Mrs. Donovan is survived by her husband, Michael D. of Lombard; six (6) children, D. Wade (Nancy) of St. Charles, Greg (Jennifer) of Wheaton, Jim (Heidi) of Lombard, Dennis M. (Tricia) of Lombard, Kelly (Mark) Jones of Lombard, and Jeffrey (Cheri Westfal) of Glen Ellyn; 16 grandchildren, Ted, Elie, Lynn, Matthew, Devin, Nick, Michael, Ben, Ryan, Kelsey, Erin Audrey, Charlie, Caitlyn, Andi, Ethan, and Ally; and her brother, Bill (Mary) Rynearson of Lisle.

Mrs. Donovan is preceded in death by two brothers, Harlan and Rodney Rynearson.

Mrs. Donovan grew-up in Lombard and was a graduate of Lincoln School and a 1960 graduate of Glenbard High School.  She had worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in the 1960’s and also for the Clinten F. Frank Ad Agency.  Mrs. Donovan had been an Election Judge.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials to Scleroderma Foundation, 203 North Wabash Street, Number 2219, Chicago, Illinois  60601 would be appreciated.

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

LE ROY F. FELGENHAUER, age 91, of Lombard

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

LE ROY F. FELGENHAUER, age 91, of Lombard, died December 30 at Beacon Hill Nursing Home, Lombard, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 8th, from 4 to 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Masonic Service under the Auspices of Lombard Lodge 1098 AF & AM will be at 5:00 PM on Sunday.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, January 9 at 10:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Felgenhauer is survived by his sister, Marion Fonner of Billings, Montana; 10 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.

Mr. Felgenhauer is preceded in death by his wife, Alma M., nee Matthies; and his brother, William W., U.S. Army Paratrooper, KIA, World War II.

Mr. Felgenhauer was a resident of Lombard since 1952.  He was a 1937 graduate of Crain High School.  Mr. Felgenhauer had retired at the age of 63 from General American Transportation Corporation where he had worked 40 years as an accountant.  He was a Member of the Scottish Rite in Medinah and was a member for over 50 years of Lombard Lodge 1098 AF & AM.  Mr. Felgenhauer was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

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

MARGARET H. WINDT, age 98, of Lombard

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

MARGARET H. WINDT, age 98, of Lombard, died January 1 at Fairhaven Nursing Home, Rockford, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral will be held Thursday, January 5 with Visitation from 10 AM until time of Service at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main St., Lombard.

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

Ms. Windt is survived by her dear friends, Rolf C. (Phyllis) Egeland of Rockford and Evelyn (John) Hertrich of Huntley; her nieces and nephews, Ed (Sharon) Windt, Margaret (David) Zang, and Bob and John Windt; and many great-nieces and nephews.

Ms. Windt is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Emma, nee Matthies; and her brother, Edgar.

Ms. Windt was a resident of Lombard since 1945.  She had retired from the Chicago/Milwaukee/St. Paul/Pacific Railroad.  Ms. Windt was a longtime member of Lombard Bible Church and was a retired staff member of the Ev. Alliance Mission in Carol Stream.

Please omit flowers, memorials to Lombard Bible Church, 111 South Park Avenue, Lombard, Illinois 60148 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.