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Elizabeth A. ‘Liz’ Monk, nee George, age 74, of Lombard

Monday, September 29th, 2014

MonkELIZABETH A. ‘LIZ’ MONK, nee George, age 74, of Lombard, died September 29 at Atria Assisted Living, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Memorial Gathering will be held Sunday, October 5 from 12:00 Noon until Time of Family Remembrance at 1:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment Private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.

Mrs. Monk is survived by two sons, Daniel J. (Emily) of Lombard, and Christopher A. (Jennifer) of Lombard; four grandchildren, Kathryn (Martin) Contreras, Erin, Christopher, and Thomas; and many friends at Carson’s.

Mrs. Monk is preceded in death by her husband, George T.; her son, Thomas; and her brother, John George.

Mrs. Monk was a 25 year employee of Carson Pirie Scott Company.

Please omit flowers, Memorials to Misericordia, 6300 North Ridge Avenue, Chicago, Illinois  60660-1099 would be appreciated.


Barbara Bourque, nee Trost

Monday, September 29th, 2014

BARBARA BOURQUE, nee Trost.  Devoted wife of the Late Joseph. Loving Mother of Christopher, Catherine (Wayne) Cote, James (Susan), Joan, Stephen (Peggy) and Maryanne.  Grandmother of Vanessa, Stephen, Jr., Colin, Jacqueline, Chelsea, Megan Cote, and Evan. Great-Grandmother of Jamison Bowman.  Visitation Monday 4-7 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Interment Private. Longtime resident of Lombard.  Retired Librarian from Helen Plum Library.

ADELINE PLOTKE, nee Manijak, age 83, of Lombard,

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Plotke  ADELINE PLOTKE, nee Manijak, age 83, of Lombard, died September 28 at her home.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 1, from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 2 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard for 10 AM Mass.

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

Mrs. Plotke is survived by four children, Diane Schultz, Thomas (Susan), Richard (Kathy), and Ann (Mike) Locashio; and three grandchildren, Stephen, Dana, and Anna.

Mrs. Plotke is preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Plotke, Jr.; her son-in-law, Thomas Schultz; and her siblings, Chester, Edwin (Lala), Leo (Lucille), Loretta (Mitchel) Zubek, Bernard (Maryann), Richard (Virginia), and Thaddeus.

Mrs. Plotke was born and raised in Chicago.  She loved working in the garden, quilting, going to craft shows, and spending time with her family.

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

James J. Hovorka, Jr., age 87, of Lombard

Saturday, September 27th, 2014


James J. Hovorka, Jr., age 87, of Lombard, WWII Marine vet died September 27 at home.

Beloved husband of the late June E. nee Wray.  Loving father of James M., the late Sharon and the late Steven.  Dear brother of Donald (the late Mary Ann) of Arizona and the late Kenneth and Earl. Uncle and great uncle of many.

Mr. Hovorka had been a resident of Lombard for 66 years.  He was a volunteer fireman with the Farmettes.

Visitation Tuesday 2-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment private at Oakridge Cemetery. Info 1-888-629-0094 or


Lorraine C. Burmeister, 89, of Granger, Indiana

Saturday, September 27th, 2014


Lorraine C. Burmeister, 89, of Granger, Indiana passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Hearth at Juday Creek.   Lorraine was the cherished wife of Ernest R. Burmeister, who proceeded her in death, the devoted mother of Mary Ellen Kennedy, (deceased),  Gerilyn Lee Barton(deceased), Teresa Ann Bittinger,   Richard Ernest Burmeister, (Paula), and Carl Anthony Burmeister and loving grandmother to her grandchildren,  Matthew (Charlene) Johnson, Ben Johnson, Jason (Marcie) Pomeroy, Carly (Matthew) Quick, Darlene Barton, Derek Barton, Nick Barton,  William Burmeister, Robert Burmeister, Daniel Burmeister and Kaelin Burmeister.  Lorraine leaves behind her siblings, brothers, Ralph (Maxine) Haas, Ken (Geraldine) Haas, Richard Haas, and sister Rita Ruhland.  Siblings, LaVerne, Louis, Cletus and Lucille Haas, preceded her in death.

Lorraine was the valedictorian of her high school and graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Madison then served in the Cadet Nurse Corps and Red Cross.  She was a founding member of Christ the King Church in Lombard, where she sang in the choir, donated her time and talents to Martha’s Circle, Eucharistic Ministers and served as Women’s Club president where she was honored as Woman of the Year.  Lorraine loved to travel with her husband, touring Europe, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand and almost every state in the U.S.  Lorraine was active in the Red Hat Society, loved her time with family and friends, playing cards, sharing a laugh and a beer!

The family expresses their deepest gratitude to the staff and residents of The Hearth at Juday Creek, who lovingly cared for Lorraine in the past few years.  Your help and support was greatly appreciated.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 30th at 9:30am from Brust Funeral Home to Christ the King Catholic Church In Lombard for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am.  Reverend Jeff Stoneberg, officiating   At rest, Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton, Illinois.  Visitation, Monday, September 29th 3pm to 8pm.   Rosary prayer service at 6:00PM at the funeral home.

David J. Aguirre Sr. ,85, of Lombard Il.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

AguirreDavid J. Aguirre Sr. ,85, of Lombard Il. died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Visitation will be held at Brust Funeral Home 135 S. Main Street, Lombard Il. 60148 on Thursday, September 25 from 3 to 8 pm. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 26 at The First United Methodist Church 155 S. Main Street, Lombard Il beginning at 9:30 am. Interment to follow at Queen Of Heaven 1400 S. Wolf Road, Hillside Il. 60126. Mr. Aguirre is survived by his wife of 63 years Angela (Ramos) Aguirre, his son David Aguirre Jr., daughter Veronica (Mark) Russell, son Timothy (Lynda) Aguirre, his grandchildren  Michael (Allison) Russell, Michelle Russell, Brittany Aguirre, Tim J. Aguirre, and Jacob Aguirre and his great grandson Andrew Russell. Mr. Aguirre was born in Chicago Il. Where he lived until 1973 when he moved his family to suburban Lombard Il. He was an accomplished classical guitarist and played professionally for most of his adult life. He worked for New York Life as an insurance broker until his recent retirement. Mr. Aguirre was also a member of the Lombard Lodge 1098 of Freemasons, a Scottish Rite Valley of Chicago member, and a member of The Medinah Shriners. Through his membership in these organizations Mr. Aguirre spent a large amount of time and energy to assist those who were in need. Mr. Aguirre was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Lombard for 40 years and served on the church board. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

Dolores J. Ward nee Hedlund age 90 of Lombard

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

WardDolores J. Ward, age 90, nee Hedlund, died September 24 at Beacon Hill Health Care, Lombard.

Visitation will be held Friday , September 26, from 9 AM  until time of Service 11AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard.

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

Mrs. Ward is survived by a son, Michael (Linda) of AZ; two daughters, Janice (Gregory) Blum of R. I. and Maggie (Craig) Bolas of Lombard; 8 grandchildren, Jason (Liz) Ward of N.J., Melanie (Tom) Pilafas of Aurora, Michelle (Mark) Kluemper of Chicago, Kristen (Adam) Hirsch of Oak Park, Sean Ireland (Cyndi Eckert) of Alaska, Alec (Amy) Bolas of Chicago, Amanda (Corey) Infussi of R. I. and Joseph (Justine Strobel) Blum of R. I. and 9 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ward is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth R.

Mrs. Ward was a resident of Lombard for 50 years and was a former member of the First United Methodist Church. She worked for the Central DuPage Hospital and retired from the DuPage County Health Dept. She was an avid Bridge Player.

In lieu of flowers consider memorials to the Beacon Hill Employee Appreciation Fund,  2400 S. Finley, Lombard, IL 60148.

Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home. For information call 630-629-0094

Mary Ellen Reynolds, 91, of Lombard

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

ReynoldsMary Ellen Reynolds, 91, of Lombard, IL, died September 22, 2014. “Murph” was the daughter of Tim and Bridie Murphy and the loving wife of Edward J. Reynolds, who passed away in 2010. She is survived by children Robert, Eileen, Patrick, Mary Jane, Nancy, and Jean. She is also survived by nine grandchildren—Matt, Megan, Chris, Sara, Owen, Lena, Emily, Michael, Nathan–and three great grandchildren. Born in Chicago, she moved to Lombard in Chicago’s western suburbs in 1955, which was where she lived until about a year before her passing. She loved travel and new places. She had a huge and loving heart and a gift for laughter. She was courageous, too, which showed clearly when her son Michael died tragically young. She will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune to know her. Visitation will be at Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, Sept 30, 3-8 pm. Funeral mass is Wednesday October 1 at 10 am, Christ the King, Lombard. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood IL.

For more info 888-629-0094.

Mardelle Andrle nee Mulhall, age 88, of Lombard

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

AndrleMardelle Andrle nee Mulhall, age 88, of Lombard, at rest September 19, 2014.

Visitation will be Monday from 3 PM to 8PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Service will be Tuesday with prayers at 9:30 AM proceeding to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton.

Mardelle was the beloved wife of Raymond for 55 years; the devoted mother of Michele (Paul) Casey; cherished grammie of Katherine (fiancé Stephen Condon); fond aunt and devoted friend of many.

Mardelle was preceded in death by her sisters, Lucille Erickson and Lorraine Wiencek and her brother, Thomas Mulhall.

Born on July 5, 1926 to Augusta Mulhall, nee Bugner, and Thomas Mulhall in Chicago, IL. Mardelle and Raymond moved to Lombard in 1964 where Mardelle resided up until 2012 before moving to Westmont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Westmont. Raymond joined her at Westmont in October of 2012. Mardelle was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Lombard since 1964, where she was active as a Eucharistic Minister. She also volunteered many hours at Pleasant Lane Grade School in Lombard where her daughter Michele attended.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimers Association at or Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.

Virginia M. Kvech, age 62, of Westmont

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Virginia M. Kvech, age 62, of Westmont, died September 13, at Manorcare Health Services.

Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment will be private on Monday at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.

For more info 888-629-0094.