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Bruno J. Kay, age 95, of Lombard

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Kay, BrunoAmerican FlagBRUNO J. KAY, age 95, of Lombard, died September 29 at Lexington Healthcare, Lombard, Illinois.

Private Service will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.

Mr. Kay is survived by his wife, Carol J., nee Caskey; his son, Douglas J. (Laura); his daughter, Nancy (Greg) Beling; six grandchildren, Michael (Danielle) Kay, Philip (Ann) Kay, Amanda Eaker-Kay, Kayla Eaker-Kay, Brianna Kay, and Natalie Kay; four great-grandchildren, Micah, Cooper, Carson, and Mackenzie; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Mr. Kay is preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

Mr. Kay was a Veteran of the U.S. Army

Veeta M. Altobella, nee Romano, age 67, of Bloomingdale, formerly of Cicero

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Altobella1Altobella2VEETA M. ALTOBELLA, nee Romano, age 67, of Bloomingdale, formerly of Cicero, died September 26 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 AM until time of Remembrance Service at 12:00 Noon at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Mrs. Altobella is survived by her daughters, Michele and Melissa; grandchildren, Tony and Larry; her sister-in-law, Patricia Romano; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Altobella is preceded in death by her husband, James; her brother, Michael Romano, her sister, Jackie (the late Tim) Siegmund.

Mrs. Altobella loved cooking.

Julie Lynch, 79, of Lombard

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Julie Lynch, 79, of Lombard, IL, passed away at 9:00 PM Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Lexington Health Care Center in Lombard. According to Julie’s wishes her body will be cremated. Interment will be at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL alongside her husband, Tim. A Memorial Service and Mass will be held at a later date at Our Lady of Angels in Joliet.

Julie was born February 12, 1936, in Effingham County, the daughter of Ferd and Anna (Osterhaus) Vahling. She was a graduate of Teutopolis High School with the class of 1954 and the College of St. Francis in Joliet. Julie married Tim Lynch on Dec. 30, 1970 in St. Ann, Missouri. Julie was a retired financial analysist from Federated Foods in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Julie is survived by a brother Ray (Joyce) Vahling of Teutopolis, and sisters, Sister Helen Vahling, OSF and Sister Rita Vahling, OSF both of Joliet and Mary (Dan) Meinhart of Montrose, 8 nephews and 4 nieces and many great-nephews and great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister-in-law, Mary Lou (Hartke) Vahling, sister-in-law, Penny (Moser) Lynch, brother-in-law, Frank Tourine, and one great-nephew.

Kathleen Huskey, nee Krieg, age 55, of Lombard

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Huskey, KathleenKATHLEEN HUSKEY, nee Krieg, age 55, of Lombard, died September 28 at Community Hospice, Naperville, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 30 from 3:00 P.M. until time of Funeral Service at 8:00 P.M. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Interment Private in Newberry, South Carolina.

Mrs. Huskey is survived by her son, Joshua (Monica) Huskey of Naperville; her daughter, Corianne Huskey of Lombard; her brother William (Linda) Krieg of Virginia; and her niece, Danielle (Justin) Hardesty of Downers Grove.

Mrs. Huskey grew up in Lombard and was a graduate of Hammerschmidt Grade School, Lombard Jr. High, and class of 1978 from Glenbard East High School. She had worked as a Service Representative for Waste Management from 2001 to 2014. Mrs. Huskey was a member of the Lombard Historical Society, the World Wildlife Federation, the National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, and the National Geographic Society. Kathleen’s hobby was Pandas.

Memorials to the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 or the Lombard Historical Society, 23 West Maple, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

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

Neil M. Rose, age 89, a 60 year resident of Glen Ellyn

Monday, September 21st, 2015

roseNEIL M. ROSE, age 89, a 60 year resident of Glen Ellyn, died September 20 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Memorial Visitation and Service will be held Sunday, October 25th with Visitation from 1:00 PM to the time of Service at 3:00 PM at Glen Oak Country Club, 21W431 Hill Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Mr. Rose is survived by his wife, Pat, nee Miller; his daughter, Sue (Chris) Kowalski of Glen Ellyn; two sons, Rick (Joy) Rose of New Jersey, and Stuart W. Rose of Urbana, Illinois; three grandchildren, Katie Kowalski of Washington D.C., Emily (Matt) McKillip of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Kelsey Kowalski of Glen Ellyn; his great-granddaughter, Eleanor; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Rose is preceded in death by his sisters, Jean Cozzens and Barbara Owens; and his brother, Alan.

Mr. Rose was born in New Jersey and was a graduate of Milburn High School in New Jersey. He was a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in engineering and received his Law degree from George Washington University.

Mr. Rose was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Rose was a lawyer and a Vice President for Sunbeam Corporation for 25 years. He specialized in patent and international law.

Mr. Rose was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He was a member of the Order of COIF. Mr. Rose was a member of the American Bar Association, the Patent Law Association, and the Chicago Bar Association.

Mr. Rose was a resident of Glen Ellyn for 60 years. He had been married for 67 years. Mr. Rose had been active with the Glen Ellyn Plan Commission. He was an avid reader and tennis player. He also enjoyed golf.

Memorials to Willowbrook Wildlife Center, 525 South Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137, or CNS Home Health & Hospice, c/o Cadence Health Foundation, OSO5O Winfield Road, Suite 200, Winfield, IL 60190, would be appreciated.

Angela Landers, nee Orzechowski, age 82

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

LandersANGELA LANDERS, nee Orzechowski, age 82, of Bartlett, formerly of Sioux City, Iowa died September 18 at Alexian Brothers Hospice House, Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Monday, September 21 from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, September 23 at Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa.

Mrs. Landers is survived by her daughters, Mary Jean (Tom) Morris and Barbara (Thomas) Roth; her grandsons, Christopher and Benjamin; her great-grandchildren, Dylan, Monroe, and Jaxson; her brothers and sisters, Ted, Larry, Jerry (Barb), Stosh (Barb), Wanda (Glen) McMicheal; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Martha T. Jesski, age 100, of Florida, formerly of Lombard

Friday, September 18th, 2015

jesskiMartha T. Jesski, age 100, of Florida, formerly of Lombard, passed away September 17, 2015 in Brandon, Florida.

Visitation will be Friday, September 25 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Mrs. Jesski’s funeral service will be Saturday, September 26 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Mrs. Jesski is survived by her loving sons, Jeff, Bob (Leslie) and Larry (Maria); her cherished grandchildren, Russell (Amanda) and Natalie; and her beloved great-grandson, Christopher.

Mrs. Jesski is preceded in death by her husband, Walter; her parents, Frances and Bruno Jazdzyk; her sister, Jean (the late Henry) Brandt; and her brother, Ted (the late Marie) Yasdick.
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Jakob Harjung, age 84, of Villa Park

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

HarjungJAKOB HARJUNG, age 84, of Villa Park. Loving husband of Theresia, nee Popovtschak. Dear Dad of Rick (Alvin) of Florida, Dave (Kristi) of Forsyth, Illinois, and the Late Alfred “Freddie”. Loving grandfather of Gina of Florida, Dylan, Delaney, and Demi, all of Forsyth, Illinois. Dear Brother of Maggie (Tony) Wenzel of Evansville, Indiana, and the Late Adam (Gertrude) of Arlington Heights, and the Late Johann. Fond Uncle of 15.

Lying in State Monday from 9 AM until time of Funeral Service 10 AM at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 South Lincoln, Lombard. Visitation Sunday 3-6 PM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorials to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church appreciated.

Mr. Harjung was born in Yugoslavia in what is now Apatin, Serbia. He was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Harjung was a resident of Villa Park since 1968. He had worked for J.C. Penny at Yorktown Mall. He and his brother had owned Certified Grocery store on Irving Park Road in Chicago. He was also a Salesman for Sarah Lee. Mr. Harjung had been married for 63 years. He loved the Chicago Bears and Chicago White Sox.

Kenneth J. Ruszkowski, age 71, of Lombard

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Ruszkowski, KenKENNETH J. RUSZKOWSKI, age 71, of Lombard, died suddenly September 14 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 18 from 3 to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 19 at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Illinois.

Mr. Ruszkowski is survived by his brother, Karl (Therese) of Norwalk, Iowa; three nieces and nephews, Keith (Marina), Katie (Mike), and Chris (Michele); and seven great-nieces and nephews, Jessica, Brian, Jason, Koen, Kasen, William, and Weston.
Mr. Ruszkowski is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph P. and Sophie, nee Heinrich.

Mr. Ruszkowski grew-up in Chicago and was a resident of Lombard 44 years. He retired from Cosmetics Distributing as Shipment Supervisor after 25 years. Mr. Ruszkowski was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lombard. He loved puzzles. Mr. Ruszkowski was a devoted uncle and great-uncle.

EILEEN J. BRAUNSHAUSEN, formerly of Lombard

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Eileen BraunshausenEileen J Braunshausen, nee Apel, formerly of Lombard, IL died at 86 in Goshen, IN. Beloved wife of Walter, mother of the late Carol, Ellen (Michael) Nahulak, Tom, Ruth (Barry) Jones and Donna. Loving grandmother of A.J., Evan, Julianna and Peter. Sister of Herbert (Lorelei) Apel. Preceding her in death are her daughter, Carol; parents, and siblings, Roy and Martin Apel.
Visitation Thursday, September 17, 2015, 4:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Brust Funeral Home 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148. Funeral mass Friday, September 18, 2015, 10:30 A.M. at St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison St., Lombard, IL 60148.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

Mrs. Braunshausen was a long-time resident of Lombard and an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association at