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Bertha Cecilia Melvina Kryspin Latos, age 90

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

LatosBertha Cecilia Melvina Kryspin Latos, age 90, passed away on November 27, 2015.

Bertha was a sporty young girl, ice-skating on the puddles in Jefferson Park, Chicago, attending school at St. Constance,
and her most favorite, collecting flowers for her mom.

Bertha loved to garden, sew beautiful clothes, hunt for collectible treasures, golf and bowl.

Bertha gave herself unselfishly to her husband, children and grandchildren. Bertha was rewarded with their love and devotion and will be forever in their hearts.

Bertha is survived by her husband, Edwin John Latos; her son, Thomas (Cora) Latos of Huntley, IL;daughters, Linda (Mike) Dickey of Lombard, IL and Marilou (Kevin) Collins of Castro Valley, CA; her five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and sisters, Mary and Harriette. Bertha was preceded in her death by her parents, Mary (Mura) Kryspin and William Kryspin; and her most beloved sister, Eleanor Kryspin Powell.

A Memorial Mass will be private for the immediate family. Interment will be private at Assumption Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the charity of your choice.

For more info 888-629-0094.

Arlette Helene Steagall, age 89, of Lombard, formerly of Elmhurst

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

SteagallArlette Helene Steagall, 89, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Edward Heart Hospital in Naperville, IL.
Arlette was born on December 13, 1925, daughter of Mary Ella Pravda. She graduated from Burlington High School in Wisconsin and moved to Chicago to work for Eastman Kodak. She married Herman “Bud” Steagall in 1946 to whom she remained married to for 69 years. They purchased a home in Elmhurst in 1955 where they lived until their retirement. The couple then moved to Beacon Hill in Lombard.
She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her beloved husband, Herman Steagall; her two sons Mark (Michelle) Steagall of Maple Park, IL and Keith (Milen) Steagall of Las Vegas, NV; her daughter Cynthia (John) Paulsen of Winfield, IL; grandchildren Andrea (Dan) Thompson, Scott (Tanya) Paulsen, Lauren (Tim) Kroscher, Jessica (Josh) Lawrence, Lindsay (Nori) Limbacher, Corinne (Andy) Pech, and Lana (Wojciech) Bratko; as well as 8 great grandchildren.
A wake will be held at Brust Funeral Home (135 South Main Street, Lombard) from 3-7 P.M. on Friday, December 4. She remained an active member of the Catholic Church community; her services will be Saturday, Dec. 5,  with 9:30 AM prayers from Brust Funeral Home to Christ the King Church, 1501 South Main Street,  for 10 AM Mass. Entombment will be at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum.  A luncheon will follow at Beacon Hill at 12:30 P.M. (2400 South Finley Road, Lombard).

For more info 888-629-0094.

DOROTHY G. DAHLGREN, age 99, of Lombard

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

DOROTHY G. DAHLGREN, age 99, of Lombard, died November 16 at Brookfield British Home, Brookfield, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Friday, November 20 with Visitation from 9 AM to time of Service at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Interment Private at Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois.

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

KEVIN PATRICK BLAYNEY, age 59, life long resident of Lombard

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Kevin Patrick Blayney, 59yrs, a life long resident of Lombard, passed from this life into eternal life to be with his wife Susan on November 13th.
The Memorial Visitation will be held at Brust Funeral Home in Lombard, Friday November 20th from 3pm-8pm, with a Memorial Service honoring his life at 7pm.

Kevin is survived by 5 children and a niece he raised like a daughter, Kerri, Nathan, Kevin Jr., Angela, Ryan, & Maureen (niece); 8 grandchildren, Austin, James, Michael, Angelina, Gulianna, Aniya, Kevin III and Lukas.

Kevin was born July 22, 1956 to Mitchel P. & Mercedes T. (O’Leary) Blayney. Kevin is preceded in death by his wife, Susan Blayney, Step Father James Vance & Sister Barbara Vance. He graduated from Glenbard East High School in 1975.

Kevin carried on the family business of roofing and ran his own Roofing Company for over 39years in the Lombard area. He was the life of every party and often introduced himself to others as “Kevin from Heaven.” Kevin enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, meeting new people, throwing parties where everyone was invited, and giving to others.

Margaret “Dee” Meger, nee Spear, age 84, of Glen Ellyn

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Meger, Margaret2Meger, Margaret1MARGARET ‘DEE’ MEGER, nee Spear, age 84, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Tomah, Wisconsin, died Monday, November 9th at Arden Courts, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Mrs. Meger is survived by her son, Gary (Cheryl); her grandson, Tim (Anne); and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Meger is preceded in death by her husband, Theodore; her sister Ruth (Harley); and her brothers, George (Ruth) Mueret, Norman (Mary) Mueret, Melvin Mueret, and Bob (Pearl) Mueret.

Margaret loved to cook and had owned Green Meadows Restaurant in Addison during the 1960’s. She had moved to Tomah, Wisconsin and owned Ted’s Café for approximately 30 years. Margaret moved to Arden Courts in Glen Ellyn in 2013.

Private arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Mary Vin Valene nee Preto, age 75, of Lombard

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

valeneMary Vin Valene nee Preto, age 75, of Lombard, passed away on November 6 at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 PM to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be Thursday with 10:00 AM prayers from Brust Funeral Home to St. John the Apostle Church, 330 N. Westmore Ave, Villa Park, for 10:30 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Mrs. Valene is survived by her beloved husband, John Anthony; her loving children, Janet (John) DeRudder, Tony, Rocky (Michelle) and Steve (Leslie); her cherished grandchildren, John , Steven, Luke, Anthony, Brittany, Arielle, Kristyn, Kaitlyn, Nicolas, Gianna, and Isabella; her dear siblings Joan (Gary) Zeivel; her brother-in-law, Hank (Przychocki);and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Valene is preceded in death by her son, Keith; and her sister Louise Przychocki.
Mrs. Valene was a resident of Lombard for 48 years. She was a 20 year employee of the Addison Post Office until her retirement. Mrs. Valene enjoyed reading and enjoyed her family and friends.

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Hector B. Martinez, age 84, US Army Vet, of Lombard formerly of Guayma

Friday, November 6th, 2015

American FlagmartinezHector B. Martinez, age 84, US Army Vet, of Lombard formerly of Guayma, Puerto Rico, passed away on November 5 at Lexington Healthcare in Lombard.
Visitation will be Monday from 9:00 AM until time of prayer service at 10:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment will follow at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst, IL.
Hector is survived by his loving children, John Gasca, Ruben Gasca, and Edwin (Donna); his dear siblings, Lourdes, Putin (Raphael), Nilsa (Sadot) and Edwin; and many nieces and nephews.
Hector is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Isabel.
Please omit flowers. Donations to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 are appreciated.

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Jacqueline Schaefer nee Wechet, age 82, of Westchester

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

schaefer,jJacqueline Schaefer nee Wechet, age 82, of Westchester, passed away
November 3, at Elmhurst Hospital.
A Memorial Gathering will take place on Saturday from 1:00 PM until time of prayers at 4:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment will be private at Chapel Hill Gardens West.

Mrs. Schaefer is survived by her loving sons, Robert and Gerald; her dear grandchildren, Robert (Alicia), Melissa (Jared) Righter, Chris (Jasmine), and Jason; her great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Tommy; her siblings, Donald (Camille) Wechet, Mary Ann (Ted) Weier, Ernestine (Douglas) Eltman; her sister-in-laws Carol Wechet, Patricia Wechet, and Diane Wechet; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Schaefer was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward; her loving sons, Steve and Jimmy; her daughter-in-laws, Deborah and Carrie; and her siblings, Arthur Wechet and Tony Wechet.

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THOMAS A. MARCH, age 29, of Lombard

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

MarchThomas A. March, 29, first child and son of Don and Gail March, cherished brother of Melissa and Tim Dexl, best friend of Matt Lytle and Kenny Martin, and beloved nephew of the late Carol D’Ascenzo, passed away suddenly at Central DuPage Hospital Sunday evening, November 1, 2015. Tom was a graduate of Glenbard East High School and Elmhurst College. He was an incredibly smart, kind, and big-hearted person who touched the lives of everyone who knew him and leaves behind many loved family and friends. Visitation for Tom will be held at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard, IL, on Wednesday, November 4 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Funeral services will be held at Brust on Thursday, November 5 at 10:00am.

SHIRLEY M. RIZZO, nee David, age 89, of Lombard

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Rizzo, Shirley M. (nee David) 89 , of Lombard , passed away peacefully on November 1 , 2015. Beloved wife of the late Daniel. Cherished mother of Daniel and Dorothy. Daughter of the late Judith and Rudolph David. Sister of the late Dorothy (late Charles) Becvar and the late Thomas David. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday November 4 , 2015 at Brust Funeral Home , 135 S. Main , Lombard Il. from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with funeral to follow. Internment Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside