November, 2016

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Samir Aziz Rizkallah, age 74, of Morton Grove

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Samir Aziz Rizkallah, age 74, of Morton Grove, passed November 29th surrounded by his most loved ones.

Beloved husband to Mona, loving father of Gerard (Lona) of Glenview, and Nancy (Sam) Ibrahim of Oak Park. Grandfather of Liam Rizkallah and of Gaberiel and Jude Ibrahim . Dear brother of Maurice Rizkallah of Lebanon, Saoud Saad of Lebanon and Siham Feghali of Lebanon. Many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Rizkallah emigrated to the United States, Chicago, IL, at the age of 26 and never looked back. He worked hard as a Tailor, and returned to Lebanon to marry his sweetheart Mona.  He brought her back and together they started their own business and had two wonderful children.  His children, and later his grandchildren, were his greatest achievement and his pride and joy.  His word was as good as gold, and his heart had room for everyone.  He has touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by us all.

Visitation will be held Thursday, December 1 from 5 to 7:30 PM with Mass to follow at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 950 N Grace St, Lombard IL.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home.

For more info 888-629-0094.

Bernice E. Zielske nee Birr, age 92, life-long resident of Lombard

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

zielskeBernice E. Zielske nee Birr, age 92, life-long resident of Lombard, passed away November 29, 2016.

Visitation will be Sunday from 3- 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be Monday at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace.

Mrs. Zielske is survived by her loving daughter, Kimberly Zielske; her granddaughters, Jamie (Jeremiah) Krystofiak of Lombard and Julie (Alex) Smith of Westmont; her great grandsons, Caden and Ryan; her son-in-law, James McCloud; and many other nieces, nephews and relatives.

Mrs. Zielske is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur H., her daughter, Beverly McCloud; and her sisters, Nora Strobel and Evelyn Miller.

Mrs. Zielske was a 90 year resident of Lombard. She graduated from Glenbard West High School. Mrs. Zielske and her husband were married at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Lombard and were longtime members there. She moved to Lexington Healthcare in Elmhurst in 2015. Mrs. Zielske was born in the family home in Lombard.

Memorials to West Suburban Humane Society, 1901 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515, are appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.

David E. “Dave” Santchi, age 80, life-long resident of Lombard

Monday, November 28th, 2016

santchi-4DAVID E. “DAVE” SANTCHI, age 80, of Lombard, died November 26 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Beloved husband of the late Roberta, nee Ciochon. Loving father of Steve of Arizona, Sue (Salvatore) Gruttadauro of Oak Brook, and Mike of Lombard. Grandfather of Lisa, Julie, and Jill Gruttadauro of Oak Brook. Dear brother of Geraldine Patno of Lombard and Ken Santschi of Wisconsin. Many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Santchi was a life-long resident of Lombard.  He was a graduate of Glenbard High School in Glen Ellyn.  Mr. Santchi had retired in 2000 from 5th/3rd Bank.  He had also worked for the Lombard Park District.  Mr. Santchi was active with the Radio Players West, Riverside Radio Players, and the Theatre of Western Springs.

Visitation will be held Saturday, December 3 from 2 to 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

For more info 888-629-0094.

 

 

ALFRED “AL” R. LEISERING, age 89, of Lombard

Monday, November 28th, 2016

american-flagalfred-leiseringAlfred “Al” R. Leisering, of Lombard, born September 12, 1927. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret “Peggy” Brooks Leisering. Dear friend and partner of Audrey Withers; loving father of Walter (Trudy), Daniel (Sharon) and Nancy (Jeff) Hayes; proud grandfather of Ian and Alexa Hayes and Christopher and Kyle Leisering. Body to the Anatomical Gift Association by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard.

Mildred ( Mickey) Ryan, of Lombard, passed away peacefully at home

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Mildred ( Mickey) Ryan passed away peacefully at home on November 23,2016. Mickey is survived by her husband of 66 years James Doyle Ryan.

She is survived by her children James and Jan Ryan, Marianne and Chuck Rizzo, Jeanine and Tom Lofgren, Maureen and Gary Battistoni, Terry Ryan, Kathy and Terry Burmeister, Peggy and Rick Prochaska, Jennifer Carperos.  And was also blessed with eighteen grandchildren , seventeen great grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard on Thursday December 1, from 3pm to 6pm, a short prayer service to be held at 5:00.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to : www. Angel Baby Foundation.org

ROBERT H. KLINGENMAIER, U.S. ARMY VET, WORLD WAR II, AGE 89, OF LOMBARD

Monday, November 28th, 2016

american-flagklingenmaierRobert H. Klingenmaier, age 89, of Lombard died November 27 at Alden Valley Ridge Nursing Home, Bloomingdale, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 1 from 10:00 AM until time of Service at 11:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  Interment will be at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Mr. Klingenmaier is survived by his son, Robert E. (Denise) of Lombard; his granddaughter, Kaitlynn Speulda, of Florida; and 2 nieces, Kathleen and Carol.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernadette nee Little; his brother, Elmer and his sister, Mildred Eymer.

Mr. Klingenmaier lived in Lombard for 42 years and in Wheaton for 4 years.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII, where he served in the Philippines.  He retired from Carborundum Co. in 1983, where he worked in inside sales.  Mr. Klingenmaier liked working on his cars.

 

 

Edwin F. Sittig, Jr., age 79, of Lombard

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

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“Watch the ice,” he said one warm summer evening as we left him. Onlookers chuckled to themselves, chalking it up to dementia or medication, but family would understand the underlying tone of:
Be careful
I love you
I hold you dear
Three simple words, “watch the ice” would resonate the whole way home with their hidden meaning:
Get home safely
Don’t take anything for granted Protect those you love
A million lessons are taught and learned in a lifetime,
Be responsible
Respect others
Don’t let your guard down
We remember all those lessons, taught in the best way you knew how. We carry them with us, along with your memory. We were listening, and are listening still, as you kissed us each goodbye and told us to “Watch the ice”.

In loving memory of Edwin F Sittig Jr,
Husband to Lois (Emery), father to Skip (Michele), Dan (Colleen), Susan (Todd) Hall, Tom (Kathy), Kirby (Nicole).  Brother to Daryl (Jan)

Grandfather of 19, Great-Grandfather of 9.

Ed was a trucker at heart, delivering  dairy, gravel and cross-country freight for more than a decade.  When he sold his truck, he went back to the pipefitter’s union, worked in the field and taught  welding for 18 years for Locals 514 & 501.

He left behind a legacy of goodwill, and fairness, and will be remembered fondly for his huge stature and his quick wit.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, November 30, from 4 to 8 PM with a funeral service at 7 PM.  More info 888-629-0094.

Ramon Cimbalo, age 84, of Addison, formerly of Highland Park

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

american_flag_1_x1000Ramon Cimbalo, age 84, of Addison, formerly of Highland Park, passed away November 20, 2016.

Services will be private.

Mr. Cimbalo is survived by his loving wife, Marianne nee Guyot; his step-child, Cathy (Dave) Nestlinger of Elmhurst; his grandchildren, Sarah Goldberg of Wisconsin and Brian Goldberg of Elmhurst; his aunt, Ramona “Mo” Cimbalo of Highland Park; many cousins and other relatives.

Mr. Cimbalo lived in Highland Park for 40 years and graduated from Highland Park High School. Mr. Cimbalo was in the US Air Force and served in the Korean War and with S.A.C. He had a passion for golf, art and he loved cats.

In lieu of flowers, memorials American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Road, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 or Humane Society of United States, 1255  23rd Street, NW,  Washington D.C. 20037

For more info 888-629-0094.

Lorraine Daisy Frey nee Fleischer, age 66, of Lombard

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

freyLorraine Daisy Frey nee Fleischer, age 66, of Lombard, passed away November 19, 2016.

Visitation will be Sunday from 1-3 PM with a Funeral Service at 3 PM at Brust Funeral Home,

135 S. Main Street, Lombard. The Visitation will continue until 7 PM.

Lorraine is survived by her loving husband, Eugene; her son, Raymond (Patricia Lynn Carson)Wiedenhoft of Villa Park; her two granddaughters, Nicole Lynn Carson and Amanda Lynn Carson; her two great grandchildren, Destine and Dyanie (and 1 future grandchild); her siblings, Arlene Thompson of Florida, Beverly (William) Perry of Wisconsin, and Kenneth (Joanie) of Lake Villa, IL.

Lorraine is preceded in death by her brother, Ray.

Lorraine grew up in Chicago and attended Tooley High School. She worked for Airguide Instrument Company in Chicago for 25 years and retired over 10 years ago. Lorraine was a resident of Lombard for 13 years.  She enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Stardust Bowling League. She also loved to fish.

Memorials to American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Rd., Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, are appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.

Edward J. O’Connor, age 65, suddenly, of Glen Ellyn

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

oconnorEdward J. O’Connor, age 65, suddenly, of Glen Ellyn, passed away November 19, 2016.

Visitation will be Friday from 3 – 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street,

Lombard. Funeral Services, Saturday, with prayers at 9:15 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Petronille Church for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Edward is survived by his loving wife, Margaret nee Parker, his son, Tim (Amy) of Clive, Iowa; his granddaughters, Emily and Claire; his siblings, Maureen Sullivan of Westmont, Karen (Hans) Bauer of Winfield; his nephews, Michael (Amy) Sullivan of Westmont, and Steven Bauer of California; his niece, Kathryn Bauer of Winfield.

Edward grew up in Chicago. He graduated from St. Patrick High School and DePaul University. Edward worked for General Electric as a Financial Controller. He was the Music Director for St. Bonaventure School in Chicago for over 20 years. Edward was a member of American Guild of Organists. After his retirement, he played for St. John Vianney in Northlake. Edward lived in Glen Ellyn this past year. He was formerly of Naperville, Lombard and Wheaton.

For more info 888-629-0094.