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Marcella M. Dion nee Stoffel, age 83, of Lombard

Friday, March 31st, 2017

DionMarcella M. Dion nee Stoffel, age 83, of Lombard, returned home to her Savior early Thursday morning, March 30, 2017.

Marcella was born the ninth of eleven children to Henry and Rose Stoffel, in Pine City, Minnesota, during the depths of the Great Depression. She married the love of her life, Edward, in 1957. She was a resident of Lombard since 1963.

Marcella taught herself how to play the organ, piano, guitar, accordion and harmonica, but her favorite instrument was the kazoo while leading her grandchildren in musical parades around the house.

She loved to travel, visiting many different states, but the one state dearest to her heart was Minnesota, which she looked forward to visiting with great anticipation every year, because it meant being with the family and friends that she grew up with.

She was very active at Sacred Heart Church. Over the years, she visited the home bound, took ladies who were unable to drive out shopping and to appointments, scheduled altar servers, was a collection counter, playground lady, preschool aide, and was a past recipient of the CCW Woman of the Year.

She greatly enjoyed winter activities, teaching her children how to ice skate, sled, construct snow men and make snow angels. In warmer weather, Marcella took long walks nearly every day.

She specialized in making homemade jelly, strawberry-rhubarb sauce, short cake, lemon bars, and potato salad. Her sense of humor included hiding rutabagas in the soup while pretending they were potatoes and making liver while telling her children that it was Italian steak.

Marcella is survived by her devoted husband and best friend of 60 years, Edward; her loving children, James (Lynn) Dion of Villa Park, Yvonne (Anthony) Invergo of Lombard, Denise (Joseph) Pleitt of Warrenville, Bro. Thomas Dion of Orange, New Jersey, and Daniel Dion of Lombard; her dear grandchildren, Justin (Emily) Invergo, Brandon Invergo (Giouli Politi), Deanna Invergo, Jason Pleitt, Katherine (Thomas) Dion-Meier, Kristina Pleitt, Emily Dion, Christopher Dion, Zachary Invergo, and Nathan Pleitt; her great-grandchildren, Ava, Rhys, Isla, and Orestes; her sisters, Rosemary (the late Floyd) Schultz, Theresa (Roddy) Kovacovich, Dorothy (Vincent) Pixley, and Betty Lou (Bernard) Wurm, and her brother, Edwin (Rachel) Stoffel; as well as countless nieces, nephews and relatives. Mrs. Dion was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Rose Stoffel; grandson, Nicholas  Pleitt; brothers, George Ernest, and Ralph, and sisters, Dolores and Eileen.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 9th from 3 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 10th with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass. Entombment will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton.

In lieu of flowers, Masses or Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Brn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631.

For more info 888-629-0094.

ADELE CAMP, nee Wolf, of Lombard 87 years

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Camp, AdeleAdele Wolf Camp passed away at 11:50 am on Friday, March 24th, 2017, at her Lombard home of 87 years surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren.  Adele was 87 years young, born on December 25th, 1929, when she died of stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  She was diagnosed last month and enjoyed her final days surrounded by her family, friends and felines.  Adele is preceded in death by her mother, father, brother and sister, as well as 3 of her children.  She lived a beautiful life, taking time with her family and friends to travel, entertain, play games and document her family history in incredible detail.  

Adele was the last living member of her family of origin, which included her siblings, Mary (Wolf) Knaff and Arthur J. Wolf, as well as her mother, Phyllis (Puestow) Wolf and her father, Arthur Wolf.  Her youngest brother, Arthur, died at the age of 28 serving our community as a police officer.  Her mother, originally from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, moved to Lombard, met and married her father, Arthur Wolf.  Her father was a celebrity in that Wolf Road was named after his family.   

Adele was a student at Sacred Heart School in Lombard through the 8th grade.  She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Elmhurst in 1948 and then attended DePaul University to learn Medical Stenography.  Adele met her husband of 37 years, William B. Camp, also a long-time resident of Lombard, at the Sacred Heart teen club.  She was married in May of 1950 and immediately built their family home in the heart of downtown Lombard, only blocks from her parents.  Immediately after this in 1951, she started their family with their first child, Kathryn Camp (Struhl) and had a total of 8 more blessings, Christine Lupo (1952), William F. Camp (1953), Jacquelyn Young (1954), John Camp (1958), Virginia Campbell Wolf (1961), James Camp (1964), Richard Camp (1967) and Joyce Vogt (1970). 

She is preceded in death by her daughters, Kathryn (1995) and Christine (2014), and her son, James (2016).  She is survived by 6 children:  William (Kentucky), Jacquelyn (San Diego), John (Long Beach), Virginia (Lombard and Phoenix), Richard (Lombard) and Joyce (Phoenix); her grandchildren: Ben and Jeff Struhl; Erin and Joni Lupo; Robert and Ashley Camp; Daniel and Stephanie Baldyga; Branden, Corrine and Rheanna Camp; Molly and Regan Camp; and Bailey, Sydney and Avery Vogt; and her great-grandchildren: Kira and Anna Camp and Cocoleana and Nevaeh Baldyga Hanson. Adele’s incredible legacy is reflected in the many surviving descendants that cast the same loving and compassionate spirit on the world.  

Adele’s most recent professional experience sent her out the door everyday to the Deicke Home in Villa Park to teach and support disabled adults.  Adele gave everything she had to those “beautiful souls” over her more than 25 years of work there.  She always enjoyed the light-hearted, fun-loving and compassionate nature of this community of students with mostly cognitive disabilities.  So much so, her children will tell stories of her bringing these “friends” home for her family holiday when they weren’t able to join their own family. Prior to the Deicke Home, she had several jobs within businesses in the community, including time at a Currency Exchange in Villa Park, at Wieboldt’s in Yorktown and at Hine’s Hospital.  

Adele’s wake is being held at Brust Funeral Home, at 135 South Main St., Lombard, IL 60148, on Tuesday, March 28th between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  As a member of the Sacred Heart community for her entire life, Adele will be celebrated during a funeral service on Wednesday morning at 10:00 am at the church at 114 South Elizabeth Street, Lombard, IL 60148.  She will be interred at St. Mary’s Cemetery at 317 Alexander Blvd, Elmhurst, IL 60126, immediately following the mass.  Adele created a wildlife refuge at Willow street which included stray cats, birds, raccoons, skunks, chipmunks and had a mission to save the most vulnerable animals in our community.  Her hope was to save all the animals of our world and was a regular donor to World Wildlife Fund, the Humane Society and other similar charities.  In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate in her name to these or your favorite animal charity.

EDMUND ‘ED’ V. LAY, age 92, of Lombard

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Lay, EdmundEdmund (Ed) V. Lay, 92, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Atria Park of Glen Ellyn after complications from a fall a month earlier. He leaves two daughters and four sons and their families: Judy Cole, John (Margaret) Lay, Larry (Judy) Lay, Mary Ellen (Chuck) Olson, Don (Kristine) Lay, and Mike (Michele) Lay, 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Born and raised in Spring Grove, Illinois son of Emma and John Lay, Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth (Betty Kilday) and granddaughter Elizabeth.  He was also preceded in death by his sisters and brother: Agnus (Jerry) Klaus, Marie (Chuck) Weingart, Dorothy (Joseph Himpleman/ Paul Pitzen) and Leander (Jean) Lay.

After High School (McHenry), Ed attended Lake Forest College for a year before entering the Army, where he served for three years, most of his time in the China-Burma Theatre. He returned to complete his accounting degree at Loyola University and then joined Sears for his 38 year career as a managing executive in credit, accounting, and processing.

A very active member of Christ the King Parish, he taught religion classes (CCD), served as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, worked in the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, participated as a member in the Knights of Columbus and attended daily Mass until his last days at home.

Ed enjoyed building Nativity yard scenes out of wood that can be seen all throughout the Village and in many other towns; he often said, “This is one way to keep Christ in Christmas.”

Sundays brought Ed joy as his grown children, grandchildren, and occasionally great grandchildren would join him to cheer for the Bears and the Cubs. He played tennis and golf into his 80s.

The Wake will be held at Brust Funeral Home (135 S. Main St., Lombard) from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday 3/30. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday 3/31 at Christ the King Church (1501 S. Main St., Lombard).

Lay, Edmund 1In lieu of flowers, memorials to Christ the King Catholic Church (1501 S. Main St., Lombard), are appreciated.




Marilyn Ann Cupuro (nee Spoo), 78, formerly of Franklin Park and Des Plaines, IL

Friday, March 24th, 2017

fullsizeoutput_a3c4Marilyn Ann Cupuro (nee Spoo), 78, formerly of Franklin Park and Des Plaines, IL passed away March 21, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Dominick P. Cupuro; loving mother of Rozanne Cupuro, Patricia Cupuro and Bill (Erica) Cupuro; cherished grandmother of Clara and Sofia; dear sister of Arline Spoo. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Rose.  Visitation Tuesday 9am until time of prayers at 1030am at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard. Mass of Christian Burial 11am at Sacred Heart Church. Interment Queen of Heaven.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Marilyn can be made to the National PTA, 1250 N. Pitt St, Alexandria, VA 22314. More info or 630-629-0094

Thomas W. Huff, age 79, of Villa Park, formerly of Melrose Park

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Huff, ThomasTHOMAS W. HUFF, age 79, of Villa Park, formerly of Melrose Park. Beloved son of the Late Clyde and Constance, nee Bober. Loving brother of Barbara A. Huff and friend of many.

Funeral service Tuesday, March 28 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 South Princeton, Villa Park to St. Alexander Church, Villa Park for 10 AM Mass. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.  Visitation Monday, March 27, from 4 to 7 PM at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home.

Mr. Huff was a 27 year employee of West Suburban Hospital.  He had been an 18 year employee of Cottage Hill Bus Company.  He was the co-owner of De Oro Ceramic Studio.  Mr. Huff had been a member of Sacred Heart Church in Melrose Park and was a member of the Holy Name Society.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials to American Parkinson Disease Association, 1800 North Main Street, Suite 215, Wheaton, Illinois 60187 or American Diabetes Association, 55 East Monroe Street, Suite 3420, Chicago, Illinois 60603 would be appreciated.

Marilyn M. Chrisman, age 89, a resident of Lombard for 60 years

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

ChrismanMarilyn M. Chrisman, age 89, a resident of Lombard for 60 years, passed away peacefully on March 18th.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 26th from 3 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be Monday at 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace.

Marilyn is survived by her loving children, Clark (Renee) Chrisman, and Melody (Larry) Mathieu; her cherished grandchildren, Keith, Janelle, Lee, Lance and Malorie; and her dear brother, Harry (Peggy) Halberstadt of Rockford.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband, Curtis; her parents, LaVerne A. and Harry B. Halberstadt, and her brother, Kenneth Halberstadt.

Marilyn was born on November 24, 1927 in Champaign, IL and later moved to Rockford. She attended East High School where she was a cheerleader and member of the National Honor Society. After high school, Marilyn attended Patricia Stevens Modeling School, taught ballroom dancing and enjoyed horseback riding.

In 1951, Marilyn married Curtis Chrisman. They settled in Lombard where they started a family. After years of raising a family, Marilyn went back to work as an Executive Secretary and worked for several area firms. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lombard for 60 years. She was active there in many areas including church circles.  Marilyn was an active member of the Elmhurst Moose Lodge where she held leadership positions.

She enjoyed vacationing in Northern Wisconsin, working in her flower gardens, spending time with her dear friends, and most of all being with her family who she loved so very much.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to First United Methodist Church of Lombard, 155 S. Main St, Lombard or Alzheimers Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, are appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.

Lisa A. Watson nee Maggio, age 57, of Lombard

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Watson, LisaLisa A. Watson nee Maggio, age 57, of Lombard, passed away March 18, 2017.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 3 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.

Lisa is survived by her beloved husband, Hugh; her loving children, Holly (Patrick) Survance of Villa Park, Sean of Lombard, and Danny of Lisle; her cherished grandchildren, Emily and Penelope; her dear siblings, Michael Maggio and Sharon Kammerer; and many nieces and nephews.

Lisa is preceded in death by her brother, John Maggio.

Lisa was a daycare provider for 34 years.

For more info 888-629-0094.

Darlene K. Bunge, age 73, of Oak Brook, formerly of Addison and Aurora

Friday, March 17th, 2017

DARLENE K. BUNGE, nee, Wrobel, age 73, of Oak Brook, formerly of Addison and Aurora, died March 15 at home.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 19 from 12 Noon to time of Funeral Service 2:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

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

Mrs. Bunge is survived by her daughters, Arlene (Edward) Kaminski of Carol Stream, and Sherry Healy of Atlanta, Georgia; her son, Timothy (Connie Chapman) Bunge of Wisconsin; seven (7) grandchildren, Nicole (Phil) Kowalewski, Ashley Kaminski of Elmwood Park, Austin Bunge of Alaska, Samantha Bunge, Tyler Bunge, Brian and Brianne Bunge; two (2) great-grandchildren, Olivia and Payton Kowalewski; and her sister, Charlene.

Mrs. Bunge is preceded in death by her husband, Donald J.

Mrs. Bunge grew up in La Porte, Indiana.  She was a resident of Mayslake since 2015 and was formerly 16 years of Aurora and also of Addison.  Mrs. Bunge drove a school bus for Cottage Hill Bus in Villa Park.  She loved gardening and sewing.  Mrs. Bunge was a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Addison.

Albert M. Hansen, age 98, of Lombard

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

American FlagAlbert M. Hansen, age 98, of Lombard, passed away March 15, 2017.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd, at 11 AM at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard.

Mr. Hansen is survived by his loving children, Albert E. (Diane) of Colorado, Terry (Phyllis) of South Dakota, and Rollin (Cathy) of Roselle; his dear grandchildren, Todd, Macayla, Brian, Carolyn, Christopher (Dawn), Jeremy (Carrie), Justin (Lisa), Melanie; his great-grandchildren, Tatum, Levi, Tanner, Jack, Nora, Aida, Hudson, Jakobi, Tyson; his brother, Norman (Lois) of Arizona; dearest friend of Lillian Lombardi of Twin Lakes, Wi; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mr. Hansen is preceded in death by his first wife of 45 years Irna, his second wife of 5 years June and his brother Ray.

Mr. Hansen was born in Chicago. He was a graduate of Calvin Park High School and attended Northwestern University. Mr. Hansen was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in WWII. He was a resident of Lombard from 1942 until 1992. Mr. Hansen was an Insurance Investigator with Allstate until his retirement. He was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church and was a former Treasurer. Mr. Hansen also worked on the Building Committee at St. John’s. He was a volunteer for the Boy Scouts Troop 57 and was also a member of L.O.O.M. (Loyal Order of the Moose). After his retirement, Mr. Hansen worked for A.A.R.P. as a volunteer in helping Senior Citizens with their taxes.

In his 98 years, Mr. Hansen showed integrity and compassion through daily example. His good nature and ethical compass had a strong influence on his family and they feel fortunate that he was part of their lives for so long a time.

Memorials to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard, IL  60148 or Mooseheart Child City & School, 255 W. James J. Davis Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539, are appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home. For more info 888-629-0094

Justine E. Burleson, nee Pohl, age 91

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

JUSTINE E. BURLESON, nee Pohl, age 91, died March 14, 2017.  She was born September 30, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois to Mathew and Frances Pohl.

Justine completed her Master’s Degree in Physics at Marquette University in Wisconsin.  She had worked as a teacher and also for Field Book Enterprise doing research.  Justine’s most recent employment was at Hughes Aircraft in California as a research scientist.  She had worked on the Hubble spaceship while employed at Hughes and was also an invited guest at the launch of the spacecraft in California.  Justine retired from Hughes and returned to Illinois in 1992.

Justine had also been a member of the Peace Corp and spent several years living and working in Morocco and Belize.

Justine is preceded in death by her husband, John David Burleson.

All services private.