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Taylor Otho (Bud) Wright III passed away on September 27, 2017

Friday, September 29th, 2017

wright-taylorTaylor Otho (Bud) Wright III passed away on September 27, 2017. Beloved husband of 59 years to Patricia B. Wright, and loving father of James, Susan Kuhrt and Taylor IV. Dear Grandfather of Andrew, Katie, Sarah, and Davis, and fond brother of Patricia (Michael) Langdon, and John (Sue) Wright.

The memorial service for Bud will be held at 10 am on Saturday, October the 21st, 2017, at Christ Episcopal Church, 515 Franklin Ave., River Forest,  IL 60305.

A reception will be held on the same day from 12 noon to 3 pm at Beacon Hill in the Lincoln Room, 2400 South Finley Rd., Lombard, IL 60148.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for Christ Episcopal church.

Info 888-629-0094.

Julie G. Macias nee Klemm, age 60, suddenly, of Lombard

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Macias-JulieJulie G. Macias nee Klemm, age 60, suddenly, of Lombard, passed away on September 27, 2017.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 2 – 6 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard.

Julie is survived by her beloved husband, Guadalupe; her loving children, B.J. (Cheree’) Macias of Lombard, Ashley (Drew) Piper of Addison and Brandon (Amy) Macias of Lombard; her cherished grandchildren, Jacob, Lillian, Harper, Paisley, Declan, and Raegan;  her dear sisters, Patti (Jerry) McCauley of Elburn and Susan Wolfgram of Florida; and step-brothers and sisters, Greg, Cindy, Michelle, and Harvey.

Julie grew up in Lombard and Wheaton. She graduated from Parkview School in Lombard and from Wheaton Central High School in Wheaton. Julie was a former teacher aide at Willowbrook High School.

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JOYCE G. JAKOWSKY nee MAHSEM, AGE 88, of Lombard, died September 25

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Jakowsky at the tableJOYCE G. JAKOWSKY nee MAHSEM, AGE 88, of Lombard, died September 25 at Presence Mercy Medical Center, Aurora, Illinois.

Visitation Wednesday 8:30 AM-9:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Mass Wednesday with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Mrs. Jakowsky was the beloved wife of the late Marvin J. Lutz and the late Richard F. Jakowsky.  Loving mother of Deborah (Joseph) Jung of Florida, Richard (Trish) Lutz of Yorkville and Thomas (Judy) Lutz of Wheaton.  Fond stepmother of the late Richard (Ann) Jakowsky of Springfield.  Fond grandmother of 6: Jennifer (Jason) Themanson of Mahomet, IL, Jodi (Anthony) Ramano of Sandwich, IL, Lauren (John) Williams of Wilmette, IL, Ashley (David) Lindberg of Batavia, Kasey Lutz of Indiana, Rockford Lutz of Yorkville. Great grandmother of 10. Step grandmother of 2.  Dear sister of the late Catherine Gahagan and the late Mary Eide.

Mrs. Jakowsky had been a Lombard resident since 1961. She was a decorator, a member of the Happy Timers Travel Club and had been a long-time member of Sacred Heart, since 1961.

Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 S. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL  60631 appreciated.

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Marilu D. Hammons, 88 of Lombard, Illinois passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Marilu D. Hammons, 88 of Lombard, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017.  She was born on August 29, 1929 in Ohio.  Most of her life she lived in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  Her last several years, she lived at Lexington Square in Lombard where she had many friends and enjoyed many activities.  Her interests were her books, crossword puzzles and the internet.  She prided herself on being well read and enjoyed looking up articles on the internet for her friends.

Marilu is preceded in death by her husband Herbert H. Hammons in 1979.

Survivors include 2 children, Herb (Carol) Hammons of Palatine and Lauri (Tim) Scoughton, of Sandwich; beloved grandchildren Jennifer (Pete) DeBruin, Kristen (Michael) Book and Ryan (Tara) Day and 4 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 6 from 2:30 PM until the time of the Memorial Service at 4 PM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 22W415 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Helen Plum Memorial Library or the American Heart Association.

Einar P. Oynes, age 95, of Lombard 62 years

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

OynesAmerican FlagEINAR P. OYNES, age 95, of Lombard, World War II Veteran, passed away on September 19th, a year after his wife Lorraine with whom he shared 70 years of marriage and missed dearly.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 22nd, with Visitation from 10 AM to the time of Service at 12 Noon at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment Private.

Einar, known as ‘Jerry’ during his working years, was the third son of Magnus and Mathea, nee Olsen and was born on a farm in Galesville, Wisconsin.  He graduated from Galesville High School in 1940 and then attended the University of Wisconsin, College of Agriculture and graduated in 1941.

During WWII, Einar served aboard the USS Chester which operated throughout the Pacific.

After the war, he returned to Chicago where he married Lorraine on June 1, 1946.  He spent most of his working career in the air conditioning industry.  Einar enjoyed many years of travel with Lorraine to many countries, including Europe, the Far East and the Holy Land, as well as many areas throughout the United States.

Einar liked to garden, raise plants, and to tinker around the house as well as enjoying quiet time with his family.

He was a Lombard resident for 62 years and entered hospice care for cancer early in 2017.

Einar is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Pat) Carlson and Carol (the Late Robert) Bonn; his son, Jerry; and two grandchildren, Chris and Tim Carlson.

Muriel M. Barcellona, nee Brink, age 89, of Naperville

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Barcellona-MurielMURIEL M. BARCELLONA, nee Brink, age 89, of Naperville, died September 18 at St. Patrick’s Resident, Naperville, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Sunday, September 24th from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 25 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Christ The King Church, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass.

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

Mrs. Barcellona is the beloved wife of the Late Anthony. Dear mother of Rose Marie and Mary Anne (Michael) Collins. Fond sister of the Late Robert (Ellen) Brink. Loving aunt of Marilyn (Kenneth) Zollars, Jeffrey Brink, Roberta (Les) Novak, Stephen (Ellen) Brink, and Gregory (Diane) Brink. Many other great nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Barcellona married the love of her life Anthony Barcellona (Barce) in 1972 and became mother to his two daughters,  Rose Marie and Mary Anne. Muriel was born and raised in the Chicago, Austin neighborhood. In her thirties she moved to the suburbs, living in Bellwood, Hillside, Franklin Park,  and Elmhurst. Her retirement years were spent in sunny Florida. After the death of her husband (Barce) she moved back to the Lombard area spending several years as an active resident of Lexington Square. The last four years she lived at St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville under the loving care of the Carmelite Sisters. Muriel shared a lifetime love of Scottie dogs with her dear friend Claudia Deckow. She was very talented in all areas of sewing, knitting, crochet, and needlepoint. She participated in many large craft shows over the years and displayed her beautiful hand crafted items.  She also loved Baking. She was active in her church and volunteered for PADS. Muriel was employed by General Electric in the employee relations department.  She was always available to help anyone in need. She will be missed by family, friends and anyone who was fortunate enough to make her acquaintance.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois 60631 or St. Patrick’s Residence, 1400 Brookdale Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563 would be appreciated.

Jack N. Dybalski, age 92, of Lombard

Friday, September 15th, 2017

JackNDybalskiphotoAmerican_Flag_x300Jack N. Dybalski, age 92, of Lombard.  Beloved husband of the late Dolores Lulinski-Dybalski MD.  Loving father of Jack (Catherine), David (Deborah) and Susan.  Cherished grandfather of David and Danielle.  Uncle to Darice and great-uncle to Jeffrey.

Jack was born and grew up on Chicago’s south side.  Although he was raised in the city, he was always drawn to the outdoors and spent a lot of time camping during the 1930s and early 1940s.  He and his friends enjoyed the open, still-undeveloped areas outside of Chicago along the rivers where he learned much about the outdoors and nature.  Jack’s father and future father-in-law were professional men who were also partners in a “hobby” raising gamecocks on a small farm on Chicago’s southwest side.  Jack spent a lot of time there helping; and later in life would speak of the many colorful characters he met there.  As part of his outdoors experience, Jack learned to shoot and hunt.  The skills served him well in his military experience in World War II.

Jack was drafted into the Army at age eighteen and became a member of the Third Infantry Division.  His first water landing and combat experience was in northern Africa.  Jack then moved with the Third Infantry Division to Sicily, mainland Italy, France and ultimately into Germany.  He was part of the force that fought at the Battle of Anzio, liberated Rome, helped liberate two concentration camps and ultimately made its way to the “Eagle’s Nest” at Berchtesgaden.  Jack was wounded twice and received numerous medals including the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and an Expert marksmanship rating for his skill with a rifle along with citations for bravery and recognition of his combat skills.  He was honorably discharged shortly after the war ended with thirty-nine months of service.

Jack returned to college at the University of Chicago to complete his education in Chemistry.  He then had a lengthy, successful career where he did substantial research and managed a group of fellow chemists.  He obtained many patents for the Akzo Chemical Company and its predecessors, specializing in applications for soil stabilization and pavements. He traveled extensively for his work both in the US and internationally.

Jack was devoted to his family and circle of friends. His personality type was to stay in the background.  But when difficulties arose, he was always there to support anyone in the family or friends that needed it.  Jack enjoyed both family vacations and barbecuing in the backyard.  But he also enjoyed fine dining, classical music and the arts.   He and his wife, Dolores, moved from their “back of the yards” home in Chicago to the suburb of LaGrange Park where they spent the majority of their retirement years.  Jack bought a powerboat which he and Dolores enjoyed taking to lakes and rivers all around the Midwestern US.  Jack was particularly fond of a wide group of friends and relatives that would all gather at a farm near Cassopolis, Michigan where they hunted, played cards and generally socialized.  Jack knew the owners of the farm from the days of his youth and went there regularly for over sixty years.  Even in his later years, when duck hunting season would begin in the fall, he would speak longingly of his time spent at that farm and all the people he would meet there over many years.

Jack’s final years were spent in a senior citizen assisted living facility in the Chicago suburb of Lombard, but he remained fiercely independent.  Jack would rise almost every morning at 6:30 AM, went out for breakfast and would read the Wall Street Journal.  He had just passed the test to renew his driver’s license one week prior to his death and one month prior to his 93rd birthday.

All services private.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Wounded Warrior Project ( are appreciated.

NANCY A. STALZER nee MARIOTTE, age 73, died September 11

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Stalzer-NancyNANCY A. STALZER nee MARIOTTE, age 73, died September 11 at her home.

Funeral service Saturday 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Visitation Friday 3-9 PM. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Mrs. Stalzer was the beloved wife of Michael G., loving mother of Kristine Stalzer of Bartlett, Kathleen (James) Kubik of Westmont, Kara (Jan) Teisinger of Chicago  and Michelle (Tony Sr.) Simek of Lombard, fond grandmother of 9, Lucille, Tony Jr., Owen, Marlo, Rachel, Paige, Stella, Lukas and Livia, dear sister of Barbara Bazel of Chicago, Sheryl (George) Havelka of LaGrange and Charles (Fran Lebajo) Mariotte of Lombard; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Mrs. Stalzer had been a resident of Lombard for 45 years.  She grew up in Chicago was a graduate of Harper High School in Chicago.  She was a member of the YaYa Sisterhood taking the title of Countess Glistening Moon.  She also was a Girl Scout leader at Schaefer School and enjoyed genealogy and crocheting.

Memorials to Ovarian Cancer Research appreciated.

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Carl Halvorsen, age 94, of Lombard

Sunday, September 10th, 2017










Carl Halvorsen,age 94, of Lombard, passed away September 9, 2017.

Carl and his high school sweetheart, Beverly, were together for over 74 years, 69 of which they were married before her death in 2013.

A decorated WWII veteran, Carl served in both North Africa and Italy as a field mechanic.

Upon his return he worked for the US Postal Service before moving to UPS, where he remained for 32 years until his retirement in 1986.

A resident of Lombard, Illinois for most of his married life, he spent his final year at Belmont Village in Carol Stream, Illinois, where as an incurable flirt, he loved to hand out Hershey “Hugs” and “Kisses”, earning him the nickname of “the candy man.”

He was also an usher at St. John’s Catholic Church in Villa Park, lending his service there for over 30 years.

An avid golfer, a fan of “shoot’em up” westerns, and a longtime volunteer coach for his granddaughter’s softball team, Carl was definitely a man of varied interests.

Overall, he loved people and was always ready to give a helping hand, making friends wherever he went and bringing joy and laughter to everyone along the way.

He lived a long and rich life and will be missed by all.

He is survived by his two daughters, Carolyn Redmon of Lombard and Lorie (Terry) McAnarney of Roselle; two sons, Roger (Diane) of Glendale Heights and Alan of Chicago; ten (10) grandchildren, Lisa (Jim) DuBovik, Teresa (Carmen) Sammauro, David (Vickie) Redmon, Stacy (Brian) Camron, Christopher, Jennifer (Dan) McHugh, Benjamin, Eric VanValkenburg, Rachael(Alan) Landini, Mark VanValkenburg; sixteen (16) great-grandchildren, Jessie, Trevor, Jacob, Megan, Taylor, Rylie, Anna, Connor, Tyler, Zac, Max, Vanessa, Michael, Eden, Jax, Grayson and one great-great-granddaughter, Marley.

Visitation will be Tuesday, 4 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Service will be private. Entombment will be at Assumption Cemetery.

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Jacqueline Sullivan, age 69, of Lombard

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Sullivan, jacquelineJACQUELINE SULLIVAN, age 69, of Lombard. Beloved wife of Edward. Dear step-mother of Edward (Lilly), Patrice (Daniel) Bambas, and Karin Sullivan. Loving sister of Thomas (Linda) Laz, David M. (the late Pam) Laz. Many other family and friends. Funeral service Thursday 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to St. Joan of Arc Church for 10:30 AM Mass. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 PM. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.