February, 2018

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Martha M. Hauser nee Wolff, age 99, of Elmhurst, formerly of Villa Park

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Hauser MarthaMartha M. Hauser nee Wolff, age 99, of Elmhurst, formerly of Villa Park, died February 26 at Lexington of Elmhurst.  She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J.; dearest mother of Rev. Leon E. (Connie) of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Rev. Larry A. (Janet) of Wisconsin; loving grandmother of Sara (Dohn) Pfeiffer of Iowa, Rev. Daniel (Andrea) Hauser of Arkansas, Rachel (Rev. Paul) Dare of Minnesota, Andrea Hauser of Wisconsin and Amy Hauser of Wisconsin; great-grandmother of 10, Andrew, Marc, Claire, Elizabeth, Nate, Hannah, Noah, Abigail, Anna and Nathan; dear sister of Carla Scott of Iowa and Rudy Wolff of Missouri.  Preceded in death by 2 brothers and 3 sisters, and a daughter-in-law, Evelyn nee Martz Hauser (Mrs. Larry).

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 6, with Mrs. Hauser Lying-in-State from 9 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran York Center, 1165 Westmore-Meyers Road, Lombard, Il 60148.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran York Center appreciated.

Mrs. Hauser had been a resident of Lexington in Elmhurst for 21 years.  She had previously been a resident of Villa Park for 42 years.  She grew up in Chicago and had worked for many years for AFCO Time Payments as head of the Fiscal Department in Chicago and Hillside.

Mrs. Hauser was a volunteer seamstress for church and special projects.  She was a great cook, baker and homemaker.

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James A. Hanlon, age 63, of Springfield, Illinois, formerly of Lombard

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

James A. Hanlon, age 63, of Springfield, Illinois, formerly of Lombard, died February 10, 2018.

James was the cherished son of Margaret R. nee Brodie and the late Thomas J.; loving father of James and Christina; dearest brother of Thomas J. (Linda) and the late Kathy; uncle of Tony, Michelle, Amy and Tom.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, March 9, from 4 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, March 10 at 10 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard.  Interment will be at Millington-Newark Cemetery, Millington, IL.

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Dorothy “Dottie” Berg, age 91, of Lombard

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Dorothy Berg “Dottie”, age 91, of Lombard, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2018.

Born December 6, 1926 to the late Irving and Florence Campbell. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ralph Berg. Loving mother of Susan McNelis and Betsy Anderson. Loving grandmother of Laura and Mark Kunberger, Duncan McNelis. Dear sister of the late June Tallman. Devoted aunt of Patricia and Jon Tallman, Judie Tallman-Deitchman, Mary Markantonatos.

Blessed with a beautiful singing voice, she sang in Methodist Church choirs for 55 years. Devoted Christian; always willing to help others with prayer and service.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:00pm, Grace Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Road, Naperville, Illinois 60540, 630-355-1748.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Morton Arboretum www.mortonarb.org.

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Liza (Gowdy) Szymanski, age 66, of Glen Ellyn

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

LizaSzymanskiLiza (Gowdy) Szymanski, age 66, of Glen Ellyn died February 20, 2018.

She was the loving wife of her Glenbard East High School sweetheart Steve Szymanski.  She loved and raised her two boys, Mike and Tom, in Naperville. She cherished her time with her five grandchildren, Jason, Melanie, Tyler, Logan, and Emma.

Liza was born in Hinsdale on December 17, 1951, to James and Fay Gowdy.  She grew up with her sister, Denny Somoskey, and two brothers, Kim Gowdy and James Gowdy Jr.

Liza received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Illinois in Marketing.  She had a passion for helping others, spending many years working customer service for Illinois Bell, Sears and Reynolds Aluminum.

She enjoyed spending her time cross-stitching and painting.  She also appreciated the outdoors with frequent walks at the Morton Arboretum and Naperville Riverwalk.

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 2-4 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, 493 Forest Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, glenellynfoodpantry.org, are appreciated.

Marjorie E. Fleege, age 89, of Lombard

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Fleege facial onlyMarjorie E. Fleege, age 89, of Lombard, passed away peacefully on February 21.  Mrs. Fleege was the beloved wife of the late Marvin; devoted mother of Sandy (Bob) Fanella, Andrea (Marty) Draths, Mark (Tina), and Christopher (Sarah); proud grandmother of 14; great-grandmother of 13; many other family & friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday, February 25, from 2-7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Services Monday, February 26, with 9:30 AM Prayers to 10 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard. Interment will follow at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst, IL.

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Erich G. Gloff, age 94, of Lombard

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

gloffErich G. Gloff, age 94, of Lombard, died February 20 at Good Samaritan Hospital.  He was the beloved husand of the late Maxine nee Dallman; cherished father of Martin R. (Patti) and William E.; proud grandfather of Emilie (Adam) Heald and Matthew (Macey); great-grandfather of Micah, Lydia and Carrie; fond brother of Margarete Snobeck; many other family & friends.

A Visitation will be held Friday, February 23 from 3:00-7:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Services will be held Saturday, February 24 with Mr. Gloff Lying-in-State from 10:30 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard, IL.  Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Mr. Gloff was born in Chicago and served in the German Army. He was a dart player on the B Team at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, General Fund or Building Fund (please indicate your preference), 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard, IL  60148.

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George G Meltzer, age 63, of Addison,

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Meltzer

George G Meltzer, age 63, of Addison, passed away on February 15th, 2018 at Northwest Community Hospital.

George was born February 4th, 1955 to George and Eleanor Meltzer and he grew up in Bellwood Illinois. George was a 1973 graduate of Proviso West High School.

George was the beloved husband of the late Maribeth Meltzer, Father of 4 children, Melody (Tom) Dassie, Scott (Angela) Meltzer, and Vinnie (Guada) Meltzer, and the late Baby George. He was a proud Grand Father of 2 amazing boys Owen and Alex and 1 baby on the way. George was survived by his longtime girlfriend Linda Poulakidas

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 21st, from 4 PM to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  At 7:30 PM a Eulogy will be read.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to Cast For Kids in Honor of George Meltzer will be appreciated. (425) 251-3214       castforkids.org

For more information, please contact Brust Funeral Home at 888-629-0094  or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

Robert P. Lowe, 76, of Lombard

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Lowe, RobertRobert P. Lowe, 76, of Lombard, passed away on February 15, 2018, at Central DuPage Hospital.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 4:00-8:00pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S Main Street, Lombard, Illinois.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S Elizabeth Street, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass.  Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton, Illinois.

Robert was a beloved husband to Diana nee Kaczkowski, a dear father to Christine (Timothy) Rumatz; loving brother to William (Joan) Lowe, Diane (Andrew) Wagner, and Phyllis (Donald) Adcock; as well as fond uncle to many nieces, nephews, and cousins.   He was preceded in death by his father John William Lowe, and his mother Alice Lowe nee Kuzel.

A retired millwright, Robert was a proud member of Union Local 1693.  He was an Army veteran and a member of the American Legion.

Robert absolutely loved fishing.  During the final year of his life, he would tell doctors that all he really wanted to do was to make sure that he could continue to cast a fishing line.  Since childhood, Bob has spent many days fishing with his friends and family.  Even when the day’s catch was paltry, his response was “a bad day fishing is still better than a good day working”.

Robert was an accomplished horse race handicapper.   He participated in many tournaments, locally and in Las Vegas.  As a reward for his handicapping skills, Hawthorn Race Track honored him with a “Robert Lowe and Friends Day”.

Robert was a dedicated tropical fish hobbyist.  He dabbled in caring for and breeding many types of tropical fish, but ultimately he set his focus on catfish varieties and African cichlids like angel fish and julies.

We will miss him and always hold him in our hearts.

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Robert L. Borchardt, 90, of Lombard

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Bob BorchardtAmerican FlagRobert L. Borchardt, of Lombard, passed away on February 14, 2018.

Visitation will be held Sunday, February 18 from 2 – 5 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Monday, with Robert Lying-in-State from 10 AM until time of service at 10:30 AM at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, St, Lombard. Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL, at a later date.

Robert Lee Borchardt, 90, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of Herbert F. Borchardt and Rosalie B. nee Sahnow. He attended high school in Alma Center Wisconsin.  He was a member of the local Civil Air Patrol, and immediately upon graduation from high school (as valedictorian of his class) he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

Upon discharge, he enrolled at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.  He married Evelyn Kunzelman, and upon graduation he began employment with Motorola, Inc. Together, they made their home in Lombard, Illinois.

At retirement (after 40 years of service at Motorola), he began working part time as a docent in the newly established Motorola Museum of Electronics.

His professional activities included membership in the Vehicular Technology Group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Chicago Federated Advertising Club, the American Management Association, the Associated Public-Safety Communications Officers, the American Institute for Quality Control, and his investment club, Sheridan Investment Partners.

He was active in community affairs, principally through participation on a number of boards and committees. He was also church secretary for many years at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Lombard, his home congregation.  He became a docent at the Lombard Historical Museum, and served as an election judge in his home precinct for many years.

His recreational preferences were bridge and golf with his many friends and associates, amateur photography practiced on his family, and an interest in genealogy.  His primary interest was always his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn, and is survived by his four daughters, Robyn (George) Fram, Ruth (John) Stoeckel, Kathryn (Mark) Kornatz and Karla (Dan) Lang, and their families including nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, his sister Ruth Duxbury, his brother Donald Borchardt, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard, IL  60148, or another charity of your choice, are appreciated.

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G. William Shallop, age 82, of Lombard

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

 

Bill Shallop

William Shallop, age 82, of Lombard, passed away February 12, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Loving fiancé of Sandra C. Herold nee DeYoung. Dearest father of Michael, Paul, Megan (David) Mercado, and Molly Stoddard. Cherished grandfather to Christopher, Anne, Riley, Emily, and Evan. Dear brother of John (Anne). Uncle, great uncle and extended family, Edward (Pam) Herold, Robert Herald, Thomas Herold, Christine (Mauro) Crudele, Julianna Crudele, Lauren Crudele, and Savannah Herold.

Visitation on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 1:00-5:00 PM with a short prayer service at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1801 South Meyers, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.  Or the American Heart Association, Attn: Memorial/Tribute Processing Center, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 appreciated.

Bill Shallop loved many things and many people.  He was an avid Chicago sports fan who dearly loved the Bears, Cubs, Bulls, and Blackhawks.  He was absolutely thrilled to have actually lived to see the Cubs win the World Series!

Bill was a lover of the great outdoors.  Until recently, he took yearly trips to Canada with friends to fish.  He loved working in his garden and every year we would have bumper crops of tomatoes, green peppers, and zucchini.  He loved to travel with his only brother, Jon, Jon’s wife Anne, and Sandy.  He has been to Scotland, England, Amsterdam, France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico and many of the great U.S. states.

He was an accomplished commercial artist, graduating from the Columbia School of Art.  He worked for many years as his own boss before joining the Brian Keith Agency.  After retiring from a long career in the art world, he worked part-time at West Data, wiring circuit boards for Juliana Triana.

Above all, he valued spending time with family and friends.  The love of his life, Sandy, his children Micheal, Paul, Megan, and Molly.  His grandchildren, Christopher, Anne, Riley, and Emily.  He held a very special place in his heart for a little boy named Evan, who referred to Bill as his Grandpa #3.  Sandy’s children Ed, Tom, Bob, and Christine:  Christine’s husband Mauro, and grandchildren Julianna, Lauren, and Savannah.  He loved sitting around the table playing cards, especially poker, and the ever competitive game night.  Bill and Sandy have the best neighbors in Tom and Doris.  They spent many a day and evening out on the patio discussing life and sports. Not to mention, Bill was the King of Dad jokes, eliciting many a groan and a few laughs.

Bill grew up with dogs and as an adult trained dogs for field trials.  He even built an attached kennel to the family garage.  He adored his cat Gypsy boy and his dog Bella.  He would often sneak them treats despite the stern looks from Sandy.

Bill’s family would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all of the amazing medical staff who had the opportunity to care for Bill.  He received the best care from all the medical staff involved.  Sandy, though, is a true saint.  She stood by Bill’s side every day, tirelessly and without complaint, made sure he was comfortable, took his meds, drove to many different restaurants at all hours to get him his favorite meals.   I am sure Bill lasted as long as he did due to Sandy’s loving care.   We know Bill is at peace now despite fighting the good fight.  He will be missed terribly by all who knew him.

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