April, 2018

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Vera Mae Kruse, nee Brumme, age 97, of Villa Park

Friday, April 20th, 2018

KruseVera Mae Kruse, nee Brumme, age 97, of Villa Park, died April 19.

Vera Kruse, born 8-8-1920 in Cooksville IL, was the youngest of four children born to Frank Julius and Stella Mae (Baum) Brumme. She peacefully passed away April 19, 2018 in the home of her son/caretaker Ken Kruse of Villa Park. She is preceded in death by her husband Clifford Leonard Kruse, daughters Vera Lou (Brad) Ficken and Janet (Wade) Graunke, and granddaughter Stephanie Kruse.

Vera is survived by her children Leonard (Claudia), Kenneth, Thomas (Karen), Timothy (Brenda), Jeanne (Chris) Jurrens, and Jonathan (Diana) Kruse. “Ma Kruse” was the mother of eight. She was a dedicated labor and delivery nurse at Elmhurst Hospital for 30+ years, avid knitter, musician, and excellent homemaker. To her cherished 39 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren, “Grammy” was a fun-loving, multi-talented, woman of faith, character, practicality and common sense. She loved to sing, laugh, and make her home a welcome place for all. The countless hours she devoted to teaching her children to be strong, God-fearing, contributors to society will have a lasting effect.

A memorial service is scheduled Friday, April 27 at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park from 4-7:00 pm, and a funeral service Saturday, April 28 10:30 am at Cityview Community Church 343 S. York Road (corner of York & St. Charles) Elmhurst.

Arrangements made by Brust Villa Park Funeral Home.  Call 888-629-0094 for more information.

Mary Theresa Thacker, nee McCafferty, age 81, of Lombard

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Mary Theresa Thacker, nee McCafferty, age 81, of Lombard, passed away April 15, 2018.

A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, April 26th, at 10 AM at St. Joseph Church, 4801 Main St., Downers Grove.

Mrs. Thacker is survived by her loving daughter, Theresa (Jack) Walczak; her dear sister, Pauline (Bobby) McGinley and her sister-in-law, Patsy McCafferty.

Mrs. Thacker is preceded in death by her brother, Thomas McCafferty.

Mrs. Thacker was a volunteer in Girl Scouts. She was a wonderful mother and an all-around great person.

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

 

Geraldine “Gerrie” L. Wick nee Janssen, age 85, of Lombard

Monday, April 16th, 2018

WickGeraldine “Gerrie” L. Wick nee Janssen, age 85, of Lombard, formerly of Freeport, IL, passed away April 13, 2018.

Mrs. Wick is survived by her beloved children, Thomas (Tish), Grant (Colleen), and Ted (Renee); her cherished grandchildren, Amanda(Christopher) Jones, Molly, Joshua, Danielle, Andrew, Erich, Blake and Brooks (Kristen); her loving great-grandchildren, Adria, Thomas, and Lincoln; her dear brother, Gerald (Annette) Janssen; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Wick is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. and her brother, Allen.

A Memorial Gathering will be Friday, April 20th from 2 PM until time of Memorial Service at 4:30 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Francis Borgia Deaf Center, 8033 W. Addison, Chicago, Il 60634, are appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.

Envergjia Cobo, age 82, of Lombard

Friday, April 13th, 2018

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Envergjia Cobo, age 82, of Lombard.  Beloved wife of the late Thanas; loving mother of Ilir (Anastasia) and Marjeta (Flamur) Ferhati; grandmother of Dion and Steve Cobo and Krist (Elizabeth) Ferhati; great-grandmother of Jack; fond sister of Pandi (Landa), Alksander (Drita) and Vilson (Eli) Gjika.

Visitation Saturday, April 14, from 9 AM to 1 PM with a funeral service at 12:30 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn, IL.

Call 888-629-0094 for more information.

Edward H. Moritz, age 95, of Montgomery, formerly of Lombard

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Moritz-EdwardEdward H. Moritz, 95, of Montgomery, formerly of Lombard, passed away on April 11 at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora surrounded by family.  He is a WWII Veteran and served in the army in the Philippines. He used to love playing golf and bowling and liked watching the Cubs. He could repair anything and always loved a good hot cup of coffee and had a good sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Barbara.  Beloved father of Susan (Frank) Matranga, Nancy (Ron) Iaccino and Edward J. (Linda) Moritz; dear grandfather of Kristina (Peter) Kaufman, Marcus Moritz and Allison Moritz; and great-grandfather of Charlotte Kaufman; and friend to many.

He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Sunday, April 15, from 2-4 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment private.

Shirley M. Logan, nee Monroe, age 88 of West Chicago,

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Logan-ShirleyShirley M. Logan, nee Monroe, age 88 of West Chicago, died April 9 at Central DuPage Hospital.  Beloved wife of the late John A.; loving mother of Daryl (Diane), Marilyn (Rich) Pollina, Linda (Jim) Andrews and Louise Johnson; cherished grandmother of Kathy (Greg), Daryl Jr., Paul (Cristin), John (Rachel), Stephanie (Brent), Jacquelin (Jack), Alex (Heidi), Jennifer, Jay (Kelly); great-grandmother of 9, Brooklyn, Henry, Molly, Troy, Paisley, Logan, John, Montrel, Bryce and one on the way; dearest sister of Carol (the late Paul) Sutek, Evelyn (the late Joe) French, Nancy (Clarney) Meyers, Frank, Dianne (Larry) Thull, Earl, Dennis (Judie), the late Maxine (the late Louis) Mach, the late Rex (the late Dory), the late Edward (Patricia); aunt and great aunt.

Shirley was a loving woman who spent her life caring and helping others. She was born in Marysville, Mo. When she was 1 she moved to Dunbar WI where she grew up with her 10 siblings. Her and her siblings helped pump gas at her parents gas station.

She met John Logan in Dunbar and married in 1948 where they owned a farm. Shirley, John and their 2 children moved to Illinois in 1951 where John started a home construction business. She worked beside her husband building houses while raising their 4 children.

She loved gardening and sewing. In 1983 they retired back to Dunbar, WI. John and Shirley enjoyed being a member of the American Legion with many of their childhood friends. Shirley enjoyed being Secretary for the Women’s Auxiliary and helping make pies and selling them at the Fireman’s picnic in Pembine, WI. She spent the last 10 years of her life living in Franciscan Court Supportive Living in Illinois. Where she enjoyed spending time doing activities with the other residents and living close to her daughters.

Visitation Saturday, April 14, from 10 AM until time of Service at 2 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment in Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice appreciated.

Anthony (Tony) Fojtik, age 81, formerly of Lombard, and a resident of Batavia

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

fojtikAnthony (Tony) Fojtik, age 81, formerly of Lombard, and a resident of Batavia, passed away April 2, 2018.  Tony was the former owner of a flower shop in Forest Park.  He was best known for his sense of humor and antics that made people laugh.

Anthony was the beloved husband of Carol Fojtik nee Dalton and loving father of Paula (Dominik) Weisserth. He was the adoring grandfather of Fiona, Claire and Liam Weisserth, the son of Rudolph and Pauline Fojtik and brother of the late Anne Maks, the late Rudy Fojtik and fond brother to Joseph (Erika) Fojtik, many nieces and nephews and his “adopted son”, Mike Crimmin.

He was born in Chicago and attended Austin High School and Wilbur Wright Junior College.  He will surely be missed by family and friends.  As a former ballroom dance instructor, Tony could really “cut a rug” and especially enjoyed a polka.  In years past, he enjoyed singing karaoke, especially Sinatra and Tony Bennett, his look-alike, songs.

A Visitation will be held at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, on Friday, April 6, from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 7, with 9:30 AM Prayers at the funeral home to Sacred Heart Church for 10:00 AM Mass.  Interment will follow at Elm Lawn Cemetery.

For more information, call 888-629-0094.

Dennis A. Duffy, age 77, of Lombard

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

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Dennis Duffy, age 77, died April 1, Easter Sunday, at Elmhurst Hospital. Dennis, born on February 14, 1941. Loving husband of Sandy nee Weaver; loving father of Sherry (Gary) Manning of Lombard and Wendy (Tony) Kochevar of Addison; proud and loving grandfather of Christian, Maxwell and Izabelle; dear brother of Ken of Bloomingdale; fond uncle of 4 nieces and 1 nephew.

He is preceded in death by his parents Martin and Elenore (Donat).

Dennis had lived in Lombard for over 50 years. He and Sandy were married for 54 years.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, where he and Sandy taught religious education for several years. His favorite job over the years was selling institutional foods in different states to universities and restaurants. His favorite hobbies when he was well, were fishing and golfing. He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Blackhawks.

He cherished the times he spent with his grandchildren, and they cherished him. He happily stopped the ice cream truck to buy ice cream in the summers for his grandchildren. He enjoyed sitting outside while watching his grandchildren play. He loved to play board games and watch movies with them. He also loved his frequent trips to the nearby Dollar Tree store and Main Stop for hot dogs, with his grandson, Christian, who would push him in his wheelchair from his home. He is and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Visitation Wednesday, April 4, 3-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Services Thursday 9:30 AM prayers at Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass.  Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for more information.

James R. Fiebrandt, age 63, of Lombard

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Fiebrandt

James R. Fiebrandt, age 63, of Lombard, died March 30, 2018.  Loving husband of Bonnie nee Brust; loving father of James B. (Kate) of North Carolina, Tom (Brittany) of Maryland, Kristin (John) Robinson of Glen Ellyn and Erik of Lombard; proud grandfather of Bryce, Gretchen, Sofie and William; dear brother of Karen (Dan) Liddicoatt of West Chicago and Sandy (Bruce) Hootman of Addison; fond uncle of 6 nieces and 6 nephews; brother-in-law of John Brandon (Karen) Brust of Lombard, Thomas E. (Susie) Brust of Minnesota and James F. Brust of Carol Stream; fond son-in-law of Jack (Jackie) Brust of Hayward, Wisconsin.

Preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Katherine A. (nee Roth) Fiebrandt.

Visitation Thursday, April 5, from 2-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 6, with Mr. Fiebrandt Lying-In-State from 9:30 AM until time of Funeral Service at 10:30 AM at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln St., Lombard.  Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace.

Jim was born in Elmhurst and had lived in Lombard for over 50 years.  He was a member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, and a former member of Trinity York Center.Jim was a member of Sheetmetal Workers Local 265, primarily working at White Pine Heating and Air Conditioning for many years.  He was a Master Dive Instructor and worked at Underseas Scuba Center.  Jim loved camping, fishing, biking, running, canoeing, swimming and the outdoors.  Jim was a former Boy Scout Leader of Troop 140 at St. Pius X Church and was active in the organization for 14 years.  He was a proud NRA member.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to BSA Troop 140, St Pius X, 1025 E. Madison St., Lombard, IL  60148, or Mayo Clinic Cancer Research, c/o Dr. Stephen Alberts, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905 or to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln St., Lombard, IL  60148.

Call 888-629-0094 for more information.