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Timothy F. Stehle, age 51, of Villa Park, formerly of Lombard

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Scan_2018-08-28-171724039-1Timothy F. Stehle, age 51, of Villa Park, formerly of Lombard, died August 27 at Rush University Medical Center. Tim was the beloved husband of Denise nee Sullivan; loving father of T. J. of Villa Park and Crystal of Villa Park; proud grandfather of Mariah; loving son of James and Karen nee Kuehn of Lombard; dearest brother of the late Jeff; fond uncle of J.J., Jeremy, Nicole, Heather, Amber, Rachael, Brittany and Kaylee; and many other relatives.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, September 4, from 4-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral Services Wednesday, September 5, 9:30 AM Prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to 10:15 AM Mass St. John the Apostle Church, 330 N. Westmore, Villa Park. Interment private.

Tim had been a resident of Villa Park for 24 years and had previously lived in Lombard for 25 years. Tim attended Pleasant Lane Grade School, Lombard Junior High and Glenbard East High School, graduating in 1985.  He worked as a machinist.

Tim was a fisherman and enjoyed sports, hockey, muscle cars and hot rods. He was a Cub’s and Blackhawk’s fan. Tim was a member of St. John the Apostle Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, 215 W. Illinois St., Suite 1C, Chicago, IL 60654 appreciated.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Visit or call 888-629-0094 for more information.

Daniel S. Omi, age 73, of Lombard

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Daniel S. Omi, age 73, of Lombard, died August 22, 2018.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, September 8, from 11 AM until the time of the Memorial Service at 12 PM at First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St., Lombard.

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Mary “May” P. Johnson nee Lowe, age 80, of West Allis, Wisconsin, formerly of Lombard

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Johnson-MaryMary “May” P.  Johnson nee Lowe, age 80, of West Allis, Wisconsin, formerly of Lombard.

Visitation Thursday, August 30 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Services Friday, August 30, with 9:30 AM Prayers at the funeral home to 10 AM Mass at St. Pius X Church.  Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

May was the beloved wife of the late Melvin L.; loving mother of Valerie (Peter) Stoll of Brookfield, Wisconsin; loving grandmother of Christopher of Brookfield, Wisconsin and Matthew of Brookfield, Wisconsin; dear sister of Nancy Kellett of Aurora; many nieces and nephews and other relatives here and in Ireland.

Preceded in death by her husband; her parents, MaryEllen Farrel and Michael Lowe; and 4 sisters and 1 brother.

Memorials to American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674; American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Rd., Suite 100, Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181; or flowers would be appreciated.

May had lived in Wisconsin for the last 3 years at Library Square Assisted Living and had formerly lived in Lombard from 1967-2015.  She was a homemaker.  She was born in Ireland and came over in 1955.  She was a bowler and liked puzzles.

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Norma Barnard, 97, of Wood Dale

Monday, August 27th, 2018

BarnardNorma DeKoker Batina Barnard, loving widow of Harold C. Barnard, born February 12, 1921, passed away peacefully at Alexian Brothers Hospice on August 25 2018.

Beloved mother of Barbara Moos, Norma Cooke and M. Thomas Batina; cherished grandmother of Martha Moos, Sarah Hillmert-Gallitz (Jeff Gudelsky), Beth (Rob) Anderson and Suzanne Moos, and great-grandmother to Calaen and Trevor Gallitz, and Natalie and Miriam Anderson.

Fond step-mother to Carol (Ron) Batey, Sherry/Cheryl (Ed) Veeck, Nancy (Robert) Kobe-Thompson, Skip/Harold A. (Barb) Barnard and grandmother to Ruth Ann Batey, Ed (Lisa) Batey and Suzie Batey, Roxanne Marie Goodwin, Ed (Missy) Veeck, Gwynne (Steve) Veeck-James, Matthew (Laurie) Kobe, Jacob (Amy) Kobe, Jonathan (Case) Kobe and Joel (Krista) Kobe; great grandmother to Alyssa and Addison Batey, Parker, Anna and Libby Veeck, Abigail and Braden James, Morgan, Kenadie and Bailey Kobe, Madison and Olivia Kobe, Andrew and Emma Kobe, Jack Kobe, Rocco Green.

Born and raised in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Norma moved to Morgan Park/Beverly before living in Merrillville, Indiana for 35 years. Throughout her life she spent summers at her beloved Lake Van Auken cottage in Michigan, and later enjoyed winters in Avon Park, FLorida for more than a decade before returning to live in and near Wood Dale, Illinois these past four years. She was a devout Christian and ever strove to share her faith as a Methodist and later as a member of the Church of the Nazarene with family and friends and all she met and knew.

Visitation from 2pm – 8 pm, Wednesday, August 29th at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard, IL 60148; a Memorial Service will be held at the Lombard Church of the Nazarene at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 30th, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lombard Church of Nazarene, 536 N. Columbine Ave (Rte 53), Lombard, IL 60148.

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Ralph T. Fleischman, Sr, age 83, of Carol Stream, formerly of Lombard,

Saturday, August 25th, 2018


American_Flag_x300Ralph T. Fleischman, age 83, of Carol Stream, formerly of Lombard, died August 24 peacefully surrounded by family.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 27, from 4 PM – 8:00 PM with a Marine Corps League Service at 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment private.

Ralph is preceded by his beloved wife Patricia.  Survived by his loving children, Linda (Stephen) Czyz of Elk Grove, Ralph T. (Deborah) Jr. of West Chicago, Mark (Teresa) of Oak Park and Karen F. of Warrenville; 7 grandchildren Kristen (Jeff) Allen of Winfield, Kelly (Chris) Johnson of Lakemoor, Ryan T. Arnold of Wisconsin, Kisa (Patrick) Cullen of Brookfield, Sara F. of Chicago, Eric F. of Chicago, Nina F. of Oak Park; 2 great-grandsons, Clark and Dean; and his sister, Patricia Thumm, of Kentucky.

Ralph had been married for 62 years.  He lived for 15 years in Carol Stream, and had previously lived in Lombard for over 45 years.  Ralph was a Sergeant in the United States Marines Corps during the Korean War. Ralph was an owner of Towne Realty in Lombard for many years and Deputy Assessor at York Township until retirement.  Ralph was a member of the DuPage County Marine Corps League and Lombard Chamber of Commerce.

In lieu of flowers, donations to DuPage County Marine Corps Scholarship Fund Detachment#399, c/o Chuck Wingard, 719 S. Lombard, Ave, Lombard, IL 60148, are appreciated.

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

Susan Mary Eagan nee Bombenger, age 71, of Lombard

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Eagan-Susan croppedSusan Mary Eagan (nee Bombenger), born August 20, 1946, passed away peacefully at home and surrounded by family, on August 17, 2018. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael Douglas Eagan, her two daughters, Heather Marie Watters and Meghan Christine Eagan, son-in-law, Ryan Ean Schlifka, and her two granddaughters Àine Catherine Watters and Vivienne Eagan Schlifka, as well as her mother, Marion Catherine Czachor, brother, James Bombenger, and sister Jayne Wolff.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Thursday, August 23, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Memorial Mass will be held Friday at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard.  Interment private.

Susan retired from the DuPage County Health Department where she worked for over 25 years. In her youth, she had aspirations of being a nurse.

Sue grew up on Chicago’s South Side, and moved to Villa Park at age 8. Her grandmother, Catherine Jann Melsheimer, lived with the family and was a great influence on Sue. She had fond childhood memories of frequently taking the train to Milwaukee with her grandmother, always riding in the dining car.

Sue was admired by everyone for her grace and resiliency. In the face of a terminal illness, she still managed to find joy in everyday life and until the end was able to continue her great appreciation for wine and chocolate! She will be missed by her family and the many friends she made over the years.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Visit or call 888-629-0094 for more information.

Ronald F. Myscofski, age 75, of Lombard

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

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Ronald F. Myscofski, age 75, of Lombard, passed away August 16, 2018.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 21st from 3 – 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August 22nd, with 9:30 AM prayers from Brust Funeral Home to Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main St, Lombard,  for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, IL.

Ronald is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Jeanne nee Ward; his loving children, Andrew (Elizabeth nee McDowell) of Rapid City, S.D., and Kerry (Timothy) McHugh of Wheaton; his cherished grandchildren, Emily, Owen, Lucy and Madeleine; his dear siblings, Evelyn (John) Poulos of Plainfield and Carole (Ted McNair) Myscofski of Normal, IL; his dear in-laws, Frank and Juliana Ward of Wisc; and fond nieces and nephews, Megan (David) Dixson, Matthew (Fiancee Lydia Ehoodin) Poulos, Sonya Myscofski, Jeff (Susan) Ward, Dana (Michael) DeBoer.

Ronald is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Erin, and his parents, Henry and Estelle nee Gnojek.

Ronald was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a resident of Lombard for 40 years. Ronald worked for Northrop Grumman Corporation as a Quality Engineer. He retired in 2008 after working 25 years for the company. Ronald loved traveling, trains and playing with his grandchildren. His stories and puns will be greatly missed.

Memorials to Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main St, Lombard, IL 60148, are appreciated.

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Louise R. Fromer nee Giannini, age 77, of Lombard

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

FromerLouise R. Fromer nee Giannini, age 77, of Lombard.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, September 15, from 11:30-3:30 PM, with a Memorial Service at 1:00 PM, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Lifelong resident of Lombard, Illinois and born in Chicago, Illinois. Retired from Western & Southern Life Insurance Company.

Loving daughter to the late Lawrence and Bernice Giannini of Lombard, Illinois; beloved mother of Ernie (Charlotte) and Philip (Sheila); proud grandmother of Christina (Kevin), EJ and Sara;
dear great-grandmother to Kaitlyn and Liam; loving sister to Larry (Sue), Lorraine (Jerry), Dan (Barbara) and Linda (Norm); fond aunt to many nephews and nieces; best friends to Bryan and Tony.

Louise (Wheezy) was a loving, caring mother, grandmother, sister and aunt to all who knew her. She was a wonderful person who had an amazing sense of humor. She loved to dance and crochet. Many of us have a blanket we will treasure from her. We will all miss her so much. We love you Wheezy!

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Jean Pischke, age 90, of Lombard

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Jean Mae (Funk) Pischke, age 90, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2018, in her home with her ever-present children at her side.

Jean was born in 1927 in Wolcottville IN, a rural farm community. She was one of 10 children and attended grammar school in a one-room school house. Both the school and the family’s Methodist church were within walking distance from the farm. Her sisters were her best friends and her older brothers’ teasing helped establish her terrific sense of humor. She was especially close to her identical twin sister, Joan and together they attended nursing school in Chicago where they enjoyed confusing their teachers, boyfriends and patients with their similar good looks.
Soon after finishing nursing school, Jean met her husband Bill. They married in 1953 and raised 4 children in Lombard, IL. They were married 23 years until Jean suddenly became a widow. Through this difficult time, her inner strength and resiliency shone through as she became a single parent and went back to work as a registered nurse on the evening shift in Labor & Delivery and post-partum units. She remained in her beloved Lombard home for 61 years.

Jean loved the outdoors, warm weather, cool breezes through open screens, changing seasons, and gardening. She and her son would choose the right plants to be sure the cardinals, hummingbirds, butterflies and bees felt welcomed in her yard. All her children became gardeners. Decades prior to the environment-friendly movement, Jean was the original recycler, and made sure her kids wasted nothing and repurposed everything. She also loved Chicago sports and spent many days and nights watching Cubs, Black Hawks, Bulls and Bears games together.
Her family was the most important thing to her and she drew her strength and determination from them. Being with family, a few dear friends, gardening and walking through public gardens are what she enjoyed most in life. She loved watching her children, grandchildren and plants grow. She was a very humble, intelligent, quiet, understated person and left us all with an important legacy -one where love, honesty, education and hard work determine your character and moral compass.

Being a loving mother and grandmother capped a long, well-lived life. Her mind was incredibly sharp as she led an independent, dignified, yet simple life. Her enthusiasm for life, love of nature, and deep love for her children, grandchildren, extended family, and friends will be missed by all who knew her.

Jean is survived by her 4 children: Katherine (David Winn), Steven, Karen (Michael Chamness) and Lisa Schurr; her 2 beloved grandchildren, Jessica Winn and Tyler Schurr; her sister LaDonna (Charles) Whetzel, special niece/goddaughter Cindy D’Antonio and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Pischke, her parents Pearl (Kitchen) & Roscoe Funk; and her siblings Genevieve (Albert) Totte; Escoe (Vina) Funk; Vivian (Warren) Rowe; Stanley (Evelyn) Funk; Paul Funk; Walton (Alice) Funk; her twin Joan (Michael) D’Antonio, and Betty (Ed) Kolpak.

A wake and celebration of Jean’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 14, from 10:00am-1:00pm. The memorial service is from 1:00-2:00pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Jean’s memory to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF); mailing address: P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515; or to the St. Joseph Lakota (Sioux) Indian School; mailing address: P.O. Box 100, Chamberlain, SD 57325-0100.

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Pauline Boduch (nee Salemi), age 87, of Glen Ellyn

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

boduchPauline Boduch (nee Salemi), age 87, of Glen Ellyn, passed away on August 9, 2018. Beloved wife of Thaddeus “Ted” and mother of Cheryl Ann Curtis, Michael T. (Kazuko) and Stephen D. (Leslie).

She was born in Chicago to Liborio and Anna Salemi.  She and her husband, Ted, were married for 58 years. They enjoyed many of those years dancing at many Chicagoland ballrooms which included Willowbrook and Glen Dora as well as Cantigny and College of DuPage Concerts.

Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2-7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Prayers Monday 9:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home to Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL.

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