January, 2019

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Julie Dehoyos nee Ferraro, age 94, of Chicago

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

DehoyosJulie Dehoyos nee Ferraro, age 94, of Chicago, passed away January 30, 2019.

Visitation will be held Sunday, February 3rd from 2 – 5 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 4th at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Julia is survived by her loving son, Ray (Christine); her dear daughter-in-law, Maria; her cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Julia is preceded in death by her husband, Oswald and her son, Anthony.

For more information 888-629-0094.

Rachel Anne Frese nee Schultz, age 77, of Lombard

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Frese-RachelRachel Anne Frese nee Schultz, age 77, of Lombard died January 28 at her home.

Rachel was the beloved wife of Paul M for 52 years; loving mother of Elizabeth (Michael) Sawyer of Minneapolis, MN, Jonathan (Mary) of Deerfield, IL and James (Laura) of St. Paul, MN; adored grandmother of Adam Sawyer, Mikkel Sawyer, Erik Sawyer, Greta Frese, Elinor Frese, Noah Frese and Elijah Frese; sister of Ruth Treichel, Mark Schultz and Stephen Schultz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Frank and Elsie (nee Klinckerman) Schultz; 3 sisters, Mary Zimmerman, Janet Moll and Rebecca Levesque and a brother, David Schultz.

A Visitation will be held Sunday, February 3, from 1-7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 4, with Mrs. Frese Lying-In-State from 9:30 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 10:30 AM at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln St., Lombard.  Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn.

Rachel was born in Galesburg, Illinois.  She was Confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa.  She attended school in Dubuque, Hubbard and Eldora, Iowa, and graduated from Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska.

Rachel taught in Lutheran Schools in Flint, Michigan, Rock Island and Melrose Park, Illinois.  She worked as a teacher’s Aide in School Districts 44, 48 and 88 (at Willowbrook High School.)  Rachel was the organist at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Lombard, for 30 years (from 1989-2019.)  She celebrated her 30th anniversary there on January 6, 2019.

Rachel was a faithful choir member at St. John’s and Trinity Lutheran churches.  She was a FHP volunteer pianist at Lombard Place and a volunteer at Deicke Home.

Rachel was a devoted wife and a caring, loving mother.  She had a strong faith in her Lord Jesus Christ and was determined to live a life of service in spite of her 24 year battle with various cancers.

She had a broken body but not a broken spirit.

Memorials are requested to: St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln St., Lombard, IL  60148 OR The Bach Cantata Series c/o Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest, IL 60305 OR to the Oncology Department at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 – please make checks payable to the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation and note in the memo line ‘Oncology-in memory of Rachel Anne Frese’.

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

William “Billy” Gerard Griesbaum, age 58, of Villa Park, formerly of Lombard

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Griesbaum obit pictureWilliam “Billy” Gerard Griesbaum, age 58, of Villa Park, formerly of Lombard, died suddenly on January 28.

Billy was the loving brother of Linda (the late James) Ostien, Laurie (Kevin) Wallace, Lianne (Robert) Jaworski, Lisa (Steve) Davey, Michael (Maricor) and John (Pam); uncle of 14; and great-uncle of 4.

A Visitation will be held Friday, February 1, from 3-8 PM at Brust funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.   Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 2, with 11:30 AM Prayers at Brust Funeral Home to 12:15 PM Mass at St. Alexander Catholic Church.  Interment is private.

Billy had lived in Villa Park for 1 year and had formerly been a 57 year resident of Lombard.  He attended Ben Franklin Grade School, Jefferson Junior High and Willowbrook High School.

Billy made his First Communion and Confirmation at St. Alexander Catholic Church.  He enjoyed swimming and fishing.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

George Allen Raetzke, age 78, of Lombard

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

raetzkeAmerican_Flag_1_x1000It is with great sadness that the family of George Allen Raetzke announces his peaceful passing in his home after a tireless fight against cancer. George calmly returned to our Lord on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the age of 78 years.

George will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 23 years, Yvonne. George is also survived by: his daughter, Deborah Henson (Kenny), George Alan (Beth), stepdaughters Lisa Kress (Jim), Deborah (Bob Bannon) Smart, Jennifer (Ken Piton) Abanero, and Heather Mages (Jay). George will also be fondly remembered by his fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

George was preceded in death by: his father, George Albert, mother Florence nee’ Burkhardt, and two brothers, Ralph and Richard.

The sole proprietor of George A. Raetzke Accounting and Tax Service for over forty years, he was also an active member of: the Lombard Businessmen’s Association, Lombard Jaycees, Lions Club International, V.F.W. Post 5815, VietNow, American Legion, and the Illinois Association of Enrolled Agents (IAEI).

A wake for those who wish to pay their respects will be held at the Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, Illinois from 3:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday January 31, 2019. A Funeral Service in memory of George will be held on Friday, February1, 2019, lying in state from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., with services beginning at 11:00 a.m., at St. John Lutheran Church, 410 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, Illinois, with Rev. Dr. Scott A. Bruzek officiating. A private interment will follow in a family plot at Memory Gardens Cemetery In Arlington Heights.

Those who so desire may make memorial donations in lieu of flowers in memory of George to the staff who gallantly cared for him at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital (in loving memory of George Raetzke; Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital, Voluntary Service, 5000 South 5th Avenue, Hines, Illinois 60141; or https://www.hines.va.gov/giving/index.asp).

For more information 888-629-0094

David Michael Bullard, age 58, of Villa Park

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Bullard, DavidDavid Michael Bullard, age 58, of Villa Park, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 after battling stage 4 lung cancer.

David is survived by a son, Christopher Blair (Stacie) and their two children of Mechanicville, NY; 2 Step-Children, Josh and Shelby Zigman of Villa Park, IL; 3 brothers, Bart ( Darlene) Galligan of North Greenbush, NY, Gary Bullard of Troy, NY and Jerry Bullard of Caseyville, IL; 4 sisters, Jody Bullard of Watervliet, NY, Maryann (Joe) Light of Halfmoon, NY, Robin Bullard Nichols of Watervliet, NY and Michealeen (Phil) Brown of East Greenbush, NY; a “sister in law”, Pam Reese–Karuhn and her family of Villa Park, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

David was pre-deceased by the love of his life, Mary Reese of Villa Park, IL; his mother, Helen Cooncradt–Levic of Troy, NY; his father, Robert Bullard of Troy, NY; and his brother, Robert Galligan of Troy, NY.

David was born in Troy, NY, On December 23rd 1960. He graduated from Troy High School and later joined the US Army. David who was always a hard worker, often working 2 jobs at a time, was previously employed by Roxy Cleaners and Stewarts prior to becoming disabled due to MS.

David’s second love in life (next to his sweetheart Mary) was his rescue dog, Shiloh. David was a New York Giants Fans as well as enjoyed watching professional wrestling. David filled his time playing cards, online games, and he loved his Crossword scratch offs. In the summer David enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden.

A small AND private memorial service will be held in David’s honor both in NY and Chicago at a later date /time.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.

Robert (Bob) Leverence, age 85, of Addison

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

LeverenceAmerican_Flag_1_x1000Robert (Bob) Leverence passed away January 17, 2019, age 85, Korean War veteran, US Air Force 1952-1956, member of American Legion Post 187. Beloved husband and best friend of Jeanne (nee VanValkenburgh) Leverence; loving father of Jeanne (Tom) Waliczek, Dr. Robert (Catherine) Leverence and Leian Wunderlich; proud grandfather of Robert and Jennifer Leverence; brother of George Jr. (Marge), Leonard (Cathy), Thomas (Betty) and the late Richard; Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents George Sr. and Frances (nee Cebulski) Leverence.

Funeral Mass Saturday, February 9, at 11:00 AM at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 1233 W. Holtz Ave, Addison IL. Internment Monday, February 11, at 1:00 PM at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Rd., Elwood IL.

After his discharge from the Air Force, Bob held a variety of management positions. He retired from Metal Improvement Co. (Curtiss Wright) as a regional manager responsible for five facilities.

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

Lisa Domaszewicz, age 49, of Lombard

Monday, January 21st, 2019

DOMASZEWICZLisa Domaszewicz, age 49, of Lombard, died suddenly January 19, 2019, at her home.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, January 25, from 4-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment will be private.

Lisa was the beloved wife of John; mother of “Archie”; daughter of the late Thomas and Tevis (nee Ries) Teuscher; sister of Marsha (Brian) Odom; aunt of Nicholas and Kyle Odom; daughter-in-law of Geraldine (the late Mitchell); sister-in-law of Dave (Irma) and the late Steven (Stacie).

Lisa had been a Lombard resident for 28 years.  She worked as an optician in Villa Park.  She also worked with Save-A-Pet in McHenry County.  Lisa loved to travel. She was a friend to everybody.

Memorials to Save-A-Pet Inc., 31664 N. Fairfield Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030, would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

Ann Ceroni nee Ricci, age 91, of Lombard

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

CeroniAnn Ceroni nee Ricci, age 91, of Lombard, passed away January 19, 2019.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 22nd from 3- 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 23rd, with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Christ the King Church for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside.

Ann is survived by her beloved children, Patty Sass, Judy (Robert) Mahanna, and Deborah (Dale) Desmedt; her loving grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve) Malecki, Christopher (Shelly) Sass, Sean Mahanna, Kristen Mobley and Patrick (Francesca) Mahanna; her 9 cherished great-grandchildren; her dear sisters Christine Ippolito and Norma Petrogallo; and many nieces and nephews.

Ann is preceded in death by her husband, Walter; her daughter, Catherine; her two brother-in-laws, Ross Ippolito and Frank Petrogallo; and four siblings.

For more information 888-629-0094.

Dorothy S. Auler nee Stephen, age 94, of Carol Stream, formerly of Villa Park

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

AulerDorothy S. Auler nee Stephen, age 94, of Carol Stream, formerly of Villa Park, died December 30 at Central DuPage Hospital.

All services and interment private.

Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Donald H; loving mother of Susan E. (Richard) DiRenzo, Peter (Candy) and the late Stephen; cherished grandmother of Tony (Chrissy) DiRenzo and Michelle (Aaron) Sobieck; great-grandmother of Brianna and Brenten; dearest sister of Ruth (the late Darrell) Evenson, Charles (Lynda) Stephen, William (the late Marsha) Stephen and the late Donald (Yvonne) Stephen; aunt and great-aunt of many.

Dorothy had been a resident of Villa Park for 53 years and had lived at Windsor Park in Carol Stream for 9 years.  She was a member of the Earth Science Club at Northern Illinois University.  Dorothy was a quilter.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

Joanne S. Lovig, age 74, of Lombard

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Joanne S. Lovig, age 74, of Lombard, died January 8 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 12 with a Visitation from 9:30-11:00 AM at Calvary Episcopal Church, 105 W. Maple St., Lombard, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM.  Interment Private.

Joanne is survived by a cousin, Lynne Capretto, of Milwaukee, Oregon; her special lifelong friends, David Holmquist of Omaha, Nebraska, Judy Rundblad of Park Ridge, Gail Mullins of Huntley, Tammy Anderson and family of Sister Bay, Wisconsin and numerous other friends and colleagues.

Joanne was born in Oak Park to Edward C. and Susan H. (nee Helt) Lovig.  She attended Green Valley Elementary and Lombard Junior High School (both in Lombard) and graduated from Glenbard East High School as part of the first graduating class in 1962.  Joanne sang in the Glenbard East choir.

She attended and graduated with a degree in Music Education from the American Conservatory of Music.  She was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Sorority.  Joanne taught Elementary Music in the Woodridge, Illinois, schools (including Meadowview School) for 34 years.

Joanne was the President of the local Illinois Education Association for many years.  She was active in IEA at the local and state levels we well as the national Education Association.  Joanne was also active in the Illinois Retired Teacher’s Association, serving as President of the DuPage County IRTA and Board Member/Trustee of the State IRTA organization.

Joanne sang in the DuPage County Chorale and the Naperville Chorus.

Joanne was an active member of the Lombard Service League.  She also was an active member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Lombard.

Joanne enjoyed spending summers at her cottage in Sister Bay (Door County), Wisconsin, where she had spent full summers since her retirement.

She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, intellect and determination.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home.  Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.