June, 2019

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Eileen Bielawa, age 83, of Lombard

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Eileen Bielawa of Lombard, IL passed away on June 13, 2019.

Eileen was the beloved wife of Raymond Bielawa, who preceded her in death. Mother of Timothy (Resie) and Michael (Elizabeth). Grandmother of Timothy (Britney), Samantha, Sean, Colin and Kyle. Great Grandmother of Liam.

Visitation will be held on Thursday June 20, 2019 from 4-7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral Services Friday, June 21, 9:30 AM Prayers at Brust Funeral Home to Christ the King for 10 AM Mass. Interment Queen of Heaven.

Info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

Sally B. Miller nee Robson, age 77, of St. Charles

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Sally B. Miller nee Robson, age 77, of St. Charles, formerly of Lombard, died June 12 at The Grove of St. Charles.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 18, with a Visitation from 10 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 12 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment private.

Sally was the beloved wife of the late David A.; dear mother of Laura (Michael) Miller of Midlothian and Linda (Dan) Nelson of St. Charles; loving Grandmother of Michael Coughlin of Texas, Elizabeth Coughlin of Texas, Zachary Nelson of St. Charles, Haley Nelson of St. Charles, Joshua Nelson of St. Charles and Tyler Nelson of St. Charles; Great-Grandma of Bella; dear sister of Vernie Langley of Oregon, Kathy (Roger) Button of New York; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and other relatives.

Sally was preceded in death by her husband, David A., a sister, Alice Ingram and a brother, Jim Robson.

Sally was a Lombard resident from 1962 – 1997, when she moved to St. Charles.  She loved art and John Denver.  She adored her grandchildren.

Memorials in memory of Sally are requested to American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL  60181.

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

Richard A. Sharp, age 59, of Lombard

Monday, June 10th, 2019

SharpRichard “Rich” A. Sharp, age 59, of Lombard, passed away June 6, 2019.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 13th from 3 – 9 PM with a Funeral Service at 4 PM (Thursday) at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment will be private.

Rich is survived by his beloved wife, Tina, and his son, Chris.

Rich was born in Fayettteville, TN, to Leslie “Bud” and Grace Sharp and grew up on the North side of Chicago.  He had 8 siblings, Jim, Roy, Mickey, Linda, Kathy, Joy, Michael and Florence.

Rich met his wife, Tina, at a bowling alley where she was subbing for a friend.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served in leadership roles for all activities his son, Chris, participated in.  He always took an active role with youth of whatever church he was attending.

Rich had worked at Dreisilker Electric Motors for over 30 years.

Rich loved Woodhaven Lakes and always was involved in making it the best place it could be by serving with Chapel in the Woods, Public Safety Board of Review and Section Rep.  He recently had served as the Missions Leader for Harvard Church, and especially had a heart for serving during warming day. Rich firmly believed in serving others as Jesus would have done.

In lieu of flowers, Rich would have preferred to have donations made to Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church, Attn:  Youth Ministries, 206 W. St. Charles Rd., Villa Park, IL  60181.

For more information 888-629-0094.

James A. Stehle, age 75, of Lombard

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

StehleJames A. Stehle, age 75, of Lombard, died June 3, 2019, at Central DuPage Hospital.

James was the loving husband of 55 years of Karen E. nee Kuehn; loving father of the late Tim (Denise) of Villa Park and the late Jeffrey (Michelle) of Naperville; dear grandfather of T.J. of Villa Park, Crystal of Villa Park, Jeffrey “J.J.” and Jeremy; great-grandfather of Mariah; fond uncle of Jim Stehle of Arizona and Lori (Rick) Kahoun of Arizona; great-uncle of many.

James was preceded in death by 2 brothers.

James had been a Lombard resident for 48 years.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Church.  He was retired from the General Motors Train Division in Hodgkins, Illinois, where he worked as an Electrical Inspector.

James was active in Lombard Cruise Nights with his ’70 Chevelle.

Funeral Services Saturday 9 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard, for 9:30 AM Mass.  Visitation Friday from 4-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society 1801 S. Meyers Road, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, 60181, would be appreciated.

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

Loretta Ruth (Moser) Tanis, 83, of Lombard

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Loretta Ruth (Moser) Tanis, 83, of Lombard, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in hospice care at Lexington Senior Residence. She was born in Bluffton, Indiana, and later grew up in Fort Wayne, where she graduated from Central High School. Loretta moved to Chicago to study at the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving her BFA in 1956.

Surviving are her children, Mark and Joan, both of California; three grandchildren; and siblings, Mary Lou Hutter and Janet Keith. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Tanis; and siblings, Ronald, Donald and Joe Moser.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in June at First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main Street, Lombard Ill., Saturday, June 8 at 11:30AM.

Patricia Farmer Leahy, age 69, of Lombard

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

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Patricia Farmer Leahy passed away peacefully at her home on May 31, 2019.  A  loving wife, mother and grandmother, she is survived by her husband, Robert, their children Barrett (Kelly) Leahy and Susan (Don) Turner and grandchildren Carly Leahy, Kate Leahy, Grace Turner, Dillon Leahy, Caroline Turner, and Madeline Turner.  She is also survived by her sister Kathleen (Bob) Cieslak and many nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 5, from 4-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 6, with 9:30 AM Prayers at Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass.  Interment private.

Born in Chicago on June 2, 1949 to Garrett and Edna (Nichols) Farmer, Patti immediately earned the nickname of “Buttons” that was taken up by friends and classmates at Saint Lukes School and Trinity High School in River Forest.  These childhood friendships remained strong throughout her life.

In her youth she enjoyed performing in ice skating competitions and fishing with her father while on family vacations in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Patti and Bob met at a school dance and later became high school sweethearts.  They were married in 1968.  Living in Oak Park, working and finishing college their family began to grow first with their son, Barry, and later daughter, Susan.

Patti received her teaching degree from Rosary College in 1976 and began her career in the social studies department of Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in Westchester.

In 1989 she joined the staff at Hinsdale South High School and soon became involved with the Model United Nations Program.  After expanding its scope she soon led the program to compete with high schools across the United States.

A former student enlisted Patti’s expertise in the creation of his organization that facilitates Model United Nations conferences.  His group honored Patti as the first recipient of the teacher dedication award which will be presented annually as the Patricia Leahy award.

Although Patti retired in 2013 she continued a very active lifestyle which included substitute teaching, golfing, traveling and time with family and friends.

Patti was diagnosed with brain cancer in November of 2017.  After an 18 month battle with the disease Patti passed away two days before her 70th birthday.  Many of her birthday cards were addressed, “My Dearest Buttons”.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Trinity High School or https://www.gofundme.com/patricia-leahy-fellowship

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