April, 2020

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Sylvester Robert Costello 76, longtime resident of Lombard

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Sylvester Robert Costello 76, a longtime resident of Lombard, IL died April 20, 2020 from complications of COVID-19.

He was a devoted husband to Dianne Regan Costello (deceased) and a wonderful father to Gina (Matthew) Konkler, Cherise (Patrick) Slattery and Peter (Isabel) Costello. He was a loving grandfather to eight grandchildren ages 2 to 31, and one great grandson.

Sylvester, nickname “Sal” was a successful entrepreneur in the Western Suburbs his entire life. He enjoyed his family, gardening, and was an outdoor sportsman.  He will be greatly missed and always remembered.

There will be a private burial and then, when it is safe to gather, a funeral mass and celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers, please donate a meal to healthcare providers in Sal’s memory.

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

John Knowlton Schroder, age 80, of Lombard

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

John Knowlton Schroder, age 80, of Lombard, passed peacefully on April 3.  He is survived by his wife Kathy and sons John (Gabi) and Paul (Gail) , as well as many good friends.

All Services are private.

He was still serving as a member of the Lombard District 44 school board after nearly 40 years.  And, in a way, he is also survived by the district’s John K. Schroder Early Childhood Center because it reflects his longtime commitment to providing the best education and services to the youngest students.
A Vietnam veteran, he was proud to be a member of the VFW.  He also served for many years as a volunteer tax preparer for the AARP, a free tax service for the underserved community

Gifts in his name may be made to the John K. Schroder Scholarship Fund for the benefit of students at the Wellsprings Friends School, 3590 West 18th Avenue  Eugene, OR 97402.  For more information, please contact Dawn@wellspringsfriends.org/(541) 686-1223.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. For more information call 888-629-0094.

David T. Bergmann, age 85, USMC Veteran of Lombard

Friday, April 17th, 2020

David T. Bergmann, age 85, USMC Veteran of Lombard, passed away April 7, 2020.

All Services will be private.

Mr. Bergmann is survived by his beloved wife, Sheila D. nee Haider; his loving children, Rich, Debra (Bill Weichman); his dear step-children, Tawnya, Tim and Ted; and was a fond grandfather of many.

Mr. Bergmann is preceded in death by his former wife, Emily; his son, Jonathan, and his brother, Robert.

Mr. Bergmann was active with the Boy Scouts and was a former Troop Leader and Scout Master. He also enjoyed geology. He and Sheila lead many trips to the West to study geology.

For more information call 888-629-0094.

Edward J. Hartwick, age 83, a 45-year resident of Lombard

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Edward J. Hartwick, age 83, a 45-year resident of Lombard, died April 15 at Lexington Healthcare Lombard.

Private Funeral Services will be held Monday at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn. Family Gathering Sunday 3-6 PM.

Edward was the beloved husband of Mary J. nee Keller; loving father of Andrea Hartwick of Lombard and Jennifer (Steven) Finley of Lombard; fond grandfather of Josephine Finley of Lombard; many nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Edith (Charles) Murphy of Lombard; and two brothers-in-law, Clayton (Karen) Keller of Winfield and Kenneth (Joan) Keller of Hanover Park.

He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Edward was a Veteran of the US Navy. He served on the USS Ajax from 1955-1961. He had been a resident of Lombard for over 45 years. Edward worked for Sears Roebuck; after he retired from Sears, he worked at Al Piemonte Ford. He was an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Edward’s memory may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 350 E. Madison St., Lombard.

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

Dennis M. McOmber, age 85, of Lombard

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Dennis M. McOmber, age 85, of Lombard, died April 2 at Oak Brook Care Center.

A Private Family Service will be held Friday, April 17, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Interment will follow at Ridgewood Memorial Park, Des Plaines.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Dennis was the beloved husband of Judith nee Dellaria; loving father of Suzanne (Phillip) Lobdell of Lombard and Marianne (John R.) Connell of Woodridge; fond grandfather of Kevin Lobdell of Lombard, Mark Lobdell of Lombard, John Drew Connell of Woodridge, Sean J. Connell of Woodridge.

Dennis was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War Era in Europe.

Dennis had been a resident of Lombard since 1964. He was a retired Tool & Die maker.  He was a member of Crossroads Community Church in Carol Stream.

Dennis was a former member of the Chicago Bow Hunters.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.  He not only was a fisherman—he enjoyed taking care of his aquariums and fish.

Memorials in memory of Dennis may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 58517, Topeka, KS, 66675-8517.

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

Stephen G. Yourek, age 70, of McHenry

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Stephen G. Yourek, age 70, of McHenry died April 8, 2020 at his home.  Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth nee Conti; loving father of Gregory (Adrienne) of Delaware, Christine (Timothy) Birns of Elgin and Kenneth (Allison) of Lombard; fond grandfather of 6, Jianna, Delilah, Austin, JT, Ephraim and Frances; dear brother of Joseph (Arlene) of Wisconsin and Thomas of Wyanet, IL; uncle of 4, Vicky, Andy, Patty and Matt; and fond friend of Hilde.

A Graveside Service will be held Monday, April 13, at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.  A Memorial Mass is pending.

Stephen was a Veteran who served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Vietnam Era.  He was active in the Veteran’s affairs.

Stephen grew up in River Grove where he attended Holy Cross High School.  He owned Quality Car Care in Melrose Park for 30 years with his brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O Box 58517, Topeka, KS 66675 would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL.  Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

Jani Depo, age 86, of Addison

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Jani Depo, age 86, of Addison, passed away April 7, 2020.

A Private Service will be held Friday at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date.

Jani is survived by his beloved wife, Arthimi; his loving daughters, Edlira (Jani) Gjoni of Addison, Mirela (Nasi) Sumbulla of Addison, and Albana (Loe) Terpini of Albania;  and 6 cherished grandchildren.

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Roger Jenz (Papa), age 86, of Carol Stream (formerly of Lombard)

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Roger Jenz (Papa), age 86, of Carol Stream (formerly of Lombard), died on April 5th, 2020, at Belmont Village Senior Living.   He passed peacefully with his family at his side.

A private service and burial is planned at Brust Funeral Home in Lombard with burial to follow at Wheaton Cemetery.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Roger was the beloved husband of Marian nee Streufert; loving father of David (Judi) Jenz of Wheaton and Lisa (Jeff) Siblik of Elburn; fun Papa to Sophie, Nick and Michael of Wheaton and Ella and Audrey of Elburn; devoted brother to Lowell (Nancy) Jenz, Sharon (Russ) Ball and Louis Jenz; and cherished uncle, brother-in-law and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Paul Jenz; parents, Irene (Hoverson) Jenz and Louis Jenz Jr.; his mother and father-in-law, Clara (Heerwagen) and Reverend Luther Streufert; his brother Louis “Butch” Jenz, his brother-in-laws Norman Streufert and Russell Ball Sr and sister-in-law Judith Streufert.

Roger was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on February 10, 1934, and was a life long Packer fan attending his first game as a 10 year old.  During the Great Depression, his family spent two years living above his grandfather’s tavern and bowling alley in Milwaukee.  The family then moved to Cedarburg, Wisconsin, where he grew up living an idyllic childhood swimming and fishing in Cedar Creek, riding horses across the covered bridge, and hanging out at the local ice cream parlor.  During his summers, he worked with his siblings and cousins at the family dairy farm in Denmark, WI.   In Cedarburg he met many of his lifelong friends and graduated a “Bulldog” in 1952 from Cedarburg high school.

After high school, Roger attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he played on the football team.  He joined the U.S. Army in 1956 and spent much of his two years in Europe during peacetime.  After the Army he returned to college and attended the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee where he met his wife, Marian.  Roger graduated in 1962 and soon began working at the W.H. Brady Company in Milwaukee where he would work, primarily as a sales representative, for 38 years.  Early in his business career, he served as a mentor with Junior Achievement, sowing his belief in the boundless potential of young people.  He married Marian on a snowy February day in 1964.  Their son, David, would arrive in December of that year.  Roger’s job soon took him and the family to southern California, where his son Michael and daughter Lisa were born.  He was then transferred to the Chicago area where he spent the majority of his working career and raised his family, living in Lombard from 1971-2006.  The highlight of his career was being awarded the W. H. Brady Company Sales Executive of the Year in 1979.

Roger had many interests and hobbies.  He attended over 100 Packer games over the years with his fraternity brothers and family.  He placed a high priority on maintaining his relationships with family, friends and co-workers throughout his lifetime.  He took his family on many camping, backpacking, and canoe trips, and enjoyed skiing in Michigan and Colorado with his family.  Roger and Marian took a trip of a lifetime to Europe shortly after his retirement and spent many a winter in Marco Island, Florida.

During his retirement, Roger volunteered his time by working with elementary aged children in Lombard School District 44.  He also spent considerable time and effort researching his ancestry and writing his memoires.  He was an avid photographer and also painted in his later years.  He loved going to the movies, reading, taking history classes at the local college, exploring new restaurants, cooking and seeing live musicals in the city.  He enjoyed being part of the Scouts with David and Indian Princesses with Lisa.  He loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, as well as their band, choir and musical performances, and he was very proud of all his grandchildren’s accomplishments. Roger and Marian were active members of St. John’s Lutheran Church for many years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or St. John’s Lutheran Church, 215 S Lincoln St, Lombard, IL 60148 are appreciated.

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

William W. Kopp age 92 of Elmhurst WW II Navy and Korean War Army Veteran.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

William W. Kopp age 92 of Elmhurst WW II Navy and Korean War Army Veteran. Preceded by his parents Herman and Eliza nee Clausen his siblings Eleanor, Bernice, Lucille and Herman Jr. Survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. A private funeral service at Brust Funeral Home 135 S. Main St. Lombard and a private burial at Elm Lawn Cemetery. Please omit flowers, a donation my be made to a charity of your choice. Info 888-629-0094

Mary C. Thiele, age 19, suddenly, of Chicago

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Mary C. Thiele, age 19, suddenly, of Chicago.

Mary was the loving daughter of Todd (Hannah Stage) of Addison and the late Cindy Thiele of Streamwood; dear sister of Jayson of Addison; fond granddaughter of Donald W. and Clara Thiele of Harvard, IL, and David and Mary J. Brezinski of Streamwood; fond niece of Nicole (Jerry) Temen of Villa Park; many aunts and uncles; dear cousin of Chase and Wyatt.

A private family wake will be held Thursday evening at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Mary was a graduate of Streamwood High School.  She worked for Done Just Right Cleaning Service.  She was a former dog walker and helped her mom with her dog grooming service. Mary loved music and animals.

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