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Louise Turner Barnes, 96, of Lombard

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Louise Turner Barnes, 96, a resident of Lombard, Ill., since 1957, died peacefully on May 11, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Elmhurst.

A proud native of Virginia, she was born in Painter, Va., on March 1, 1924, to Joshua and Genevieve (Ott) Turner. She was a 1944 graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

On January 19, 1946, she married James A. Barnes, a naval officer whom she had met when she was a college student and he was stationed at Camp Peary, near Williamsburg, before his deployment to the Pacific during World War II. They were happily married for more than 48 years until his death in 1994.

She is survived by her four children: Elizabeth Morse (Phil) of Los Alamitos, Calif.; James A. Barnes Jr. (Juli), of Leesburg, Va.; Martha Akre (David), of Elmhurst, Ill.; and Carroll Barnes (Ted Isenberg), of Minneapolis, Minn.; and five grandchildren: Maddy Barnes, Katie Socienski, Will Barnes, David Akre Jr., and Elizabeth Akre. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Turner and Carroll Kurtz.

Louise was active in several organizations, including Friends of the Helen M. Plum Memorial Library, Lombard Garden Club, American Association of University Women and P.E.O., and she was a longtime member of Community Presbyterian Church in Lombard. She was a lover of nature and enjoyed reading, traveling with her family, discussing politics, listening to music, caring for her cocker spaniels and playing bridge with her friends. Most of all, she lovingly embraced her role as a wife, mother and grandmother.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there will not be a funeral service. Burial at Chapel Hill Gardens West, in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., will be private.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard,  Call 888-629-0094 for information.


Where Seagulls Soar

If you walk on the beach on a summer’s day
Where seagulls fly beyond the bay,
The waves will wash your steps away
As they did mine on a summer’s day.

When winds of autumn sweep the sky
You may see a dog go frisking by
And play with a stick to catch your eye.
Will you smile at him as you pass by?

When winter comes the snow is deep
But it shines and sparkles at your feet
And a red bird sings a note so sweet.
He sings of spring when snow is deep.

The sun will shine through springtime rains
And only a trace of snow remains
Where a yellow flower will bloom again.
It blooms for you in the misty rain.

You still can see the rising sun
And a quiet sunset when day is done
Or the evening star when night has begun.
Oh, see for me the setting sun.

— Louise Turner Barnes

Charles Pansino, 58, of Bartlett, formerly of Hillside

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Charles S. “Chuck” Pansino, 58, of Bartlett, formerly of Hillside, died on Thursday, May 7th, 2020 from a 20 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

A Memorial Mass will take place at a later date.

Chuck is the beloved husband of Diane A. nee Haarth for 33 years; cherished father of Charles “Charley” and Nicholas “Nick; dearest brother of John (Marie) and the late Frank (Lori); and loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Chuck was a loving son of and  preceded in death by his parents Charles “Charley”  a war Veteran and Rose nee Gibellina.

A man of many words, he always had something to say to enlighten a conversation. He was the life of every party and always made sure everyone had a great time.  All the laughs from stories he would tell with effortless delivery. He was an all-around funny, loving, emotional man with an invigorating smile that brought joy to anyone around him.

He loved to travel with his family, and experience the outdoors. Camping, hiking, grilling, picnics, sports, going to the beach, and occasionally lighting up a fat cigar. He absolutely loved food, and made sure everybody ate everything on their plate and if they didn’t, he would!

Chuck was an active listener of many artists that inspired his two boys to become musicians. Music was a big part of his life that bonded him with close friends and family.

He was genuinely interested in people’s lives, and cared for their well-being. His big smiles will always be remembered, and his dedication to his wife, his children, and his entire family will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Chuck’s name to: or Myelin Repair Foundation 20111 Edinburgh Drive Saratoga, CA 95070

Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard.

For more information 888-629-0094.

Michael E. Vincent, age 55, of South Elgin, formerly of Lombard

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Michael E. Vincent, age 55, of South Elgin, formerly of Lombard, passed away May 5, 2020.

All Services are private. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

Michael was the beloved son of John T. “Jack” and the late Jane B. nee Wissing; loving brother of Susan Ingram, Steven (Terra) and Molly (Sean) Troy; dear uncle of Stephanie, Thomas, Jackson and Cole.

Mike was always fun-loving, hard-working and quick with a joke.  He often said his “life is like a box of chocolates”, quoting one of his favorite movies.  He will be dearly missed.

Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.

For more info 888-629-0094.

Rosemary Wiggins, age 90, of Hanover Park, formerly of Lombard

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Rosemary was born on October,4, 1929 and passed away peacefully on May 2, 2020.

All Services will be private.

Rosemary is survived by her loving children, Jeff (Sue) Wiggins, Dawn (Kevin) Smith and Judy (Jeff) Mitchell; her cherished grandchildren, Ashley (Chris) Freer, Eric (Emily) Smith and Randy Wiggins; her loving great-grandchildren, Alyssa Freer, Madison Freer, and Hunter King; and her dear siblings, Elmer (Carol) Klean and Dolores Gilbride.

Rosemary is preceded in death by husband, Gordon L. Wiggins; her parents, Elmer and Nora Klean and her sister, Jean Knodell.

Rosemary attended Proviso East High school where she was a Drum Majorette and Baton Twirler. She grew up in Forest Park and got married in 1952. A few years later they had a home built in Lombard, which she remained and raised her family in for over 50 years.

After the death of her husband, she decided to move out to be by her daughter and her family in Hanover Park.

Rosemary was all about her family. From baton practices for her daughters, to baseball and hockey games for her son, then traveling with the Drum and Bugle Corps for many years with her daughters. She loved attending her grandsons football games, and granddaughter and great-granddaughters dance recitals.

Rosemary was a true homemaker and loved being home to raise her children. After her children were grown, she worked some part time jobs in offices.

She loved to travel with her husband, family, and friends on cruises. She also enjoyed taking trips to Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona and California and Florida to visit family.

Rosemary’s life was built around her family. She was always waiting for the never ending next major life event to happen… Grandchildren’s’ Graduations and Weddings and Great-Grandchildren to be born. Thankfully, she was able to achieve all of her next event dreams.

She was active at the Wayne County Senior Center. Rosemary enjoyed playing cards, taking road trips, going to holiday parties and making new friends.

She will truly be missed. Her memory will last in all our hearts forever. Heaven did receive a REAL ANGEL.

In lieu of flowers donations to Guardsman Drum and Bugle Corp Alumni Association in care of Laura Fanning 11808 Hubbe Court, Huntley Illinois 60142 appreciated.

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

Margaret J. (Peg) Bogosh nee Meyer, age 84, of Glen Ellyn

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Margaret J. (Peg) Bogosh nee Meyer, age 84, died April 28, 2020 at Brookdale Senior Living in Glen Ellyn.

Peg was the loving mother of Deb (Jim) Tauber of Lombard and Curtiss (Nancy) Bogosh of Lake Villa; beloved grandmother of Christie (Brandon) Parsons of Michigan City, IN, Stephanie (Brent) Benfield of Berrien Springs, MI, Michael Tauber of Lombard, Patrick (Jackie) Tauber of Gurnee and Frank Lucchetti of Arizona; great-grandmother of Keira Davidson, Kiley Davidson, Bear Tauber and Kevin Benfield; dear sister of Ann (the late Richard) Maher of Chicago and the late Patricia and (the late Daniel) Genatempo; and fond aunt of six.

Peg had been a resident of Glen Ellyn for four years. She formerly lived in Lombard for 10 years, Bensenville and St. Petersburg, FL.  Peg grew up in Chicago.  She was a 1953 graduate from Alvernia Catholic High School in Chicago and Wright Junior College.

Peg worked as a Reservation Agent for TWA, Eastern Airlines and Continental Airlines.  She enjoyed her family, golfing, boating, travel and was a lifelong Cubs fan and dog lover.

A Family Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 8, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street in Lombard at 1200CST. Due to the state regulations the family will be adhering to the social distancing guidelines. If you are interested in virtually attending the Funeral please send an email request to Deb at and we will forward the Zoom meeting information for you to you to virtually join us. When we are able to celebrate in Church, there will be a celebration of life service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Margaret are requested to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research