October, 2020

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Robert “Bob” Havemann, age 90, of Lombard

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Robert “Bob” Havemann, age 90, of Lombard, passed away peacefully Friday, October 16, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Esther Havemann; loving father of Patricia (Jan) Noble, Juli Enzinger, Thomas J. (Tina Rutschman) Havemann, Lori (Brian) Meyers and the late Michael (Cindy) Havemann; cherished grandfather of Nathan, Matthew and Christopher Noble, Jordan Enzinger, Charlotte, Elizabeth and Anthony Havemann, Andrew Havemann and Joshua Rauch; proud great grandfather of 11; caring brother of Joan Midget, Richard, the late John and the late Bill Havemann.

Interment will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:30 AM, located at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Winfield, IL.

Loretta C.  Wermes nee Crimmin, age 78, of Shorewood, formerly of Woodridge

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Loretta C.  Wermes nee Crimmin, age 78, of Shorewood, formerly of Woodridge,  passed away October 16, 2020.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 20th from 3 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, October 21st at 10 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, 600 Brook Forest Ave, Shorewood, IL 60404. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Loretta was the beloved wife of the late Robert E.; loving mother of Richard (Lori), Kathryn, Laura (Carey) Harrold and Barbara (Robert) Brauer; adoring grandmother of Cassidy (Jenna), Connor, Cole, Scott, Jason, Quinn, and Faith; cherished great-grandmother of Daxton and Tucker; dear sister of Frances (the late Francis)  Lyne, the late Sr. Mary Crimmin BVM, the late Patrick Crimmin, and Marcella (the late Louis) Morgan; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Loretta served as a Eucharistic Minister, a member of CCW, and a Boy Scout leader. She was an avid puzzler and card player.

Loretta enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Please omit flowers. Memorials to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Dr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60601, or Masses, are appreciated.

For more information 888-629-0094.

Bonnie Lou Hill nee Hanson, age 87, of Lombard

Friday, October 16th, 2020

On Sunday October 11th, 2020, Bonnie Lou (Hanson) Hill, loving sister, mother, grandmother, and aunt, passed away at the age of 87.  Bonnie was born on November 14th, 1932 to Sherman James Hanson and Marville Lillian (Fruland) Hanson, in a farmhouse in rural LaSalle County.  She was raised in Sandwich, Illinois, the third of four siblings, with her three brothers – Lawrence “Slim”, Verdell “Ace”, and Sherwood “Bud” Hanson.  She graduated from Sandwich High School in 1950 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1954 at Northern Illinois State Teachers College (now Northern Illinois University). She then began her lifelong career as an educator.

Bonnie had a forty-year career as a kindergarten teacher and was well-known for her love of children and passion for education.  She taught in Sandwich, Villa Park, and Lombard, primarily at Washington and Westmore schools.  By the time she retired in 1994, she had the joy of teaching many generations of children who often would greet her on the street and recall fond memories of their early years of learning.

On June 25th, 1960, Bonnie married Royal Murry Hill.  They have four children – Anne, Kevin, Kent, and Mark.  Bonnie played an active and supportive role in their childhood, coordinating with siblings on regular events with their large families including the monthly Hill family parties and regular trips to Sandwich to visit with the Hansons.  She was an engaged mother and later a doting grandmother to her five grandchildren.  She also maintained strong relationships with her extended family and enjoyed annual trips to the Sandwich Fair where she seemed to know almost everyone.

Warm-hearted, full of love, and good humor, Bonnie lived heart and soul for her family.  She was a central hub of communication and stayed actively in contact with her extended family and friends including their children and even grandchildren all over the country.  She loved to spend time with her grandchildren playing games, reading, and making projects.  Along with her dear friend Pat Adler, the “grammas on the fly” made many semi-annual trips to see their grandchildren from coast to coast, visiting California, Colorado, and even Canada.

She enjoyed a rich array of interests and hobbies. She loved to play dice, garden, sew, read mysteries, draw and paint.  She was a passionate researcher of her family’s genealogy.  Her favorite holiday was Christmas and her amazing house full of Santas was known and admired far and wide. In the spring and summer, Bonnie’s favorite room was her atrium that was designed by her nephew Scott and built largely by her son Kevin with labor from Kent and Mark.

Bonnie was known for her devotion to family and friends.  She was dearly loved by her family, friends, students, colleagues, and community.  A bright light, Bonnie who will always be remembered by the many whose lives she touched.

She was preceded in death by her father Sherman Hanson, her mother Marville (Fruland) Hanson, her brothers Lawrence and Sherwood Hanson, her husband Royal Hill and her son Kevin Hill.  She is survived by her brother Verdell (and Jean) Hanson, her sisters-in-law Helen Hill, Lois Hill, Ida Hanson, and Wanda Hanson, her children Anne Yaple (and Kim Yaple), Kent Hill (and Alisa Land), Mark Hill (and Amie Caban), her grandchildren Hank, Sarah, Rebecca, Kristian and Ethan, and a large, beloved group of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She is interred at Millington/Newark Cemetery.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a celebration of Bonnie’s life will be deferred at this time.  In lieu of flowers, donations to support early education are welcome and can be made to Foundation 45 in the name of Bonnie Hill, care of Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148.

 

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Evelyn M. Mizen nee Larson, age 101, of Lombard, IL and formerly of Bellwood, IL and Princeton, IL

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Evelyn M. Mizen nee Larson, age 101, of Lombard, IL and formerly of Bellwood, IL and Princeton, IL, passed away peacefully Monday, October 12, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Steve Mizen; loving mother of Steve “Cork” (Sandy) Mizen, Meri (Bob) Bulla and Julie Mizen; cherished grandma of Cris (Marc) Moger, Tim (Celina) Bulla, Cindy (Marc) Condotti and Sarah Mizen; dear great grandma of Kailee and Kara Moger, Alexa and Brynne Bulla, Stella, Elin and Lidia Condotti; beloved daughter of the late Carl and the late Anna Larson; fond sister of the late  Bernt Larson and the late Mart Larson.

A private memorial service will be held by the family. Inurnment at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, IL.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Reminiscence of Sunrise at 2210 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 60148 attention: Christine Russel.

For more info please call 1(888) 629-0094 or visit brustfuneralhome.com

Jeanne M. Bielenda nee O’Brien, age 92, of Lombard

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Jeanne M. Bielenda nee O’Brien, age 92, of Lombard, died October 12, 2020 with her family by her side.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 16, at 9:15 AM from Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard for 10 AM Mass.  Visitation Thursday, October 15, from 3-8 PM. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton.

Jeanne was the loving wife of the late John A.; dear mother of John (Sue) of Lombard, Mary (Steve) Meell of Wheaton, Maggie (Nick) Viggiano of Wheaton, Mark of Villa Park, Carol (Rick) Saint-Blancard of Kentucky; grandmother of Kristin (Rick) Springer, John R., Amy (Flavio) Zuñiga, Liz (Joe) Duchek, Jackie (Jeff) Gullett, Steve (Lauren Sauls), Dave, Rick (Ryan), Ryan (Chelsea), and Jacob; great grandmother of 12; sister-in-law of Vic Nelson of New York; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pat and 2 brothers, Jack and Jerry.

Jeanne had been a resident of Lombard since 1958.  She and her husband owned Westmore Supply Company in Lombard, which is still run by the family.

Jeanne was a member of the CCW of Sacred Heart and was past Woman of the Year there.  She was a member of the Pastoral Care Committee at Sacred Heart and also served on the Finance Committee.

Jeanne retired in 1986 as an RN at the DuPage County Home.  She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Chicago and a graduate of St. Anne Hospital.

Jeanne was loved by her family.  She was a good “Irish” cook and loved a good party.  She enjoyed travelling.

Please omit flowers. Memorials to Sacred Heart Scholarships, 322 W. Maple St, Lombard, IL 60148, or The Patricia Nelson Nursing Resource Center, c/o Concordia College New York, 171 White Plains Rd, Bronxville NY 10708, Attn: Office of Institutional Advancement, are appreciated.

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

Edward P. Schumann, age 80, of Lombard

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Edward P. Schumann, age 80, of Lombard, died October 9, 2020, at Brookdale Senior Living.

Edward was the beloved husband of the late Karen nee Lisching; loving father of Janet (Michael) Lynch of Michigan, MaryBeth (Michael) Sullivan of Wisconsin and Robert (Laurie Capitelli) Schumann of Wheaton; fond grandfather of ten, Steven (Stephanie), Bryan, Jessica, Kevin, Daniel (Kylee), Kyle, Jared, Mandy, Brandon and Rachel; great-grandfather of David; dear brother of Sharon Schumann of Lombard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Henry H.and Florence (nee Folley) Schumann.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 16, at 9:15 AM from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard to Christ the King, 1501 S. Main St., Lombard for 10 AM Mass.  Visitation Thursday, October 15, from 4-8 PM. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Edward graduated from Austin High School in Chicago. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at the University of Illinois at Navy Pier. Ed was a resident of Lombard since 1968 and was married for 55 years.

He retired from being an architect for Meno Stone Company in Lemont. Ed was a member of Knights of Columbus, Christ the King Council # 11027.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Edward’s name may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main St, Lombard, IL 60148, are appreciated.

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

Frank J. Koykar, 77, of Glen Ellyn, IL, formerly of Lombard, IL

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Frank J. Koykar, 77, of Glen Ellyn, IL, formerly of Lombard, IL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 10th surrounded by his family.

Son of the late August and the late Dorothy M. Koykar (nee Wachewicz). Devoted husband of 52 years to Mary L. (Stallsmith), father of Leanne (Tom) Sutter, Matthew (Mary Earl), Darlene, Mark, Mary Eileen (Andrew) Pierce, Luke, Jean (Adam) Jacobson, U.S. Army Major Francis (Lisa Barrone). Brother of Joseph Koykkar. Dear cousin to Keith (Kathy) Bane and Cynthia Bane. Grandfather to 13, great-grandfather to 3, uncle to many. Predeceased by his brother, Bruce Koykar and his sister, Barbara Lynn Christen Knight.

Visitation is on Wednesday, October 14th at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St,  Lombard, from 3:00p.m.to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 3:15 p.m. Funeral Mass for the repose of Frank’s soul is on Thursday, October 15th, with 9:00 am prayers from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison St, Lombard, for  10:00 a.m Mass.  Due to the COVID-19 virus, a mask must be worn inside the funeral home and church. Interment services are private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to any of the following charities would be greatly appreciated: St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison St., Lombard, IL 60148; Children’s Diabetes Foundation, 4380 S. Syracuse St., Suite 430, Denver, CO 80237, or; AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Hospice, 2601 Navistar Drive, Building 4, Floor 1, Lisle, IL 60532.

Frank attended Sacred Heart School (Class of 1957) and received his diploma from St. Francis High School in 1961. He graduated from Loras College in 1965 and earned his law degree from John Marshall Law School in 1972. Frank practiced law for nearly 38 years and served as an arbitrator in several cases.

As an active volunteer in the Lombard community, Frank coached Lombard Little League Baseball; Was a founding member, legal representative for the Lombard Jaycees, including constructing the Halloween haunted houses and directing the 4th of July Lombard fireworks show for many years; Served on the District 44 School Board; Involved in Indian Guides and Princesses, and; Taught catechism at Sacred Heart and St. Pius X.

Frank’s civic activities were fourth to what mattered most in his life: His Roman Catholic faith, a loving marriage and providing for a strong, God-centered, fun-filled family. Memories of family vacations are cherished, especially the many years at the cabin on Towanda Lake in northern Wisconsin.

The Koykar family would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Dr. Richard Krouse and DuPage Medical Group, and to the staff at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Hinsdale Hospital and Alexian Brothers Hospice for their compassionate care and support.

For more information 888-629-0094.

Richard E. Falash, Jr., age 78, of Villa Park

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Richard E. Falash, Jr., beloved husband, father and grandfather, age 78, of Villa Park, IL passed away peacefully on October 4, 2020.  He was born September 14, 1942 in Waukegan, IL to the late Richard E. Sr. and the late Esther (nee Jennings) Falash, who preceded him in death.

Richard is survived by his 5 children, Richard (Donna) Falash of Addison, IL, Anthony Falash of Lake in the Hills, IL, Joseph Falash of Rockford, IL, Nancy (Marc) Rowe of Villa Park, IL, and Mary Ann (Robert) Del Santo of Crystal Lake, IL.  He was a loving grandfather to his 11 grandchildren, Stephanie, Madeline, Rebecca, Emily, Chloe, Joseph Jr., Marcus Jr., Karman, Catherine, Robert Jr., and Jacob; as well as 2 great-grandchildren, Cecilia and Patrick. He is also survived by a sister, Regina (William) Langer.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, the late Nancy nee Nutley; and his siblings, the late Joan(Rex) Norris and the late Mary Lou (Herbert) Alwardt; and 2 daughters-in-law, the late Samantha Falash and the late Laura Falash.

Richard proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He worked at K & R Delivery for over 30 years.  In retirement, he enjoyed all kinds of puzzles, crime and mystery shows.

Friends and family can celebrate his life at a visitation on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148.  Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 8 with Prayers at 9:45 AM at the funeral home and processing to St. Alexander’s Church, 300 S. Cornell, Villa Park, IL 60181 for 10:15 AM Mass. Interment immediately following mass at Lakewood Memorial Park, 30W730 Highway 20, Elgin, IL 60120.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made “In Memory of Richard E. Falash Jr.” to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, 1755 Edgewood Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 or at www.rizzo44.com.

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

Gail E. March nee D’Ascenzo, age 64 of Lombard

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Gail E. March nee D’Ascenzo, age 64 of Lombard, passed away October 5, 2020.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 8th from 3 -8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 9th  at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Acacia Park Cemetery.

Gail was the beloved wife of Don March; loving mother of the late Tommy March and Melissa (Tim) Dexl; cherished Gigi of Jameson, Donovan and Cillian Dexl; dear sister of Al (Sue) D’Ascenzo and the late Carol D’Ascenzo; and beloved aunt of Mark (Terri) D’Ascenzo.

Gail was a resident of Lombard for over 36 years. She was a Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher for District 202 in Plainfield for 20 years.

Gail loved her dogs and was an avid Cubs fan.

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Kevin Murry Hill, age 59, of Lombard

Monday, October 5th, 2020

On Saturday October 3rd, 2020, Kevin Murry Hill of Lombard, IL, loving and devoted son, brother and uncle passed away after a long illness.  Kevin was born on April 13th, 1961 in Sandwich, IL.  He graduated from Willowbrook High School in 1979 and worked in sales and engineering at CRW Finishing, Inc. for nearly forty years.

Kevin was passionate about music and was a talented guitarist and pianist.  He was known for his musical ability, as well as technical savvy to manage the sound, electronics, and lighting needs of bands he played in during his youth and early adulthood.  Kevin’s playing has been described as mesmerizing and he enjoyed sharing his music with his family, friends, and community.  Even in illness, he continued to encourage his nieces and nephews in their musical learning and they shared piano recordings from afar.

Kevin was an avid skier, golfer, and fisherman.  His brothers and friends recount many stories of adventures skiing in Colorado and Michigan, fishing in Wisconsin, and golfing closer to home in Illinois.  His brothers describe Kevin as the smartest person they’ve ever known – he loved a good puzzle, vigorous debate, and was always finding creative solutions to challenges.  He was a skilled craftsman – whether building a screened in porch on his parent’s house, a two-tiered deck, a precision-made gyroscope from scrap aluminum, or adding special features to his home in Lombard.  He also enjoyed gardening and intricate mechanical work of model aircraft building.  He was known for his devotion to family and friends, and always had a smile and a kind word to share for others.

Kevin grew up as part of a large and loving family and extended family. He was preceded in death by his father Royal Hill.  He is survived by his mother Bonnie Hill, his sister Anne Yaple (Kim Yaple), brothers Kent Hill (Alisa Land) and Mark Hill (Amie Caban), nephews Hank Yaple, Kristian Hill, Ethan Hill, and nieces Sarah Yaple and Rebecca Hill, his Uncle Verdell (Aunt Jean) Hanson, Aunts Lois Hill, Helen Hill, Ida Hanson, and Wanda Hanson, as well as a large cohort of cousins.

Kevin will be interred at Newark/Millington Cemetery on Friday, October 9, at 11:30 AM. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a wake celebrating Kevin’s life will be deferred at this time.  In lieu of flowers, donations in support of music education are welcome and can be sent to Mark Hill, care of Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148.

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