BERNARD D. OYER, age 78, of Melrose Park,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on January 27th, 2011

BERNARD D. OYER, age 78, of Melrose Park, since 1963, died January 26 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 30 from 4 to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, January 31 with Mr. Oyer Lying-In-State from 10:00 AM until time of Service at 11:00 AM at Lombard Mennonite Church, 528 East Madison, Lombard.

Interment will be Graveside at Elm Lawn Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

Mr. Oyer is survived by his wife, Jean, nee Benson; his son, Clifford (Lois) of Goshen, Indiana; his daughter, Carolyn (Bill) Russell of Elmhurst; two (2) grandchildren, Dirk Oyer of Goshen, Indiana, and Eric Russell of Elmhurst; four brothers and sisters, Romeyn Dyer of Normal, Illinois, Laverne (Pat) of Pontiac, Clarence H. “Mannie” (Jeanne), Jr. of Heyworth, Illinois, and Joyce (Bob) Frey of Archbold Ohio.

Mr. Oyer is preceded in death by his brother, Richard, and sister in law Marilyn and his parents Clarence and Alma Egle Oyer.

Mr. Oyer was a resident of Melrose Park since 1963 and was formerly of Chicago.  He grew up in rural Livingston County and was a 1951 graduate of Cornell High School.  Mr. Oyer married Jean Benson on November 28, 1959.  Mr. Oyer was a retired Electrician from Local #134.  He was a member of the Lombard Mennonite Church.  Mr. Oyer was a member of Wildfire Harley Owners Group (HOG) Club.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials to the Mennonite Central Committee c/o Lombard Mennonite Church, 528 East Madison, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

Arrangements Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. More info. 630-888-0094 or


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Earl & Cheryl Cecil says:

    Jeanie & family,

    We send our prayers and thoughts your way at this time of greif. May the Lord Jesus comfort you with His peace and presence.
    Earl & Cheryl

  2. Jean and Family says:

    Can only imagine what a shock this has been to everyone. Our prayers are with all of you.
    May you soon be able to look back and think or all the years of good times and wonderful memories you made together with a smile on your face.
    Susan & Ken Poteete
    Sally Fortney

  3. Mel and Glenna Rocke says:

    Jean and family,
    We want to express our sympathy to you and your family at the home going of Bernard. We are praying that God will give you strength during this time. May the Lord strenghten you all.
    Mel and Glenna Rocke

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