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Brust Funeral Home » Blog Archive » Elaine Johanna Waas, nee Drescher, age 85, of Lombard

Elaine Johanna Waas, nee Drescher, age 85, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on April 30th, 2012

ELAINE JOHANNA WAAS, nee Drescher, age 85, of Lombard, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, April 29 at her home after a battle with Bladder Cancer.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 1 from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 2 with prayers at 9 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Christ The King Church for 9:30 AM Mass.
Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Mrs. Waas is survived by four sons, Michael (Jan), Paul, Peter (Laura), and Chris (Mary Lu); 13 grandchildren, Steve, Zachary, Jacob, Alex, Bridget, Adam, Jack, Matt, Emily, Caroline, Daniel, Alanna, and David; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Waas is preceded in death by her husband, Chester; her parents, brother and sister.

Mrs. Waas and her husband, Chester moved to Lombard 60 years ago when all the streets in the neighborhood were unpaved. Fields stretched all the way to Main Street. The home they purchased was unfinished. As neighbors moved into the area, they would enjoy campfires and games of badminton in the backyard. They raised their four sons and Chester passed away in 1978. Elaine would stay active volunteering at the annual Christ The King Rummage sale. She enjoyed travelling the country with her niece, Mary Ann.

Memorials to Amvets at or AMVETS National Service Foundation, 4647 Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, MD 20706 would be appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Info 1-888-629-0094 or


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