LOIS E. KRETZ, age 91, of Lombard 57 years

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 23rd, 2016


LOIS E. KRETZ, nee Belluomini, passed away February 18, 2016 at Trinity Community of Beavercreek, Ohio where she resided. She was lovingly called “Sis” by her family.

Lois was born in Chicago on December 1, 1924 to Edward and Della, nee Hagar, Belluomini. She married the love of her life, Robert I. Kretz, on September 21, 1946. He preceded her in death on December 18, 1981. They were married 35 wonderful years. She was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard, Illinois. Before raising a family, she worked as a bookkeeper in Chicago. In her younger years, Lois volunteered at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst, Illinois, and was active with her children in Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. In later years, she enjoyed bridge groups and entertaining in her home and around her pool.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Della Belluomini; her husband, Robert I Kretz; her daughter, Barbara J. Chap; and her brother, Edward Belluomini.
She is survived by her son, Robert R. (Peggy) Kretz of Kettering, Ohio; her son-in-law, Terry Chap of Alpharetta, Georgia; five (5) loving grandchildren, Jill Vrchota of North Aurora, Illinois, Bob Kretz of Russiaville, Indiana, Scott Kretz of Southaven, MS, Shane Kretz of Greentown, IN, and Trevor Kretz of Wilmore, Kentucky; 12 great grandchildren; and 1 brother, Ray (Joan) Bell of River Forest, Illinois.

A Visitation will be held for Lois at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard from 10 AM on Friday, February 26, 2016 until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 AM. She will be laid to rest at Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Miami Valley Women’s Center, 2345 West Stroop Road, Kettering, Ohio 45439.


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