Ursula Sheehan, nee Hofheinz, 78, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 26th, 2016

ursula_sheehanUrsula Sheehan, nee Hofheinz, 78, of Lombard, passed away May 24, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was lovingly cared for by her two daughters, sisters-in-law and other family members, as well as close friends.

Born in southwest Germany, Ursula emigrated from the small town of Guglingen to Chicago in the late 1960s where she worked as a travel agent, and later as a bookkeeper and receptionist. She was a resident of Lombard for over 40 years. Ursula worked as a secretary for M.J. Vanderbroucke Accounting firm in Lombard. She was an avid world traveler, active participant in the German cultural community, and an adventurous cook.

Ursula is survived by her loving daughters, Heidi of Lake Tahoe, NV, and Martina of Chicago; her granddaughter, Sofia; sisters-in-law, Catherine “Kay” Hession and Patricia “Puddy” (Joe) Glynn; and many nieces and nephews.

Ursula is preceded in death by her husband Michael and mother Marta.

Funeral Service Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 11 AM with visitation 9-11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.  Info 888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014; 1-800-708-7644 or www.michaeljfox.org.


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