Arlene B. Sterbis nee Francus, age 78, of Johnsburg, formerly of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 10th, 2017

SterbisArlene B. Sterbis nee Francus, age 78, of Johnsburg, formerly of Lombard, passed away July 9, 2017.

Visitation Thursday, July 13th from 9 AM until time of service at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Interment will be private at Mt. Emblem Cemetery.

Arlene is survived by her beloved husband, Charles F.; her loving children, Charles V. (Theresa), Anthony C. (Stefanie), Thomas A. (Dawn) and Christina E. (Gregg) Archer; her cherished grandchildren, Robert C. Harnack, Alexander J. Harnack, Allison C., Matthew A. and Alexa N. Archer; and her dear brother, Victor (Kathy) Francus; many nieces and nephews.

Arlene was raised in Calumet City. She was a resident of Lombard for 36 years. Arlene was a former Peace Corp volunteer. She was also a registered nurse. Arlene was a 20 year cancer survivor. She was an active quilter and had a great eye for jewelry. Arlene loved her Papillon dog, Onree.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Gregg Archer says:

    Arlene was my dear mother-in-law. My life is forever changed for having known her. She was truly one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. She was always concerned for other people’s happiness over her own. Her gentle, warm friendliness won friends everywhere she went. Chris and I often said, “Everyone loves Mommy,” and it is so true. I’m heartbroken that she had to leave us so soon after they had just moved into our house, but at least we got to spend a lot of time together over the last couple of months before, during, and after the move. I will cherish those memories and many othes forever. I love you dearly, Arlene. Rest in peace.

  2. Erin says:

    Arlene you were a wonderful woman.. You were a 2nd mom to me in my grade school and high school years. You will always be in my heart.. God bless you and spread your wings proudly.. You earned them..

    Love always

    ErIn Braeback and Family

  3. Christina Archer says:

    My mom was one of those people who could talk to anyone and make friends anywhere. She was filled with love and laughter and was my inspiration. My children and I have been blessed with so many years of her gentle guidance and support. She will be missed every day.

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