Henry ‘Hank’ J. Stawarski, age 87, life long resident of Bellwood

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 25th, 2014

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Henry ‘Hank’ J. Stawarski, age 87, life-long resident of Bellwood, died June 24 at his home.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 27 from 4 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 28 with prayers at 8:15 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Simeon Church, Bellwood, for 9 AM Mass.

Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Mr. Stawarski is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ann, nee Ripani; his daughter, Janet (Wayne) Smith of Arizona; two sons, Henry (Elvira) of Downers Grove, and Robert (Deborah) of Round Lake; eight grandchildren, Tony (Laura) Grosso of Arizona, Christopher (April) Grosso of Arizona, Cory of Arizona, Robert Stawarski, Jr. of Round Lake, Michael Stawarski of Schaumburg, Elise (Stephen) Ridgeway of Great Britain; Natalie Stawarski of Downers Grove, Melissa Stawarski of Aurora; two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Franco Grosso; and his sister, Rose Fisher of Bellwood.

Mr. Stawarski was born in Bellwood and had attended Proviso East High School.  He was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World War II.  Mr. Stawarski had worked for Borg Warner from 1947 to 1982.  He had worked part-time at Brust Funeral Home in Lombard for over 20 years.  He had worked at the Senne Funeral Home in Maywood in the early 1940’s.  Mr. Stawarski was active with the Retirement Group from Borg Warner.  He was a scratch golfer and had won several company tournaments at Borg Warner.  He loved to work.  Hank and Ann had celebrated 65 years of marriage.

 

 

Dorothy Jean Dotto, 88, of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 22nd, 2014

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Dorothy Jean Dotto, 88, of Lombard, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Dorothy loved good food, card games, socializing, and most of all spending time with her friends and family. She devoted her life to loved ones, and was always there for family gatherings.  She had a wonderful laugh and a smile that could light up the room.  Dorothy remained active through her life, and was still waterskiing and ice skating well into her seventies.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Robert (Kate) Dotto of Lombard, Joan (Donald) Mielke of Lombard and, Valerie (Edward) Linden of Bridgeview. Grandmother of John (Jennifer) Dotto, Sarah (Joe) Lottino, Robert (Emily) Mielke, Jennifer (Andrew) Fors, Katie (Kevin) Calabrese, Samantha and James Linden, Ingrid (Steve) Baldwin; proud great grandmother of 8.  Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Dotto.

To celebrate Dorothy’s life, a visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 3 PM to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral service will begin Wednesday at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Christ the King Church, Lombard for 10AM Mass. The burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to March of Dimes (www.marchofdimes.com) appreciated. For more information please call 1-888-629-0094.

 

Eleanore Budzinski (nee Pabst), age 84, of Bartlett

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 22nd, 2014

Eleanore_BudzinskiEleanore Budzinski (nee Pabst), age 84, of Bartlett passed away June 20, 2014.  Beloved wife of the late Raymond.  Fond daughter of the late Charles & Bertha Pabst.  Loving mother of Nancy (Bobby) Smith, Cheryl (Jeff) Muehlbauer, Sandy (Fred) Becker and the late Connie Kleczewski.  Dear grandmother of Matt, Garrett & Ryan Smith; Marissa, Alexis & Jenny Muehlbauer; and Megan, Michael & Morgan Becker.  Preceded in death by Edward (Flo) and Russell Pabst and Eugene (Lucille) Budzinski.  Sister-in-law of Lois Pabst & Dolores (and the late Jimmy) Mason.  Loving aunt of 11.  Visitation will be held at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard beginning at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 25th followed by a service at 11:30 AM.  Interment will be held at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, 17W201 Roosevelt Rd., Oak Brook Terrace with Luncheon following the burial.  Further information is available at (630) 629-0094 or www.BrustFuneralHome.com,

 

Bruce C. Hoffmann, age 55, of Glen Ellyn

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 14th, 2014

Bruce HoffmannBruce C. Hoffmann, age 55, of Glen Ellyn, passed away June 13th at his home after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  Bruce was surrounded by his loving family.

Bruce spent 39 years as a Produce Manager for Dominick’s Finer Foods.  He was a talented wood craftsman and he enjoyed rehabbing and flipping houses.  Bruce enjoyed the occasional afternoon at Arlington or his favorite casino.  He was also an excellent skier and he loved boating and being on the water.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Susan Hoffmann; his daughters, Danielle and Christy Hoffmann; 2 step-daughters, Sarah (Jacob) Wielgot  and Dana (Nicholas) Eisenach; 5 grandchildren, Victoria, Haleigh, Natalia, Emily and Aiden; his sister, Diane (Pat) Gannon and his brother, Ron Hoffmann; several nieces, great nieces and a great nephew.  Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Edith Hoffmann.

A celebration of Bruce’s life will be take place on Saturday,June 21st from 12-5 pm with a service at 3 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main St., Lombard.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CNS Home Health and Hospice; 690 E. North Avenue #100, Carol Stream, IL 60188 or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org).

Info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094

 

 

 

John T. Strand, age 57, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 14th, 2014

John StrandJohn T. Strand, 57, passed away June 12th.  He was the beloved husband of Madelyn, loving father of Jonathan (Courtney) Strand, Michael Strand, and Manuel (Tracie) Andrade; doting grandfather to Dylan, Hayden “Myrtle” Strand, Jesse, Jacob, Faith and Joshua Andrade.  He was the loving brother to Bonnie (Frank) Coconato and Carol (Tim) Knor; uncle to 14 nieces and nephews; and great uncle to 8 nieces and nephews.  He was the son of Johan T. Strand (Mary), and was preceded in death by his mother, Bobbie Ann Carlson.

He was a very loving person, always willing to help anyone in need.  He was a man’s man.  He was hardworking and took good care of his family and friends.  He will be missed by all.

A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, June 22nd, 2 pm to 7 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  Interment is private.

 

 

 

Christopher Michael Hayden, age 40, of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 13th, 2014

HaydenChristopher Michael Hayden, age 40, of Lombard, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

Born on February 11th, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, Christopher was the beloved son of William Hayden and Irene Hayden.  He was raised and educated in Lombard, Illinois.  He had a great passion for music, guitar, and the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team.   He loved spending time outdoors at his family’s cottage in Wisconsin, sitting beside a fire and looking at the stars.  He will be most remembered for his love of his family and especially his nephew Chase; he had compassion for all living creatures, both people and animals.

Survivors include his parents, his older brother Sean Hayden of Lombard, and younger sister Elizabeth Hayden of Villa Park; his nephew Chase Lichter; his loving girlfriend Jennifer Hensley of almost 20 years and her son Ryan Hensley; and many close uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends who will miss him dearly.

Visitation and will be held Sunday, June 15th, from 2-7pm at Brust Funeral Home in Lombard at 135 South Main Street.  Funeral Service Monday, 9:30am from Brust Funeral Home, to Sacred Heart Church for 10am Mass. Interment private. For more info 1-888-629-0094.

 

 

Michael David Nicholas Thompson, age 4 days, of Villa Park

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 12th, 2014

Michael David Nicholas Thompson, age 4 days, of Villa Park, died June 10, 2014 at Loyola Hospital.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 18th, from 4 PM until the time of service at 7PM at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park. Interment will be private.

Michael David Nicholas is survived by his loving parents, Michael and Rebecca nee Taylor; his sisters, Cassidy Avent and Corrina Avent; his grandparents, Michael (Nola) Thompson of Lombard,  Nancy (Dan) Rotunno-Nauertz of Villa Park, and David and Christine Taylor of Noel, Mo;  eight aunts and uncles; his great-grandmother, Victoria Rotunno of Villa Park and many other relatives.

In memory of Michael David Nicholas Thompson, Memorials to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Loyola University, 2160 S. 1st Ave. Maywood, IL. 60153

For more info 1-888-629-0094.

 

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Hageland, age 91, U S Marine Corps, WWII Veteran, of Elmhurst

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 11th, 2014

HagelandAmerican FlagLawrence “Larry” Hageland, age 91, US Marine Corps, WWII Veteran, of Elmhurst , died June 10 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 13 from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard.

Mr. Hageland will be lying-in-state Saturday from 10AM  until time of service at 11AM at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard.

Interment will be Saturday at Chapel Hill Gardens West.

Mr. Hageland is survived by his wife, Annette nee Wingard; two sons, Richard of Texas  and David (Roberta) of Elliott, IL. and a daughter, Susan (Terry) Cessna of Mokena, IL brother-in-law of Charles (Darlene) Wingard of Lombard and Betty Moody of Downers Grove; uncle of CharLes (Jacqueline) Wingard of Lombard, Janice (Patrick) Cowley of Orland Park, IL , Lorelei Bothum of N. D., Barry of Alaska,  Michael of Alaska  and Curtis Hageland of Washington and Caroline Hageland of Alaska; grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of eight.

Mr. Hageland is preceded in death by his parents, Hans and Karoline Hageland and four brothers, Oscar, Elmer, Bernard and Harding.

He served with the U. S. Marines during WW II  with the 2nd Division during the Invasion and Battle of Okinawa, Occupation of Japan and in the Pacific. He was a current resident of Elmhurst and was formerly of  Winfield, Wooddale, Elmhurst and Lombard.  He grew up in Minnesota  and graduated in 1941 from High School there. He started Tree Towns Blue Print Service now Tree Towns Reprographics Inc. in 1955. The business  is still in Elmhurst.  He was a Life Member of the DuPage Marine Corp. League in DuPage County  and also a longtime member of the Chamber of Commerce in Elmhurst. He was active and former President of Chicago Blueprint Club. He was also a member of IRGA, NCRA, CRA and REPROMAX. He was a former member of the Long Range Planning Committee at St. John’s, former Financial Secretary at St. John’s and a former member of St. John’s A Dart Team. He was a member of River Forest Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church Debt Reduction, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, appreciated.

Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard

 

Vito J. Provenzano, born August 11, 1926, of Earlville

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 11th, 2014

American FlagVito J. Provenzano, born August 11, 1926, of Earlville originally from Melrose  Park, IL. died June 4 at Rockford Memorial Hospital.  He is survived by six children, Vito (Caryn) Provenzano, Gary (Karen) Provenzano, Margaret (Dave) Hannah, Lillian (Glen) Schultz, Grace (Mike)  Zeno and Gerry (Travis) Jaco; 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; a total of five generations.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Bree. A Memorial Service will be held on June 21 at Medinah Baptist Church, 900 Foster Avenue, Medinah, IL. 60157.  For more info call Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard at 888-629-0098.

 

Marie Davenport, nee Paetsch, age 91, of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 10th, 2014

DaVENPORTMARIE DAVENPORT, nee Paetsch, age 91, of Lombard, died June 8 at Lexington Health Care, Lombard, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be Thursday, June 12 with Visitation from 10 AM until time of Service at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Mrs. Davenport is survived by her daughter, Marilynn Szecholda of Alabama; two sons, Edward A. Hummel of Alabama, and James Richard (Cheryl) Garrison of Alabama; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one on the way.

Mrs. Davenport is preceded in death by her husband, David Davenport; her son-in-law, Robert Szecholda; her daughter-in-law, Retha Hummel; and her brother, Warner Senn.

Mrs. Davenport was a resident of Lombard 40 years and was formerly of Villa Park 20 years.  She had worked for Sears, Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery and also in Real Estate.  Mrs. Davenport was a crafter and enjoyed ceramics, knitting, and stamp collecting.  She was an avid reader.