Edward W. Jacobsen, Jr, age 34, of Chicago, formerly of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 16th, 2014

E Jacobsen Picture Back of CardEdward W. Jacobsen, Jr, age 34, of Chicago, formerly of Lombard, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014.
Memorial Visitation will be Saturday, July 19, from 9:00 AM until time of Memorial Service at 11:00 AM at St. John Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard.
Mr. Jacobsen Jr was survived by his beloved parents, Edward and Janet Jacobsen; his devoted siblings, Jeff, Cheryl (Kirk) Vipond, Dan (Bernadette), Chris (Jayne), Allison (Kevin) Looby, Brian (Michelle), Tim (Stacie), Peter (Nicole), Matt (Kathy), Sarah (Jon) Bryan, and Kate (Matt) Bialecki; his adored nieces and nephews, Patrick, Bridget, Robert, Jim, Matt, Jake, Molly, Lukas, Ben, Sam, Bekka, Marae, Cody, Tommy, Braden, Audrey, Jack, Brett, Megan, Harper, Cameron, Josslin, Jessica, Georgia, Caden, and Drew; many cherished aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Mr. Jacobsen Jr is preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Edward and Josephine Jacobsen and John Urbanow and Dorothy Keglovitz; dear aunt, Joanne Hanson; adoring niece, Kaylin; loving nephew, Noah; and cherished cousins, Missy, Ryan and TJ.

Ed was a passionate, professional photographer and fisherman. He had an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Harrison College of Design.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Day Center of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, 740 Pasquinelli Drive, Suite 104, Westmont, IL 60559 or St. John’s Lutheran School, 220 S. Lincoln Avenue, Lombard, IL 60148.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home. For more info 1-888-629-0094.

 

Donald J White, age 89, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 15th, 2014

Donald J White was born in 1928 in Chicago’s St. Sabina parish to Eloise and Jack White. Eloise nurtured her son’s musical talent throughout the early years by escorting him and his accordion on the bus to various classes at accordion schools. When Don graduated from Calumet HS in 1942, he immediately joined the Navy and served on a submarine recovery ship and then on a mine sweeper in the South Pacific. In 1946 Don began studying at Wilson Jr College and playing professionally. After marrying Joanne Long in 1948, they went on the road for four years with a travelling band.
When they returned to Chicago, Don often worked at the WLS Barn Dance and was a member of various groups – the Hucksters, the Funatics, the Don White trio. Regular gigs included being the house band at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in the 50’s and 60’s and regular appearances at the Ivanhoe Restaurant and the Martinique. Don was also a member of the Lou Breese Orchestra which played at the Regal Theatre for Josephine Baker’s comeback tour in 1960. Entertainers such as Carol Burnett and Elton John used Don when travelling through Chicago. He was privileged to play with such local greats as Johnny Frigo, Joe Vito, and Lindy Kao.
Don also was a full-time piano tuner for the Kimball Piano Factory in Melrose Park. When the factory moved from Chicago to Indiana in 1960, Don began his own tuning company in the western suburbs. Eventually he became an independent contractor and played private parties, weddings, country clubs, and bar mitzvahs. He worked for E F MacDonald Corporation as a cruise director and also entertained at Minaki, a Canadian fishing resort. His reputation as an all-time great Chicago accordion player grew. He served as president of the Chicago Accordion Club and enjoyed active membership until recently. During this time he recorded/produced a solo album of French music and three additional sampler albums of music by various accordion artists to raise scholarship money for young accordionists.
He was a longtime member of the First Christian Church of Chicago, serving as both a deacon, elder and elder emeritus. He faithfully taught adult Sunday School and was active in church leadership. Along with his wife Joanne, he served selflessly.
In 2010 Don was honored through the Veteran’s Honor Flight and spent a day in Washington, DC being recognized for his service to his country.
His survivors include his wife Joanne, daughter Donna (John Moscinski), daughter Paula (Dennis Thompson), son Al (Pam) and son Doug (Kim). Grandfather to Chris Thompson, Jennifer Peters, Laura Chesney, Evan Kuhn, Candace White, Leslie White, Alynn White, and Nathan White. Great-grandfather of Amelia Turner, Olive Turner, Elle Turner, Isla Chesney, and Henry Peters. His family and friends miss his humor, quick wit, intellectual curiosity, music, and his example of faithfulness.
Memorial Visitation and Service will be held Saturday, July 19, with visitation from 9:30 AM to the time of Service at 11:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Interment Private.
Please omit flowers, Memorials to the First Christian Church of Chicago, Mission Fund, 3600 W 79thStreet, Chicago, Illinois 60652 would be appreciated.

 

Arthur M. Zieja, age 88, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 15th, 2014

 

Arthur M. Zieja, age 88, of Lombard, passed aziejaway July 13, 2014, in his home.

The Memorial Service will be private.

Mr. Zieja is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Ann; his daughter, Judy; three grandsons, Chris (Rachel), Nick and Mark; many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Zieja is preceded in death by his son-in-law, George.

Mr. Zieja proudly served his country in the Navy and Coast Guard.

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MARGARET M. STUMBAUGH, age 91, of Villa Park.

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 12th, 2014

StumbaughStumbaughMARGARET M. STUMBAUGH, age 91, of Villa Park.  Dear daughter of the late Frederick & Anna nee Gantert.  Loving sister of the late Dorothy, Fred (Marcella), and John (Marie).  Aunt and great aunt of many.  Visitation Wednesday 9:00 AM until time of funeral mass 10:00 AM at St. Alexander Church, 300 South Cornell, Villa Park.  Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  Donations to Alzheimer’s Foundation or St. Alexander Church appreciated. Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home Lombard.  Info  www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094

 

Winifred J. Chaban, nee Gazda, age 88, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 9th, 2014

Chaban1WINIFRED J. CHABAN, nee Gazda, age 88, of Lombard, died July 7 at Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 13 from 3 to 9 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Monday with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass.

Interment Private.

Mrs. Chaban is survived by three children, Maryellen (Lance) Miner of Hudson, New York, George M., Jr. (Terry) of Wayne, and Betty (Jim) Mahoney of Chicago; three grandchildren, Aaron (Erin) of New York, Annie Miner of New York, and Christy (Ryan) Cook of Iowa; two great-grandchildren, Lucas Cook of Iowa and Julian Miner of New York; her sister, Barbara; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Chaban is preceded in death by her husband, George M.; and two sisters, Kathleen, and Rosemary.

Mrs. Chaban was a resident of Lombard for over 60 years in the same home.  She was the former co-owner of Chaban’s Hardware Store at York and Butterfield in Elmhurst.  Mrs. Chaban was a graduate of Steinmetz High School in Chicago and had attended University of Illinois in Champaign.  She was a former member of the CCW at Sacred Heart Church.

Memorials to Sacred Heart Church, 114 South Elizabeth, Lombard, Illinois 60148 or Helen M. Plum Memorial Library, 110 West Maple, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

 

 

Fred M. Patyk, age 92, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 6th, 2014

American FlagFred M. Patyk, age 92, of Lombard, died July 5, 2014, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral service will be Thursday 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Mrs. Patyk is survived by his wife of 65 years, Estelle nee Przybla; his children, Robert of Wisconsin, Richard of Michigan, and Marie (Tony) DeCicco of New Jersey; his grandchildren, Adam, Jamie, Michael, Nicole, and Christopher; many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Patyk was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.

Mr. Patyk was a Veteran, having served in the United States Marine Corp during World War II, and was in action at the Battle of Okinawa. He graduated from IIT in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Patyk worked at Boise Cascade and then at Wrigley Company as a Senior Project Engineer. He retired in 1987.

Mr. Patyk was a member of the Villa Park VFW Post # 2801.

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Maureen E. Golden, nee Pollard, age 71, of Glen Ellyn

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 5th, 2014

GoldenMaureen E. Golden, nee Pollard, age 71, of Glen Ellyn, died July 4, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Funeral service Wednesday 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Mrs. Golden is survived by her husband, John L.; her children, Ellen (William) Mrazek of Lombard, John P. (Marianne) of St. Charles, Maureen E. (Greg) Joiner of Lombard, and Michele (Matthew) Fenske of Glen Ellyn; 15 grandchildren; two  sisters, Jacquelyn Haas of Lombard and Darlene Pollard of Bloomingdale; 17 nieces and nephews; many other relatives.

Mrs. Golden was born in Chicago. She attended Visitation Grade School, York High School and was the first graduating class of Willowbrook High School in 1960. Mrs. Golden was a devoted Nana to her grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, Masses preferred.

 

Gerald “Jerry” P. Larm, age 68, of West Chicago, formerly of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 4th, 2014

Larm cropped pictureLarm cropped pictureLarm cropped pictureLarm cropped pictureLarm cropped pictureLarm1Gerald “Jerry” P. Larm, age 68, of West Chicago, formerly of Lombard, died July 3 at Delnor Hospital.

Visitation will be Wednesday, 10 AM until time of Memorial Service at 12 Noon at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.

Mr. Larm is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol nee Burton; two daughters, Tawney (Michael) Brady of Grayslake and Katalin (John R.) Kolodick of Marion, Iowa; three grandchildren, Eliza Brady of Grayslake, Emmaline Brady of Grayslake, John G. Kolodick of Marion, Iowa; brother of Judy Bennett of Massachusetts, Jean (Charles) Natoli of Crystal Lake; many other relatives.

Mr. Larm was a Vietnam Vet who served in the Army from 1967-1969. He attended Pleasant Lane Grade School, Lombard Jr. High, and graduated from Glenbard East in 1964. In 1969, he left Lombard and in 1970 moved to West Chicago where he lived until the present. He was a member of the Illinois Swimming Association and served as an official from 1988 – 1998. He worked as an Environmental Surveyor for the DuPage Forest Preserve until he retired in 2002.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Scleroderma Foundation, 134 N. LaSalle St, # 1360, Chicago, IL 60602, appreciated.

 

Lija Angela Yu Yin Hyssong, age 16, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 4th, 2014

LijaLija Angela Yu Yin Hyssong, age 16, of Lombard, died suddenly after a brief illness, July 3 in Pennsylvania.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 11 from 2-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Lija will be lying-in-state Saturday, July 12 from 10 AM until time of funeral service 11 AM at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard.

Interment will be private.

Lija is survived by her loving parents, Phil and Angie Hyssong nee Kaesmeyer, her dear sister, Zoe and fond grandmother, Carmen H. Kaesmeyer of Arlington Heights.  She was the fond niece of nine. She also had many cousins, other relatives, and many friends.

Lija was born in Xing Yi, China, and was adopted by her loving parents on December 5, 1999.  She attended St. John’s Lutheran School, Glenn Westlake Middle School and was currently a sophomore at Glenbard East High School where she was a cheerleader.  She was active in S.O.A.R. (the Youth Group at St. John’s) and had been on several mission trips with them.  She was a member of China sisters and was a volunteer at NEDSRA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to her family for a scholarship fund in her name to be established at a later date.

 

Betty Jane Mrazek, nee Steben, age 72, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 3rd, 2014

Betty MrazekBetty Jane Mrazek, nee Steben, age 72, of Lombard, passed away on July 1st at home after a 5-month battle with cancer.

Betty is survived by her mother, Emily Steben of Lombard; three sons, Jon of Lombard, Tim (Kelly) of Aurora, and Joe (Kari) of Lake Zurich; five grandchildren: Jonny, Shelby, Monroe, Joey & Evan; two brothers: Raymond Steben (Ann) and Jim Steben; as well as nieces and nephews across the country.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, Joseph R. and her father, Raymond H. Steben.

Betty was born in Elmhurst to Raymond and Emily Steben, graduated from York High School and, in 1969, married Joseph Mrazek.  The two had been residents of Lombard since 1972.

She enjoyed cultivating her flower garden, golfing with her beloved Joe or her Tuesday Night Ladies League, cheering on the Cubs, and any activity that included life-long friend Barb (especially bird watching).  More than anything, Betty truly cherished spending time with her family and friends.

Visitation will be Monday, July 7th from 4pm to 8pm at the Brust Funeral Home in Lombard, 135 S. Main Street.  A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday at 11am, at the Brust Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Betty’s name to the National Audubon Society (audubon.org) or CNS Home Health and Hospice, 690 E North Avenue, Carol Stream, IL 60188 (www.cnshomehealth.org).