Marlene A. Koteles nee Adams, age 80, of Elmhurst,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 8th, 2016

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Marlene A. Koteles nee Adams, age 80, of Elmhurst, passed away December 6, 2016.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, January 14th from 10 AM until time of Memorial Service at 1 PM at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton Ave, Villa Park.

Mrs. Koteles is survived by her loving husband, Robert J.; her children, Kenneth (Deborah), and Sheri (Paul) Supena; her sister-in-law, Hertha Adams; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Koteles is preceded in death by seven siblings, Eugene, Roslyn, Marie, Frank, Curtis, Cecelia, and Lawrence.

Marlene was born & raised in Chicago IL. The youngest of eight children she was fondly nicknamed ‘Babe’. Marlene loved music and loved to dance. It was at a dance hall that she met her husband Bob. Bob & Marlene moved to Hillside IL to raise their family. Marlene was active with the church choir and spent many fond years as a member of Sweet Adelines. Marlene had many different careers & jobs over the years but the one she was most proud of was opening a small gourmet food store called The Fancy Pantry in Bloomingdale Old Town.  In 1990 Marlene & Bob took an early retirement and moved to a beautiful home on Lake Pineda in Hot Springs Village, AR. They built a strong community of friends and had great times boating, golfing, playing cards and enjoying the warmer weather. In the late 90’s Marlene had scoliosis surgery and the surgery triggered cognitive impairment issues. In 2002 Marlene was finally diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and they reluctantly moved back to Elmhurst IL to be close to family. On September, 23, 2016 Marlene & Bob celebrated 60 years of marriage. Marlene fought a long & difficult battle with Alzheimer’s but in the end this insidious disease won.

The residents at Elmhurst Lexington Square & the staff at Lexington Healthcare remember Marlene as a great dancer. Bob & Marlene loved to dance together & performed a mean jitterbug. They also remember Marlene by her beautiful blue eyes…

Fly home my sweet angel fly home. May your spirit be free once again. May your eyes shine brightly in heaven. May God bless you and keep you near His side. We will miss you & your loving nature more than words can express.

Please omit flowers. Donations to Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60631, are appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.

 

Thomas E. Brown, age 85, of Lombard, formerly of Chicago

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 7th, 2016

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Thomas E. Brown, age 85, of Lombard, formerly of Chicago, Korean Air Force Vet, passed away December 6, 2016.

Visitation will be held Friday from 3:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St, Lombard. Interment will be private at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Mr. Brown is survived by his loving children, Leslie (Peter) McNamara, Arthur(Patricia), Frances (William) Murphy, Angela (James) Coats, and Michel (William) Pocklington; his grandchildren, Jenny, Thomas, Angela, Megan, Paul, Jason, Maggie, Lauren, Charlotte, Jacob, Andrew, Daniel, and William; and sister-in-law, Dolores; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephew.

Mr. Brown is preceded in death by his wife, Loretta C. nee Michel; his siblings, Arthur (Agnes), Ariel, John (Catherine), David (Marguerite), Stanley (Mary) and James.

Please omit flowers. For more info 888-629-0094.

 

William N. Mackey, age 91, of Glendale Heights, formerly of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 4th, 2016

american-flagWilliam N. Mackey, age 91, of Glendale Heights, formerly of Lombard, passed away December 2, 2016.

A Graveside Service will be held Monday at 10:00 AM at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien.

Mr. Mackey is survived by his wife, Ina nee Engelsman; his daughters, Kathy Mackey and Laura Lorusso; his son, William; his grandchildren, Jenny (Mario) and Scottie; and his great-grandchildren, Dominick and Marissa.

Mr. Mackey is preceded in death by two sons, Larry and Dick.

Mr. Mackey was a resident of Lombard for over 75 years. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, Atlantic and Pacific, having served on the USS Winooski as an Electrician’s Mate. Mr. Mackey was a longtime volunteer for the Lombard Fire Department. He worked as an electrician until his retirement.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice is appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.

 

Samir Aziz Rizkallah, age 74, of Morton Grove

Written by Brust Funeral Home on November 30th, 2016

Samir Aziz Rizkallah, age 74, of Morton Grove, passed November 29th surrounded by his most loved ones.

Beloved husband to Mona, loving father of Gerard (Lona) of Glenview, and Nancy (Sam) Ibrahim of Oak Park. Grandfather of Liam Rizkallah and of Gaberiel and Jude Ibrahim . Dear brother of Maurice Rizkallah of Lebanon, Saoud Saad of Lebanon and Siham Feghali of Lebanon. Many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Rizkallah emigrated to the United States, Chicago, IL, at the age of 26 and never looked back. He worked hard as a Tailor, and returned to Lebanon to marry his sweetheart Mona.  He brought her back and together they started their own business and had two wonderful children.  His children, and later his grandchildren, were his greatest achievement and his pride and joy.  His word was as good as gold, and his heart had room for everyone.  He has touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by us all.

Visitation will be held Thursday, December 1 from 5 to 7:30 PM with Mass to follow at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 950 N Grace St, Lombard IL.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home.

For more info 888-629-0094.

 

Bernice E. Zielske nee Birr, age 92, life-long resident of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on November 30th, 2016

zielskeBernice E. Zielske nee Birr, age 92, life-long resident of Lombard, passed away November 29, 2016.

Visitation will be Sunday from 3- 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be Monday at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace.

Mrs. Zielske is survived by her loving daughter, Kimberly Zielske; her granddaughters, Jamie (Jeremiah) Krystofiak of Lombard and Julie (Alex) Smith of Westmont; her great grandsons, Caden and Ryan; her son-in-law, James McCloud; and many other nieces, nephews and relatives.

Mrs. Zielske is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur H., her daughter, Beverly McCloud; and her sisters, Nora Strobel and Evelyn Miller.

Mrs. Zielske was a 90 year resident of Lombard. She graduated from Glenbard West High School. Mrs. Zielske and her husband were married at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Lombard and were longtime members there. She moved to Lexington Healthcare in Elmhurst in 2015. Mrs. Zielske was born in the family home in Lombard.

Memorials to West Suburban Humane Society, 1901 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515, are appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.

 

David E. “Dave” Santchi, age 80, life-long resident of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on November 28th, 2016

santchi-4DAVID E. “DAVE” SANTCHI, age 80, of Lombard, died November 26 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Beloved husband of the late Roberta, nee Ciochon. Loving father of Steve of Arizona, Sue (Salvatore) Gruttadauro of Oak Brook, and Mike of Lombard. Grandfather of Lisa, Julie, and Jill Gruttadauro of Oak Brook. Dear brother of Geraldine Patno of Lombard and Ken Santschi of Wisconsin. Many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Santchi was a life-long resident of Lombard.  He was a graduate of Glenbard High School in Glen Ellyn.  Mr. Santchi had retired in 2000 from 5th/3rd Bank.  He had also worked for the Lombard Park District.  Mr. Santchi was active with the Radio Players West, Riverside Radio Players, and the Theatre of Western Springs.

Visitation will be held Saturday, December 3 from 2 to 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

For more info 888-629-0094.

 

 

 

ALFRED “AL” R. LEISERING, age 89, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on November 28th, 2016

american-flagalfred-leiseringAlfred “Al” R. Leisering, of Lombard, born September 12, 1927. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret “Peggy” Brooks Leisering. Dear friend and partner of Audrey Withers; loving father of Walter (Trudy), Daniel (Sharon) and Nancy (Jeff) Hayes; proud grandfather of Ian and Alexa Hayes and Christopher and Kyle Leisering. Body to the Anatomical Gift Association by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard.

 

Mildred ( Mickey) Ryan, of Lombard, passed away peacefully at home

Written by Brust Funeral Home on November 28th, 2016

Mildred ( Mickey) Ryan passed away peacefully at home on November 23,2016. Mickey is survived by her husband of 66 years James Doyle Ryan.

She is survived by her children James and Jan Ryan, Marianne and Chuck Rizzo, Jeanine and Tom Lofgren, Maureen and Gary Battistoni, Terry Ryan, Kathy and Terry Burmeister, Peggy and Rick Prochaska, Jennifer Carperos.  And was also blessed with eighteen grandchildren , seventeen great grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard on Thursday December 1, from 3pm to 6pm, a short prayer service to be held at 5:00.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to : www. Angel Baby Foundation.org

 

ROBERT H. KLINGENMAIER, U.S. ARMY VET, WORLD WAR II, AGE 89, OF LOMBARD

Written by Brust Funeral Home on November 28th, 2016

american-flagklingenmaierRobert H. Klingenmaier, age 89, of Lombard died November 27 at Alden Valley Ridge Nursing Home, Bloomingdale, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 1 from 10:00 AM until time of Service at 11:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  Interment will be at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Mr. Klingenmaier is survived by his son, Robert E. (Denise) of Lombard; his granddaughter, Kaitlynn Speulda, of Florida; and 2 nieces, Kathleen and Carol.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernadette nee Little; his brother, Elmer and his sister, Mildred Eymer.

Mr. Klingenmaier lived in Lombard for 42 years and in Wheaton for 4 years.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII, where he served in the Philippines.  He retired from Carborundum Co. in 1983, where he worked in inside sales.  Mr. Klingenmaier liked working on his cars.

 

 

 

Edwin F. Sittig, Jr., age 79, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on November 24th, 2016

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“Watch the ice,” he said one warm summer evening as we left him. Onlookers chuckled to themselves, chalking it up to dementia or medication, but family would understand the underlying tone of:
Be careful
I love you
I hold you dear
Three simple words, “watch the ice” would resonate the whole way home with their hidden meaning:
Get home safely
Don’t take anything for granted Protect those you love
A million lessons are taught and learned in a lifetime,
Be responsible
Respect others
Don’t let your guard down
We remember all those lessons, taught in the best way you knew how. We carry them with us, along with your memory. We were listening, and are listening still, as you kissed us each goodbye and told us to “Watch the ice”.

In loving memory of Edwin F Sittig Jr,
Husband to Lois (Emery), father to Skip (Michele), Dan (Colleen), Susan (Todd) Hall, Tom (Kathy), Kirby (Nicole).  Brother to Daryl (Jan)

Grandfather of 19, Great-Grandfather of 9.

Ed was a trucker at heart, delivering  dairy, gravel and cross-country freight for more than a decade.  When he sold his truck, he went back to the pipefitter’s union, worked in the field and taught  welding for 18 years for Locals 514 & 501.

He left behind a legacy of goodwill, and fairness, and will be remembered fondly for his huge stature and his quick wit.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, November 30, from 4 to 8 PM with a funeral service at 7 PM.  More info 888-629-0094.