Patricia J. Swieca, age 58, suddenly, of Lombard, formerly of Chicago

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 10th, 2016

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Patricia J. Swieca, age 58, suddenly, of Lombard, formerly of Chicago. Loving daughter of the late Mitchell I and the late Josephine Swieca. Dear sister of Charlotte S. (George R.) Roos of Lombard and Mitchell S. (Patricia) Swieca of Buncombe, Illinois. Fond aunt of Kristi (David) Buck of Oakfield, Wisconsin, Leslie (Edmund) Santellano of Buncombe, Illinois and late Jeffery Wiard. Great aunt of three.

Patricia volunteered at the Food Pantry and Clothing Closet at First Methodist Church in Lombard. She formerly worked for the Chicago Park District. She grew up in the northwest side of Chicago and lived there until 2014. After graduating from Foreman High School, Patricia attended Triton College. She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially cashew covered turtles and truffles. Patricia loved animals; her favorites were dogs, cats, birds and horses.

Visitation and Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 15th, with Visitation from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S Main St., Lombard, IL.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorial to the First United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 155 South Main Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

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

 

Josephine Pietrantoni, nee Buchino

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 9th, 2016

Pietrantoni-JosephineBeloved wife of the late Joseph.  Devoted mother of Paul (Nadine) and Joseph (Susonne); loving grandmother of Nicole (Devon Wootten) Pietrantoni, Joel, Jason and Michael; dear sister of Anne (the late Chester) Brodlo; aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Josephine preceded in death by her parents Anthony and Marie and siblings Theresa, Jeanie, Rose, Nick, Angela and Frank “Fay”.  Longtime member of St. Jane de Chantel Parish.

Visitation Wednesday 3-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Mass Thursday at 10 AM at St. Jane de Chantel.  Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Evergreen Park.

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Marian P. Cerra nee Kopulos, age 76, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 5th, 2016

CerraMarian P. Cerra nee Kopulos, age 76, of Lombard, passed away July 1st at Elmhurst Hospital.

Visitation will be Thursday from 10 AM until time of service at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment will be private.

Mrs. Cerra is survived by her loving daughter, Jean M. of Glen Ellyn and her sister, Barbara Sima.

Mrs. Cerra is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony B.; her parents, Theodore and Jean L. Kopulos; and her brother, John Kopulos.

Mrs. Cerra was a resident of Lombard for 26 years. She was a waitress at Granny’s Restaurant in Addison for 22 years. Mrs. Cerra was a loving woman who was very strong and hardworking. She was loved by her family and friends.

Memorials to the family are appreciated

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Lisa J. Johnson, age 51, died June 27.

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 4th, 2016

Johnson, LisaLisa J. Johnson, age 51, of Lombard, passed away June 27, 2016.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, July 9, from 12-4 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, with a Memorial Service at 3 PM.   Interment private.

Lisa is survived by her two daughters, Amy and Becky; her sister, Yvonne; her brother-in-law, Brett and her mother, Patricia.

Lisa grew up in Lombard, Illinois. She was a true native of the Lilac town. Lisa earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Elmhurst College. She set off on a successful career path; attainin corporate pruchasing management positions at companies such as Kraft, Solo, Aon and finally Baxalta. She raised two beautiful daughters who exude her strength and intelligence.

Lisa loved live music, cooking and gardening and had a zest for life unlike any other. Her smile was infectious and her laughter loud and unforgettable. All the neighborhood kids knew her as “Mama J” and she welcomed everyone into her home with open arms. She will be forever in our hearts.

Love you to the moon and back, Mom.

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

 

Gloria J. Colandrea, nee Marcum, age 66 of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 3rd, 2016

ColandreaGLORIA J. COLANDREA, nee Marcum, age 66 of Lombard, passed away on July 1 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3-8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brust Funeral Home.  Interment private.

Mrs. Colandrea is survived by her husband of 46 years Gregory J.; her children Virginia (Thomas) Page of Bolingbrook, Gregory J., Jr. (William Parker) of Elmhurst, and Gillian (Christopher Guzman) Colandrea of Elmhurst; her grandchildren Amanda Mason AM2 US Navy, Gregory Page of Bolingbrook, Eric Page of Bolingbrook, Jacob Page of Bolingbrook, and C. J. Guzman of Elmhurst.

Mrs. Colandrea was born in Arkansas, grew up in Wheaton and was a graduate of Wheaton Central High School.  She attended College of DuPage.  She was a resident of Lombard for 46 years.  She worked for State Farm Insurance in Glen Ellyn for 20 years and was a member of ASPCA and World Wildlife Association.  Her hobbies were painting and crafting doll houses.

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

 

LAURO ‘ED’ RUIZ, age 88, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 30th, 2016

Ruiz, EdAmerican FlagLAURO ‘ED’ RUIZ, age 88, of Lombard 45 years, died June 29 at Lexington Health Care, Lombard.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 5 from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, July 6 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, Lombard, for a 10 AM Mass.

Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois.

Mr. Ruiz is the beloved husband of Jovita “Jo”, nee Gonzalez. Loving brother of Frank (Terry) Ruiz, Flo (Hope) Ruiz, Hector (Sharon) Ruiz, and George (Barbara) Ruiz.  Dear uncle and great-uncle of many.

Mr.  Ruiz is preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.

Mr. Ruiz was a former square dancer.  He belonged to the Lunch Bunch Bowlers and enjoyed fishing.

 

DONALD L. MUELLER, age 87

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 28th, 2016

MuellerDonald L. Mueller, age 87, of Lombard, died June 26 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 30 from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 1 with Prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Catholic Church, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass.

Interment will be held Saturday, July 2 at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Watson, Michigan.

Mr. Mueller is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia; his children, Joe (Cam), Bill (Sandi Salyer) and Tom (Katie); ten grandchildren; his brother, David; and eight nieces and nephews.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 55 East Monroe Street, Suite 3420, Chicago, Illinois 60603 or the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois 60674 would be appreciated.

 

 

 

William F. Novosel, age 88, of Lombard, formerly of Chicago

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 26th, 2016

William F. Novosel, age 88, of Lombard, formerly of Chicago, passed away June 25 at Elmhurst Hospital.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 AM at St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

Mr. Novosel is survived by his nephew Steven (Lori) Zibrat and his great-nieces and nephews, Rachel, Becky, Bob and John.

Mr. Novosel is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Barbara nee Basic; and his sisters, Mildred A. and Eleanor (Steven J. Sr.) Zibrat.

Please omit flowers. Donations to the charity of your choice, are appreciated.

For more info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

 

Karl Ring, age 88, of Aurora, formerly of Lombard and Lampe, Missouri

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 19th, 2016

RingKarl Ring, age 88, of Aurora, formerly of Lombard and Lampe, Missouri, WWII Veteran, passed away June 18th at Alden Courts of Waterford.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 29th from 10 AM until time of service at 12 Noon at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment will follow at Mt. Emblem Cemetery.

Mr. Ring is survived by his loving children, Robert (Sue), Caryn (William) Lindbeck, Peter (Cindy); his 6 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Ring is preceded in death by his wife, Bernadine, and his parents, Anna and Charles; his brother, Robert C. Ring; and his sister, Eleanor McVay.

Mr. Ring served in the Navy during World War II. He lived in Lombard for many years where he worked as a carpenter. Mr. Ring then retired to Lampe, Missouri, where he enjoyed nature and continued his love for wood-working.

For more info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

 

Frances J. Flicek, 84, of Mundelein, formerly of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 18th, 2016

Flicek, FrancesFrances J. Flicek, 84, of Mundelein, formerly of Lombard, passed away June 16, 2016 at Journey Care Hospice in Glenview.  Frances was the seventh of eleven children born to Andrew and Mary Bavetz.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband George.  She is survived by her loving children; Bill (Dotty) of Addison, Daniel (Linda) of Lombard, and Paul (Essie) of Lombard; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five siblings; and twenty-six nieces and nephews.

Frances was born and raised in Chicago. She and her husband moved to Lombard in 1955 to raise their family. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed making and painting ceramics and traveling to Arizona. The most important thing to her was her family.  She lived for and loved those who were closest to her.

Visitation will be held  on Monday, June 20 from 9:00 a.m. until time of prayers at 11:30 a.m from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard to St. Pius X Church for 12 Noon Mass. Interment at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Journey Care for the compassion that Frances received.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Rd, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Society, 8765 W. Higgins Rd, Suite 401, Chicago, IL 60631-4022.