Theresa Grabenhofer, age 91,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 17th, 2015

GrabenhaferTheresa Grabenhofer, age 91, died peacefully in her sleep on February 15, 2015.  She was married to the late Frank Grabenhofer for over 54 years.  She is survived by her daughter Theresa (the late Edward) Hays of Lombard, her son Frank (Nancy) Grabenhofer of Wheaton, grandson John Calabrese of Boston, granddaughter Julie (Bud) Felichio of Oak Park, grandson Alex (Sara) Grabenhofer of Wheaton and great grandchildren Grace & Anthony Felichio of Oak Park.

Theresa was born in 1923 in Chicago Illinois and lived there before moving to Lombard in 1948.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church for over 65 years.  She owned and operated Theresa’s Beauty Salon around the corner from the old DuPage Theater for almost 30 years.  After closing the doors of “the shop”, Theresa still visited friends and former customers in nursing homes in order to help them look and feel beautiful.  Theresa enjoyed spending time with her family including her infamous Sunday dinners and following the basketball career of her granddaughter as both a player and a coach.  She was a strong woman who cared for her late husband as his health failed and maintained her home and yard into her mid 80’s.  Theresa loved to walk her dog and visit with her neighbors.  She was well loved by all who knew her and she will be dearly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate her life on Thursday, February 26th at 10:00am at St. John Lutheran Church 215 S. Lincoln Ave in Lombard.

 

 

 

Constance Downes, nee Lovelace, age 94, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 16th, 2015

Constance Downes, nee Lovelace, age 94, of Lombard, died February 15 at Lexington Square, Lombard, Illinois.

Memorial Gathering and Service will be held Friday, February 20 from 2 to 4 PM with a Memorial Service at 4:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment Private.

Mrs. Downes is survived by her son, Steven (Mary Enright) Downes of Sterling, Illinois; two granddaughters, Amanda and Charlotte; and her great-grandson, Nathan.

Mrs. Downes is preceded in death by her husband, Eldon.

Mrs. Downes was a resident of Lombard since 1955.  She was a longtime resident on Ethel Street in Lombard.  Mrs. Downes had retired over 20 years ago after over 25 years with US Gypsum as a Secretary in Labor Relations.  Mrs. Downes had attended Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard.

Memorials to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 350 East Madison, Lombard, Illinois 60148 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2211 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60707-3392 would be appreciated.

 

Betty J. Stoeckel, nee Foster, age 90, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 16th, 2015

StockelBETTY J. STOECKEL, nee Foster, age 90, of Lombard, died February 16 at her home.

Visitation will be held Sunday, February 22, from 4 to 7 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 23 with Mrs. Stoeckel Lying-In-State from 9 AM to time of Service at 10 AM at St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church, 215 South Lincoln, Lombard.

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

Mrs. Stoeckel is survived by four children, Jan (Rick) Anderson of Villa Park, John (Ruth) of Minnesota, Judy (Larry) Lay of Villa Park, and Jim (Amy) of Dixon, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Mark (Danielle) Anderson of Cary, Julie (Steve) Kulovits of Glen Ellyn, Marta (Tim) Rogers of Minnesota, Kate (Fiancé Justin Stamschroc) of Washington, Josie Stoeckel of Minnesota, Christy (Josh) Parise of Wisconsin, John (Maggie) Lay of Plainfield, Dan Stoeckel of Illinois, David (Tanya Hay) Stoeckel of Illinois; three step-grandchildren, Alex and Spencer Leatherman, and A.J. Conwell of Illinois; eight great-grandchildren, Ricky and Johnny Anderson, Ryan Kulovits, Jack, Evan and Isabelle Parise, Ellie and Tessa Lay; and many other relatives.

Mrs. Stoeckel is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph J.

Mrs. Stoeckel was a resident of Lombard since 1956.  She was a graduate of Parker High School in Chicago.  Mrs. Stoeckel had retired as a Sales Clerk from Penney’s Department Store.  She was an active member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church where she had been a volunteer especially for the school library.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorials to St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 215 South Lincoln, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

 

Margaret ‘Marge’ Gehrs, nee Ahrens, age 90, lifelong resident of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 16th, 2015

MARGARET ‘MARGE’ GEHRS, nee Ahrens, age 90, lifelong resident of Lombard, died February 15 at Beacon Hill, Lombard, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 3 to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Friday with Mrs. Gehrs Lying-In-State from 10 AM to time of Service at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran York Church, York Center.

Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace.

Mrs. Gehrs is survived by her step-daughter, Pauline A. of Tennessee; her son-in-law, Paul Howland; six grandchildren, Dr. Bradley, M.D. (Mary Anne) Gehrs of Oklahoma, Dr. Melinda (Heath Beaver) Gehrs, M.D. of Colorado, Kellie Gaetz of Tennessee, Michael (Rachel) Howland of Michigan, Matthew Howland of Melrose Park, and Joshua Howland of Springfield; four great-grandchildren, Nate, Ben, Alex, and Ashley; and many other relatives.

Mrs. Gehrs is preceded in death by her husband, Carl J.; her daughter, Kimberly Howland; her step-son, Dr. Carl W. Gehrs.

Mrs. Gehrs was a life-long resident of Lombard.  She was a graduate of Trinity York Center Grade School and York High School in Elmhurst.  She had been married for over 40 years to the late Carl J. who had been Principal and Pastoral Assistant at Trinity Lutheran.  Mrs. Gehrs was a very active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, York Center where she had sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and been a member of the Ladies’ Aid.  She was born on the Ahrens family farm in Lombard and Ahrens Street is named after her family.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church and School would be appreciated.

 

 

Margaret Grace Maas, 95, of Elmhurst

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 15th, 2015

Maas, MargaretMargaret Grace Maas, 95, of Elmhurst, died peacefully Friday, February 13, 2015.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 PM to 6 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Her funeral service will be Thursday with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton.

Margaret was born October 8, 1919 in Elmhurst, the daughter of Lothar and Margaret (Marhoefer) Brodt.

She married John B. Maas August 30, 1947.  He preceded her in death on July 4, 1986.

Margaret, Maggie as her friends called her, enjoyed spending time with family and friends and playing cards.  She and her husband, John, loved children, adopting three, as well as caring for other children throughout the years.  She will be remembered for always putting other people first.

Survivors include her children, Paul (Esther) Maas of Billings, MT, Katherine Coleman of Lombard, Il and John D. (Brianna) Maas of Rock Falls, Il; five grandchildren; Paul, Ryan, Tanya, Collin and Sean Coleman and her “adopted” grandson Michael Guimond.  She is also survived by her special friends Colleen McEvoy, Marilyn Jacobsen and Celeste Henson.

She also was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Jim Brodt.

For more info 888-629-0094.

 

Emily Catherine Lederer, nee Baron, age 88

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 14th, 2015

Emily Catherine Lederer, nee Baron, age 88, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2015.

Visitation will be Monday from 4 PM to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Born March 24, 1926,  Emily is survived by her daughter, Linda Follett and her son, Robert Lederer. Emily had 6 grandchildren and 16 great grand- children.

Emily was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lederer.

Emily was born and raised in Chicago, IL where she and Edward lived for several years before settling in Villa Park, IL with their family. In her prime, she was a figure skater (roller, not ice), earning her the nickname Honey, which was what her nieces and nephews called her (Aunt Honey). She enjoyed playing bunco and bingo with friends and she loved game shows, especially “The Price is Right”. Emily and Edward moved to Carol Stream in their golden years.  Emily will be missed by many, but her loved one’s know she’s moved on to a better place.

For more info 888-629-0094.

 

Janet E. Rosenwinkel, nee Goldbach, age 88

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 13th, 2015

RosenwinkelJANET E. ROSENWINKEL, nee Goldbach, age 88, of Yorkville, formerly of Addison, died February 13 at Seasons Hospice, Naperville, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Sunday, February 15 from 2 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 16 at 11:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home.

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

Mrs. Rosenwinkel is survived by her children, Kenneth (JoAnn) of Plano, and Cheryl (Gerry) Healey of Yorkville; his grandchildren, Timothy (Bonnie Bernat) Healey of Chicago, and Dietrich Rosenwinkel of Plano; and her aunt, Grace Gathman of Wheaton.

Mrs. Rosenwinkel is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Rosenwinkel.

Mrs. Rosenwinkel was born in Lombard.  She resided in Addison until 1985.  Since 1985, she has been a resident of Yorkville.  Mrs. Rosenwinkel was a graduate of Lincoln School in Lombard and a 1944 graduate of Glenbard West High School.  She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle and an active current member of Cross Lutheran Church in Yorkville.  Mrs. Rosenwinkel was a homemaker.  Her family was everything to her.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials to Cross Lutheran Church, 8609 Route 47, Yorkville, Illinois 60560 would be appreciated.

 

 

Karen McClanahan (Caroline L.)

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 11th, 2015

McClanahanKaren McClanahan (Caroline L.)

Karen, as she was known to all, was an amazingly kind and gentle soul who always put everyone else’s needs ahead of her own. She was instantly adored by all whose lives she touched.

Karen earned her degree at Harper College in Palatine. She was so much more than an office manager at Interpro Translations in Lisle, IL, for more than 8 years. Karen loved to read and her favorite thing to do was be with her husband, Daniel McClanahan and her son, Cody James McClanahan. Karen and her husband, Dan were virtually inseparable. They had a loving relationship that went on for 35 years. She passed away on her husband’s birthday and will be laid to rest on their 28th wedding anniversary. She also leaves behind her parents, Henny and Leo Neggers and her only sibling, Ron Neggers. Everyone who knew her has been rocked by her passing.

She was a special angel to all who knew her. I guess God thought it was time for a promotion. God bless you, Karen. Rest in peace.  8-30-1964 to 2-9-2015

Visitation will be Friday from 3 PM to 9 PM. Funeral Services will be Saturday with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass. Interment will be private.

For more info 888-629-0094.

 

ELIZABETH CORNACCHIONE, nee Kosturick, age 87

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 10th, 2015

 

Elizabeth Cornacchione, nee Kosturick, age 87, of Lombard, formerly of Cicero, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Beloved wife for 65 years of the late Benjamin Cornacchione.

Loving Mother of Susanne (Charles McIntosh) Rovansek-McIntosh, Joanne (Joseph Leone) DelGallo-Leone, Teresa (Rodney) Hoover, Marianne Cornacchione

Preceded in death by her beautiful daughter Lisa (Ridyard) Cornacchione and her beloved brother George Kosturick.

Grandmother of Amy (Thomas) Rovansek-Leo, Erik (Elaina) Rovansek, Nicole (Keith) Rovansek-Koziol, Michael (Lindsay) DelGallo, Frank (Vanessa) DelGallo, Sarah (Adam) DelGallo-Korneck, Melissa (Frank) Hoover-Cunningham, Benjamin Hoover.

Great-Grandmother of 13 children and loving Aunt to many.

She was a wonderful mother who enjoyed taking care of her family.

She was a great cook and kept up with family traditions. Betty enjoyed a fun day gambling at the casino with her husband and daughters. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was an honest woman who was never afraid to speak her mind.

Visitation will be held Thursday 3 PM – 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Services  will be held Friday with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Church for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL.

For more info 888-629–0094.

 

 

 

RICHARD B. MAESTRO, age 67, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 9th, 2015

MaestroRichard B. Maestro, age 67, suddenly, of Lombard, passed away on February 7, 2015 at his home.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 PM to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. His funeral service will be Thursday with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. A private entombment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Mr. Maestro is survived by his dear brothers and sisters, Toni (James) Michels of Genoa, Marianne (Larry) Brown of Carol Stream, Laurie (James) Bouchez of Genoa, and Bobby (Faith) of Lombard; loving nieces and nephews, Jimmy (Stacey), Brian (Melissa), Jackie (Brendan), Michael (Kiley), Lori (Michael), Joseph (Kelli), Cari (Tom), and Robin; nine great-nieces and great-nephews; dear nephew of Dora Luchesi; many other relatives.

Mr. Maestro is preceded in death by his parents, Minnie and Anthony Maestro, long time Lombard residents.

Mr. Maestro had lived in Lombard since 1953. He was a graduate of St. Pius X Grade School and a 1964 graduate of Willowbrook High School. Mr. Maestro received his Associates Degree in Computer Science.  He was a retired Computer Operator for Hines VA Hospital. Mr. Maestro was a former member of the Lombard Jaycees. He was a Charter Member of St. Pius X Church.   Mr. Maestro was an avid bowler and loved the Blackhawks and White Sox.

Memorials to American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois  60674 appreciated.