Donald J. Prindiville, age 96, WW II Army, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 7th, 2014

Donald PrindivilleDonald J. Prindiville, age 96, WW II Army, of Lombard. Beloved Husband of the late Florence A., nee Reinertsen. Loving father of Barry (Kristine), Janis Wright, Gayle (Skip) Ramser, and the late Karen. Cherished Grandfather of Dianne, Emily (Dennis) Dougherty, and Rebecca Wright. Great-Grandfather of Nolan Dougherty. Dearest brother of Grace Arnold and the late, Tessie, Roy, Florence, and Mable.

Funeral Services Thursday 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment Fairview Memorial Park. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 PM.  Info www.brustfuneralhome.com  or 888-629-0094

 

Margaret M. Nauer, age 98, of Lexington Square, Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 7th, 2014

NauerMargaret M. Nauer, age 98, of Lexington Square, Lombard, passed away June 3, 2014.

Born in 1915 in Chicago, she graduated from Mercy High School in 1933, and from DePaul University in 1937.  While raising her family she also worked at DeNormandie Towel and Linen, on the south side of Chicago, as a bookkeeper, until her retirement in 1983.  After she retired, she and her husband, traveled extensively.

Preceded in death by her husband Anthony Nauer.  Beloved mother of the late James P. (Cynthia) of Marengo, Il, Sherry (Ed) Kairis, of Minocqua, Wi., and Camille (Patrick) Graver of Glen Ellyn.  Loving grandmother of James A. Nauer of Cleveland Heights, Oh., Scott (Shalom) Nauer of Woodstock, Il., Maureen (Keith) Van Dyke, of Bartlett, Il., Julie (Chris) Stubler, of Menomonee Falls, Wi., Patricia (Marc) Incrocci, of Darien, Il., Kathleen Graver of Schaumburg, Il.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 9, with prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard, to St. Pius X Church, Lombard.  Internment was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Il.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Honor Flight – Chicago (www.honorflightchicago.org or 938 W. Montana,  Chicago, Il. 60614) would be appreciated.

Information is available at www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 630-629-0094.

 

Eleanor C. Rabey, 98, of Downers Grove

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 5th, 2014

Eleanor C. Rabey, 98, of Downers Grove passed away peacefully on June 4th, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Henry F. Rabey. Preceded in death by brothers Emil and Adolph Wendt and sisters Loretta Schappert, Margaret Bolton, Leona Kruse, and Alice Drevalas. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at 10am with funeral following at 11am on Saturday June 7th at Trinity Lutheran Church of Lombard Interment Concordia Cemetery  info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

 

MARGARET M. KALTE, nee Conley, age 95, of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 4th, 2014

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Margaret M. Kalte, age 95, passed away on June 3, 2014 at Beacon Hill, Lombard, IL. Beloved wife of  the late William, loving Mother of Carol (Bill) Bushnell and the late Joyce. Fondest Grandmother of Mark (Jen) Bushnell and Jeff (Heidi) Bushnell. Cherished Great-Grandmother of Austin, Ethan, Madison and Tyler. Fond sister of Ronald (Marylou) Conley and the late Elizabeth (Robert) Hanley. Special aunt of many nieces and nephews. Margaret also leaves behind many kind and loving friends. Family and friends will be received at Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main Street on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 9:30 AM until time of the Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital , P.O Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101 or Mother Cabrini League, 434 W. Deming Place, Chicago, IL 60614. Interment Private. Info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094

 

Marilynn P. Ryan, nee Byrnes, age 87, formerly of Villa Park

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 2nd, 2014

MARILYNN P. RYAN, nee Byrnes, age 87, formerly of Villa Park, died May 30 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral will be held Tuesday, June 3 with Visitation from 8:30 AM until time of prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard, to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass.

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

Mrs. Ryan is survived by her son, John S. (Debby) of Lombard; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Ryan is preceded in death by her husband, Jack R.; her daughter, Erin; and her brothers, John and Don Byrnes.

 

 

 

JEANNETTE M. ‘SISSY’ MICHAEL, nee Leonhardt, age 97, of Villa Park, formerly of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 30th, 2014

JeannetteMichaelJeannette M. ‘Sissy’ Michael nee Leonhardt, age 97, of Villa Park formerly of Lombard for 85 years died May 29 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital after a very brief illness.

Visitation will held Sunday, June 1, from 3 to 7 PM.at Brust Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Monday, lying-in-state from 10AM until time of service 11AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 S. Ardmore, Villa Park, IL 60181.

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

In lieu of flowers donations to Trinity Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

Mrs. Michael  is survived by her nieces and nephews, Marsha (Robert) Kern of TX., Jeffery D. Kaiser of Lombard and California,  Denise (Jim) Smelter of Villa Park, Jane Zuelke of Colorado, James M. Kaiser of Washington, D.C.,  Craig R. (Kathy) Kaiser of Westchester and  Jean (Michael) Remsen of Bartlett; great-aunt of 10 and great-great-aunt of 5.

Mrs. Michael is preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. a sister, Gerry M. Kaiser, a brother, Harry C. Leonhardt; her niece, Elizabeth Ann ‘Betsy’ Kaiser; and her great-great nephew, Zachary Longoria.

Mrs. Michael lived for the past 7 years in Villa Park with her niece. She had previously lived in Lombard for 85 years beginning in 1924. She attended Westmore and Ardmore Schools and graduated from York High School in 1934.   

After beginning her business career at R.R. Donnelly Company during World War II, she worked at International Harvester Company for nearly 30 years where she rose to the title of Executive Assistant, managing the international travel department.  She achieved a level of rank and responsibility few women of her generation were able to accomplish.  Mrs. Michael retired in 1978.

She was a proud and devoted lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Villa Park where she held the position of oldest member until her passing. She was an active member of the Lutheran Women’s Mission League in recent years, and as a young woman taught Sunday School and served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years at Trinity.

Jeannette was also a member of the Gray Ladies during World War II, working as a Hospital Aide with the American Red Cross.  In that role, she wrote hundreds of letters for injured servicemen and provided countless hours of friendly conversation, companionship and many other non-medical services. 

Her hobbies included sewing, a talent that brought her many requests for dress making including bridal gowns.  Jeannette also loved to travel, having had the opportunity to see much of the United States and Canada as well as Europe and Asia.  For much of her travel, she was accompanied by her sister with whom she lived for many years.  Due to her work at International Harvest, Air France selected her to be their guest on their inaugural non-stop flight from Chicago’s Midway Airport to Paris in 1956.

 

 

 

Richard J. Bickerstaff

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 26th, 2014

BICKERSTAFFAmerican FlagRichard J. Bickerstaff, age 77, of Glendale Heights, died May 25 at Glen Oaks Hospital.

Visitation will be Friday May 30th from 3 PM until 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral service will be Saturday, May 31st at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst, IL.

Mr. Bickerstaff is survived by his loving wife, Jackie J. nee Mills; his children, Vicki (Dennis) Jones of Belvidere, Laurie (Mike) Zochert of Batavia and Bob (Stephanie) of Rock Rapids, Iowa; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Bickerstaff was a US Veteran during the Vietnam Era. He lived in Glendale Heights for 42 years and graduated from Glenbard (West) High School in 1955. Mr. Bickerstaff attended North Central College. He was married for 50 years. Mr. Bickerstaff was an Inventory Specialist for Kraft Foods and retired after 20 years. He was a former Little League Coach and Cub Scout Leader.

Memorials to American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674-0001, appreciated. For more info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 1-888-629-0094.

 

 

 

Sylvia Sarah Riha nee Cooperman, age 90,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 20th, 2014

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Sylvia Sarah Riha nee Cooperman, age 90, of Romeoville, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 15th surrounded by her family.

Burial service will be held Thursday, May 22nd from 1 to 2pm at Fairview Memorial Park in Northlake.

Mrs. Riha is survived by her loving daughter, Patricia Held and grandchildren Richard; Debra (Chris); Robert (Lori); Tami (Jose); Randy (Lisa), Ronald (Ruby); Amy (Karl); Ryan; Tina (Uriel); Russel (Danielle) and Melissa; her loving companion, Pattie Cake; 27 great grandchildren, friends, and neighbors.

Mrs. Riha is preceded in death by her husband William Riha, two sisters, Ruth and Rose and son-in-law Clarence Held.

Sylvia was born March 31, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Eva and Samuel Cooperman.  Mrs. Riha worked at Montgomery Wards until retirement.  She was a member of The Golden Ages in Romeoville and loved traveling, knitting, and playing bingo.

 

Allen R. “Big Al” Kowalski, age 80, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 19th, 2014

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ALLEN R. “Big Al” KOWALSKI, age 80, of Lombard, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 18th surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 23 from 2 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home.

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

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

Mr. Kowalski is survived by four loving children, Debbie, Donna, Rich (Liz), and Rob (Tricia); his granddaughter, Kaylee; his sister, Vivian; two brother-in-laws, George and Vernon; his loving companion, Barbara; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.

Mr. Kowalski is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Audrey, nee Slajaus; and two sisters, Rita Jasencak, and Bernie Christiansen.

Allen was born February 12, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to the late John and Antoinette Kowalski.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Korean War.  Mr. Kowalski worked at the First National Bank of Chicago until retirement.  He loved traveling, fishing, and gambling.

 

 

 

Adolph L. Kerkos, Jr., age 86 of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Lombard, Berwyn and Broadview

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 16th, 2014

kerkosADOLPH L. KERKOS, JR., age 86, of Glen Ellyn, died May 16 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, May 27 from 4 pm to service time of 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Private interment will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Mr. Kerkos is survived by two daughters, Cindra Britt of California, and Kimberly (Gerry) Hartung of Lombard; three grandchildren, Shelley (Sergio) Lara of Lombard, Jeremy of Lombard, and Nicholas (Kristi) of Lombard; three great-grandchildren, Bryanna Hartung of Lombard, Gavin Lara of Lombard, and Olivia Hartung of Lombard; his sister, Leona Slocum of Elmhurst; and companion, Elaine Hall. Uncle and great-uncle of many.

Mr. Kerkos is preceded in death by two sisters, Frieda and Martha.

Mr. Kerkos was a resident of Glen Ellyn for 6 years.  He was formerly a 20 year resident of Lombard and 40 years of Berwyn and Broadview.  Mr. Kerkos was born in Elmhurst and was a graduate of York High School.  He was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Midway and the USS Saipan.  Mr. Kerkos had retired from Illinois Bell.

 Memorials to Feral Fixers, c/o Tammy, Post Office Box 1416, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.