Virginia ‘Ginny’ Lotz, nee Carr, age 95, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 6th, 2015

VIRGINIA ‘GINNY’ LOTZ, nee Carr, age 95, of Lombard, died August 4 at her home.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 14 with Mrs. Lotz Lying-In-State from 10 AM until time of Service at 11 AM at Calvary Episcopal Church, 105 West Maple, Lombard.
Interment will be at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Mrs. Lotz is survived by her daughter, Sally S. (Lee) McClure of Glen Ellyn; her son, Ralph; six (6) grandchildren, Tammy (Gary) Wilczak of Aurora, Michelle (Christopher) Mueller of Oswego, Laura Chesney of Woodridge, Shannon (Blake) Parsons of Florida, Leah (Inaki) Nuarte of Arizona, and Paul (Lauren) Lotz of McHenry; seven (7) great-grandchildren; and her dear friend, Marsha Michel.
Mrs. Lots is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W.; her daughter-in-law, Francesca Lotz; and two brothers.

Mrs. Lotz was a resident of Lombard since 1948. She was a longtime member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Lombard and a Member of the ECW (Episcopal Church Women. Mrs. Lotz was a graduate of Senn High School in Chicago. She had retired in 1986 as a Claims Adjuster for Traveler’s Insurance Company.

Memorials to Calvary Episcopal Church, 105 West Maple, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

 

Norvin F. Hackhel, age 87, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 6th, 2015

American FlagHackhelNORVIN F. HACKHEL, age 87, of Lombard, died August 4 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 10 from 2 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, August 11 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Church, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass.
Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Mr. Hackhel is survived by six children, Norine M., Patricia Connelly, Joan (Ali) Ismail, Kim (Ed) Wyns, Nancy Coman, and William; eleven (11) grandchildren; seven (7) great-grandchildren; and his brother, Robert.
Mr. Hackhel is preceded in death by his wife, Harriet, nee Haynes; his grandson, Kevin Patrick Connelly; and his brother, William,

Mr. Hackhel was a member of Toastmasters. He was a die-hard Cubs fan and a former Lombard Little League Coach and Manager. Mr. Hackhel enjoyed writing.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorials to the Disabled American Veterans, VA Regional Office, 2122 West Taylor Street, Suite 104, Chicago, Illinois 60612 would be appreciated.

 

Michael J. Brickley, age 60, of Mt. Prospect

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 5th, 2015

BrickleyMichael J. Brickley, age 60, of Mt. Prospect, passed away August 4, 2015. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. His funeral Mass will be on Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Alphonsus in Prospect Heights, IL. More info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

Mike was a kind, loving husband and father who was active in his church and the PADS charity. He was an avid Chicago sports fan and Bears season ticket holder for nearly 30 years. Michael was a voracious consumer of non-fiction, world history, and several daily newspapers. He had over 700 volumes in his own personal library carefully organized by subject and era. Mike never had a bad word to say about anybody. Loved by so many including his wife, Carol, his children Theresa, Patrick, and Meghan and the extended families of his siblings and in-laws. He was dearly loved and precious to Nick, River, Oliver, and Colleen.  He will be greatly missed and greatly remembered.

 

Mildred J. Potas, nee Zamis, age 91, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 4th, 2015

PotisMILDRED J. POTAS, nee Zamis, age 91, of Lombard, died August 3 at her home.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 6, from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 7 at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.

Mildred is survived by her daughter, Patricia F. Eagleton; two grandchildren, Stacy F. (Brandon) Burgos, and Sara E. Eagleton; her sister, Charlotte Johns; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Potas is preceded in death by her husband, Walter; her sister, Helen (The Late Joseph) Stepina; her brother, Charles; and her brother-in-law, Richard Johns.

Mildred  was a resident of Lombard since 1950. She went to Hammond Grade School and Harrison High School. Mildred earned her Bachelor’s Degree from IIT, majoring in Biology. Her first job was at Children’s Memorial Hospital working with kidney research. She then went to University of Chicago Hospital to study the behavior of mice. Mildred’s next job was Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor to study the natural herding of dogs and then on to Northwestern to study dogs, also. Mildred’s employment continued at Rush Hospital in Chicago, working under Dr. Campbell who was a cardiologist and started the beginning of Cardiac Catheterization. She also worked in the kidney department where the first kidney dialysis began.

After Mildred’s only child, Patty, was born, she received her teaching certificate so she could be a mom and help children by being a substitute teacher in the Lombard school district.  Later she worked at Carson’s for over 25 years.

Mildred was a loving, devoted mother and grandmother.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials to the American Heart Association, 316 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois 60674 would be appreciated.

 

Raymond Edward Ulbert, proud veteran of the United States Army, passed away bravely but peacefully, July 28

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 29th, 2015

Ulbert, RayRAmerican Flagaymond Edward Ulbert, age 75  proud veteran of the United States Army, passed away bravely but peacefully, July 28, at home surrounded by his entire family.
Visitation will be Friday from 2 pm to 9 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Prayers will be Saturday at 9:15 am from Brust Funeral Home to St Pius X Church for 10 am Mass.
Beloved husband, best friend and soulmate of 54 years to Mary nee Brady. Cherished father of Caroleann (Vince) Aceret, Denise (Bill) Shaughnessy, Sheryl Lynn (Keith) Bialoruski, Dan (Andrea) Ulbert, Debra (Ian) Niemiec. Loving grandfather of Lindsey (fiancé Joey Garcia), Erica, Noah (fiance Brittney Marks), Caley, Colleen, Jane, Danah, Zach, Breanne, Alex, Jake, Chloe, Karina, and great papa to Jaxson and Lucas Raymond. Dearest brother of David (Sally) DeVoy. Adored uncle, brother-in-law, cousin and friend to many. Preceded in death by his father, Richard Ulbert; his mother, Mary Catherine DeVoy; and his sister, Carol Ann.
Ray loved fishing, boating, the Cubs and Bears, taking road trips with Mary, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a kind and loving man with a wonderful sense of humor. Ray made this world a better place and will be missed by many.
For more information 888-629-0094.

 

James D. Wackrow, age 58, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 29th, 2015

WackrowJames D. Wackrow, age 58, of Lombard, passed away July 27 at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Visitation will be on Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. His funeral service will be Saturday at 11:00 am at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Glen Ellyn.
Jim will be missed by all who loved him dearly. A wonderful guy, loved by many including his wife, Caroline; his son, David; his brothers and sisters, Tom (Chris), Joan (Bob), Eddy and girlfriend, Jennifer, Frank (Heidi), Mary (Dave); many nieces and nephews; his friends and everyone who knew him.
For more info 888-629-0094.

 

KEVIN M. UPTON, age 25, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 24th, 2015

Kevin Michael Upton, 24, of Lombard Illinois, passed away July 20 2015 in his sleep. He came into this world September 7 1990 in Downers Grove IL from Beverly Upton and Mark Layton. Kevin lived in Lombard all his life and attended Glenbard East High School. Kevin is survived by his loving siblings Alissa, Ryan, Matthew, Anthony, Mark and Kayla; Proud grandparents Huey, Esther, James and Juanita; Loving nephew of Herb, Michael, Martha, Terry; Dearing cousins Keith, Dominic, Leticia, Terry Lee, Jimmy, Sirous and Tina. He was the most selfless person we’ve met. He touched everyone’s heart that he had contact with, and always made the most of everything. There was never a dull moment and always got a laugh out of you. He loved his adventures to Mexico, enjoyed sunbathing in the pool and putting on firework shows. He enjoyed spending time with his family. If you wish to send flowers the will be a memorial service on Saturday July 25 at Brust Funeral Home in Lombard Illinois, 60148 from 1p.m- 4p.m.

 

GEORGENE M. DAVIDSON, age 88, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 24th, 2015

DavidsonGeorgene M. Davidson, age 88 of Lombard, passed away Wednesday July 22. Services will be held at Brust Funeral Home on Sunday July 26, 2015 from 2 pm until 7 pm. The Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 am Monday July 27, 2015 at First United Methodist Church of Lombard. A luncheon will be served in Parlor following the Memorial Service.
Georgene was born September 12, 1926 in Oak Park Ill. Daughter of George and Judith Marvinac. She married Richard V. Davidson Jr. May 10, 1947. The family moved to Lombard in 1959 and joined The First United Methodist Church. In 1964 she became a member of The United Methodist Women, through this organization she met and established lifelong friendships with whom she cherished. The women of this organization worked tirelessly at Rummage Sales, Craft Shows, Diners, Funeral Luncheons, Wedding Receptions, Soup nights, and many other events at the church. She was well known for making dozens of Bread-N-Butter pickles from her own kitchen for the Craft Show each year. She taught Sunday School and worked at the food panty in its early years. For many years she assisted the custodians with keeping the church tidy and organized. She volunteered at the Lombard Historical Society.
Georgene was the beloved wife of the late Richard V. Davidson. Loving mother of the late John B. Davidson, Jill E. Davidson and grandson Nicholas W. Brown. Survived by; daughter Kristin G. Davidson and son James V. Davidson (Judith). Grandmother of Rebecca E. Brown (Jacob Giblin), Courtney J. Brown, Genevieve R. Werhane (Joseph), Ian V. Davidson. Great Grandmother of Haylee K. Steineke, Brinley R. Werhane, Oliva A. and Noah R. Giblin. Fond sister of George and Wayne (Patricia) Marvinac.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the United Methodist Women’s Organization at First United Methodist Church in Lombard.

 

PAULA S. GASPAROTTO, nee Hayden, age 57, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 22nd, 2015

GasparottoPAULA S. GASPAROTTO, nee Hayden, age 57, of Lombard, died July 20 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 26, from 2 to 4 pm with a Memorial Service beginning at 4 pm,  at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
A Private Family burial service will be held Monday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Paula is survived by her husband, John; her children, Christopher of Lombard, Melissa of New York, and Siobhan G. of Villa Park; her mother, Rita Hayden of Villa Park; her sister, Carla Hayden of Evanston; her brother, Richard Hayden of Lombard; and her mother-in-law, Irene Gasparotto of Addison.

Paula was a resident of Lombard for 2 years. She was formerly of Addison and Villa Park and had been a resident of DuPage County since 1970. She was a former member of Episcopal Church of St. Benedict in Bolingbrook.

Memorials to P.A.D.S., 601 West Liberty, Wheaton, Illinois 60187 would be appreciated.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Info 1-888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

 

ELIZABETH ‘BETTY’ P. GERZAN, age 97, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 21st, 2015

gerzanElizabeth “Betty” P.  Gerzan, nee Millington, age 97, of Lombard, died July 21, at her home.

Graveside services  to be held July 29 at 11 AM at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Please omit flowers, Memorials to St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church, 215 South Lincoln, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

Mrs. Gerzan is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Don) Carroll of Glen Ellyn; her son, Ralph of Carol Stream, her daughter-in-law, Sharon Gerzan of Kentucky; her seven grandchildren: Scott (Karyn) Carroll of Plainfield, Erik (Ali) Carroll of Arizona, Karl Gerzan of Winfield, Kim, Keith and Kristy Gerzan of Kentucky and Kelly (Jason) Gerzan Culver of South Carolina; eight great grandchildren and her niece, Shirley Malina of Indiana.

Mrs. Gerzan is preceded in death by her husband, Karl P.; her son, David ( her brother, sister, step-brother, and step-sister).

Mrs. Gerzan grew-up in Palos Park. She moved to Lombard in 1937 and lived here for 78 years. She had worked for the State Bank of Lombard in the vault box department. Mrs. Gerzan was a member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church and a former member of the Ladies Aid.