Marion O. Schroeder, nee Lechelt, age 88

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 15th, 2014

MARION O. SCHROEDER, nee Lechelt, age 88, of Downers Grove, formerly of Lombard, died September 13 at Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center, Naperville, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, September 16 with Mrs. Schroeder Lying-In-State from 10 AM until time of service at 11 AM at St. John’s Ev Lutheran Church, 215 South Lincoln, Lombard, Illinois.

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

Mrs. Schroeder is survived by four children, Russell, Kathleen (Joseph) McCabe, Linda (Ronald) Henry, and Allen; her grandchildren, Lisa McGhee, Melanie Dugan, and Jesse (Susan) Henry; granddaughter-in-law, Michelle Henry-Pace; her great-grandchildren, Emily and Ethan McGhee, Jeremy and Brennar Dugan, and Gloria Henry; two brothers, Ed Lechelt, and Norm (Rita) Lechelt; her sister, Leona Davis; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Schroeder is preceded in death by her husband, Charles, Jr.; her grandson, Kevin Henry; and her sister-in-law, Betty Lechelt.

Mrs. Schroeder was born in Hillside on February 13, 1926.  She had been a resident of Lombard for many years from 1946 to 1991 and from 1992 to 1996.  Mrs. Schroeder had lived for a year in Arkansas in 1991 and had moved to Downers Grove from Lombard in 1996.  She grew-up in Hillside and was a graduate of Immanuel Lutheran School.  Mrs. Schroeder was a 1944 graduate of Proviso East high School.  She was a member of the American Rose Society for many years and also the St. John’s Ladies Aid.

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

 

Stephanie L. Donaghey, age 63, of Villa Park

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 14th, 2014

DonagheyLlewela Stephanie Davies was born in Aberystwyth in Wales on 27 July 1951 the second child and only daughter of Marie and John Davies.  As her parents ran different businesses Stephanie, as she preferred to be called, moved around Wales and England as she grew up finally settling by the sea in Shoeburyness in Essex when she married Kevin in 1973.

Claire, Owen and Oliver were all born in Shoeburyness where Steph enjoyed life teaching keep fit through dance to a group of friends who called themselves the Shoebury Silhouettes, and laughter and lifelong friendships came through this.

Holidays were spent with the grandparents in Wales helping in the fish and chip shop and enjoying beautiful Welsh beaches – despite the cold water.  The children have fond memories of travelling in the car with a carsick cat – not the usual method of transport but certainly the Steph way!

In 1992 the family relocated to Chicago.  Steph put her keep fit training to good use working as a recreation aid in nursing homes and finally working her way up to become Activity Director at the British Home.

Never one to rest on her laurels and seeking a challenge, Steph trained for, and obtained her administrators’ license for nursing homes.  This led to her post as Assistant Administrator at St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville, Illinois where she loved working with the staff, residents and volunteers.

Steph’s first and deepest love was for her family.  Her children and latterly grandchildren were the centre of her life.  She also made sure that she returned to visit her mother, brother Tom and nephews Jason and Simon in Wales regularly, and also kept in touch with friends in Shoebury – although that could have just been an excuse to eat fish and chips sitting on the beach!

Hobbies included gardening, and trying to build an English (or Welsh) garden in Chicago, Scottish and English Country dancing and membership of the Daughters of the British Empire.  Latterly she enjoyed going for motorbike rides with Ken and this opened up new horizons for her.

The marriages of Claire to Joseph and Owen to Shelby, and the subsequent births of grandchildren Daniel, Ellis, Charlie and Savannah brought great joy to her. She was proud of the success that Oliver, Owen and Claire made in their careers.

Meeting and becoming engaged to Ken was a happy new chapter to Steph’s life.

Tragically Steph was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, but despite the terminal prognosis she was determined to live her life to the full and with the love and support of both Ken and her children she made the most of the time left to her.

Sadly it was one fight that she could not win and she passed leaving a host of happy memories and love as her legacy.

In Lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to the American Brain Tumor Association (www.abta.org) or to St. Patrick’s Residence (www.stpatricksresidence.org).

Memorial Gathering will be Thursday, from 3 PM to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Interment will be private.

 

Barbara Hinz (nee Lane) age 71, died September 8, 2014, at her home in Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 13th, 2014

HinzBarbara Hinz (nee Lane) age 71, died September 8, 2014, at her home in Lombard, surrounded by her daughter, brother, son and husband.

Barbara was born in Hinsdale, Illinois in 1942. She resided with her family in what is now Indian Head Park, Illinois until the family moved to Lombard, Illinois in 1957. She was a member of the first graduating class of Willowbrook High School in 1960.

She married Ted in 1963, raised four children and has enjoyed them along with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an avid reader, lover of musical dramas and a frugal shopper extraordinar. She worked for Sunbeam Corporation in accounting and Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church as an administrative assistant.  Her most important work was that of a mother and is evidenced by devotion to her children and commitment to God.

Barbara is survived by her husband Ted; her four children David (Denise), Lisa (Tom), Steven (Dawn) and Aaron; her ten grandchildren Cassy, Annie, Joshua, Alex (Erin), Alyssa, Jacob, Andrew, Tori, Evan, Elizabeth; her two great grandchildren Oren and Calvin; her brother David. She was a beloved aunt of many.

Memorials to Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church are appreciated.

Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church

206 W, St. Charles Road

Villa Park, Illinois 60181

Visitation will be Sunday, September 14, 2:00-7:00 pm at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park. Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 15, with a visitation at 10:00 am and the funeral at 11:00 am at Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church, 206 W. St. Charles Road, Villa Park. Internment will follow at Chapel Hill West, Oakbrook Terrace.

 

Ellen Flood, (nee Miskella) age 78, died September 10, 2014

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 12th, 2014

Flood-EllenEllen Flood, (nee Miskella) age 78, died September 10, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital with her husband of 56 years and five children at her bedside.
Ellen was born in County Wexford, Ireland in 1936. She immigrated to the United States when she was a young woman. She married John in 1958. She had a wonderful life raising her children and enjoying her grandchildren. She cherished her friends and family. She worked for Loyola University Hospital until 1997. She enjoyed gardening, volunteering, investing and spoiling her grandchildren. She was well known for her famous “Irish Soda Bread”.

Ellen is survived by her husband John; her five children, Maureen, Kathleen (Art), John (Marie), Eileen (Ed), and Tim; grandchildren Ashley, Eric, April, Jack, Rachel, Lauren and Ally; her brother Peter and sisters Elsie, Margaret, Kathleen and brother Patrick (deceased). She was a beloved aunt of many. She had many long enduring friendships and will be greatly missed by all.

Ellen was a participant in the Rush Memory and Aging Study. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Rush University Memory and Aging Study or your favorite charity are appreciated.
Rush Memory and Aging Study
Rush University Medical Center
1700 W. Van Buren
Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60612

* Please Note Ellen’s name and the study name on any donation
Visitation will be Sunday, September 14, 3:00-7:00pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 15, at 10:00am at the Funeral Home, Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

 

Josephine Rose Falcone (Josie), age 91, of Elgin, formerly Hillside and Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 10th, 2014

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Josephine Rose Falcone nee Greco 02/15/1923 – 09/08/2014.  You may have known her as Josie. She began her journey in Coloma, Michigan, where she grew up on a farm.   She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Falcone, her sister Neva, and her brothers Joe and Steve.

She is survived by her children Carol Cieslowski, Susan DiCosola, and Denise Carpenter (John);  She was the loving grandmother to nine grandchildren Paul Cieslowski, Danny Di Cosola (Mabbie), Carrie Christopher ( Paul), Michele DiCosola, Jennifer Carpenter, Joseph Carpenter, Kristi Dal Ponte (Joe), Carin Cieslowski, Deanna Coronato (Anthony);  She has seven great- grandchildren: Megan, Logan, Ayden, Samantha, Paul, Harlan and Giovannino; her siblings Dominic, Tony, Mary, Kathy, Pat, and Rosie; and  many nieces and nephews.

She lived in Coloma, Michigan on her family’s farm until 1945 when she moved to Chicago after marrying her husband Joe.  In 1969 she moved her family to Hillside, IL. She was always on the go, she bowled on leagues for many years at the Hillside Bowl.  Her grandchildren were the light of her life.  She spent a lot of time with all of them.  She really appreciated going to their sporting events and watching them at cheerleading.   She resided in Hillside until 2001 when she moved to Lombard, IL with her daughter Denise and son in law John.  She remained there until 2013 when they all moved to Elgin, IL.

Memorials to your favorite charity, appreciated.  Visitation Friday, 3:00-8:00pm. Funeral Service Saturday, 10:00am at the Funeral Home, entombment Queen of Heaven.

 

 

DAVID W. BAEHR, age 60 of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 6th, 2014

david baehrDAVID W. BAEHR, age 60 of Lombard, passed September 5, at Central DuPage Hospital.  Visitation will be Sunday, September 7, from 4-9 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street in Lombard.  Funeral will be Monday, September 8, at 10 am at Brust Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at  Arlington Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Dave is survived by his wife Joanne nee Diana-Moore Baehr, his step-children:  Marie, Kim, Jeff and Cheryl; his grandson Ethen; his siblings Marilyn (William) Seymore and Alan; and many nieces and nephews.  He was a mentor to many.

Dave was a life-long resident of Lombard.  He was the owner/operator of Swift Hauling.  He was a graduate of Willowbrook High School.

For more info 888-629-0094.

 

Ruth L. Metz-White, age 91, of Bloomingdale, formerly of Elgin and Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 5th, 2014

Metz-whiteRuth L. Metz-White, age 91, of Bloomingdale, formerly of Elgin and Lombard, died Thursday, September 4 at Alden Valley Ridge.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30 AM until time of service at 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL.

Ruth is survived by her son, Ted (Carol); her sister, MaryAnn Springer; three grandsons, Brian (Jenny) Metz, Steve (Julie) Metz and Brad (Danielle) Metz; and five great-grandchildren, Colin, Nathan, Erin, Kailee and Jax.

Ruth is preceded in death by Spencer F. Metz, Anthony White and her son, Roy E. Metz.

Ruth moved from Berwyn to Lombard in 1957. She was a valued employee of Quality Check’d Dairy Products for many years before she retired. Ruth loved to travel and spend time with her family. She will be missed by family and friends.

For more info 888-629-0094.

 

Glenn Lawrence, age 79, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 1st, 2014

Glenn Lawrence, age 79, of Lombard, died September 1 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, September 6 from Noon to 2 PM with a Masonic Service at 2 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard.

Interment is Private.

Mr. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Betty R.; 4 sons, Michael (Sabrina) of Schiller Park, Raymond (Krista) of Wheaton, Charles (Joy) of Bloomingdale and Steven (Patty) of Oregon and a daughter, Susan (Steven) Adams  of Rock Falls; 10 grandchildren, Heather, Andrew, Christopher, Rebecca, Joshua, Nicholas, Angelia, Brian, Megan and Kaitlyn; 5 great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Arlene.

Mr. Lawrence is preceded in death by his brother, Robert.

Mr. Lawrence grew up in Chicago and resided in Lombard for 54 years.  He graduated from Tilden Tech High School in 1954.  Mr. Lawrence was a member of the Bensenville Masonic Lodge #1159.  He was a Worthy Patron twice. He was also a member of the DuPage Shriners and Knights Templar.  Mr. Lawrence retired from Cass Logistics and Spector Freight. He was a member of IBT Local.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorials to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60707 would be appreciated.

 

Patsy Ann Scalzitti, age 66, of Villa Park

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 31st, 2014

ScalzittiPatsy Ann Scalzitti, age 66, of Villa Park, died suddenly, August 30, at Loyola Hospital.

Visitation will be held Wednesday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard to St. Pius X, 1025 E. Madison, Lombard, IL 60148 for 11 AM Mass.  Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Patsy is survived by her dear cousins, Rita (Brian) Darovic of Florida, Linda (Douglas) Wallin of Wisconsin, and Diane Casaccio of Elmwood Park; their seven children and many friends.

Patsy is preceded in death by her loving parents, Henry and Patsy, and her sister, Luciette and one cousin.

Patsy lived in Villa Park since 1952.  Her parents were charter members of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She attended St. Pius X Grade School.  She too was a very active member of St. Pius X.  She graduated from St. Francis High School in Wheaton.  She retired from the State of Illinois as a receptionist.  She loved photography and won several awards.  She was a member of a local camera club.  She enjoyed playing the organ and occasionally played the organ for St. Pius X Church.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Pius X Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 are appreciated.

 

Coletta C. Novak nee Gundlach, age 83, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 30th, 2014

NovakColetta C. Novak, (nee Gundlach) age 83, died August 27, 2014 at home with her husband of 61years and five children at her bedside. At 3:45 AM Coletta left this valley of tears to enter the realm of, “the eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it entered the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him”.

Visitation will be Tuesday, 3PM to 8PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Service will be Wednesday with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Christ the King Church, 1501 South Main Street, Lombard, for 10:00 AM mass. Internment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Coletta is survived by her husband Gene; her five children, Gary(Marla), Nancy (Jim) Banner, Laura, Karen, and Greg; grandchildren Jessica, Christopher (Megan), Matthew, and Lindsay; great-grandson Jaden; and her brother Dr. Walter Gundlach of Hastings, NE.

Coletta is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Cecelia, and her brother Raymond.

Coletta’s life was oriented to self-less loving service to her family, friends, and neighbor. She was a long term volunteer for Meals On Wheels bringing food to the home-bound, often staying to visit those in need of companionship and even preparing a needed meal. She also compassionately assisted in transporting people suffering with cancer to their treatments. She was an active member of Christ the King and St. John Vianney parishes.

Coletta was truly a follower of Christ in whom she placed her trust.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Catholic Relief Services would be appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.