LEILA CAROL BAHR

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 9th, 2015

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On August 7, 1953 a gift from God was given to the world in the person of Leila Carol Colston. A blessing to her parents Thomas “Grover” and Lula Mae Colston (Green). An only child, Leila was raised on Chicago’s South-Side in the Roseland community, where she developed a never-ending love affair with music, dancing, cars and motorcycles. Friendships were born in this neighborhood that lasted throughout her lifetime. After graduating from Fenger High School, Class of 1971, Leila completed training as a licensed Beautician and used her skills to beautify individuals in either a professional setting, until she retired in June 2015, or on a personal level. Her talents benefited people on their happiest of occasions and during the most traumatic of life’s events. Weddings, Funerals, Graduations, Hospital Patients, Birthdays, Holidays and those confined to their homes due to illness or injury, were grateful for the transformation Leila would perform on them to make their events special or ease their pain and suffering. Leila did this during her own struggles with personal health, always placing the needs of others before her own discomfort and pain. Her Father died during her teen years and a special bond developed between her and her Mother, Lula, that was unshakable as they met life’s challenges together. Her devotion to her Mother did not end with Lula’s passing, it merely expanded by sharing their experiences with her children, Jillian Gayle (Franczyk) Hendershot, Jacqueline Bahr, who remain devoted to their mother as she taught them through example. She has been the devoted wife of Thomas E. Bahr since June 1983. Together they enjoyed traveling, music and food festivals, and summers in Door County for over 32 years of marriage. Leila will forever be in the hearts of her three grandchildren, Evan, Connor, and William Hendershot, her 8 in-laws, dozens of nieces and nephews, and their children as well. She was taken by the angels on September 8th, 2015, leaving the world a better place and all who had the good fortune of knowing her, better for having met her. Her humble strength and courage throughout her long illness is an inspiration to all her family and friends. We pray that she finds peace and comfort in the arms of the Almighty as she becomes heaven’s newest angel. We will all miss Leila until we are joined together again in heaven’s eternal bliss.

Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, September 11 from 4 to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 AM at Christ Church of Oak Brook, 31st and York Road.

Memorials to the Gary Sinise Foundation, Post Office Box 50008, Studio City, California 91614-5001 would be appreciated.

 

LINCOLN CHARLES PERKINS of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, age 84, died Monday, September 7, 2015

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 8th, 2015

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LINCOLN CHARLES PERKINS of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, age 84, died Monday, September 7, 2015. He is survived by his son, Charles Lincoln Perkins and step-children, William (Barbara) Shultz, Rick (Debra) Shultz, and Bonnie Santi. He was the grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 7. Mr. Perkins was preceded in death by his parents, Anna Zilinsky Perkins and Lincoln Goodman Perkins; his daughter, Kimberly Andrea Perkins; and his wife, Ellen P. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins enlisted in the U.S. Air force and was stationed in Puerto Rico during the Korean War. He served as an aircraft electrical engineer.

Lincoln was a retired electrical engineer having started his career in communications at S.N.E.T. in Connecticut and eventually retiring from AT&T in Lisle, Illinois, as a technical trainer. Early in his career he was recognized as being responsible for the inception of the 1-800 phone number that is widely known and used to this day.

Lincoln had a passion for collecting Mexican coins and an appreciation for geology. He explored many old mines in the New England states with his wife, Ellen, gathering various gemstones.

An accomplished golfer and pool shooter, Lincoln won many senior pool tournaments and along the way he played with some semi-professionals.

Memorials to the Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.

 

 

 

Patricia Lynn Radtke, nee Bojarski, age 63, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 7th, 2015

radtke patriciaPatricia Lynn Radtke, nee Bojarski, age 63, of Lombard, passed away September 6, at her home. Loving wife of Kent E. Radtke; beloved sister of Linda (Henry Jr.) Shepelak, sister-in-law of James A. (Barbara) Radtke. Dearest aunt of Kevin Radtke and Lisa (Sam) Powell.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 10, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral service will be held Friday, September 11, with 9:30 prayers from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, 114 South Elizabeth Street, Lombard for a 10:00 AM mass.

Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

 

Claudia Alice Jandrisits, nee Morton, age 92, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 5th, 2015

JandrisitsClaudia Alice Jandrisits, nee Morton, age 92, of Lombard, died September 3, 2015 at St. Alexius Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.
Visitation will be held Saturday, September 12 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, with a short memorial service at 2:30 PM, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment will be private.
Claudia is survived by her loving children, Cecilia (Dennis) Borecki, Robert (Janis) Jandrisits, Patricia (Daniel) Lorimer and Alice (Sheila Clements) Jandrisits; her cherished grandchildren, Justin (Ewa) Jandrisits, Jamie Lorimer, Katherine Lorimer and Michael Lorimer; dear aunt of many nephews and a niece.
Claudia is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Felix J. Jandrisits.
Claudia lived a long and full life rich with family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Alexian Brothers Hospice, 800 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007, would be greatly appreciated.
For more info 888-629-0094.

 

Thomas E. McCarter, age 71, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 4th, 2015

McCarter, Tom 1American FlagThomas E. McCarter,age 71, of Lombard, passed away September 2, at his home
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4PM – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral services will be Wednesday, with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St, Lombard, for 10:00 AM Mass. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL.
Mr. McCarter is survived by his beloved wife, Gail J. nee Laski; his loving children, Michael (Heather) McCarter, Annie (Brent) Hansen and Mimi (Nick) Cunningham; his cherished grandchildren, Austin, Sophia, Josephine, Anna, Benjamin, Holly, Joseph, Vivian, Aubrey and Georgia; his dear brothers and sisters, Patricia (Adam) DiMarzio, Richard (Rosanne) McCarter Jr, Suzanne McCarter, James ( Lori) McCarter, Peggy (Jerry) Serwa; his brother-in-law, Thomas Noie; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mr. McCarter is preceded in death by his loving parents, Richard P. and Anne T.; and his dear sister, Geraldine.
Mr. McCarter was a U.S. Secret Service Agent for Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan. Tom earned the lifelong gratitude of President Ford for helping foil an attempt on his life in 1975. He was a Retired Special Agent in Charge, Department of the Treasury, Chicago Field Office. Thomas was a distinguished combat veteran of the Vietnam War.
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Rosemarie Tufano (née Mauriello) of Lombard, age 89

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 4th, 2015

TufanoRosemarie Tufano (née Mauriello) of Lombard, age 89, died peacefully September 2, 2015. Beloved wife of Victor; loving mother of James (Jean), Victoria, Daniel (Cathy), and Linda (Matt Cimento). Dear sister of Katy Bowdish and Rita (Marlan) Schreiner. Devoted grandmother of eight, great-grandmother of 11, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Fortunato Mauriello; infant brother, Anthony; and sister Isabel Nardulli. Visitation will be held at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard IL, Monday, September 7, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be celebrated Tuesday, September 8, with 9:30 AM prayers from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St, Lombard for 10 AM Mass. Interment will be at Que en of Heaven Cemetery. Info 888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com

 

Richard “Red” William Montague, age 91, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 3rd, 2015

American FlagMontagueRichard “Red” William Montague, age 91, of Lombard, formerly of Villa Park, passed away Friday, August 28th at his home. Mr. Montague was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Eileen (nee Lambert) and siblings Donald of Houston, TX, Robert of Caro, MI and Geraldine of Palmer, Alaska. Richard is survived by his children, Maureen Lyons, Cheryl (Roger) Widholm, Mark (Sharon) Montague and Judy Montague; six grandchildren, Alison (Ben) Kautz, Kara (Kevin) Walsh, Laura (Ryan) Switzer, Steven Montague (Meghan Pawlowski), Jenna Montague, and Alex Montague; three great-grandchildren, Nolan, Connor and Owen.

Richard grew up in Caro, Michigan. He was an excellent student and the high school football quarterback. Following graduation he attended Michigan State University. After his freshman year, he joined the Army Air Corps and trained on the B-25 and B-17 aircraft. The war ended before he deployed overseas. He briefly attended West Point but eventually completed a chemical engineering degree at Michigan State. Richard worked for Acheson Colloids in Port Huron MI, where he met and married Eileen. They moved to Muskegon, MI, then Kalamazoo, where he worked for the Brunswick Corporation. A subsequent move was made to Cleveland, OH, where he worked for the Glidden Paint Company and then to Villa Park, IL where Eileen began working for Eastern Airlines as a reservation agent and later a customer service representative. They moved to Detroit, MI for 10 years and eventually settled in Fayetteville, GA. Eileen continued working for Eastern, allowing them to do some traveling. Richard kept busy working for the Fayetteville School District as a Special Education school bus driver, which he enjoyed greatly, interacting with the students and staff. In 2012, Richard and Judy moved to Illinois to be nearer family. He lived at Sunrise of Lombard and enjoyed socializing with the other residents, playing bridge and having intellectual conversations. As a lifelong avid sports fan, Richard routinely watched with great interest, many college/professional football, baseball, and basketball games. He also enjoyed watching old westerns on TV.

Richard has donated his body for scientific research to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois. No services are planned.

 

Lorraine D. Betzel, nee Brinker, age 87

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 1st, 2015

BetzelLORRAINE D. BETZEL, nee Brinker, age 87, of Glendale Heights, formerly of Bellwood and Hillside, died August 31st. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Patrick (Kathy) and Kenneth (Sylvie). Cherished grandmother of Nancy, Susan, and Amy. Great-grandmother of Brandon.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 4 at 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 8 PM.

Interment will be at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois.

 

Norma M. Karasek, nee Steben, age 92, of Villa Park

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 1st, 2015

NormaKarasekNORMA MARIE KARASEK, nee Steben, age 92, of Villa Park, died Sunday, August 30 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife of the late Richard Karasek. Loving mother of Keith (Daphne), Linda (Gary) Mader, Nancy (Michael) Gorski, Susan (Roger) Wahl, Joyce Aschermann, and Mark (Ruth). Dearest grandmother of Eric (Bailey), Brett, Krista, Wendy, Rachel and Heidi Mader; Matthew and Bethany Wahl; Cole and Drew Aschermann, and Arthur, Arbie, Gideon, and Estefani Karasek. Fond sister of Mildred (Walter) Knosher, Lorraine (George) Johnson, Elroy (Betty) Steben, Arnold (Marilyn) Steben, and Harold (Jean) Steben. Dear Aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Karasek was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church of York Center Lombard. She lived her entire life in the Lombard and Villa Park area, attending Trinity Lutheran School and York High School. Mrs. Karasek worked ten years in the Merchandise Mart for Johns Manville before marrying and raising her family.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 4 from 2 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 5 with Mrs. Karasek Lying-In-State from 9:30 AM until time of Service at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, York Center, Roosevelt and Meyers Roads, Lombard.
Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran School, Roosevelt and Meyers Roads, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

 

 

Lynda Ostdiek, nee Palesch, age 65, of Villa Park

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 28th, 2015

OstdiekLYNDA OSTDIEK, nee Palesch, age 65, of Villa Park, died suddenly August 28 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Illinois. Loving wife of Tom. Dearest mother of Sarah (Brian) Blaszczyk of Chicago and Dr. Allison Ostdiek of Chicago. Dearest daughter of William Palesch of Elmhurst and Dolores Palesch of Raddison, Wisconsin. Dearest sister of Denise Palesch of Maryland, Jean (Michael) Krause of Lombard, Daniel Palesch of Plainfield, William (Ree) of Dundee, Ellen (Greg) Chadaranek of Lyons, and John (Kim) Palesch of Kankakee. Many nieces and nephews. Sister-in-law of John (Mary) Ostdiek of Minnesota, and Rob (Kris) Ostdiek of Minnesota.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 31 from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral will be held Tuesday, September 1 with Mrs. Ostdiek Lying-In-State from 9:00 AM to time of Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Alexander Church, 300 S. Cornell, Villa Park, Illinois.
Interment Private.
In Lieu of flowers, Memorials to DuPage Easter Seal Center, 830 South Addison Avenue, Villa Park, Illinois 60181 or American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois 60674.

Mrs. Ostdiek grew-up in Elmhurst and was a 1968 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Elmhurst. She was a 1972 graduate of Lewis University in Joliet. Mrs. Ostdiek was a Special Education Aide for School District 45 for over 20 years and was currently working at York Center School. Mrs. Ostdiek was a resident of Villa Park for 34 years.