Marty P. Starshak, age 90, formerly of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 27th, 2013

American FlagStarshakMarty P. Starshak, age 90, formerly of Lombard, died Dec. 27.
Visitation will be held Dec. 30, Monday, from 3 to 9 PM at Brust FuneraL Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday with prayers at 9:30AM at Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass.
Interment will be at Assumption Cemetery.
Mr. Starshak is survived by his wife, Sue nee Olson; two sons, John (Peggy) of Winfield and Jerome; a daughter, Barbara Starshak of Glen Ellyn; a brother, Edward J. (Maureen) of Waukegan and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Starshak is preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ellen Adcock and Phyllis Jean Livengood.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Miserecordia would be appreciated.
Mr. Starshak was a graduate of Loyola University. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army during WWII and was a Radar Tech. and served in Canada. He was a resident of Lombard from 1941 to 1954 and 1958 to 2007. He was the owner of Starshak Enterprises in Lombard from 1965 to 2007. He was a member of the American Legion #391. He was a former member of Sacred Heart Church and Sacred Heart Holy Name Society. He was active with Miserecordia. He loved bowling and was known for his sense of humor and was a collector.

 

Gerald Thomas (“Jed”) Patterson, 83, of Villa Park, IL,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 20th, 2013

American FlagPATTERSONGerald Thomas (“Jed”) Patterson, 83, of Villa Park, IL, passed away in his sleep on December 17, 2013.  A funeral mass will be on December28, 2013 at 10am at St. James the Apostle at 480 S. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, 60137.  Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

 Jed was born on December 20, 1929, in Chicago, IL, and graduated from York High School in 1948.  He served in the Army and was a proud combat veteran of the Korean War, serving in the 1st Cavalry Division.  After his discharge from the Army, he returned to Elmhurst and played semi-pro football for the Elmhurst Travelers.  He married in 1952, and worked in the construction industry as a tradesman before settling in the printing industry as a machinist/foreman.  After retirement, he greatly enjoyed his time as a bus driver for children with special needs, visiting his family, and spending time with his grandchildren.  Throughout his life, he was an avid hunter, fisher, golfer, gardener, and all-around home repair expert.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Patterson , his mother, Elinor (Cush) Patterson, brothers Jack and Thomas Patterson, sisters Mary and Nancy (Arenz) Patterson, his former spouse, Mary Lynn (Larson) Patterson, son Thomas Patterson, and grandson Owen Patterson.

He is survived by his son Steve Patterson of Elk Grove Village, son Jeff (Gail) Patterson of Pleasant Prairie, WI, daughter Linda (Tom) Preston of Glen Ellyn, son RJ (Erica) Patterson of Aurora, son David (Janie) Patterson of Hutchinson, KS, thirteen grandchildren; Jessica (Nunziata) Patterson, Angie (Sriver) Patterson, Steve Patterson, Thomas (“TJ”) Preston, Leah (Barkley) Preston, Darah Preston, JonathanPatterson, Zachary Patterson, Mitchell Preston, Joshua Patterson, Aimee Patterson, Melanie Patterson, and Benjamin Patterson, four great-grandchildren;  Gianna Nunziata, Andrew Sriver, Ryan Nunziata, and Boden Barkley, his brother Robert Patterson of Midland, TX, and sister Jane (DeBiase)  Patterson of Las Vegas, NV.

 

Joseph J. Sledz, age 100, of Lombard, formerly of Villa Park

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 18th, 2013

American FlagSledzJoseph J. Sledz, age 100, of Lombard, formerly of Villa Park died December 18 at Beacon Hill Health Center, Lombard.
Visitation will be held Monday, Dec. 23 at Christ the King Church,1501 S. Main St., Lombard from 9 A.M. until time of Funeral Mass 10 AM.
Interment will be at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles,IL.
Mr. Sledz is survived by two daughters, Melanie (Dennis) Kofink of Naperville, and Mary Lou of Naperville, a son James (Janine) of Colorado Springs; 5 grandchildren, Lisa, Kathy, David, Dana & Alex; 5 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Billy, Rachel, Anna & Phoebe; one great-great-grandchild, Devlin; and many nieces and nephews and
great-nieces and nephews.
Mr. Sledz is preceded in death by his wife, Irene H. nee Pasanko, a son, Robert and two brothers and one sister.

Mr. Sledz was a WWII Army Veterain, and life-time member of the Villa Park Garden Club. He passed away two days before turning 101.  Please omit flowers. Donations to Christ the King Church would be appreciated.
For information call 630-629-0094

 

GEORGE KOVAR, JR., age 84, of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 18th, 2013

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GEORGE KOVAR, JR., age 84, of Lombard, died December 12 at Brighton Gardens, St. Charles, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 20 from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 21 at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Mr. Kovar is survived by two sons, Victor (Marcia), and Matthew (Karina); his daughter, Ellen (Rick) Fielding; his daughter-in-law, Caroline; nine (9) grandchildren; and five (5) great-grandchildren; and his dear friend, Pat Fagerlie.
Mr. Kovar is preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine; and his son, Richard.

Mr. Kovar was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

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

 

Richard J. Flynn, age 60, of Homer Glen,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 18th, 2013

Richard J. Flynn, age 60, of Homer Glen, died Dec. 17 at Loyola Hospital.
Visitation will be held, Thursday, Dec. 19 at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park from 3 to 8 PM.
Funeral services will be Friday with prayers at 9:30 AM at the Funeral Home to St. Alexander Catholic Church, Villa Park for 10 AM Mass.
Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
Mr. Flynn is survived by his mother, Lucille; a brother, Patrick of Villa Park and a sister, Susan and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father, Richard.
Mr. Flynn was a Partner at Focus Capital in Downers Grove. He was a massive coin collector. He loved to bet on sports. He was an avid Sox fan.
For more information call 630-629-0094 or visit www.brustfuneralhome.com.

 

Donald E. Arndt, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 17th, 2013

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Donald E. Arndt, of Lombard, died December 16, at Arden Courts of Glen Ellyn.

Visitation will be held Thursday, December 19, from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 20, lying-in-state from 9:30 AM until time of service at 10 AM at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, Illinois 60148. Interment will be held at Chapel Hill Gardens West, OakBrook Terrace, Illinois.

Mr. Arndt is survived by his wife, Jean A. nee Baumann; his children, William of Downers Grove, Donna (Kyle) Sandersfeld of Waterloo, Illinois, and David Arndt of West Chicago; his grandchildren, Becky of St. Louis, Andrew (Katie) of St. Louis, Tim of West Chicago, Aaron of Waterloo, Illinois; his sister, Vivian (Jim) Chaplin of Florida; uncle of many.

Mr. Arndt was in the US Army and US Army Reserve. He graduated from Proviso East High School in 1957 and has lived in Lombard since 1974. Mr. Arndt was an active member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church where he was a Trustee and an Usher. He was a retired Tool and Die Maker. Mr. Arndt was a graduate of the Lombard Police Academy. He was a member of the DuPage Sheriff Police Association Community Emergency Response Team. After his retirement, Mr. Arndt worked at Glenbard East High School as a security guard.

 Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800,Chicago, IL 60631, or St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, Illinois 60148, appreciated.

For more info -1-888-629-0094

 

DOROTHY MAE BUCKLEY, age 93, of California, formerly of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 14th, 2013

DOROTHY MAE BUCKLEY, age 93, of California, formerly of Lombard, died December 11 in California.

Interment was held Tuesday, December 17 at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois.

Mrs. Buckley is survived by four children, Phyllis (Mike) Cirella, Joanne Rizvi, Marilyn Buckley, and Scott Buckley; and five grandchildren, Amy Rizvi, Dean Rizvi, Kurtis Rizvi, Sophia Rizvi, and Alicia Rizvi.

Mrs. Buckley is preceded in death by her husband, Herman Buckley; and her parents, Phillip and Ella Bock.

Mrs. Buckley was an only child and was born in Chicago, Illinois.  At the age of 3 she moved to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin where her dad worked for Carnation.  After her father’s death, when Dorothy was 13, she moved back to Chicago where she attended Carl Schurz High School.  She was a 1942 graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Dorothy taught high school for one year at Altoona High School in Wisconsin and then worked for the war department during World War II.  She was very affected by Pearl Harbor and the war, as was her husband.  Dorothy and her husband met on a bike trip to Monticello, Indiana after the war.  They were both members of the bike club.  Married in 1952, they purchased a brand new home in Lombard on Martha Street.  The Buckley’s had four children and moved to a larger home in Lombard on Edgewood Avenue and later on St. Charles Place near the Lombard Commons.

Dorothy was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Lombard from 1952 to 1995.  She had lived in Key Largo, Florida, from 1995-2011.  She taught Sunday school for 19 years.  Dorothy was also a Campfire girl leader and loved Phantom Lake camp in Mukwonago, Wisconsin where she and all of her children attended.

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

 

Brian K. Ball, age 42, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 13th, 2013

BallBRIAN K. BALL, age 42, of Lombard, died suddenly December 12, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Sunday, December 15 with visitation from 2 pm until time of Service at 6 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment is Private.

Mr. Ball is survived by two daughters, Angelynia Deeds of Lombard, and Ashley Ball of Lombard; his brother, Don (Lynn) of Villa Park; and his grandmother, Ida T. Sheldon.

Mr. Ball is preceded in death by his mother, Rosemarie Ball, and his grandfather, Donald Sheldon.

Mr. Ball grew-up in Lombard and was a 1989 graduate of Glenbard East High School.  He had attended Lincoln Grade School and Lombard Jr. High.  Mr. Ball was an avid Bears fan.  He was a wrestling enthusiast.  Mr. Ball loved nature and animals.  He liked children and loved his daughters.

 

 

 

Theodore R. Banaszewski, Veteran of U.S. Army, WWII, age 86, of Lombard IL

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 11th, 2013

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Ted Banaszewski, Veteran of U.S. Army, WWII, age 86, of Lombard IL passed away peacefully at home on December 10, 2013. Beloved husband of Norma Banaszewski (nee Dalessandro). Loving father of Joanne Banaszewski, Robert (Ann) Banaszewski, Edward (Lori) Banaszewski and Linda Fisher (Paul). Grandfather of 10: Susan, Taylor, Rachel, Clare, Chase, Jake, Joey, Theo, Eva and Jessie. Dear brother of Ken (Dawna) Opal and Don (Marcia) Opal. Visitation Thursday from 3-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL. Funeral Prayer Friday 9:30am from Brust Funeral Home, to St. Pius X Church for 10am Mass. Interment Mount Carmel, Hillside IL. More info, 888-629-0094

 

Mary Louise Johnson, nee Shire, age 92, long-time resident of Elmhurst

Written by Brust Funeral Home on December 10th, 2013

Mary JohnsonMARY LOUISE JOHNSON, nee Shire, age 92, long-time resident of Elmhurst, died December 9,2013.Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 9 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral services will be Saturday with Mrs. Johnson lying-in-state from 10:30 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11 AM at Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, 367 S. Spring Rd., Elmhurst. Interment will be at Mt. Emblem, Elmhurst.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Elmhurst Presbyterian Church are appreciated.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her daughters, Sheryl Welsch of Elmhurst, Judy (Brad) Pauling of Wheaton, and Marsha (Tim) Raffen of Elmhurst and her son, Warren C. “Kip”, Jr. (Pattie) of Villa Park,12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her beloved husband Warren C. Johnson, Sr. and by her sister, Ruth Beach.

Mrs. Johnson had lived in Elmhurst since 1956.  She was very active at Elmhurst Presbyterian Church and was a Deacon there.  She worked at Craft Patterns in Elmhurst.  She was very family minded.