Jane Frances Steben, nee Klaeren, age 83, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 18th, 2014

Jane StebenJANE FRANCES STEBEN, nee Klaeren, age 83, of Lombard, died February 17 at Sunrise Assisted Living, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 20 from 3 to 9 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  A Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 21 with prayers at 9:30 am from Brust Funeral Home to St. Pius X Catholic Church for a 10 am Mass.  Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Mrs. Steben is survived by her six children, William M. (Shawn) of Tennessee, Cynthia A. Heneghan of Lombard, Karen M. (Michael) Ellerby of Glen Ellyn, Kenneth P. of Carol Stream, James A. (Julie) of Plainfield, Theodore E. (Carrie Price) of Lombard; nine grandchildren, William M. Jr., Daniel “Odie” J. and Ryne P. Steben, Jack C. and Daniel T. Heneghan, Lauren M. and Kevin A. Ellerby, Matthew J. and Marissa J. Steben; two brothers, George (Beatrice) Klaeren of Michigan, and Edward (Patricia) Klaeren of Michigan; her sister-in-laws, Irene Miller of Arizona, and Evelyn (John) Hertrich of Huntley; her brother-in-law, William Steben of Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Steben is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Theodore; her siblings, Charles (Geraldine), Elizabeth (Edward) Moreau, Gertrude (Earl Huntley/Larry McGuire), and William, KIA World War II, U.S. Army Europe; her brother-in-law, Marv Steben; and her sister-in-law, Carol Steben.

Mrs. Steben grew up in the Elmhurst and Villa Park area.  She was a graduate of St. Alexander’s Grade School in Villa Park, attended York High School in Elmhurst and graduated from Mendon High School in Michigan.  She was a resident of Lombard for over 50 years.  Mrs. Steben was married for 30 years.  She was married at Visitation Church in Elmhurst on January 17, 1959 and they had their reception at the VFW in Villa Park.  Mrs. Steben was very active with her children and her grandchildren.  She had worked at Meyer, Meyer, and Albers for over 20 years.

Memorials to the Deicke Home, 1005 East Division, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

 

KEN MAJERCHIN, age 59, of Carol Stream, formerly of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 17th, 2014

MajerchinKen Majerchin, age 59, suddenly, of Carol Stream, formerly of Lombard, died February 14 in his home.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 19 from 3 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, Illinois Funeral service will be Thursday, February 20 at 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will be at Assumption Cemetery in Winfield, Illinois.

Mr. Majerchin is survived by his wife, Pat nee Tomanek; his mother Marguerite of Lombard; two sisters, Patricia (Richard) Finke of Bensenville and Lisa
(Glenn Hughes) Majerchin of Villa Park; and a brother, Kevin(Holly) of Carpentersville. Uncle of five. Many other relatives.

Mr. Majerchin was preceded in death by his father, Edward.

Mr. Majerchin grew up in Lombard. He attended Schafer Grade School, Jefferson Middle School and Willowbrook High School where he graduated in 1972. Mr. Majerchin attended college at Southern Illinois University. He worked at Allstate Insurance Company from 1974-2013. Mr. Majerchin was an avid golfer and skier.
He was a former member of St. John the Apostle Church in Villa Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to your favorite charity are appreciated.

 

Myrtle Abelt, (nee Heinichen), age 94, formerly of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 16th, 2014

Myrtle Abelt, (nee Heinichen), age 94, formerly of Lombard, Illinois, entered into the presence of the Lord on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Willowcrest Nursing Pavillion, Sandwich, IL. Preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Norman C. Abelt, baby sister of Harry Heinichen, Wilbur Heinichen, Ruth DeGarmo and Caroline Weinert, mother of Amy Johnsen (nee Abelt), grandmother of Scott (Peggy), Kevin, Todd and Kayla Johnsen, great grandmother of Dylan, Christian, Noah, Grace, Kijah and Kevonte` Johnsen. Myrtle was born on January 31, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois to August and Clara Heinichen. She attended Harrison High School and later worked at Panek’s Bakery, followed by S & R Drugs, Lombard, and Glen Rexall Drugs in Glen Ellyn for many years until her retirement. Not one to slow down, she sold Mary Kay cosmetics into her 70′s. Myrtle was best known for her huge capacity for love, her passion for life and her never ending desire to try new things. She and her husband, Norm, loved to host parties for friends and family. They also loved to travel, and enjoyed many trips including two to Hawaii, Europe, Puerto Vallarta and parts of the U.S. She was the jewel of her family, a true blessing in their lives, and will live on in the hearts of all who loved her. Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 18 from 9am until the time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard. Interment at Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Illinois.

 

Betty Ladwig, age 88, formerly of Villa Park

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 14th, 2014

Betty was a beloved friend and neighbor. She was an avid animal lover. She would take care of any animal when needed. She was a free spirit, loved to be on the go and have a good time. She loved to socialize with her friends and neighbors often. Betty was a QVC queen, loving to shop on infomercials. Betty worked for the Chicago Northwestern railroad for over 40 years.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 17 from 10am until the time of Funeral Service at 11am at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton Ave. Interment Elmlawn Cemetery.

 

Mirio Valgiusti, age 74, of Chicago, formerly of Northlake

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 11th, 2014

MIRIO VALGIUSTI, age 74, of Chicago, formerly of Northlake, died February 11 at Norwood Crossing, Chicago, Illinois.

Visitation and Service will be held Monday, February 17 from 11 AM to time of Service at 11:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

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

Mr. Valgiusti is survived by his sister, Kathy (Clifford) Mikkola of Park Ridge; his brother, Ed (Kimberlee) Valgiusti of Lombard; his special uncle, Julian Riani; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Valgiusti is preceded in death by his parents, Leandro and Clara Valgiusti, nee Riani.

Mr. Valgiusti came to the U.S. from Italy after the War and grew-up in Northlake.  He was raised by his Uncle and his Grandparents.  He had worked for the Rosen Bakery and was a member of the Bakery + Confectionary Union Local 002.  Mr. Valgiusti was a member of St. Pascal’s Church.

Memorials to Norwood Crossing Nursing Home, 6016 North Nina, Chicago, Illinois 60631 would be appreciated.

 

MYRNA M. BELL, age 75, of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 11th, 2014

MYRNA M. BELL, age 75, of Lombard, died Sunday, February 9 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Loving wife of the late Ralph, Beloved mother of Stephen (Carol), Michael (Linda), Richard (Cindy) and Kristen (John) Wahler. Proud grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of three.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 12 from 4 to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 13 at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home.Interment will be at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Myrna Mae Leo was born on July 15, 1938 to Joseph and Effie Leo. She has been a lifelong resident of Lombard growing on Harrison Street. She was from a large family consisting of Penny, Alyce, Dorthy, Rich and John. On August 16,1958 she married Ralph Raymond Bell and they resided on Park Avenue for over 50 years. After their 55th anniversary, Ralph was called home while they were residing at Lexington of Lombard.

Myrna was a wonderful homemaker. She loved to cook, bake, clean and was a very loving and caring mother to Stephen, Michael, Richard and Kristen. She had 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, with a great love for family and MANY precious friends.

She was an active member of Lombard Bible Church. In fact she started going to church through the invitation of “Grandpa and Grandma Badger”. The most important thing about Myrna’s life is that she loved the Lord and was able to call him Savior in Jr. High. She read her Bible every morning and tried to learn from God. She held MANY positions at Lombard Bible Church including VP of Homemakers, Deaconess, Sunday School teacher and Pioneer Girls Leader. Ralph and Myrna were faithful attenders along with children of Lombard Bible Church which is dearly beloved by the Bell family.

Myrna worked for the Lombard YMCA as their Office Manager for over 25 years. The office began in her residence until they moved to their Park Avenue location. Through her position at the Lombard YMCA she served many people of Lombard and always had a listening ear for people’s needs.

Some of her other interests included: a shared business with her dear friend Peg called The Housesweepers, writing as a published author, birdwatching, journaling different flowers, collecting Pink Depression Glass, traveling and she was an avid reader. Every year until her children were through college, they saved to go on annual summer family vacations, including tent camping to the west coast and back.

She was a very caring, loving person, and a GREAT listener.

When we think about Myrna and all that she endured in this life, I think the word that sums it up is faithful. She had a love for God that transformed other people’s lives.

Memorials to Lombard Bible Church, 111 S. Park, Lombard, Il, appreciated.

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

 

 

Janice Palmer, nee McLain, 60, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 10th, 2014

Palmer, JaniceJanice Palmer, nee McLain, 60, died peacefully in her Lombard home on Wednesday, Feb. 5th.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, Feb. 15th, at Sacred Heart Church in Lombard. Interment will be private at a later date. Arrangements are bring made by Brust Funeral Home.

Mrs. Palmer is survived by her loving husband George, cherished daughters Carolyn and Leslie, beloved sister Maureen McLain, uncle Dick (Pat) Fritz, nieces Jennifer McLain (John Wendler) and Melissa (Tony) Lewis, great-niece Noelle, great-nephew Christian, and a great many cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald J Sr and Lillian McLain, nee Fritz, and brother Don McLain Jr, and 11 aunts and uncles.

Born in 1953 in Chicago, Mrs Palmer graduated from St Juliana’s School, St Scholastica High School, and the University of Iowa. At St Scholastica she was a volunteer tutor for the Chicago Area Lay Movement (CALM). She also studied abroad in Europe during her college years. She held many positions over her working years: waitress, store clerk, insurance claims adjuster, day-care operator, as well as serving as her husband’s office manager for his software business- all while raising two charming and accomplished daughters. She also spent time as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, classroom “art lady”, and animal shelter volunteer. She was pursuing a career as a registered dietician until she was forced to abandon her studies due to advancing Multiple Sclerosis.

She was an avid reader, especially of mysteries. She loved animals, especially cats and dogs. She was a long-time supporter of classical music- singing with the Elmhurst Choral Union, where she met her husband- but also a fan of The Beatles and Josh Groban. Another cause she supported was public radio and television, being a member of WBEZ and WTTW.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to

Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund
333 N. Summit Street
Toledo, Ohio  43604
419.252.5989 (phone)
419.710.0429 (fax)
hospicefund@hcrgives.org

Call 630-629-0094 or visit www.brustfuneralhome.com for more information.

 

Helen H. Groebner, age 91, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 10th, 2014

  1. HELEN H. GROEBNER, age 91, of Lombard, died February 8 at Lexington Health Care, Lombard.

Memorial Service arrangements are pending at Lexington in Lombard.

Mrs. Groebner is survived by two daughters, Barbara Rohde of Wauconda, and Betsy Groebner of New Hampshire; her sister, Dorothy Wood of River Forest; her sister-in-law, Janet Henn of Colorado; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Mrs. Groebner is preceded in death by her son, John; and her brother, Bob Henn.

Mrs. Groebner was a resident of Lombard 26 years.  She was a graduate of Schurz High School in Chicago and Purdue University.  Mrs. Groebner had retired from Sears & Roebuck as an office worker and had also worked for the City of Chicago Public Health Department.

Memorials to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois 60674 would be appreciated.

 

 

Robert A. Cozzi, age 83, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 10th, 2014

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Robert A. Cozzi, age 83, of Lombard, died February 8 at his home.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 11 from 3-9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Funeral Service Wednesday, February 12 at 10:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Cozzi is survived by his loving wife, Joan L. nee Harpstreith; a daughter, Carole (Frank) Cozzi-Jost; 3 sons, Robert (Lena) Jr., John (Donna) Cozzi, and Alan (Diana) Cozzi; 11 grandchildren, Kristen Cozzi-Behrens, Christine (Erik) Weihofen, Jacqueline Caroline Cozzi, Theresa (Matt) Gilpin, Anne (Stephen) Gibson, Sara, Savanna, Alan Jr., Michael, Devyn and Darian; 9 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn (Howard) Hill; a brother-in-law, Patrick Davern; 2 sister-in-laws, Barbara Worthem and Joan Harpstreith; and a cousin, Arlene Cozzi.

Mr. Cozzi was preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine Davern; 3 brothers-in-law, Norman Worthem, Anthony Harpstreith, and Edward Mahoney and 1 sister-in-law, Jean Mahoney.

Mr. Cozzi had been a resident of Lombard for 20 years, and spent 20 years in Arizona.  He was retired from Air-Rite Heating & AC in Streamwood and was a member of the Local 73 Union.  Mr. Cozzi was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the United States Air Force.

 

Michael E. Sheehan, 74, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 9th, 2014

SheehanMichael E. Sheehan, 74, of Lombard, died February 9, 2014, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago after a battle with leukemia. He was lovingly cared for by his wife, daughters, sisters, nieces, nephews, close family friends and trusted caregiver. A native of Chicago’s South Side, Michael attended St. Sabina’s and St. Rita’s, before joining the US Navy and, later, the airline industry. Michael was an avid gardener, cyclist and world traveler.

Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Ursula, nee Hofheinz; his loving daughters, Heidi of Mill Valley, CA, and Martina of Chicago; his dear sisters, Catherine “Kay” Hession and Patricia “Puddy” (Joe) Glynn; and many nieces and nephews. Michael is preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Dorothy, sister Mary and brother-in-law Tom Hession.

Visitation will be held Tuesday 4 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral Service Wednesday with 9:30 AM prayers at Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass. Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Illinois Chapter, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60661.

For more information call 1-888-629-0094 or brustfuneralhome.com.