Daniel Aderholt, age 61, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 5th, 2016

AderholdDANIEL ADERHOLT, age 61, of Lombard, died May 4 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 6 from 4 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 7 with Mr. Aderholt Lying-In-State from 9:30 AM to time of Service at 10 AM at the Maple Street Chapel, Main and Maple Streets, Lombard.

Interment will be at Elmlawn Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Daniel is survived by his loving wife, Dawn nee Dalton; his sons, Jason, Jeremy (Amanda), Josh (Stephanie), and Jim Mele; his grandchildren, Makayla, Maddie, Shaun and Nina; his sister, Linda Dianne (Vince) Hernandez; and his nieces and nephews, Heather, Marty, Paula, Michelle, David, Ashley, Jonathan, and Aaron.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials to First Things First at First Church of Lombard, 220 South Main Street, Lombard would be appreciated.



JEANETTE A. ‘JENNIE’ HALMEL, nee Paliatka, age 87

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 3rd, 2016

Halmel 4Jeanette A. “Jennie” Halmel (nee Paliatka), 87.

Born October 23, 1928 in Chicago to Anna (nee Novak) and Stephen Paliatka.  On April 28, 2016, Jennie was surrounded by her loving family as she passed, peacefully, from this life on to her heavenly home. She was married to Anton “Tony” F. Halmel for 37 years.  Tony preceded her in death on May 12, 1999.  She is survived by her daughter Christine (Cran) Boyd, son Anton (AJ) Halmel, step-daughter Jeanne Kelby, granddaughter Janis Legan, grandsons Jackson and Nathan Boyd, and great-granddaughter Avery Legan.

Jennie lived in Lombard, in the same home, for 54 years.  She was a kind and quiet soul who was a helper to everyone.  She loved her neighborhood and neighbors.  A fond remembrance for many years was of the annual “court picnics” – the food, fellowship, and kids running around everywhere.  Jennie loved the Lilac Parade.  She would set out chairs for her family on the morning of the parade, every year, same spot.  After the parade she always laid out a feast of homemade fried chicken and potato salad. Food was her gift.  In the tiniest of kitchens, she managed to turn out delicious meals and goodies – enough to feed an army.  The apple slices that she baked were legendary.  Homemade kolaczki, rye bread, houska, pork roast and dumplings were all made with love.

She cherished her Czechoslovakian (Bohemian) heritage.  Jennie grew up in the Lawndale area of Chicago.  As a child of the Great Depression, she would remind her family of the everyday hardships.  In early 1938, as a young girl, she went to visit relatives in Czechoslovakia.  After several months, it was clear that Europe was changing.  Family members raced to get her on one of the last ships back to America before it was too late.  She belonged to CSA Fraternal Life (formerly Czechoslovak Society of America) and most recently attended Czech genealogy meetings with her step-daughter Jeanne.

Jennie started working for Sears and Roebuck while still attending Farragut High School.  She worked there for over 20 years and was blessed with wonderful friendships with her “Sears Girls”.  They traveled to places like Bermuda, Sun Valley, and Florida.  They put on song and dance shows and gathered around pianos to sing – just like the old MGM movies.

Later, Jennie worked at Marshall Field’s in Oak Brook for over 10 years.  She worked in the hosiery department.  This meant socks for everyone on every holiday.

She loved her husband, children, extended family, and dogs.  Years ago, summer weekends meant packing up to take the family to Wonder Lake.  She enjoyed hosting family and friends and dipping her toes in the water.  In recent years, Jennie liked to “go for a ride” just to see the old summer home.

She found great joy in the simple things of life.  Sitting in the sun watching the comings and goings of her neighborhood.  Puttering around the yard checking on the roses and lilies-of-the-valley.  Napping with her dogs, Candy and Frank, on her lap.  Watching NCIS.  Playing checkers with her grandsons.

There simply are not enough words to describe the beauty, life, and giving spirit of Jennie or how very much we will miss her.

Memorial gathering will be held Thursday, May 5 from 3 to 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.



Mark A. Orbik, age 61, of Lombard, suddenly

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 1st, 2016

Orbik#1American FlagMark A. Orbik, age 61, of Lombard, passed away, suddenly, on April 29, 2016.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 12-5 pm at the family home.  Contact the Orbik family for additional details.

Mark is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia; his two sons and daughter in laws, Mark A. Jr. (Christina Orengo) of California and Michael A. (Julie Ann) of Florida; his sister Debra L. Morgan (Gerry Morgan); his brother Jay M. ; his two dogs Carmel and Addison and lots of extended family and friends.

Mark was a resident of Lombard for 30 years. He was a U.S. Navy Vet. Mark graduated with a bachelor in computer science from Chicago State University and as a software engineer for the last 30 years.  He was avid animal lover and spent his lunch hour everyday volunteering at P.A.C.T. Humane Society in Bloomingdale.  He was also an amazing guitar player and spent his younger years in a rock and roll band.  His life was shaped by music and it was integral to the man he was.

His family meant everything to him and he enjoyed spending as much time with them as he could.  He was kind and warm and treated everyone he met with respect and genuine curiosity about their story.  He loved the outdoors, and spent as much time as he possibly could walking, jogging, biking, roller blading, and anything else that would get him out in the sunlight.  He was a genuinely kind and compassionate person who will live on in our hearts forever.

In lieu of flowers, donations to: P.A.C.T. Humane Society, 412 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108, are appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094


Edward E. Hobday, age 77, suddenly, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 1st, 2016

Hobday- EdwardAmerican FlagEdward E. Hobday, age 77, suddenly, of Lombard, passed away April 29 at his home.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 AM until time of funeral service at 11:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Interment will be private at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Mr. Hobday is survived by his loving daughter, Laura (Robert) Joens; his grandchildren, Dakota and Alexander; his daughter-in-law, Cindy, his siblings, Irene Lange and Ruth (Silvio) Bastiani and his sister-in-law, Audrey.

Mr. Hobday is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Maureen nee Lynn; his son, Michael; one grandson, Kyle Hobday and four siblings, Charles, Harry, Helen and Martha.

Mr. Hobday grew up in Chicago and graduated from Proviso East High School. He was a U.S. Army Vet. Mr. Hobday was a resident of Lombard since 1970. He worked for AAA Garage Doors in Lombard.

Memorials to American Red Cross are appreciated.

For more info 888-629-0094.


Anthony Krauss

Written by Brust Funeral Home on April 30th, 2016

American FlagAnthony Krauss was a devoted husband for 64 years. Had 4 children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He lived and grew up in Chicago. He was a Veteran of WW 2  in the US Army in the Pacific theater.  He fought in the New Guinea and Papuan campaigns.  He loved all the Chicago teams; The Cubs, Blackhawks and Bears. Cubs baseball was his favorite. Anthony belonged to St. Priscilla Parish. He was a very kind and helpful neighbor; cutting their grass or shoveling their snow. He worked at Eureka X-Ray Tube for many years. Funeral Services were held Saturday April 30, 2016 at Brust Funeral Home 135 S. Main St., Lombard, Illlnois.  Internment at Maryhill Cemetery , Niles, Illinois.


Simonne Biesemans, age 85, of Antwerp, Belgium

Written by Brust Funeral Home on April 26th, 2016


SIMONNE BIESEMANS, age 85, of Antwerp, Belgium died April 15, 2016 in Belgium.

Mrs. Biesemans is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline (Chuck) Wingard of Lombard; two grandchildren, Peter Wingard of Chicago and Brittany Wingard of Austin, Texas; and many cousins in Belgium.

Mrs. Biesemans was born January 26, 1931 in Antwerp, Belgium.  She lived under German occupation of Belgium from 1940 to 1944.  For her entire life, Mrs. Biesemans was very close to her classmates from 1949 and they got together often.

Mrs. Biesemans worked as a Secretary for 30 years for Sun Oil (Sunoco) Company and retired in 1986.  After retiring, she returned to school to become an Antwerp Tour Guide.  She loved history, particularly Belgium history.  Mrs. Biesemans was excited and proud to be a tour guide in 1994, the 50 year anniversary of the liberation of Antwerp by the Canadians, and to be able to take those who returned around the city.

Mrs. Biesemans enjoyed knitting, organizing and loved to travel.  She was very close to her daughter and her grandchildren.

Memorial Gathering and Service will be held Friday, April 29th from 3:00 PM to the Service time of 7:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

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


Jo Dean Strauss, nee Fifarek, age 69, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on April 25th, 2016

StraussJO DEAN STRAUSS, nee Fifarek, age 69, of Lombard, died April 25 at Glen Oak Hospital, Glendale Heights, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 27 from 4 to 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral and Interment Private.

Mrs. Strauss is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Richard; her children, Scott (Karleen) of Lombard, and Bonnie (Marshall) Fabor of Melrose Park; her grandchildren, Angie Strauss and Jake Strauss of Lombard; and her brothers, Gerald of Joliet, and Wally (Margaret) of Wisconsin.

Mrs. Strauss is preceded in death by her brothers, Jack and Richard.

Mrs. Strauss was a resident of Lombard 48 years.  She had been a homemaker and had also worked at Mr. Z’s Supermarket.  Mrs. Strauss loved Wheel of Fortune, Sewing, and Guitar.


MICHAEL R. BELLOCK, age 20, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on April 25th, 2016

BellockMichael R. Bellock, age 20, suddenly at Eastern Illinois University, of Lombard.

Public visitation will be Friday, April 29 from 3 PM to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral services and Interment Private at Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton, Illinois.

Michael is survived by his loving parents, Michael J. and Nicole nee Illian, of Lombard; a sister, Melanie of Green Bay, Wisconsin; 2 brothers, Matthew of Lombard and Mitchell of Lombard; his grandmother, Bessie C. Bellock of Lombard; 16 aunts and uncles; many cousins and other relatives; and many friends.

Michael graduated from Park View Elementary School and Glen Westlake Middle School and Glenbard East High School in 2013.  He was a member of the football and track teams at Glenbard East.  Michael was a junior at Eastern Illinois University where he was majoring in International Relations.  He also was active in the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, having served as an officer.  Michael had played football for the Lombard Falcons for 9 years.  He loved to fish with his cousins and family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family to be used for setting up a scholarship in Michael’s name, C/O Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard are appreciated.




Written by Brust Funeral Home on April 20th, 2016

IrelandVernette “Nettie” Ireland, 85, beloved wife of the late Harry. Loving mother of Cliff (Liz), Jim (Tammy), and John.  Sister of the late Harold (Lois) Homeyer, the late Florence (Herb) Heine, and Lorraine (Ron) Krog.  Grandmother of Michael, Katherine and Elizabeth; Savannah and Ashley.

Nettie was born in Roselle, Illinois on November 28, 1930 to Elsie and Emil Homeyer.  After high school she attended nursing school at Sherman Hospital in Elgin.  Nettie married Harry Franklin Ireland on June 25, 1955 and they raised three sons in Lombard, Illinois. When the boys were older she returned to work as a visiting nurse.

After Harry’s unexpected death in 1979 Nettie eventually moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico.  While there she continued to work as a visiting nurse and pursued her interests in bird watching and hiking. She returned to Illinois in her later years but continued to travel.  Two of her most memorable trips were to Alaska and Japan.

Funeral service will be held Friday, April 22nd with Mrs. Ireland Lying-in-State from 9:30 AM to time of service at 10:30 AM at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 547 North Main Street, Lombard.

Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Elgin, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Nature Conservancy, 8 South Michigan Avenue, Number 900, Chicago, Illinois 60603 would be appreciated.



MARIAN JUNE MC CANN, nee Ferracane, age 83

Written by Brust Funeral Home on April 19th, 2016

McCann1Marian June McCann, nee Ferracane, age 83, of Lombard, formerly of Chicago died April 16 at Lexington Healthcare, Lombard, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 21 from 3 to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be Friday, April 22 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Christ the King Church, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass.

Interment will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Mrs. McCann is survived by her husband, Robert J. McCann, Sr.; two daughters, Jeanine (Daniel) Coffman of Streamwood, and Karen (Joseph) Letizia of Ohio; her son, Robert (Victoria) McCann, Jr. of Chicago; four grandchildren, Mary Kathryn Letizia of Ohio, Joseph Letizia of Ohio, Stephen Letizia of Wisconsin, and Danielle Coffman of Streamwood; three (3) sister-in-laws; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mrs. McCann is preceded in death by 4 brothers and sisters.

Mrs. McCann was a resident of Lombard 5 years and was formerly of Chicago.  She was a graduate of Providence Catholic High School.  Mrs. McCann had worked as a Secretary for St. Fidelis Catholic School in Chicago.  She had been a Volunteer at Misericordia.  Mrs. McCann had been married 65 years.

Memorials to Misericordia Home North, 6300 North Ridge Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60660 would be appreciated.