SUSAN LYNNE DE MERITT, age 55, of Hanover Park

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 4th, 2014

Demeritt BackSusan Lynne DeMeritt, age 55, of Hanover Park, died August 2 at her home.

Memorial Gathering and Service will be held Wednesday, August 6 from 3 to 8 pm with Memorial Service at 5:00 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment Private.

Mrs. DeMeritt is survived by her husband, Robert “JR”; her children, Heather (Joe) Burke, Ashley (Tony) Eng, and Alex; three grandchildren, Jillian, Alyssa, and Natalie; her mother, Marjorie LaBarge; her brothers and sisters, Carol Smith, Dennis (Darlene) Wood, Alicia Roberts, and John (Ann) LaBarge; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. DeMeritt is preceded in death by her father, William LaBarge and her sister, Marjorie K. McCord.

 

 

Carrie Schaefer nee Fryzlewicz, age 54, of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 3rd, 2014

SchaeferCarrie Schaefer nee Fryzlewicz, age 54, of Lombard, died July 30 at Elmhurst Hospital.

Memorial Gathering will be Tuesday from 3 to 8 PM. Interment will be private.

Carrie is survived by her husband, Jerry Schaefer; her children, Melissa (Jared) Righter and Jason Schaefer; her siblings, Judy (Gary) Hool;, Nancy Fryzlewicz, Pam (Mike) Mulligan, Bonnie (Jeff) Walker; nieces, nephews and friends.

Carrie is preceded in death by her brother, Michael and her parents, Frank and Alice.

Carrie was a resident of Lombard for over 27 years. Prior to this, she spent her childhood in Maywood and was a graduate of Proviso East in 1977.

Carrie was a person with a big heart, always willing to help. She was devoted to her husband, Jerry, of 33 years and her children, Melissa and Jason. Carrie was a great cook, avid gardener, and always had an eye for style. She loved her dog, Mac, who protected her and was always at her side. Carrie never missed an event, whether it was being “computer mom” at Hammerschmidt School, Cub Scouts, school music programs, or family events, she was always there to provide support.

After being a stay-at-home mom for Melissa and Jason, Carrie worked at Cubs Foods as a Customer Service Manager for over 15 years and most recently was at The House of Glass in Elmhurst.

Carrie did everything with her family. They took family vacations, like The Big Red Boat Cruise and went to locations like Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, and Hilton Head Island. Carrie loved to travel and sight-see, shop, have a good meal, and simply relax. She never missed an opportunity to go to Las Vegas for a good show or head to Dubuque for some penny slots. Her most recent trip was to Door County that was spent staying with her family at a beautiful home on Lake Michigan. She loved her Chicago White Sox also.

In 2006, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and fought a hard and courageous battle. She kept informed and was very knowledgeable about her medicines and treatments. That battle ended on 7-30-14 surrounded by her family in the hospital.

 

Dorothy L Ross, 93, a resident of The Vines Senior Home, Elgin, IL (formerly of Addison, IL)

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 2nd, 2014

rossDorothy L Ross, 93, a resident of The Vines Senior Home, Elgin, IL (formerly of Addison, IL) passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 surrounded by family.

Dorothy was born August 28, 1920 in Batavia, IL to parents Irvin Sorenson and Emma (David) Sorenson. She had one brother, Irvin (Bud) Sorenson, and two sisters, Millie Hildenberg and Delores Biggerstaff. They resided in Maywood and Bellwood growing up.  She graduated Proviso High School in Maywood in 1937. She then attended the University of Illinois at Navy Pier in Chicago from 1953 to 1955.

Dorothy married William Seaman in 1943. Together they raised his 11 year old son, Raymond J. Seaman. William passed away in 1956.

She worked a variety of jobs throughout her life. William and Dorothy owned three restaurants in the 1940’s. Bill’s Diner, Dewey’s Hamburger, both in Forest Park, and The Lobby Restaurant in Chicago. She was an executive secretary for W.W. Grainger, Inc. from 1950 to 1961. She was an Executive Receptionist from 1961 to 1965. From there she worked until retirement in 1988 at GTE Automatic Electric.

Dorothy has always had religion in her life. She attended St Peters Church in Antioch from 1946-1972. She also was an active member of the Addison Bible Church until it resolved. She then found 1st Baptist Church of Wooddale, which she was a member of until her death. She was an active prayer warrior in her church.

Dorothy enjoyed traveling. Her favorite place she visited was Washington State. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking and canning.

She met the love of her life, Robert Ross and they married on May 26, 1973. Together they enjoyed camping trips, gardening, and scouting. Dorothy was proud to be recognized as the first female leader in the Co-Ed Explorer post in 1972. She had 6 step children.

Dorothy was known as a loving, caring, prayerful, thoughtful woman, who was often invited to lead prayer at The Vines.  She loved to laugh and touched the hearts of those who knew her.

She is survived by her 2 Granddaughters, Sharon Seaman and Cathy (Darrell) Vaden, and her 3 great grandchildren, Kelly (Jose) Robles, Adam Sorenson, and Shane Seaman. She is also survived by Bob’s children Barbara Resendez, James (Nancy) Ross, Debra (Marty) Coe, Mary Anne (Jeff) Nora, David (Melanie) Ross, and Suzan (John) Eckberg. Dorothy was also blessed by 13 Grandchildren, Scott Resendez, Lisa Resendez, Courtney Ostrowski, Sara Dinardo, Sarah Lawyer, Nancy Sue Ross, Robert Ross, Michael Ross, Shane Nora, Nicole Nora, Alyssa Eckberg, Shelby Eckberg, Allison Eckberg and 10 Great Grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ross, her son Raymond Seaman, both of her parents, and all of her siblings.

Visitation will be on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard from 3pm to 6pm. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 4 at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville, IL at 1pm, with burial following at 2pm at Roseville Cemetery.

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ADAM M. MACIOLA, age 96, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on August 1st, 2014

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Adam M. Maciola, age 96, of Lombard, died July 29 at Lexington Health Care Center, Lombard, Illinois.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be held Monday, August 4, with visitation from 9:00 AM to time of prayers at 10:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard to St. Pius X Church, Lombard, for 11 AM Mass.

Interment will be held Tuesday, August 5 at 11:00 AM Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois.

Mr. Maciola is survived by his wife of 70 years, Bernice nee Dzialo; his daughter, Judi Brockmeyer; two grandchildren, Amy (Jason Greenberg) Brockmeyer, and Jonathan Brockmeyer; and two great-grandsons, Benjamin and Leo Adam Greenberg.

Mr. Maciola is preceded in death by his son-in-law, Ralph Brockmeyer.

Mr. Maciola was a Veteran having proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Mr. Maciola loved to dance and bowl.  Mr. Maciola had been a swimmer as a child and won a trophy with the Union League Boys Club. He was a great story teller and always made everyone laugh. He was loved by all.

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ELAINE AUGUSTA NACCARATO, age 96, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 30th, 2014

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Elaine Augusta (Mullan) Naccarato, age 96, of Lombard (formerly of Hinsdale and Berwyn) passed away on July 26, 2014, in the Health Care Center at Beacon Hill Retirement Center in Lombard, Illinois.

Elaine was born on January 25, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois and married Frank Naccarato (passed on Nov. 27, 1985) on December 24, 1942. She received her BA from Roosevelt University and MEd from Chicago Teachers College. She taught middle school for many years in Berwyn and later kindergarten at Jefferson School (Berwyn).

She was active in volunteer work: Cub Scout den leader for many years, a Girl Scout leader, Sunday school and Vacation Bible school leader at the 1st Baptist Church of Berwyn and a volunteer worker for many years at the local Hospital.

She enjoyed playing the piano, going to the Opera, painting with oils and was an active member of the DAR.

Elaine is survived by her 3 children; Teri-Ellen (David), Elise (John) and Owen (Tasha); her 4 grandchildren Jeremy (Lauren), Eric Kristina and Taylor; her 2 great-grandchildren; Abby and Zach; and her niece Joan (Eugene) Gazzola.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 4th from 4 to 8 pm.

 

Robert G. Johnson, age 82, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 28th, 2014

Robert G. Johnson, age 82, of Lombard, died July 23 at Lexington Healthcare.

The Memorial Service will be Friday, August 1, at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment will be private at Oakridge Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Marjorie A. nee Davis; his children, Carol of Winfield and Paul (Sumalee) of Deerfield; his grandchild, Matthew;  and his brother-in-law, Owen Wood; many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Johnson is preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Wood.

Mr. Johnson was a resident of Lombard for 54 years. He was a past president and treasurer of NAMI of DuPage. Mr. Johnson served on many committees throughout the county. He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church.

Memorials to the charity of your choice, appreciated.

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Lois R. Defenbau, nee Read, age 90, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 28th, 2014

DefenbauLois R. Defenbau, nee Read, age 90, of Lombard, died July 26, 2014 at Lexington Healthcare Center.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 pm to 8 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral service will be Thursday, with Mrs. Defenbau             lying-in-state from 9:30 am until time of service at 10 am at First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.

Mrs. Defenbau is survived by her three children, Michel of Colorado, Calvin III of Georgia, and James of California; her grandchildren, Calvin IV (Gina) of Georgia, Colin of Colorado, Rebecca (Michael) Brewer of Georgia, and Joshua (Heather) Teteak of Georgia; three great-grandchildren, Sara Elizabeth, Alex, and Anseley; and her sister-in-laws, Eileen Read and Clarice (James) Corcoran.

Mrs. Defenbau is preceded in death by her husband, Calvin E. “Cal;” her daughter-in-law, Carol, and her brother, Alfred Read

Mrs. Defenbau graduated from Piper City High School in Illinois and Northern Illinois University with a degree in Education. Mrs. Defenbau was a First Grade Teacher at Lincoln School in Lombard. She was a Sunday School Teacher for over 20 years at First United Methodist Church in Lombard. She was a life member of the Lombard Historical Society and Friends of the Library. Mrs. Defenbau was very active with the Lombard Lions Club. She was a member of the P.E.O. and United Methodist Women. Mrs. Defenbau lived in Lombard for 66 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lombard Historical Society appreciated.

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Mary Nassos, age 76, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 26th, 2014

Nassos CroppedMary Nassos, age 76, of Lombard, died July 24 at Wynscape Nursing Home.

Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Service will be Thursday at 9:30 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove, Illinois.

Mrs. Nassos is survived by her husband, John; three sisters, Arety Bathje, Stella (Jim) Pierce and Georgia (Tony) ViTusa; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mrs. Nassos was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Bob Bathje.

Mrs. Nassos fought a courageous battle with cancer. She was a former co-owner of “A Touch of Class” Beauty Salon in Elmhurst for 30 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Seasons Hospice Foundation, 6400 Shafer Ct, Suite 700, Rosemont, IL 60018 or Wynscape Nursing Home, 2180 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, appreciated.

 

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Ruth Livingston Morrison, age 93, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 25th, 2014

Morrison, RuthRuth Livingston Morrison passed away peacefully at age 93 on July 11, 2014, in the Health Center at the Beacon Hill Retirement Center in Lombard, Illinois.

Ruth was born July 29, 1920 in Elmwood, Illinois.  She was the fourth child of Harry and Ida Livingston, who were farmers near Elmwood.

In 1945, Ruth married Earl Morrison, of Elmwood, Illinois.  Ruth and Earl had one daughter, Jane Ida Morrison. Earl died on March 6, 1991, and Jane passed away on November 9, 2013.

Ruth attended secretarial school in Peoria, Illinois, and worked for Benedict Tool and Die Company for several years.

After Earl was discharged from the Army he was employed with Standard Oil Company.  Earl worked in the Peoria office, and for a short time in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin office.  Soon thereafter Earl was transferred to the Home Office of Standard Oil, in Chicago, Illinois, and Ruth and Earl then moved to Lombard, where they settled for the rest of their lives.

Ruth loved Lombard and became a very active member in The First Church of Lombard, where she helped organize the annual rummage sale at the First Church, plus being involved in Circles and helping with many dinners and receptions.  She was also a member of the Elmhurst Hospital Guild.  She volunteered weekly at the hospital and was active in working in the Library at the hospital.  Ruth was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter LN.

In the early 1960s Ruth became the secretary for the Principal at the Glenbard East High School, in Lombard, a position she held for many years.

After retiring as a secretary Ruth remained active in the community, including volunteering on a weekly basis at Good Samaritan Hospital, in Downers Grove, for many years.

Ruth is survived by her brother Raymond Livingston, and his wife Barbara, of Walnut Creek, California, her sister-in-law Vera Livingston, of Peoria, Illinois, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Ruth was loved by her family and many friends, and she will be greatly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., at the First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main Street, in Lombard.

A committal service will be held on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at the Elmwood Cemetery, in Elmwood, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, please direct any memorial gifts to the First Church of Lombard, 220 Main St,  or the Shriners’ Children Hospital, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave, Chicago, Illinois.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home . For more info 1-888-629-0094.

 

MARLYN E. MEYER, age 88, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 25th, 2014

Marlyn Meyer American FlagMARLYN E. MEYER, age 88, of Lombard, died July 23.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 9 at 11 AM at the First Church of Lombard, 220 South Main Street, Lombard.Visitation will be held Saturday, August 9 from 10 to 11 AM at First Church of Lombard.

Mr. Meyer is survived by his wife, Betty, nee Caldwell; three children, Melinda Meyer of Naperville, Mark C. (Stacy) Meyer of Warrenville, and Melissa (Rick) Hennessy of Lombard; four grandchildren, Rachel (Reid A.) Foltyniewicz of Lombard, Lauren Hennessy of Lombard, Stephanie Meyer of Utah, and Kelly Meyer of Warrenville; two great-grandchildren, Reid F. and Ryder Foltyniewicz of Lombard; his brother Norman of Bartlett; and 5 nieces and nephews.

Mr. Meyer was a life-long resident of Lombard.  He was a graduate of Lincoln School in 1940 and Glenbard High School in 1944.  Mr. Meyer was a graduate of North Central College and received his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Meyer was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific.

He had retired from Jewel Food Stores in 1985.  Mr. Meyer was a former Trustee for the Village of Lombard from 1961 to 1977.  He was the Lombard Man of the Year in 1972 and was the Senior Citizen of the Year in 2011.  Mr. Meyer was a member of the First Church of Lombard since 1940.  He was a member of the Maple Street Chapel Preservation Society.

Mr. Meyer had celebrated 61 years of Marriage.

Mr. Meyer was a Charter Member of the Lombard Jaycees.  Along with Jack Brust and others, Marlyn was one of the founders of the Lombard YMCA.  He had served on the Lombard Police and Fire Commission.  Mr. Meyer served on the Board for Life Link for 10 years and was President in 1995.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials to the Maple Street Chapel, c/o First Church of Lombard, 220 South Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated.

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