Irving Ingolf BergeIrving Ingolf Berge, 92

Irving Ingolf Berge, 92, longtime resident of Elmhurst, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on June 25, 2016, at Inspirations Senior Living, St Charles.

Irving was born on September 18, 1923 in Chicago to Knute and Berthine who immigrated to America from Norway. He was raised in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. He enjoyed going to the family cottage in Wonder Lake, Ill. After graduating high school he was drafted in the U.S. Army serving three years overseas in the South Pacific as a crew member of a 40mm anti-aircraft gun in the 383rd Battalion AAA Battery D. After the war, he found employment at International Harvester in Melrose Park, as a tool and die maker, retiring after 35 years.

In 1956 he married Anna May Knapp and shared 59 wonderful years together raising their three children in Elmhurst. He was a devout husband and loving father who enjoyed spending time and making memories with his family, especially summer vacations camping by tent and then by trailer. He had many travels in the U.S. and overseas, his favorite place was Hawaii. One of his most memorable trips was going on the Honor Flight Chicago to Washington D.C. It brought tears to his eyes for the respect he was shown.

Irving has been a member of Grace Bible Church for 56 years faithfully serving as a deacon, trustee, SS teacher, Awana leader, and VBS teacher. With a heart in serving others he also volunteered at Little Lambs, Green Meadows Farm and Hospice. His love for the Lord was evident in the many lives that he touched.

Beloved husband of the late Anna May Berge nee Knapp; loving father of Bonnie (Richard) Wallick, Dawn (Gary) Osborne and Daniel (Heather); devoted grandfather of Ben (Aubrey), Nathan (Sally), Crystal Wallick, Tiffany (Duke) Surber, Justin, Jacob, Joyanna Osborne and Saige; adoring great grandfather of Avery, Addyson, Blaine, Alayna, Gage, Charlee Wallick and Hudson Surber; fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Knute and Berthine; brother Louis (Millie); wife Lorraine nee Fynboe; first daughter, Cynthia; great grandson, Noah.

Visitation at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Rd., Elmhurst, on Monday, July 11 from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, July 12 from 9 a.m. until time of services at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated for Honor Flight Chicago, 938 West Montana St, Chicago, IL 60614. Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. Call (630) 834-3515 or visit ahlgrim.com for more information.

Marion Helen Puscheck, 95

Marion Helen Puscheck nee Skleba, 95, of Elmhurst, died at home. She was blessed so that she could be a blessing to others. Blessed by baptism into communion with the Triune God in 1933. Blessed to confirm her faith in 1934. Blessed to marry Armin in 1943 and to remain so until his death in 2011. Blessed to give birth to and to raise four children. Blessed to be able to serve her family as their full-time homemaker. Blessed to be able to serve her church family and the community at-large via various volunteer activities. Blessed to be a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church since 1949 and prior to that during her childhood. Blessed to be granted entry into eternal life on Thursday June 23. Survivors include her daughter, Sandra (Edward) Goss, sons, James, John (Mary) and Daniel (Donna); six grandchildren, and four great-granddaughters. Funeral services were held Monday, June 27, 2016, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 345 S. Kenilworth, Elmhurst. Private interment Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Hillside. Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 345 S. Kenilworth, Elmhurst; or the Elmhurst Walk-in Assistance Network, 125 W. Church St., Elmhurst. Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. Call (630) 834-3515 or visit ahlgrim.com for more information.

Judith Lynn Baylor, 71

Judith Lynn Baylor, nee Auer, formerly Van Doren, a resident of Elmhurst for more than 43 years, passed away June 27, 2016, in Elmhurst at the age of 71. Loving mother of Mark Van Doren; beloved grandmother of Hunter Van Doren; devoted sister of Alfred (Mickey) Auer, Patricia, and Robert (Susan) Auer; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews; aunt Adeline Ward and many, many cousins. Judy was preceded in death by daughter, Elizabeth Van Doren, husband Donn Byrne Baylor and by her parents, Mike and Virginia Auer.

Judy was born on March 7, 1945, in Geneva, Ill. She graduated from Ravenswood Hospital School of Nursing in 1968. She was an R.N. for the Chicago VNA, Elgin State Hospital, and for the majority of her nursing career worked at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (on Berteau) and for Rush Hospital in the AIDS unit in Chicago.

Judy was an Evangelical Christian since the age of 14, later at age 67 she became a Catholic Christian. She is grateful to the Lord for helping her through the difficult events in her life. She is thankful for all the many good times and for the great memories she has collected. Judy was a “people person” she is so grateful for her extended family, for many great friends and for her amazing cats.

Funeral Mass was held on Friday July 1, 2016, at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 426 N. West Ave., Elmhurst. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers memorials to The Northern IL Food Bank, 273 Dearborn Ct, Geneva, IL 60134 or solvehungertoday.org Arrangements provided by Pedersen-Ryberg Mortuary. For more information, call (630) 834-1133 or visit pedersenryberg.com.

Patricia Ann Young, 85

Patricia Ann Young, nee Griffin, formerly of Lombard, passed away recently at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Robert L. Young for 65 years. Loving mother of Patrice Sulek, Julie (Edward) Wolski and Michael (Carol) Young. Dearest grandmother of Zachery Young, Gayle (James) Keller, Ryon (Lindsey) Wolski, Mary (Thomas) Koziol, Thomas Sulek and Alexander Sulek. Great grandmother of Harper Wolski and Alexandra Koziol. Dear sister of Catherine (Kinsey) Brown and Bernadette (Thomas) Connolly, Sister in law of Joan Yedinak, Steven Yedinak and Carol Glorioso. Memorial Funeral Mass was held Friday, June 24, 2016, at St. Alexander Church, 300 S. Cornell, Villa Park. Inurnment followed at St. Michael Cemetery in Wheaton. In lieu of flowers, Masses preferred. Arrangements provided by Steuerle Funeral Home. Call (630) 832-4161 or visit steuerlefh.com for more information.

 

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