Victor H. Bruns, 81

Victor H. Bruns, of Lombard, passed away recently at the age of 81. Mr. Bruns was a 60-year member of Local #701 I.B.E.W. Beloved husband of Virginia, loving father of Andrew J. and David (Katrin), dear grandfather of Michael, Andrew J. Jr., Christina, Alex, Dylan and Elin, Great grandfather of Penelope and Ava, fond brother of the late Beverly Jacobson, Barbara Johnson, uncle and great uncle of many. Visitation was held Sunday March 12, 2017,. at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park. Service and interment private. For more information, call 630-832-4161 or visit

Robert “Bob” Nowak, 75

Robert “Bob” P. Nowak, age 75, passed peacefully to his heavenly home on February 21, 2017. Beloved husband of 53 years to Nancy (nee Surdell); Dear son of the late Alex and Lottie Nowak; Proud dad of Paul (Denise), Don (Melinda), Jim (Barb); Loving grandpa of Brett, Tyler, Nick, Bella, Abby; Dearest brother of Joann (Jerry) Baraksa, Ken (Pat) Nowak; Uncle of Dan (Ann); Fond brother-in-law of Alice Surdell; Favorite pet and canine companion “Lady.” Employed 30 plus years Director of Manufacturing at Zenith Rauland Electrical Corp & 7 years at Howard Hyundai. Former little league coach of Elmhurst North and avid sports fan of Da Bears, Go Hawks, White Sox. Memorial visitation Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Charles Borromeo, 145 E. Grand Ave., Bensenville, IL 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to the American Cancer Society and American Lung Assn, would be appreciated. Entombment private. Funeral arrangements provided by Pedersen Ryberg Funeral Home. For more information, call 630-834-1133 or visit [Ed. Note: This obituary appeared on pg. 4 of the last issue of the Independent. It is being reprinted because the date of death was incorrect in the Mar. 9 edition.]


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