Selma M. Kosier, nee Kauffman, of Chicago, passed away recently at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Carl; dear daughter of the late Samuel and Antonie Kauffman; sister of the late Fred Kauffman, Margaret (Olaf) Benson, Francis Kauffman, Bernice Kauffman, Rita (Parley Jr.) Casto, Dorothy Kauffman, Charles (Veda, surviving) Kauffman, George (Lillian) Kauffman and Edward (Ann) Kauffman; aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Rd., Elmhurst on Monday, April 3, 2017, from 2 – 9 p.m. Services will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Concordia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated for a charity of your choice. Info 630-834-3515 or www.ahlgrim.com.
Arthur F. Reimann, MD, 100
Arthur F. Reimann, MD, of Elmhurst, passed away on March 23, 2017, at the age of 100. He was born November 7, 1916 in Cicero. He attended Oak Park-River Forest High School and received his BA from Lawrence College. He received his MS in Anatomy and MD from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his internship at Cook County Hospital and surgical residency at Hines VA Hospital. Dr. Reimann is a veteran of World War II, where he served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Naval Medical Corps. Dr. Reimann had a long career as a thoracic/cardiovascular surgeon, and served as chief of surgery at the Suburban Cook County Tuberculosis Sanitarium. He practiced at MacNeal, LaGrange, and Hinsdale Hospitals. Dr. Reimann was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago. Beloved husband of the late Gertrude, nee Schroeder; loving father of Kurt (Christine), Paul (Jean), Dawn, David (Cindy) and the late John; devoted grandfather to Kelly (Mark) MacGaw, Keith, Megan, Kirsten (Adam) Malacina and Gregory; great grandfather to Ian, Zoe, and Phoebe MacGaw, and Teagan and Emily Malacina. Visitation at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Rd., Elmhurst on Friday, March 31, 2017, from 3-8 p.m. Services will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 10 a.m. Interment Elm Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington VA, 22203 or Bethesda Lutheran Communities, 600 Hoffmann Dr., Watertown, WI 53094. Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. For more information, call 630-834-3515 or visit ahlgrim.com.
Arthur P. LeBeau M.D., of Elmhurst, departed March 18, 2017, at the age of 92. Dr. LeBeau was the loving husband of Ruth nee Wittersheim for 62 years; beloved father of Renee, Steven (Anne) and Michael (Tamara); loving grandfather of Danielle, Dane, Olivia and Matthew. He was the son of Lucille J. (nee Lusthoff) and Dr. Albert A. LeBeau of Chicago. After graduating from Foreman High School in 1942, due to World War II, he was enrolled in the US Navy’s V12 program at The University of Notre Dame. He graduated from Loyola Medical School in 1948 and completed his internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.
During his surgical residency at Mercy Hospital, Chicago, the US Army called him back into service for the Korean War. From 1952 through 1954, he cared for many of our Korean War’s wounded in the 279th General Hospital in Osaka, Japan. When Capt. LeBeau returned from Japan in 1955, he completed his Surgical Residency at Mercy Hospital, married his beloved Ruth and became an active member of the Surgical Staff of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. He continued his dedication to the Hospital for 45 years.
Dr. LeBeau served on many committees, was Chairman of the Department of Surgery and was a member of the Hospital’s Board of Governors. In 1990 he was awarded the Medical Staff Distinguished Service Award and in 1997 the Hospital’s Board of Governors Distinguished Service Award. Art was a proud, dedicated, but very humble Doctor and had a wonderfully classic old-time doctor’s bedside manner. He was loved and respected by his patients, the nurses and hospital staff because he treated everyone with respect, dedication and gratitude. He was always on duty and never complained. Whether he had been up many nights in a row, when he was called, he went! Their home was a version of today’s “Urgent Care” welcoming family, friends and neighbors at all hours whether it was for a finger cut off in a snow blower, a simple ear piercing or a patient just wanting to talk.
An avid sportsman, Dr. LeBeau skied Vail’s majestic mountains until he was 80, played golf until 83, and tennis until 85. Alzheimer’s began to slowly invade his heart and soul in 2009. A Celebration of Life Service was held at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 125 W. Church St., Elmhurst, on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Private interment Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside. In lieu of flowers, please consider Memorials to the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 125 W. Church St., Elmhurst; or, Providence Hospice 18601 N. Creek Dr., Tinley Park, 60477; or, Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871; or, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation, 155 E. Brush Hill Rd., Elmhurst. Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. For more information, call 630-834-3515 or visit ahlgrim.com.
Ross E. Cornwell, 90
Ross E. Cornwell, Jr., of Elmhurst, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2017, at the age of 90. Ross was a veteran of the U.S. Army and graduated from the University of Illinois. Beloved husband of the late MaryJo (Tullis); father of Cheryl Turek (Tom), Carole Kubaszewski (Mike), and Caryn Montavoni (Paul, deceased). Grandfather of Melissa Malloy (Joe) and Jessica Montovani. Great-grandfather of Michael & Veronica Malloy. Ross enjoyed photography, bowling, SCCA car club and paying the banjo. Interment private. Those wishing to send an expression of sympathy should direct them to the Elmhurst Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden. Information provided by family.
Jack Allen Kostiwa, 88
Jack Allen Kostiwa passed away recently at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Rosemarie for 66 years; loving father of Susan Kostiwa and Jane (Steve) Baker; brother of Dr. Dale (Patricia) Kostiwa; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Jack grew up in Berwyn. He honorably served in the armed forces as a photographer in Italy during the Occupation after World War II. Jack had a long career as a photoengraver/lithographer and taught his trade at Triton College. He was an avid reader and loved conversation with friends and strangers alike. Jack enjoyed music (big bands and jazz). He was a proud community member of Elmhurst for more than 59 years. Jack was a nature lover; planting trees and caring for animals. He was an early advocate of recycling for environmental protection. A Good Samaritan, Jack was always available to help a neighbor or friend. He was a great provider and guide for his family. He will be fondly missed by many. A memorial tree will be planted at Wild Meadows Trace in Elmhurst in Jack’s honor. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated for the Great Lakes Hospice, 5061 N. Pulaski Rd., #200, Chicago, IL 60630. Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. For more information, call 630-834-3515 or visit ahlgrim.com.
Stephen D. Towne, 65
Stephen D. Towne, of Villa Park, passed away on March 24, 2017, at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Carol, loving father of Daniel, Robert (Megan), and Carla Roselli, cherished grandfather of Harper, fond brother of the late Daniel J, dear son of the late David and Jean Towne. Visitation Sunday March 26, 2017 3 to 8 p.m. at Steuerle Funeral Home 350 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park, IL and where prayers will be said on Monday March 27, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass was held Monday, March 27, 2017, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 330 N. Westmore, Villa Park. Interment Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, IL. Funeral arrangements provided by Steuerle Funeral Home. For more information, call 630-832-4161 or visit steuerlefh.com