Emil Ferrarini, 88, of Elmhurst, passed away on Feb. 7, 2019.
A Memorial Mass was held Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Elmhurst. Interment was private. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home: 630-832-4161.

Elaine H. Freetly, nee Smith, age 95, of Lombard, died February 15, 2019.
Elaine was the beloved wife of 49 years of the late Joseph W.; loving mother of Helen E. (David) Palochko and Stephen L. (Ann); cherished grandmother of Carol, Leigh, Amie and Clarissa; great-grandmother of Lillian; sister of Thomas and the late Horton Smith; aunt and great-aunt of many.
Elaine had been a 65-year resident of Lombard. She was a longtime member of Lombard Bible Church and taught Sunday School at the First Church of Lombard. She was a former employee of the Village of Lombard.
All services are private.
Donations to Lombard Bible Church, 111 S. Park Ave., Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated.
Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

Charles F. “Chuck” Hyba. 72, of Addison, passed away on Feb. 13, 2019.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 18, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, Ill., 630-832-4161.

John “Jack” Jirik Sr., age 85, a 57-year resident of Lombard, passed away on Feb. 10, 2019.
Visitation was at Brust Funeral Home on Feb. 14. A funeral Mass was held on Feb. 15 at St. Pius X Church. Interment followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

C. David Johnson, age 81, of Woodruff, Wisconsin, and formerly of Lombard, passed away suddenly on February 6, 2019. He was born on March 7, 1937, in Chicago, the son of Clayton and Susan Johnson.
Dave worked for Nicor for 37 years and retired in 1992. He retired to Woodruff where he enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, and golf. He was an active member of the Lake Tomahawk Lions Club and the New-Tom SnoFleas. Dave volunteered his time helping the local community.
David was loved and respected by a host of family and friends. Survived by wife Phyllis of 61 years. Sons Kevin (Melissa), Tim, Bob (Lisa), and Gary (Sheri). Brothers Mike (Marion), Dan (Lynn), and Sister Kim (Cherie). Preceded in death by daughter Sandy Meegan (Barry), Son Dennis (Daryl), and brother Jerry (Kathy). Grandfather of 12: Ryan (Shannon), Keith (Carrie), Steve (Maria), Chris, Michelle, Kirstin, Clayton, Jenna, Ben, Mitchell, Luke, and Nathan.
Funeral Services were held Monday, February 11, at Nimsgern Funeral Home Chapel in Woodruff. An Illinois memorial service will be held at a later date.

Betty R. Lawrence, age 83, of Rock Falls, formerly of Lombard, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at home.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, from noon to 3 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.
Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 8880-629-0094 for information.

Ulpiano “Jun” Madamba Jr. of Lombard passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at the age of 78.
Private funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Brust Funeral Home in Lombard. Interment followed at Acacia Park Cemetery in Norridge.
Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

Allen Mertz, age 74, of Kissimmee, Florida, formerly of Lombard.
Survived by siblings Robert (Lois), Beverly (the late Frank) Viscariello, Gene (Phyllis) and Janet (Keith) Golden. Many nieces and nephews.
Al was a former Lombard Police Sergeant, member of the Lombard Lions Club, Lombard Cemetery Association, Lombard Historical Society and Great Grandson of Sheldon Peck.
Donations in memory of Al may be made to the Lombard Historical Society, 23 W. Maple St., Lombard, IL 60148.
A private memorial service is pending.

Melden (Mel) William Neuber, 88, of Winfield, former longtime resident of Lombard, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2019.
Mel was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Beverly Neuber. Survived by sons Ricki (Jacqueline), Randy (Nina), granddaughters Julia and Elise Neuber. Uncle to Paul South and Todd and Barry Eggers.
Mel grew up in Galena, Illinois, and was the only child of Erick and Leona Neuber. In 1951, Mel attended Bayless Business College in Dubuque, Iowa, where he earned a degree in Accounting and Business. He went on to work at Tools & Abrasives and then retired from General Motors in Chicago after 25 years. Mel and his wife Beverly raised their family in Lombard.
They were active members of their church as well as their community. Mel was a dedicated and loving husband and father. Coaching baseball and devoting his life to the happiness of his family. Mel was an avid sports fan, especially the Chicago Cubs and the Bears. He also loved animals, the outdoors, gardening, fishing, traveling, golf, bowling and spending time with family and many dear friends.
Mel will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
“A life well lived is a true blessing.”
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 10 a.m., St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Lombard. Private interment will be at Glen Oak Cemetery in West Chicago.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, IL. 60148.
For more information: 888-629-0094.

Nancy Anne (Olvitt) Wilkins, of Paw Paw, Michigan, formerly of Lombard, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the age of 76.
Nancy was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Gail L. and Beryl F (Look) Olvitt, and grew up in Parchment. Nancy moved to Lombard in 1966 with her growing family and became an active member of the community through various means of service.
Over the course of many years, she was a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader for local troops, including those of her children and grandchildren. She spent summers coaching girls softball and working as an umpire for the Lombard Park District girls’ softball league. She took numerous trips to disaster relief areas to volunteer with the Red Cross.
She later settled into retirement with her husband Jim at a beautiful lake house in Michigan where she loved to kayak and host the family for visits (the more, the merrier).
Nancy is survived by daughters Debra Mullen, Julie (Randy) Rumsey; grandchildren Bryan (Sarah) Mullen, Angela Rumsey (Hale Sostock), Tiffany (Evan) Fowler, and Jessica (Mike) Arturi; great grandchildren Mikey and Ava Arturi; sisters-in-law Karen (Don) Henry and Shelley Jordan; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her loving husband of 55 years, James R. Wilkins; and brother, Jerry Olvitt.


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