JOYE HELENE ADAMS
Joye was promoted to her fullest life on December 21, 2019, in Cumming, Georgia.
She was born in Chicago on April 24, 1935, to Frank and Ruth Wardecker. She was raised in Lombard and was crowned Lilac Queen in May 1953, the same year she graduated from Glenbard West High School. She was married to Neil Adams on June 9, 1956. She and Neil lived the past eight years in Cumming, Georgia. They formerly lived in Tellico Village, Tennessee, and Hidden Hills, California.
She received her B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) in home economics from the University of Iowa and after marriage became a successful real estate broker in and throughout the Southern California area. Joye, and her husband Neil, built and sold several thriving real estate companies. She was a gifted businesswoman and always had a personal touch.
Throughout her life, Joye always cared for people with great love. She had a big heart for the underdog. She and Neil would frequently welcome people into their home that needed a place to recover, experience God’s love, and enjoy her amazing cooking. Joye was one of the best cooks on the planet. Her family and friends are still savoring her special stuffing at Thanksgiving, her strudel at Christmas, and her clam chowder on New Year’s Day. Joye also loved little children, especially babies.
She was predeceased by her brother, Arthur; and is survived by her sisters, Kathe Pava and Juli Shafer. She is also survived by her loving husband, Neil; and their two sons, Lon Arthur, his wife Shari, and Jon Christian, his wife Liz Anne; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren with two more soon to be born.
In lieu of flowers, charitable gifts may be made in her name to The Vine Community Church, Cumming, Georgia. These gifts will go to the Benevolence fund to help people who are in need.

FRED J. BUNTIN
Fred J. Buntin passed away on January 24 at five in the evening at Good Sam Hospital.
Surviving is his wife Phyllis of 66 years. Two daughters Teresa (Buntin) Soehrmann and Rhonda (Buntin) Biggar. Four Grandchildren Matthew, Stephen (Jacinda), Ian and Abby Biggar; and one Great Grandson Calvin Biggar.
He was retired from General Motors in 1983. He served in the Army in Vienna, Austria, as a military police. He marched with the Addison Gents at the VFW post in Addison. Everyone remembers him with his smile and made everyone smile back. He lived the last 4 years in Lexington Health Care. Had many friends there.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Hyde Park Room at Lexington of Lombard.

CELIA CSASZAR
Celia Csaszar, nee Ratti, age 88, of Lombard, died Feb. 2, 2020, at her home.
A Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, from 3-8 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral Service will be held Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

HANS OSCAR HENKE
Hans Oscar Henke, of Lombard, died on January 29, 2020.
A visitation was Monday, February 3, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment was private.
Hans is survived by his beloved wife, Mathilde; his loving son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Natascha; and many nieces and nephews in both the U.S. and Germany.
Hans was born in Waldenburg, Germany, in 1933. After WWII, he immigrated to the United States, along with his father, mother, and brother. They settled in the Chicago suburbs. Hans served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1958, stationed in Europe.
A great lover of books and ideas, Hans lived in Lombard from 1972 until his death.
Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for more information.

MICHAEL T. KELLY
Michael T. Kelly, age 51, of Lombard, passed away January 28, 2020.
Michael was the beloved husband of Elizabeth “Liz”, nee Breitzman; loving father of Danny and Aidan; cherished son of Ellen Kelly of Crete, Illinois, and the Late Tom; dear brother of Jim (Laura) Kelly of Peotone and Kim (Rob) Walker of Peotone; fond uncle of Ryan, Sean, Kayla, Jake, Matthew, John and Luke; dear brother- in-law of Cathy, Becky, and the Late John. Many cousins, other relatives, and many friends.
A Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, February 7, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.
Michael was a resident of Lombard for 23 years. He grew up in Peotone, Illinois, and was a 1987 graduate of Peotone High School. Mr. Kelly worked for AON Insurance as a Computer System Architect. He loved animals, camping, and spending time with his sons and family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to his minor children c/o his wife would be appreciated.
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ROBERT F. MERTZ SR.
Robert F. “Bob” Mertz Sr., age 82, a lifelong resident of Lombard, passed away February 1, 2020.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 6, from 3-9 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. A Funeral Service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Lois (nee Droegemueller); his loving children, Lisa Mertz-Erwin of Lombard, Robert F. Jr. of Lombard, and Ronald P. of Lombard; his cherished grandchildren, Colton Erwin of Glendale Heights and Cassandra Erwin of Glen Ellyn; and his dear siblings, Beverly Viscariello of Lombard, Eugene (Phyllis) of Lombard, and Janet E. (Keith) Golden of Pingree Grove, Illinois; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. and Alyce (nee Peck); his brother, Allen F.; brother-in-law, Frank Viscariello; sister-in-law, Beverly Lake and brother-in-law, Dick Lake.
Bob was a veteran and member of the Illinois Air National Guard. He started working at the Lombard Post Office in 1955, at the age of 18. Bob held several positions during the years, until he retired after 20 years as Postmaster in 1992. He was a longtime member of Lombard Rotary and was a past president in 1975. Bob was a former member of the Northern Rays Corvette Club, the Lombard Cemetery Association and the Lombard Businessmen Association.
Bob had been married for 60 years. He was an avid Cubs fan and had a great sense of humor. Bob loved making people laugh and spending time with his family.
Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O.Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, are appreciated.
For more info 888-629-0094.

MARY JANE NACCARATO
Mary Jane Naccarato, nee Corsino, age 73, of Lombard, died February 2, 2020, at Central DuPage Hospital.
Mary Jane was the beloved wife of Frank; loving mother of Rosina and Frank; dear sister of Beatrice Zarlenga and Andrea Corsino; and fond aunt of Dominick and Jody. She had many friends and ‘adopted’ children.
Mary Jane was a great Italian cook and loved to crochet.
Memorial donations to St. John the Apostle, 330 N. Westmore Ave., Villa Park; or to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515, would be appreciated.
Visit www.brustuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

ANDREW SAMUELSON
Andrew Samuelson, age 86, of Lombard. Beloved husband of Margaret “Peg” Samuelson nee Robinson; loving father of Brenda (James ) Hillmann, Sandra (Patrick) Stephani, David (Cindee) Samuelson, and Kimberly Samuelson; devoted grandfather of Mackenzie Hillmann, Matthew (Morgan) Stephani, Andrew Stephani, and Nathan and Lauren Samuelson; fond brother Herman (Dianne and the late Judith) Samuelson; Andrew was also blessed with many brothers- and sisters-in-law.
Longtime member of Lombard Bible Church. Worked as a meat cutter for over 40 years and Tyndale House publishing for 14 years.
Visitation and funeral service were held Monday, February 3, at Knollcrest Funeral Home. For info: www.knollcrest.net or 630-932-1500.

LOIS MAE WIESE
Lois Mae Wiese (née Bacon), 85, of Lombard, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
She was born February 15, 1934, in Forest Park, Illinois, and lived in Lombard almost 44 years. Lois was a Godly woman who loved her Lord with all her heart, soul and strength (Matthew 22:37).
She continuously demonstrated that God comes first and family comes second, above all else. Lois is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Wayne; five children: Cheryl (Dale) Talsma of Nigeria, Kevin (Marcy) Wiese of Chandler AZ, Kyle (Kristine) Wiese of Minnetonka MN, Kristin Linley of Lombard, and Faith (Matt) Lundstrom of Aurora IL; seventeen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Lois is also survived by a brother, Art (Rosemary) Bacon of Lombard.
Visitation for friends and family will be on February 15 at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Lombard.
Donations may be offered to the Women’s Ministry at Peace Lutheran Church or to Global Lutheran Outreach (GLO).

 

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