Kathleen Frett, 78

Services Saturday Kathleen Frett, age 78, passed away on Friday March 6, 2020.  She was born October 10, 1941 in Iowa to Robert and Margaret Dugan.  She was raised in Chicago during her younger years, and in Elmhurst throughout her teens.  In her adult years, she worked as a payroll […]


Dorothy M. Fuller, 91

Dorothy M. Fuller, 91

Dorothy M. Fuller, long-time resident of Elmhurst and former resident of Glen Ellyn, passed away March 9, 2020, at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Fuller for 61 years, until he passed away in 2012. They spent most of their married life in […]


Michelle “Chelle” T. O’Connell, 72

Michelle “Chelle” T. O’Connell, 72

Michelle “Chelle” T. O’Connell, of Addison, formerly of Elmhurst, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Asbury Nursing Home in Aurora, at the age of 72. She was born in Buffalo, New York. She is survived by her daughter Gillian, son Joseph, and her brother Hogarth. She received a […]


Suzanne Margaret Smith

Suzanne Margaret Smith, nee Noonan, of Elmhurst; beloved wife of John F. “Jack” Smith; loving sister of Patricia, George (Maryann), Daniel (Dorene), and Michael (Pat) Noonan; treasured sister-in-law of Philip Smith and the late James (Bernadette) and the late Al Smith; cherished and caring aunt, cousin and friend of many; […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—March 19

DENNIS C. KEATING Dennis C. Keating, of Downers Grove, a former longtime resident of Villa Park, passed away recently at the age of 84. Beloved husband of JoAnn. Loving father of Denise (Mark) Pondelicek, Gale (Don) Hackl, Ken (Debra) and Dave (Laurie). Cherished grandfather of 12. Great grandfather of 13. […]


Mary Louise Langer, 81

Mary Louise Langer, nee Reynolds, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Langer; loving mother of John (Maribel) Langer, James (Nancy) Langer and Susan (Eric) Engebretson; proud grandmother of Matthew, Julia, Andrew, Caroline, Blake and Justin; dear sister of the […]


Virginia T. Rebholz, 75

Virginia T. Rebholz, of Wood Dale, passed away recently at the age of 75.  Beloved wife of the late Michael; loving mother of Daniel Rebholz and William (Caryl) Rebholz; honored grandmother of Melissa, David, Matthew, Michael and Mason; dear sister of the late Richard Thornton; fond sister-in-law of Robert (Judy) […]


Dorothy L. Schmidtke. 87

City employee for 30 yrs. Dorothy L. Schmidtke, nee Argens, a resident of of Elmhurst for more than 50 years, passed away recently at the age of 87.  Beloved wife of the late Alfred; loving mother of Frank D. (Christine Lamb) Schmidtke and the late John P. Schmidtke; cherished grandmother […]


Dan McLeister, 73

Dan McLeister, 73

Long-time reporter for the Independent Dan McLeister, a resident of Crest Hill, and a former longtime resident of Carol Stream, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, March 2, 2020, at the age of 73.  He was born May 12, 1946, to John “Jack” Jr. and Marjorie “Marge” […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—March 12

PAULA S. BRANDL Paula S. Brandl, 61, of Aurora, formerly of Lombard, passed away on March 8, 2020, surrounded by her family. Family will be receiving guests on Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 3-7 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave., Montgomery, IL 60538. Interment will be private. […]