Bruce A. Peterson

Bruce A. Peterson, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Alice nee Kellerhals; father of Gary (Lauren), Roger (Catherine) and John; proud grandfather of Jeffrey, Benjamin and Samuel. Bruce was a longtime member of the Addison and Elmhurst Art Leagues, where he cherished the […]


Linda A. Wilson

Linda A Wilson, passed away surrounded by her beloved family, native of Chicago and long time resident of Elmhurst; dearest wife and “Hon” of Michael; treasured mother of David (Karyn), Susan (Bill Pearch), Liane, Marla (John) Lyon and Joseph (Jamie) Wilson; cherished grandma of Samantha Wilson, Brody and Riley Wilson, […]


Elmhurst loses a pillar of the community

Elmhurst loses a pillar of the community

Darrell Whistler passes away at 83 By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Some people — many people, really — are active in the community. Every now and then, there comes a person who literally IS the community. One such person is Darrell Whistler, who has been the community for […]


Veterans Commission to honor Bales, Korean KIA

Veterans Commission to honor Bales, Korean KIA

Donald J. Bales deceased September 1, 1950, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, will be honored during the 1 p.m. honor guard ceremony this Sunday, June 11, by having his name placed in the Roll of Remembrance at the Veterans Memorial in Wilder Park. Bales entered the service in 1949 […]


Georgia Berg, 98

Memorial service June 17 Georgia Berg, a long-time Elmhurst resident, recently passed away peacefully at the amazing age of 98. Her family will host a memorial open house on Saturday, June 17 from 1-3 p.m. in Washington Park in Elmhurst where a memorial tree has been planted. The park is […]


James G. Webb, 63

James G. Webb, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 63. Beloved husband of Kim nee Woodman; loving father of Nathan, Alex and Chelsea; dear son of the late Cecil and Elouise Webb; brother of Carol Ives; brother-in-law of Gail (Jim) Gasper; uncle of Erica (Avrom Feinberg) Gallagher, […]


Ralph “Butch” R. Modlin, 61

Ralph “Butch” R. Modlin, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Diane nee Schlitt. Loving father of Jeffrey and Scott Modlin. Cherished son of Edna and the late Ralph H. Modlin. Dearest brother of Linda (Bob) Sibilla. Fond uncle of Allen Sibilla and Jennifer […]


Brenda L. Wych, 57

Brenda L. Wych, of Villa Park, passed away recently at the age of 57. Beloved wife of George R. Wych, Jr. for 31 years, loving mother of Julie, Nicky, Brandon, Justin, David and the late Nathan. Dear grandmother of 8, Cherished daughter of Roseann and the late Kenneth Roberts, fond […]


Donnie Jo Biddle, 80

Donnie Jo Biddle, 80

Donnie Jo Biddle, nee Myers, of Elmhurst, formerly of Glen Ellyn, passed away on May 18, 2017, at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Arthur J.; loving mother of Annie (Mick) O’Dwyer and Marc Kapsalis; grandmother of Marcos, Liam, Caleb and Ella; dear daughter of the late […]


Stephanie A. Drozd, 94

Stephanie A. Drozd, nee Matusiewicz, of Elmhurst, joined her beloved husband Carl in heaven on May 20, 2017, at the age of 94. Wonderful mother of Charlene Lee (Jack) Freislinger, Judy “Valerie” McCane and Joy (George) Ramos; proud grandmother of Melanie Lee-Smego, Stephanie (Guy) Miller, and Rachael Ramos; caring step-grandmother […]