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 […]


Dorothy A. Van Zandbergen, 94

Dorothy A. Van Zandbergen, 94

Dorothy A. Van Zandbergen (nee Benson) passed away peacefully in Elmhurst on February 21, 2020 at the age of 94. Dorothy is survived by her devoted husband of over 70 years, Robert (Bob); their four children, Sue (Jack) Bellizzi, Judy (Jim) Young, Gary (Cheryl) Van Zandbergen, Terri (Joe) Scatchell; ten […]


Leonard H. Hansen, 73

Leonard H. “Lenny” Hansen, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 73.  Beloved husband of Patricia, nee Thies, and the late Elaine; step-father of Gary, Anne and Dan Bell; loving Papa of Sean, Nathan, Joel and Emily; brother of Naomi (Jim) Lombardo and Linnae Hansen; brother-in-law of Jack […]


Jacob Wesley “Jake” Baker

Jacob Wesley “Jake” Baker

Jacob Wesley “Jake” Baker, passed away on March 4, 2018. He was born January 18, 1982. Our son, brother and friend, was funny, kind, brave and generous. He was raised in Elmhurst and settled in Denver. Jake’s special gifts were a disarming sense of humor and a big heart. He […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—March 5

ROSEMARY A. DENARDO Rosemary A. DeNardo, nee Tunis, age 91, of Lombard, passed away Feb. 24, 2020. Funeral services were held Monday, March 2, from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to Mass at Christ the King Church, 1501 Main St., Lombard. Interment private at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—February 27

WALTER JOSEPH DAANE Walter Joseph Daane, age 64 of Kell, Illinois, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Walter was born on August 12, 1955, in Chicago, the son of Dale Leslie and Dolores Adeline (Feller) Daane. He married Laurel Snow on October 5, 1974, in Wheaton, […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—February 20

JACQUELYN CONWAY Jacquelyn Ann Conway (nee Beukema), born August 19, 1936, died peacefully on February 15, 2020, at home with family in Lombard, at the age of 83. Jackie is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, John A. Conway, who she married on November 23, 1956. She is […]


Bessie J. Tockstein, 96

Bessie J. Tockstein, nee Vana, of Glen Ellyn, passed away recently at the age of 96.  Beloved wife of the late George Tockstein.  Bessie was an executive secretary for United Airlines and known as “Mother Hen”.  She often referred to her life as Fun and Games.  The “Sensational” Bessie will […]


George Leveille, 73

George Leveille, a lifetime resident of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 73. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran in the 1st Air Cav; retired Elmhurst fireman; former owner LaVell Electric; beloved husband of Catherine “Cathy,” nee McJohn; loving father of Denise (Scott) Turner, Mary Kay McCann and […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—February 13

FREDERIC A. PURPURA Frederic A. Purpura, age 86, of Naperville, died Feb. 5, 2020. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 8, at Brust Funeral Home. Interment followed at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst. Call 888-629-0094 for information. ROBERT SPYCHALSKI Robert Spychalski, age 75, of Lombard. Loving father of Douglas Spychalski, Martin […]