Jeanette S. Zientara

Jeanette S. Zientara nee Kulka 93 of Villa Park, Illinois. Beloved wife of the late Felix L. Loving mother of Linda (Mike) Szabo, Deborah (Anthony) Cifonie and Pamela (William) Schroedter. Dear grandmother of Michael V., Jeanne, Louis, Nick, Jessica, Ashley, Natalie. Great grandmother of Sophia. Fond sister of Ann Kulka […]


Richard Norris Spurr, 79

  Services March 17-18 Richard Norris Spurr, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Linda R; loving father of Robert A. (Mary Jo) and Kenneth (Ellen); grandfather of Katie (Andrew) Allbaugh, Dan (Melissa), Beth and Michael; great grandfather of Weston and Evelyn; dear son […]


Robert P. Nowak, 75

Services March 11 Robert “Bob” P. Nowak, passed peacefully to his heavenly home on February 2, 2017, at the age of 75. Beloved husband of 53 years to Nancy (nee Surdell); Dear son of the late Alex and Lottie Nowak; Proud dad of Paul (Denise), Don (Melinda), Jim (Barb); Loving […]


Jacquelyn D. Berger, 91

Jacquelyn D. Berger, nee Lynch, a DePaul University alum and retired kindergarten teacher at Lincoln School in Villa Park, passed away on March 4, 2017, at the age of 91. She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church, Elmhurst. Mrs. Berger is survived by sons, Kevin (Camille) and Terrence (Cynthia) […]


Pauline Widener, 80

Pauline Widener nee Durham, an Elmhurst resident for more than 50 years, passed away recently at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Jack Widener; loving mother of Paul (Geraldine) Widener; grandmother of Sean and Calvin. Pauline was an active member and Past President of the Elmhurst Garden […]


Elaine Ruth Pezza, 86

  Elaine Ruth Pezza nee Deckert, of Villa Park, passed away on Feb 23, 2017 in her home at the age of 86. Beloved wife of Lawrence “Lorry” for 66 years. Loving mother of Gary (Mimi) Pezza, Laurene (Tony) Clarke, Lenore (Nick) Nessi, devoted grandmother of Sonny, Angela, Anthony, Timothy, […]


Former District 205 Superintendent passes away

Former District 205 Superintendent passes away

On Friday, Feb 24, the EInhurst Independent learned that Joan Raymond, former Superintendent for School District 205 had passed away at the age of 81. The news was published in the South Bend Tribune, where Raymond was Superintendent after leaving Elmhurst in 2000. She had retired from her position with […]



Joseph R. Munn, 74 Services Feb. 25 Joseph R. Munn passed away recently at the age of 74. He was a USMC Veteran, member Northern Illinois Veteran’s Club, founder and President of Joseph R. Munn and Associates and R&J Construction; member of the Shriners and Santa Claus Anonymous; beloved husband […]



Marianna F. Brousard, 85 Marianna F. Brousard, passed away February 9, 2017, at the age of 85. Beloved mother of Robin (Craig) Andrews, Pam (Tom) Thorpe and Jeff (Pam) Brousard; devoted grandmother of Caitlin and Taylor. Interment private. Information provided by Pedersen-Ryberg Funeral Home. For more information, call 630-834-1133.



Margaret F. Mikoda, 97 Services Feb. 11 Margaret F. Mikoda, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late James J.; loving mother of James H. (Beverly) and the late Margaret Mary (Patrick surviving) Schragel; grandmother of Angelo, John, James, Samuel, Jeffrey, Matt and […]