Carol Jean Coate, 88

Carol Jean Coate passed away January 26, 2020 at Michaelson Health Care Center in Batavia at the age of 88. Devoted daughter of the late Jeannette (nee Fosdyke) and the late Harry B. Coate.  Carol received a B.A. degree from Wheaton College and went on to receive a Master’s degree […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—February 6

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 […]


Dorothy Elizabeth Dyckma, 76

Dorothy Elizabeth Dyckma, of Batavia and a former resident of Elmhurst from 1947-2014, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the age of 76.  Beloved wife of Ronald; loving mother of Tammy (James) Hemmingway; Wendy Wieteska and Tracey (Brad) Bilut; adored grandmother of Lexie and Ashley Hemmingway, Steven Wieteska and […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—January 30

CATHERINE D. “KATY” BARTLETT Catherine D. “Katy” Bartlett, nee Delatorre, of Villa Park, passed away recently at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Roy. Loving mother of Terri Bartlett, Edward (Carol) and David (Georgia). Cherished grandmother of Mary (Brian) Atinaja, Emily Bartlett, Katy Bartlett, Chadd (Terry Smith) […]


Marjorie Ann Sommers

The Lord called Marjorie Ann Sommers home on January 17, 2020. She was born March 1, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas to Walter and Lena (nee Heider) Voth. Marjorie attended schools in Texas and Arkansas before heading to Valparaiso University to study Biology. She met the love of her earthly […]


Linda Louise Zawada, 72

Linda Louise Zawada, 72, of Elmhurst, passed away on January 17, 2020, at the age of 72. She was born to parents Sophie, nee Schluntz, and Alfred Kuppinger in Chicago.  Linda graduated from Lakeview High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of Illinois […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—January 23

ALICE E. McVICKAR Alice E. “Betty” McVickar (nee Jordan) age 98, of Villa Park, died Jan. 11 at Elmhurst Hospital. A funeral service was held Thursday, Jan. 16, at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park. Visit or call […]


William E. Cloud

William E. Cloud

William E. Cloud of Elmhurst died at home on Dec. 28, 2019. Bill’s family was the center of his life. Born on Aug. 5, 1932 and a veteran of the Korean War, he was a lifelong teacher, both in the classroom and out. He believed that each of us wants […]


Joseph Leo Biggs, 61 

Joseph Leo Biggs, longtime resident of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 61.  Joseph was the cherished father of Brandon and Brittany. Caring ex-husband of Karen. Loving boyfriend of Chrissy.  Devoted son of James Leo and Marie Biggs.  Dear brother of Corrine (late William) Hopkins, John, James (late […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—January 16

LAWRENCE A. DuBOSE Lawrence A. DuBose, age 99, a resident of Windsor Park in Carol Stream, died on Friday, January 10, 2020, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. He was born August 19, 1920, in Pharr, Texas to Charles L. DuBose and Emma Flowers DuBose. He grew up in Falfurrias, […]