Lombard/Villa Park obituaries–August 30

NORMA BARNARD Norma DeKoker Batina Barnard, loving widow of Harold C. Barnard, born Feb. 12, 1921, passed away peacefully at Alexian Brothers Hospice on Aug. 25 2018. A memorial service will be held at the Lombard Church of the Nazarene, 536 N. Columbine Ave. (Route 53), Lombard, today, Aug. 30, […]


John T. Peake, 84

John T. Peake, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 84. Beloved husband of the late Barbara A. Peake nee Brown; loving father of Kim (Gordon) Hlavenka, Robin Peake, Melony (Tim) Robbins and Valerie (Bill) Bortolotti; grandfather of Daniel, Alicia, Joseph, Kelly (Joe), Kerry, Nicholas (Christina), Christina (Cooper) […]


Erik William Wright, 28

How does one even begin to find words? There just aren’t. There is no explanation, no rationale, no sense. There have been many messages, and the words that so many have used to describe Erik have been kind, generous, funny…with the biggest smile. How does someone who seemed to have […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries–August 23

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries–August 23

AIDE CRESPO Aide Crespo was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Manzanillo, Havana, Cuba. Aide passed away on Aug. 2, 2018, at the age of 91 at Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care, Lombard. Aide, her husband Armando, and their daughter Clara moved to the United States on April 12, […]


Susan Jane McCoy, 71

Susan Jane McCoy nee Kirby, 71, of Elmhurst. Beloved wife of the late Thomas C. McCoy; loving mother of Debbie (Bob) Roycroft and Erica (Jim) Morgan; dearest grandmother of Katie, Ryan, Henry, Michael, Caroline and Amy. Susan taught Home Economics at Albright Middle School. She loved sewing and was an […]


Lombardian obituaries–July 26

CARL KELLER Carl H. Keller passed away July 17, 2018, at his home. Funeral services were held Monday, July 23, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Visit or call 888-629-0094 for more information. JOHN PILAFAS John Pilafas, age 51, of Villa Park. He was the beloved […]


Lombardian obituaries–August 16

RICHARD PAUL COLBERG Richard Paul Colberg, age 81. Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Shirley. Loving father of Ann (James) Twite, Linda (Donald) Carey and Sue (Christopher) Mancione. Loving stepfather of the late David (Stephanie) Domke, Jody (Daniel) Hallahan, Gail (Curtis) Bronson, Kimberlee (Michael) Callahan, Randall (Lisa) Domke and Thomas (Cynthia) […]




Rosemarie T. Cruger-Parent (Mueller) of Elmhurst, 92 Mother of Hank Cruger, Jack (Kim) Cruger, James (Marie) Cruger, Peter Cruger and Sarah (John) Vasak. Grandmother of Matthew (Brook) Cruger, Kathleen Cruger, Michael (Becky) Vasak, Thomas (Elyse) Vasak, Madeline Cruger, Jacob Cruger, Leah Cruger, Deborah Cruger and Jack Cruger. She was preceded […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries–August 9

DOROTHY GRAMBERG Dorothy Gramberg, 99, of Villa Park, passed away on Aug. 2, 2018. Visitation is on Aug. 11 at Community Congregational Church, 410 S. Cornell, Villa Park, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Interment is at Beverly Cemetery, Blue Island. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral […]


Rev. Victor L. Brandt, 97

Rev. Victor L. Brandt, of Elmhurst, formerly of Palos Heights and Willowbrook, died on July 17, 2018, at the age of 97. Beloved husband of the late Irene for 67 years; loving father of Rev. James (Kathryn Fuger) Brandt, Deborah (Matthew) DeCino, Ruth (Michael) Bash and John (Andrea) Brandt; grandfather […]