Obituaries

Howard A. Jansen, 89

Howard A. Jansen, 89

Howard A. Jansen, of Bensenville formerly of Elmhurst, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loving family on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the age of 89. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Beloved husband of the late Veronica “Roni” Jansen, nee McBride; loving father of Stephen (Susan), […]

 
 

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Charles “Bub” Graham, 85 Charles McNeil “Bub” Graham, 85, of Elmhurst.  Beloved husband of Sylvia Ann Fajnor; father of Robert (Debra), Brian (Coleen), Bridget, Colleen (Philip) Russell and Eileen; grandfather of Mary, Jill, Ashley and Matt; brother of Florence and Mel.  Former owner of A to Z Rental in Oakbrook […]

 
 

Robert C. Magnesen, 88

  Robert C. Magnesen, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 88. Brother of Vernon (Elaine) Magnesen; uncle of Larry (Peggy) Magnesen, Scott (Lynn) Magnesen, Linda (Malcolm) Proudfoot and Mark (Sarah) Magnesen; great uncle of many. He was an U.S. Army veteran serving in the Signal Corps; was […]

 
 

Stephen Oliver, 73

  Stephen John Oliver, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 73.  Beloved husband of Bonnie nee Haaning; father of Linnea Elin Oliver; brother of Oscar Scott Oliver; uncle of Julia, Michelle and Christopher. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 16, 2016.  Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West […]

 
 

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  Lillian Kobilak, 87 Lillian Kobilak, nee Palenik, of Elmhurst and formerly of Oak Lawn and Glen Ellyn, passed away recently at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Roy Kobilak; mother of Liane (Rich) Krajewski and Jane (John) Keefe; grandmother of Douglas Krajewski and Tom Keefe; sister […]

 
 

Carol Barthel age 92

Carol Barthel age 92; Beloved wife of the late Milton; dearest mother of Beverly (Fred) Keller and Deborah (Peter) Morocco; loving grandmother of 7, great-grandmother of 7 and great-great-grandmother of 2; Family and friends gathered on Monday, December 14th at Lutheran Church of Saint Luke of Itasca for a visitation […]

 
 

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  Lynne Barbara Busch, 68 Lynne Barbara Busch (nee Mundle), age 68 of Marco Island, Florida, passed away December 23, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Lynne was married to Richard “Dick” Busch Jr. for 46 years. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, […]

 
 

Payton O’Brien, 7, loses valiant fight with cancer

Payton O’Brien, 7, loses valiant fight with cancer

Second grader made famous by “heart” signs around town By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent You could almost hear the collective sigh of sadness across the entire community of Elmhurst as the news spread that Payton Harrison O’Brien, age 7, a member of second grade class at Hawthorne Elementary […]

 
 

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  Elaine Elizabeth Hoppe Mueller Elaine Elizabeth Hoppe Mueller nee Witt completed her earthly journey peacefully on December 17, 2015. Only child to Walter and Elizabeth (nee Grubbe) Witt on August 12, 1922, Elaine often recalled a loving childhood playing baseball with her cousins and neighborhood boys. Raised in Riverside, […]

 
 

Louise Idaszak, 83

  Louise Idaszak, nee Baschieri, a resident of Elmhurst for more than 50 years, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of Joe; loving mother of Joe (Clare) and Marty (Andrea); devoted grandmother of Kristin and Joe. Sister of Jack Baschieri. Sister-in-law of […]