Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—March 23

John J. “Roy” Nippert, age 79, died March 19, 2023, at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, Illinois.
Arrangements are pending at Brust Funeral Home, www.brustfuneralhome.com or 630-629-0094.

Audrey Joy Schuurmann, née Cok, age 77, a Lombard resident of 10 years and formerly of New Mexico, passed away on March 17, 2023, at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.
Audrey was the wife of Bruce; mother of Andrew (Cathi) of Lombard, and Emily (Hank) DeGroat of Framingham, Massachusetts; grandmother of Cailey and Nate of Lombard and Benjamin and Adriana of Massachusetts; brother of Stuart Cok of Sparta, Michigan, and aunt to many nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her sister Doris Gritter; and her brothers, Ken Coke and Dale Cok.
Audrey grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she received a master’s degree in counseling and English. She was resident of Gallup, New Mexico, for 40 years. Audrey worked as a mental health counselor, hospital administrator, and church administrator.
Audrey enjoyed books, crossword puzzles, and music, and sang in choirs throughout her life. She played the piano and organ and directed her church choir in Gallup, and most recently sang in the Elmhurst Choral Union and the Calvary Episcopal Church Choir.
Audrey loved gardening and was a Master Gardner in New Mexico. During her time in Lombard she was a member of the Lombard Garden Club. Audrey was named the Lombard Senior Woman of the Year in 2022 for her work on Sheldon Peck Homestead Garden. She also spent her time volunteering at the food pantry.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1, at 2:00 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 105 W. Maple Street, Lombard, with reception following. The service will be live-streamed on the Calvary church Facebook page. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Association for a More Just Society, www.asj-us.org, PO Box 888631, Grand Rapids, MI 49588, are appreciated.
Info: www.brustfuneralhome.com or 630-629-0094.

Leona M. Wunder, age 98, died March 19, 2023, at Central DuPage Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Brust Funeral Home, www.brustfuneralhome.com or 630-629-0094.