SIXTO BUENDIA CARDENAS
Sixto Buendia Cardenas, 81 of Lombard, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 13, 2021, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
The son of Tiburcio Cardenas and Feliza Buendia was born on August 1, 1940, in Santa, Ilocus Sur, Philippines. He was married to Salvacion (Vacion) Lusterio in 1966 and in the early 1970s, with his wife and son, immigrated to the USA. It is here, in the Chicagoland area, where he and his wife fulfilled their dreams together. His strong faith in God, perseverance and resilience, allowed him to achieve his goals.
He worked and eventually retired with the State of Illinois, raised two kids, traveled extensively and in his free time, enjoyed writing poetry.
Sixto, named after Pope Sixtus, was a loving father and dedicated husband. He will be missed by his children, both RNs‒Joe Cardenas of Lombard and Sonia Cardenas of San Diego, California.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Salvacion Cardenas, an optometrist in the Philippines.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 28, with prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard. Interment followed the service at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
In lieu of flowers and donations, family is requesting Mass and prayers for the deceased.
Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home. Info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

FRED H. HUBER III
Fred H. Huber III of Reddick, IL, departed this life on Friday, August 27, 2021, at age 74. He was born on January 12, 1947, in Hinsdale to the late Rachael and Fred Huber, Jr.
Fred was raised in Lombard and was a graduate of Glenbard East High School with the class of 1965. A U.S. Army Veteran who served during Vietnam, Fred was honorably discharged in December of 1968.
He is the beloved husband of 49 years to Louise J. (Neefe) Huber; loving father of Dawn Huber and Fred (Colleen) Huber IV; proud “Papa” of Amber, Richard and Parker; brother of Annette (Ken) Enger; and fond uncle of several nieces and a nephew.
Fred enjoyed a 40-plus year career as an Electrician and was a longtime member of Local 701 IBEW, Lisle. He was a proud member of the CVMA and he was a true patriot who served his Country.
All friends and relatives are invited to gather Thursday morning September 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home to join the procession to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL, where Military honors and Interment services will begin at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating a tree (www.tree.tributestore.com/memorial-tree) in Fred’s name or a memorial gift to your local pet rescue organization. For more information please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.

BETTY JO KOLLS
Betty Jo Kolls. née Allen, age 86, passed away August 23 at home with her family by her side.
Betty Jo was the beloved wife of the late Robert O.; loving mother of Holly (the late Dale) Burzynski, Regina Stoddard, Curtis (Laura) and Jeff (Pat); cherished grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 3.
Betty Jo had been a resident of Lombard for over 65 years.
Betty Jo and her late husband were the former owners of Lombard Bakery. She was a long-time member of the Lombard Service League. She worked as a cashier for many businesses in Lombard in the Home Décor and Housewares Departments. She was a long-time member of Faith United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 28, at Faith United Methodist Church, 815 S. Finley Road, Lombard. Interment followed at McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock, IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty Jo’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.
Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home. Info: www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

MARGARET ZIELSKE
Margaret “Maky” Althea Kendall Zielske, 75, of Lombard, died on August 6th, 2021, at Good Samaritan Hospital with her daughters by her side.
Beloved wife of the late Ronald H.; loving mother of Catherine Z. (Eric) Neiswender of Appleton, Wisconsin, and Anne Z. (Andrew) Willett of Georgetown, Kentucky; Fond grandmother of Martin; dear sister of Edward (Kay) Kendall of Glen Ellyn; twin sister of the late Karen Kendall; Adored by many nieces and nephews; dear sister-in-law of William (Anita) of Addison, Robert (the late Jackie) of Florida, Rita (the late Eugene) Jenzen of Lombard; Daughter of the late Ellis and the late Althea Kendall of Fontana, Wisconsin; and friend of Bill.
Margaret was born while her dad was stationed in Panama during his time in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, during WWII. She moved to Lombard in 1966 and graduated from Glenbard High School and College of DuPage in 1995 at the age of 50 with her Associate’s Degree (something she and her family were very proud of). She was an active member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was a longtime choir member, Stephens Minister, and part of a number of committees within the church. She was a longtime member of P.E.O. and held her P.E.O. sisters very close to her heart. The family always had a cat, and in recent years, she volunteered with the local cat shelter, Cat Guardians. In addition to being a proud mom and wife, Margaret worked as a tax preparer and as a secretary for Glenbard School District 87.
Maky’s friends and family knew her for her kindness and love for her family. She was a fantastic cook and would bake and decorate the most beautiful birthday and wedding cakes for nearly every celebration in the family. She had a beautiful singing voice, and used it frequently around the house, from the choir loft, and with the Elmhurst Choral Union.
Maky’s joys were her family, including her two daughters and grandson, and her ‘happy place’ of the family’s lake house. She and Ron were very dedicated to Anne and Catherine, trying their best to teach them to be kind, to appreciate the simple gifts of life, to value hard work, and the blessing of a loving church family. They were both good role models for their children and the friends and family around them. While she also suffered her share of pain, loss and difficult times, her faith remained her strong foundation. The music selected for her funeral is reflective of her love of music and singing, and her deep faith in Christ’s victory over death.
May she Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory!
A visitation will be held on Friday, September 3, from 9 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace. Following interment, all are welcome to join the family for a luncheon at church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated.
Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home Lombard. Info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.
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