Natividad “Naty” Gaden, 70 years old of Lombard, died on June 13, 2022.
Prayer Service Thursday, June 23, at 9:30 a.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, thence proceeding to 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace.
Info: or 888-629-0094.

Casey (Casimer) Garncarz passed away June 17, 2022, after battling Alzheimer’s for some time. Casey loved life with family, friends and his dog Charlie. He was a real estate broker for many years.
He leaves behind his wife of 32 years Mimi (Muriel) Garncarz, née Dalton Russo. Those 32 years were fun filled with plenty of adventures. They enjoyed cooking together, especially new recipes.
He also leaves behind his children, Jeff (Dee) Garncarz, Steve (Shannon) Garncarz, Marty Russo, and Michelle Russo. He was beloved by his grandchildren, Keegan Garncarz, Gianna Russo, Allie Russo, Matteo Russo and Cassy Rios. Casey was the brother of Fran (Wally) Splitburger and uncle of 16 children with whom he had great times with.
Casey was preceded in death by his parents, the late Casimer S. Garncarz and the late Genevieve Garncarz, née Bretschneider.
A Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Brust Funeral Home 135 S. Main St. Lombard IL, 60148. Interment will follow at Elm Lawn Cemetery, 401 E Lake St, Elmhurst.
The family would appreciate donations in memory of Casey to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 S. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago IL 60631.
Info: or 888-629-0094.

James “Jim” Ladd, age 87, longtime Lombardian, died June 12, 2022.
Jim was the loving husband of the late Linda Ladd, née Krontz, and the late Glenda Ladd, née Blatchley; dear father of Dan (Kerri) Ladd, Lisa (Mike) Szudarski, Marnie (John) Gaertner, Kathryn (Joseph) Lelko and the late Thomas Ladd; loving step-father of Elyse (Peter) Murphy; grandfather of 8, Alec Gaertner, Lukaz Szudarski, Ayla Gaertner, Karrson Ladd, Shane Szudarski, Zara Ladd, Nolan Murphy and Olivia Murphy; loving relative and friend of many. Jim loved his dogs, Daisy and Dolly, dearly.
Jim grew up on a turkey farm in Ipava, Illinois. He was a coach and teacher at Willowbrook High School where he taught biology, science and driver’s education. He enjoyed interacting with his students.
Jim was an avid bowler and he enjoyed golfing. He was a collector of toys. Jim loved to out to eat with his family. He was a faithful fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears.
Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday, June 23, 2022, 3-7 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.
Info: or 888-629-0094.

Martha E. Milas, née Hartje, age 97, of Lombard, died June 19, 2022.
A Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 8:45 a.m. until the time of prayers at 9:45 a.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, thence to 10:15 a.m. Mass at St. John the Apostle, 330 N. Westmore, Villa Park. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton, Ill.
Info: or 888-629-0094.

David H. Miller, of Friendship, Wisconsin, formerly of Villa Park, passed away recently at the age of 66. Loving father of Jesse Smith, Justin Miller, Alyson Miller, Collin Erickson, and Eve Erickson; devoted grandfather of Lyla, Gemma and Lincoln Miller; fond brother of Wendy Peterson, and preceded in death by the late Daniel Miller, the late Gayle Holland and the late Harry Miller Jr.; uncle of many nieces and nephews; very active member of LALODAD group for more than 25 years. Memorial Gathering was held Friday, June 10 at Steuerle Chapel, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Funeral info: or 630-832-4161.

Cynthia A. Porter, née Sliwicki, age 73, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 12, 2022.
Funeral Services were held on Friday, June 17 at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment was at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.
Info: or call 888-629-0094.

William “Bill” Wallbruch, age 85, of Lombard, died June 13, 2022.
Bill was the husband of Vicky Wallbruch; father of Dana (Dan) Rabulinski of Plainfield, Kurt (Cheryl) of Lombard, Kent (Cynthia) of Aurora, Eric of Chicago and Mark (Chris) of Lombard; and grandpa of nine.
Bill was a retired draftsman and designer. He was a member of the Chicago Swedish Glee Club. Bill was a member of Sacred Heart Church.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, June 21, from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard. Private Interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity or DuPage P.A.D.S., 601 W. Liberty, Wheaton, IL 60187; or the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry, c/o First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148.
Info: or 888-629-0094.

Vera Zhdan, age 89, of Carol Stream, died June 18 at her home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 21, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment followed at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Info: or 888-629-0094.


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