Shirley Cerone, age 86, longtime Lombardian, passed away peacefully on Oct. 24.
She was the wife of the late Dan Cerone. They shared a beautiful love for almost 54 years.
Shirley and Dan moved to Lombard in 1961, where they raised their children: Michael (Debbie) Cerone, Dan (Eilene) Cerone, Lori (Jack) Bigus, and Nick (Kristine) Cerone. She had the honor of being the Nana of Kristen (Brian) Torkelson, Jenna (Nate) Thuli, Allie (Meghan) Cerone, Michael Cerone, Danny Cerone, Tony Cerone, Jacqueline Bigus, Vicki (Mary) Scott, Gianna Cerone, Nicky Cerone, and Vinny Cerone; and was the beloved great-Nana of Brooklyn, Owen, Everly, Lyam, Lincoln, and Monroe. She was the beloved sister of the late Dori (the late Bob) Baldare, Nanci Chesek, and Pat (Neal) Mermall. She was a great friend and aunt to many.
Shirley had a zest for life and fiercely loved her family and friends. She enjoyed entertaining and welcomed everyone with a smile and a hug. She loved to cook and was happiest when family and friends were gathered around the table. She loved her neighborhood and was affectionately called “Ma” by her neighbors.
Shirley had been a longtime parishioner at St. Pius X and volunteered as the Eucharistic Minister. She also volunteered her time with the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Outside of church, she had formerly served as president of the Boosters at Willowbrook High School.
Funeral Prayers were held at Brust Funeral Home on Oct. 31, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1025 E. Madison St., Lombard. Interment followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul c/o St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1025 E. Madison Street, Lombard, IL 60148, are appreciated.
Info: or 888-629-0094.

Robert Dunne, age 92, of Lombard, Veteran of the USMC and Korean War, passed away October 24, 2022.
Robert was the loving husband of 63 years to Harriet, née Stemm; dear dad of Marykaye (Rich) Lappa of Elburn, Jim (Kate) of Georgia, and Patrick (Amy) Dunne of St. Charles; fond grandfather of Samantha Lappa of Ottawa, Rich Lappa of Elburn, Lauren Dunne of Georgia, Bryan Dunne of Georgia, Steven Dunne of Georgia, Jaxson Dunne of St. Charles, Savannah Dunne of St. Charles and Willow Dunne of St. Charles. Robert was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Robert was a Veteran of the USMC and served in Korea during the Korean War. He was a member of the Lombard VFW #5815 in Lombard.
Robert had lived in Lombard since 1958. He was a longtime local realtor who worked with Maple Realty and J.W. Reedy. Robert served as an usher at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He loved playing golf and O.T.B.
Funeral Services were held Friday, October 28, at Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth, Lombard. Interment followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Robert’s name may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60601 or to any hospice organization.
Info: or 888-629-0094.

Douglas “Doug” Robert Max, 67, died quietly in his home after a long struggle with GIST (GastroIntestinal Stromal Tumors) on October 23, 2022. He was born December 30, 1954, in Chicago to the late Robert and the late Carol (Delury) Max. Survivors include his beloved wife, Donna, née Bandstra, his siblings; Marylu (Wally), Mike (Chris), Ken (Dyan), Ed (Bob) and Jim; his step-son Jason (Jenny) Piontek. His beloved grandchildren are Colin, Emily, Conor, Lelaina, Joe and Ava and great-grandchildren Riley, Natalia and Nikolas. Also surviving are his dear nieces and nephews: Mike (Liz) Max, Miranda Max (Mike), Marissa Max, Paul Max, Danny (Lori) Max, Elle Max, Bobby Max, Damian, Lisa (Bobby), Nick (Shannon), Jamie (Chuck), Jake (Keirah) and Stephanie. He will be missed by his former sister-in-law Dawn Knopp, his sister-in-law Sandy Bultema, his brother-in-law Ed (Sherry) Bandstra, his Aunt Pat Delury and cousins; Charlotte, Audrey, David, Dan, Tom, Donnie, Steven, Linda, Gail and Dawn.
Doug was an employee of the USPS for 35 years. His many passions included: travel, fishing, nature hikes, progressive politics and political discussions.
The Max family home was in Lombard and Doug attended Glenbard East High School where he developed lifelong friendships. He also attended Southern Illinois University. Doug was very proud of his 43 years of sobriety and was always there for others who needed help with their addiction. After he and Donna were married, almost 30 years ago, Glen Ellyn eventually became their new hometown. Upon retirement from the USPS, Doug and Donna built a log home in South Bend, Indiana, which allowed them to spend more time with their son’s family and to do what grandparents do best…enjoy and spoil their grandchildren!
May fond memories of Doug help to ease the pain of his loss. A tree will be dedicated in Doug’s memory at The Morton Arboretum.
Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Doug’s Life on Sunday, November 13, 2022, from 1–4 p.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL. 630-668-0016.
GIST resources:
Memorial contributions can be made to either:
Alcoholics Anonymous,
Morton Arboretum,
The Life Raft Group (GIST support),

The Rev. Stephen Hjalmar Swanson, age 77, of Lombard. The very beloved husband of Maureen Ann Swanson, née Stimetz; loving father of Sascha (Colm Cahill) Swanson, Lucas (Sarah) Swanson, Frank Marlovits, Bridget (Jim) Koefelda, Kathleen (Brad) Cooper; dear son of the late Madelyn, née Haasarud, and the late Rev. Stanley H. Swanson; always present and faithfully devoted grandfather of Brandon, Brittany, Logan, Lucas, Jack, Madeline, Hayes, Larkin; fond brother of Timothy (Susan) Swanson, Susan (Jay) Swartz, Rebekah (Mike) Wagner, Sarah (Paul) Bieber; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Beloved Pastor, dear friend and advocate for many.
Memorial Gathering on Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 545 S. Ardmore Ave. Villa Park IL, 60181. In lieu of flowers memorials to Bethany College (Attn: Advancement Office 335 E. Swensson Street, Lindsborg, KS 67456), ELCA Global Mission (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ELCA Gift Processing Center P.O. Box 1809 Merrifield, VA 22116-8009), or St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment private. Funeral info: or 630-832-4161.


Comments are closed

Sorry, but you cannot leave a comment for this post.