KATHLEEN DORMAN
Kathleen Dorman, née Gaughan, age 82, of Villa Park, Illinois. Beloved wife of (the late) Dale E. Dorman; loving mother of Debbie (Kenn) Dorman, Sandy (Steve) McCullough, and Diane (Thaddeus) Daszkiewicz; devoted grandmother of Courtney (Dave), Dan, AJ, Olivia, Leksi, Luka, and Lauren; great-grandmother of JoJo; fond sister of Jack (Nancy) Gaughan, Diane (Jim) Keating, Shirley (Tom) Faille, Kenny (Donna) Gaughan, Bob (Sharon) Gaughan; aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, 3:00 PM until time of service at 7:00 PM, at Steuerle Chapel, 350 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park, IL 60181.
Interment Private.
Funeral info: steuerlefh.com or (630) 832-4161.

JOYCE J. LAVICKA
Joyce J. LaVicka, née Ritzenthaler, longtime Lombardian, died on December 31, 2022. She met her husband, the late Joseph W. LaVicka, while working at ComEd together. They were married on May 9, 1959, by Pastor Schlekte at Trinity Lutheran Church in Villa Park.
Joyce was the loving mother of Karin (Scott) Carlson of Lombard; adored grandmother of Jennifer (Nicholas) Merchut of Geneva, Daniel (Tori) Carlson of Woodridge, and the late Michael Scott Carlson; and great-grandmother of Avery Merchut.
She was preceded in death by parents Fred and Edna Ritzenthaler.
Joyce grew up in Lombard and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Villa Park.
She loved to bake and was an excellent cook. Her famous plum dumplings were always a special treat.
Her family meant the world to her, and nothing brought her as much joy as attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, school functions, and activities. She was always there for her family and loved them dearly.
A Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. A Funeral Service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Brust Funeral Home, followed by the Interment at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace.
Memorials to the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate Attn: Memorial/Tribute Processing Center, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674, are appreciated.
Info: www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

BERNICE MIELKE
Bernice Mielke, née Roschke, age 104, of Palatine, formerly of York Center Lombard, died at Lutheran Home on Dec. 28, 2022.
Graveside Service of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at Fairview Memorial Park, Northlake.
Info: www.brustfuneralhome or 888-629-0094.

GERDA V. POCIUS
Gerda Vaide Pocius, age 101, died Dec. 31, 2022, at GlenOaks Hospital.
A private Memorial Service will be held at Brust Funeral Home, Lombard. Private Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Ill.
Info: www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.

 

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