Long-time community leader Frank R. Mushow dies at 79; Visitation Friday; funeral mass Saturday at IC

Long-time community leader Frank R. Mushow dies at 79; Visitation Friday; funeral mass Saturday at IC

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT Following a seven-year battle with dementia and Parkinson’s disease, Frank R. Mushow, a long-time resident of Elmhurst, passed away on May 6, 2022 at the age of 79. He was born at Loretto Hospital in Chicago on Nov. 18, 1942. Beloved husband of […]


Lola Clark French, 98

Lola Clark French died peacefully on March 17, 2021, at the Michealsen Health Center of The Holmstad in Batavia. She was 98. Lola was born on February 13, 1923, in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, to James R. and Laura Clemons Clark. The fourth of seven children, she grew up in a […]


Marie Franc, 97

Marie Franc, of Elmhurst, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2022 at the age of 97. She was the beloved wife of late husbands Elmer Pierce Jr. and Robert Franc. She is survived by daughter Patricia Pierce Martin and son Victor Franc; grandchildren John, Tara, Robert, Christopher, and Michael; great-grandchildren […]


Keith J. LaPointe, 55

Keith J. LaPointe, of Glen Ellyn, passed away recently at the age of 55. Beloved husband of Michelle LaPointe; loving father of Joseph LaPointe, stepfather of Kaitlyn, and Ronald Rentner; dear son of the late Ronald LaPointe and Kathleen LaPointe, nee King; fond brother of Tina (Tom) Baranowski, William (Dana) […]


Ernest J. Pett, Sr., 88

Ernest J. Pett, Sr., formerly of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 88. Cherished husband of Eleanore “Ellie” Pett, nee Mitchell; beloved father of Nina (Jeff) Tamm, Ernest Jr. “J.R.” (Donna) Pett, Ken (Kim Kielczynski) Pett, former father-in-law of Lori Nixon Pett; loving grandfather of Brianna Tamm, Devon […]


William H. Ouellette

William “Bill” Ouellette of Elmhurst passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2022. Bill, the son of George and Emma Ouellette, was born on September 16, 1924 in New Haven, Ct. Following his graduation from Hillhouse High School in 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp. Upon his […]


Jerry Foley, 80

Jerry Foley, 80

Services Thursday Jerry Foley, of Elmhurst, formerly of Louisville, and Lemont, Ill., passed away April 23, 2022, at the age of 80. Jerry worked at AT&T for 30 years before retiring and starting his second “career” as a craps dealer.  He was an avid golfer and loved to golf with […]


Alfred R. Zimmerman, 99

Alfred R. Zimmerman, of Elmhurst, at peace April 9, 2022, at the age of 99. Loving husband of the late Bettye; cherished father of Allan, Susan, the late Pamela O’Hara, the late Daniel and the late Thomas; dear grandfather of Connie, Rob, Linda and Lisa; great grandfather of Carlin, Alexandra […]


Donald Walter Shepler, 92

Donald Walter Shepler, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 92. Veteran US Army during the Allied Occupation of Japan. Beloved husband of the late Rita C. Shepler (2004); Loving father of the late Donald Joseph Shepler (1975), Susan (Craig) Dovel and Jennifer (Steve) Guzman; Proud grandfather of […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—April 21

KIERAN MCNICHOLAS Kieran “Mac” McNicholas, 64, longtime Lombard resident, passed away on April 16th, 2022. Kieran was the loving husband of Lisa McNicholas, née Hillmann, his high school sweetheart. Beloved father of Mary Rose (David) Weber of Elmhurst, Kyleen McNicholas of Nashville, John (Sam) McNicholas of Wheaton; dear grandfather “Boompa” […]