Obituaries

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—January 6

ROCKY A. BERRIER Rocky A. Berrier, age 24, of Villa Park, formerly of Lombard, died suddenly on Dec. 20, 2021. A Visitation will be held at Brust Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 10, from 3-8 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. A Funeral Service will be […]

 
 

A solid pillar of the community falls…Elmhurst must bid adieu to Art Ahlgrim

A solid pillar of the community falls…Elmhurst must bid adieu to Art Ahlgrim

By Dee Longfellow FOR THE ELMHURST INDEPENDENT     Although he was solemn and serious, there was a wink and a smile just behind that calm exterior. For people who knew him, he was just as quick with a quip as he was gentle, while presiding over families often facing their […]

 
 

Eileen E. Brophy, 85

Eileen E. Brophy, 85

Services Thursday Eileen E. Brophy, nee Keane, age 85, Native of Knockkerra, Co. Clare, Ireland; currently of Lombard, formerly of Elmhurst; beloved wife of the late Michael P. Brophy; devoted mother of Brian P. Brophy (Judy) and Kevin T. Brophy, Doreen M. (Greg) Batelli, Eileen A. Brophy and the late […]

 
 

Ramona C. McNeese, 88

Ramona C. McNeese, 88

Born in the depths of the Great Depression in Toledo, Ohio on July 12 1933, Ramona C. “Mona” McNeese led a rich and full life that included becoming the first female principal in Oak Park Elementary District 97 and receiving her PhD in Public Policy Analysis at age 53 from […]

 
 

Elsie Shumway, 102

Elsie Shumway, 102

Elsie Shumway, nee Zuley, passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, 2022, at the age of 102. She was a long-time resident of Elmhurst for more than 50 years. Former wife of the late Walter Shumway and prior to that, the late Lyle Wear; beloved mother of Sharon Belletynee and Cindie […]

 
 

Brian Thomas Lechowski, 57

Brian Thomas Lechowski, 57

Brian Thomas Lechowski, a longtime resident of Elmhurst for over 50 years, passed away December 27, 2021 at the age of 57. Beloved son of the late Dr. Robert and Barbara Lechowski; adored brother of Greg (Mindy), Cindy (Jim), Tim, and Suzie; cherished uncle of Matt, Ashley, Jake, Zach, and […]

 
 

Anthony D. Damiani, 101

Anthony D. Damiani, 101

Anthony D. (Tony) Damiani was born in the Damiani Family home in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 12, 1920 and passed away in Elmhurst on Dec. 22, 2021, at the age of 101.  The second of four children (the late Mary, the late Jack and the late Francis) born to […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—December 30

CAROL BIDWILL Carol Bidwill, age 85, of Lombard, formerly of Bensenville, died on Dec. 25, 2021. A visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 2, 2022 from 2-7 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Prayers will be held on Jan. 3, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. at […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—December 23

JAMES D. LYNCH SR. James Dennis Lynch Sr., 80, passed away peacefully into the arms of his savior on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. He was surrounded by his family and his loving wife of 58 years. Jim was born December 10th, 1941, in Chicago. He and Mary Beth lived in […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—December 16

WILLIAM E. BERGERON William Edward Bergeron, age 73, of Lombard, entered into eternal rest Dec. 8, 2021. Private interment at Abraham Lincoln Nation Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. Info: www.brustfuneralhome or 888-629-0094. LOUIS GEORGE Louis George, age 95, of Lombard, passed away on December 7, 2021. He was preceded in death […]