Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—September 9

IRENE M. BATCHELOR Visitation for Irene M. Batchelor, 95, of Naperville, was held Tuesday, Sept, 7, at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 8, with prayers from the funeral home to Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1510 S. Main St., […]


Bernadette Lowum, 89 

Bernadette Lowum, a longtime resident of Elmhurst passed away at home on Sept. 9, 2021, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late David D. Lowum (2001) and loving mother of David C. Lowum of Elmhurst. Bernadette was a very active volunteer, over the years she spent countless […]


Helen A. Gorman, 107

Services Thursday Helen A. Gorman, née Scanlon, a longtime resident of Elmhurst, died September 5, 2021, at the age of 107. According to the funeral home, Helen was Elmhurst’s oldest living resident. Beloved wife of the late Roger Gorman (2007); loving mother of the late Roger T. (1995), Eileen Moreau […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—September 2

SIXTO BUENDIA CARDENAS Sixto Buendia Cardenas, 81 of Lombard, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 13, 2021, at Good Samaritan Hospital. The son of Tiburcio Cardenas and Feliza Buendia was born on August 1, 1940, in Santa, Ilocus Sur, Philippines. He was married to Salvacion (Vacion) Lusterio in 1966 and […]


Elizabeth (Betsy) Schumacher, 93

Elizabeth (Betsy) Schumacher, 93

Betsy Schumacher passed away peacefully in Elmhurst on August 25, 2021 at the age of 93. She was born on May 31, 1928. Betsy embodied simple, yet special virtues. Abiding love, selfless spirit and genuine grace. She was the beloved wife of William C. Schumacher, Jr., mother of William C. […]


Thelma R. Strejc, 77

Thelma R. Strejc, nee Schratzmeier, passed peacefully at home at the age of 77, surrounded by family, after a brave but short battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Bruce for 45 years; loving mother of Donna Dean, Nick (Maggie) Strejc, John (Brighid) Strejc; cherished grandmother of Abbey and Becca Loague, […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—August 26

MARGARET T. KALINA Margaret T. Kalina, age 89, of Lombard. Beloved wife of the late Robert Kalina; loving mother of Michael (Kathy) Kalina, Patricia (Chris) Lind, Peggy (Rick) Ronovsky, and the late Susan (Steve) Pieritz; grandmother of Tami (Dave) Walters, Jenny (Todd) Langellier, Scott (Kerry) Pieritz, Nick Kalina, Jonathan (Jamie) […]


Roy T. Johnson, 93

Roy T. Johnson, 93

Roy T. Johnson, of Elmhurst, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at the age of 93. He was born in Chicago on April 12, 1928 to Roy Theodore Sr. and Louise Moehle Johnson. He graduated from Crane Tech High School in 1945 […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—August 19

HAROLD F. KNOX Harold (Hal) Ferdinand Knox was born on June 8, 1937, in Waukegan, Illinois, to Ferdinand and Esther Knox. Hal peacefully died on August 14, 2021, in his home after saying final prayers. Hal was married to Teresa (June) Knox in 1964 and raised their family in Lombard, […]


Elmhurst resident killed in crash in McHenry County; Visitation Friday, funeral Sat. at IC church

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Late Saturday evening, Aug. 14, the Independent learned that a 56-year-old Elmhurst woman had been killed in a two-vehicle collision earlier that day.  McHenry County officials issued a report indicating that Christina Smith was driving a black GMC southbound on Route 31 when […]