Evelyn Mundle, 98

Evelyn Mundle, nee Kerrick, passed away recently at the age of 98. Beloved wife of 73 years to the late Rudolph T. Mundle; loving mother of Philip (Pat), the late Lynne (survived by Dick) Busch, Colleen (Jim) Ruppert, Craig (Judy), Glen (Kathy), Roger and Rodney (Maggie); proud grandmother of 17 […]


Christine O. Smith, 77

Christine O. Smith, of Elmhurst, passed peacefully surrounded by her family at the age of 77. Chris was preceded in death by her adoring husband Bruce; loving mother of Bruce (Melissa), Mark (Betsy) and Jenny (Jeff) Pozen; proud and caring “G” of Haley, Hanna, Bruce III, Ellen, Brian, Adam and […]


Lola French, 98

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


James Wall passes away at 92; Long-time resident had connections in the movie industry, national politics, more

COURTESY PHOTO Elmhurst Independent
Meeting the mighty MLK
Elmhurst resident Jim Wall is pictured speaking with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the mid-1960s. Wall, who passed away on March 22 at the age of 92, had many friends and affiliations with those in national politics and religion. He also had connections in the motion picture industry, serving on the appeals board for MPAA ratings.

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent James McKendree Wall, a longtime resident of Elmhurst, passed away March 22, 2021, at the age of 92. Wall was born on October 27, 1928 in Monroe, Georgia. After graduating high school, he enrolled at Georgia Tech and became a sportswriter for the […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—March 25

JAMES W. IVERSEN James W. Iversen, Jr., age 75, of Lombard, died March 18, 2021, at his home. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 23, from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1025 E. Madison St., Lombard. Info: or call 888-629-0094. […]


Jeanne Tellefsen Kisner, 97

Jeanne Tellefsen Kisner passed away March 16, 2021, at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Robert E. Jr; loving mother of Karen (Eric) Schaudt, Glenn (Susan) Kisner, and the late Paul; proud grandmother of Julie (James) Christie, Erica (Matt) Ballard, Jonathan, Abby, and Christian (Del) Schaudt, and […]


Edwin F. “Ted” Raye, 84

Edwin F. “Ted” Raye, a 60-year resident of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 84. Former General Manager of Kentile Floors. Beloved husband of the late Anna Marie, nee Gunnell; loving father Ed, Kathleen (Roberto) Cuca, Margaret (Robert) Chaidez and Marcus; devoted poppa to Nolan, Colin, and Owen […]


Jean Marie Galbavy, 92

Jean Marie Galbavy, 92

Jean Marie Galbavy passed away March 10, 2021, at the age of 91. She was born March 18, 1929 in Chicago to Ross and Alvina Rutledge. She met the love of her life John Galbavy at a wedding in the Willowbrook Ballroom and they married in November 1949. John preceded […]


Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—March 18

CLARA ELLEN CRAFT Clara Ellen Craft, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, died peacefully at home in Villa Park on March 3, 2021. Clara lived 90 years and was devoted to her loving husband John, seven children, nineteen grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Clara was born to Eunice M. […]


Nancy L. Nowak, 78

Services Saturday Nancy L. Nowak, of Elmhurst, passed peacefully to her heavenly home on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the age of 78. Beloved wife of 53 years to the late Robert P. “Bob” Nowak; dear daughter of the late Walter and the late Ann (nee Krzeczowski) Surdell; proud mother of […]