Obituaries

Gerald “Gerry” Ruschke, 74

Gerald “Gerry” Ruschke, of Sandwich, Ill., passed away on Dec. 23, 2021 at the age of 74. He was born in Melrose Park, Illinois to the late Lawrence and the late Melvina nee Nelson Ruschke. Gerry was a manufacturing production supervisor, who owned two hobby shops.  Gerry built six experimental […]

 
 

Roy Crane Fisher, 83

Roy Crane Fisher, 83

Roy Crane Fisher passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 83. Native of Hammond, Ind., most recently of Elmhurst; graduate of Cathedral High School, Sioux Falls, So. Dak. and St. Mary’s College, Winona, Mn. Roy was a longtime sales associate in the textile industry and was employed […]

 
 

Margaret Ducci, 97

Margaret Ducci, née Mills, 97, died peacefully surrounded by her family in Amherst, Wisc., on Dec. 14, 2021. She was born on Oct. 28, 1924, in Salford, England, to the late David and Elsie Mills. While serving in the British Woman’s Army Corps in Naples, Italy, during World War II, […]

 
 

Joann Brand Ogdon

Joann Brand Ogdon

  Joann Brand Ogdon passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on December 7. She was born July 13, 1930 in Chicago to Louis and Helen Brand. She relocated often during her childhood years and attended 14 schools before graduating from Oak Park High School in 1948. After graduation, […]

 
 

Anne Carolyn Chilstrom, 89

Anne Carolyn Chilstrom, 89

Anne Carolyn Chilstrom, of Elmhurst, passed away December 5, 2021, at the age of 89. Dear daughter of the late John A. and Emma C. Chilstrom; sister of Kenneth (the late Mary Ruth) Chilstrom, the late Ruth Chilstrom and the late Dorothy Chilstrom; aunt of Glen (Mary) Chilstrom, John Scott […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—December 9

REV. THOMAS J. BOTHEROYD Reverend Thomas J. Botheroyd, age 74, retired Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lombard, died peacefully November 29, 2021, surrounded by Little Sisters of the Poor. Father Tom was the brother of Susan (William) Krewer of Palatine, William (Cathy) of Island Lake, IL, and Patrick […]

 
 

Loretta A. Spingola, 96

Loretta A. Spingola, 96

Loretta A. Spingola, a longtime resident of Elmhurst, passed away Dec. 2, 2021 surrounded by her family, at the age of 96. Loretta was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandma and friend to all.  After growing up in Berwyn, she married Joseph Spingola in 1948 and a few […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—December 2

WILLIAM ARENZ William (Bill) Arenz, age 83, of Lombard passed away Friday, November 19th, 2021. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception, 134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst. Interment was private at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Bill is survived by […]

 
 

Lombard/Villa Park obituaries—November 25

WILLIAM ARENZ William (Bill) Arenz, age 83, of Lombard passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. Funeral services are pending. Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Info: www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094. ELIZABETH M. CLOUTIER Elizabeth M. Cloutier, née Sievert, age 79, of Lombard, formerly of Geneva, died Nov. […]

 
 

Coach John Englert, 86

Coach John Englert, 86

Funeral service Thursday Coach John Englert, 56-year resident of Elmhurst, passed away on November 24, 2021, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of 15 years to the late Jackie, nee Fults; cherished father of Mark (Mila) and Amy and stepfather to Jim (Carrie) Fults, Dan (Kandice) Fults, and Shane […]