Miscellaneous DuPage County, IL Obituaries 1998

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HUBERT AULL SR. 
Hubert Marshall Aull Sr., 82, of Lombard, died Thursday, Nov. 26, at home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 1, with prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to services at First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main St., Lombard, with Rev. Lawrence Bouldin officiating. Interment and graveside service will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Ala.
Mr. Aull was husband to Marguerite; father to H. Marshall Jr. (Marjorie), James (Barbara), Jeffrey (Deborah), Diane (Joseph) Winkler, and Frances; grandfather to 15; great-grandfather of two; brother-in-law of Lois; and cousin of Martha Curry. He was preceded in death by his brother, William.
Mr. Aull had been a resident of Lombard since 1953. He was a veteran of World War II and had retired as a captain from the U.S. Air Force in 1955. He served in the 305th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. Mr. Aull flew 31 combat missions as a bombardier in B-17s, 25 with the U.S. and six with the RAF. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Mr. Aull retired from W.R.C. Publishing after 30 years. He was a former president of the West Suburban Concert Association, past president of the PTA at Lincoln School in Lombard, and past president of the AFS.
Flowers and memorials would be appreciated to the First United Methodist Church of Lombard, 155 S. Main St., Lombard IL 60148, or to the Salvation Army, or to Boy's Town.

GERTRUDE BUITENWERF 
Gertrude Buitenwerf (nee Vander Kamp), 86, of Downers Grove, died Friday, Nov. 27, at Rest Haven West Nursing Center in Downers Grove.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 30, at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard. Interment was at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park.
Mrs. Buitenwerf was mother to Jean (Thomas) McSorley, William (Ilah), Nancy (Henry) Van Tholen; grandmother of 10; great- grandmother of 19; great-great- grandmother of one; sister of Peter (Jessie) Vander Kamp; and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, her brother, Albert (the late Agnes) Vander Kamp, and her sisters, Helen (the late George) Auwema, Jennie (the late John), and Grace (the late Lucas) Dykstra. 
Mrs. Buitenwerf was a resident of Berwyn for many years prior to moving to Grayslake, where she lived for four years. She then moved to Downers Grove. Before her retirement, she worked in the factory of A.B. Dick Co. Mrs. Buitenwerf was a member of the Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church of Berwyn.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to Rest Haven Christian Services (West), 16250 Prince Dr., South Holland, IL 60473-3248; or to Hospice of DuPage, 690 E. North Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188.

FRANK CICHORSKI 
Frank P. Cichorski, 78, of Wisconsin, formerly of Lombard, died Sunday, Nov. 22, at the William S. Middleton Veterans Memorial Home in Madison, Wisc.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 25, with prayers from Knollcrest Funeral Home to Mass at St. Pius X Church in Lombard. Interment was at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton.
Mr. Cichorski was husband to Mary Ann; father of Terri (Ron) Rysell, Tina (Mike) Rush, Frank (Jeannine), Sandra (Gary) Kukla, Daniel, Sharon (Mark) Cahill, and Gary; and grandfather of 15. He was preceded in death by his brother, Mitchell (Ardith), and sister, Victoria (the late Stanley), Wasicki.
Mr. Cichorski was born March 21, 1920. He was a World War II Army veteran. Before moving to Wisconsin, Mr. Cichorski was a resident of Lombard, a member of the Villa Park VFW, one time manager of the Bensenville Ace Hardware Store and former owner of the old Lombard Ace Hardware Store.

RICHARD CROWELL 
Richard "Dale" Crowell, 66, of Lisle, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 28, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park. Interment was at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace.
Mr. Crowell was husband to Elaine; father of Kathleen (Steve) Sichrovsky, Susan, David, Daniel, Michael, Steven, Megan, Sarah, and Christopher; stepfather of Brian and Jason (Marie) Fliflet; grandfather of three; brother of Helen Metzinger and June (Jim) Nance; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Crowell had retired as a manager for a communications company.

FRED GRIESE 
Fred W. Griese, 89, of Lombard, died Saturday, Nov. 28, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard with Rev. Dean Williams officiating. Interment was private.
Mr. Griese was husband to Bernadette; father of Fred J. (Laurie), and Barbara (Wayne) Stuart; grandfather of three. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria, and by seven brothers and sisters.
Mr. Griese was a resident of Lombard for 49 years, and was a 59-year member of Carpenter's Local #181. He was also a member of the Community Congregational Church of Villa Park.
Memorials would be appreciated to the West Suburban Association, The Deicke Home, 1005 E. Division St., Lombard, IL 60148.

DONALD JOHNSON 
Dr. Donald D. Johnson, 65, of Rochester, N.Y., formerly of Lombard, died Thursday, Nov. 26, in New York.
A committal service will be held today, Dec. 2, at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace.
Dr. Johnson was son of Zelma; brother of Mary (Robert) Rada; William (Margaret) and Thomas (Priscilla).
Dr. Johnson was born in Lombard and graduated from the University of Illinois. He received a master's degree from Northwestern University and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.
Dr. Johnson was a professor emeritus of the National Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was associated with Gullidett University before his tenure at NTID, where he was the original director of the communications programs. He singularly pursued research in visual pathologies of deaf people. Dr. Johnson was nationally recognized for his contributions to the field of education for the deaf. He was hailed for his development of the NTID Communications Profile and his innovative work as founder and manager of the Ear and Eye Clinic. 
Dr. Johnson published numerous articles in the American Annals of the Deaf and had recently completed writing a book on visual problems of the deaf. He was presented with the Outstanding Service Award from the National Advisory Group of NTID honoring his innovative and dedicated service to his profession.
Memorials would be appreciated to the Genesee Hospice Program or the Disabled American Veterans.

ROBERT PARKINSON 
Robert Parkinson, 82, of Lombard, died Monday, Nov. 30, at home. 
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, with Rev. Lawrence Bouldin officiating. Interment will be at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien.
Mr. Parkinson was husband to Myrtle; father of Catherine (Gary) Bock, Elizabeth (Daniel) Rochers and Mary Jane; grandfather of two; and brother of Marjorie.
Mr. Parkinson had been a resident of Lombard since 1972. He was a member of the Villa Park Men's Garden Club and the Lombard Senior Men's Club. He was a member of the Carpenter's Local Union #58 of Chicago for 58 years. He had worked as a carpenter for the Leander J. McCormick Estate. 
Memorials would be appreciated to the First United Methodist Church, 155 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148.

NELL PEGELOW 
Nell Pegelow (nee Rowston), 83, of Villa Park, died Friday, Nov. 27, at Alden-Naperville Healthcare Center in Naperville.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 29, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park with Rev. Thomas Sanders officiating. Interment was at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst.
Mrs. Pegelow was mother to Patricia (Dennis) Bolt and Susan (John) Vrchota; and grandmother of Judith (James) Zientara and Brian Vrchota. She was preceded in death by her husband, John.
Mrs. Pegelow had been a retail clerk before her retirement.

JOSEPH POEHLING 
Joseph H. Poehling, 55, of Villa Park, died Saturday, Nov. 28, at home.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Dec. 2, with prayers from Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, to Mass at St. Alexander Catholic Church in Villa Park. Interment will be at St. Michael's in Wheaton.
Mr. Poehling was husband to Anna; father of Andrew; brother of Marge (the late Forest) Brown, Dorothy (Edward) Nalley, and Alberta (the late Herschel) Reagan; and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Herman (Martha), and brother-in-law, Stephen (Lillian) Majewski.
Mr. Poehling was an electrical lineman and a member of the Local #9 IBEW. He was a member of the U.S. Navy Seabees and served in Vietnam. He was a past commander of the Bellwood VFW Post #5801 and a member of the Villa Park VFW #2801. 

ELLEN RICHTER 
Ellen Adella Richter (nee Adolphson), 91, of Lombard, died Sunday, Nov. 29, at Lexington Health Care Center in Lombard.
Memorial services will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at Peace Lutheran Church, 21W500 Butterfield Road in Lombard. Interment will be private.
Mrs. Richter was mother of Janice (Ted) Baran and Don (Jean); grandmother of six; and great-grandmother of three. 
Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. in Lombard. 
 
MAURICE SCACCIA 
Maurice Scaccia, 87, of Wheaton, died Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Tabor Hills Health Care Facility.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton. Interment was at Wheaton Cemetery.
Mr. Scaccia was husband of Suzanne; father to Michael (Eliah), and Philip (Carolyn); grandfather to two; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Scaccia was born on Feb. 5, 1911 in Melrose Park. He worked at the Melrose Park Post Office until serving in the U.S. Navy. He worked for 25 years at Joseph's Building Supplies.
Before moving to Wheaton where he lived for 22 years, Mr. Scaccia was a longtime resident of Lombard and became an active environmentalist and helped to clean up the DuPage River. He was known as a gentle man who enjoyed reading and the arts.
Memorials would be appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association, 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Skokie, IL 60076; or to the Adult Day Center, 4727 Main St., Lisle, IL 60532. 

HERMAN SEEMANN 
Herman A. Seemann, 86, of Lombard, died Friday, Nov. 27, at Tabor Hills Health Care Facility in Naperville. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 28, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, with Rev. Carole Willer from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Villa Park officiating.
Mr. Seemann was father to H. James (Suzanne), and Edward (Martha); and grandfather of five. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura, and his granddaughter, Laureen.
Mr. Seemann was a resident of Lombard from 1952 to 1995. He was a 1944 graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) with a BS in Chemical Engineering. He also received a BA from IIT. He had formerly been active with the IIT Alumni Association.
Mr. Seemann had retired from the White Cap Company in Chicago after 30 years. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lombard.
Memorials would be appreciated to the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Altar Guild, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, IL 60148, or to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60604-1197.

ROY SMITH 
Roy E. Smith, 84, of Lombard, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Beacon Hill Retirement Home in Lombard.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 30, with prayers from Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park to services at Beacon Hill Retirement Center in Lombard. Interment was at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Logansport, Ind.
Mr. Smith was husband of Georgia; father to J. David (Dorothy), Charlotte (Bill) Flynn, and Alex (Max) Hedley; grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of two; and brother of Elinor Richards, Warren, and Harriet Hardeman.
Mr. Smith was a mechanical engineer for Packard Instrument Company in Downers Grove until his retirement. 

DONALD STEVENS 
Donald V. Stevens, 55, of Villa Park, died Thursday, Nov. 26, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 30, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Mr. Stevens was husband to Ann Marie; father of Lisa (Stephen) Baker, and Lori (David) Follis; son of Marian (the late Leonard); brother of Leonard (Dorothy), George (Jeanne), Thomas (Linda), Ronald (Lynn), Richard, and Mariann (Thomas) Orr; and uncle to many nieces and nephews. 
Mr. Stevens was a produce clerk for a retail food store and a member of the UFCW Local 1540.
Memorials would be appreciated to the American Diabetes Association.

HUGH McCARRON 
Hugh Francis McCarron, 82, of Lombard, died Monday, Nov. 30, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lombard. Interment will be private.
Mr. McCarron was the husband of Catherine "Kay" Frances; father of Mary (Robert) Milas and John; grandfather of four and uncle to four nieces and one nephew.
A longtime resident of Lombard, Mr. McCarron was known by many factory foremen across the Chicago area and Midwest as "Mr. Screw Machine." Until his retirement in 1978, Mr. McCarron was a field service engineer for the Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co., a Providence, R.I.-based maker of precision machine tools.
Mr. McCarron was born in North Providence R.I. in 1916 and was a volunteer firefighter, and later, chief, of the Fruit Hill Fire Department. During World War II, he served as a U.S. Navy firefighter stationed at Sampson Naval Station in upstate New York.
After the War, Mr. McCarron returned to Brown & Sharpe. In 1957, he was transferred to the company's Chicago Regional Office. 


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