Miscellaneous DuPage County, IL Obituaries 1999

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WALTER ALLEN SR. 
Walter L. Allen Sr., 91, of Villa Park, died Thursday, Jan. 21, at home. 
Funeral services and interment were private.
Mr. Allen was father of Eloise (Don) Lucas, Walter J. Jr. (Deb), Geoffrey (Tammy); grandfather of four; great-grandfather of four; great-great-grandfather of two; brother of Arthur (Mary), Mary Beatty, and Noble (Naomi). He was preceded in death by his wife, Arveda; and his brothers and sisters, Gladys, John, Monzell, Glen, and Dale. 
Mr. Allen was the owner of Allen's Schwinn bicycle shop in Villa Park.
Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park. 

THOMAS BONFIELD 
Thomas E. Bonfield, 58, of Wheaton, formerly of Roselle, died Monday, Jan. 18, at his home.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 S. Rush in Roselle with Rev. Robert Myers officiating. Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Roselle.
Mr. Bonfield was husband of Dianna; brother of James (Donna), Michael, Emmett, Noreen (Arthur) Stipan and Nancy; and uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bonfield was a resident of Wheaton for seven months and was formerly of Roselle and Itasca. He had worked for Miller Brothers Lumber Company in Chicago in inside sales for over 10 years. Mr. Bonfield was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle.
Memorials would be appreciated to the Maryville Academy, 1150 N. River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016; Friends of AMIGAS, c/o Dianna Bonfield, 1038 Loughborough, Wheaton, IL 60187; or Hospice of DuPage, 690 E. North Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188.
Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. in Lombard.

ROBERT BOOTH 
Robert L. Booth, 85, of Elmhurst, died Saturday, Jan. 23, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. in Lombard, with Rev. Jack Kane Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Mr. Booth was husband of Mildred; father of Barbara (Harry) Pinto, Kenneth, and Joseph; and brother-in-law of Anthony Quatrone. 
Mr. Booth was a resident of Elmhurst and was formerly of Villa Park and Melrose Park. He retired from International Harvester in 1979 after 33 years in the purchasing department as a material scheduler. Mr. Booth was a veteran of WWII, having served in the anti-aircraft branch of the U.S. Army.

ALOIS BRAJE 
Alois T. "Lou" Braje, 80, of Villa Park, died Saturday, Jan. 23, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. 
Mr. Braje was father of Thomas (Judy), Craig (Sharon) and Mark; grandfather of eight; great-grandfather of one; brother of Frank (Rose) Braje; and uncle of several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal. 
Mr. Braje was an Army veteran who served in WWII. He had been retired after working 42 years as a drafting manager for Commonwealth Edison.
Memorials would be appreciated to the charity of your choice.

DOUGLAS BURNSIDE 
Douglas Burnside, 57, of Villa Park, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services and interment were private.
Mr. Burnside was husband of Judith; father of Beth, Carol, and Robert (Malin); grandfather of Justin; brother of Leroy (Sheila) and Susan (DeWayne) Broadhead; and uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Burnside was a technician for a communications company.
Memorials would be appreciated to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital's Memorial Fund.
Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park.

PATRICK CARPENTER 
Patrick M. Carpenter, 67, of Lombard, died Wednesday, Jan .20, at Bloomingdale Pavilion Nursing Home in Bloomingdale. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 23, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. in Lombard with Rev. Arno Dennerlein of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiating. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. 
Mr. Carpenter was husband of Angeline; father of Kevin; brother of Patsy (Ray) Bensfield, Bonnie (Pat) Cimaglia, Larry and Bernard; uncle of many nieces and nephews; and great-uncle of many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Mr. Carpenter was a resident of Lombard for 29 years. He was a retired truck driver. Mr. Carpenter was a member of the Teamster Union Local #705 and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.
Memorials would be appreciated to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 291 Hastings, Highland Park, IL 60035.

GEORGE HAVLIK 
George A. Havlik, 83, of Lombard, died Thursday, Jan. 21, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.
Memorial services were held Monday, Jan. 25, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park. Interment was private.
Mr. Havlik was father of Marjorie, Suzanne (Richard) Thomas, Janet (Ronald) Ruetsche, and Mary Jane (Arthur) Lipske; grandfather of nine; and great-grandfather of one. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel and sons, George "Bud" and Paul.
Mr. Havlik was a retired systems analyst for the gas company.

DONALD HOLTZ 
Donald C. Holtz, 72, of Carol Stream, died Friday, Jan. 22, at Wynscape Nursing Home in Wheaton.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 25, with prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. in Lombard, to Mass at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Bloomingdale with Rev. Luis Gutierrez officiating. Interment was at Assumption Cemetery in Winfield.
Mr. Holtz was father of Donna (Paul) Nolan and Carl (Karla); grandfather of four; brother of Mildred (John) Ponsiano; brother-in-law of Albert Reilly; and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah, and his sister Dorothea.
Mr. Holtz was a resident of Carol Stream for 24 years. He was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and a member of Millwrights Local #1693.
Memorials would be appreciated to your favorite charity. 

SUSAN JOHNSON 
Susan Mary Johnson, 94, of Naperville, formerly of Villa Park, died Thursday, Jan. 21, at Edward Hospital in Naperville. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 23, at St. Patrick Residence, 1400 Brookdale Road in Naperville with Rev. Dedera officiating. Interment was at Queen of Heaven in Hillside.
Ms. Johnson was aunt of Arlene (Jerry) Havel and Lawrence Jr. (Marlene). She was preceded in death by her brother Lawrence (Florence).
Ms. Johnson was a retired secretary for a religious order.
Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park.

CLIFFORD KUNKLE 
Clifford J. Kunkle, 46, of Auburn Hills, Mich., formerly of Villa Park, died Monday, Jan. 18, in Michigan.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 22, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. in Lombard, with Rev. Graham Hart from Community Presbyterian Church in Lombard officiating. Interment was at Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago.
Mr. Kunkle was brother of Charles (Janet), Carol (John) Sutherland, and Celia (John) Dizonno Sr.; uncle of six nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Florence. 
Mr. Kunkle was a lab supervisor for Eaton Controls. He was a resident of Auburn Hills for the past two years. 
Memorials would be appreciated to the Salvation Army, 5040 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60630-2788; or to the National Cancer Institute Gift Fund, Financial Branch, Building 31, Room 11A16, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2580. 

THADDEUS KUTA 
Thaddeus J. Kuta, 89, of Lombard, formerly of Chicago, died Thursday, Jan. 21, at Beacon Hill Health Center in Lombard.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 25, with prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. in Lombard, to Mass at Christ The King Church with Rev. James Dvorscak officiating. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.
Mr. Kuta was father of Kathleen; grandfather of Robert Scott Bensen; brother of Marie; brother-in-law of Helen and Frances; uncle of Larry (Sandy), Randy (Mary Lou), Cindy (John) Wodja and many other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; brothers Louis, Walter, Stanley, and Edward; and sister-in-law, Martha.
Mr. Kuta was a resident of Lombard for one year and was formerly a 50-year resident of Chicago on the southwest side. Prior to that he lived on the north side. Mr. Kuta had retired from Hills McCanna. He was a former member of St. Jane de Chantel on the southwest side. 

RITA ORLICZ 
Rita V. Orlicz (nee Jachnik), 71, of Lombard, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, at home.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 22, with prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. in Lombard, to St. Pius X Church in Lombard with Rev. Herbert Essig officiating. Interment was at Assumption Cemetery in Winfield.
Mrs. Orlicz was mother of Christopher (Linda) and Hugh (Linda); grandmother of five; sister of Ceal Walker, Helen Knapczyk, Dolores Jachnik, and Richard Jachnik; and aunt of Gloria Nolan and many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert.
Mrs. Orlicz was a resident of Lombard since 1969.

IRENE PANEK 
Irene H. Panek (nee Meyer), 81, of Wisconsin, formerly of Lombard, died Monday, Jan. 18, in Wisconsin.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 21, with prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. in Lombard, to Mass at St. Pius X Church in Lombard with Rev. Danilo Soriano officiating. Interment was at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles.
Mrs. Panek was mother of Stanley Jr. (Betty) and William (Karen); grandmother of Debbie (Jeff) McComb, Lisa (Tom) Mackrie, Patty (Vince) Catalano, and Traci (Chris) Munkbold; great-grandmother of eight; and twin sister of Margaret Trampf. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; and brothers, Steve, Charles and Ben.
Mrs. Panek was a resident of Wisconsin for one year and had resided in Lombard from 1955 to 1998. She had worked at Ekco Products of Chicago and retired in 1976. Mrs. Panek was a member of the Polish National Alliance, a former member of the St. John The Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Villa Park and St. Pius X Church in Lombard.
Memorials would be appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association, 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Skokie, IL 60076. 

NOREEN RYAN 
Noreen F. Ryan (nee Ferris), 98, of Villa Park, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, at DuPage Convalescent Center in Wheaton. 
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 21, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park with Rev. James Antiporek officiating. Interment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.
Mrs. Ryan was mother of John F. (Ardine) and Donald (Marianne) Ryan; grandmother of six; great-grandmother of 11; and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John.
Mrs. Ryan had been retired from office work for a retail company.
Memorials would be appreciated to DuPage Convalescent Center, 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187; or to your favorite charity.

HELEN SADOWSKI 
Helen Sadowski, 94, of Wheaton, formerly of Lombard, died Monday, Jan. 18, at Wynscape Healthcare in Wheaton.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 21, with prayers at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. in Lombard, to Mass at St. Alexander Church in Villa Park. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove.
Miss Sadowski was aunt of Richard (Sally) Iwicki, Dorothy Baer, and Rita; and great-aunt of Richard (Carol), Pamela (Gary) Thomm, and Karen (Greg) Flak. She was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother, and one nephew.
Miss Sadowski grew up in Chicago. She was a resident of Lombard for over 38 years and had moved to Wheaton 10 years ago. 


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