June Bergmann, 81, of LaPorte, Ind., formerly of Lombard, died Tuesday,
Sept. 5, at home.
Funeral services were held at Valhalla Cemetery Chapel, Milwaukee,
Wisc., with Rev. Roger Boesch officiating. Interment was at Valhalla Cemetery.
Mrs. Bergmann was the mother of Sue (William) McShane and Thomas (Evelyn),
grandmother of three, and great-grandmother of two. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Fred; her parents; and a sister.
Mrs. Bergmann was a long-time member of the PEO Sisterhood, was on
of the founders of the LaPorte Chapter EI and was a member of the First
Church of Lombard. She had lived in Lombard from 1950-88.
Memorials to the PEO Sisterhood of LaPorte County Council on Aging
would be appreciated.
Bruno J. Bruknis, 86, of Lombard, died Monday, Sept. 4, at Edwards
Hospital in Naperville.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 7, with prayers from
Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard, to Mass at St. Pius
X Catholic Church, Lombard. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery,
Mr. Bruknis was the husband of Anne, father of William G. (fiance Rose
Panza-Cholewinski) and Barbara A. (Joseph) Scalzitti, grandfather of four,
and uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers,
Stanley and Alphonse; sister, Elvira; and brothers-in-law, Sam (Allegra)
and Charles (Lois) Ralis.
Mr. Bruknis was a resident of Lombard, a veteran of World War II and
a member of the Don Varnas Post #986 American Legion. He had worked as
an insurance adjuster.
Memorials to a charity of choice would be appreciated.
John M. Craig, 58, of Villa Park, died Thursday, Sept. 7, at home.
Funeral services and interment were private.
Mr. Craig was the husband of Janette; father of Gillian, Ann, Andrew,
Elizabeth and Jeff; grandfather of five; son of Sarah; and brother of Millicent
Winsberg, Susan McChesney and Morag Callan.
Mr. Craig was a tool and die maker for Cast Products in Elk Grove Village.
Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave.,
Kenneth A. Detloff, 70, of Lombard, died Monday, Sept. 4, at Glenbrook
Hospital in Glenview.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 9, with prayers from
Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard to Mass at St. Pius X Catholic
Church, Lombard, with Rev. Greg Rothfuchs officiating. Interment was at
Assumption Cemetery, Winfield.
Mr. Detloff was the father of Karen (Robert) Raica, Sharon (Kenneth)
Hohmann, Janice (Mark) Frontzak, Regina (Greg) Semerius and Erick (Tammy);
grandfather of seven; brother of Marge Kissel, Dorothy (Dominick) Guzell,
Betty (Elroy) Castle, Bernice (Bob) Emerson and Bill (Marge); and uncle
of many. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia J.; sister, Catherine;
and brother-in-law, John Kissel.
Mr. Detloff was a resident of Lombard since 1975. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Army, and retired in 1996 from Executive Construction of Oak
Brook, where he had worked since 1975. He was a member of the Carpenters
Union Local #58.
Bernice R. Eaton, nee Roblyer, of Lombard, died Friday, Sept. 8, at
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Black-Lamb Funeral
Home, 229 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment was private.
Mrs. Eaton was the mother of Barbara (Gordon) Will, grandmother of
one, and sister-in-law of Ethel Roblyer.
Memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Lombard, 155 S. Main
St., Lombard, IL 60148 would be appreciated.
Harriette L. Hartig, 57, of Lombard, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Elmhurst
Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Brust Funeral Home,
135 S. Main St., Lombard, with Rev. Patrick Boomhower of St. John's Evangelical
Lutheran Church officiating. Interment was at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.
Ms. Hartig was the daughter of Harriette F., sister of Frances (Lawrence)
Riforgiate of Lombard aunt of Annette McClelland of Lombard and Michael
McClelland, and great-aunt of two. She was preceded in death by her father,
Ms. Hartig was a graduate of Glenbard High School and had attended
Normal University. She had worked at NNT in Itasca for four years and was
currently employed by Tricon in Lisle, as an accountant, where she had
worked for three years.
Memorials to Elmhurst Memorial Hospice, 855 N. Church Court, Elmhurst,
IL 60126 would be appreciated.
N. Vernon McCoy-Milem
N. Vernon McCoy-Milem, of Lombard, died Sunday, Sept. 10, at home.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the First
United Methodist Church of Lombard.
Mr. McCoy-Milem was the husband of E. Joan; father of Sherry (Ted)
Milem-Washburn, Gary (Delores) and Kerry; and devoted grandfather and great-grandfather.
Mr. McCoy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He received degrees from
the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, the John Herron School of Arts in Indianapolis
and from the Academy of Arts in Chicago. He was a former dean of the Chicago
Academy of Finer Arts and former president of the Chicago Artist's Guild.
He taught various art classes in the surrounding communities over the years
and was well-known as "Mr. Vern." Many of his murals are displayed throughout
Rev. Herbert Henry Nehlsen, 74, of Arden, N. C., died Saturday, Sept.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Groce Funeral
Home, Arden, N.C.
Rev. Nehlsen was the husband of Jessie; father of Becky, Debbie (Larry)
Peck, Judi and Steve (Amy) grandfather of five; and brother of Walter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry James and Hulda Becker Nelson.
Rev. Nehlsen was a native of Oak Park, and served in the U. S. Army
during World War II. He served the Christian and Missionary Alliance in
West Africa for over 40 years, and was a member of Christ Community Church,
Memorials to the Christian and Missionary Alliance, P.O. Box 35000,
Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3500, Attention Herb Nehlsen Memorial Fund would
Burnette G. "Nick" Nicholson, 81, died Friday, Sept. 1.
A memorial service was held on Monday, Sept. 4.
Mr. Nicholson was the husband of Elaine; father of Bonnie (Scott) Worley,
James (Jan), Jeffrey (Delores) and Ellen (Paul) Kotelensky; grandfather
of six; great-grandfather of 10; and brother of Amos E.
Mr. Nicholson had been a long-time resident of Lombard.
Cathryn T. Petrie, nee Trollope, 96, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Lombard,
died Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Lexington Health Care in Lombard.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Brust Funeral Home,
135 S. Main St., Lombard, with Rev. David Price officiating. Interment
was at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago.
Mrs. Petrie was the mother of Warren M. Jr. (Donna Mae) of Lombard,
James E. (Julie), Glenn A. (Leslie) and Hazel (Earl) Lum; grandmother of
12; and great-grandmother of 16. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Warren M. Sr.; daughter, Cara Ellen (John) Layman; and three sisters and
Mrs. Petrie was a resident of Lombard for 64 years and a resident of
Glen Ellyn for five years. She was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian
Church of Glen Ellyn and a member of the sewing circle at the church. She
had worked at Western Electric, was a member of the Telephone Pioneers
of America, a member of the #391 American Legion Auxiliary, a volunteer
at the DuPage Convalescent Home and a homemaker.
Memorials to Hospice of DuPage, 690 E. North Ave., Carol Stream, IL
60188 would be appreciated.
Fred F. Sieloff, 88, of Montgomery, Ala., formerly of Villa Park, died
Sunday, Sept. 10, at home.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14, at Steuerle Funeral
Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Interment is private.
Mr. Sieloff was the husband of Lorraine; father of Doretta (Hank),
Hector, Roger and Fred (Ellen); grandfather of four; great-grandfather
of two; and brother of Raymond C.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society or Parview Day Care Center,
1625 Lake St., Montgomery, AL 36106 would be appreciated.
Mary Etheline Smith, nee Griffin, 82, of Lombard, died Sunday, Sept.
10, at Manor Care in Rolling Meadows.
Funeral services will be held today, Sept. 13 with prayers from Brust
Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, Lombard, with Rev. Arno Dennerlein officiating. Interment will
be at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove.
Mrs. Smith was the sister of Cecelia Dilley, aunt of five nieces and
nephews, and great-aunt of many. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Otto J.; sisters, Ellen Padula and Elizabeth Ryan; and brothers-in-law,
Dwight Dilley, Jerry Padula and Thomas Ryan.
Mrs. Smith was a resident of Lombard since 1952. She had worked in
retail sales at the Fair Store, Chicago, as a section manager.
Masses would be appreciated.