Miscellaneous DuPage County, IL Obituaries 2001

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Derna Broneage
Derna R. Broneage, nee Bertini, 88, of Lombard, died Sunday, Nov. 4, at Bloomingdale Pavilion in Bloomingdale. 
Funeral services were held today, Nov. 7, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Arno Dennerlein officiating. Interment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Mrs. Broneage was the mother of Diane M. Flower of Lombard and Janice Bernacchi of Lombard, grandmother of five, and great-grandmother of 11. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph.
Mrs. Broneage was a resident of Lombard for 28 years. She retired from Spiral Binding Co. in Chicago, where she worked as a book binder for 15 years.
Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Michael Deike
Michael D. Deike, 32, of Lombard, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Chicago.
A memorial service was held on Friday, Nov. 2, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment was private.
Mr. Deike was the son of Darlene Fromer; son of Dennis Deike; stepson of Phil Fromer of Lombard; grandson of Melvin Meuret; and brother of Gregory, Steve (Jane Adams) and Linda of Lombard.
Mr. Deike attended Schafer School, Jefferson Junior High School and Willowbrook High School, all in Villa Park. He had worked as a truck driver and was a member of LOOM, Elmhurst Chapter.

Dorothy Diedrichsen
Dorothy Diedrichsen, 98, died Friday, Nov. 2, at Lexington Healthcare Center in Lombard.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 5, at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard. Interment was private.
Mrs. Diedrichsen was the mother of Diane (J.B.) Kemmerer and Arthur Jr., grandmother of five, and great-grandmother of eight. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Sr.; and daughter, Carole Crego.
Mrs. Diedrichsen was a former resident of La Grange, and a member of the First Methodist Church of La Grange.
Memorials to First Methodist Church of La Grange, 100 W. Cossitt, La Grange, IL 60525, or the American Cancer Society, 999 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-3695, would be appreciated.

Homer and Gladys Ellis
Homer J. and Gladys Ellis died Friday, Jan. 5 and Friday, Sept. 7, respectively.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis were the parents of Susan Haase and Jane Schwebke. They were preceded in death by their daughter, Sally Lebida.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis had lived on Finley Road in Lombard for nearly 60 years. Mr. Ellis was retired from United Airlines, and Mrs. Ellis was a homemaker. Among their pastimes was the love and care of wild birds.
Donations to the National Audubon Society would be appreciated.

Jose Guarderas
Jose L. Guarderas, 47, of Lombard, died Monday, Oct. 29, at home.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 3, with prayers from Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, to Mass at St. Alexander Catholic Church in Villa Park. Interment was private.
Mr. Guarderas was the husband of Karen; father of Nicholas and Emily; son of Luis and Francisca; brother of Frank, Rocio (Roger) Paredesm and Patrick (Grace); and uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Guarderas had worked as a graphic artist for a catalog distributor.

Jacob Heerdt Jr.
Jacob Heerdt Jr., 76, died Saturday, Nov. 3, at Lexington Healthcare Center in Elmhurst.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 5, at Faith Christian Reformed Church of Elmhurst.
Mr. Heerdt was the husband of Ruth; father of Shari (Ken) Frieling, Ruth (Dale) Kwarta, Jack (Annette), Randy (Sue), Lyn (Jim) Boerkoel and Jeff (Brenda); grandfather of 21; great-grandfather of nine; brother of Wilhelmina Murphy; and brother-in-law of Bernice Rozendal and Jeanette Folgers. He was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Scott Michael Gehrke Jr.; brothers, Clarence, Raymond (Eleanor Meyer) and William; sister, Jeanette Smith; sister-in-law, Delia Heerdt; and brothers-in-law, Howard Murphy, Jake Smith, Ted Rozendal and John Folgers.
Mr. Heerdt was a longtime resident of Elmhurst. He was a veteran of World War II, and was a member of Faith Christian Reformed Church of Elmhurst.
Memorials to Timothy Christian Schools, 188 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126, or the American Cancer Society, 999 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-3695 would be appreciated.
Arrangements were made by Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard.

Jessica Janos
Jessica Jean Janos, 19, of Lombard, died Sunday, Nov. 4, in Villa Park.
Visitation will be today, Nov. 7, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. 
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in lombard. Interment is at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace.
Jessica was the daughter of James D. and Mary Jo of Lombard, sister of Stephanie of Lombard, granddaughter of John F. Schaul and Jean Schaul, niece of 14 aunts and uncles, and cousin and relative of many. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James K. and Gwendolyn Janos. 
Jessica was a graduate of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran School in 1996, and a graduate of Glenbard East High School in Lombard. She was a sophomore at Valparaiso University, where she was a member of Chi Omega Society. She was also a member of Students Against Drunk Drivers (SADD) and had been very active in St. John's Youth Group, where she helped build a house in Mexico with the group. She had attended a summer seminar program at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Memorials to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln St., Lombard, IL 60148 would be appreciated.

Constance Maggio
Constance C. Maggio, nee Woods, died Thursday, Nov. 1, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.
Funeral services were private.
Mrs. Maggio was the mother of Lisa (Cameron) Watson, Sharon Kammerer, John and Michael; grandmother of five; and sister of Doreen (Thomas) Bamber. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Minnie Woods; and husband, Peter. 
Mrs. Maggio was born in Manchester, England, and met her husband while he in the U. S. Air Force, stationed in England. She had lived in Lombard since 1955.
Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. 
Arrangements were made by the Cremation Society of Illinois, Lombard office.

Marguerite Main
Marguerite Radatz Main, nee Roggenbuck, died Thursday, Nov. 1, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst. 
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Interment was at Acacia Park Cemetery in Chicago.
Mrs. Main was the wife of Ralph; mother of Virginia (Alan) Stewart, Ruth Townsend and Deborah Castenada; grandmother of two; and sister of Edward (Bess) Roggenbuck. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest H. Radatz.
Mrs. Main had worked as a piano teacher.
Memorials to Elmhurst Choraliers would be appreciated. 

Orlando Morales
Orlando A. Morales, 55, died Saturday, Nov. 3, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
Visitation will be today, Nov. 7, at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, with prayers from Knollcrest Funeral Home to Mass at Ascension of Our Lord Church in Oakbrook Terrace. Entombment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Mr. Morales was the husband of Lucy; father of Ann (Mark) Korallus, Tess (Scott) Ludian, Jason (Kathy), Janice (Chit) Gomez, Christine and Michael; son-in-law of Dolores Racho; grandfather of six; brother of Natividad Morales, M.D., Leticia (Edwardo, M.D.) Laxa, and Isabello Morales; and uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Romeo (Rosa) Morales.
Mr. Morales was a resident of Oak Brook, a member of the Capampangan Circulo of Chicago, and of Ascension of Our Lord Church in Oakbrook Terrace.

George Olson
George W. Olson, 83, died Friday, Nov. 2, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.
Funeral services will be held today, Nov. 7, at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard, with the Rev. Paul Stiffler and Pastor Dean Williams of the Community Congregational Church of Villa Park officiating. Interment is at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace.
Mr. Olson was the husband of Ima-Jean, father of Thomas and Susan Jean (Kenny) Graves, grandfather of two, brother of Margaret Henrietta Koepke, and uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven; brother-in-law, Ben Koepke; and four sisters.
Mr. Olson was one of the founders of, and a volunteer fireman for, the York Township Fire Department, a longtime resident of Lombard, a veteran of World War II, and a millwright in the construction industry.
Memorials to the WWII Veterans Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 96766, Washington, D.C. 20090-6766 would be appreciated. 

John Reeves
John P. Reeves, 21, of Lombard, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, at home.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 3, with prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to Mass at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Herb Essig officiating. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Mr. Reeves was the son of George and Teri; brother of Jeffrey, Bernard, Jeanelle and Michelle; grandson of Richard and Dolores Chaples, formerly of Lombard, and Larry Reeves; nephew of Dawn Chaples Milazzo; and relative of many. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Iva Janelle Reeves. 
Mr. Reeves was a resident of Lombard for 21 years. He liked balloons and watching television. He lived his whole life with cerebral palsy but always managed to have a smile. 

Harriet Sandy
Harriet E. Sandy, nee Kaiser, 75, of Carol Stream, formerly of Glen Ellyn and Melrose Park, died Monday, Oct. 29, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 2, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Patrick Boomhower officiating. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery in Glen Ellyn.
Mrs. Sandy was the mother of 1st. Sgt. Randall K., U.S. Army (Mary), Kathryn Anita (Richard) Bresen, Suzanne Karol and Rebecca Lee; grandmother of seven; and great-grandmother of two. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; granddaughter, Karen; and five brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Sandy was a resident of Carol Stream for three years, of Glen Ellyn for 21 years from 1977-98, and of Melrose Park from 1953-77. 
Mrs. Sandy retired in 1998 as payroll manager for TW Metals in Carol Stream. She was very active and served as treasurer of the Crop Walk for six years, was a past member of the Board of Deacons and the Senior Study Bible Class at St. John's, and was past president of the Chicagoland Lhasa-Apso Club.
Memorials to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, IL 60148 would be appreciated.
Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.

Anthony Silanskis
Anthony Silanskis, 85, of Lombard, died Sunday, Nov. 4, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.
Funeral services will be held today, Nov. 7., with prayers from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, to Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lombard, with the Rev. Arno Dennerlein officiating. Interment is at Assumption Cemetery in Winfield.
Mr. Silanskis was the husband of Agnes; father of Tony (Lenore) of Lombard, Robert (Laverne) of Lombard and David (Cheryl); grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of one; and brother of Genny Rusek. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and Frank.
Mr. Silanskis was a resident of Lombard since 1963. He retired in 1978 after working 40 years with the printing department of Container Corp. in Carol Stream.

Dorothy Winer
Dorothy M. McGinley Winer, nee Gerks, 88, of Lombard, died Sunday, Oct. 28. 
Funeral services were private.
Mrs. Winer was the mother of Danice (Herb) Moore, James and Judy (Ray) Mazzolini; grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of 13; and sister of Marjorie Gornell. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Ray Gornell. 
Mrs. Winer was a Lombard resident for 45 years. She had worked as the production manager for Popular Mechanics from 1954-62, for Alluried Publishing from 1963-68, and for M.C. Publishing until she retired at the age of 81 years.


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