Friday, May 24, 2013
Services will be held on Friday in Elmhurst and South Carolina.
Kristen Elkins Kristen Elkins (nee Jacobsen), 45, formerly of Elmhurst, died on May 17. Mrs. Elkins is survived by her husband, David; her daughters, Lanie and Mikayla; and her parents, Carol and Don Jacobsen. She grew up in Elmhurst, attended the University of Illinois and raised her family in Schaumburg and Elmhurst. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Road, Elmhurst. A memorial Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 426 N. West Ave., Elmhurst. Read Mrs. Elkins's full obituary on the Daily Herald website. Gail Coughlin Gail Elizabeth Fewer Coughlin, 61, of Johns Island, S.C., formerly of Elmhurst, died May 18. Mrs. Coughlin was preceded…
Thursday, May 23, 2013
A celebration of his life will be held June 20 in Elmhurst.
David Sterner Burnside, 80, of Elmhurst, passed away March 15. He was born in Narberth, Penn., to Wayne and Catherine (Neamand) Burnside. A graduate of the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, now the University of the Arts, Mr. Burnside was a prolific, self-employed artist. His career began in illustration and branched into large-scale murals, as well as custom installations for banks, restaurants and libraries across the country. His favorite medium was watercolor. He was a member of the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild for many years. Over the decades, his art received notice at various art shows and contests in the Chicago and Philadelphia areas. In 1972, Mr. Burnside’s design for a commemorative Illinois state coin was selected from a field of …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Visitation is Monday, funeral Mass will be Tuesday in Elmhurst.
Monday, May 20
Margaret C. Leveille, 87, longtime resident of Elmhurst, has died. She was a former volunteer at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for more than 15 years, and an election judge for more than 20 years. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy. She is survived by her husband, George, six children, 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 S. York Road, Elmhurst. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 134 Arthur St., Elmhurst. Read Mrs. Leveille's full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website.
Funeral service will be held Monday in Elmhurst.
Monday, May 20
Jean L. Jepson (nee Forke), 63, lifelong resident of Elmhurst and co-owner of Jepson Floor Sanding Company, has died. She is survived by her husband, James, and her children, Jennifer and Jamie. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 20, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 S. York Road, Elmhurst. Read Mrs. Jepson's full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Service will be held on Monday in Elmhurst.
Saturday, May 18
H. William Diener, 95, a longtime Elmhurst resident, has died. Mr. Diener was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the North African and Italian campaigns, a former chaplain for Elmhurst VFW and a member of the American Legion THB 187. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Lillian, and his son, William Diener III. He is survived by his children, Jeffrey Diener, Julie (Jeff) Ernst and Diane (Murray) Freeman; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon Monday, May 20, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 345 S. Kenilworth Ave., Elmhurst. Interment will be at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst. Read Mr. Diener's full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Memorial, Mass will be held Saturday, May 18, in Elmhurst.
Friday, May 17
Delphine Janan Kroeger Delphine Janan Kroeger (nee Lewis), 86, a lifelong Elmhurst resident, died April 22. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard F. "Bud" Kroeger. Mrs. Kroeger was a devoted homemaker for many years, and she also worked for several Elmhurst medical practices before retiring in 1986. She is survived by her five children and six grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Visitation Catholic Church, 779 S. York St., Elmhurst. A Mass will follow at 10:45 a.m. Interment is private. Read Mrs. Kroeger's full obituary on the Suburban Life website. Carl Ciciora Carl Alexander Ciciora, 56, of St. Louis, formerly of Elmhurst, died suddenly on May 1. He was preceded in death …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Visitation is Friday, funeral service is Saturday in Elmhurst.
Thursday, May 16
Gordon Davis Bednorz, 83, a lifelong resident of Elmhurst, died Sunday, May 12. Mr. Bednorz was chairman of the Albert H. and Iona Glos Foundation. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Pedersen-Ryberg Mortuary, 435 N. York Road, Elmhurst. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 116 E. Church St., Elmhurst. Interment will be at Oakridge Cemetery in Hillside. Read Mr. Bednorz's full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Visitation is Wednesday, funeral Mass is Thursday in Elmhurst.
Tuesday, May 14
Ophelia L. Morales (nee Chavez), 85, passed away unexpectedly. She was a longtime resident of Elmhurst. Mrs. Morales was preceded in death by her husband, Juan. She was the loving mother of Lenore Lykins, Juanita Morales, Delores (Garry) Milem, Kathy (Kirk) Kerndl and Frank (Patty) and Johnny Morales; proud grandmother of Erik, Jennifer and Christopher Lykins, Jason, Nicole and Justin Milem, Jenna, Kevin and Angela Kerndl, Christina, Maria and Lia Morales and Nicholas Morales; great-grandmother of six; dear sister of Tony (Kay), Joe (the late Karen) and Albert (Debbie) Chavez, Lupe (the late Bob) Medina, Rosie (the late Norman) Lucas and Carmen (Don) Hodge and the late Mary (Melvin) Pruss and Connie (Richard) Cantu; aunt of many nieces and…
Long-time Elmhurst residents remembered for service to country, professional contributions and much more.
Edwyna P. Newman Edwyna P. Newman, a resident of Elmhurst for more than 60 years, died at Lexington Healthcare Center on May 10. She worked as an executive secretary at American Can Co. Research Division during World War II and the Korean conflict when they created and designed K-rations. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene. She's survived by her son, Edward, and her three grandsons. Visitation will be at 7 p.m. until the time of service at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Road, Elmhurst. Read Mrs. Newman's full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website. Norma Jean Collins Orlando Norma Jean Collins Orlando, 84, a former longtime resident of Elmhurst, has died. She was a retired psychologist and …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Services will be held on Tuesday, May 14.
Monday, May 13
Wallace P. "Wally" Martina, 75, formerly of Elmhurst, passed away Thursday, May 9, at his home in Newburgh, Ind. He was born January 28, 1938, in Isabella, Penn., to Joseph and Rose Angelina (Bozek) Martina. Wally was a wonderful husband, father, and Papoo, who loved his family and enjoyed life. He was proud to serve in the United States Marine Corps. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Theresa Jones, in 2008. Wally is survived by his wife of 36 years, Evelyn; his children, Cheryl Gile, Karin (Jeffrey) Smith, Jeffery Martina; his grandchildren, Amanda, Samantha, Eric, Aaron, Taylor, Carolyn and Adam; and his sister, Joyce (Richard) Sievert. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, at St. …