Category Archive: obituary

  1. Robert C. “Bob” Barber

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    Robert C. “Bob” Barber, age 95, at rest January 7, 2018 at Tabor Hills Healthcare in Naperville, IL. Born December 28, 1922 in Chicago, IL to John and Sarah Barber. Preceded in death by his brothers John (Florie) Barber and William (Micky) Barber and his sisters Bella (Russ) Glines and Mabel (Art) Herzog. He was the feisty uncle of many  and a good friend and former husband to Lois Barber. Bob served proudly in the United States Coast Guard during World War II and often spoke of his experiences. Visitation Tuesday January 9 from 11 A.M – Noon at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39. Cass Ave., Westmont. Funeral Services to follow at Noon. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Honor Flight Program Chicago, 938 W. Montana St., Chicago, IL. 60614-2409. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com

  2. Rose Anne M. Pekny

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    Rose Anne M. Pekny, age 71, at rest December 21, 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Frank and Marie (nee Bicek) Pekny; loving sister of Marie (Joseph) Karban, Fran (Edward) Zebig, Helen (Petr) Oberding, Joe (Pam) Pekny, Georgiana (Frank) Valenzano, Bernadette Sheridan and the late Frank (Helen) Pekny; loving aunt of 15 nieces and nephews; devoted cousin and friend to many. Visitation Tuesday December 26, 2017 from 3-9 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Anthony P. Cappetta, Director, 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Family and friends to meet Wednesday at St. Joan of Arc Church, Front and Kingston St., Lisle for a 10 A.M. Funeral Mass. Visitation at the Church from 9:15 A.M. till time of Mass. Interment private. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com

  3. Alex Leroy Maxwell

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    Alex Leroy Maxwell, age 69, at rest December 10, 2017 at Hines VA Hospital. Born April 6, 1948, in Peoria, Illinois to Albert and Elizabeth Maxwell. Entered the United States Army on January 18, 1968 and was discharged on January 21, 1969. Private Maxwell served with the 505th Infantry 82nd Airborne Division until being wounded in the line of duty. He was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Sharpshooter Badge. Mr. Maxwell’s cremains will be inurned at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation services, Westmont, IL. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com

  4. Irene Brewer

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    Irene Brewer, age 96, of Westmont, at rest December 5, 2017 at Manor Care of Westmont. Born May 4, 1921 in East Chicago, Indiana to Charles and Mary Barania. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com

  5. Sandra Jean Smith

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    Sandra Jean Smith, age 73, at rest December 14, 2017 at Hinsdale Hospital. Longtime resident of Westmont,  Sandra was born in Muncie, Indiana on May 20, 1944 to Joseph and Judith Smith and was Westmont Park Board Commissioner for 36 years. In Sandra’s honor Twin Lakes Woods will be renamed  “SMITH WOODS”. A temporary sign will be placed at the park next week. Sandra loved parks and recreation, the Westmont Park District and the entire Village of Westmont. She was often seen at Westmont car shows, showing and talking about her Ford Mustang. Memorial Services are pending. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com

  6. Andrew Signorelli

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    Andrew Signorelli, age 79, at rest December 2, 2017. Beloved brother of Pauline Osman, August “Gus” (Mary) Signorelli and Lillian (the late Kenneth) Siddons; dearest uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Saturday December 9, 2017 at 11 A.M. at Our Lady’s Chapel at Mayslake Village 1801 35th Street, Oak Brook. Visitation at Our Lady’s Chapel from 10 A.M. till time of Funeral Mass. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Anthony P. Cappetta, Director. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com. In lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to the American Cancer Society.

  7. Frances A. Harrelson

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    Frances A. Harrelson, age 94, at rest December 3, 2017 at her home in Addison. Born February 12, 1923, in Melrose Park, IL. Beloved wife of the late Marvin Eugene ; loving mother of Geraldine (Danny) DeBlasio; devpted grandmother of Connie Goldberg, Debra (Phillip) Ridgway, Jennifer Whitley and Dan (Kim) DeBlasio; dear grandmother of many nieces and nephews; and her loyal companion Beans, her pet cat. Interment Tuesday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, 1400 S. Wolf Rd., Hillside (meet at Queen of Heaven Cemetery office for 10:45). Visitation private. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com

  8. Adele Hiemenz

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    Adele Hiemenz, age 76, at rest November 24, 2017 at Alden Des Plaines Rehab. Former resident of Huntley. Born February 26, 1941 to Jesse and Adela Martinez. Beloved mother of Jason and the late Christopher; devoted grandmother of Anna and Ilja; dearest sister of Sonia Lopez, Elvia Gutierrez, Rachel Valdez, Olga Robinson, Aurora “Linda” Laret, Maria Hiemenz, Jose Martinez, Evelyn Ventrice, Ruth Dampf, Walter Williams and the late Jesse Martinez; fond aunt, great aunt and great great aunt. Funeral Tuesday 9:15 A.M. from West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services to Divine Savior Church 6700 Main St., Downers Grove for a 10 A.M. Funeral Mass. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Monday 3-7 P.M. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com

  9. James R. McKnight

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    James Robert McKnight, age 69, longtime Hinsdale resident, at rest November 19, 2017 at Hinsdale Hospital. Born November 25, 1947 in Hinsdale, IL to Dana and Elizabeth McKnight. Beloved husband of the late Suzanne; loving father of Jennifer (Ross) and Jessica (Ryan) McKnight; devoted grandfather of Lucinda, Nathan and Connor; dearest brother of Willard (Phyllis) McKnight; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Memorial Visitation Saturday November 25, 2017 from 1-4 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont, IL. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com

  10. Neal S. Eikenberry

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    Neal S. Eikenberry, age 79, of Downers Grove, IL, at rest November 16, 2017 at Hinsdale Hospital. Proud United States Army veteran.  Born February 20, 1938 in Elkhart Indiana. Beloved husband of Carole nee Mintz; loving father of Abbie (Charles) Simmons, Susan Dicharia, Danielle (Brian) Roorda and Brooke (Ben) Stover. Mr. Eikenberry taught History and Civics at Griffith High School for 40 years as well as announcing many high school sporting events. He later taught at Illinois Colleges; Moraine Valley, College of DuPage, Triton and Benedictine till 2005. Private Funeral Services and interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Srvices.  Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com