Patrick Dean Benjamin

Patrick Dean Benjamin, 61, of Brookfield, Illinois passed away on October 16, 2023.  He was born in 1961, in Oak Park, Illinois to David Fisher and Virginia Ruth Benjamin.  Patrick left this Earth with the love of his family and multitude of friends. Patrick was a graduate of Glenbard East High School in 1979 and […]

L. Elaine Lawson, nee Kranz

L. Elaine Lawson, nee Kranz, age 98, of Lombard, formerly of Brookfield and Downers Grove. Beloved wife of 62 years to the late Lloyd Arelando Lawson; devoted mother of Lana (Eric) Larson and Cathy (Jim) Lawson – Kennedy; loving grandmother of Brad Larson and Liz Larson; sister of Erna (the late William) Ahlemeyer and the […]

Caroline A. Johnston, nee Wawra

Caroline A. Johnston, nee Wawra, age 83, of Brookfield. Beloved wife of the late Jerome J. Johnston. Loving mother of Kenneth Johnston and Julie (Matthew) Woodman; devoted grandmother of Arianna Woodman and Zachary Woodman. Carol will also be missed by her loyal companion, Daisy and all of her granddogs. Carol was a longtime delegate for […]

Ruth Honsa, nee Hanzel

Ruth Honsa, nee Hanzel, age 88, of Lombard, formerly of LaGrange Park. Beloved wife of the late Charles Honsa; loving mother of Daniel (Joan) Honsa and the late Roger Honsa and Glenn (Susan) Honsa; grandmother of Christine and Amanda; sister of the late Elmer (the late Mildred) Hanzel; aunt of the late Sandra and Luann. […]

Earl R. Dau

Earl R. Dau, age 96, WW ll Army Airforce Veteran, of Sarasota,FL., Lombard, Brookfield and Western Springs, IL. Beloved husband of the late Mary Dau, nee Melihercik; longtime companion of Tina Edwards; devoted father of Earl A. (Kathy) Dau and Darrell P. (Sandra) Dau; grandfather of Keith (Jodie) Dau, Josh Dau, Chad (Wende) Dau, Nate […]

Betty Jane Jirsa, nee Bobbitt

Betty Jane Jirsa, nee Bobbitt, age 94, of Lombard formerly of North Riverside. Beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Jirsa and previously Ross H. Buel; fond mother of Kirsten (Mark) Jantze and Ross (Laura) Buel; dear grandmother of Jordana Jantze, Tanner Buel, Karl Jantze, Madeleine Buel, AJ Buel and Jack Buel. Funeral and Interment […]

James W. Quilty

James W. Quilty, age 65, of La Grange Park. Longtime Principal of Districts 95 (Brookfield-La Grange Park), 87 (Northlake), and 44 (Lombard). Beloved husband of Kathy M. Quilty, nee Kurzeja; fond father of Bethany A. (Dan) Kozal, James T. (Kim) Quilty, Kevin J. Quilty and Kathleen B. Quilty; loving grandfather of Colin Kozal, John Quilty, […]

George J. Gonwa

George J. Gonwa, age 89 of Lombard, WWII Navy Veteran. Graduate of Austin High School, Chicago 1941, B.S. Civil Engineering Northwestern University, Civil Engineer, Project Manager Ragnar Benson, Lester B. Knight, Gust K. Newburg, Tennis Competitor to age 80. Beloved husband of the late Darline R. Gonwa, nee Sears; fond father of Thomas A. (Mary […]

Clyde Eugene Jantze

Clyde Eugene Jantze, son of Mary (Riley) Jantze and Clarence Jantze, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 17, 2013 at age 85. Clyde was unique; he balanced being a wonderful father with his role as one of the packaging industry’s most highly respected experts. As the Manager of Machine Design for Continental Can Company, Clyde and […]

William Lewis

William Lewis, age 92, of Lombard. WWII Marine Veteran. Private Funeral Services held, Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Information 708-485-2000 or