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Joseph J. Bartuch
Joseph J. Bartuch, 62, of Lombard, passed away March 4, 2017. Beloved husband of Helen “Sue” Bartuch; loving father of Krista (John) Cozzi and Bradley Jones; dear grandfather of Cooper, Celilia, Charlotte, Sophia and Dominic; fond brother of Fred (Jill) Bartuch, Anne (Steve) Racine and Brian (Kim) Bartuch; uncle of many nieces and nephews.      Joe was a friend to many and served his community as former Police and Fire Commissioner as well as a business owner of Lincoln Photo in Lombard. 
    Funeral Mass was held Thursday, March 9, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1501 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148. Services concluded at the church. 
    Info: www.williams-kampp.com or 630-668-0016.

Victor H. Bruns
    Victor H. Bruns, 81, of Lombard, Ill., passed away on Thursday, March 9.
    Visitation was Sunday, March 12, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore, Villa Park, IL 60181. Service and interment were private.
    For info: 630-832-4161.

Sotiraq Gjoni
    Sotiraq Gjoni, age 95, of Lombard, died Sunday, March 5, at home.
    Funeral services were held Friday, March 10.      Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.     Info: 888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.

Geraldine Hoover
    Geraldine “Jerry” Hoover, nee Visgatis, age 87, of Lombard, passed away Friday, March 10.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 14, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment followed at Assumption Cemetery.
    Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for more information.

George H. Lange
    George H. Lange, age 91, of Lombard, passed away March 11, 2017.
    Funeral Service will be today, March 16, at 10 a.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment will be private.
    Mr. Lange is survived by his beloved wife, Marilyn; his loving children, Nancy M. (John Vacval) Lee of Lombard, Ellen (Michael) Abbinanti of Itasca and Lisa (Jeffrey) King of Campton Hills; his dear grandchildren, Brandon (Esperanza) Lee of Lombard and Henry King; his great-grandchildren, Esabella and Elena; and fond uncle of Robin Lange and Heather Lange. Mr. Lange was preceded in death by his brother, John.
    Mr. Lange was a resident of Lombard since 1949. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in World War II. Mr. Lange was a longtime member of the Carpenters Union in which he received his 70th year pin. Mr. Lange was a member of the Baha’i’ Faith in Lombard. He enjoyed playing the flute and the piano, and played in the Oak Park Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Lange was a gifted artist and longtime member of the Art Institute and a former member of the DuPage Art League.     Memorials to the Alzheimer's Foundation are appreciated.
    For more info: 888-629-0094.

Frank C. LaVere
    Frank C. LaVere, age 73, of Lombard, was born on November 27, 1943, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to Elaine and Frank LaVere. He passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on March 6, 2017.
    Frank was a longtime Real Estate Broker. He was also very involved with the Lombard Jaycees and in 1972 he chaired the Lombard Lilac Festival.
    Frank is the beloved husband of 50 years to Bette Lynn. Loving father of Frank C. LaVere and the late Christine (John) Pawley. Proud grandfather of Anthony, Angela and Savonna. Dear brother of Patricia (Tom) Piehl. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.
    In lieu of flowers, donations to your local food pantry would be appreciated.
    Services were held Saturday, March 11, at DuPage Memorial Chapel, 951 W. Washington St., West Chicago.

Sherry Lesnik
    Sherry Lesnik, nee DeRolf, age 57, of Lombard. Loving wife of Greg Lesnik; beloved mom of Stephanie (Victor) Foerstel, Dana Lesnik and Hayley Lesnik; dear daughter of the late Howard and the late Francis DeRolf; devoted grandma of Ava Foerstel; dear sister of Bob, Bev, Bud and the late Bill Eveland; aunt of many nieces and nephews; friend, relative and inspiration to many.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 15, from Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Road, Lombard, to St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3910 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515. Interment private.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Luke Presbyterian Church.
    Funeral info: 630-932-1500 or www.knollcrest.net.

John "Richard" Myers
    John “Richard” Myers, age 88, of Lombard, died peacefully on March 6, 2017, surrounded by family.     Visitation will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. March 18, at Community Presbyterian Church in Lombard followed by a Memorial Service.
    Richard was a high school English teacher (retired from Addison Trail in 1988) who had a passion for literature and teaching high school students to enjoy reading and writing. He also had a strong love of music and was an accomplished pianist and church organist at York Center Church of the Brethren and Community Presbyterian.
    Memorials to Community Presbyterian Church or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Marion G. Payne
    Marion G. Payne, age 83, of Villa Park, passed away Wednesday, March 1.
    A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 136 E. Highland, Villa Park.
    Arrangements were made by Brust Villa Park Funeral Home. Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for more information.