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GERALD (JERRY) LAWRENCE ALM, 53 Jerry Alm, age 53, passed away peacefully after a brief but sudden illness on July 9, 2017. He was a longtime resident of Lombard, IL. He is survived by his best friend and the love of his life of 30 years, Shari Alm (nee Lasee). Devoted father of Phillip Alm (Ashley), Amanda Jacobs (Mike), Scott Lasee and Brandon (Shelly) Lasee. Doting Papa of Seth, Shane, Summer, Alyssa, Ethan, Scarlett and Aaron. Cherished brother of Jeff (Phillips, WI), Mary (Mike) Eberhardt (Naples, FL) and Barb (Steve) Wolf (Lombard, IL). Dear uncle and godfather to Matt Wolf (Marissa), uncle to Jeff Jr. "Buster" Alm and Jessica Schlatter; and many aunts, uncles and cousins; and his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Stoner. Jerry was preceded in death by parents Richard and Prudence Alm, and infant brother Michael. He was a graduate of Glenbard East High School Class of 1982. He participated in the marching band as a sousaphone player and also studied percussion instruments. Jerry and his dear friends, Phil Christensen, Ed Jiskra, Jim Jiskra and Bob Kapple formed a "garage band" named "Loco" with Jerry on the drum kit playing neighborhood parties, friends' parties and small gigs. They later evolved into the band "Ocean." They continued over the years on occasion to jam, reminisce and just hang out together. He also participated on the boy's gymnastics team; and competed on the vault, high bars and rings. After graduation Jerry enrolled in Triton College and majored in diesel mechanics. Shortly thereafter, he joined the team at Ryder System, Inc. as a diesel mechanic, and in supply chain management and logistics. He was employed there for 32 years, and considered his co-workers as treasured friends. Jerry lived life to the fullest, and his family meant everything to him! Weekly trips to their cherished travel trailer with family and friends was his happy place, and a favorite destination, along with frequent trips to the Wisconsin Northwoods. He was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, camp-firing, kayaking, ATVing and just simply savoring and observing nature...especially star gazing. Jerry is a "right fine” man, and will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. Services were held Tuesday, July 18, at First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to his family would be appreciated.
ALMA A. DUBROVIN, 93 Alma A. Dubrovin, nee Becker, age 93, of Lombard, died Wednesday, July 12, at Lexington Health Care, Lombard, Ill. Funeral services were held Monday, July 17, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard. Interment was at Elmlawn Cemetery, Elmhurst, Ill. Mrs. Dubrovin is survived by her daughter, Susan (Dave) Macleary of Antioch, Ill.; three sons, Victor P. (Angie) of Superior, Colo., Edward C. of Cummings, Ga., and Leo Robert of Antioch; seven grandchildren, Carolyn Macleary of Elmhurst, Jon David “J.D.” Macleary of Chicago, Nicholas Dubrovin of Chicago, Michelle Dubrovin of Buffalo Grove, Ill., Rachel Dubrovin of Springfield, Mo., Katelyn Dubrovin of Georgia and Kevin Dubrovin of Georgia; her sister, Charlotte Millett; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Dubrovin was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; her sisters, Loretta and Jane; and her brother-in-law, Andrew Millett. Mrs. Dubrovin grew up in Lombard and attended St. John’s Lutheran Grade School and Glenbard West High School. She lived in Melrose Park for five years, returning to Lombard in 1955. Mrs. Dubrovin had celebrated 57 years of marriage. She was a Beautician and a former owner of Loretta’s Beauty Studio in Lombard where she worked from 1941 to 2012. Mrs. Dubrovin had been involved in the Lombard Woman’s Club. She was a Member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church. Mrs. Dubrovin was a resident of Lexington of Lombard the last four years. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, would be appreciated. Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Info: 888-629-0094 or www.brustfuneralhome.com.
ETHEL H. HOFFRAGE Ethel H. Hoffrage 97, of Villa Park, Ill., passed away Friday, July 14. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Interment was at Elm Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park.