Lucia A. “Lucy” Miltz

img_2172-1 April 11, 1935 – January 5,2017

Lucia Antonia “Lucy” Miltz- (Nee Gartner) Age 81  passed away January 5, 2017 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Beloved wife for 59 years of Albert Miltz Sr. Loving mother of Elizabeth (John) Haase, Albert Jr. (Andrea), Linda (Dan) Bransky, Teresa (Eric) Race and Tony (Kim). Devoted grandmother of 16 Jim, Kristen (Fiance Sean), Ashley, Rachel, Jessica, Blake, Paige, Madison, Sydney, Brooke, Ava, Lyla, Hana, Rune, Nola, and Bode. Lucy was the only child of the late John and Josephine Gartner. She graduated from Waller High School, Chicago in 1953. Lucy was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church, actively volunteered at Zion Lutheran School, leader for the Camp Fire Girl Organization and a 25 year secretary of United Way. She treasured the time spent at the family cottage in Genoa City, Wisconsin. Summers there with her husband,children and grandchildren was truly a highlight of her life. She most enjoyed bon fires, smores, county fairs, long walks in Lake Geneva and endless laughing sessions in the evening. Lying in state Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church 865 S. Church Rd. Bensenville, IL. Interment Private. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. at Geils Funeral Home 180 S. York Rd. Bensenville, Il. 60106. For funeral info 630-766-3232

Ruth V. Irvine

ruth-v-irvineMay 28, 1924 – December 31,2016

Ruth V. Irvine (Nee Nehrkorn) Age 92 of Elk Grove Village, IL. passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband John. Ruth was born May 28, 1924 in Maple Lake, MN to Eleanor (Nee Zander and Adolph Nehrkorn. Ruth is survived by her children, Spencer Irvine, Ronald ( Lynn) Irvine and Linda (Christopher) Zillner; grandchildren Lisa (Michael) French, Gregory Irvine, Marc (Ann) Irvine, Eric (Kristy) Irvine, Jason (Heather) Irvine, Kelly (Douglas) Garton, Adam Irvine, Abigail Zillner (Nicholas DePetris) and David Zillner. 20 Great grandchildren. Dear sister of Violet (Howard) Murphy. Funeral services will be held Monday January 9, 2017 7:00 P.M. at Faith Community United Church of Christ 192 S. Center Street, Bensenville, IL. 60106 Visitation will be from 3 P.M. until time of service 7 P.M. at the church. Interment Tuesday at Cedar Park Cemetery .

David Allan Felbinger

January 4, 1951-December 29, 2016

David A. Felbinger- Age 65. Beloved son of the late Roy and the late Doris Felbinger. Loving brother of Robert (Sue) Felbinger. Proud uncle of Jason (Lori), Rebecca and John (Lindsay) Felbinger. Lying in state Wednesday 12:00  P.M. until Time of service 1:00 P.M. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 410 S. Rush Street, Itasca IL. Interment St. Luke Cemetery, Itasca  IL. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 P.M. at Geils Funeral Home 260 W. Irving Park Rd. Wood Dale, IL. 60191. For funeral info 630-766-3232

Leonard M. Kreusler

scan0002        April 7, 1947-December 28, 2016

Leonard M. Kreusler – Age 69 Beloved spouse of Mary Jean (Nee Pukac) Loving son of the late Leonard J. and Hariette Kreusler. Beloved son-in-law of the late Joseph (Mildred) Pukac. Cherished brother-in -law of Patricia (Joseph) Emer and Laurie Pukac. Len will be missed by his entire family and numerous friends. Len was a customs broker and active in the transportation industry of Chicago. Funeral Wednesday 10:30 A.M. from Geils Funeral Home 260 W. Irving Park Rd. Wood Dale, IL. to St. Peter’s Catholic Church 524 N. Rush Street, Itasca IL. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. Interment Private. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated. For info 630-766-3232

Lorraine C. Pichler

November 5, 1926 – December 18, 2016

A Funeral Mass will be held for Lorraine on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 10 a.m. at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 1205 E. Anderson, Palatine IL. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine IL. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Ryszard W. Lachut

August 6, 1957 – December 16, 2016

Ryszard W. Lachut – Beloved husband of Irena (nee Zawada). Loving father of Katarzyna (Lopatko) Lachut and Mariusz Lachut. Funeral Service Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 9:45 a.m. from Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale IL proceeding to St. William Catholic Church, 2559 N. Sayre Ave., Chicago IL for Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine IL. Visitation Monday December 19, 2016 from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Van Eman Wells

March 21, 1934 – December 10, 2016

Van Eman Wells – Born March 21, 1934 in Cantril, Iowa to the late Harold and Josephine Wells, he passed away December 10, 2016. He grew up in Cantril and graduated from the University of Iowa. He married Barbara Thomas Wells (deceased) on December 26, 1958 and they established residence in the Chicagoland area. They had two children Rebecca (Neil, deceased) Nicholson and Bill (Mary) Wells.

Van worked his entire career for Arthur Andersen Accounting Firm where he became partner in the Retail Division. He was also active in the University of Iowa Alumni Association and enjoyed attending many Hawkeyes sporting events. In his spare time, he was a member of the Mental Health Board and a youth leader within the church. His job relocated him and Barbara to California in the early 1980’s where they became active in the Square Dance community.

Barbara and Van’s focus changed to traveling, which became their passion, after his retirement in 1989. They traveled in a motor home throughout the United States for 25 years. They also traveled to Africa, South America, and Antarctica and lived life to the fullest without any regrets.

He is survived by his two children Bill (Mary) and Rebecca Nicholson; four grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah, and Anna Wells and Colin Nicholson; and his brother, Robert (Marion) Wells. In addition, Van is leaving behind countless friends and extended family.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 3 P.M. at The Presbyterian Church of Palatine, 800 W. Palatine Road, Palatine IL, 60071. Interment will be Private. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to The First Presbyterian Church of Palatine, 800 E. Palatine Road, Palatine IL 60074. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Richard R. Sipes

September 17, 1936 – December 9, 2016

Richard R. Sipes – Beloved husband of Judith (nee Gioia). Loving father of Scott and Mark (Christine). Proud grandfather of Carly and Matthew. Dear brother of Robert, Mabel, Kathleen, Percy, Paul, George, Margie, Whitey and Mary. Memorial Visitation Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 5 p.m. until time of Memorial Service 8:30 p.m. at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville, IL. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Autism Speaks,, would be appreciated. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Dorothy J. Schlomann

schlomann-websiteJuly 23, 1930 – November 23, 2016

Dorothy J. Schlomann (nee Rittmiller) – Loving mother of Larry (Penny), Bonnie Pelz, Mark Schlomann and Debbie Schlomann (Steve Bornack). Proud Grandmother of Pete(Sarah) Stuckey, Lisa (Jeff ) Bartley, Ryan (Emily) Pelz, Jennifer Pelz, Nathan Pelz, Kacey (Shawn) Smith and Dave Bornack. Great-grandmother of Miles, Nora, Jack, Kennedy, Paige, Lilly, Haley, Brinley and Hayden. Dear sister of Shirley Esler. Dorothy was a life-long member of St. Luke’s Church. Visitation Tuesday, November 29, 2016, from 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 410 S. Rush Street, Itasca IL. Interment St. Luke Cemetery, Itasca IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, in her name, to St. Luke’s Church, would be appreciated. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Elvira M. Guzman

picture-to-replace-hat-pictureFebruary 3, 1929 – November 19, 2016

Elvira Guzman (nee Garcia) of Bensenville, IL passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

Daughter of Julian and Virginia Garcia, Elvira, was born in Bensenville on February 3rd, 1929.  She graduated from Fenton High school.  She was a loving wife and loving mother of ten children; she married Ricardo Guzman on December 10, 1950.  She worked at American Airlines Sky Chefs for 22 years while raising her family.  She was involved in many civic organizations including: Saint Alexis Parish, VFW, Lioness Club, Sodality.

Elvira is preceded in death by her husband Ricardo, her daughter Julia Grunkemeyer, her siblings Arthur, George, Susie (Martyniuk) and Nina (Behning) Garcia.

Elvira is survived by her children Rick (Tammy) their children Dominic, Jonathan and Megan, John (Jill) their children Candice (Andrew) Boulton, Kyle (Brittney) and great granddaughter Kennedy; Kerry Grunkemeyer and children Lennon, Myles, Maggie (Brandon) Crawford and great granddaughter Hazel; George (Cecilia) their children Carlos and Monica; Mary Ann and her daughter Ellegra; Joe (Diane) their children Michelle, Alex and Marissa; Dan (Maria) their children Daniel and Roman, Mark; Margie (Tom) Lustyk their children Max and Gabrielle Ruby; Gabriel (Jill) their children Danielle and Madeline. Elvira is also survived by her sister Emily (Dan) Crews and her family.

Funeral Service Monday, November 28, 2016, 9:30 a.m. from Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville IL proceeding to St. Alexis Catholic Church, 400 W. Wood Street, Bensenville IL for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside IL. Visitation Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, in her name, to St. Alexis Church, would be appreciated. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232