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Robert Paul Erchull

March 16, 1954 – February 12, 2018

Robert Paul Erchull – Beloved husband of Cynthia Ann (nee Kelly). Loving father of McKenzie Clare and Colin Patrick. Dear son of the late Frank and Bernice (nee Storc). Fond brother of James, Jane (the late Gregg) Patko, Elaine and Cathy (Dave) Tomaszewski. Son-in-law of John and Joan Kelly. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Robert’s name to; Gift of Hope, https://www.giftofhope.org/monetary-donations or ASPCA, https://www.aspca.org/ways-to-give, would be appreciated.

 

Willard Schoppe

scan0053September 20, 1932 – February 18, 2018

Willard E. Schoppe, age 85, a life-long resident of Bensenville, IL, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was born September 20, 1932 in Elk Grove, IL, the son of Reinhardt and Viola (nee Everding) Schoppe. He graduated from Bensenville Community High School in 1950. He was co-owner of Reliable Trucking Company with his brother, Robert and cousin Edward Prehm from 1950-1970. He served in the US Army and was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded in action on July 13, 1953 in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1205 for over 63 years. He was also a member of VFW Post 2149 and Lion’s Club. Willard married Elizabeth A. (nee Hasse) on February 8, 1958. He spent 36 years of his life serving the community on the Bensenville Fire Department. He joined the Bensenville Volunteer Fire Department in 1957; served as Assistant Fire Chief from 1970-1980; in 1982 was appointed Fire Chief where he served in this capacity until he retired on November 29, 1993. Willard headed the Fire Prevention Bureau for 12 years prior to being appointed Fire Chief. Through his years on the Fire Department he was instrumental in advancing the areas of fire inspection and prevention in the community and oversaw the development and construction of Fire Station #2 on Foster Ave., which was named in his honor upon his retirement.

Willard is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Schoppe; cherished children, Kimberly, Kenneth and Karen (Donald) Draxler; loving grandchildren, Evan, Aaron and Sarah Draxler; brother, Reinhardt (Elizabeth) Schoppe; sister-in-law, Loretta Schoppe; sister-in-law Joyce Cutler; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert; father and mother-in-law, Fred and Alvina Hasse; brother-in-law, Donald Hasse; and son-in-law, Dean Hilke.

Lying in State, Thursday February 22, 2018 from 9 AM until time of Funeral Service 10 AM at Faith Community Church, 192 S. Center Street, Bensenville IL. Interment Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin IL. Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 3-8 PM at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Faith Community Church, would be appreciated. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Lloyd L. Seltzer

Lloyd L. Seltzer obit photo (1)May 4, 1926 – February 16, 2018

Lloyd L. Seltzer preceded by Lois, his wife of more than 50 years. Loving and loved father of Harris (Barb), Steve (Vera) and Murray (Lisa); Grandfather of Dylan, Amanda, Lindsey and Cody. Loved son, brother and uncle; beloved to many whose lives he touched.

A lifelong Scouter, former Scoutmaster of Troop 850, he committed his life to the training of both youth and adults. Proud WWII vet and the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Continuing his tradition of service to others he wished to make an anatomical gift, no immediate funeral services are planned. A memorial to be held in the near future.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name to your local Boy Scouts of America council
(https://donations.scouting.org/#/national/ways-to-give) or The Parkinson’s Foundation
(http://parkinson.org) are appreciated.

Wendy Wynn Deslauriers

Resized_20171114_144149_6860October 30, 1957 – February 10, 2018

Wendy Wynn Deslauriers (nee Kupisch), born on October 30, 1957, passed away February 10, 2018 at the age of 60 after a brief battle with gall bladder cancer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Mary Kupisch; and two siblings, Lance W. Kupisch and Grant Emil Kupisch. Wendy is survived by her sister Pamela (James) Bouwman; brother William (Cathy) Kupisch; and sisters Debbbie (Craig) Krzyston and Kim Brondyke.  She was the fond aunt and great aunt of many.

Wendy grew up in Bensenville, IL and graduated from Fenton High School.  Always happier in warm and sunny weather, Wendy lived in several southern states before calling Ft. Lauderdale, FL her home fifteen years ago.  Wendy’s warm and fun-loving spirit made her the toast of every event she attended, and she was loved by many, both in Florida and in Illinois.  Wendy will always forever be in the hearts of all who loved her; however, she would want you to know that her first love was Jesus Christ.

Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM with a Memorial Service at 5:00 PM at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville IL. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, would be appreciated. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Ludwig P. Zebrauskas

August 11, 1940 – February 9, 2018

Visitation will be held Monday, February 12, 2018 from 3-8 PM at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville IL. Interment Private. Friends and Family are asked to meet Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 10 :45AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 145 E. Grand Ave., Bensenville IL for Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Isabelle F. Sunko

IMG952267July 26, 1919 – February 9, 2018

     Isabelle F. Sunko (nee Kleszewski), born in Threes Lakes Wisconsin on July 26, 1919, passed away February 9, 2018 at the age of 98.
Preceded in death by her parents Henry and Stephanie Kleszewski, her 11 siblings and her beloved husband, Stanley J. Sunko. Isabelle is survived by her daughters; Joanne (the late Bruce) Borck ,Gail (Jim) Raynolds and Patricia (the late Peter) Imof, grandchildren; Christopher Raynolds, Alissa Borck (Geoff Gebhard), Colin Borck (John Arter), Alexander and Steffan Imhof, and great-grandsons; Matthew and Barrett Gebhard.
Prior to marriage, Isabelle was a supervisor for Bell Telephone during World War II. She had been a resident of Bensenville for over 60 years and a deeply devoted member of St. Alexis Parish. She was an avid gardener, loved fishing with her beloved husband in northern Wisconsin, where she grew up, and a devoted volunteer whenever there was a need at her church. She was a communion minister bringing the Sacrament and her caring support to the homebound as well as a joyous member of the church choir. She later worked at the Fenton High School Cafeteria and so enjoyed her daily contact with the students and faculty. She was a dear and loving friend to all who knew her, sharing her infectious sense of humor with all. She dearly loved all of her grandchildren and was blessed to know her great-grandsons.
Funeral Service Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:30 AM 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 AM. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside IL. Visitation Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 3-7 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Isabelle’s name to Catholic Charities. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Jeannette E. Biefeld

IMG_0437 (1)February 3, 1925 – January 29, 2018

Jeannette E. Biefeld (nee Witthoefft) age 92 – Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of Bonnie (Anton “Tony”) Fisher and Janice (the late Terry) Blecke. Proud grandmother of Nadine and Kelly Blecke. Dear sister of the late Mildred Yarke and Virginia Sell. Dear Aunt of Carol, George, Lorna, Arlene and Ron. Great Aunt to Larry, Mark, Danny, Don, Carol Jean, Ricky, Jon, Paul, Tammy, Laurie, Jodi, Heather, Eddie and Kevin. Friend to all.

Jeannette was born February 3, 1925 to the late George and Edna (nee Lussman). Growing up in Wrigleyville she cheered on the Chicago Cubs and spent many hours at Riverview.  She was an avid golfer and bowler. Her love for bowling led her to her future husband, George, whom she met at a bowling alley in Chicago. They were  married on October 21, 1950.

Jeannette was a loyal employee of Percision Extrusions for over 25 years.

Lying in State Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 10 AM until time of Funeral Service 11 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, 865 S. Church Road, Bensenville IL. Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Bensenville IL. Visitation Monday, February 5, 2018 from 3-8 PM at Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Phil’s Friends, www.philsfriends.org or 1350 W. Lake Street, Unit 1, Roselle IL 60172, would be appreciated. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Betty Marie Ericksen

December 25, 1929 – January 30, 2018

Visitation will  be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10 AM until time of Funeral Service 11 AM at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S. York Road, Bensenville IL. Interment Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst IL. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232

Jose E. Salinas, Sr.

scan0033January 4, 1941 – January 26, 2018

Jose E. Salinas, Sr. – Loving father of Aurora Salinas, Jose Salinas Jr., Maria Benitez and David Salinas. Proud grandfather of Samantha, Alexander and Aidan Salinas; Ceasar and Gabriel Juarez; and Jesus Jr., Alexis and Angel Benitez. Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 12 PM until 4 PM at Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale IL. Interment Private. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232.

Ellen M. Rowlett

scan0091December 27, 1916 – January 23, 2018

Visitation for Ellen will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 1 PM until time of Funeral Service 3 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 545 Ardmore Ave, Villa Park IL. Interment Private. There will also be a Celebration of Life for Ellen on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Bridgeway of Bensenville, 2nd Floor Activities Room,  111 E. Washington Street, Bensenville IL starting at 11AM. All are invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to A Veteran’s Organization of your choice, would be appreciated. For funeral information, please call 630-766-3232