March 18, 2015
Obituaries Archives

Rosemarie Ida Bennett

Rosemarie Ida Bennett, age 87, of Villa Park, IL. Beloved wife of the late Arnold Bennett. Loving mother of Patrick J. McDonald (Diane Haley), Peggy A. McDonald (Jack Palek) and Thomas A. (Lisa) McDonald. Dearest grandmother of Holly and Kimberly. Great grandmother of 3. Dear sister of the late Arthur (Rose survives) Broska, Jr. Fond aunt of many.
Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, March 17, at St. Alexander Church gathering space, 300 S. Cornell, Villa Park, IL. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Advocate Charitable Foundation, 3075 Highland Pkwy, Suite 600, Downers Grove, IL 60515 appreciated. For additional information: 630-832-4161.

Robert E. Burckle

Robert E. Burckle, formerly of Lombard, IL., passed away on January 27, 2015, in Tucson, AZ. He was born on June 10, 1932, in Waukegan, IL.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carol (nee Schreiner) Burckle, whom he married March 24, 1995, in Barrington, IL. He is survived by two children from his previous marriage to Phyllis (nee Arndt) Burckle: Erik Burckle and Jane (Tony) Moran; and two step-children, Paul (Jean) Houseman and Susan Houseman. Together Bob and Carol shared seven grandchildren: Alex and Jack Burckle; Zachary, Rachel, Molly, and Shannon Moran; and Tabea Vohmann. In addition, Bob is survived by his siblings: Barbara Moore, James Burckle, and Mary Lynn O’Leary; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mary Adell Burckle; brother-in-law, Raymond Moore; and sister-in-law, Roberta Burckle.
Bob held degrees from Elmhurst College, Northern Illinois University, and UCLA. He served in Lombard Elementary School District 44 for 30 years, most notably for 27 years as principal of Peter Hoy Elementary School; was named among the Executive Educator 100 Outstanding School Administrators; was given recognition of “dedicated and quality leadership to the Regional Office of Education and to the DuPage Education Community, 1991-2002”; and recognition of meritorious service by the IL State Board of Education.
He was a member of various educational organizations including NEA/IEA; IPA, IRTA, DRTA. He also served on Lombard’s Fire and Police Commission.
Bob and Carol moved from Huntley, IL., to Oro Valley, AZ., in 2008 as “snowbirds” and then permanently in 2011.
Private interment and private memorial service were held at Bob’s request at Oro Valley United Church of Christ in AZ on January 30, 2015.
Memorials may be sent to Oro Valley United Church of Christ, 1401 E. El Conquistador Way, Tucson, AZ 85704-7909 or to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305-1425.

Edward E. Fleming

Edward E. Fleming 93, of Villa Park, Ill. Passed away on March 11, 2015.
The funeral was held Friday, March 13, 2015, at St. Pius X Church in Lombard, Ill. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery,
Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, Ill.: 630-832-4161.

Ruth Renelia Gaus

In Memory of Ruth “Renee” Gaus, Nov. 30, 19XX - Dec. 19, 2014.
Born in New York City to William and Wilhelmenia (Hollin) Stein in a year she refused to acknowledge, though she celebrated her birthday every year through the 88th. Raised in Brooklyn, she married Raymond W. Gaus (U.S.N.) of Peru, Ill., in 1946; they compromised on a move to Chicago, and then to Lombard where they lived for over 50 years.
Proud mother to Paula J. Gaus (David Wiesbrock) and Pamela J. Sindelar (Robert) and grandmother to Lisa Sindelar and Laura Quisenberry (Ian). Great-grandmother to Matthew Sindelar. Good friend of Bob Weiss.
Studied fashion design in New York, and devoted her professional life to managing fabric stores, where she was known for training and mentoring generations of young mostly female employees. Took up quilting in retirement and loved the fine stitching, texture and colors that she produced. Beautiful, highly intelligent, articulate, complicated and feisty, she enjoyed her many friends and family, travel, camping, laughing and living life to the fullest.
With her husband, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for over 40 years. Loved and respected by many, she is missed. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, only brother and his wife (William and Margaret Stein), and her parents.
Her family is grateful for each of her 88 years. Donations to “Cure for Alzheimer’s Fund” (781-237-3800) in Mom’s name would be appreciated as far too many families suffer the same loss as ours. A celebratory mass of her life will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Sacred Heart Church at 10 a.m. For more information, please contact her daughter Pamela Sindelar at 630-466-8485.