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Richard Allen Lusk


Richard A. Lusk, age 87, US Army Veteran, at rest July 12, 2020.  Loving son of the late Frank and Rose Lusk (nee Vrany.)  Richard frequented many restaurants in the Berwyn area.  Richard was a lifelong carpenter always looking for the next project. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 9:00am until 11:00am at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd.  2921 S. Harlem Ave. Berwyn.  Interment will follow at Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago.  For service information: 708-484-4111 or

Burt P. Lewis

Burt P. Lewis, age 84, at rest July 12, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (Capodice) Lewis for 54 years. Loving brother of Robert (Mary) Hultquist.  Dear uncle to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation Thursday July 16, 2020  from 10:15 am until the time of a Private Family Mass at 11:00 am at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 64 Norfolk Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL. Private family interment to follow.


In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations to Mount Carmel Educational Foundation/ Mount Carmel High School, 6410 S. Dante Ave. Chicago, IL 60637 would be greatly appreciated. In the memo line, please mention Burt P. Lewis Scholarship. For funeral info 630-325-2300 or



Elsie A. Tobolaski

Fairmount Willow Hills, 9100 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs, Illinois

Lillian Catherine Bastyr

Lillian C. Bastyr, nee Dudesek, age 96, at rest July 9, 2020.  Beloved wife of the late Albert F. Bastyr for 74 years.  Loving mother of  Ronald Bastyr (Sae Nam), Linda (late Thomas) Bedoe and Russell (Sandra) Bastyr. Grandmother of six and Great-grandmother of nine.  Dear sister-in-law of Anna May (late James) Bequeaith and fond aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Services will be private.  For funeral info 630-325-2300 or

John A. Susralski Jr,

November 13, 1953 - July 8, 2020

John A. Susralski, Jr., 66, lifelong resident of Berwyn, passed away, at his home, after a long illness.                                     

John was born and grew up in Berwyn; attending St. Mary of Celle, graduating from Morton West High School in 1971 and attended Morton College. He had many careers in his life, but most enjoyed owning a pet shop and working at the Berwyn Animal Hospital where he was able to work with and help animals. He loved animals, nature and the environment. He supported many of these causes throughout the years as well as Children’s, Hospitals and Medical Research causes. He was an avid aquarist and enjoyed watching as well as breeding and growing a variety of fish.

He is preceded in death by his parents John and Flo; was Dearest brother of Catherine (Keith) Patzer, Domenica (Patrick) Kavala, and Richard (Eden); Uncle of Christina (Ronald) Kisiel, Daniel (Susan) Patzer, the late Sandra, Jamie (Daniel) Johnson, Kimberly, Patricia, and Nicole (Shane) Mammen; Great-uncle of James, Joseph, Jessica, Diana, Sarah, Michael, Noah, Molly and Jackson. He is further survived by other loving family and friends.                                                                 

John requested private cremation services with no viewing.

Raymond Edward Czajkowski

Raymond Czajkowski, age 90, passed away on July 7, 2020. He is preceded in death by his wife Georga (Mocivnik). Loving father of David, Stephen (Elizabeth), Mark (Araceli) and Thomas (Kathryn) and grandfather to Andrew, Joseph, Randal, Coleman and Dane. Ray was the youngest son of Joseph and Agnes (Stelmaszick) Czajkowski. Sister Josephine (Walter) Spadlowski, and brothers Walter (Irene), John and Casimer (Francis) Czajkowski also preceded him in death. Ray leaves many loving nephews and nieces. A 60 year resident of Berwyn, Ray enjoyed dancing, home improvement projects, for himself and others, and train rides. He took pride in having raised his four sons, mostly as a single parent, after the passing of his wife at too early an age.  Supporting his sons’ educational, musical and athletic interests was the center of his life. He held several leadership positions with Berwyn Boy Scout Troop and Pack 31. As a young boy he was nicknamed Sunshine and carried that same spirit throughout his life.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Leonards in Berwyn, IL followed by internment at Resurection Cemetery in Justice, IL.

Margaret N. Clegg

Margaret N. Clegg, age 89, of New Port Richey, Florida and former longtime LaGrange resident passed away July 5, 2020 in Tampa.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years Joseph E. Clegg, Jr.  Together they are survived by their four children; Nancy (Philip) McDougal, Michael (Suzi) Clegg, Mary (Robert) Plotkowski and Patricia (James) Hutcheson.  She was a beloved grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Margaret Clegg was born on August 25, 1930 in Chicago to Ottilia & Rudolf Reschke.  She was preceded in death by her brother William Reschke and survived by her sister, Ruth Barta.  On October 18, 1952 she married Joseph E. Clegg (her “Joey”).  They lived in Washington DC until Joseph was discharged from the Army.  They moved to 79th Street in Unincorporated LaGrange where they raised their four children.  As a longtime resident of LaGrange, she was very involved in her church, Trinity Lutheran in Burr Ridge and active member of the Ladies Aid Society.  As a homemaker and mother, her love of children lead her to foster more than 50 babies.  Her 13 grandchildren were her pride and joy.  She enjoyed taking them on trips especially to Florida.  In 1995 after Joseph retired, they decided to relocate to Florida.  They built their dream home in New Port Richey where they resided together until he passed in October 2016.  She continued to remain their home until her death. 

Memorial Visitation from 11:00 am until time of the Memorial Service 1:00 pm on Sunday August 9, 2020 at Adolf Funeral Home 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook, IL. Information: 630-325-2300 or




Joy C. Blocker also known as Joy D. Currie


Joy C. Blocker, also known as Joy D. Currie, now rests in the hands of her loving father. She passed July 4, 2020, aged 87. She was born to Maurice and Ethel Macredie in Wichita, Kansas in 1932. Her parents passed when she was young. She was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Blanche and Charles Rex Little. They were kind and attentive. Her father served in WWII as a civil engineer.


The young family moved to Cincinnati, where Joy grew up. She studied Elementary Education at Miami University, Ohio, graduating in 1954. Her first teaching job took her and two girlfriends to Denver, Colorado, where they had many fun adventures. She also taught in Santa Ana, California, Michigan and Illinois.

Joy married and out-lived three husbands. She married first, Charles A. Yantis, a Marine fighter pilot in 1955 in Laguna Beach, Calif. They welcomed three children, including twins, Charles W. (deceased), and Deborah, as well as Jennifer. Joy was a devoted wife, mother and an excellent cook who liked to entertain. She was a Brownie and Cub Scout leader, and a talented seamstress. She often filled the house with the “Sound of Music” on a baby grand piano.

The family moved to Tennessee, then to Champaign, Illinois, and Dearborn, Michigan. The wanderers then moved on to the Chicago area, then Dallas and East Texas. They found their way back to the Chicago area in the early 1970s. Joy has remained in the area ever since.

In 1980, Joy married William E. Currie, they resided in Hinsdale. In 1983 Joy received an MBA. She opened the Hinsdale Antique Shop on First Street in 1987. The store was closed several years later for health reasons. Bill Currie, a gentle and fun soul, passed on in 2000.

Soon love was on the horizon again. Joy met James W. Blocker at a dance group in Elmhurst. The two became fast friends, then partners, and were married Oct. 2017. They enjoyed music, cards, plays, traveling and most of all spending time with family and friends. Jim Blocker passed in December 2018.

Joy is survived by a loving family including her daughters, Deborah (Randy) Goldbeck of Iowa, and Jennifer (Craig) Harrison of Indiana. Son-in-law, Kevin (Sharon) Blocker, Washington; and Daughter-in-law, Patricia Currie, Ohio. She will be deeply missed by granddaughters, Amy and Sarah Matthews of Ft. Collins; Heidi (Peter) Currie, SC; Allison Cleary, Denver; and Ryan Harrison, Indiana. Her great-grandchildren also mourn her loss inclduing Kaya Cooper, Audrey and Hadley.

The family requests no flowers be sent. Instead please donate to a charity of your choice. The family can be reached at 501 Lake Hinsdale Drive, No. 410, Willowbrook, Illinois 60527.

Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook, IL 60527.

Visitation Thursday July 16th from 10:00 am to 12-Noon

Service Thursday July 16th at 12-Noon.

Private family interment service.

Information: 630-325-2300

Eleanor B. Lafrentz

Eleanor B. Lafrentz, age 87, at rest July 1, 2020. Preceded in death by her loving husband George J. Lafrentz. (2013) Loving mother of Annie (Karl) Muehlfelt, Karen (Michael) Kratschmer, Tina (Buzz) Ruttenberg and John G. (Tammy) Lafrentz.

Devoted Oma of John, Eric (Paige) and Kelly (Matt Korn) Kratschmer, Jacob Ruttenberg. Tyler and Dylan Lafrentz.  Step Oma to Kirsten Belile-Frey and MacKenzie Belile. Step Great Oma to Emma, Aria and Lyra. Dear sister of Howard (Marybeth) Kaak and of the late Irmgard Kaak and H. Otto (Kay) Kaak.

Dear Aunt Ellie and Great Aunt Ellie to many nieces and nephews around the world.

Ellie was an accomplished artist and loved all kinds of music. She loved to sing, especially at church and with her sister and brothers.  Ellie loved to cook and bake and was the most loving hostess at many gatherings in her home. One guest told her that he had never felt so welcomed into someone's home. As she said, "There's always room in the inn!" 

Her faith in God was the foundation of her life.  She was involved in many areas at her church over the years. Her friends from church were her closest friends throughout her adult life. She will be missed so much by all who knew and loved her.

Private family interment at St. John’s Cemetery, Oak Brook, IL.

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lakeshore Public TV ( and Smile Train ( would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Adolf Funeral Home – Willowbrook,  630-325-2300.

Joyce E. Lindeman

Joyce E. Lindeman (nee;  Eckberg), 80, of Oak Brook, IL passed away suddenly Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL.     

Beloved wife of William Lindeman, loving mother of sons Bob (Janice), Ken (Teri), and Don (Chris) Lindeman.  Devoted Grandmother to Brian, Kyle, Tom, Jonathan, Katie and Dan Lindeman and Ashley (Ron) Garcia. Great-Grandchildren; Alex and Rylee Garcia. Dear sister to George (the late Rose), Ron (Doreen) and Glen (Sue) Eckberg.  Caring Aunt to many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Esther and George Eckberg.     

Joyce was born July 5, 1939, in Chicago. She met her husband, William, while attending Argo High School and they recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.  Joyce worked as a bakery production supervisor at Pepperidge Farm in Downers Grove for nearly ten years before being diagnosed with lung cancer in 1984.  Her love for life and determination helped her survive both lung and breast cancer as well as a brain aneurism discovered ahead of her 50th birthday.  Through these health threats, Joyce never complained or felt sorry for her situation, but approached each challenge with determination and confidence.

Her appreciation for life, friends and family, brought joy to all who knew her.  She enjoyed life-long friendships, and was active with many groups including the Oak Brook Women’s Club, their gourmet sub-groups and the Elmhurst Garden Club.  Joyce had a passion for plants and flowers, and would frequently bring such gifts when visiting her children. 

Joyce was happiest when with others, enjoying special events and time with family.  She also loved travel.  She appreciated the food, scenery, and culture while touring parts of Europe, but it was Florida and Las Vegas that became regular destinations.  She loved warm weather, a pool and the beach.  She especially cherished family vacations, whether with her young family driving to California, or in later years, joining children and grandchildren for special trips.  She will be missed dearly.     

Visitation will be Monday, July 6 from 3pm to 8pm at Adolf Funeral Home (7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook, IL) with a 6:30 pm sharing of remembrances.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Make A Wish Foundation.  Internment, Bethania Cemetery, Justice IL.




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