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OBITUARIES:  (published Feb. 21, 2019)

Julie S. Brown
Julie S. Brown passed away Feb. 5, 2019, at King-Bruwaert House in Burr Ridge.
Julie was born in Hinsdale in 1920 to Keith and Gertrude Sheckler and was raised in La Grange. She graduated from Stephens College and the University of Illinois, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Following graduation she worked for the Quaker Oats Co., editing its    Service Men’s Newsletter as well as the Quaker Magazine.
   Julie married Robert C. Brown in 1945 and they were together for 57 years, living in Western Springs and Hinsdale.
   She was an astute bridge player who played duplicate as well as socially. She was a member of the La Grange Country Club for many years as well as being in PEO in Hinsdale. Also, she was a member of Allied Arts, The Collectors Club, Claymoor Book Club and The Garden Club of La Grange.
   Julie was a positive influence in the lives of all who knew her.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C.; and her son, Tom.
   She is survived by her daughter, Martha B. Walker; her grandchildren, Brian S. Walker, Melissa A. (Jae) Walker-Baeli and Bradley R. Walker; and herĀ  great-grandchildren, Alisha, Gabby and Caroline Walker.
   A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Congregational Church of Western Springs, 1106 Chestnut St.
   Interment will be private at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Cradle Society 2049 Ridge Road Evanston, IL 60201.

Florence Badke Rasmussen
Florence Badke Rasmussen, 91, a longtime resident of Mayslake Village Oak Brook, passed away on Feb. 8, 2019.
   Born in 1927 in Chicago, Florence was a retired telephone supervisor at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.
   She was preceded in death by her sons, Jerry and David Rasmussen.
   She is survived by her daughter, Carol (the late Wesley Tim) Ladwig; her grandchildren, James Edward (Emily) Whittinghill, Curt (Karla) Whittinghill and Dannielle (Jon) Alderman; and her great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Adam and Samuel.
   A funeral Mass will be said at 11 today, Feb. 21, at Our Lady’s Chapel at Mayslake Village, 1801 35th St. Oak Brook, IL 60523.
   Interment will be private at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Evergreen Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to Mayslake Village at or to Boystown at Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Elizabeth Joan Pope
Elizabeth Joan Pope, nee Sullivan, 87, of Oak Brook died Feb. 10, 2019.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo Pope; and her brother, William “Bill.”
   She is survived by her children, Angelo (Michelle) Pope, Cynthia Pope-Romano, Cathleen Pope, Michael Pope and Elizabeth (Edward Tiesenga) Pope-Tiesenga; her grandchildren, Heather (Jim) Busam, Anthony Pope, Michael James Pope, Daniel Romano Jr., Donald Romano, Amalia Romano, Elizabeth Romano, Alexander Romano, Alissa Pope, Michael Pope and Stephanie Pope; her great-grandchildren, Kali Pope, Isabella Pope, Nico Pope, Marcus Busam and Ethan Busam; her siblings, Dorothy, Michael “Jack” and Mary; and many nieces and nephews.
   Visitation is from 3 to 8 today, Feb. 14, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.
   A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, 1530 Jackson Ave., River Forest.
   Entombment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

David Peter Traut
David Peter Traut, 69, of Hinsdale died Feb. 17, 2019, at Amita Medical Center in Hinsdale.
   He was born in 1949 in Oak Park and attending Marquette University, graduating in 1971. He retired after a long career with his brother, Richard M. Traut, at Follett in logistics, ultimately serving as vice president of operations. During his tenure at Follett, David served on the board of directors of Reading is Fundamental in Chicago.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Fagan Traut, MD, and Cora Wilma Wiseman Traut; his sister-in-law, Charron Follett Traut; and his nieces, Victoria Ann Traut and Julie Elizabeth Sullivan.
   He is survived by his wife, Rosemary White-Traut; his children, Jennifer “Jennie” M. (Lawrence) Traut-Todaro, Michael F. (Claire) Traut and Brian J. (Alia) Traut; his grandchildren, Dean Everett, Henry David and Elowin Patricia; his siblings, Valerie Lyon, Richard Traut, Julianna “Julie” Hummel, Mary Sullivan, Sarah McConnell, and Martha Onkka; and 27 nieces and nephews.
   Prayers will be said at 9:15 today, Feb. 21, at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside.
   Family and friends will then proceed to St. Francis Xavier Church, 124 N. Spring Ave., La Grange, for a 10 a.m. Mass.
   Interment will follow at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the Traut Family Scholarship Fund with the University of Illinois at or to

Lila Davies Wright
Lila Davies Wright, 103, a former longtime Hinsdale resident, passed away peacefully with her niece Susan Schilder holding her hand Feb. 3, 2019, at King Bruwaert House in Burr Ridge.
   Lila was born in 1916 to Karl Simon Davies and Grace Cody (Quigley) Davies in Morris.    After growing up on the family farm, the third child of nine Davies girls and three boys, Lila completed accounting and secretarial studies in Kankakee and moved to Chicago in 1936, where she worked as a legal secretary.
   During WWII, Lila served as chief clerk in the Military Justice Division in Paris, France, and was awarded a Bronze Star citing her “meticulous attention to detail and undeviating accuracy.” Returning to Chicago, she began a lengthy career as a legal secretary and office manager, and she completed a degree at Northwestern University. In 1964 Lila married Frank Wright and became mom to three children. Residing in Hinsdale for the next 54 years, she continued her legal work, volunteered for many organizations and was a longtime member of Union Church.
   Always quiet, private yet gracious, Lila was a strong, insightful person with an analytical mind. When she came to King Bruwaert, her dignified manner led others to conclude that she was in her 80s, not 96. Remarkably, her thinking and memory remained active to the end.       Even in her last months, Lila chose to be outdoors in the sun and breezes, weather permitting.
Lila was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her brothers, Earl (Betty) Davies, Simon (Rose) Davies and Robert (Jane) Davies; her sisters, Laurel (Horace) Shaw, Grace Davies, Marian (Richard) Campbell, Janet (John) DeLaurier, Joyce (Allan) Smith, Vivian (James) Mount and Ellen Hulbert.
   She is survived by her children, Catherine (Michael) LoPinto, Frank (Louise) Wright, John (Jill) Wright; her niece, Susan Schilder; her grandchildren, Kipley Wright (Dwight Pickering), Andrew LoPinto, Christopher LoPinto, Molly Dellwo and Melanie (Jerry) Hemann; her great-grandchildren, Michael and Brandon Hemann and Corrigan Pickering; her sister, Rose Marie Jewett; and many nieces, nephews and their families.
   There will be a memorial service at King Bruwaert in late March. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lila Davies Wright Scholarship Fund at Northwestern University, Alumni Relations and Development, Attn: Gift Processing, 1201 Davis St., Evanston, IL 60208.
   Adolf Funeral Home in Willowbrook handled the arrangements.


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