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OBITUARIES:  (published Aug. 17, 2017)

Frances Marie Brueschke
Frances Marie Brueschke of Hinsdale died Aug. 10, 2017, at her home in Cassopolis, Mich., after a brief illness.
   Frances, 72, was born in 1944 in Boston, Mass., to Brady and Mary (Lucas) Bryan. In 1967 she married Dr. Erich Brueschke in Homestead, Fla.,
   She graduated from nursing school in 1965 from New England Deaconess Hospital and joined the U.S. Air Force the following year. After two years she retired at first lieutenant of the Nursing Corps. She was a lifetime member of Hinsdale American Legion.
   She is survived by her husband, Erich; her three daughters, Dr. Tina (Michael Mack) Brueschke of Hinsdale, Patricia (Thomas Farrell) Brueschke and Susan (Mark) Golebiowski; her five grandchildren; her four siblings, Barbara (James) Souhlaris, Mary Ellen Feldman, William Bryan and Brady (Marianne) Bryan.
   A Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Bristol, Ind., with full military honors to follow.
   Memorials may be given to Nature Conservancy, 8 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603.

John J. Goebel
John Joseph Goebel of Lisle passed away in Oak Brook on Aug. 15, 2017.
   Mr. Goebel, 87, was born in St. Charles, Mo., in 1930.
   Jack graduated from Barat Hall and St. Louis University High School and received his bachelor’s in accounting cum laude from St. Louis University and an law degree cum laudefrom St. Louis University School of Law in 1953, where he served as Editor of the SLU Law Journal.
   Jack was a lieutenant in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1955, serving as Assistant Judge Advocate for F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. He joined Bryan Cave as an associate in 1956 and served as partner from 1966 to 1999, helping it grow from a 12-lawyer firm to one with more than 800 lawyers around the world.
   After retiring, Jack co-founded Dream Harbors in Naples, FL, developing marinas and “dockominiums” on both coasts of Florida. He was a director of Wetterau Incorporated, Stifel Financial Corp., Brooks Fiber Optics, and EAC Corporation and was co-founder of a group that acquired, operated and then sold seven community banks in southern Illinois. He served on the Boards of Trustees for Maryville University, St. Louis Country Day School, Mary Institute, Villa Duchesne, Ronald Beasley School, and the Foundation for Special Education of Children.
   He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Molly.
   He is survived by his children, Laura (Stuart) Beath, Margaret Fisher, John (Eve) Goebel and Matthew Goebel; his 14 grandchildren, Stuart (Katherine), Matthew, Ben and Annie Beath, Baer (Caroline), Molly (Mikey), Sam, Oliver and Eliza Fisher, John, Augie and Andrew Goebel, and Will and Phoebe Goebel.
   Services will be held on Saturday in St. Louis.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Food for the Poor, (6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073, or the Foundation for Special Education of Children, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, MO 63119.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Marietta Long
Marietta Long, nee Michelsen, passed away on Aug. 13, 2017.
   Marietta, 93, was born in 1924 in Cordova, Neb., where she attended grammar and high school.
   She received her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln in 1946 and a master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign in 1983. She worked for staff psychologists at Booz, Allen & Hamilton in Chicago for a year before serving in various positions at the University of Chicago for 10 years, including secretary to the chancellor and administrative positions for the president and the dean of the law school.
   She married George McRoberts Long in 1956, and for the next 20 years her focus and joy was family, friends and cooking. In 1976 she resumed her career and worked in continuing education for the University of Illinois regional office in Hinsdale. In l985 she joined Porterfield Hearthstone as a real estate agent and retired in 2002.
   Marietta believed in the interconnectedness of all things spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. Her passion for music, art, literature, politics and dance found expression through leadership roles in organizations such as the Homewood League of Women Voters, the Hinsdale League of Women Voters, Village Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago, Women’s Council of Brain Research Foundation, Hinsdale Lyric Opera Guild and AAUW.
   She was a member of the Flossmoor Community Church from 1960 to 1964 and Union Church of Hinsdale since 1965. Her commitment to lifelong learning was demonstrated through 30 years on Union Church’s adult education committee, serving as superintendent and in program planning. She had been a member of the church’s choir since l983.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, George.
   She is survived by her children, Laura and Jim; her sister, Carla (Paul) Olson; and her nephew, John (Jane) Olson.
   A memorial service celebrating Marietta’s life is being planned at Union Church; details are forthcoming.
   Memorials may be made to the Union Church of Hinsdale Music Fund, 137 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521.

Judy Hukvari Post
Judy Hukvari Post of Hinsdale died Aug. 12, 2017, at Loyola Medical Center in Chicago
Judy, 42, was born in 1974 in Chicago to Helena and Istvan Hukvari. She worked as a sales executive in digital advertising and was an alumna member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
   She was preceded in death by her father, Istvan; her brother, Steven; and her dog, Max.
   She is survived by her husband, David; her children, Olivia, Miles, Samantha (Mark) Woods, Paige; her grandchildren, Harper and Kash Woods; her mother, Helena; many nieces and nephews; her special friend, Whitney King; and her dog, Ricardo.
   Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook. A Funeral Mass will be said at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at St. John of the Cross Parish, 5005 Wolf Road, Western Springs.
   Interment is private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated in Judy’s name to Loyola University Medical Center, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Office of Advancement, 2160 South First Ave., Maywood, IL 60564.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Ira Alan Taylor
Ira Alan Taylor of Hinsdale died Aug. 13, 2017, at Rush Medical Center in Chicago.
Ira, 69, was born in 1947 in Baltimore to Robert and Irene Taylor. He graduated from Baltimore’s Forest Park High School, attended Loyola College in Baltimore and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in finance from the University of Maryland.
   In 1976 he moved to Chicago to work for CNA Insurance, met Sharon, and they married in 1978. They made Hinsdale their home for 30 years, where Ira was actively involved in The Community House and the Hinsdale Historical Society along with other Chicago-area philanthropic organizations, including the Brookfield Zoo.
   Ira was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed cheering on the White Sox and was always ready for a poker game. He loved to travel, coach his sons’ sports teams and trade the financial markets. He will be missed by so many who appreciated his deep intellect and thoughtful insights, including the “Thursday Guys.”
   He is survived by his wife, Sharon, nee Allyn; his sons, Brandon and Matthew (Colleen); his sister, Shelli (Gary); and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
   A celebration of Ira’s life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.
   Contributions in Ira’s memory may be made to the Wellness House in Hinsdale at


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