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OBITUARIES:  (published Sept. 7, 2017)

David M. Baker
David M. Baker of Geneva, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Sept. 2, 2017.
David, 88, was born in Dixon in 1928 to Herbert and Neva Baker, nee Miller.
   He was raised in Moline, where he graduated from Moline High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Army/Air Force from 1946-50, after which he attended Northwestern University and Southern Illinois University before receiving a master’s degree from Ball State University.
   He taught social science and drivers ed for 31 years at Lyons Township High School, coached track and field and rifle club, and had perfect attendance for 24 years. He was inducted into the Drivers Education Teachers Hall of Fame. He enjoyed dog shows, hunting (NRA Golden Eagle), fishing and Boy Scouts of America. 
   He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Winifred; his sister, Beth; and his brother-in-law, Larry Reynolds.
   He is survived by his children, Scott (Susan) Baker, Beth (Dave) Burton, Anne (Keith) Grundhofer and Barbara (Jeff) Szemplinski; his grandchildren, Juliet (Rocky) Yera, Sarah (Adam) Ballard, David Baker, Claire Burton, Marie (Dan) Miller, Mathi Szemplinski, Mike Szemplinski, Alyssa Baker and Kyla Szemplinski; his great-grandchildren, Caleb Ballard, Jacob Ballard, Lilianne Yera and Ella Yera; and many nieces and nephews.
   A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Church of Clarendon Hills, 5740 Holmes Ave.
   Interment is private. Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home of Downers Grove handled the arrangements.

John Anthony Benton
John “Jack” Anthony Benton passed away Sept. 4, 2017, at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
   Jack, 88, was born in Chicago in 1929 to Patrick and Della. He was a founding member of the Southside Boneheads, a 1st Degree Knight of Columbus and 50-year member of Notre Dame Catholic Church. He retired after a long career as a project manager with McHugh Construction Co.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances, nee Dwyer; and his sister, Marion.
He is survived by his children, John (Diane), Timothy (Carol), Virginia (Eric) Baschen, Mary (Chris) Baker and Kathy (Cliff) Grammich; his grandchildren, Bridget, Colin, Andrew, Sandi, Rusty, Kelly, Kevin, Erin, Katie, Amy, C.J., John, Tracy, Jimmy, Mary Kate and Anthony; his great-grandchildren, Jackson, Benton, Sam, Jack, Lily, Connor, Baylen and Corbin; his siblings, Alice (John), Joan (Vince), Margaret (Wally), Lorraine (Jim) and Patricia (Don); and many nieces, nephews and friends.
   Visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Notre Dame Parish, 64 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills, to be followed by a funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at the church.
   Interment will be at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council 3738 Intellectual Disabilities Fund (checks payable to Illinois State Council K of C Charities, Inc.), 25 N. Cass Ave., Westmont, IL  60559.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Alfrieda A. Bizub
Alfrieda A.”Frieda” Bizub, née Florczak, passed away Sept. 1, 2017, in Bedford, Texas.
Frieda, 94, was born in 1922 in Chicago, where she grew up. She married Rudolph Bizub on Sept. 24, 1949.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph; and her brothers, Marion, Raymond and Eugene.
   She is survived by her children, Gail (Carl) Thomas, Barbara Bizub, and Andrew (Elizabeth) Bizub of Hinsdale; her grandchildren, Rachel and Matthew Thomas, Lily and Rose Bizub, and Billy, Claire and Jack Bizub; and many nieces and nephews.
   A memorial service to celebrate Frieda’s life will be held at Malec Funeral Home in Niles at a later date.

Joseph Patrick Giljum
Joseph Patrick Giljum, 36, of Western Springs passed away Aug. 26, 2017.
Joseph was born in 1980 in St. Louis.
   He is a 1998 graduate of St. Louis University High and 2002 graduate of Indiana University. He received a master’s of international relations from University of California San Diego in 2009.
   Joseph loved hiking, camping with his daughters and traveling around the world.
   He leaves behind his wife, Sharon, nee Handoyo; his two daughters, Sophia Grace “Gracie” and Elsa Mei; his parents, Joseph and Nancy Giljum; his in-laws, Dr. Frans and Novi Handoyo; his brothers, Mark (Charise Stewart) and Father Stephen Giljum; his brother-in-law, Dr. Steve Handoyo; his niece, Siena Elyse; his aunts and uncles, Jim and Debby Puzniak, Michael and Maria Puzniak, Sue Lindemann (his godmother), John and Nancy Puzniak, Pat and Rick Cox, Joanie Blessing and Melanie and Karman Tani; and more than 25 cousins and 40 second cousins.
   A funeral Mass was said Sept. 1 at St. John of the Cross Church in Western Springs.
   Interment was at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to Buddy’s Place Childhood Grief Program at or Your Words STL at
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.


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