Frank E. Druszkowski Jr., 79, Shipping supervisor
Frank E. Druszkowski Jr., 79, a Brookfield resident and World War II veteran, died Dec. 9, 2005 at LaGrange Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Druszkowski was born March 14, 1926 in Chicago to Frank Sr. and Tekla Druszkowski. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was later employed as a shipping supervisor. He was also a member of the Pilsen Butchers Association and the Robert E. Coulter Jr. American Legion Post #1941.

He is survived by his wife, Matilda (nee Obhlidal) Druszkowski; his daughter, Barbara (James)Liska; his son, Michael (Dawn) Svacha; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Fred Tomzik, was held Dec. 12 at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park.

Margarita Quintana, 55, Elementary school teacher
Margarita Quintana (nee Kreitz), a longtime resident of Brookfield, died Dec. 4, 2005 after a five-year battle against breast cancer. She was 55 years old.

Born Dec. 10, 1949 in Honduras to Adelina and Rafael Kreitz, she came to the United States in 1970, settling in New Orleans. A year later, she moved to Chicago, where she met her future husband, Manuel “Manny” Quintana. They were married on Nov. 24, 1973, and their son, Martin, was born in 1974.

Ms. Quintana devoted her career to teaching. At first she taught first and second grade at Seward Elementary School on 46th Street and Hermitage Avenue in Chicago. Later she spent 15 years as a teacher at Spry School, in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago.

In addition, Ms. Quintana was an active parishioner at St. Barbara Church in Brookfield, donating many hours and contributing to many Catholic organizations and charities.

Her adventurous spirit took her around the world, where she enjoyed various cultures and traditions.

Ms. Quintana is survived by her mother; her son, Martin (Elena) Quintana; her siblings, Soledad, Pedro (Martha) and Luis (Sharon); seven sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, godchildren, friends and neighbors.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 7 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Chicago, followed by entombment at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney.

Marin Funeral Home, Chicago, handled arrangements.