Lauren C. Choutka, 66, Worked in banking, real estate
Lauren Charles Choutka, 66, of Osceola, Ind. and formerly of Riverside and Berwyn, died in Bloomington, Ind. on March 2, 2006.
Mr. Choutka was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany in the late 1960s. A graduate of the Northwestern University School of Business, he spent his career in the savings and loan industry with Capitol Federal Savings and Riverside Savings & Loan. Most recently, he worked in the real estate business in the South Bend, Ind. area.
Described as a loyal friend, dedicated father and devoted brother, Mr. Choutka was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining family and friends. He also never missed an opportunity to spend time with his granddaughter, Audrey.
Car racing, golf and Notre Dame football were three of his favorite spectator sports.
Mr. Choutka was preceded in death by his parents, William and Laura (nee Costabile) Choutka; his brother Russell Choutka; and his sister, Phyllis (David) Gadbois.
He is survived by his daughters, Claudine (Joshua) Eskonen and Lisa (Lee) Wasserman; his granddaughter, Audrey Choutka Eskonen; his brother, Ralph (Linda) Choutka; his sister, Angela Choutka; and many extended family members, including nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service was held March 8 at Ivins Funeral Home, Riverside, which handled arrangements.
Donald D. Dayhoff, 73, Korean War veteran
Donald D. “Bugs” Dayhoff, 73, a Brookfield resident, died March 8, 2006 at LaGrange Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Dayhoff was born March 16, 1932 in Chicago to Harry and Margaret (nee Herr) Dayhoff. He served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman, as part of the occupying forces in Germany following World War II and in Korea. He married the former Maralyn Giurato, and the couple raised three sons. He was employed as an exterminator.
Mr. Dayhoff was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Harry and Carl Dayhoff; and his sister, Irene Janik.
He is survived by his wife, Maralyn Dayhoff of Brookfield; his sons, David (Debra) Dayhoff of Brookfield, James Dayhoff and Donald (Jacqueline) Dayhoff; his grandchildren, Anthony, David, Nicholas, Antonio, Maggie and Aimee; and his sister, Eleanor (Danny) Sanelli.
A funeral Mass was celebrated March 11 at St. Barbara Church in Brookfield, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.
Vera Juna, 81, Active in humane societies
Brookfield resident Vera Juna, 81, a former longtime resident of North Riverside, died March 2, 2006 at Edward Hospital in Naperville.
Ms. Juna loved animals and was very active with local humane societies.
She is survived by her husband, John Juna; her daughter, Vera Roder; her sister-in-law, Mila Juna; her grandchildren, Mark Roder and Michelle (Michael) Zita; and her great granddaughter, Isabella Zita.
A funeral service was held March 10 at the Woodlawn Chapel, Forest Park, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions were appreciated to the Czech Mission of Our Lady of the Mount Church in Cicero.
Kuratko Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.
LaDonna A. Marski, 65, Brookfield homemaker
Longtime Brookfield resident LaDonna Marski, 65, died March 7, 2006 at Hinsdale Hospital.
She married Thomas J. Marski on April 15, 1958 in Long Beach, Calif., and raised two sons. The family moved to Brookfield in 1971.
Ms. Marski is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Marski; her sons, James (Renee) Marski and Thomas (Susan) Marski; and her grandchildren, Marissa, Nicole and Trenton Marski.
A memorial service was held March 11 at Johnson Funeral Home, Brookfield, followed by a private committal.
Catherine L. Shabel, 84, Fisher’s Pharmacy clerk
Catherine L. Shabel, a resident of Brookfield for 50 years, died March 6, 2006 at Chateau Center Nursing Home in Willowbrook at the age of 84.
She married Anthony Shabel, and the couple in 1956 moved to Brookfield, where they raised four daughters. Mr. Shabel preceded his wife in death in April 1972.
After his death, Ms. Shabel worked as a clerk at Fisher’s Pharmacy at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Fairview Avenue in Brookfield, retiring in 1996 after 15 years there. She was also active at St. Barbara Church as a member of the parish’s Council of Catholic Women and as a eucharistic minister. She also enjoyed playing the organ.
Ms. Shabel is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Len) Osinski, Sue (Bill) Bell, Marybeth (Wayne) Magnuson and Rene (the late Steve) Welch.
A funeral Mass was celebrated March 9 at St. Barbara Church, Brookfield, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
Johnson Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.