The Brust family has called Lombard home for 7 generations dating back to the 1840’s. As a result, dedication to serving and improving the community has been a vital piece of the Brust family, even when Lombard was a small farming town.
Jack Brust founded numerous groups in town serving as president in multiple organizations. Jack Brust founded the DuPage County Funeral Directors Association as well as the Lombard Chamber of Commerce. He served as president of a number of organizations, including the Lions Club, Friends of Helen Plum Library, Lombard YMCA, and the Rotary Club; and was involved with the Log Cabin Committee, the Sheldon Peck Homestead, the Maple Street Chapel Fund, the Lombard Historical Society and the Lilac Festival Parade, to name a few. Jack also founded Brust Carol Stream Funeral Home which his son, Jim Brust, operates today.
Jack's tireless work ethic, commitment to their town and desire to provide superior funeral service continues, as is tradition, in every family we serve.
John Brust, current owner and third generation, joined the family business in the 1970’s. John and his wife Karen have four children, Kate, John, Maggie and Ted, as well as five grandchildren. As is the Brust way, John and Karen currently reside in Lombard, their home.
In addition to taking over the Main Street location, John purchased Villa Park Funeral Home at 305 S. Princeton Ave, in Villa Park, one block south of the library, in the 1990’s. John continues the Brust commitment to improving the town in which he resides. He served as president and member of many organizations, including Board of Trustees of Partnership for Educational Progress, the school board at St. John’s Lutheran school, the Lombard Historical Commission, Jaycees, United Way, the YMCA, Board of Governors at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and coached his four children in various sports.
Karen works as the bookkeeper. Both her and John have set an example for their children on how to provide excellent service to families.
Ted Brust, John’s youngest son and fourth generation, is eager to take up the family business in town. He looks forward to continuing the Brust tradition of serving families in the community.
As a family, we like to get involved in our community. If we can be of assistance to you or your community group, please let us know. We welcome the opportunity to be of service.