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Stephen C. Spoden

July 25, 2022


Stephen C. Spoden, age 73, lifelong Lombardian, passed away July 25, 2022, at his home.

Steve was the dear son of the late Raymond and and the late Leona Spoden; dear brother of Dennis (Mary) of St. Charles and Kenneth (Sheryl) of Missouri; cherished uncle of Jeremy (Mo), Ryan (Hanh), Laura (Kevin), Dan (Victoria) and Sheree; great-uncle of 10; nephew of Dolores (the late Warren) Henderson of Glen Ellyn; and friend and relative of many.

Steve was a 1968 graduate of Glenbard East High School and a graduate of the Chicago Academy of Fine Art.

Steve loved being outside.  He enjoyed vacationing in North Dakota, biking, canoeing, astronomy and other outdoor activities.  Steve was a excellent photographer.  Steve was a member of the Lombard Historical Society. 

Steve started working at the Lombardian Newspaper in 1968; he was their photographer for over 50 years.  He loved his job, which allowed him to get to know people in the community.  Steve enjoyed taking photos of Lombard’s residents and community activities, including the Lombardian’s sports page.  During the course of his work, he spent a lot of time with the Lombard Police and Fire Departments.

A Visitation will be held Friday, July 29, 2022, from 4-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 30, at 10:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Lombard Historical Society, 23 W. Maple Street, Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated.

Info or 888-629-0094.


July 29, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brust Funeral Home
135 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148

Funeral Service
July 30, 2022

10:00 AM
Brust Funeral Home
135 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148

Interment following funeral service
July 30, 2022

Mount Carmel Cemetery
1400 S. Wolf Rd.
Hillside, IL 60162


Lombard Historical Society
23 W. Maple Street, Lombard IL 60148

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