Ed Powers

Francis Edmund “Ed” Powers, 74, of Bartlett, formerly of Oak Park, died on July 23, 2018. Born on May 18, 1944 in Reading, Pennsylvania to Francis E. and Jessie E. (nee Wright) Powers, the family moved to Oak Park a few years later. He attended St. Edmund Elementary School and Oak Park and River Forest High School. Afterward, he began working at the Chicago Board of Trade, a job he loved for 43 years. He enjoyed sports, weather, and every animal he ever met. He looked forward to the time he spent with family. A special person, he will be missed by many.

Ed Powers is survived by his siblings, Sarah (Robert) Lessman, Timothy (Susan) Powers, and Melissa Powers (Stephen Piucci); his niece and nephews, Kate, Tim, Sean and Joe; and his great-niece, Violet. 

Visitation and funeral Mass were held on July 28 at St. Edmund Church, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

His family appreciates memorial donations to St. Edmund Church or to the ASPCA. 

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

Edwin Rann, 91

Longtime member of Ascension Holy Name Bowling League

Edwin J. Rann, 91, of Northlake, formerly of Oak Park, died on July 27, 2018. Born on March 12, 1927, he was a member of the Ascension Holy Name Bowling League, serving as secretary-treasurer, for 45 years. 

Edwin Rann was the husband of the late Mildred T. (nee Fearon) and the late Joan (nee Hartnett); the father of Patricia (John) Cheney and Richard (Eileen) Rann; the grandfather of Elizabeth (Andrew) Grzeszczak, Timothy (Melissa) Rann, Claire (fiancé, Graeme Lazarus) Rann, the late Megan Cheney, and the late Caitlin Cheney; great-grandfather of Sebastian; brother of the late John A. (the late Mary Rose) Rann Jr. and Mary Ellen Rann; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 3 until 9 p.m. at Oak Park’s Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St. and on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 9 a.m. until time of Mass, 10 a.m., at Villa Scalabrini, 480 N. Wolf Rd. in Northlake (parking available in North Lot off of Palmer Ave.), with interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorials to Misericordia for the benefit of the Music Program or to the Little City Foundation ChildBridge Center for Education. 

Additional information is available at www.drechslerbrownwilliams.com or 708-383-3191.

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