Brian Parduhn Obituary

Brian William Parduhn
Brian William Parduhn

July 6, 1949 - November 23, 2018
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Glen Ellyn, IL


Brian William Parduhn, 69, of Grand Beach and Glen Ellyn, passed away at his home on November 23 from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Brian was born in Chicago on July 6, 1949 to Herman and Dorothy Goggin Parduhn and spent his early years in Marquette Park. He attended MacKay Grammar School, Morgan Park Academy, and Loyola University, where he earned a BA in Philosophy. Most of his adult life was spent in the Palos area, where he coached for Palos Heights Recreation, Palos Park Recreation, Palos Youth Baseball, and Our Lady of the Woods parish sports. The family business, GH Meiser & Company was his life's work, following in the footsteps of his beloved father. He was a lifeong scholar of philosophy, with a focus on the Germans, especially Hegel and Heidegger. His wife Linda accompanied him on many Philosophers Tours of Germany. In addition to travel, Brian attended many Grateful Dead shows over the years, and was a devotee of their music. On Sunday afternoons he never missed a Bears game.

Brian is survived by his wife of 39 years, Linda Michener Parduhn, daughter Emily and son in law Shaun Hague, son Philip and daughter in law Michelle Szeszycki Parduhn, two granddaughters Daphne June and Cora Skye Hague, brother Bruce (Rose) Parduhn, brother in law Jim Michener, cherished aunt Barbara Goggin, nephew Mike Parduhn, niece Debbie Parduhn Shipman, and many cousins. Throughout his illness he so appreciated the support of his oldest friend David (Joan) Beleckis, with whom he grew up and roomed with early in life.

A celebration of life will be held on December 15 from 12-3 PM at DOC Wine Bar, Lombard, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Team Gleason Foundation, or to the ALS Association of Chicago,




Celebration of Life
Brian William Parduhn
203 Yorktown Center
Lombard, Illinois 60148
Saturday, December 15, 2018
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Team Gleason Foundation
PO Box 24493
New Orleans, LA 70184
ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter
220 West Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654