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Current Obituaries

Nora M. Busse

February 15th, 2018|

Nora M. Busse, age 95, died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at JourneyCare, Woodstock. She was born October 31, 1922, in Schaumburg, the daughter of Fred and Mathilda Botterman. She was the 6th daughter and the youngest of ten children; hence the nickname “Babe” that stuck with her all her life.
On June 7, 1941, she married Marvin H. Busse of Elk Grove Township. They celebrated their 72nd anniversary just a week before he died at the age of 96 on…

Peggy A. Knight

February 14th, 2018|

Peggy A. Knight, age 62, died on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. She was born in Chicago on July 31, 1955, the daughter of Herbert and Shirley (Thompson) Schodtler.
Peggy was a proud mother and college graduate of Western Illinois University, class of ’78. She was a loving, caring, welcoming, and compassionate person who would go out of her way to help anyone. She loved to dance, especially to the oldies. If you needed a deal on anything, she…

Marian V. Cone

February 13th, 2018|

Marian V. Cone, age 95, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Marian was born April 4, 1922, to the late James and Margaret (nee Mead) Lynch.
Marian retired from Woodstock Die Casting. She loved playing Bingo, dancing, and socializing. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her loving son, Craig (Bonnie) Cone; dear grandchildren: Brittany Cone, Angela (Nathan) Green and Vaughn (Tracy) West; and…

Janet E. Adams

February 13th, 2018|

Janet E. Adams, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Woodstock on March 12, 1940, the daughter of John and Frances (Kiltz) Emery.
Janet was a graduate of Woodstock High School, Class of 1958. She went on to graduate from the Methodist Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, MN in 1961. From 1962 to 1964, she worked as an office nurse for Dr. Stahlecker and then from 1962 to 2007 she…

Vernon M. Freund

February 12th, 2018|

Vernon M. Freund, age, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born in Johnsburg on May 16, 1924, at his parent’s farm.
Vernon was a farmer in Johnsburg until he went into construction. He eventually retired and retained a “gold member” status at the Local 150 for over fifty years. He also worked for District 156 doing maintenance for the athletic department and received an honorable mention…

Allan A. Nostwick

February 11th, 2018|

Allan A. Nostwick, age, 86, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Chicago on June 29, 1931, the son of Trygve and Florence Nostwick. On September 23, 1961, he married the love of his life Hildegard Bӧrgmann, at Queen of All Saints Church, IL.
When Allan was a young boy at the age of 11 or 12, he started using HAM Radio. He eventually became a radio operator for the United States Navy. He was an…

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The staff of Colonial Funeral Home believes a funeral is a time to honor the life of the deceased and celebrate the heritage of their family. We strive to make each funeral a respectful, fulfilling experience that meets the unique needs of each family.

Family owned and operated by Robert & Darlene Mrachek, Colonial Funeral Home provides comfort to families in their time of need.

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The Bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

My Loved One Just Passed, What Next?

Planning a funeral can be overwhelming. What happens next? There are so many questions. Where do you start?

Rest assured, the staff at Colonial will help you make all the preparations necessary. We understand what you’re going through and will make the process as smooth as possible for you during this difficult time.

We’ll help answer questions such as:

  • What are the items that need to be taken care of?

  • How much does a funeral cost?

  • Is cremation a less expensive option?

  • What happens to my loved one’s body when you take it?

HOW TO PLAN A FUNERAL

Testimonials

We are so grateful for the support and compassion you offered us during the unexpected death of our father. We were all in shock and did not have any experience in how to plan a funeral. You helped us through every part of the arrangements, answered all our questions and made us comfortable in the process. We trusted your recommendations and everything turned out just beautiful. We were touched by your kindness. You made this difficult experience so much easier to handle. Thank you again for the wonderful services that you offer.
Scott E.
The staff and service was outstanding, so respectful and a warm and caring feeling they gave to me and my family. My family and I can’t say enough about their service. In a time of need you couldn’t go to a better funeral home. I will highly recommend them.
Roberta N.
Our mom was in hospice for a year. It was such a gift to see her looking so beautiful as she did before falling ill was such a gift. The staff was exceptional. We would highly recommend to all.
Carol B.
The funeral director and entire staff was so helpful, kind, caring and very professional. I cannot express the gratitude I feel for them. The service was outstanding and very caring. Everyone was very passionate about all our needs. I will be forever grateful for their wonderful service to me and my family.
Bobbie J.
We had 2 deaths in our family very close together and everyone has been excellent and very accommodating to our very personal needs. I will not only use them in the future, but also will recommend this business to any and every one. I could not have asked for anything more, they were amazing.
Heather C.
The funeral director that helped us with the arrangements was very professional and compassionate. He made suggestions to help us at a time we could not think clearly and was very patient with us. Everyone there was wonderful and expressed their sincere sorry. We really appreciate it at this very difficult time. We would highly recommend using their services!
James P.

Questions?

We understand you have many questions about what to do next. Please call us or take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for guidance on making arrangements for your loved one’s funeral.

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Pre-Planning

Pre-planning your funeral takes all the burden off your loved ones in their time of grief. We will help you plan your funeral and provide the necessary support and guidance when the time arrives.

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