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in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Edward W. Schultz

July 15th, 2019|

Edward W. Schultz, age 74, of McHenry, passed away at his home on Monday, July 15, 2019. He was born in Chicago on September 16, 1944, the son of Edward Vernon and Florence (Tomlin) Schultz. On June 21, 1969, he married (the late) Janey D. Shadrick.
Edward is survived by his son, David Schultz; grandchildren: Natalie V. Schultz and Jackson A. Schultz.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Florence; wife: Janey and son Jeffrey.

Brad D. Johnson

July 15th, 2019|

Brad D. Johnson, age 60, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019, from a short, but hard fought battle with cancer. He was born in Woodstock, IL. on July 13, 1959, the son of Harold C. and Emily M. (Ehmke) Johnson.
Brad enjoyed spending time outdoors and sitting by the bonfire. He found great joy in working with his hands; especially while restoring old vehicles and woodworking. Brad once made a bass guitar from a fallen tree. In his free time,…

Jerry O’Hearn

July 12th, 2019|

Jerry O’Hearn, age 74, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 in McHenry. He was born in Chicago on January 12, 1945, the son of Jerry and Bessie (Mandel) O’Hearn. On December 4, 1976, he married the love of his life, Patricia Herzberg, in Crystal Lake, IL.
Jerry’s favorite sport was golf. He worked with doors and hardware for many years and was an architectural hardware consultant. Jerry belonged to Shepherd of the Hills church. He will be…

Dolores "Dori" Tonyan

July 7th, 2019|

Dolores ‘Dori’ Tonyan of McHenry died Sunday, July 7th, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Dori was born April 11th, 1935, the youngest child of eight to Arthur and Laura (nee Young) Smith. She resided in McHenry her entire life. On May 29th, 1957 she married the love of her life William Tonyan, Jr. at St. Mary’s Church, McHenry. With her husband Bill, she wintered at Grenelefe, Haines City, FL and enjoyed many family trips “up north” to…

Monty Keith McLean

July 7th, 2019|

Monty Keith McLean, age 52, of Wonder Lake, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at JouneyCare, Barrington, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 27, 1967, to the late Billy and Fonda (nee Petri) McLean, in Skokie.
Monty was raised in McHenry and was in the graduating class of 1985. He was great dad who enjoyed to fish and go to Cubs games with his son, Riley. He was a dedicated son to his father and helped him when he became ill. He…

Joyce Ann Houge

July 4th, 2019|

Joyce Ann Houge, age 76, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, July 4, 2019. She was born July 3, 1943, to the late Stanley and Marguerite (nee Dorniden) Campbell, in St. Paul, MN.

Joyce liked spending time outside gardening and being on the water boating and water skiing. In her free time, she enjoyed gambling and playing pinochle. More than anything, Joyce adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spent every…



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?



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.


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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We have several forms you’ll need to fill out at your first appointment. To help you save time, fill out the forms ahead of time in the comfort of your own home.



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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