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Time of Need

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in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Sarah A Oeffling

July 15th, 2018|

Sarah A. Oeffling, age 87, of McHenry, passed away July 15, 2018, at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington
She was born on February 22, 1931, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Lawrence and Beatrice Cook. She was a PFC in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On September 5, 1952 she married the love of her life, George J. Oeffling in Yokohama, Japan.
Sarah was a life member of Post 4600 VFW Auxiliary, like member of DAV, and the Women’s…

James R. "Jim" Powers

July 15th, 2018|

James R. “Jim” Powers, age 59, of McHenry, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018. He was born April 1, 1959, son of Robert and Frances (nee Kustes) Powers. On December 8, 1993, he married the love of his life, Christine Tatman.
More than anything, Jim loved spending time with his kids. He enjoyed baseball, fishing, scouting, and golfing. Jim was an avid Cubs fan and never missed an opportunity to argue with his father-in-law about how the…

Virginia M. Klaas

July 12th, 2018|

Virginia M. Klaas, age 77, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 12, 1940, the daughter of Joseph and Carolyn (nee Martin) Moore. On April 4, 1964, she married the love of her life, Robert J. Klaas in Lincolnwood, IL.
Virginia’s pride and joy was raising her 7 children. She loved her family a great deal and enjoyed spending time with them; especially her grandchildren and great…

Paul Wilson

July 6th, 2018|

Paul W. Wilson, age 60, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 6, 2018, in McHenry. He was born in Chicago on December 10, 1957 to George and Gertrude (nee Ras) Wilson. On September 18, 1993, he married the love of his life, Susan, to whom he was a caring and loving husband.
Paul was a man who would go out of his way to help anyone in need. He’d answer anyone’s call at any time of day and be there to help. He loved the water – being on it,…

Donald G. Schumann

July 3rd, 2018|

Donald G. Schumann, 65, of McHenry, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of July 3, 2018, while surrounded by loved ones. Don was preceded in death by his caring parents Rose and Norbert J. Schumann. He is survived by his children, Shayna, Jacob and Melissa; caring ex-wife Suzanne; loyal dogs, Jackson and Maddux and siblings, Gary, Laura, Debbie and Joan.
Born on September 9, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio, Don lived his own version of…

Cynthia A. Koeune

July 2nd, 2018|

Cynthia A. Koeune, age 59, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018, in Woodstock. She was born on May 22, 1959 in Chicago, the daughter of William and Juanita (nee Gray) Hubly. She married the love of her life, Tad Koeune, on November 20, 1992 at St. Mary’s Church in Des Plaines, and spent the next 25 years as his faithful and beloved wife.
Cynthia was a hard worker, spending 23 years at Baxter Health Care and enjoyed staying active and working out…



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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