Compassion In Your
Time of Need

Colonial is your trusted funeral home
in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Anne "Muriel" Oleszczuk

March 15th, 2018|

Anne “Muriel” Oleszczuk, age 93, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 15, 2018. She was born May 18, 1924, to the late Meredith and Annie (nee Powell) Llewellyn. On August 13, 1945, she married the love of her life Kazimierz “Kazik” Oleszczuk.
Anne “Muriel” Llewellyn Oleszczuk grew up in a farming family in the town of Ystradfellte, Wales. In 1943 while on her milk route in Parkmill, she met Kazimierz “Kazik” Oleszczuk, a…

Peter J. Kasper, Sr.

March 8th, 2018|

Peter J. Kasper, Sr., age 86, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 24, 1931, the son of Simeon and Marie (nee Buck) Kasper. On August 25, 1973, he married Lois C. Brefeld at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McHenry
Peter worked out of his home doing appliance repair for 10 years before becoming part owner of Carey Appliance for 40 years. He also worked as a nuclear technician…

Phyllis Rosalie Rosko

March 8th, 2018|

Phyllis R. Rosko, age 96, of Ringwood, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 8, 2018. She was born February 8, 1922, to the late Charles and Rosalie (nee Orb) Wiedbusch. On August 19, 1944, she married the love of her life, Joseph Rosko.
Phyllis was a longtime volunteer at the Pink Door, volunteering each week. She enjoyed playing pinochle and frequently visiting the senior center. Phyllis loved vacationing to Florida. She will be…

Randy Lew Harkins

March 5th, 2018|

Randy Lew Harkins, age 64, of McHenry, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 17, 1953, to the late Clarence and Eugene (nee Wright) Harkins. On June 1, 2017, he married the love of his life, Jamie Ericksen Harkins.
Randy was a Captain for American Airlines for over 35 years. In his younger years, he professionally raced motor cross. His entire life he loved flying, boating, and riding…



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.


Get Started Before Your Appointment

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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