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Current Obituaries

Gerald "Jerry" Fraser

November 30th, 2020|

Jerry was born in Chicago on November 18, 1936, to William and Alice (Schulz) Fraser. He died peacefully at home in his sleep on Monday, November 30, 2020. On October 7, 1995, Jerry married the love of his life, Jeanne Dole in The Church of Holy Apostles in McHenry.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Jeanne (Dole) Fraser; daughters: Laura Krausen (Jim) and Jessica Blaul; grandchildren: Campbell Krausen and Henry Blaul;…

Colleen M. Rogers

November 29th, 2020|

Colleen M. Rogers, age 63, of McHenry passed away on November 29, 2020 at her home.

She was born on February 8, 1957 in Woodstock, IL the daughter of Jerome and Dolores Rogers.

Colleen obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Peer Counseling from Sagamon State University in Springfield Illinois. Prior to becoming a Special Education teacher, she worked for Easter House in Chicago as an adoption counselor and later founded Family Resources, an…

Allen G. Freund

November 28th, 2020|

Allen G. Freund, age 70, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Journey Care in Barrington.

Allen was born on January 17, 1950 in Woodstock, Illinois, the son of Irvin L. and Marie C. Freund.
Al married Linda L. Schultz on April 15, 1972 at St. Mary Catholic Church in McHenry, IL

Al was a lifelong resident of McHenry where he graduated from St. Mary’s Grade School (Montini) and Marian Central Catholic High…

Lorene S. Martin

November 25th, 2020|

Lorene S. Martin, 88, of McHenry, IL died peacefully Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born on September 25, 1932 in Layman, KY, the daughter of the late Alva Skidmore and Snobia (Simpson) Skidmore.

Lorene was united in Marriage to Michael Robert Martin on April, 26, 1952 in Chicago, IL. Michael died January 7, 2002.

She enjoyed quilting and being with her family. Lorene was a loving devoted wife…

Marie L. Yori

November 23rd, 2020|

Marie L. Yori, age 97 of Crystal Lake IL, passed away on November 23, 2020 at Valley Hi Nursing and Rehab in Woodstock, IL.

She was born on May 6, 1923 in Willisville, Illinois, the daughter to Anna Holmes.

Marie grew up on a farm in Southern Illinois. When she was a teenager, she moved to Highwood, Illinois where she later met her husband Fernando “Dusty” Yori. After getting married, they moved to Ankeny, Iowa to be close to Dusty’s…

Leroy "Lee" Franklin Mingus

November 23rd, 2020|

Leroy “Lee” Franklin Mingus, age 85 of Lakewood IL, passed away on November 23, 2020 at Fox Point Manor in McHenry, IL.

He was born on December 28, 1934 in Peoria, IL the son of Walter and Alice Mingus.

He graduated from Bradley University with a business degree, and served as a Captain fighter pilot in the United States Air Force . He worked as a commercial airline pilot for Eastern Airlines and retired at age 55. He had an open door…

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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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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.

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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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