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in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Rosemary Kolosick

March 18th, 2019|

Rosemary Kolosick, age 76, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly on Monday morning, March 18, 2019 at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. Rosemary was born December 24, 1942, in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph and Constance (Costa) Sapore. On June 4, 1966, she married Paul Kolosick, Jr., in St. Williams Catholic Church in Chicago.
Rosemary was a great cook and enjoyed baking. She will always be remembered for her wonderful lasagna and…

Wilburn M. "Ike" Isaacson

March 18th, 2019|

Wilburn M. “Ike” Isaacson, age 93, of McHenry, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Journey Care Hospice in Woodstock. Ike was born October 25, 1925 in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, the son of Wilburn and Anne (DeLappe) Isaacson. After graduating high school, Ike proudly served our country during World War II, serving in the United States Navy. On December 26, 1949, Ike married the former Gladys LaBorde in Washington.
Ike worked for Lakeland…

Helen K. Schmitt

March 15th, 2019|

Helen K. Schmitt, age 92, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 in Woodstock, IL. She was born in Volo, IL on April 6, 1926, the daughter of Mathias and Katherine (Diedrich) Brown. On June 23, 1948 she married (the late) Richard Schmitt, at St. Peter’s in Volo.
Helen loved to play cards, dominoes, pinochle, King’s Korner and Scrabble, according to the Schmitt family rules. She enjoyed crocheting, baking and making caramel corn for all her friends…

Bette Jeanette O’Brien

March 10th, 2019|

Bette J. O’Brien, 96, of McHenry, died comfortably on March 10th, 2019, at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock. Born January 21, 1923, in McHenry, she is predeceased by her husband, William J. O’Brien and her brother Bernard (Bernie) Buss.

Bette was a selfless mother and homemaker, raising six children while working as a bookkeeper/accountant for various local businesses in McHenry, and as a secretary at Marian Central Catholic High School in…

Eugene "Gene" Miller

March 9th, 2019|

Eugene J. Miller, age 94, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 26, 1924, to the late John and Anna (nee Jung) Miller, in Ringwood, Illinois. On April 28, 1984, he married the love of his life, Clarice.
Gene was a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during World War II. Gene truly embraced the term, living life to the fullest. His knack to live and…

Samuel "Sam" Rio

March 2nd, 2019|

Samuel J. “Sam” Rio, age 71, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully, March 2, 2019. He was born March 7, 1947, to the late Joseph Sr, and Josephine (nee Mannone) Rio. On September 7, 1968, he married the love of his life, Christine Scaccia, at St. Beatrice Church, Schiller Park.
Sam loved golfing and went every day he could. He also enjoyed boating in his free time. Sam will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his…

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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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