Compassion In Your
Time of Need

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in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Richard E. Hansen

April 19th, 2019|

Richard E. Hansen, age 72, of Johnsburg, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019. He was born August 28, 1946, to the late Emmett and Marie (nee Todd) Hansen.
Richard proudly served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Korea, working as an MP, during Vietnam. After serving in the military, Richard worked for 30 years with the Illinois Bell Telephone Company.
Richard was known throughout his neighborhood for his golf cart. He enjoyed…

Diane E. Rimmer

April 15th, 2019|

Diane E. Rimmer, 68, of Twin Lakes, WI passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2019. She was born May 25, 1950 in Chicago, IL to the late Bernard and Ethel Kolb.

On December 1, 1973 she married her loving husband, Jack Rimmer. Diane was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who valued God and her family above all things. She worked as a fourth and fifth grade teacher in the Johnsburg school district for 22 years where she…

Richard E. Cashin

April 14th, 2019|

Richard E. Cashin, age 56, of Wonder Lake, passed away at home on Sunday, April 14, 2019, after a long and very courageous battle with liver cancer. He was born March 13, 1963, to Thomas and Joyce Cashin, in Woodstock.
He is survived by his mother, Joyce Cashin; wife, Kelly Cashin; son, Richard Cashin; daughter, Kelsey Cashin; brother, Gregory (Jennifer) Cashin; and nieces: Madelyn and Allyson Cashin. He is further survived by his uncles,…

Mildred Elizabeth "Millie" Loh

April 14th, 2019|

Mildred Elizabeth “Millie” Loh, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019. She was born June 15, 1930, in Chicago.
Millie worked in Chicago as an Executive Secretary. Millie was classy and sassy. She was impeccably dressed with perfect hair and lipstick. Millie moved to McHenry with the love of her life, Ray Loh. Together, they traveled the world. Even after Ray passed, she continued to travel solo. Millie was a true fighter with grit and…

Rosalie K. Hancock

April 10th, 2019|

Rosalie K. Hancock, age 77, of McCullom Lake, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 10, 2019. She was born September 4, 1941, to the late Michael and Wanda (nee Kubicz) Kroll. On May 18, 1968, she married the love of her life, Christopher Brian Hancock, at Our Lady of Grace Church, Chicago.
Rosalie worked at LaSalle Insurance Company and Valley View Middle School before retiring from MZ II. She was an avid sports fan and loved to cheer on…

William Norton Zais

April 10th, 2019|

William Norton Zais, age 72, of Lakemoor, passed away Wednesday evening at Northwestern Medical Center in McHenry. Bill was born March 15, 1947, in Burlington, Vermont, the son of Bernard and Mary (Norton) Zais. On April 6, 1984, Bill married the love of his life, Mary Pat Hidding in Chicago. They were blessed to have just celebrated their 35th Wedding Anniversary.

Bill worked for many years as a self-employed options trader and a…



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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