Compassion In Your
Time of Need

Colonial is your trusted funeral home
in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Ethel Christina Nell

June 23rd, 2019|

Ethel Christina Nell, age 98, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, June 23rd.
She was born March 27, 1921, in Johnsburg, IL. Ethel was the eldest of three children of Henry M. Nell and Clara (Freund) Nell.
She was born and raised in Johnsburg. When in her twenties, Ethel and her sister moved to New Jersey. She remained employed there in wait staff management at a New Jersey Country Club until her retirement. She then moved back to the…

Lewelyn Rohleder

June 21st, 2019|

Lewelyn Rohleder, age 62, of Ingleside, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 19, 1956, to the late Norman and Carol (nee Limb) Murdock, in Cedar City, Utah.
Lewelyn grew up in Utah and moved to Illinois when she started a family. She was a worthy member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In her free time, she enjoyed baking and crocheting. More than anything, her grandchildren…

Bonnie J. Pociask

June 18th, 2019|

Bonnie J. Pociask, age 75, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 18, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and beloved cat, Binky. She was born on March 30, 1944, in Chicago, to the late Walter and Barbara (Halloran) Saran.
More than anything, Bonnie loved her family. Her most important role was being Mimi to her cherished grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and bird watching. She loved watching HGTV and Netflix…

Jacqueline "Jackie" Moore

June 13th, 2019|

Jacqueline R. “Jackie” Moore, age 64, of Island Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 13, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 15, 1955, to the late Robert and Marion (nee Stuck) Tarrance, in Chicago. On August 15, 1986, she married the love of her life, Douglas Moore, in Bensenville, Illinois.
Jackie enjoyed taking care of her flowers and feeding all the neighborhood hummingbirds. She was a kind and gentle…

Monika H. Redetzky

June 12th, 2019|

Monika H. (Meissner) Redetzky was born in Reichenbach, Germany on March 15, 1921. She passed on to encounter her next journey on June 12, 2019 with her daughter, Barbara M. Powers, and beloved family pet, Trouper, at her side.
She experienced a long and very eventful life, having fled her home during WWII and emigrating to the USA with her husband in 1951. Speaking only German, she taught herself to read and speak English, keeping her goals…

Barbara M. DeMar

June 10th, 2019|

Barbara M. DeMar, age 102, passed away at her home on Monday, June 10, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Greenwood, WI, on August 19, 1916, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (nee Shober) Kohlnhofer. In September of 1940, she married Joseph G. DeMar, Sr.
Barbara was raised on a farm in Central Wisconsin. During her lifetime, she worked very hard at everything she did including working for the war effort in Chicago. She…



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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