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Time of Need

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in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Thomas "Tom" Peters

January 25th, 2020|

Thomas “Tom” Peters, of Johnsburg, IL, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at home surrounded by his family on January 25, 2020 at the age of 63.
Born on October 15, 1956, Tom was one of six children and grew up in Franklin Park and Rosemont, IL. He married Pamela Settles on June 7, 1980. They moved to Johnsburg, IL in 1991 and began their business American Custom Woodworking in 1994.
Tom was very proud of the business and…

Lorraine (Lori) S. Leland

January 20th, 2020|

Lorraine Leland age 95 passed away January 20, 2020. She was born on August 10, 1924 to Anthony and Caroline Stephan in Buffalo New York On May 25, 1946 she married the love of her life, William (Bill) Leland, in Buffalo. They were married for 56 years before his passing in 2002. Their wonderful marriage together opened so many adventures and challenges for her and moves to many states including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, South…

Martha Kaye Peters

January 19th, 2020|

Martha Kaye Peters, nee Thennes, age 76, passed away on January 19, 2020, at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. Martha was born July 5, 1943 to Ed and Agnes Thennes. She wed her best friend and love of her life, James Peters on June 8, 1974 in McHenry.

Martha was honored by the McHenry Business & Professional Women Assoc. as “Woman of the Year” for her work in creating Fall Diddly Craft Fair, which to date has raised hundreds of…

Joanne T. Brefeld

January 18th, 2020|

Joanne T. Brefeld, age 88, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday morning, January 18, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Joanne was born April 25, 1931, and raised in Richmond, the daughter of William and Ottila (Hiller) Stilling. On October 6, 1956, Joanne married, Paul R. Brefeld at St. Joseph Catholic Church, then moved to McHenry where she worked and they raised their family of four. She worked at and retired from…

Timothy Andrew Romanoski

January 17th, 2020|

Timothy Andrew Romanoski, age 23, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 17, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, the result of a motorcycle accident. Tim was born August 15, 1996, in McHenry, the son of Daniel and Susan (Jensen) Romanoski.
Tim was a graduate of McHenry West High School, and currently a student at Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix.
Tim is survived by his parents, Daniel and Susan Romanoski; sister, Nicole…

Jeffrey Michael Schnell

January 16th, 2020|

Jeffrey Michael Schnell, age 63, passed away on January 16, 2020 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. He was born on July 3, 1956 to Richard and Virginia Schnell in Chicago.

Jeffrey was a loving father who enjoyed drawing, art and creating signs for small businesses in his spare time. Some of his fondest memories were of riding his motorcycles with his friends and his father. He was also an avid Bears and Blackhawks fan.

Jeffrey was…

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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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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.

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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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