Compassion In Your
Time of Need

Colonial is your trusted funeral home
in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Georgianne Chromczak

August 5th, 2020|

Georgianne Chromczak, age 60, of Johnsburg, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Georgianne was born August 30, 1959, in Chicago, the daughter of Henry J. and Pauline (Mesko) Kmack. On July 26, 1980, she married the love of her life, Henry J. Chromczak, Jr., at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights.

Georgianne was highly motivated, always excelled in everything she did. As an ‘A’ student she won…

Karen Rohn Thoma

August 2nd, 2020|

Karen Rohn Thoma, age 74, of Grayslake, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 2, 2020. She was born October 10, 1945, in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph T. and Catherine (Hart) Mahoney. On May 6, 1972, Karen married the love of her life, Michael Thoma in McHenry.

Karen was very active in her church, Lord of Glory Church in Grayslake. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, doing crafts and making lists. Above all, Karen loved the…

David Norman Weiss

August 1st, 2020|

David Norman Weiss, age 81, of Hebron, Illinois, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2020.

He was born on August 27, 1938 in Patterson, New Jersey, the son of Norman and Naomi Weiss. He married the love of his life Sharon Jo Smith, on June 27, 1959.

David is survived by his loving children Debra (Kevin) Henne of Seattle, WA, Michael Weiss of Seattle, WA, and Eric (Bobbi) Weiss of Las Cruses, New Mexico; and his grandchildren Derek Spiner…

Cora Jane Dutkiewicz

July 29th, 2020|

Cora Jane Dutkiewicz, age 53, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, on July 29, 2020, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, Illinois.

She was born February 14, 1967, in Chicago, the daughter of George and Marie Hartler. On October 28, 1989, she married Michael Dutkiewicz in Park Ridge, Illinois, and they enjoyed 30 wonderful years together.

Cora was a nurse as well as K9 Lifeline rescuer. She enjoyed Gardening, Cooking, Crafting,…

Carol Gladys Kimble

July 29th, 2020|

Carol Gladys Kimble, age 87, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully, after fighting a courageous battle against Lewy Body Dementia, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

She was born on August 24, 1932 in Crystal Lake, IL to Thomas and Gladys (Pihl) Rooney.

Carol was a loving mother and proud grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family and gardening at her home in Crystal Lake, especially her vegetable garden. Carol loved sitting and…

Linda Sprenkle

July 28th, 2020|

Linda Sprenkle, age 67, of Wonder Lake, passed away, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Journey Care in Barrington. Linda was born June 23, 1953, in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, the daughter of Chester and Ilene (Zimmerman) McNeely. On June 8, 1984, Linda married the love of her life, Loren Sprenkle, Sr., in Zion Lutheran Church, in Marengo, Illinois.

Linda worked for many years as a cafeteria Manager. She was a member of Fellowship of Faith…

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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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