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Current Obituaries

Kathie Ann Saunders (nee Larson)

April 10th, 2021|

Kathie Ann Saunders, age 71, of McHenry passed away on April 10, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry.

She was born on June 1, 1949 in Berwyn, Illinois, to Robert and Theresa (O’Connor) Larson. Kathie married her late husband : Bob Saunders in April of 1974 in Woodstock IL.

Kathie loved reading autobiographies, playing games, putting puzzles together and Baskin Robins ice cream. When she wasn’t busy baking and trying out her new…

Bernhard Stach

April 10th, 2021|

Bernhard Stach, age 82 of McHenry, IL formerly of Hanover Park passed away on April 10, 2021. He was born on September 11, 1938 to Albert & Bertha Stach in Germany.

Bernhard enjoyed working as a plumber for over 50 years. He was known as Opa to his grandchildren, Alexzander and Zachary who meant the world to him. His wife and grandchildren were the loves of his life. Bernhard was loved by many and will be sorely missed.

Bernhard is…

Ida Mariaelena Carey

April 9th, 2021|

Ida Mariaelena Carey, age 67, of McHenry, passed away Friday evening, April 9, 2021, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, surrounded by her loving family.

Ida was born June 7, 1953, in Cadwell, Idaho, the daughter of George Sr. and Grace (Garcia) Franco.

On March 31, 1972, Ida married the love of her life, Wayne P. Carey.

Ida was a devoted wife and loving mother. She loved spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren. …

Gus A. Poulos

April 9th, 2021|

Born in Partheni, Greece

Gus A. Poulos age 91 passed away in his own bed April 9, 2021. Loving and devoted husband to Angie (née Chious) for 64 years. Loving and devoted father to Andrew Poulos and Elaine(Steve) Sinclair and cherished Papou to Dean and Dale Sinclair. Loving brother to Kaliope (George) Darras, William (Helen) Poulos and Mary (William) Schlau. Brother in law to John Chious. Favorite Uncle and Cousin to many.

Born to…

Janice Morgan

April 8th, 2021|

Janice Morgan, age 80, of McHenry passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Journey Care in Barrington IL, surrounded by her loving family.

Janice was born on January 25, 1941 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Albert and Ann Carlson.

Janice is survived by her children: Mark Morgan, Dawn Morgan, Donna Morgan, and Derk Morgan, as well as her sister Joyce Kitzman; grandchildren: Kent Pleva, Chad Pleva, Anne Boring, Krystina Morgan, Amber…

Robert A. Hoffman

April 5th, 2021|

Robert A. Hoffman, age 77 of McHenry passed away on April 5, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Chicago on April 4, 1944, the son of Edward and Evelyn Hoffman. Robert married his beloved wife Barbara Kinateder on June 11, 1966 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Skokie, IL.

Robert was a teacher at Marian Central Catholic and Stevenson high schools. He was a past owner and pilot at Windy City Balloon Port in Fox…



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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