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in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Delbert Lawson "Del" Hendrix

May 17th, 2019|

Delbert Lawson “Del” Hendrix passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Del was born in a red barn to Albert and Nellie (Hollis) Hendrix in the tiny rural community of Happy Corners, Arkansas. He was raised on a cotton farm that his father farmed with a team of horses, Dick and Dan. One of Del’s chores was to water the horses and he was always amazed by the amount of water that they could drink. Del attended a one…

Patricia Ann Slaughter

May 16th, 2019|

Patricia Ann Slaughter, age 79, of McHenry passed away peacefully on May 16, 2019 at JourneryCare Hospice in Barrington.
She was born on April 15, 1940 in Chicago, the daughter of James Hurst and Gladys (Robert) Keller.
She married Jack Slaughter on January 30, 1960 in Roselle IL.
Pat owned Stuc’s Pizza in McHenry for 13 years. She loved going to their vacation home in Adams, WI. Pat enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing with her…

Annette L. Rizzo

May 13th, 2019|

Annette L. Rizzo left us on Monday, May 13, 2019. Annette was born in Chicago, October 7, 1970, the daughter to Salvador and Patricia (nee Booss) Rizzo, Sr. She is the loving mother to Alexa, Michael and Angelique; and dear sister to Salvador and Dawn.
Family and friends were Annette’s love and joy. She was a remarkable cook and loved spending time in the kitchen, cooking for her family and friends. She also loved to attend concerts,…

Lorraine Marie Smolzer

May 12th, 2019|

Lorraine Marie (nee Vavrick) Smolzer, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Alden-Poplar Creek Rehab Center, Hoffman Estates. She was born April 27, 1935, to the late Thomas and Louise (nee Voss) Vavrick. On October 15, 1955, she married the love of her life, the late John Smolzer, in Chicago.
Lorraine was a long-time member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time with her…

Vivian E. Schutzman

May 7th, 2019|

Vivian E. Schutzman, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Valley Hi Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Des Plaines, Illinois, on February 3, 1924, the daughter of John and Irma (nee Hollman) Meister.
Vivian was a homemaker who loved to cook and bake for her family. She volunteered her time at church and for the Lutheran General Service League. Family meant everything to her and…

Richard A. Bruski

May 6th, 2019|

Richard A. Bruski, age 84, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019. He was born November 13, 1934, the son of (the late) Alexander and Mary (nee Dziadula) Bruski. On May 4, 1957, he married the love of his life, Carole Lidbury.
Richard proudly served our country in the United States Navy and then went on to work for the Chicago Police Department and retired as a Sergeant after 33 years. He went on to work as an Investigator for the McHenry County…

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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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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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