Compassion In Your
Time of Need

Colonial is your trusted funeral home
in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Randall "Randy" Funk

September 24th, 2018|

Randall (Randy) Lee Funk, Sr., 71, of McHenry passed away peacefully, Monday, September 24, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Randy was born on September 30, 1946, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Merwin and Elsie (Kilts) Funk. He graduated from Wayland High School in 1964, enlisted in the United States Navy, and served in Vietnam. He met his wife, Karen (daughter of Don and Betty Justen, Ringwood) while stationed at Glenview Naval Station…

Linda Marie Hauri

September 22nd, 2018|

Linda Marie Hauri, age 70, of Hebron, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
She was born in Libertyville on May 31, 1948, to the late William and Ruth (Bockelman) Meyer.
On May 11, 1968, she married the love of her life, William “Skip” Hauri.
Linda had a love for horses. She was an avid fisherman and enjoyed talking about her pontoon boat, “The Seahag”. She has proudly managed the McCullom Lake Hunt Club since her and Skip took it…

Frank A. Serpico

September 21st, 2018|

Frank A. Serpico, age 84, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018. He was born in Chicago, on May 18, 1934, the son of Frank J. and Emma (Ranallo) Serpico. On May 29, 1957, he married the love of his life, Jeanne Burghard.
Frank worked with his father to design and engineer Alexian Brothers Hospital, Villa Scalabrini, and various other buildings in Chicago. He was also a stockbroker for over 30 years and upon retirement enjoyed building…

Christine "Chris" Campo

September 21st, 2018|

Christine “Chris” A. Campo, 62, McHenry resident and owner of Fantasy Factory was reunited with her husband (Charles L. Campo) in heaven on September 21, 2018, just 9 days after their 17th wedding anniversary. She passed away peacefully after a visit from her children at Journey Care in Woodstock.

Christine lived life to the fullest and touched the lives of many. As a teenager she attended McHenry West Campus high school. In the start of…

Delmar T. Borta

September 16th, 2018|

Delmar Thomas Borta, age 86, passed away peacefully in his Wonder Lake home on Sunday, September 16th. Delmar was born on June 1, 1932 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Thomas Adam & Edna Jacqueline (nee Hoffman) Borta. Delmar is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Viola (nee Rose), his daughters Kathleen Del Boettcher (Mark) and Diane Rose O’Brien, his sons, Steven John Borta (Bev), Thomas Robert Borta (Lisa), and Kenneth Ronald Borta,…

Darnell G. Jones

September 14th, 2018|

Darnell George Jones, age 69, of North Chicago, passed away peacefully Friday, September 14, 2018. He was born June 29, 1949, cherished son of late George D. and Norma (nee Ferrara) Jones.
Darnell attended St. Patrick’s School and graduated from McHenry High School in 1967. He was known for performing in plays, participating in politics, and making friends. He attended the University of Tennessee and served in the US Army. He was a partner…



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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