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in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Paul Dumproff

January 19th, 2019|

Paul Dumproff, age 89, of Union, passed away peacefully, Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Florence Nursing Home, Marengo. He was born March 28, 1929, to the late George and Helen (nee Nelson) Dumproff, in Elgin. On April 14, 1958, he married the love of his life, Betty Freund, at Sacred Heart Church, Marengo.
Paul served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He then owned the Village Trading Post for 42 years. In his free time, he…

Lois Joeann Stark

January 17th, 2019|

Lois J. Stark, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 17, 2019, at The Cottages of Fox Lake. She was born October 5, 1934, to the late Elmer and Rose (nee Laufenbuger) Williams, in Highland Park, IL. On July 3, 1954, she married the love of her life, Ralph Stark, Sr.
Lois enjoyed going to the casino and watching movies. She was also known for being an exceptional cook. More than anything, Lois loved spending time…

John Joseph Zelkovich

January 13th, 2019|

John Joseph Zelkovich, age 84, of Bull Valley, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at his home. He was born July 23, 1934, in Chicago, the son of the late Peter and Mary (Rosich) Zelkovich. On August 17, 1974, John married Kathy Leland, at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in Chicago.
Proud of his Croatian heritage, John grew up on the south side of Chicago and was an avid White Sox and Blackhawks fan. For 33 years John taught in…

Joan D. Larkin

January 9th, 2019|

Joan D. Larkin, 90, of McHenry, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 9, 2019 after complications from pneumonia. She will be greatly missed by a very large circle of family and friends.
A lifelong resident of McHenry, Joan was born on March 23, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Harry and Elvera Durland. She graduated from McHenry Community High School in 1946, and married Gerald Larkin on June 2, 1951. For many years she worked at Nye…

John P. McAndrews

January 7th, 2019|

John Patrick McAndrews, 87, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, of McHenry, IL, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family, January 7, 2019.
He was born in Chicago, IL on March 29, 1931. John graduated from Lane Tech High School, worked in the trades, served in the Army during the Korean War, then continued his career as an electrician with IBEW 134. He was married to his devoted wife, Norita McAndrews, (nee Dreyer), for 61…

Russell J. Kennedy (Johnson)

January 7th, 2019|

Russell J. Kennedy (Johnson)

Russell was born on November 19, 1966, in Chicago, IL. He passed away on January 7, 2019, in Glenwood Springs, CO.
He attended Northwestern Military Academy and Wm. Fremd High School. Russell was a carpenter by trade. He was a free spirit who loved the mountains, fishing, snow-boarding, and the outdoors.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia (Gaylord) Kennedy (nee Workman); father, Russell (Pat) Johnson;…



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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