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Time of Need

Colonial is your trusted funeral home
in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Arnold C. Diedrich

August 16th, 2018|

Arnold Clarence Diedrich, age 70, of Ringwood, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Woodstock, on May 11, 1948, the son of Elmer J. and Cecilia (nee Lenzen) Diedrich. On March 24, 1973, he married Barbara Knuth at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake.
Arnie worked for George Hiller & Son Construction and 3 other construction companies; including working for himself for a few years. He…

Nicholas "Nick" Bishop

August 11th, 2018|

Nicholas “Nick” J. Bishop, age 25, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 11, 2018, in Libertyville. He was born in McHenry on February 28, 1993, the son of (the late) William Joseph and Charlene (nee Fardoux) Bishop
Nick was a kind and gentle person who was mischievous in a fun, joking manner. He loved to fish, loved fixing things; like cars and even rebuilt his own bicycle. He loved his family very much and will be sorely missed by all…

Violamae Walker

August 7th, 2018|

Violamae Walker, age 72, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 7, 2018. She was born January 15, 1946, to the late Peter and Viola (Aumann) Aitken. On July 13, 1968, she married the love of her life, Daniel Walker, Sr., and they enjoyed fifty years of marriage.
Violamae was a member of the Women of the Moose in McHenry. She loved to sew and crochet, but most of all loved spending time with her grandchildren. Each week, she…

Susan Mary Glunz

August 7th, 2018|

Susan Mary Glunz, 1943-2018, beloved daughter of Thomas Roderick Hughson and Eleanor Caroline Hughson (Funk). Susan passed away after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s in McHenry, IL at age 75 on August 7th.

A life-long lover of dogs and cats. She was a loyal supporter and leader in the Girls Scouts. Provided extraordinary end of life care for her late, David A. Glunz. A generous, caring, devoted, upbeat, and involved person.

Survived by…

Robert Hiller

August 7th, 2018|

Robert Hiller, age 75, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was born February 28, 1943, to the late Joseph and Geraldine (Engles) Hiller. On August 30, 1969, he married the love of his life, Christine Sieben, at St. John the Baptist Church, Johnsburg, IL.

Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was dedicated to his Catholic faith & family. He worked for ComEd for 37 years before retiring & then taking on…

Anthony "Tony" Pintozzi, Sr.

August 6th, 2018|

Anthony “Tony” Pintozzi, Sr., age 87, of McHenry, passed away peacefully August 6, 2018, with his wife by his side. Tony was born on February 24, 1931, to the late Charles and Maria (Meccia) Pintozzi. On November 29, 1952, he married the love of his life, Maureen Etten, at St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Chicago.
Tony grew up in Chicago and attended St. Rita of Cascia High School. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great…



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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