Compassion In Your
Time of Need

Colonial is your trusted funeral home
in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Frank Joseph Kucharski

September 14th, 2019|

Frank Joseph Kucharski, age 79, of McHenry, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 3, 1939, to the late Jozef and Paulina (Kasiuba) Kucharski in Krzemieniec, Poland. On July 28, 1962, Frank married the love of his life, Marie Wolski, at St. Helen’s Church in Chicago.
Frank proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps, being honorably discharged as Lance Corporal. Frank…

Dorothy J. Norum

September 2nd, 2019|

Dorothy J. Norum, age 82, passed away in Barrington, with her daughter by her side, on Monday, September 2, 2019, after a short illness. She was born in Chicago on October 6, 1936.
During her early years, Dorothy was a dispatcher for the Arlington Heights Police Department and later worked and retired as a dispatcher for the Island Lake Police Department. She also owned and operated 6 Pines Wildlife. Dorothy was the matriarch of the family;…

Judith E. Miller

August 31st, 2019|

Judith E. Miller, age 74, went to be with the Lord on August 31, 2019, at White Oaks Memory Care in McHenry, IL, her husband by her side holding her hand, until 6:11a.m. when she succumbed to her long battle with Parkinson’s and Dementia. She was born April 24, 1945, in Chicago, to Edward C. and Winifred H. (Simmons) Steadman. She married her true love, Robert J. Miller, at St. Mary’s Church, McHenry, IL, on May 2, 1964. She was a homemaker and…

Kathryn A. Bauer

August 30th, 2019|

Kathryn A. Bauer, age 78, of McHenry, passed away on August 30, 2019, peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 7, 1941, in Johnsburg, IL to Henry Hiller and Lorraine Blake.

She attended McHenry East High School and graduated in 1959. She was a bank teller for McHenry State Bank, which then became First Midwest Bank for 30 years. In addition to working at the bank, she was the bookkeeper for Custom…

Linda H. Proesel

August 25th, 2019|

Linda H. Proesel, age 70, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 25, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 29, 1948, to the late Harold and Helen (nee Kelow) MacGregor, in Chicago. On August 1, 1970, she married the love of her life, George W. Proesel, at St. Mary’s Church in Fremont Center, Mundelein, Illinois.
Linda lovingly made hundreds of blankets and Afghans for family, friends, Project Linus, and many…

Mary L. Checchin

August 20th, 2019|

Mary L. Checchin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, in Woodstock, Illinois, the day before her 99th birthday. Mary was born August 21, 1920, in Amite, Louisiana to Louis and Loreta Ruffino. Mary came to Chicago in 1947 and married Ferdinando (Fred) Checchin in 1951 at Holy Rosary Church. They moved to Lakemoor in 1954 and she continued to live in the same home where she raised her family, until a few months before her passing.

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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?

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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Get Started Before Your Appointment

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.

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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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