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Time of Need

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in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Adrienne J. Basara

May 21st, 2018|

Adrienne J. Basara, age 88, of McHenry, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. She was born July 9, 1929, to the late William and Lillian (nee Stricker) Hasman. On July 17, 1948, she married the love of her life, Daniel Basara.
She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Daniel; beloved sons: Bruce (Robin) and Brent (Marie); dear grandchildren: Jeffrey, Justin, Bryce, Taylor, and Travis; and cherished great-grandchildren: Joseph,…

Shirley A. King

May 20th, 2018|

Shirley A. King, age 78, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 20, 2018. She was born February 24, 1940, to the late Darrell and Lena (Chaney) Harris.
Shirley was known for her love of gardening and delicious baking. In her free time, she enjoyed shopping. Most of all though, Shirley loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her loving children: Darrell King,…

Evelyn A. Link

May 18th, 2018|

Evelyn A. Link, age 99, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Friday, May 18, 2018, at Alden Terrace. She was born September 18, 1918, the daughter of Math and Emma (nee Behm) Wagner. On February 7, 1953, she married the love of her life, the late Herman Link.
Services will be held privately by the family.

Clifford Charles Wagner

May 18th, 2018|

Clifford Charles Wagner, age 65, of Vickery drive in Maiden, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018. He was born May 4, 1953, to the late Charles and Doris (nee Bellamy) Wagner. On December 19, 1997, he married the love of his life, Mary Zabinski.
Clifford was a veteran of the US Air Force. He worked as a computer programmer for Motorola. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Mary;…

Nancy Loesch

May 18th, 2018|

Nancy J. Loesch, age 74 of McCullom Lake, passed away peacefully on Friday May 18, 2018. She was born on January 23, 1944, the daughter of Clifford (Shirley) Anderson. On August 31, 1963, Nancy married the love of her life, Kenneth Loesch.
Among many things, Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved bowling, camping, bingo, reading, playing kismet, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family….

Catherine "Katie" Dehn

May 17th, 2018|

Catherine Dehn, age 87, of Johnsburg, died peacefully on May 17, 2018 at home with the love of family and friends surrounding her.
Kate(Katie, Maizie) is survived by her children: Carol(Rick) Wakitsch, John(Cheryl) Dehn, Joe(Shelly) Dehn, Mark( Rhonda) Dehn, Sue( Ron Siverling) Dehn; grandchildren: Heather(Steve) Nethaway, Kelly(Benji) Winkelman, Eric McGregor, Jane Wakitsch, Karin(Chris) Jackowiak, Ryan McGregor, Jake(Kathy) Wakitsch, Matthew…



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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