Compassion In Your
Time of Need

Colonial is your trusted funeral home
in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

John Ryan DeLorenzo

February 13th, 2020|


John Ryan DeLorenzo, 26, son of Sheilagh (Boyle) DeLorenzo and the late Christopher DeLorenzo, passed away last week at home in Huntley, IL.

Ryan had a big heart, an infectious smile, and the ability to captivate anyone with his presence. Though often quiet, never shy, Ryan had a natural charm and made friends wherever he went. A natural athlete, he was always up for a game of ball or a wrestling match with any…

Jeanine Ardith Richardson

February 12th, 2020|

Jeanine A. Richardson (nee Klengel) of McHenry Illinois, passed away quietly on February 12, 2020 at the age of 88, in Buffalo Grove Illinois. Jeanine was born April 3, 1931 in Chicago Illinois, to Alfred Oscar Klengel and Muriel Klengel (nee McKloska).

Jeanine grew up in the northwest side of Chicago, with her sister Charlene. She grew up to be a shy unassuming well versed young woman. Then, one spring day, in 1948, she met the love of…

Harvey Alfred May

February 10th, 2020|

Harvey A. May, born to Ed and Luella May on January 2, 1945 in Waukegan passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday, February 10, 2020 in McHenry.

A 1963 graduate of Richmond-Burton Community High School, Harvey married his high school sweetheart, Theresa Freund on January 8, 1966 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg.
Drafted into the United States Army in 1965, he served in Viet Nam until he was…

Doris G. Berner

February 8th, 2020|

Doris G. Berner, 94 of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Journeycare Care Center in Barrington, Illinois. She was born April 8, 1925 in Chicago, to her parents Emil and Selma Bessa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Thomas Berner; her two Step-sons: Tom Berner Jr and Larry Berner; her sisters: Allene, Selma, Harriet; her brother Emil and her best friend Betty.
Doris lived most of…

Ann Catherine Miller

February 6th, 2020|

Ann Catherine Miller, age 90, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 27, 1929, the daughter of Thomas and Grace (Doherty) Bolger. On May 28, 1951, she married the love of her life, George Miller, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in McHenry.
Ann lived in McHenry her entire life, was a devoted Catholic and longtime member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She loved to…

Irvin H. Becker Jr.

February 6th, 2020|

Irvin H. Becker, Jr, age 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2020, in Woodstock. He was born in Chicago on October 30, 1924, the son of Irvin H. and Alice (Charlie) Becker, Sr.
Irv (and his wife, Dottie) were devoted members of The Church of Holy Apostles and active in the H.A.S.H ministry. They were also long-time volunteers at the Villa Desiderata, where Irv was a Board Member Emeritus. In Chicago, Irv attended Lane Tech…



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.


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.



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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