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Current Obituaries

Leonard Carl Ackerman

September 23rd, 2020|

Ackerman, Leonard Carl
Born: Feb. 7th, 1931
Died: Sep. 23rd, 2020

Leonard Carl Ackerman passed away peacefully the morning of Wednesday, September 23rd at the age of 89 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Curtis, Wisconsin to Charles and Fern Ackerman. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of more than 70 years, Phyllis (nee Bruce); children: Juanita “Mooch” (Vince) Schiavone, Brian (Cathy), Craig (Paula), & Christal “Chris…

Matt E Koivisto

September 22nd, 2020|

Matt E. Koivisto, age 57, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Tuesday evening, September 22, 2020, at JourneyCare in Barrington. Matt was born September 28, 1962, in Key West, Florida, the son of Jack and Alice (Johnson) Koivisto.

For over 30 years, Matt worked in the engineering field.

Matt enjoyed watching old western TV shows and movies, reading, horse racing, playing pool, and the Green Bay Packers. He will be greatly missed by all…

Michael John Moseley

September 21st, 2020|

Michael John Moseley passed away at Northwestern Medicine McHenry on September 21, 2020, surrounded by his wife and children.

Mike was born in Chicago on September 4, 1952, and lived most of his childhood there. He was educated in his primary years at St. Ignatius Grammar and Prep school then attended Loyola University Chicago for three years.

He enlisted (draft number 4) and served active duty in the Navy at the end of the Vietnam War…

Donna J. Bochat

September 19th, 2020|

Donna Jean Bochat, age 79, of Palatine, Illinois passed away on September 19, 2020.

She was born on February 24, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Alfred and Laurel Zacharias.

She married the love of her life, Ronald Bochat on May 6, 1961 and they spent 59 wonderful years together.

Donna is survived by her loving husband Ronald; her children Gregg (Carol) Bochat of Crystal Lake, IL, Audra (Jim) Daugherty of Wauconda, IL; her…

Marian "Susie" Monroe Beaty

September 18th, 2020|

Marian “Susie” Monroe Beaty, age 67, of McHenry passed away at NorthShore Hospital in Highland Park on September 18, 2020.

She was born on June 16, 1953 in Ohio, the daughter of Monroe and Annie Sherman. She married Ray Beaty in Woodstock on August 5, 1994 and they spend may wonderful moments together.

Susie was a true Southern Belle. She was loving, caring, kind and at times feisty. She loved her family, friends and a good Ol’ Country…

Heidi Michele Chiluk

September 18th, 2020|

On Friday, September 20, 2020, Heidi Michele (Yarmuth) Chiluk, age 46, of Wonder Lake, a wonderful wife and stepmom to six boys, passed away at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. Heidi was born September 2, 1974, in Saginaw, Michigan, the daughter of Dale and Christine (Fox) Yarmuth. Heidi married the love of her life Ron Chiluk and they enjoyed 17 wonderful years together.

Heidi was involved in marketing and client communications for a…

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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?

HOW TO PLAN A FUNERAL

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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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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