Compassion In Your
Time of Need

Colonial is your trusted funeral home
in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Robert Frank Holas

January 21st, 2021|

Robert Frank Holas, age 62, of McHenry passed away at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry on January 21, 2021 with family by his side.

He was born in Harvard, Illinois on November 28, 1958, the son of Frank and Rosemary Holas.

It is awfully hard to say goodbye to our dear brother Bob, we did not want to ever let him go! We are at peace knowing he is in heaven and all its glory, finally he can be with our Mom, Dad, Sister, Grammie, Baubi, Jeda…

Gayle R. Mitchell

January 17th, 2021|

Gayle Roberta Mitchell was born to the late William and Louise Funk on March 19, 1939 in Charleston, West Virgina. She died on January 17, 2021 in her home in McHenry, IL following a brief illness complicated by the COVID virus.

Gayle is survived by her husband of nearly 62 years, Roger D. Mitchell of Elwood, Indiana, three sons, Scott & Sally Mitchell of East Amherst, NY, Mark & Lynn Mitchell of Woodstock, IL, Matthew & Carrie Mitchell of…

Paul M. Jargstorf

January 17th, 2021|

Paul M. Jargstorf, age 73, of Johnsburg, passed away on January 17, 2021 in McHenry IL.

He was born on October 3, 1947 in Melrose Park, IL, the son of Henry and Barbara Jargstorf. He married the love of his life Karen Thorson on March 1, 1969 at St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church in LaGrange Park, IL.

Paul was a teacher at Carl Sandburg Junior High in Rolling Meadows for 35 years. He coached various sport teams at Carl Sandburg…

Alexis S. Masonberg

January 16th, 2021|

Alexis S. Masonberg, age 26, of Lake Villa, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Alexis was born December 7, 1994, at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, the daughter of Michael Masonberg and Patricia Hulsart and grew up in McHenry.

Alexis loved trying new things and was fearless and never afraid of trying anything new and adventurous. More than anything, Alexis loved her family and will always be…

Verdell "Dell" Jane (nee Didier) Woollard

January 14th, 2021|

Verdell “Dell” Jane Woollard (nee Didier) formerly Weber, age 78, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2021 at Randall Residence of McHenry.

She was born on January 23, 1942 in Evanston, the daughter of James Henry and Verdell Evelyn Didier.

Dell was a longtime resident of the Northwest suburbs until relocating to Florida in late 2000, returning to Illinois to be closer to her family in early 2017. She adored her pets especially her many…

Mary Susan DiMaggio

January 14th, 2021|

Mary Susan DiMaggio, age 81, of McHenry passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family and caring nurses.

Mary was born on November 3, 1939 in Chicago, the daughter of David and Kathleen O’Connell.

Mary preferred being called Susan because of her favorite song “Runaround Sue” by Dion DiMucci. She was a fantastic real estate agent for 20 plus years and loved seeing families in new homes. She was an avid…



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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