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Time of Need

Colonial is your trusted funeral home
in McHenry, Illinois

Current Obituaries

Elmo James Meis

July 2nd, 2020|

Elmo James Meis, age 81, of Woodstock, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at his home. Elmo was born July 11, 1938, in Grainfield, Kansas, the son of Adolph and Celestina (Brungardt) Meis.

Following high school, Elmo proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp, being honorably discharged in November of 1961. On October 31, 1959, Elmo married the former Jean Ann McGinley in St. Patrick’s Church…

Lee Schuppert

June 27th, 2020|

Lee Schuppert, age 81, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Good Shepherd Hospital from a short yet heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. Lee was born in Whitefish Bay, WI on May 11, 1939, the son of Leroy and Margaret (Irwin) Schuppert.

Lee had an unmatched sense of adventure and curiosity, underscored by a level of love and humility that few of us achieve. His adventures started at age seven in 1946, with a cross-country family road…

Robert Charles Kimble

June 22nd, 2020|

Robert, “Bob”, Charles Kimble, age 90, passed peacefully on the morning of Monday, June 22, 2020, at his home in Third Lake, Illinois.

He was born August 24, 1929 to John Henry Kimble and Altie Oceal Austin on a farm in Houston, Mississippi as one of the oldest sons to a family of eleven children where his passion for fishing, hunting, and hard work began. He enlisted in the army and served as a Gun Commander and Drill Sergeant between 1952…

Jayme Louise Burrafato

June 21st, 2020|

Jayme Louise Burrafato, age 51, of McHenry, left this world to be with Jesus on June 21, 2020, after a long battle with breast cancer.
It would be wrong to say she lost her battle to breast cancer, because that is the furthest from the truth, she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined to keep going. When anyone else may have broken, Jayme stayed strong. Through her we know what resilience and perseverance…

Dolores A. Blake

June 18th, 2020|

Dolores A. Blake, age 92, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, June 18, 2020, at The Springs at Crystal Lake. Dolores was born December 13, 1927, in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of Edward and Evelyn (Schmidt) Peisert. On August 16, 1947, Dolores married the love of her life Leonard Blake in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Len preceded Dolores in death on July 2, 2011.

Dolores was a long time member of St. Mary Catholic Church…

Thomas Allen "TJ" LaCount, Jr.

June 16th, 2020|

Thomas Allen LaCount, Jr. “TJ”, died on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Lutheran General Children’s Hospital.

TJ was born on May 6, 2007, to Angie and Tom LaCount. He had one sister, Ally LaCount. TJ was surrounded by love from the moment of his birth, because of the care and love of his parents, sister and grandparents Charlie and Salley Layton and the late William and Lois LaCount. He was a big fan of the outdoors and loved spending a long…



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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