Obituaries for Colonial Funeral Home, McHenry IL

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and the other begins?

Edgar Allan Poe

Gerald "Jerry" Fraser

November 30th, 2020|

Jerry was born in Chicago on November 18, 1936, to William and Alice (Schulz) Fraser. He died peacefully at home in his sleep on Monday, November 30, 2020. On October 7, 1995, Jerry married the love of his life, Jeanne Dole in The Church of Holy Apostles in McHenry. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Jeanne (Dole) Fraser; daughters: Laura Krausen (Jim) and Jessica Blaul; grandchildren: Campbell Krausen and Henry Blaul;...

Colleen M. Rogers

November 29th, 2020|

Colleen M. Rogers, age 63, of McHenry passed away on November 29, 2020 at her home. She was born on February 8, 1957 in Woodstock, IL the daughter of Jerome and Dolores Rogers. Colleen obtained a Bachelor's degree in Peer Counseling from Sagamon State University in Springfield Illinois. Prior to becoming a Special Education teacher, she worked for Easter House in Chicago as an adoption counselor and later founded Family Resources, an...

Allen G. Freund

November 28th, 2020|

Allen G. Freund, age 70, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Journey Care in Barrington. Allen was born on January 17, 1950 in Woodstock, Illinois, the son of Irvin L. and Marie C. Freund. Al married Linda L. Schultz on April 15, 1972 at St. Mary Catholic Church in McHenry, IL Al was a lifelong resident of McHenry where he graduated from St. Mary's Grade School (Montini) and Marian Central Catholic High...

Lorene S. Martin

November 25th, 2020|

Lorene S. Martin, 88, of McHenry, IL died peacefully Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on September 25, 1932 in Layman, KY, the daughter of the late Alva Skidmore and Snobia (Simpson) Skidmore. Lorene was united in Marriage to Michael Robert Martin on April, 26, 1952 in Chicago, IL. Michael died January 7, 2002. She enjoyed quilting and being with her family. Lorene was a loving devoted wife...

Marie L. Yori

November 23rd, 2020|

Marie L. Yori, age 97 of Crystal Lake IL, passed away on November 23, 2020 at Valley Hi Nursing and Rehab in Woodstock, IL. She was born on May 6, 1923 in Willisville, Illinois, the daughter to Anna Holmes. Marie grew up on a farm in Southern Illinois. When she was a teenager, she moved to Highwood, Illinois where she later met her husband Fernando "Dusty" Yori. After getting married, they moved to Ankeny, Iowa to be close to Dusty's...

Leroy "Lee" Franklin Mingus

November 23rd, 2020|

Leroy "Lee" Franklin Mingus, age 85 of Lakewood IL, passed away on November 23, 2020 at Fox Point Manor in McHenry, IL. He was born on December 28, 1934 in Peoria, IL the son of Walter and Alice Mingus. He graduated from Bradley University with a business degree, and served as a Captain fighter pilot in the United States Air Force . He worked as a commercial airline pilot for Eastern Airlines and retired at age 55. He had an open door...

Adam J. Blau

November 21st, 2020|

Adam J. Blau, age 49, passed away unexpectedly on November, 21, 2020 in Rockford, IL. Adam was born on December 31, 1970 in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Elwood and JoAann Blau. He is survived by his mother Joan Blau; his siblings: Linda (Chuck) Baker, James (Patricia) Blau, Barbara (Ronald) Hochel and Donna (David) Blankenship as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father: Elwood James Blau and his nephew Ben...

Margaret Alice Major

November 17th, 2020|

Margaret Alice Major of Wonder Lake, Illinois, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020 at the age of 75. She was born on October 20, 1945 in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Matthew and Margaret Olk. Margie enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, siblings and friends. For all who knew Margie know that she was an avid fan of John Denver and classical musical. She loved to travel, and get together with her...

Joyce E. Engstrom

November 17th, 2020|

Joyce E. Engstrom, age 87, of McHenry IL, passed away on November 17, 2020 at her home. She was born on October 19, 1933 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Raymond and Betty Klein. Joyce was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved the Chicago Cubs and her pets. She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Church. She is survived by her children; Janet Nelson of McHenry, IL, Janice (Kenneth) Wahl of Wonder Lake, IL, Gail Joy Engstrom of...

Sandra F. May

November 16th, 2020|

Sandra F. May, age 79, of Wonder Lake, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at her home. She was born on September 13, 1941 in McHenry, the daughter of William and Lillian Glosson. She married Roger May on August 18, 1962 at St. Mary's Church, McHenry. Sandra loved her family, spending time outdoors, traveling and gardening Sandra is survived by her sons; Dan (Janet) May and Craig May; her grandson, Sam; her brother Ron (Sally) ...

Elaine Plinske

November 13th, 2020|

Elaine W. Plinske, age 93, of Bull Valley IL, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020. Born on January 14, 1927, the daughter of Edward and Astrid Roth. Elaine married the love of her life Clifford Plinske on October 20,1945 in Chicago IL. Elaine graduated from Foreman High School. For many years she was a secretary/bookkeeper for her husband's business SEA Machine Service. She was a long time member of Bethany Lutheran Church and a...

Ann S. Hejsak

November 13th, 2020|

Ann S. Hejsak, age 81, of Spring Grove, IL passed away on November 13, 2020 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. She was born on February 25,1939 in Poland, the daughter of Stanley and Sophie Policht. She married the love of her life Stanley Hejsak on February 14, 1973 in Chicago. Ann was a devoted wife and loving mother, who enjoyed spending time with her family. She liked gardening, crocheting and dancing. Ann was loved by many and...

Bernice R. Etten

November 12th, 2020|

Bernice R. Etten, age 96, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, November 12, 2020, at Fox Point Manor in McHenry. Bernice was born January 8, 1924, in Johnsburg, the daughter of Fred and Barbara (Steffes) Diedrich. On August 5, 1942, Bernice married the love of her life, Clarence J. Etten, in Johnsburg. Bernice and Clarence celebrated 58 years of marriage before Clarence passed away in 2000. Bernice was a longtime...

Edward Hardy III

November 11th, 2020|

Edward Hardy III, age 75 of Wonder Lake IL, passed away on November 11, 2020 at his home with his family at his side. He was born on April 10, 1945 in Chicago, IL the son of Edward and Velma Hardy. On June 17, 2006 he married his loverly wife Anna at Shore Hills Beach in Wonder Lake IL. Ed grew up in Libertyville, IL. He was involved in Track and Field and helping his father in his rose garden. Ed liked driving fast cars when he was...

Dorothy J. Reinboldt

November 10th, 2020|

Dorothy J. Reinboldt, age 98, of McHenry, IL passed away at White Oaks Memory Care on November 10, 2020. She was born on September 4, 1922 in Humphrey, Nebraska, the daughter of John and Mary Fuchs. She married the love of her life, Vernon Reinboldt, on October 22, 1949 in Humphrey, Nebraska. Dorothy lived a full life with family and friends and spent many weekends fishing in Montello, Wisconsin. She was a Cubs and Bears fan who spent...

Lucille Finn Piechota

November 7th, 2020|

Lucille Finn Piechota, age 74, of Wonder Lake, Illinois, passed away on November 7, 2020. She was born on October 21, 1946 in Berwyn, Illinois, the daughter of Harold and Dorothy Finn. She married the love of her life, Casimir Piechota on July 4, 1987 and they spent 33 wonderful years together. Lucille is survived by her husband Casimir, and her daughter Dorianna Piechota of Wonder Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents. ...

Keith P. Thomas

November 6th, 2020|

Keith P. Thomas, age 68, of McHenry IL, passed away unexpectedly on November 6, 2020 at Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington. He was born on March 24, 1952 in Chicago, IL the son of Paul and Ella Thomas. Keith loved his family. He attended his grandkids sporting events regularly and enjoyed family gatherings or just being surrounded by his loved ones. Keith loved fishing at his son Paul's house and taking frequent trips to the McHenry Dam...

Edward Arno Mass

November 4th, 2020|

Edward A. Mass, age 80, of McHenry, Illinois passed away peacefully on April 14, 2020. Edward was born on May 9,1939 in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Herman and Neva (Lusted) Mass. On February 28, 1993, he married Wanda L. Rowe in Las Vegas, NV.

Angelike Thalia Constantine Byers

November 3rd, 2020|

Angelike Thalia Constantine Byers, age 87, entered eternal rest on November 3, 2020, surrounded by family. Angelike (Ann) was born on February 9, 1933 in Saco, Maine, the youngest of five children born to Jordan and Marika Constantine, recent immigrants from Piraeus, Greece. Ann attended Thornton Academy in Saco, and upon graduation, was encouraged by Dr. Sargent Jealous, a local physician and father figure, to embark on a career in the US...

Ted William Bierchen

November 2nd, 2020|

Ted W.Bierchen, age 69, of Lake Villa, Illinois passed away on November 2, 2020. He was born on August 9, 1951 in Chicago, the son of Theodore and Dorothy Bierchen. He married the love of his life Sharon Wiatr on May 5, 2005 in Valley of Fire, 7 Sisters National Park, Nevada. Ted is survived by his children Kristie Harmon of Oklahoma, Michelle (Jerry) Ayres of Illinois, and Donald (Cristen) Wiatr of Texas; grandchildren Spencer, Cole,...

Jeanne Marie Rhodes

October 30th, 2020|

Jeanne Marie Rhodes, age 93, of Sun City, AZ, passed away peacefully in McHenry on Friday morning, October 30, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Jeanne was born April 25, 1927, in Chicago, the daughter of Hubert and Edna (Thompson) Flack. For much of her adult life, Jeanne lived in Ohio where she married the love of her life, Junior "Lee" Rhodes in 1971. Lee preceded Jeanne in death in 2005. For many years, Jeanne worked as a Licensed...

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