Obituaries

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

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...

Kevin Matthew Jacob

June 14th, 2020|

Kevin Matthew Jacob, age 51, of Johnsburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday evening, June 14, 2020, at his home. Kevin was born January 9, 1969, in Milwaukee, the son of Richard and Judith (Stollenwerk) Jacob. On January 7, 2017, Kevin married the love of his life, Cindy True, at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Crystal Lake. Kevin worked for 27.8 years at PPG Industries in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, before his...

Ann Pauline DiLenge

June 12th, 2020|

Ann Pauline (Morck) DiLenge passed away peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020. She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend, and Auntie. Throughout her life, she was known for her tenacity, strength and loving heart. Ann was born into a large Norwegian family in Chicago on October 14, 1930. She was the fourth of five children, and was close with all her siblings. Family was everything to her. For many years, you'd be able to find her and...

Gary J. Krolik, Sr.

June 9th, 2020|

Gary J. Krolik Sr., age 85, of Elgin passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on June 9, 2020. Gary was born in Chicago on June 25, 1934, the son of John and Clara Krolik. He married the love of his life Adrienne Churchill on June 6, 1962. Gary retired from NCR Corporation, after 40+ years as a field engineer. In his free time he enjoyed camping and spending time at his trailer on Rock River, with his family and...

Gregory Paul Alfus

June 9th, 2020|

Gregory Paul Alfus, 71, passed away suddenly at home on June 9, 2020. He was born May 15, 1949 in Chicago, to J. Ralph and Marie (Kirwan) Alfus. Greg had many happy memories of growing up with his four siblings "in the country" outside of Crystal Lake in a house his father built. On Nov. 5, 1977, Greg married Carol Roese. They raised their two children, Claire and Michael, in an old house in Woodstock, which Greg tended with great skill...

Victoria Kimberly Miller

June 3rd, 2020|

Victoria Kimberly Miller, age 56, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly, the result of a motorcycle accident, on Wednesday evening, June 3, 2020. Vicki was born May 19, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Helen (Yllo) Friesl. On July 18, 2006, Vicki married the love of her life, James Miller at Shepherd of the Hills Church in McHenry. Jim preceded Vicki in death on February 4, 2014. Vicki adored her job as a school bus...

Floyd Richard Kerner

June 2nd, 2020|

Floyd Richard Kerner, Jr., age 79, of Wauconda died peacefully on June 2, 2020. He was born on December 06, 1940, in Chicago, IL. Floyd is survived by his loving children Robert Kerner, Karen (Randal) Buenzli, Suzanne (Gordon) Brodin, David Kerner, and by his grandchildren Spenser, Delaney, Tanner, Casey, Andrew, and Carson. Floyd was preceded in death by his adoring mother Grace (Sandborn) Kerner Born and his namesake Floyd Kerner,...

Roy Wesley Allsup, Jr.

May 31st, 2020|

Roy Wesley Allsup, Jr., age 75, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Roy was born July 8, 1944, in Lake Forest, IL, the son of Roy Wesley,Sr. and Mary (nee Blank) Allsup. After graduating from high school, Roy proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, before being Honorably Discharged. For many years Roy was self-employed as a carpet layer. Later he went to work for the...

Sean M. Steinberg

May 31st, 2020|

Sean M. Steinberg, age 32 of McHenry passed away unexpectedly on May 31, 2020 in McHenry. He was born on December 30, 1987 in Chicago, the son of the Larry Steinberg and Peggy Premas. He is survived by his twin brother Zachary Steinberg, sister Jessica (Juan) Barrera, his niece Grace and nephew Daniel; his girlfriend Cassie Liszka; his uncles Michael (Janet) Premas and Patrick (Jennifer) Premas as well as many cousins, friends and his...

William David Bradley

May 28th, 2020|

It is with sadness we announce the passing of William "Bill" David Bradley on May the 28th 2020 in his home in McHenry Illinois at the age of 80. Born at Del Norte Colorado February 25th 1940 son of Arlie Bradley and Fannie Pearl (Mills) Bradley. Bill attended both Center and Hooper schools where he graduated in 1958. He attended Adams State Collage in Alamosa. Bill married Lois Ann Sandefur on June 14th 1959, and they moved to...

Patricia Keferlis

May 27th, 2020|

Patricia Kathleen Keferlis, age 79, of Crystal Lake, passed away on May 27, 2020 in McHenry, IL. Patricia was born in March 23, 1941, in Chicago, IL, to Edward and Helen (Shine) Urquhart. She moved to Buffalo Grove in 1970, where she raised 7 children. After retiring she and her husband George moved to Lake in the Hills. Her interests included playing scrabble, doing crossword puzzles, and sudoku. She was also famously known for her...

Larry R. Stilling

May 22nd, 2020|

Larry R. Stilling, 78, of Lake Mills, WI and McHenry passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 22, 2020. Larry was born July 20, 1941 in McHenry to the late Arthur J. and Isabel (Freund) Stilling. He graduated from McHenry High School in 1959. He served in the US Army in Germany from 1962 to 1964. Larry worked for a number of years for Eby-Brown in McHenry before taking over his dad's dairy farm. In 1980 he moved to Clintonville, WI where he...

Glen E. Messer

May 22nd, 2020|

The patriarch of the Messer clan, Glen E. Messer, has passed. A stalwart man with unwavering morals and strength, who harbored an insatiable lust for cinnamon rolls with raisins, was born in December 8th, 1931 in Chicago, IL. As a proud Air Force veteran, he was a hard worker and leader by example. He served as the club steward of the American Legion Post 491 for many years, was a member of the American Legion Riffle Squad, served as their...

John Hiller

May 20th, 2020|

John Hiller, age 75 of Johnsburg, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 20, 2020. He was born January 1, 1945, in Johnsburg, IL, the son of Joseph and Geraldine Hiller (nee Engels). John was always proud to be a "lifetime Johnsburger". He was a unique individual and sometimes a force to be reckoned with. He lived life on his terms. Above all, he loved his family and time spent together was precious. John spent his life doing what he loved...

Jason Edward Miller

May 18th, 2020|

Jason Edward Miller, age 41, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly, the result of an automobile accident, on Monday, May 18, 2020. Jason was born on September 11, 1978, the son of Bruce and Kathleen (Groenland) Miller. On November 15, 2014, he married Jaime Marie Polito at Randall Oaks Country Club in Dundee. Jason proudly served our country in the United States Marines Corp, being honorably discharged in December 1999. He later worked in...

Patricia L. Schwolow

May 11th, 2020|

Patricia L. Schwolow, age 87, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, May 11, 2020, at her home. She was born May 31, 1932, in Des Plaines, IL, the daughter of Louis and Tracy (nee Blohm) Richter. On October 20, 1956, Patricia married the love of her life, William E. Schwolow, in the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Palatine, IL. Patricia worked for many years as a nurse and was a Proud Alumni of Ohio State University. She...

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