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

James A. "Keev" Keevil

October 26th, 2020|

James A. "Keev" Keevil, age 71, of McHenry IL, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020 at his home. Born on December 25, 1948 in Woodstock, IL., the son of Arthur and Bernice Keevil. James was a veteran of the Vietnam War, proudly serving for the United States Navy. He was employed by the City of McHenry as a Communication Supervisor for 29 years, as well as a Sergeant of McHenry Police Department for 3 years. James was a lifelong member...

Donald Lee Graham

October 11th, 2020|

Donald Lee Graham, age 84, of McHenry, Illinois passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was born on November 12, 1935 in Powell, Wyoming, the son of Donald and Leola "Peg" Graham. Don graduated from the University of Iowa, and worked as a pharmacist for Jewel Osco in McHenry for many years. He was a loyal Hawkeyes and Cub's fan. Don and Marlene loved spending winters in Florida at their sister-in-law Lucy's home. They further...

Samuel R. Buenzlli

October 8th, 2020|

Samuel R. Buenzli, age 87, of McHenry, Illinois passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, October 8, 2020, at his home. Sam was born on February 5, 1933 in Passiac, New Jersey, the son of Otto and Maria (Kyd-Kamer) Buenzli. On May 23, 1981, he married Jacqueline Goldenberg in McHenry. For over 49 years, Sam worked as a truck driver, foreman and scale operator for McHenry Sand & Gravel, Lakeland Construction and lastly Meyer Material. ...

Edwin Michael Sabatka

October 7th, 2020|

Edwin (Mike) Sabatka, 83, of McHenry and West Palm Beach, completed his earthly journey March 11, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. Mike was born October 11, 1936, to Edward and Winifred Sabatka in Chicago, Il. He married the love of his life, Irene(Kubica) on May 20, 1961. Mike served in the Air Force and then worked his entire career as a lineman for Commonwealth Edison...

Kiyoko Okimoto

October 7th, 2020|

Kiyoko Okimoto, age 99, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Wednesday morning, October 7, 2020, at Fox Point Memory Care in McHenry. Kiyoko was born October 22, 1920, in Fresno, California, the daughter of Seiichi and Mitoyo (Wakada) Nakamura. Kiyoko was born and raised on a farm in Fresno, California. She worked many years doing factory work, working hard to raise her family after her husband George Okimoto passed away. Kiyoko was an...

Shirley J. Schweder

October 6th, 2020|

Shirley Jeanne Schweder, age 82, of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of McHenry, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, October 6, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born April 20, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Howard and Marjorie Diedrichs. On November 24, 1956, she married the love of her life, Theodore Schweder in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Chicago. Theodore preceded Shirley in death on...

Clifford Lee Hadick

October 4th, 2020|

Clifford Lee Hadick, age 74, of McHenry passed away on October 4, 2020 At Springs of Crystal Lake. He was born on September 22, 1946 in Chicago, IL the son of Warren and Marilyn Hadick. He married the love of his life Linda Blake on December 31, 1971 at St. Mary Church in McHenry. Clifford was a proud veteran of United States Navy, having served in Vietnam from 1965 to 1969. He retired after many years as a construction project manager. ...

Melvin E. Schroeder

October 4th, 2020|

Mel Schroeder, 97, passed away Sunday October 4, 2020 in Barrington, Illinois. He was born August 4, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois to Fred E. Schroeder and Luella Rieke Schroeder. He grew up in Barrington. He served in the Army Combat Engineers, Americal Division in the South Pacific from October, 1943 to December, 1945. He was a member of Lithographers Union 458 in Chicago for over 40 years. He married Florence Lindblad in July of 1946 in Forest...

Robert C. Duplex

October 3rd, 2020|

Robert C Duplex, age 84, of Johnsburg IL, (C.P.D. retired); passed away peacefully at home on October 3, 2020 with his family by his side. He was born in Chicago on January 18, 1936, married the love of his life, Joan nee (Brown) in 1957 and joined the Chicago Police Department In 1959. After retirement he and Joan enjoyed life in Fountain Hills AZ. Robert is survived by his daughters Lorrie (Jerry) Filippone, Jacqueline McKeown, his...

Gilda Jacobson

October 3rd, 2020|

Gilda Marie Jacobson of Wauconda was welcomed into the arms of God on October 3, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Chicago and raised in Lake Zurich, she was a 1971 graduate of Lake Zurich High School. She worked for the Department of Defense for seven years and then began her life career in 1979 at the Lincolnshire Police Department as the Administrative Secretary to the Chief of Police. She retired from there after 33 years of...

Daniel Frank Davidson

October 1st, 2020|

On Thursday, October 1st, 2020, Daniel Frank Davidson, loving husband and father of 2 daughters, passed away at the age of 76 from complications of leukemia. He was born June 24, 1944 in Chicago, IL to Catherine and Bernard (Pop) Davidson. He was the 4th child and only son in the family. He is survived by his sisters Diana (Wilson), Donna (Charles) and Doreen (Angelo). He was raised in Oak Lawn then moved to McHenry where he graduated from...

Jeremy M. Conley

September 28th, 2020|

Jeremy M. Conley, age 40, of Ringwood, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, September 28, 2020, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, surrounded by his loving family and dear friends. Jeremy was born November 25, 1979, the son of Steven and Robin (Pettry) Conley. Jeremy was a lover of people---he called everyone a friend. He would talk to strangers who would immediately be drawn to him because he was so approachable and had an...

Shelby Jean Reese

September 28th, 2020|

Shelby J. Reese, (nee Dunivant), age 81 of McHenry passed away at Bickford of Crystal Lake (IL) on Monday, September 28, 2020, after a long fight against dementia. Shelby was born on July 16, 1939 in Canton, IL to the late Alan and Helen Dunivant (nee Largent). She was a 1957 graduate and valedictorian of Wethersfield High School, Kewanee. IL and was an honors graduate of Western Illinois University, Macomb in 1961. Shelby was president of...

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, age 68, 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...

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...

Rodney Keith Baumbach

September 16th, 2020|

Rodney Keith Baumbach, age 73, of Johnsburg, Illinois passed away on September 16, 2020. He was born on May 12, 1947 in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Roland and Violet Baumbach. He married the love of his life, Suzanne Goebbert on February 24, 1974 and they spent 46 wonderful years together. Rodney is survived by his loving wife Suzanne; his children: Lisa (Rob) Schuerr of Twin Lakes, WI and Lori (Tim) Appel of Wonder Lake, IL;...

Lawrence "Larry" Peter Kobeluch

September 11th, 2020|

Lawrence Peter Kobeluch, age 73, of Volo, Illinois, formerly of Elmwood Park, Illinois, passed away peacefully, Friday morning September 11, 2020, at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, surrounded by his loving family. Larry was born August 8, 1947, in Chicago, the son of Peter and Gertrude (Pawlus) Kobeluch. On March 21, 1970, Larry married the love on his life, Lorraine, at St. Pascals Catholic Church in Chicago. This past March...

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