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

Richard E. Hansen

April 19th, 2019|

Richard E. Hansen, age 72, of Johnsburg, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019. He was born August 28, 1946, to the late Emmett and Marie (nee Todd) Hansen. Richard proudly served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Korea, working as an MP, during Vietnam. After serving in the military, Richard worked for 30 years with the Illinois Bell Telephone Company. Richard was known throughout his neighborhood for his golf cart. He enjoyed...

Diane E. Rimmer

April 15th, 2019|

Diane E. Rimmer, 68, of Twin Lakes, WI passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2019. She was born May 25, 1950 in Chicago, IL to the late Bernard and Ethel Kolb. On December 1, 1973 she married her loving husband, Jack Rimmer. Diane was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who valued God and her family above all things. She worked as a fourth and fifth grade teacher in the Johnsburg school district for 22 years where she...

Richard E. Cashin

April 14th, 2019|

Richard E. Cashin, age 56, of Wonder Lake, passed away at home on Sunday, April 14, 2019, after a long and very courageous battle with liver cancer. He was born March 13, 1963, to Thomas and Joyce Cashin, in Woodstock. He is survived by his mother, Joyce Cashin; wife, Kelly Cashin; son, Richard Cashin; daughter, Kelsey Cashin; brother, Gregory (Jennifer) Cashin; and nieces: Madelyn and Allyson Cashin. He is further survived by his uncles,...

Mildred Elizabeth "Millie" Loh

April 14th, 2019|

Mildred Elizabeth "Millie" Loh, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019. She was born June 15, 1930, in Chicago. Millie worked in Chicago as an Executive Secretary. Millie was classy and sassy. She was impeccably dressed with perfect hair and lipstick. Millie moved to McHenry with the love of her life, Ray Loh. Together, they traveled the world. Even after Ray passed, she continued to travel solo. Millie was a true fighter with grit and...

Rosalie K. Hancock

April 10th, 2019|

Rosalie K. Hancock, age 77, of McCullom Lake, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 10, 2019. She was born September 4, 1941, to the late Michael and Wanda (nee Kubicz) Kroll. On May 18, 1968, she married the love of her life, Christopher Brian Hancock, at Our Lady of Grace Church, Chicago. Rosalie worked at LaSalle Insurance Company and Valley View Middle School before retiring from MZ II. She was an avid sports fan and loved to cheer on...

William Norton Zais

April 10th, 2019|

William Norton Zais, age 72, of Lakemoor, passed away Wednesday evening at Northwestern Medical Center in McHenry. Bill was born March 15, 1947, in Burlington, Vermont, the son of Bernard and Mary (Norton) Zais. On April 6, 1984, Bill married the love of his life, Mary Pat Hidding in Chicago. They were blessed to have just celebrated their 35th Wedding Anniversary. Bill worked for many years as a self-employed options trader and a...

Ana "Gina" Scaccio

March 31st, 2019|

Ana R. "Gina" Scaccio, age 51, of McHenry, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019, at her home. She was born March 23, 1968, the daughter of Hans Gygli and Joyce Olson, in Los Angeles, CA. Gina loved driving her car and being an over the road truck driver. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her children: Richard, Stacey, Katie, and Eric; cherished grandchildren: Tenlee, Paisley, Deacon, and Carter; dear mother...

William T. "Bill" Schneider

March 22nd, 2019|

William T. ("Bill") Schneider, 63, a lifelong resident of McHenry, died March 22, 2019 at the Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. Bill was born December 29, 1955 the son of Michael and Frances Schneider. He graduated from the American Academy of Art, class of 1976. A talented artist in multiple mediums, including painting and photography, his works include the original McHenry Parks & Recreation Department logo as well as his own custom t...

Wilburn M. "Ike" Isaacson

March 18th, 2019|

Wilburn M. "Ike" Isaacson, age 93, of McHenry, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Journey Care Hospice in Woodstock. Ike was born October 25, 1925 in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, the son of Wilburn and Anne (DeLappe) Isaacson. After graduating high school, Ike proudly served our country during World War II, serving in the United States Navy. On December 26, 1949, Ike married the former Gladys LaBorde in Washington. Ike worked for Lakeland...

Rosemary Kolosick

March 18th, 2019|

Rosemary Kolosick, age 76, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly on Monday morning, March 18, 2019 at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. Rosemary was born December 24, 1942, in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph and Constance (Costa) Sapore. On June 4, 1966, she married Paul Kolosick, Jr., in St. Williams Catholic Church in Chicago. Rosemary was a great cook and enjoyed baking. She will always be remembered for her wonderful lasagna and...

Helen K. Schmitt

March 15th, 2019|

Helen K. Schmitt, age 92, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 in Woodstock, IL. She was born in Volo, IL on April 6, 1926, the daughter of Mathias and Katherine (Diedrich) Brown. On June 23, 1948 she married (the late) Richard Schmitt, at St. Peter's in Volo. Helen loved to play cards, dominoes, pinochle, King's Korner and Scrabble, according to the Schmitt family rules. She enjoyed crocheting, baking and making caramel corn for all her friends...

Bette Jeanette O’Brien

March 10th, 2019|

Bette J. O'Brien, 96, of McHenry, died comfortably on March 10th, 2019, at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock. Born January 21, 1923, in McHenry, she is predeceased by her husband, William J. O'Brien and her brother Bernard (Bernie) Buss. Bette was a selfless mother and homemaker, raising six children while working as a bookkeeper/accountant for various local businesses in McHenry, and as a secretary at Marian Central Catholic High School in...

Eugene "Gene" Miller

March 9th, 2019|

Eugene J. Miller, age 94, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 26, 1924, to the late John and Anna (nee Jung) Miller, in Ringwood, Illinois. On April 28, 1984, he married the love of his life, Clarice. Gene was a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during World War II. Gene truly embraced the term, living life to the fullest. His knack to live and...

Samuel "Sam" Rio

March 2nd, 2019|

Samuel J. "Sam" Rio, age 71, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully, March 2, 2019. He was born March 7, 1947, to the late Joseph Sr, and Josephine (nee Mannone) Rio. On September 7, 1968, he married the love of his life, Christine Scaccia, at St. Beatrice Church, Schiller Park. Sam loved golfing and went every day he could. He also enjoyed boating in his free time. Sam will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his...

Betty Dumproff

March 2nd, 2019|

Betty Dumproff, age 92, of Union, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 2, 2019. She was born October 1, 1926, to the late John and Kate (nee Weber) Freund. On April 14, 1958, she married the love of her life, Paul Dumproff, at Sacred Heart Church, Marengo. Paul and Betty owned the Village Trading Post, in Union, for 42 years. In her free time, she enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. Betty is survived by her sister, Anita Stoffel,...

Leonard "Joe" Loy

February 28th, 2019|

Leonard "Joe" Loy, 74, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital in McHenry, Illinois. He was born on September 2, 1944, in Zion, IL to Francis and Inez (Ianson) Loy. Joe married Sherry (Snell) Caroll from Gary, Indiana on August 5, 2005, in Mundelein, Illinois. Joe was a hard worker; he had a strong work ethic and put value in working hard for his family. Joe worked at Johnson Motors...

Janice "Jan" Tvaroh

February 28th, 2019|

Janice "Jan" Tvaroh, age 76, of Johnsburg, passed away February 28, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 12, 1942, to the late Albert and Kathryn (nee Michels) Huff. On September 11, 1965, she married the love of her life, Terry Tvaroh, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Johnsburg. Jan catered with her mother, Katie, at the Johnsburg Community Club for many years. She also worked in the Johnsburg High School...

Mary Paula Harrison

February 28th, 2019|

Mary Paula Harrison, 91, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2019, surrounded by family members. Paula was born in Chicago on December 31, 1927 to James & Lillian Feeney. She is survived by a sister, Lois Kawczynski, four children: Frank Harrison (Kathy), Lois Maltry, Paula Doren, and Jim Harrison (Carolyn); fifteen grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 50...

Annabelle R. Klier

February 28th, 2019|

Annabelle R. Klier, age 90, of McHenry passed away peacefully on February 28, 2019 at Alden Terrace in McHenry. She was born on December 15, 1928 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, the daughter of Herman F. Tilch and Hattie Tilch Thurman (née Lindsteadt). She married the late Walter H. Klier on May 13, 1950. Annabelle enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading and cardinals, (the birds, not the ball team). She was a Die-Hard Cubs fan who enjoyed spending...

O. Gregory Johnson

February 26th, 2019|

O. Gregory Johnson, 72, of McHenry, passed away on February 26. Greg was born in St. Louis, MO on November 27, 1946. He grew up in Bloomington, IL racing in soap box derbies, playing sports, writing for the local paper and hosting a radio show. Greg graduated from Bloomington Central Catholic High School. He went on to earn a degree in education from Illinois State University in 1968 and graduate degrees from Roosevelt University and...

Judith Odehnal

February 21st, 2019|

Judith Odehnal, age 74, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 3, 1944, daughter of Robert and Helen Byers. Judith and her husband, Laddie, lived in Florida for 20 years. She recently came back to Wonder Lake in April of 2018. Judith enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. ...

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