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

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 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 Vietnam War...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nadine Lucille Nalley

September 7th, 2020|

Nadine Lucille Nalley, of McHenry, passed away on September 7th, 2020, just 6 days short of her 94th birthday. She was born on September 13th, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin & Erma Belle; sisters Jewel, Pauline & Eula; and brothers Harold & Buzzy. She is survived by 1 sister, Dorothy (late-Pete)Menza, of Chicago, IL; as well as her 8 children Marlene (late-Stanley) Makowski, of McHenry,...

Katlin Marie Nuss

September 3rd, 2020|

Katlin Marie Nuss, age 32, of McHenry passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 3, 2020 in Barrington IL. Katlin was born on August 16, 1988 in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of John and Barbara Bergantino. She married Anthony Nuss in Woodstock, IL on January 2, 2016. Katlin was a devoted wife and loving mother, her family meant the world to her. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Anthony;...

Terry Wayne Bourquin

September 1st, 2020|

Terry Wayne Bourquin, age 78, of McHenry passed away on September 1, 2020 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. Terry was born on August 10, 1942 in Worthington, Minnesota, son of the late Howard and Corabel Bourquin. He married Anna Vaitkewicz on January 7, 1967 in Chicago. Terry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to many. He was a Navy veteran and he lived to drive, spending most of his life...

Robert John Slack

September 1st, 2020|

Robert John Slack, age 53, of Wauconda, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at his home. He was born in Evanston of August 28, 1967, the son of James and Marijane Slack. Bob graduated from Johnsburg High School in 1985 and went on to study and earn an AAS degree in Horticulture from College of Lake County. He had worked for Rocco Fiore and Sons as landscaping foreman for 23 years. Bob loved working with plants and flowers, being...

Henry James Hain

August 29th, 2020|

Henry James (Hank) Hain, 81, passed away in McHenry, Illinois on August 29, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Hank was born on August 10, 1939 in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of John F. and Imogene (Jean) Sperry Hain. He grew up in Erie where he attended Cathedral Prep High School; and after graduating in 1957, he joined the Navy and proudly served as a radar technician on the USS Allen M. Sumner. During his time on the Sumner he traveled...

Mary Jean Prazak

August 29th, 2020|

Mary Jean Prazak (nee Santi), affectionately "Tooky," age 69, died August 29, 2020 at Warren Park Health and Living Center, Chicago, IL. She was born August 3, 1951 in Highland Park, IL, the eldest of five children to Victor C. and Rose (Lorusso) Santi. The family moved in 1967 and Mary spent the remainder of her life living in the McHenry area. In 1969, she graduated from McHenry High School. Mary later earned a bachelor's degree in...

Walter (Wally) Charles Koepke

August 29th, 2020|

Walter (Wally) Charles Koepke, born November 10, 1918, long-time resident of McHenry and Spring Grove and recently of Dallas, Georgia, went to be with his Lord on August 29, 2020 at 101 years of age. Wally was born to Herman and Anna (nee Gode) in Chicago. He graduated from the American College of Physical Education in Chicago in 1939 where he was the quarterback of the football team. He completed his education at the University of Illinois...

Donna Locher

August 28th, 2020|

Donna Jean Locher Born: September 26, 1945 in Chicago, IL Died: August 28, 2020 in McHenry, IL Donna Jean Locher, of Spring Grove was born September 26, 1945 to Howard and Lillian Malley in Chicago, IL; She died August 28, 2020 in McHenry, IL. Donna enjoyed playing games on her computer, playing board games, playing cards, reading on her Kindle, and swimming. She also loved spending time or talking with her family and friends...

William J. "Bill" Bolger

August 27th, 2020|

A pillar of the city of McHenry, William J. Bolger (Bill) passed away peacefully at home on August 27, 2020. Bill was born the sixth of ten siblings on April 16, 1925. His parents Thomas A. and Grace (Doherty) Bolger raised their children on the "Irish Prairie" of McHenry that Bill would one day help grow to the city it is today. A 1943 graduate of McHenry Community High School, Bill began his lifetime of leadership as class president for all...

Dolores Maria Zasada

August 20th, 2020|

Dolores Maria Zasada, age 91, of McHenry, passed away on Thursday morning, August 20, 2020, at The Fountains of Crystal Lake. Dolores was born February 23, 1929, in Chicago, the daughter of James Frederick and Esther K. (Larsen) Allison. On March 17, 1950, she married the love of her life, Eugene Zasada in Chicago. Eugene preceded Dolores in death on July 5, 1995. Dolores worked in the cafeteria as a cook at Cary High School for over 15...

Donald Herman Voigt

August 19th, 2020|

Donald H.Voigt, age 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Apache Junction, Arizona with his daughters and a special-niece by his side. Donald was born on December 30, 1932, the son of Herman and Esther (Kreyer) Voigt. Don had retired from Lowell Excavating, Cary, Illinois in 1998 and then from Core Construction in Phoenix, Arizona in August of 2015. He was loved by all for his kindness and love for people. After he retired, Don...

Kay Paulsen

August 14th, 2020|

Kay Paulsen, age 80, of Woodstock, passed away Friday afternoon, August 14, 2020, at Northwestern Hospital in Huntley, Illinois, surrounded by her loving family. Kay was born February 4, 1940, in Elgin, Illinois, the daughter of Lester and Edna Richards. On May 2, 1959, Kay married the love of her life, Bob Paulsen in Elgin. Kay worked for a number of years as the secretary to the mayor of Woodstock. She later went on to work for NIMSI...

James "Jim" Saylor

August 11th, 2020|

James "Jim" Saylor, age 52 of Johnsburg passed away early Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family after a hard fought battle with Cancer. Jim was born November 22nd, 1967 in Wakegan, Illinois. The son of Donald and Patricia (Livingston) Saylor. Jim was self-employed for the past 27 years owning Countryside Drywall, Saylor and Son Construction and most recently the President and Owner of Saylor Inc. He will...

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