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

Jean T. Hahndorf

November 30th, 2019|

Jean T. Hahndorf, age 97, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 6, 1922 in Chicago, the daughter of Andrew and Helen Laciak. She married her late husband Richard L. Hahndorf on April 13, 1947 and they spent 54 wonderful years together. Jean was a longtime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in McHenry. She is survived by her children Richard D. (Diane)...

Robert A. LoPresti, Sr.

November 27th, 2019|

Robert A. LoPresti, Sr, age 82, of Johnsburg, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago on September 13, 1937, the son of Anthony and Sophia "Sally" (Giranio) LoPresti. On October 13, 1956, he married (the late) Marylyn LoPresti. Robert loved music and playing music. He was known to be a "fixer upper" and in his spare time he also enjoyed boating on Pistakee Bay. Family meant...

John Carroll Clark

November 22nd, 2019|

John Carroll Clark, 83, was surrounded by family as he peacefully passed away on Friday November 22nd at Burr Oak Manor, Genoa City, WI. John was born May 24th 1936 in Chariton IA to L.T. and Catherine Clark. He graduated from Simpson College, Indianola IA in 1958 with a degree in Chemistry and Geology. John was preceded in death by his first wife Arlene (Ommen). John married Luanne (Kohlbusch) on April 25, 1970 in Des Moines IA and they...

George Robert Olsen

November 21st, 2019|

George Robert Olsen, age 66, of Bull Valley, passed away unexpectedly early Thursday morning on November 21, 2019, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, surrounded by his loving family. George was born November 30, 1952, in Chicago, the son of Robert and Wanda (nee Orzyp) Olsen. On October 30, 1993, George married Tymia L. Olsen in Las Vegas, Nevada. George proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably...

Tom Douglas

November 20th, 2019|

. Thomas Douglas, age 85, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019, with his devoted wife, Sheila, by his side. He was born in Lake Forest, Illinois, January 15, 1934, the son of Thomas K. and Rose (Conway) Douglas. Tom worked for Vulcan Materials Company for 45 years as Sales Manager. After his retirement Tom enjoyed working for Chalet Hills Golf Club for 16 years as Starter/Ranger in Cary, IL. Tom is survived by his loving wife,...

Walter Michael Dehmlow

November 12th, 2019|

Walter Michael Dehmlow, age 64, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, in Barrington, on Tuesday evening, November 12, 2019. Mike was born, April 7, 1955, in Berlin, Germany, the son of Glen and Elizabeth (nee Paetsch) Dehmlow. Mike worked for many years as a machinist. He was extremely handy with his hands and enjoyed doing puzzles and working with legos. Mike liked being outdoors and enjoyed basking in the sun. ...

Shirley B. Harms

November 7th, 2019|

Shirley B. Harms passed away peacefully November 7 at home with her family at her side at the age of 94. She was born May 15, 1925 in Wheeling Township to George and Elizabeth Bartman. She married LeRoy W Harms at St Mary's of Buffalo Grove on January 19, 1946. She was a resident of McHenry for 70 years. She was ahead of the times as an independent professional business woman. She founded Harms Farm in 1962 to keep her kids occupied. Later...

Christina Joanne Perry

November 3rd, 2019|

Christina Joanne Perry, age 55, of Johnsburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 3, 2019. She was born April 2, 1964, to the late Robert and Joanne Carlson, in Park Forest, Illinois. On February 1, 1995, she married Dennis Perry, in Woodstock, Illinois. Christina was always very hard working. She worked as a manager for KFC for more than 10 years and also worked for a number of years at Fabrik Factory. Christina was the most...

Joseph R. Russo

November 1st, 2019|

Joseph Richard Russo, age 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 1, 2019, in Barrington. He was born in Chicago on October 26, 1945, the son of William and Dolores (Pontarelli) Russo. On May 26, 1969, Joseph married the love of his life, the late Donna Booras. Together they raised their two daughters, Becky and Gia. Joseph worked for several years as a restaurateur then later moving on to his true...

Georgia Louise Kainer

October 26th, 2019|

Georgia Louise Kainer, age 74, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family and her dogs, on Saturday, October 26, 2019. She was born on December 26, 1944, the daughter of Clare F. and Mary P. (McConnen) Roepke. On April 9, 1977, she married the love of her life, John G. Kainer, at the Methodist Church in Park Ridge, IL. Georgia was a retired nurse and in her spare time enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling in the...

Roger J. May

October 23rd, 2019|

Roger J. May, age 79, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 22, 1940, to the late Frank and Mary May. On August 18, 1962, he married Sandra Glosson, at St. Mary's Church, McHenry. Roger proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for four years. In 1964, Roger started his own trucking business, May Sand and Gravel. He also served as the...

Deborah J. Schemmel

October 23rd, 2019|

Deborah J. Schemmel, age 55, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. She was born May 7, 1964 in Chicago, IL to Ronald (Barbara) and Patricia (Stanaszek) Kotch. On April 10, 1994, she married the love of her life (the late) Robert Schemmel in Las Vegas, NV. Debbie loved her family, she was a devoted Mother, Dabba (Grandma), Daughter, Sister and Friend. She genuinely loved to make people happy, especially her family. She was...

Walter Joe Price

October 22nd, 2019|

Walter Joe Price, age 87, passed away peacefully October 22, 2019 in Hudson, Florida after a short, but hard fought fight with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Price (née McNish), her children Jeff (Trudy) McNish, Cheryl McNish, Mike (Robin) McNish and Brad (Sheila) McNish. Joe is survived by his children Joe (Andrea) Price, Gina (Dave) Stilling, Kerri (Joe) VanHorn. His son, Mark Price, preceded him in death. He is survived...

Ralph W. Kraeplin

October 18th, 2019|

Ralph W. Kraeplin, age 76, of Wonder Lake passed away peacefully at his home on October 18, 2019 with family by his side. Ralph was born on February 8, 1943 in Crystal Lake, the son of Carl and Vivian (Raven) Kraeplin. He married the love of his life Linda McMahon on November 18, 1961 and they spent 57 wonderful years together. Ralph was a lifetime Gold Card member of Local 150 Operators Union. His passion was farming, raising horses and...

JoAnn Baureis

October 17th, 2019|

JoAnn Baureis nee D'Agostino, a longtime resident of Johnsburg, passed away suddenly October 17th 2019. JoAnn was the beloved wife of the late Dennis. Loving mother to Katie (Mike) Madsen & Sarah (Walt) Horowicz, and was preceded in death by her son Marty. Cherished grandmother to Zegan, Abilene, Jaxon, Griffin, & Josie. Daughter of the late Lee & the late Shirley D'Agostino. Dear sister to Jim, Don (Joyce), Mike (Winnie) D'Agostino, Anna ...

Robert C. Hankins

October 16th, 2019|

Robert C. Hankins, age 66, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Waukegan on June 25, 1953, the son of Fred L. and Olga M. (Kozina) Hankins. Robert Graduated from Warren High School class of 1971. He is survived by his mother Olga Hankins; his siblings: Marion Amberg, David (Lori) Hankins and Suzanne (Mark) Hohensee; his nieces and nephews; Nathan, Erin, Jessica, Thomas, Melissa and...

Andrew S. Koltun, JR.

October 16th, 2019|

Andrew S. Koltun Jr, age 72, of McHenry, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Journeycare in Barrington, IL, with family by his side. Andrew was born in Germany on January 28, 1947, the son of Andrzej and Wanda (Maciaszek) Koltun Sr. In 1987, he married the love of his life Sheila Forster. Andy retired from Baxter and in his free time he enjoyed boating on the Chain O' Lakes and snowmobiling in Wisconsin and Michigan. He is...

Douglas H. Benedict

October 13th, 2019|

Douglas H. Benedict, age 52, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 13, 2019. He was born August 19, 1967, the son of Benjamin Benedict and the late, Rena (Lambert) Canto. On February 14, 2002, Doug married the love of his life, Renee Rebesco. Doug loved grilling and working on cars. He also enjoyed watching Nascar Races. More than anything though, he loved spending time with his family. He was the funniest man you would...

Christopher Dennis "Kip" Byrnes

October 11th, 2019|

Christopher Dennis "Kip" Byrnes, of McHenry, died peacefully at age 80 on October 11, 2019 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington, after suffering from ALS. He was surrounded by his loving family. Chris was born December 15, 1938 in Chicago, to Thomas E. Byrnes and Virginia (Howell) Byrnes. He grew up in Deerfield, Ill., and later Woodstock, Ill., with his siblings David Byrnes (Susan), Nina Foster, Peggy Haley (Phillip), Tony Byrnes (Jerry...

Gloria Irene Pechous

October 5th, 2019|

Gloria Irene Pechous, age 85, of McHenry passed away peacefully on October 5, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Gloria was born on January 21, 1934 in Chicago, the daughter of Harry and Stella Bochat. She married the late Roger Pechous Sr. on November 22, 1952 at St. Hyacinth Church in Chicago IL. Gloria was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist church in Johnsburg. In her early years she worked for District 156 as a teacher's aide....

LeRoy E. "Shorty" Meyers

October 2nd, 2019|

LeRoy E. "Shorty" Meyers, age 95, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, October 2, 2019, in Crystal Lake. Shorty was born, June 13, 1924, the son of William J. and Margaret (King) Meyers. On September 6, 1947, Shorty married the love of his life, Esther C. Freund at St. Mary Catholic Church in McHenry. Esther preceded Shorty in death on September 8, 2015. Shorty proudly served our country in the United State Army during...

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