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

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...

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...

Mark C. Dowell

May 10th, 2020|

Mark Christopher Dowell, age 49, of Lakemoor, IL, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, May 10, 2020. Mark was born December 16, 1970, the son of Earl L., Jr. and Mary R. (nee Burrafato) Dowell. On July 29, 2000, Mark married the love of his life, Jennifer Albin in St. Louis, MO. Mark was a 1989 graduate of McHenry High School West Campus. Following high school, Mark continued his education at Millikin University in Decatur, IL,...

Richard "Rich" William O’Brien

May 3rd, 2020|

Richard William O'Brien, Jr., age 53, of Burlington, WI, passed away from the Covid-19 virus, on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, IL. Rich was born August 12, 1966, in Chicago, the son of Richard William, Sr. and Bonita Ann (see Lundell) O'Brien. On July 29, 1995, Rich married the love of his life, Cindi Sue Mueller, by the lakeside in Twin Lakes, his home for many years. Rich worked for 27 years as a Cook County...

Alison Ann Anderson

May 2nd, 2020|

Alison Ann Anderson, 55, of Lindenhurst passed away peacefully on May 2, 2020 at her home with her loving husband Tim and her family by her side. Alison was born on January 30, 1965 in Chicago, the daughter of John M and Mary S (Fox) Hartnett. She married the love of her life Timothy Anderson on September 1, 2001 at St. Bede's Church in Ingleside, IL. Alison was an accomplished self-trained cook and baker who always ensured every family...

Pamela Ann Wilkes

May 2nd, 2020|

Pamela Ann Wilkes, age 55 of Wonder Lake, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. She was born on August 16, 1964 in Chicago, the daughter of Thomas M. and Gloria A. (Fox) Minafore. She married the love of her life James P. Wilkes on September 2, 1995 at St. Marcelline Church in Schaumburg, IL. Loving wife to James Wilkes and mother to Hannah and Katie Wilkes, Pam was a dedicated, loyal, and loving...

Doris Mary Andreas (nee Bauer)

April 29th, 2020|

A FULL LIFE LIVED "Friendship, commitment, compromise, and embracing change" Christ our Savior taught that only his grace is necessary for our entrance to heaven. Actions are not required. However, our actions are a reflection on our lives and how we show our grace to others. I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for...

Cade Alexander Winters

April 29th, 2020|

Cade Alexander Winters was a beautiful little boy with a heart of gold. He had a spirit that could light up the room and a laugh that was contagious. His giggles and roars of laughter instantly melted your heart and made you want to be able to put them in a little box to save forever. He, like many boys his age, loved cars and trucks. His favorites were garbage trucks, fire trucks, police cars, mail trucks, and school buses. He loved being...

Gail E. (Nee Parks) Luciano

April 29th, 2020|

GAIL E. LUCIANO (NEE PARKS) Born: January 15,1947, called home while surrounded by her loving family: April 29, 2020. "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." ― William Arthur Ward. Mrs. Luciano was certainly an inspiration to many. The world has recently lost a great and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and beloved educator too soon after a short battle with...

Margaret Elaine Mott Miller

April 28th, 2020|

Margaret Elaine Mott Miller 86, of McHenry passed away on April 28,2020 in Barrington. She was born on December 9, 1933 to the late Captain Donald E. and Alice Mott. She was the wife of the late Robert Neil Miller Sr. In her younger years, she enjoyed showing her Champion Black and Tan Coonhounds. She also participated in her husband and sons wreck diving on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. She never missed the opportunity to be on...

Margaret Ann "Margie" Colbert

April 22nd, 2020|

Margie Colbert (nee Lantz), 79, formerly of Cary, passed away peacefully April 22, 2020 at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Round Lake. She was born July 27, 1940 in Iowa City, Iowa to the late Howard and Frances (nee Worley) Lantz. Margie is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Erika) Colbert, Jill (Todd) Lowenheim and Jay (Christine) Colbert; five grandchildren, Nicole Colbert, Michelle (Robby) Hart, Taylor Colbert, Laurie Lowenheim and Cash...

Floyd E. "Trey" Covalt III

April 21st, 2020|

Floyd E. "Trey" Covalt, III, 72, of McHenry passed away on April 21, 2020 in McHenry. Trey was a lifelong resident of McHenry, IL. His dry sense of humor, ability to keep a secret, and generosity were known and appreciated by all that knew him. Trey's biggest passion was music. He started playing baritone for the Viscounts Drum Corp (ca) in 1960 and became drum major in 1962. He was accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA after...

Shirley L. Kivley

April 20th, 2020|

Shirley L. Kivley, age 83, passed away peacefully on April 20 after a courageous battle against neuroendocrine cancer. To the end, she was cared for lovingly by her three children and her sister, Joyce, but most often by her son, Steve. She will be dearly missed by all. Shirley was born on January 7, 1937 in Nordmore Township, Foster County, North Dakota to August and Emma (Gussiaas) Miller, the fifth child into a working farm family that...

Bruce Michael Bradley

April 17th, 2020|

Bruce Michael Bradley, age 78, of Johnsburg, passed away unexpectedly at his home, Friday, April 17, 2020. Bruce was born on December 13, 1941, in Chicago, IL, the son of Frank and Rose Bradley. On September 28, 1963, Bruce married the love of his life, Carol Goffo at St. Mary's Church in Mundelein, IL. Bruce spent more than 40 years of his career life working for two organizations - Sweda Cash Register and Nissan Forklift. He loved...

Robert J. Siman

April 17th, 2020|

Robert John Siman, age 92, of McHenry passed away peacefully on April 17, 2020 at JourneyCare in Glenview. He was born in Chicago, the son of Robert and Eleanor Siman Sr. He married the love of his life, Carlene Peterson and they spent many wonderful years together. Bob is survived by his loving children Scott (Darlene) Siman of Antioch, Daughter Karen Hoffman of Palatine, daughter Cindy (Curt) Long of Prospect Heights; grandchildren...

Walter "Wally" Nuss

April 17th, 2020|

Walter (Wally) Nuss, age 88 of McHenry, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2020 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington, IL. Wally was born in Chicago, February 16, 1932, the second oldest son of four, born to Alexander and Louise (Schulteis) Nuss. On January 9, 1954 he and his high school sweetheart, Leah Nuss (Andreoni), were married. Wally joined the United States Navy right out of high school and served during the Korean War. He was...

Kathleen M. Simon

April 16th, 2020|

Kathleen M. Simon, age 92, of Johnsburg, IL, passed away peacefully of natural causes on April 16, 2020, at Wauconda Health & Rehab Center in Wauconda. She was born May 21, 1927 to Steve and Emma Freund. Kathleen married Joseph Simon in May of 1948 at St. Mary's Church Catholic in McHenry. Sadly, Joe passed away in August 1965. Kathleen loved spending time with her family, cooking, sharing recipes and interesting stories with her daughter...

Dorothy Marianna Kowalczyk

April 12th, 2020|

Dorothy Marianna Kowalczyk, age 77, of McCullum Lake, passed away peacefully at home on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born March 10, 1943, in Chicago, the daughter of Leon and Helen (nee Swierzbinski) Nowotnik. On September 10, 1961, Dorothy married the love of her life, Ronald Kowalczyk in Chicago. Dorothy worked for many years as a graphic artist, a passion she truly enjoyed. She was a proud...

Tamae Genung

April 11th, 2020|

Tamae Genung, age 91, of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully on April 11, 2020 in Woodstock IL at Valley Hi Nursing Home. She was born on June 15, 1928 in Tokyo, Japan, the daughter of Togi and Koko Takeo. She married the love of her life, Clyde E. Genung on February 19, 1951, in Yokohama, Japan. Tamae was a loving, generous, kind and peaceful person who loved going to lunch at the Kyoto in Crystal Lake. She enjoyed sports and was an avid...

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