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

Mary L. Checchin

August 20th, 2019|

Mary L. Checchin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, in Woodstock, Illinois, the day before her 99th birthday. Mary was born August 21, 1920, in Amite, Louisiana to Louis and Loreta Ruffino. Mary came to Chicago in 1947 and married Ferdinando (Fred) Checchin in 1951 at Holy Rosary Church. They moved to Lakemoor in 1954 and she continued to live in the same home where she raised her family, until a few months before her passing. ...

Peter M. Strand

August 18th, 2019|

Peter Martin Strand, age 66, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Barrington. He was born in Connecticut on August 10, 1953, the son of Herbert J. and Elizabeth Strand and grew up on a chicken farm. While attending Quinnipiac University, he was a member of the ski club. During Peter's working years, he was a salesman, belonged to the Fox River Grove United Methodist Church and was a former Lions Club member. In his spare time, he enjoyed...

Doris F. Basel

August 15th, 2019|

June 18, 1924 ~ August 15, 2019 Doris Frances Basel passed away peacefully Thursday, August 15,  2019 in Aurora, Illinois surrounded by her loving family. Doris was born June 18,1924 in Wilburton, Oklahoma to Paul and Mary Gris. After the loss of her father, a coal miner, her two oldest sisters moved to Illinois to pave the way for her mother and family's transfer to Chicago. Doris met her future husband, of 50 years, Harold F. Basel and...

Colleen L. Mantor

August 7th, 2019|

Colleen L. Mantor, age 50, of McHenry IL, passed away unexpectedly, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She was born in Chicago on December 11, 1968, the daughter of (the late) Robert E. and Alice M. Mantor. Colleen was a waitress/bartender, working many years at the Clearwater Beach Hotel in Florida and at John Evans in Crystal Lake. She also worked at auto dealerships mainly in the after-market position. Colleen enjoyed going out for drinks with...

John William Bicek, Jr.

August 6th, 2019|

John William Bicek Jr., age 20, of Hebron, IL, was found unexpectedly deceased after being reported missing by his family on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. John graduated from McHenry West High School Class of 2017 as a Distinguished Warrior. During his school years, John excelled in Chess, several AP Classes and was part of the National Honor Society. He enjoyed reading, gaming and above all, his friends and family. He was always there to lend a...

Sheila L. Benbennick

August 3rd, 2019|

Sheila Lynn Benbennick, age 31, of Crystal Lake, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 3, 2019, in South Elgin. Sheila was born on January 4, 1988, the daughter of James T. Benbennick and Lauren Kerr. Sheila was a member of the 58th Avenue Baptist Church in Cicero. She was very creative and enjoyed shopping and drawing. Sheila loved life and her happiest moments were spent with her precious daughter Bianca. Bianca will always...

Gene Robert Glosson

July 29th, 2019|

Gene Robert Glosson, age 75, of McHenry, passed away Monday morning, July 29, 2019, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. Gene was born May 24, 1944, in Woodstock, the son of William and Lillian (nee-Douglas) Glosson. On September 19, 1964, Gene married the former Nancy Cusack at St. Patrick's Church in McHenry. Gene was a Union Electrician, master craftsman and gardener. He loved to be outdoors in front of the fire looking at his lake and...

Jack Hochleutner

July 28th, 2019|

Jack Hochleutner, born February 8, 1957, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday July 28, 2019. He is survived by his wife Sharon, daughter Stephanie, sister Jill, along with many nieces, nephews and their growing families. Jack was preceded in his journey by his beloved parents Elmer and Violet (nee Stevens) Hochleutner as well as his siblings Ron, Lenny and Joyce (nee Daniels). Jack was a truck driver by trade but took seriously...

John Gordon Ungles

July 27th, 2019|

John Gordon Ungles, age 77, of McHenry entered into eternal peace on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington. "Gordon" was born in Michigan, raised in California and settled his life in Northern Illinois. He enjoyed friends and family immensely. He loved his wife, Alice, as well as the home and life that they made together. His other passion were motorcycles and boating. More than anything though, Gordon adored his...

Elizabeth Livingston Thomson

July 25th, 2019|

Elizabeth Livingston (Bradshaw) Thomson, 95 of Elgin passed away peacefully with family on July 25th, 2019 at Heritage Manor, under the care of Vitas Hospice. She was born Dec. 25th, 1923 in Covington, Ga. to James and Ada (Livingston) Bradshaw, the third of six children. She moved with her husband, the late John Graham Thomson to Elgin, Il in the late 1940's where they built their home and began their family Elizabeth was an artist, excelling...

Nancy Schuppert

July 23rd, 2019|

Nancy Schuppert, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Racine, Wisconsin on June 13, 1941, the daughter of Tom and Myrleen (Ludlow) Olson. On June 26, 1965, she married the love of her life, Leroy A. Schuppert. Nancy was a retired aid of McHenry High Schools Special Ed program and was also the past president to AAUW. Nancy loved to fish and spent 40 years of her life fishing...

Peter E. Brommelkamp

July 22nd, 2019|

Peter E. Brommelkamp, age 81, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, July, 22, 2019. Pete was born May 21, 1938 in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Edwin and Dora (nee-Hollister) Brommelkamp. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy. In February of 1964, Pete married the former Annette Neuman in Chicago. Pete worked for many years as an auto mechanic, retiring in 2003. Pete enjoyed working on cars,...

Kristine Marie Felix

July 22nd, 2019|

Kristine Marie "Kris" (Baseley) Felix, 51, of her hometown of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, July 22, 2019 after a long, tiring 17-year battle with stage IV kidney cancer. Kris was born on July, 24, 1967 in Elgin, IL, the youngest child of Gary and Katherine (Meyer) Baseley. She had a lively and outgoing personality that attracted many friendships as well as the love of her life. On July 7, 1990 she married her...

Leah Sylvia Nuss

July 22nd, 2019|

Leah Sylvia Nuss, age 85, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Monday, July 22, 2019, at The Fountains, Crystal Lake. She was born July 26, 1933, to the late Martino and Theresa Andreoni, of Chicago. On January 9, 1954, she married the love of her life, Walter Nuss. Leah, along with her husband, Wally, owned Wally's Bike Haven for many years. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Wally; loving children: Martin (Leslie) Nuss and Theresa...

Jane Carol Konitzer

July 17th, 2019|

Jane Carol Konitzer (nee Nagel) passed away unexpectedly in McHenry, Illinois, on July 17, 2019. Born on December 11, 1953, in Melrose Park, Illinois, Jane was raised in Mount Prospect and spent her adult life residing in McHenry. Jane was most recently employed at JCPenney in Johnsburg, Illinois, where she took great pride in her job and loved her customer interactions. Anyone who knew Jane would say that she had a radiating personality and...

Brad D. Johnson

July 15th, 2019|

Brad D. Johnson, age 60, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019, from a short, but hard fought battle with cancer. He was born in Woodstock, IL. on July 13, 1959, the son of Harold C. and Emily M. (Ehmke) Johnson. Brad enjoyed spending time outdoors and sitting by the bonfire. He found great joy in working with his hands; especially while restoring old vehicles and woodworking. Brad once made a bass guitar from a fallen tree. In his free time,...

Edward W. Schultz

July 15th, 2019|

Edward W. Schultz, age 74, of McHenry, passed away at his home on Monday, July 15, 2019. He was born in Chicago on September 16, 1944, the son of Edward Vernon and Florence (Tomlin) Schultz. On June 21, 1969, he married (the late) Janey D. Shadrick. Edward is survived by his son, David Schultz; grandchildren: Natalie V. Schultz and Jackson A. Schultz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Florence; wife: Janey and son Jeffrey. ...

Jerry O’Hearn

July 12th, 2019|

Jerry O'Hearn, age 74, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 in McHenry. He was born in Chicago on January 12, 1945, the son of Jerry and Bessie (Mandel) O'Hearn. On December 4, 1976, he married the love of his life, Patricia Herzberg, in Crystal Lake, IL. Jerry's favorite sport was golf. He worked with doors and hardware for many years and was an architectural hardware consultant. Jerry belonged to Shepherd of the Hills church. He will be...

Dolores "Dori" Tonyan

July 7th, 2019|

Dolores 'Dori' Tonyan of McHenry died Sunday, July 7th, 2019 surrounded by her family. Dori was born April 11th, 1935, the youngest child of eight to Arthur and Laura (nee Young) Smith. She resided in McHenry her entire life. On May 29th, 1957 she married the love of her life William Tonyan, Jr. at St. Mary's Church, McHenry. With her husband Bill, she wintered at Grenelefe, Haines City, FL and enjoyed many family trips "up north" to...

Monty Keith McLean

July 7th, 2019|

Monty Keith McLean, age 52, of Wonder Lake, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at JouneyCare, Barrington, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 27, 1967, to the late Billy and Fonda (nee Petri) McLean, in Skokie. Monty was raised in McHenry and was in the graduating class of 1985. He was great dad who enjoyed to fish and go to Cubs games with his son, Riley. He was a dedicated son to his father and helped him when he became ill. He...

Kenneth Robert Krueger

July 4th, 2019|

Kenneth Robert Krueger, age 92, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 4, 2019 at his home. He was born January 27, 1927 to the late Harry Krueger and Julia Mary Cope (Krueger) (Campbell) in Chicago and was raised by Harry and Mary ( Cartwright) Krueger. On June 24, 1950, Ken married the love of his life, June Marilyn (Spanggard) Krueger, in Lake Forest, IL. June preceded Ken in death on May 1, 2019, after 68 years of marriage...

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