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

Ethel Christina Nell

June 23rd, 2019|

Ethel Christina Nell, age 98, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, June 23rd. She was born March 27, 1921, in Johnsburg, IL. Ethel was the eldest of three children of Henry M. Nell and Clara (Freund) Nell. She was born and raised in Johnsburg. When in her twenties, Ethel and her sister moved to New Jersey. She remained employed there in wait staff management at a New Jersey Country Club until her retirement. She then moved back to the...

Lewelyn Rohleder

June 21st, 2019|

Lewelyn Rohleder, age 62, of Ingleside, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 19, 1956, to the late Norman and Carol (nee Limb) Murdock, in Cedar City, Utah. Lewelyn grew up in Utah and moved to Illinois when she started a family. She was a worthy member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In her free time, she enjoyed baking and crocheting. More than anything, her grandchildren...

Bonnie J. Pociask

June 18th, 2019|

Bonnie J. Pociask, age 75, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 18, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and beloved cat, Binky. She was born on March 30, 1944, in Chicago, to the late Walter and Barbara (Halloran) Saran. More than anything, Bonnie loved her family. Her most important role was being Mimi to her cherished grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and bird watching. She loved watching HGTV and Netflix...

Jacqueline "Jackie" Moore

June 13th, 2019|

Jacqueline R. "Jackie" Moore, age 64, of Island Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 13, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 15, 1955, to the late Robert and Marion (nee Stuck) Tarrance, in Chicago. On August 15, 1986, she married the love of her life, Douglas Moore, in Bensenville, Illinois. Jackie enjoyed taking care of her flowers and feeding all the neighborhood hummingbirds. She was a kind and gentle...

Monika H. Redetzky

June 12th, 2019|

Monika H. (Meissner) Redetzky was born in Reichenbach, Germany on March 15, 1921. She passed on to encounter her next journey on June 12, 2019 with her daughter, Barbara M. Powers, and beloved family pet, Trouper, at her side. She experienced a long and very eventful life, having fled her home during WWII and emigrating to the USA with her husband in 1951. Speaking only German, she taught herself to read and speak English, keeping her goals...

Barbara M. DeMar

June 10th, 2019|

Barbara M. DeMar, age 102, passed away at her home on Monday, June 10, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Greenwood, WI, on August 19, 1916, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (nee Shober) Kohlnhofer. In September of 1940, she married Joseph G. DeMar, Sr. Barbara was raised on a farm in Central Wisconsin. During her lifetime, she worked very hard at everything she did including working for the war effort in Chicago. She...

George Mitch Gaskell

June 9th, 2019|

George Mitch Gaskell of McHenry, born 02/19/1929 in London England passed away Sunday June 9th. Beloved husband of Barbara Gaskell, dear father of Debbie Gaskell, Mitch Gaskell and Christopher Gaskell (Denise). Stepfather of Jim (Janet) Swerbenski, Steve (Carrie) Swerbenski, Jean (Al) Elarde. Also survived by his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mitch served in the British Army but was proud to display the American flag. Life was...

Lynnette J. Mosson

June 8th, 2019|

Lynnette J. Mosson, age 50, of McHenry, passed away Saturday evening, June 8, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Lynn was born March 20, 1969, in Arlington Heights, the daughter of Ross and the late Leslie (Miller) Randazzo. Lynn worked for many years as a Purchasing Agent and will always be remembered as an Awesome & Dedicated Friend. Lynn was a very Proud and Loving Mom, who enjoyed being an active Team Mom for her children in...

Lois R. Prust

June 7th, 2019|

Born: April 24, 1939 Died: June 7, 2019 Lois R. Prust, 80, died June 7, after a 2 year battle with cancer. Lois was born in Chicago to Ferdinand and Helen Rosa. When she was a young girl, the family moved to Crystal Lake where her parents operated a hotel on the north shore of Crystal Lake. Lois graduated from Crystal Lake Central High School in the class of 1957. On August 17, 1963, she married Ormel Prust at the Immanuel Lutheran...

Joanne Tackitt

June 3rd, 2019|

Joanne Tackitt, age 78, of McHenry, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at JourneyCare in Woodstock. She was born in Milwaukee, WI to Julius and Ione Stordeur on March 10, 1941. Joanne was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by her loving husband, James H. Tackitt, two daughters: Valerie Lynn Gilbert (Tony Abfall), Denise Ann Gilbert (Roger Lambrechts); grandchildren: Andrew Abfall,...

Lavonne Louise Fleming

June 1st, 2019|

Lavonne Louise Fleming, age 83, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2019, in Peoria. She was born in Woodstock, IL on June 6, 1935, the daughter of John and Helen (nee Ohlrich) Hoch. On October 6, 1956, she married the love of her life, Everett Fleming. In her younger days, Lavonne was a motorcyclist. She enjoyed gardening and playing the organ. Her favorite outdoor activity was camping and she loved the birds. Lavonne also enjoyed cross stitching...

Lori A. Berge

May 31st, 2019|

Lori A. Berge, age 54, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 in McHenry IL. She was born in Melrose Park, IL., on March 18, 1965, the daughter of Herbert and Doris (Meyer) Voth. On March 10, 1984, she married the love of her life, Dean Berge in Arlington Heights, IL. Lori loved to spend time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids. She enjoyed traveling to Mexico as often as she could. She was never wrong and knew just about...

Edward N. Surges

May 29th, 2019|

Edward N. Surges (age 90) died on May 29, 2019, beloved husband of Kathryn, dear son of the late Philip and Lena Surges. He is survived by his stepdaughters Amy and Laura; granddaughters Emma, April, and Maria; his sister Gladys Murphy (the late Patrick); eleven nephews and nieces; and many grandnephews and grandnieces. He is the brother of the late Lloyd (the late Mary Ann) Surges. Ed attended Sacred Heart and St. Ethelreda grammar schools, Leo...

Constance "Connie" Marie Hansen

May 26th, 2019|

Constance "Connie" Marie Hansen, age 65, of McHenry passed away on May 26, 2019 at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago surrounded by her loving family. Connie was born in Cincinnati, OH on October 1, 1953 the daughter of Robert Leo and Ruth Constance Smith. She married the love of her life Gary Hansen on October 16, 1971 at St. Paul of the Cross Church. Connie is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years Gary; her 3 children Theresa Havard,...

Joye Ann Adams

May 26th, 2019|

Joye Ann Adams, 91, of McHenry, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family's love on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Joye was born on October 31, 1927 in Woodstock, IL to parents Isaac and Vera Fish. In September of 1946, she married the love of her life, Albert "Alby" Adams in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Woodstock, IL. They made their home in McHenry where they raised their five children. Joye loved spending time with and caring for her family....

Thomas R. Miller

May 24th, 2019|

Thomas R. Miller, age 74, of McHenry, IL and Normandy, FL, passed away Friday evening, May 24th, 2019 in McHenry.

Scott Robert Haase

May 23rd, 2019|

Scott Robert Haase, age 56, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Thursday, May 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 22, 1963, the son of Bernhardt and Nanci (nee Juron) Haase. On May 2, 2015, Scott married the love of his life, Kristine Palmer. Scott was extremely proud of his 21 years of sobriety. He sponsored many others in the program and gained countless lifelong friends. Scott loved vacationing in the Northwoods. ...

Mary Ellen Baker

May 22nd, 2019|

Mary Ellen Baker, age 91, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Woodstock. Formerly of Ringwood, Illinois, she grew up in Manchester, Iowa, where she was born to Jay and Matilda (nee Reese) Hatfield, on April 4, 1928. On March 2, 1955, she married the love of her life, Arthur Baker, in Iowa. For many years, Mary Ellen enjoyed her job in the school lunchroom at Johnsburg Elementary School and for several years loved to listen to...

Dorothy Ann Pahr

May 22nd, 2019|

Dorothy Ann Pahr (nee Mahoney) born July 26, 1930 in Chicago, IL passed away in her home in McHenry, IL on May 22,2019 surrounded by her children. She is survived by 6 of her 7 children, Helen (Robert) Kerwin, Mary (Sam) Bender, Robert Pahr, Nanette (Lester) Johnson, Michael Pahr and Denise Pahr. Her son John E. Pahr passed away in September 2007. She is also survived by 18 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren...

Ellen Marie Tomes

May 20th, 2019|

Ellen Marie Tomes, age 64, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Monday, May 20, 2019, surrounded by family, at JourneyCare Hospice, Woodstock. She was born May 3, 1955, to the late Russ and Shirley (DiFatta) Sparacino, in Chicago. On May 7, 1988, she married the love of her life, Gregory Tomes. Ellen's joy was to be around her family, surrounded by love and laughter. She was selfless and forgiving and always made sure you felt loved. Her family...

Delbert Lawson "Del" Hendrix

May 17th, 2019|

Delbert Lawson "Del" Hendrix passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Del was born in a red barn to Albert and Nellie (Hollis) Hendrix in the tiny rural community of Happy Corners, Arkansas. He was raised on a cotton farm that his father farmed with a team of horses, Dick and Dan. One of Del's chores was to water the horses and he was always amazed by the amount of water that they could drink. Del attended a one...

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