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

Genene M. Maxson

April 5th, 2020|

Genene (Dember) Maxson, age 72, of McHenry, passed away in Crystal Lake, after a battle with cancer on April 5, 2020. Genene was born December 17, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Alfred and Genevieve (nee Para) Dember, who predeceased her. Genene married William M. Maxson, on January 22, 1966, in McHenry, Illinois. William predeceased Genene on November 5, 2000. Genene worked many years for Le Vichyssois, as well as other...

Arlene Elaine Scase

March 31st, 2020|

Arlene Elaine Scase went on to heaven at the age of 96, March 31, 2020 at McHenry, Illinois. She lived a full life often marveling that a farm girl from Hubbard, Iowa was strong enough to move to Elmhurst, Illinois, finish her Bachelor's degree at Elmhurst College, teach fourth grade, be a wife to Howard McBride, and raise two children, Ronald and Joyce. She moved to Chippewa Falls, Wisc. with her second husband Harold Roethel where she...

Minerva Cook

March 27th, 2020|

Minerva Cook, age 95, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 27, 2020. Minerva was born September 13, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Jabour and Elizabeth (nee Yared) Kallil. On October 11, 1944, Minerva married Emmett Cook in Toledo. Emmett preceded Minerva in death on July 22, 1966. Minerva worked for many years as Head of the Clerk of Courts in Toledo. She was a great cook with a wicked sense of humor. ...

William Joseph Hatfield

March 26th, 2020|

William Joseph Hatfield, age 60, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly at his home, Thursday, March 26, 2020. William was born July 15, 1959, in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Richard P. and Betty L. (nee Cassem) Hatfield. On December 3, 1988, William married the love of his life, Deborah Graves in Joliet, Illinois. William worked in the newspaper industry, in circulation and district management, for over 40 years. He was a lifelong fan of the...

Ralph A. Fischer

March 24th, 2020|

Ralph A. Fischer, age 78, of Wonder Lake, Illinois passed away peacefully on March 24, 2020. He was born on April 4, 1941 in Chicago, the son of Ralph Sr. and Agnes (Bujnowski) Fischer. He married Jean Lucarz in 1988 in Bloomfield WI. A celebration of Ralph's Life will be held at a later date. Full obituary will also follow at a later date. Funeral arrangements were handled by Colonial Funeral Home, McHenry, IL. www.colonialmchenry.com

Cecilia C. Serritella

March 18th, 2020|

Cecilia C. Serritella of McHenry, age 81, passed away on March 18, 2020 at home, after a brief battle with cancer. In the three days before her death, she had regaled her family with stories and laughter, and was full of joy. At the time of her death, she was held in the loving arms of one of her daughters, while her two other daughters serenaded her with beautiful songs that she loved. Cecilia was born on November 4, 1938 in Chicago, the...

Eileen Bernadette Moen

March 13th, 2020|

Eileen Bernadette Moen, age 89, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Friday morning, March 13, 2020. Eileen was born February 3, 1931, in Chicago, the daughter of Edward and Genevieve (nee Gerlach) Busam. On August 8, 1953, Eileen married her loving husband Gordon Moen in Chicago. Gordon preceded Eileen in death on January 30, 2009. Eileen worked for many years in the healthcare field, retiring in 1993 from Condell Hospital. She enjoyed...

John Randal Baker

March 13th, 2020|

John Randal Baker, age 66, of Lake InThe Hills, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, in McHenry, surrounded by his loving family. John was born January 11, 1954, in Plainview, Texas, the son of John Robert and Olivia (nee Fennell) Baker. On June 8, 1974, John married the love of his life, Marla Gayle Gaither in Lubbock, Texas. John retired after 33 years of service with The U.S. Treasury Dept. as a Federal Bank Examiner. In his younger...

Michael W. Neuman

March 11th, 2020|

Michael W. Neuman, age 59, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in McHenry. He was born in East Troy, Wisconsin, on November 25, 1960, the son of Michael W. and Darlene (Wizner) Neuman. Michael worked for EB Brown and most recently for Follet. He liked to collect Hotwheels and work on puzzles in his free time. He was an avid Chicago sports fan and loved spending time with his niece, Ellie. He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie...

Florence Ann Eichman

March 7th, 2020|

Florence Ann Eichman, age 90, of Hebron, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Florence was born July 22, 1929, at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago, the daughter of Walter and Cecylia (nee Filipiak) Martynowicz. She attended Five Holy Martyrs Catholic Elementary School. Florence later attended and graduated from Kelly High School with the class of 1948. On May 7, 1950,...

Brendan T. Peterson

February 26th, 2020|

Brendan T. Peterson, age 41, of Wonder Lake, passed away on February 26, 2020 at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago surrounded by his loving family. Brendan was born on January 8, 1979 in Elk Grove Village. On September 28, 2007 he married Sara Wilhelm in Grayslake IL. Brendan worked for Wickstrom Ford in Barrington. In his free time he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He was an avid fan of all Chicago sport teams. He...

Joseph (Ed) Edward Condon

February 24th, 2020|

Joseph (Ed) Edward Condon "Third son of the Third son", age 86, of Johnsburg, Illinois died Monday, February 24, 2020 surrounded by his family at Doctors Hospital in Sarasota, Florida. Born, October 17, 1933 in Kankakee, Illinois, he was the son of the late Joseph Robert Condon and Stella (Soucie) Condon. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Donna Marie (Schmitt) Condon, along with seven children: Craig (Beth) of McHenry, Illinois,...

Sandra S. Doty

February 21st, 2020|

Sandra S. Doty, age 62, of Gurnee, IL, passed away, on Friday February 21, 2020 at Condell Hospital in Libertyville. She was born on October 1, 1957, the daughter of Robert and Ruth Cowels. Sandra worked as an accounting manager at Sunset Foods for 41 years. ​ Sandra is survived by h​er loving husband Donald​; sister Kathy Leahy,​ and brother Brian Cowles​; ​also survived by Debbie (Joe) Hallman, Don (Jen) Doty Jr. and ​Dion...

Eugene R. McShea

February 20th, 2020|

Eugene Robert "Gene" McShea, age 76, of McHenry, Illinois, passed away on February 20, 2020. He was born to Robert and Helen McShea in Chicago. Eugene leaves behind his children Kelly McShea of McHenry, Robert McShea of McHenry, Jean Marie (Paul) Wegner of Crystal Lake, and Michael McShea of McHenry; siblings Robert (Cheryl) McShea, Terrence ("Cookie") McShea , James McShea, Susan (Greg) Bartsch, and Timothy McShea. Eugene is preceded in...

John Ryan DeLorenzo

February 13th, 2020|

JOHN RYAN DELORENZO (Ryan) John Ryan DeLorenzo, 26, son of Sheilagh (Boyle) DeLorenzo and the late Christopher DeLorenzo, passed away last week at home in Huntley, IL. Ryan had a big heart, an infectious smile, and the ability to captivate anyone with his presence. Though often quiet, never shy, Ryan had a natural charm and made friends wherever he went. A natural athlete, he was always up for a game of ball or a wrestling match with any...

Jeanine Ardith Richardson

February 12th, 2020|

Jeanine A. Richardson (nee Klengel) of McHenry Illinois, passed away quietly on February 12, 2020 at the age of 88, in Buffalo Grove Illinois. Jeanine was born April 3, 1931 in Chicago Illinois, to Alfred Oscar Klengel and Muriel Klengel (nee McKloska). Jeanine grew up in the northwest side of Chicago, with her sister Charlene. She grew up to be a shy unassuming well versed young woman. Then, one spring day, in 1948, she met the love of...

Harvey Alfred May

February 10th, 2020|

Harvey A. May, born to Ed and Luella May on January 2, 1945 in Waukegan passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday, February 10, 2020 in McHenry. A 1963 graduate of Richmond-Burton Community High School, Harvey married his high school sweetheart, Theresa Freund on January 8, 1966 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg. Drafted into the United States Army in 1965, he served in Viet Nam until he was...

Doris G. Berner

February 8th, 2020|

Doris G. Berner, 94 of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Journeycare Care Center in Barrington, Illinois. She was born April 8, 1925 in Chicago, to her parents Emil and Selma Bessa. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Thomas Berner; her two Step-sons: Tom Berner Jr and Larry Berner; her sisters: Allene, Selma, Harriet; her brother Emil and her best friend Betty. Doris lived most of...

Ann Catherine Miller

February 6th, 2020|

Ann Catherine Miller, age 90, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 27, 1929, the daughter of Thomas and Grace (Doherty) Bolger. On May 28, 1951, she married the love of her life, George Miller, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McHenry. Ann lived in McHenry her entire life, was a devoted Catholic and longtime member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She loved to...

Irvin H. Becker Jr.

February 6th, 2020|

Irvin H. Becker, Jr, age 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2020, in Woodstock. He was born in Chicago on October 30, 1924, the son of Irvin H. and Alice (Charlie) Becker, Sr. Irv (and his wife, Dottie) were devoted members of The Church of Holy Apostles and active in the H.A.S.H ministry. They were also long-time volunteers at the Villa Desiderata, where Irv was a Board Member Emeritus. In Chicago, Irv attended Lane Tech...

Joyce Marie (Taube) Kyle

February 5th, 2020|

Joyce Marie (Taube) Kyle, 72, of McHenry, Illinois, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening on the 5th of February at Northwestern McHenry Hospital. Joyce taught for many years in the McHenry public schools. Born on February 25, 1947 in Davenport, Iowa, to Arnold and Lucille Taube of Geneseo, Illinois, Joyce maintained lifelong connections to the Quad Cities area. Joyce met her husband, Earl R. Kyle, at Illinois State University where they both...

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