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

Beverly E. Greenwood

September 23rd, 2019|

Beverly E. Greenwood, age 85, passed away in McHenry on Monday, September 23, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 2, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Carl and Irene (Belter) Peters. Beverly married Russell Greenwood, who preceded her in death on February 19, 1995. She is survived by her children: Diane Zimmerman, Gail Weingart, Glenn (Connie) Greenwood, David Greenwood; grandchildren: Kelly (Blake),...

Gerald S. Klimek

September 23rd, 2019|

Gerald S. Klimek, age 79, passed away at his home on Monday, September 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago on August 31, 1940, the son of Stanley and Marianne (Kozlowski) Klimek. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years; Joyce (Cys) Klimek; his children: James (Kelley) Klimek, Sheryl (Phil) Delisi; and his grandchildren: Mitchell, Abigail Klimek and Samantha, Michael Delisi. All services will be private. ...

Mark Joseph Serpe

September 19th, 2019|

Mark Joseph Serpe, age 66, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 19, 2019. He was born August 21, 1953, to the late Samuel Sylvester and Julia Jeanette (nee Haupt) Serpe, in Chicago. On April 16, 1994, he married Roberta Gustafson at the Church of Holy Apostles, McHenry. Mark proudly serviced in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1978. Mark was an active part of the community. He was a 4th Degree...

Frank Joseph Kucharski

September 14th, 2019|

Frank Joseph Kucharski, age 79, of McHenry, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 3, 1939, to the late Jozef and Paulina (Kasiuba) Kucharski in Krzemieniec, Poland. On July 28, 1962, Frank married the love of his life, Marie Wolski, at St. Helen's Church in Chicago. Frank proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps, being honorably discharged as Lance Corporal. Frank...

Dorothy J. Norum

September 2nd, 2019|

Dorothy J. Norum, age 82, passed away in Barrington, with her daughter by her side, on Monday, September 2, 2019, after a short illness. She was born in Chicago on October 6, 1936. During her early years, Dorothy was a dispatcher for the Arlington Heights Police Department and later worked and retired as a dispatcher for the Island Lake Police Department. She also owned and operated 6 Pines Wildlife. Dorothy was the matriarch of the family;...

Judith E. Miller

August 31st, 2019|

Judith E. Miller, age 74, went to be with the Lord on August 31, 2019, at White Oaks Memory Care in McHenry, IL, her husband by her side holding her hand, until 6:11a.m. when she succumbed to her long battle with Parkinson's and Dementia. She was born April 24, 1945, in Chicago, to Edward C. and Winifred H. (Simmons) Steadman. She married her true love, Robert J. Miller, at St. Mary's Church, McHenry, IL, on May 2, 1964. She was a homemaker and...

Kathryn A. Bauer

August 30th, 2019|

Kathryn A. Bauer, age 78, of McHenry, passed away on August 30, 2019, peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 7, 1941, in Johnsburg, IL to Henry Hiller and Lorraine Blake. She attended McHenry East High School and graduated in 1959. She was a bank teller for McHenry State Bank, which then became First Midwest Bank for 30 years. In addition to working at the bank, she was the bookkeeper for Custom...

Linda H. Proesel

August 25th, 2019|

Linda H. Proesel, age 70, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 25, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 29, 1948, to the late Harold and Helen (nee Kelow) MacGregor, in Chicago. On August 1, 1970, she married the love of her life, George W. Proesel, at St. Mary's Church in Fremont Center, Mundelein, Illinois. Linda lovingly made hundreds of blankets and Afghans for family, friends, Project Linus, and many...

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. ...

Paul M. James

August 19th, 2019|

Paul M James passed away August 19, 2019 in Schaumburg, Illinois. He was born on October 29, 1974 to Jack (Jay) James and Christina (Fain) James. He is survived by his wife Angela (Smessaert) James, along with his father and siblings Steven (Maggie) James, nephew Liam James, Sister Lesley (Jim) Schumacher, and brother Darren James. Paul was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated Lawrence Central High School. He continued his education...

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,...

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