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

Wilburn M. "Ike" Isaacson

March 18th, 2019|

Wilburn M. "Ike" Isaacson, age 93, of McHenry, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Journey Care Hospice in Woodstock. Ike was born October 25, 1925 in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, the son of Wilburn and Anne (DeLappe) Isaacson. After graduating high school, Ike proudly served our country during World War II, serving in the United States Navy. On December 26, 1949, Ike married the former Gladys LaBorde in Washington. Ike worked for Lakeland...

Helen K. Schmitt

March 15th, 2019|

Helen K. Schmitt, age 92, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 in Woodstock, IL. She was born in Volo, IL on April 6, 1926, the daughter of Mathias and Katherine (Diedrich) Brown. On June 23, 1948 she married (the late) Richard Schmitt, at St. Peter's in Volo. Helen loved to play cards, dominoes, pinochle, King's Korner and Scrabble, according to the Schmitt family rules. She enjoyed crocheting, baking and making caramel corn for all her friends...

Bette Jeanette O’Brien

March 10th, 2019|

Bette J. O'Brien, 96, of McHenry, died comfortably on March 10th, 2019, at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock. Born January 21, 1923, in McHenry, she is predeceased by her husband, William J. O'Brien and her brother Bernard (Bernie) Buss. Bette was a selfless mother and homemaker, raising six children while working as a bookkeeper/accountant for various local businesses in McHenry, and as a secretary at Marian Central Catholic High School in...

Eugene "Gene" Miller

March 9th, 2019|

Eugene J. Miller, age 94, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 26, 1924, to the late John and Anna (nee Jung) Miller, in Ringwood, Illinois. On April 28, 1984, he married the love of his life, Clarice. Gene was a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during World War II. Gene truly embraced the term, living life to the fullest. His knack to live and...

Samuel "Sam" Rio

March 2nd, 2019|

Samuel J. "Sam" Rio, age 71, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully, March 2, 2019. He was born March 7, 1947, to the late Joseph Sr, and Josephine (nee Mannone) Rio. On September 7, 1968, he married the love of his life, Christine Scaccia, at St. Beatrice Church, Schiller Park. Sam loved golfing and went every day he could. He also enjoyed boating in his free time. Sam will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his...

Betty Dumproff

March 2nd, 2019|

Betty Dumproff, age 92, of Union, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 2, 2019. She was born October 1, 1926, to the late John and Kate (nee Weber) Freund. On April 14, 1958, she married the love of her life, Paul Dumproff, at Sacred Heart Church, Marengo. Paul and Betty owned the Village Trading Post, in Union, for 42 years. In her free time, she enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. Betty is survived by her sister, Anita Stoffel,...

Leonard "Joe" Loy

February 28th, 2019|

Leonard "Joe" Loy, 74, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital in McHenry, Illinois. He was born on September 2, 1944, in Zion, IL to Francis and Inez (Ianson) Loy. Joe married Sherry (Snell) Caroll from Gary, Indiana on August 5, 2005, in Mundelein, Illinois. Joe was a hard worker; he had a strong work ethic and put value in working hard for his family. Joe worked at Johnson Motors...

Janice "Jan" Tvaroh

February 28th, 2019|

Janice "Jan" Tvaroh, age 76, of Johnsburg, passed away February 28, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 12, 1942, to the late Albert and Kathryn (nee Michels) Huff. On September 11, 1965, she married the love of her life, Terry Tvaroh, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Johnsburg. Jan catered with her mother, Katie, at the Johnsburg Community Club for many years. She also worked in the Johnsburg High School...

Mary Paula Harrison

February 28th, 2019|

Mary Paula Harrison, 91, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2019, surrounded by family members. Paula was born in Chicago on December 31, 1927 to James & Lillian Feeney. She is survived by a sister, Lois Kawczynski, four children: Frank Harrison (Kathy), Lois Maltry, Paula Doren, and Jim Harrison (Carolyn); fifteen grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 50...

Annabelle R. Klier

February 28th, 2019|

Annabelle R. Klier, age 90, of McHenry passed away peacefully on February 28, 2019 at Alden Terrace in McHenry. She was born on December 15, 1928 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, the daughter of Herman F. Tilch and Hattie Tilch Thurman (née Lindsteadt). She married the late Walter H. Klier on May 13, 1950. Annabelle enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading and cardinals, (the birds, not the ball team). She was a Die-Hard Cubs fan who enjoyed spending...

O. Gregory Johnson

February 26th, 2019|

O. Gregory Johnson, 72, of McHenry, passed away on February 26. Greg was born in St. Louis, MO on November 27, 1946. He grew up in Bloomington, IL racing in soap box derbies, playing sports, writing for the local paper and hosting a radio show. Greg graduated from Bloomington Central Catholic High School. He went on to earn a degree in education from Illinois State University in 1968 and graduate degrees from Roosevelt University and...

Judith Odehnal

February 21st, 2019|

Judith Odehnal, age 74, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 3, 1944, daughter of Robert and Helen Byers. Judith and her husband, Laddie, lived in Florida for 20 years. She recently came back to Wonder Lake in April of 2018. Judith enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. ...

John "Jack" Knoll

February 19th, 2019|

Woodstock – John "Jack" Knoll, 83, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at McHenry County Valley Hi in Woodstock, IL. He was born on the Fourth of July 1935, in Northbrook, IL. The son of John and Elsa (Heppner) Knoll. Jack married Jane Bremer from Des Plaines, IL on November 29, 1958, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenview, IL. After they were married, he went into the service for 2 years. Upon returning, they moved to a farm at the...

Brandy Kristine Lonski

February 18th, 2019|

Brandy Kristine Lonski, age 25, of Spring Grove, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 18, 2019, at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Brandy was born June 2, 1993, the daughter of Thomas and Dawn (Brose) Long. On May 18, 2018, Brandy married Daniel McGraw in Woodstock, IL. Brandy attended North Bridge Church. She enjoyed kayaking, frolfing, and art, including painting, sketching, tattoos, photography and pottery. Brandy...

Ruth E. Simone

February 18th, 2019|

Born September 22, 1921 went to be with her beloved Johnny on February 18, 2019. Married John P. Simone (deceased) on January 10, 1942. She is survived by her loving daughters Diane (Gary) Seymour of McHenry, IL and Donna J. Simone of Highlands Ranch, CO. Also surviving are her nieces Louise Bultman of Des Plaines and Joanne Herold of Midlothian and nephew Harold (Carole) Ulmer of Sun Lakes AZ. Predeceasing her were her husband John and her half...

Mariellen P. Mader

February 15th, 2019|

Mariellen P. (nee Brockmeyer) Mader, age 67, of Bull Valley, passed away peacefully Friday, February 15, 2019, at NorthWestern Medical Center, McHenry, surrounded by all of her loving family. She was born March 10, 1951, to the late Thomas and Patricia (nee Dunne) Brockmeyer. On June 24, 1978, she married the love of her life, William Mader, at SS. Faith, Hope, & Charity Catholic Church, Winnetka. Mariellen graduated from Marywood High...

William R. Wehrs

February 12th, 2019|

William R. Wehrs, age 81, of Johnsburg, IL passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 while on vacation with his longtime companion, Susan, in Puerto Vallarta. He was born July 1, 1937 in Chicago, the son of the late Raymond Sr. and Florence (Halloran) Wehrs. He is survived by his ex-wife Phyllis and their three children William Jr. (Leslie), Pamela (Brigg) Johnston, and Cynthia (James) Rowe and by his four grandchildren Alyse, Ethan, Cassidy,...

Gertrude Dorothy Jessup

February 10th, 2019|

Gertrude Dorothy (Strohmaier) Jessup, 102, of Crystal Lake, IL (formerly of McHenry), died February 10, 2019. Born December 10, 1916, to Charles and Paula Strohmaier, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she married Paul S. Jessup on May 16, 1936, and moved to McHenry, Illinois, in 1949. Gert was a strong, kind, loving, and independent woman dedicated to her family. A graduate of Spenserian Business College in Milwaukee, for several years she worked for...

Shirley O’Donoghue

February 10th, 2019|

Shirley Ann (Montpelier) O'Donoghue, age 87, passed to her rest on February 10, 2019 at her home in McHenry, IL. She was born on December 29, 1931 in Ogdensburg, NY to the late Theodore and Bertha (Goulet) Montpelier. Shirley graduated from Saint Mary's Academy in Ogdensburg, NY with the class of 1950. On July 9, 1951, Shirley married the late Edward J. O'Donoghue. The family moved to Grand Rapids, MI residing there for 10 years before...

Thomas "Casey" Van Der Bosch

February 9th, 2019|

Thomas J. "Casey" Van Der Bosch, age 79, of McHenry passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Northwestern Medical Center in McHenry. He was born in Chicago on November 21, 1939, the son of Edward W. and Josephine (O'Neill) Van Der Bosch. He married Cornelia McMahon on April 28, 1962. He is survived by his beloved wife Cornelia; his 5 children; 13 grandchildren as well as one great-grand daughter and two sisters. He was preceded in death...

Eleanor V. Pawlikowski

February 7th, 2019|

Eleanor V. Pawlikowski, age 96, of Crystal Lake Illinois, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2019 at Northwestern Medical Center in McHenry, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 29, 1922 in Caledonia, Minnesota, the daughter of August and Agnes (Leary) Schulte. She married Leonard Pawlikowski on February 9, 1946 in Aurora, Colorado, and they spent 72 wonderful years together. Eleanor was a U.S. Army Veteran who served...

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