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

Terry A. Mazurkiewicz

August 9th, 2020|

Terry Allen Mazurkiewicz, age 46, passed away on August 9, 2020 at his home in McHenry, IL He was born on December 6, 1973 in Chicago, the son of Raymond J. and Kathleen Marie (Obos) Mazurkiewicz Terry is survived by his parents Ray and Kathy Mazurkiewicz, his two brothers Joseph and Ted Mazurkiewicz, and his beloved dog, Mac. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother Pearl Jagolowicz Memorial Visitation will take place on...

Lauren Nicole Pepple (nee Rey)

August 7th, 2020|

Lauren Nicole Pepple (née Rey), of Harvard, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on August 7, 2020 at the age of 35. Lauren is survived by her husband Nathan Pepple; her parents José and Linda Rey; her sister and brother-in-law, Melina and David Blizard and their daughter Briar; her mother-in-law Dorothy Pepple; Nathan's brother and his wife Jeremy and Mary Hopper, and their children Austin Roddewig and Hailey Hopper. She had a large and...

Michael Rowell

August 7th, 2020|

Michael James Rowell, age 33, passed away on August 7, 2020. He was born on December 22, 1986 in Arlington Heights, IL to Steve and Cathy Rowell. He became a brother to Danny Rowell in 1989. He married the love of his life, Rachel Wendt Rowell, on September 1, 2013. He was a loving father to his daughter, Lennox Grace Rowell, born December 18, 2018. Mike was so much to so many people. He truly was a friend to all – often referred to as the ...

Roberta Dell Schleifer

August 7th, 2020|

Roberta Dell Schleifer, 74 of Richmond, formerly of Lake Barrington, IL, passed away peacefully in her home on August 7, 2020. She was born November 7, 1945; the daughter of Dr. Carl Herman and Dr. Lucile Angeline Schleifer (nee Seiler). Roberta was a graduate of Barrington High School and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was involved with many community projects. Roberta was a past Flynn Valley 4-H Club leader and a member...

Eric Alan Larson

August 6th, 2020|

Eric Alan Larson, age 54, lost his 5 year courageous battle with Cancer on August 6, 2020. He was born August 23,1965 in Livonia, MI to Lynn and Judith Larson. This beloved man is survived by his beautiful wife Kelly and their four children William, Alexandria, Jonathon and Thomas. Beloved son of Judy and brother Ken or "Bro" as he called him. As well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was an avid golfer as was his father before...

Georgianne Chromczak

August 5th, 2020|

Georgianne Chromczak, age 60, of Johnsburg, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Georgianne was born August 30, 1959, in Chicago, the daughter of Henry J. and Pauline (Mesko) Kmack. On July 26, 1980, she married the love of her life, Henry J. Chromczak, Jr., at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights. Georgianne was highly motivated, always excelled in everything she did. As an 'A' student she won...

Karen Rohn Thoma

August 2nd, 2020|

Karen Rohn Thoma, age 74, of Grayslake, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 2, 2020. She was born October 10, 1945, in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph T. and Catherine (Hart) Mahoney. On May 6, 1972, Karen married the love of her life, Michael Thoma in McHenry. Karen was very active in her church, Lord of Glory Church in Grayslake. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, doing crafts and making lists. Above all, Karen loved the...

David Norman Weiss

August 1st, 2020|

David Norman Weiss, age 81, of Hebron, Illinois, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2020. He was born on August 27, 1938 in Patterson, New Jersey, the son of Norman and Naomi Weiss. He married the love of his life Sharon Jo Smith, on June 27, 1959. David is survived by his loving children Debra (Kevin) Henne of Seattle, WA, Michael Weiss of Seattle, WA, and Eric (Bobbi) Weiss of Las Cruses, New Mexico; and his grandchildren Derek Spiner...

Cora Jane Dutkiewicz

July 29th, 2020|

Cora Jane Dutkiewicz, age 53, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, on July 29, 2020, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, Illinois. She was born February 14, 1967, in Chicago, the daughter of George and Marie Hartler. On October 28, 1989, she married Michael Dutkiewicz in Park Ridge, Illinois, and they enjoyed 30 wonderful years together. Cora was a nurse as well as K9 Lifeline rescuer. She enjoyed Gardening, Cooking, Crafting,...

Carol Gladys Kimble

July 29th, 2020|

Carol Gladys Kimble, age 87, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully, after fighting a courageous battle against Lewy Body Dementia, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. She was born on August 24, 1932 in Crystal Lake, IL to Thomas and Gladys (Pihl) Rooney. Carol was a loving mother and proud grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family and gardening at her home in Crystal Lake, especially her vegetable garden. Carol loved sitting and...

Linda Sprenkle

July 28th, 2020|

Linda Sprenkle, age 67, of Wonder Lake, passed away, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Journey Care in Barrington. Linda was born June 23, 1953, in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, the daughter of Chester and Ilene (Zimmerman) McNeely. On June 8, 1984, Linda married the love of her life, Loren Sprenkle, Sr., in Zion Lutheran Church, in Marengo, Illinois. Linda worked for many years as a cafeteria Manager. She was a member of Fellowship of Faith...

Barry John Lemcke

July 27th, 2020|

Barry Lemcke was born in Elgin IL July 13th 1963 and grew up in Hoffman Estates, and then also in Round Lake where he lived with his folks (Frank & Pat), on the shores of Long Lake. Thus began his life-long love affair with being on the water. Barry graduated Round Lake High School in May of 1981. After graduation he enlisted in The United States Coast Guard and served faithfully and honorably until 1987. While in the Coast Guard Barry earned...

Richard R. "Ron" Wagstrom

July 20th, 2020|

Richard R. (Ron) Wagstrom, age 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 20, 2020, surrounded by his loving family, at his home in Johnsburg. Ron was born December 5, 1936, in Chicago, IL, the son of Carl and Hulda (Pearson) Wagstrom. He proudly served his country in the United States Army before being honorably discharged in 1957. Ron married Jesslyn (Jessie) ZumMallen, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Round Lake on February 4, 1956. He...

Richard LeRoy Smith

July 19th, 2020|

Richard LeRoy Smith, age 89, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, July 19, 2020, at Shepherd Premier Senior Living in Ringwood. Richard was born December 17, 1930, in Waukegan, Illinois, the son of Robert A. and Esther A. (Doetsch) Smith. On June 11, 1955, Richard married the love of his life Grace Ann Smith at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McHenry. Grace Ann preceded Richard in death on September 15, 2002. Following...

Leonard F. Pawlikowski

July 17th, 2020|

Leonard F. Pawlikowski, DDS, February 17, 1921 – July 17, 2020. Leonard passed away peacefully in Crystal Lake, IL, surrounded by family. Leonard, a son of immigrants, was born in Chicago, Illinois. In his early years, he lived in the back of the small grocery store his family owned in Bridgeport. A lifelong, devout Catholic, he attended Catholic schools, including Weber High School and the Chicago College of Dental Surgery at Loyola...

William V. Murphy

July 15th, 2020|

William V. Murphy, age 77, of Hoffman Estates, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek in Hoffman Estates. William was born on August 13, 1942, the son of Vincent and Lillian (Bruckhauser) Murphy. He married the love of her life, Elaine Pasterz, on June 10, 1990, at Katherine's Banquet Hall in Wheeling. William was an avid sports fan who enjoyed playing golf, traveling and watching movies. His...

Christine Coe Seibel

July 13th, 2020|

Christine Seibel (Cooke) passed away on July 13, 2020 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, Illinois. Christine was born May 6, 1952 in Oak Park, IL, beloved daughter of Charles Cooke Jr. and Ruth Cooke. Loving sister of Charles (Alma) Cooke III. Christine has two children Bradley Kranich (Katie Kranich), and Adam Kranich (Allison Kranich). She has triple step grandsons Ethan, Liam and Cole, and a granddaughter Andie Kranich. ...

Edeltraud "Oma Danny" Schmitt

July 12th, 2020|

Edeltraud "Oma Danny" Schmitt, age 76, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, July 12, 2020, at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington, IL. Danny was born on April 20, 1944, in Germany, the daughter of Walter and Henriette (Decker) Rudolph. On December 26, 1970, Danny married the love of her life, Dale Schmitt and they spent 49 wonderful years together. Danny emigrated from Frankfurt Germany in...

Jerriann Dauer

July 7th, 2020|

Jerriann Dauer, age 81, of Woodstock, IL passed away peacefully on July 7, 2020. She was born on December 15, 1938 in Lawrence, Kansas, the daughter of Everett and Ethel Hamilton. Jerriann was a homemaker and loved to cross stitch, bowl, read mystery books and to travel. She also loved animals, especially her dog Belle who passed away in February. Jerriann is survived by her loving children Joy (Bruce) Caraway of Lawson, Mo, Joel...

Juanita Durband

July 7th, 2020|

Juanita M. Durband, age 87, of McHenry, died July 7, 2020 at Fox Point Manor in McHenry, IL. Juanita was born in Chicago, IL on February 22, 1933, the daughter of Hans T. and Grace M. Larsen. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mom, grandma and GG, who was devoted to raising her family. She loved cooking, gardening, dancing, and hosting holiday theme parties. Juanita was delighted to volunteer at the local elementary school. She...

Lucille Ann "LuAnn" Smith

July 6th, 2020|

Lucille Ann "LuAnn" Smith, age, 89, passed away peacefully at home on July 6, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born on, August 23, 1930 in Spring Grove, IL, the daughter of Edward and Olivia (Kattner) Bauer. She married Harold Smith on September 8, 1951 at St. Mary's Church in McHenry, IL. LuAnn grew up in Ringwood and later in life worked for Morton Chemical as a Lab Technician, for 40 years. She was a long time member of St...

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