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

Carol A. Beth

December 26th, 2019|

Carol A. Beth, age 70, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2019 with her loving family by her side. She was born on October 18, 1949 in Evanston IL, a daughter of Richard and Ruth Sauck. Carol was a devoted wife, loving mother and Gigi "Gorgeous Grandma" to her beloved grandchildren. Carol is survived by her husband Roger Beth; her children Stephanie (Ron) Heinberg of Marengo IL, Todd (Nicole) Beth of Pleasant Prairie, WI, Britt (Brett)...

Lillian A. Huffman

December 23rd, 2019|

Lillian Huffman, age 90, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, December 23, 2019, in Crystal Lake surrounded by her loving family. Lill was born May 12, 1929, in Chicago, the daughter of Magnus and Olga (nee Olsen) Mickelson. Lill was one of four children. She married at a young age and started a family raising three boys, whom she loved deeply. Lill worked full time most of her life. Battling a few illnesses never kept...

Mary E. Dwyer

December 23rd, 2019|

Mary E. Dwyer was born on December 30, 1934 in Chicago Illinois. She was the last born of 3 children to the late Maurice Foley and Edna Foley. On Monday, December 23, 2019, she departed this earthly existence and was greeted by her Lord and Savior. Mary E.Dwyer was married to the late Patrick L. Dwyer on June 19, 1954. Mary had three children Frank (Paulette) Dwyer, the late Donna Dwyer, and Catherine (Steven) Braun. Mary had 6...

Josephine O’Hara

December 22nd, 2019|

Josephine Ann (Sadowski) Pace O'Hara, age 81, of McHenry, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, December 22, 2019, in Crystal Lake. Josephine was born September 30, 1938, in Chicago, the daughter of John Sadowski Sr. and Alice (Majewski) Sadowski Mendyk. Josephine worked for many years as a medical secretary. Creative, talented, crafty, fun-loving and vibrant is how friends and family described Josie. She was...

Jennifer R. Eckel

December 21st, 2019|

Jennifer R. Eckel, age 59, of McHenry, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019, in Tampa, Florida, while on vacation after a short illness. Jennifer was born November 8, 1960, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Ross and Marjorie (nee Ernst) Reed. She married the love of her life Carl Eckel on January 5, 2003, in the Bahamas. For many years, Jennifer ran Eckel's McHenry Flea Market with her husband Carl and also ran the Water Street Shoppe. She...

Leonard Arnold Pacewitz

December 19th, 2019|

Leonard Arnold Pacewitz, age 70, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, December 19, 2019, at The Springs in Crystal Lake. Len was born November 25, 1949, in Tampa, Florida, the son of Chester and Elaine (nee Wright) Pacewitz. After moving to McHenry, Len worked for over 30 years for Modine Manufacturing before retiring. In his younger years, Len was a fantastic athlete. He loved to snow ski, bowl, surf and golf, as well...

Earl Vickery, Jr.

December 19th, 2019|

Earl Vickery Jr. died peacefully Dec. 19, 2019, at JourneyCare CareCenter in Barrington, IL at the age of 76 following a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Earl will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary Palmonari Vickery; his daughter Dawn (Thomas) Birkhoff and 3 grandchildren, Amber, Serena and Noah. Earl is also survived by his brothers, Hollis Vickery and Craig (Laura) Vickery; his sisters, Carol (Jerry) Vickery...

Robert J. Klaas

December 16th, 2019|

Robert J. Klaas, age 81, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago, on February 13, 1938, the son of Frank Henry and Virginia (Virtue) Klaas. On April 4, 1964, he married the love of his life, (the late) Virginia M. Klaas, in Lincolnwood, IL. Bob served in the Marine Corp from 1957-1963. He was a Marine for life! Semper Fi. He grew up in Sauganash and attended Queen of All Saints during...

Fred K. Frantz, Jr.

December 16th, 2019|

Fred K. Frantz, Jr., 66, of Lake in the Hills, passed away at his home on 12/16/19. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake with Visitation beginning at 10 a.m. and service at 11:30 a.m. Fred was born on February 8, 1953 in Chicago IL and was the son of Fred K. Frantz, Sr. and Hazel (Jensen) Frantz. On July 24, 2015 he married Sue Hartley, she survives. Fred served in...

Joseph John Srednicki

December 12th, 2019|

Joseph John Srednicki, age 94, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Glen Head, New York, on January 4, 1925, the son of Casimir and Helen (Jablonowski) Srednicki. On June 14, 1948, he married the love of his life, Elizabeth (Betty) Srednicki. Joseph proudly served our country in the United States Navy for 20 years and Civil Service for 20 years. He loved his county and his family. He was a...

Carol Bolger

December 12th, 2019|

Dolores "Carol" Bolger, age 91, of McHenry, passed away at her home Thursday evening, December 12, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born July 16, 1928, in Chicago. Carol enjoyed summers in McHenry where she met her future husband. On October 1, 1949, Carol married William J. Bolger in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McHenry. After receiving her teaching degree in Chicago, Carol went on to receive her Master's Degree at...

Jean T. Hahndorf

November 30th, 2019|

Jean T. Hahndorf, age 97, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 6, 1922 in Chicago, the daughter of Andrew and Helen Laciak. She married her late husband Richard L. Hahndorf on April 13, 1947 and they spent 54 wonderful years together. Jean was a longtime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in McHenry. She is survived by her children Richard D. (Diane)...

Robert A. LoPresti, Sr.

November 27th, 2019|

Robert A. LoPresti, Sr, age 82, of Johnsburg, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago on September 13, 1937, the son of Anthony and Sophia "Sally" (Giranio) LoPresti. On October 13, 1956, he married (the late) Marylyn LoPresti. Robert loved music and playing music. He was known to be a "fixer upper" and in his spare time he also enjoyed boating on Pistakee Bay. Family meant...

John Carroll Clark

November 22nd, 2019|

John Carroll Clark, 83, was surrounded by family as he peacefully passed away on Friday November 22nd at Burr Oak Manor, Genoa City, WI. John was born May 24th 1936 in Chariton IA to L.T. and Catherine Clark. He graduated from Simpson College, Indianola IA in 1958 with a degree in Chemistry and Geology. John was preceded in death by his first wife Arlene (Ommen). John married Luanne (Kohlbusch) on April 25, 1970 in Des Moines IA and they...

George Robert Olsen

November 21st, 2019|

George Robert Olsen, age 66, of Bull Valley, passed away unexpectedly early Thursday morning on November 21, 2019, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, surrounded by his loving family. George was born November 30, 1952, in Chicago, the son of Robert and Wanda (nee Orzyp) Olsen. On October 30, 1993, George married Tymia L. Olsen in Las Vegas, Nevada. George proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably...

Tom Douglas

November 20th, 2019|

. Thomas Douglas, age 85, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019, with his devoted wife, Sheila, by his side. He was born in Lake Forest, Illinois, January 15, 1934, the son of Thomas K. and Rose (Conway) Douglas. Tom worked for Vulcan Materials Company for 45 years as Sales Manager. After his retirement Tom enjoyed working for Chalet Hills Golf Club for 16 years as Starter/Ranger in Cary, IL. Tom is survived by his loving wife,...

Walter Michael Dehmlow

November 12th, 2019|

Walter Michael Dehmlow, age 64, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, in Barrington, on Tuesday evening, November 12, 2019. Mike was born, April 7, 1955, in Berlin, Germany, the son of Glen and Elizabeth (nee Paetsch) Dehmlow. Mike worked for many years as a machinist. He was extremely handy with his hands and enjoyed doing puzzles and working with legos. Mike liked being outdoors and enjoyed basking in the sun. ...

Shirley B. Harms

November 7th, 2019|

Shirley B. Harms passed away peacefully November 7 at home with her family at her side at the age of 94. She was born May 15, 1925 in Wheeling Township to George and Elizabeth Bartman. She married LeRoy W Harms at St Mary's of Buffalo Grove on January 19, 1946. She was a resident of McHenry for 70 years. She was ahead of the times as an independent professional business woman. She founded Harms Farm in 1962 to keep her kids occupied. Later...

Christina Joanne Perry

November 3rd, 2019|

Christina Joanne Perry, age 55, of Johnsburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 3, 2019. She was born April 2, 1964, to the late Robert and Joanne Carlson, in Park Forest, Illinois. On February 1, 1995, she married Dennis Perry, in Woodstock, Illinois. Christina was always very hard working. She worked as a manager for KFC for more than 10 years and also worked for a number of years at Fabrik Factory. Christina was the most...

Joseph R. Russo

November 1st, 2019|

Joseph Richard Russo, age 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 1, 2019, in Barrington. He was born in Chicago on October 26, 1945, the son of William and Dolores (Pontarelli) Russo. On May 26, 1969, Joseph married the love of his life, the late Donna Booras. Together they raised their two daughters, Becky and Gia. Joseph worked for several years as a restaurateur then later moving on to his true...

Georgia Louise Kainer

October 26th, 2019|

Georgia Louise Kainer, age 74, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family and her dogs, on Saturday, October 26, 2019. She was born on December 26, 1944, the daughter of Clare F. and Mary P. (McConnen) Roepke. On April 9, 1977, she married the love of her life, John G. Kainer, at the Methodist Church in Park Ridge, IL. Georgia was a retired nurse and in her spare time enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling in the...

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