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

Lori A. Berge

May 31st, 2019|

Lori A. Berge, age 54, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 in McHenry IL. She was born in Melrose Park, IL., on March 18, 1965, the daughter of Herbert and Doris (Meyer) Voth. On March 10, 1984, she married the love of her life, Dean Berge in Arlington Heights, IL. Lori loved to spend time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids. She enjoyed traveling to Mexico as often as she could. She was never wrong and knew just about...

Edward N. Surges

May 29th, 2019|

Edward N. Surges (age 90) died on May 29, 2019, beloved husband of Kathryn, dear son of the late Philip and Lena Surges. He is survived by his stepdaughters Amy and Laura; granddaughters Emma, April, and Maria; his sister Gladys Murphy (the late Patrick); eleven nephews and nieces; and many grandnephews and grandnieces. He is the brother of the late Lloyd (the late Mary Ann) Surges. Ed attended Sacred Heart and St. Ethelreda grammar schools, Leo...

Joye Ann Adams

May 26th, 2019|

Joye Ann Adams, 91, of McHenry, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family's love on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Joye was born on October 31, 1927 in Woodstock, IL to parents Isaac and Vera Fish. In September of 1946, she married the love of her life, Albert "Alby" Adams in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Woodstock, IL. They made their home in McHenry where they raised their five children. Joye loved spending time with and caring for her family....

Constance "Connie" Marie Hansen

May 26th, 2019|

Constance "Connie" Marie Hansen, age 65, of McHenry passed away on May 26, 2019 at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago surrounded by her loving family. Connie was born in Cincinnati, OH on October 1, 1953 the daughter of Robert Leo and Ruth Constance Smith. She married the love of her life Gary Hansen on October 16, 1971 at St. Paul of the Cross Church. Connie is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years Gary; her 3 children Theresa Havard,...

Thomas R. Miller

May 24th, 2019|

Thomas R. Miller, age 74, of McHenry, IL and Normandy, FL, passed away Friday evening, May 24th, 2019 in McHenry.

Scott Robert Haase

May 23rd, 2019|

Scott Robert Haase, age 56, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Thursday, May 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 22, 1963, the son of Bernhardt and Nanci (nee Juron) Haase. On May 2, 2015, Scott married the love of his life, Kristine Palmer. Scott was extremely proud of his 21 years of sobriety. He sponsored many others in the program and gained countless lifelong friends. Scott loved vacationing in the Northwoods. ...

Mary Ellen Baker

May 22nd, 2019|

Mary Ellen Baker, age 91, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Woodstock. Formerly of Ringwood, Illinois, she grew up in Manchester, Iowa, where she was born to Jay and Matilda (nee Reese) Hatfield, on April 4, 1928. On March 2, 1955, she married the love of her life, Arthur Baker, in Iowa. For many years, Mary Ellen enjoyed her job in the school lunchroom at Johnsburg Elementary School and for several years loved to listen to...

Dorothy Ann Pahr

May 22nd, 2019|

Dorothy Ann Pahr (nee Mahoney) born July 26, 1930 in Chicago, IL passed away in her home in McHenry, IL on May 22,2019 surrounded by her children. She is survived by 6 of her 7 children, Helen (Robert) Kerwin, Mary (Sam) Bender, Robert Pahr, Nanette (Lester) Johnson, Michael Pahr and Denise Pahr. Her son John E. Pahr passed away in September 2007. She is also survived by 18 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren...

Ellen Marie Tomes

May 20th, 2019|

Ellen Marie Tomes, age 64, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Monday, May 20, 2019, surrounded by family, at JourneyCare Hospice, Woodstock. She was born May 3, 1955, to the late Russ and Shirley (DiFatta) Sparacino, in Chicago. On May 7, 1988, she married the love of her life, Gregory Tomes. Ellen's joy was to be around her family, surrounded by love and laughter. She was selfless and forgiving and always made sure you felt loved. Her family...

Delbert Lawson "Del" Hendrix

May 17th, 2019|

Delbert Lawson "Del" Hendrix passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Del was born in a red barn to Albert and Nellie (Hollis) Hendrix in the tiny rural community of Happy Corners, Arkansas. He was raised on a cotton farm that his father farmed with a team of horses, Dick and Dan. One of Del's chores was to water the horses and he was always amazed by the amount of water that they could drink. Del attended a one...

Patricia Ann Slaughter

May 16th, 2019|

Patricia Ann Slaughter, age 79, of McHenry passed away peacefully on May 16, 2019 at JourneryCare Hospice in Barrington. She was born on April 15, 1940 in Chicago, the daughter of James Hurst and Gladys (Robert) Keller. She married Jack Slaughter on January 30, 1960 in Roselle IL. Pat owned Stuc's Pizza in McHenry for 13 years. She loved going to their vacation home in Adams, WI. Pat enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing with her...

Annette L. Rizzo

May 13th, 2019|

Annette L. Rizzo left us on Monday, May 13, 2019. Annette was born in Chicago, October 7, 1970, the daughter to Salvador and Patricia (nee Booss) Rizzo, Sr. She is the loving mother to Alexa, Michael and Angelique; and dear sister to Salvador and Dawn. Family and friends were Annette's love and joy. She was a remarkable cook and loved spending time in the kitchen, cooking for her family and friends. She also loved to attend concerts,...

Lorraine Marie Smolzer

May 12th, 2019|

Lorraine Marie (nee Vavrick) Smolzer, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Alden-Poplar Creek Rehab Center, Hoffman Estates. She was born April 27, 1935, to the late Thomas and Louise (nee Voss) Vavrick. On October 15, 1955, she married the love of her life, the late John Smolzer, in Chicago. Lorraine was a long-time member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time with her...

Vivian E. Schutzman

May 7th, 2019|

Vivian E. Schutzman, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Valley Hi Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Des Plaines, Illinois, on February 3, 1924, the daughter of John and Irma (nee Hollman) Meister. Vivian was a homemaker who loved to cook and bake for her family. She volunteered her time at church and for the Lutheran General Service League. Family meant everything to her and...

Richard A. Bruski

May 6th, 2019|

Richard A. Bruski, age 84, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019. He was born November 13, 1934, the son of (the late) Alexander and Mary (nee Dziadula) Bruski. On May 4, 1957, he married the love of his life, Carole Lidbury. Richard proudly served our country in the United States Navy and then went on to work for the Chicago Police Department and retired as a Sergeant after 33 years. He went on to work as an Investigator for the McHenry County...

Jason L. Triplett

May 5th, 2019|

Jason L. Triplett, age 43, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 5, 2019. He was born in Waukegan on April 22, 1976, the son of Terry Triplett and Linda Van Dyke. Jason was very much into wrestling during his grade school and high school years and he excelled at it. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading. He always dreamed of becoming a truck driver and his dream came true. Jason very successful at it, having driven over many roads for a few...

Jerry Vandall

May 5th, 2019|

Jerry Wayne Vandall, age 74 of McHenry, went to be with our Lord on May 5, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 15, 1945, to the late Edgar T. and Macel E. (Milam) Vandall, in Lawton, WV. On February 3, 1966, he married the love of his life, Ruth E. Cales, in Bradley, WV. More than anything, Jerry loved his family. He was an avid Chicago sports fan; always cheering on the Bears, White Sox and The Blackhawks....

June Krueger

May 1st, 2019|

June Marilyn Krueger, age 90, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at her home. She was born July 9, 1928, to the late Frank and Edna (nee Peterson) Spanggard, in Waukegan. On June 24, 1950, June married the love of her life, Kenneth Robert Krueger, in Lake Forest, IL. June was a lifelong member of Sycamore United Methodist Church, and a proud member of Chi Omega and Panhellenic. She was a long-time birder and...

Diane L. Rodgers

April 25th, 2019|

Diane L. Rodgers, age 83, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. She was born December 24, 1935, the daughter of Louis M. and Concetta (nee Abbinanti) Pierpaoli. On May 29, 1954, she married the love of her life, Frank Rodgers, in Chicago. Diane loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved animals, enjoyed golfing,...

Robert W. "Bob" Neel

April 23rd, 2019|

Robert W. "Bob" Neel, age 69, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly April 23,2019. He was born August 13, 1949, in Libertyville, to the late Junior and Margaret ( Wallenwein) Neel. On May 17, 1973, he married the love of his life, Connie Jean Erickson. Bob worked in construction, truck driving, and as a custodian. He loved the Cubsand the Bears. Bob was a homebody who enjoyed working in the yard. He loved watching TV and playing with his dogs....

Richard E. Hansen

April 19th, 2019|

Richard E. Hansen, age 72, of Johnsburg, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019. He was born August 28, 1946, to the late Emmett and Marie (nee Todd) Hansen. Richard proudly served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Korea, working as an MP, during Vietnam. After serving in the military, Richard worked for 30 years with the Illinois Bell Telephone Company. Richard was known throughout his neighborhood for his golf cart. He enjoyed...

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