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

Edward W. Schultz

July 15th, 2019|

Edward W. Schultz, age 74, of McHenry, passed away at his home on Monday, July 15, 2019. He was born in Chicago on September 16, 1944, the son of Edward Vernon and Florence (Tomlin) Schultz. On June 21, 1969, he married (the late) Janey D. Shadrick. Edward is survived by his son, David Schultz; grandchildren: Natalie V. Schultz and Jackson A. Schultz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Florence; wife: Janey and son Jeffrey. ...

Brad D. Johnson

July 15th, 2019|

Brad D. Johnson, age 60, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019, from a short, but hard fought battle with cancer. He was born in Woodstock, IL. on July 13, 1959, the son of Harold C. and Emily M. (Ehmke) Johnson. Brad enjoyed spending time outdoors and sitting by the bonfire. He found great joy in working with his hands; especially while restoring old vehicles and woodworking. Brad once made a bass guitar from a fallen tree. In his free time,...

Jerry O’Hearn

July 12th, 2019|

Jerry O'Hearn, age 74, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 in McHenry. He was born in Chicago on January 12, 1945, the son of Jerry and Bessie (Mandel) O'Hearn. On December 4, 1976, he married the love of his life, Patricia Herzberg, in Crystal Lake, IL. Jerry's favorite sport was golf. He worked with doors and hardware for many years and was an architectural hardware consultant. Jerry belonged to Shepherd of the Hills church. He will be...

Dolores "Dori" Tonyan

July 7th, 2019|

Dolores 'Dori' Tonyan of McHenry died Sunday, July 7th, 2019 surrounded by her family. Dori was born April 11th, 1935, the youngest child of eight to Arthur and Laura (nee Young) Smith. She resided in McHenry her entire life. On May 29th, 1957 she married the love of her life William Tonyan, Jr. at St. Mary's Church, McHenry. With her husband Bill, she wintered at Grenelefe, Haines City, FL and enjoyed many family trips "up north" to...

Monty Keith McLean

July 7th, 2019|

Monty Keith McLean, age 52, of Wonder Lake, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at JouneyCare, Barrington, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 27, 1967, to the late Billy and Fonda (nee Petri) McLean, in Skokie. Monty was raised in McHenry and was in the graduating class of 1985. He was great dad who enjoyed to fish and go to Cubs games with his son, Riley. He was a dedicated son to his father and helped him when he became ill. He...

Kenneth Robert Krueger

July 4th, 2019|

Kenneth Robert Krueger, age 92, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 4, 2019 at his home. He was born January 27, 1927 to the late Harry Krueger and Julia Mary Cope (Krueger) (Campbell) in Chicago and was raised by Harry and Mary ( Cartwright) Krueger. On June 24, 1950, Ken married the love of his life, June Marilyn (Spanggard) Krueger, in Lake Forest, IL. June preceded Ken in death on May 1, 2019, after 68 years of marriage...

Joyce Ann Houge

July 4th, 2019|

Joyce Ann Houge, age 76, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, July 4, 2019. She was born July 3, 1943, to the late Stanley and Marguerite (nee Dorniden) Campbell, in St. Paul, MN. Joyce liked spending time outside gardening and being on the water boating and water skiing. In her free time, she enjoyed gambling and playing pinochle. More than anything, Joyce adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spent every...

Julia May Roels

July 4th, 2019|

Julia May Roels, age 83, of Lake Barrington, IL, passed away peacefully in her home with family at her side on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Julia was preceded in death by her parents, James and Julia (King) Mitchell, and her beloved husband, Robert J. Roels. Julia was born on February 9, 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa. She later moved to Chicago with her parents where she met her future husband, Robert Roels, at a church dance. They were married on...

Alexander R. Powell

June 29th, 2019|

Alexander R. Powell, age 17, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 19, 2002, in McHenry, the son of Kevin and Angela (Barkhurst) Powell. Alex was going to be a senior at McHenry West High School and loved playing for the water polo team. He had enlisted in the military and was a poolee for the United States Marines. He loved snowmobiling, working out and was an avid outdoorsman. He...

Delores E. Glawe

June 27th, 2019|

Delores E. Glawe, age 85, of McHenry IL passed away on June 27, 2019 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Arlington Heights on April 28, 1934, the daughter of Otto and Alma (Oestmann) Fiene. On December 1, 1951 she married the love of her life Richard Glawe who preceded her in death in 2017. Delores worked at various factory jobs. She was a school bus driver, as well was a cook at Immanuel...

Ethel Christina Nell

June 23rd, 2019|

Ethel Christina Nell, age 98, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, June 23rd. She was born March 27, 1921, in Johnsburg, IL. Ethel was the eldest of three children of Henry M. Nell and Clara (Freund) Nell. She was born and raised in Johnsburg. When in her twenties, Ethel and her sister moved to New Jersey. She remained employed there in wait staff management at a New Jersey Country Club until her retirement. She then moved back to the...

Lewelyn Rohleder

June 21st, 2019|

Lewelyn Rohleder, age 62, of Ingleside, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 19, 1956, to the late Norman and Carol (nee Limb) Murdock, in Cedar City, Utah. Lewelyn grew up in Utah and moved to Illinois when she started a family. She was a worthy member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In her free time, she enjoyed baking and crocheting. More than anything, her grandchildren...

Bonnie J. Pociask

June 18th, 2019|

Bonnie J. Pociask, age 75, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 18, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and beloved cat, Binky. She was born on March 30, 1944, in Chicago, to the late Walter and Barbara (Halloran) Saran. More than anything, Bonnie loved her family. Her most important role was being Mimi to her cherished grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and bird watching. She loved watching HGTV and Netflix...

Jacqueline "Jackie" Moore

June 13th, 2019|

Jacqueline R. "Jackie" Moore, age 64, of Island Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 13, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 15, 1955, to the late Robert and Marion (nee Stuck) Tarrance, in Chicago. On August 15, 1986, she married the love of her life, Douglas Moore, in Bensenville, Illinois. Jackie enjoyed taking care of her flowers and feeding all the neighborhood hummingbirds. She was a kind and gentle...

Monika H. Redetzky

June 12th, 2019|

Monika H. (Meissner) Redetzky was born in Reichenbach, Germany on March 15, 1921. She passed on to encounter her next journey on June 12, 2019 with her daughter, Barbara M. Powers, and beloved family pet, Trouper, at her side. She experienced a long and very eventful life, having fled her home during WWII and emigrating to the USA with her husband in 1951. Speaking only German, she taught herself to read and speak English, keeping her goals...

Barbara M. DeMar

June 10th, 2019|

Barbara M. DeMar, age 102, passed away at her home on Monday, June 10, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Greenwood, WI, on August 19, 1916, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (nee Shober) Kohlnhofer. In September of 1940, she married Joseph G. DeMar, Sr. Barbara was raised on a farm in Central Wisconsin. During her lifetime, she worked very hard at everything she did including working for the war effort in Chicago. She...

George Mitch Gaskell

June 9th, 2019|

George Mitch Gaskell of McHenry, born 02/19/1929 in London England passed away Sunday June 9th. Beloved husband of Barbara Gaskell, dear father of Debbie Gaskell, Mitch Gaskell and Christopher Gaskell (Denise). Stepfather of Jim (Janet) Swerbenski, Steve (Carrie) Swerbenski, Jean (Al) Elarde. Also survived by his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mitch served in the British Army but was proud to display the American flag. Life was...

Lynnette J. Mosson

June 8th, 2019|

Lynnette J. Mosson, age 50, of McHenry, passed away Saturday evening, June 8, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Lynn was born March 20, 1969, in Arlington Heights, the daughter of Ross and the late Leslie (Miller) Randazzo. Lynn worked for many years as a Purchasing Agent and will always be remembered as an Awesome & Dedicated Friend. Lynn was a very Proud and Loving Mom, who enjoyed being an active Team Mom for her children in...

Lois R. Prust

June 7th, 2019|

Born: April 24, 1939 Died: June 7, 2019 Lois R. Prust, 80, died June 7, after a 2 year battle with cancer. Lois was born in Chicago to Ferdinand and Helen Rosa. When she was a young girl, the family moved to Crystal Lake where her parents operated a hotel on the north shore of Crystal Lake. Lois graduated from Crystal Lake Central High School in the class of 1957. On August 17, 1963, she married Ormel Prust at the Immanuel Lutheran...

Joanne Tackitt

June 3rd, 2019|

Joanne Tackitt, age 78, of McHenry, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at JourneyCare in Woodstock. She was born in Milwaukee, WI to Julius and Ione Stordeur on March 10, 1941. Joanne was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by her loving husband, James H. Tackitt, two daughters: Valerie Lynn Gilbert (Tony Abfall), Denise Ann Gilbert (Roger Lambrechts); grandchildren: Andrew Abfall,...

Lavonne Louise Fleming

June 1st, 2019|

Lavonne Louise Fleming, age 83, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2019, in Peoria. She was born in Woodstock, IL on June 6, 1935, the daughter of John and Helen (nee Ohlrich) Hoch. On October 6, 1956, she married the love of her life, Everett Fleming. In her younger days, Lavonne was a motorcyclist. She enjoyed gardening and playing the organ. Her favorite outdoor activity was camping and she loved the birds. Lavonne also enjoyed cross stitching...

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