Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

Colonial Funeral Home is a family-owned business that has been serving McHenry and its surrounding communities since 1882. We provide at-need and pre-need funeral and cremation services and merchandise.

Through the years, we have never taken your trust for granted. We appreciate it and we do our best every day to remain worthy of the confidence you place in us. You will always find us open to change in order to provide the kind of service that will be most meaningful to you, whatever your needs or desires may be. But one thing will never change; our dedication to serving you with dignity, competence and compassion.

Contact us at any time to discuss our services or to arrange a time to meet with one of our funeral service professionals.


Our Obituaries

Marvin E. Bauer

July 21, 1938 - February 21, 2018

Marvin E. Bauer, age 79, of McHenry, passed away on February 21, 2018, peacefully in his home. He was born on July 21, 1938, in Ringwood, IL to Edward Bauer and Olivia Kattner. He attended McHenry East High School and graduated in 1956. He was employed at George Hiller and Son as a carpenter and was also in the Army Reserve. He worked there for 30+ years along with owning his business,...
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Alfred "Fred" Ballstaedt

April 20, 1939 - February 18, 2018

Alfred F. "Fred" Ballstaedt, age 78, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Woodstock. He was born in Germany on April 20, 1939, the son of Fredrich and Erna (Paul) Ballstädt. On June 17, 1961, he married Kathleen Albright at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in McHenry. Alfred worked at T.C. Industries for 42 years and was an Executive VP of Engineering. He loved carpentry and working on the...
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Donald F. Kibbe

May 30, 1942 - February 18, 2018

Donald F. Kibbe, age 75, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was born May 30, 1942, to the late Philip and Doris (nee Moody) Kibbe in Augusta, Georgia. On August 20, 1966, he married the love of his life, Ruth Schmitt, at St. John's Church in Johnsburg. Don was a longtime McHenry resident. He enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with friends. One of his favorite things was to travel to...
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Nora M. Busse

October 31, 1922 - February 15, 2018

Nora M. Busse, age 95, died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at JourneyCare, Woodstock. She was born October 31, 1922, in Schaumburg, the daughter of Fred and Mathilda Botterman. She was the 6th daughter and the youngest of ten children; hence the nickname "Babe" that stuck with her all her life. On June 7, 1941, she married Marvin H. Busse of Elk Grove Township. They celebrated their 72nd...
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Peggy A. Knight

July 31, 1955 - February 14, 2018

Peggy A. Knight, age 62, died on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. She was born in Chicago on July 31, 1955, the daughter of Herbert and Shirley (Thompson) Schodtler. Peggy was a proud mother and college graduate of Western Illinois University, class of '78. She was a loving, caring, welcoming, and compassionate person who would go out of her way to help anyone. She loved to dance, especially to...
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Janet E. Adams

March 12, 1940 - February 13, 2018

Janet E. Adams, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Woodstock on March 12, 1940, the daughter of John and Frances (Kiltz) Emery. Janet was a graduate of Woodstock High School, Class of 1958. She went on to graduate from the Methodist Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, MN in 1961. From 1962 to 1964, she worked as an office nurse...
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Marian V. Cone

April 4, 1922 - February 13, 2018

Marian V. Cone, age 95, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Marian was born April 4, 1922, to the late James and Margaret (nee Mead) Lynch. Marian retired from Woodstock Die Casting. She loved playing Bingo, dancing, and socializing. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving son, Craig (Bonnie) Cone; dear grandchildren: Brittany Cone,...
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Vernon M. Freund

May 16, 1924 - February 12, 2018

Vernon M. Freund, age, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born in Johnsburg on May 16, 1924, at his parent's farm. Vernon was a farmer in Johnsburg until he went into construction. He eventually retired and retained a "gold member" status at the Local 150 for over fifty years. He also worked for District 156 doing maintenance for the...
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Allan A. Nostwick

June 29, 1931 - February 11, 2018

Allan A. Nostwick, age, 86, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Chicago on June 29, 1931, the son of Trygve and Florence Nostwick. On September 23, 1961, he married the love of his life Hildegard Bӧrgmann, at Queen of All Saints Church, IL. When Allan was a young boy at the age of 11 or 12, he started using HAM Radio. He eventually became a radio...
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Clemencia V. Fernandez

December 28, 1920 - February 2, 2018

Clemencia Fernandez, age 97, passed away from natural causes on February 2, 2018 at her home in McCullom Lake, IL. Clemencia was born on December 28, 1920 in Abram, TX, the daughter of Pedro and Juanita (Garza) Villarreal. In 1952, she married the love of her life, Roberto Fernandez and they moved to Illinois. In 1955, they bought their dream home in McCullom Lake where many family...
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Donald "Don" Poggensee

January 16, 1948 - January 31, 2018

Donald "Don" Poggensee, age 70, of Lakemoor passed away peacefully at home on January 31, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 16, 1948, the son of William and Mildred Poggensee. Don had the pleasure of meeting the love of his life, Shirley King, Over 40 years ago, their love burned bright through all that life threw their way. Don was a hardworking man throughout all...
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Mathew C. Lary

November 13, 1971 - January 25, 2018

Mathew C. Lary, 46, unexpectedly passed Thursday, January 25, 2018. His heart suddenly gave out and he passed at home in his wife's arms. Matt never took life too seriously. He was always the life of the party with his charismatic personality and infectious laughter and smile. Matt is a 1990 graduate of McHenry East High School, served in the United States Air Force during the Desert Storm...
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Eleanor "Nora" Norton

January 27, 1929 - January 23, 2018

Eleanor "Nora", age 88, of McHenry and former long-time resident of Buffalo Grove, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, while in the presence of her husband and family. Nora was born January 29, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio to Emma (Bernschein) and Stanley Weston. In August of 1955, she married (then Lieutenant) James "Jim" Norton of the United States Navy, also of Cleveland....
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Lucille C. Lytle

May 16, 1939 - January 19, 2018

Lucille Lytle, age 78, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Friday, January 19, 2018. She was born May 16, 1939, daughter of Walter and Eugenia (nee Muchowicz) Gazda. Lucille graduated from Mount Sinai in Chicago with her nursing degree. She had a life-long career as a Registered Nurse. Even after she retired, she continued to care for others and would even go into her neighbors' homes to...
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Jean F. Bernau

October 30, 1942 - January 18, 2018

Jean F. Bernau, age 75, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 18, 2018. She was born on October 30, 1942, to the late Frank and Janet (nee Schroeder) Barrett. On November 21, 1964, she married the love of her life, Terrence Bernau. Jean loved to paint and make floral arrangements. Most of all though, she enjoyed doting on her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by...
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John R. "Jack" Thomas

March 12, 1929 - January 17, 2018

John R. (Jack) Thomas, of McHenry, passed away peacefully January 17, 2018. He was born in Chicago, March 12, 1929 to James A. and Lillian Thomas. Jack had one brother, William, who preceded him in death in 2011. Jack married his college sweetheart, Jane Grimm on March 17, 1951; she was his dedicated wife for 66 years. In addition to Jane, he is survived by his three children John R. (Sharon)...
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Broc A. Olson

October 8, 1952 - January 17, 2018

Broc A. Olson, age 65, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Broc was born October 8, 1952, to the late Leif and Marvelle (nee Johnson) Olson. On April 25, 1981, he married his wife Patricia, at Shepherd of the Hills in McHenry. First and foremost, Broc was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He worked as a printer for over 35 years. After retiring, he had great joy...
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Mary Lynn Nootens

January 19, 1955 - January 17, 2018

Mary Lynn Nootens, age 62, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018. She was born in Chicago on January 19, 1955, the daughter of John J. and Matilda (Giallombardo) Joyce. She is survived by her children: Stephen J. Nootens of McHenry, Joseph F. Nootens of McHenry, Ken (Debi) Bryant of Fox Lake and Nicole Nootens of McHenry; her cherished grandchildren: Ashlyn and Taryn; as well as...
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Diane M. Tinley

May 1, 1957 - January 15, 2018

Diane "Bubbles" Tinley, age 60, of McHenry, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018. She was born May 1, 1957, to the late Emil and Marion (nee Mussar) Geffe. On September 13, 1980, she married the love of her life, Mike Tinley. Diane enjoyed motorcycles and loved riding her Harley 3-Wheeler. She had a love for all animals, cooking, riding horses, music, and dancing. Most of all though, she...
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Juanita "Neater" Aitken

April 15, 1951 - January 10, 2018

Juanita "Neater" Patricia Aitken, age 66, of Wonder Lake passed away on January 10, 2018 at her home. She was born on April 15, 1951 in Tokyo Japan, the daughter of Clarence and Kathleen Sweeney. She married the love of her life Peter Aitken on December 23, 1975 and they spent 40 wonderful years together. Neater loved puzzles, reading, craft projects, bird watching, and horses. What she...
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Floyd K. Nelson

January 10, 2018

Floyd K. Nelson, age 80, passed away in his home on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 5, 1937, the son of Harley Goldman and Ocia Rachel (Carlilie) Nelson. On June 2, 1962, he married the love of his life, Marsha, in Byron, IL. Floyd was a math teacher in Wauconda for over 30 years. In his spare time, he loved to fish and garden. Floyd adored his...
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Diane Catherine Miskovic

October 20, 1942 - January 9, 2018

Diane Catherine Miskovic (nee Roshay), age 75, of Johnsburg, passed away Tuesday, January 9, at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey. Diane was born October 20, 1942, to the late Virginia Stempinski and Jack Hook. Virginia was soon married to Harry Roshay who loved and raised Diane as his own child. On May 4, 1963, Diane married the love of her life, John Miskovic. ...
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Charles Donnelly Boak, Jr.

March 18, 1932 - January 4, 2018

Charles Donnelly Boak, Jr., age 85, of Johnsburg, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 4, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born March 18, 1932, to the late Charles and Jean (nee Pomeroy) Boak. On January 8, 1955, he married the love of his life, Natalie, at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, in Libertyville. Charles was a long time resident of Johnsburg and was a member of...
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George L. Taylor

July 23, 1939 - January 3, 2018

George Taylor, 78, of Wonder Lake, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at his home. He was born July 23, 1939 in Port Glasgow, Scotland; the son of the late George and Catherine (Lamont) Taylor. George served in the United States Navy from 1957 to 1959. He was a proud member of IBEW Local 117 for 58 years , retiring in 1999. On November 5, 1994, he married Patricia...
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Phyllis Ann Mattheisus

July 22, 1938 - January 3, 2018

Phyllis Ann Matthesius, age 79, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Phyllis was born July 22, 1938, to the late Howard and Berenice (nee Lerps) Anderson. Phyllis enjoyed reading and had a great love for horseback riding and German Shepherd dogs. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Phyllis is survived by her loving children: Linda Lee Colello, Louise...
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Gladys I. Erickson

September 12, 1920 - January 1, 2018

Gladys I. Erickson, age 97, of McHenry, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 12, 1920, the daughter of John and Lola (Saunders) Gibson. Gladys loved flowers and kept her garden immaculate. She was the president of Whispering Oaks Garden Club and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in McHenry. In her spare time she also enjoyed knitting and...
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Joseph J. Horvath

November 23, 1927 - December 30, 2017

Joseph J. Horvath, age 90, of Prospect Heights, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 30, 2017. He was born November 23, 1927, to the late Stephen and Caroline (Stanko) Horvath. Joseph proudly worked for 35 years as an excavating engineer with Scully Construction. He belonged to Local Union 150. Every time you saw Joseph, you had to prepare yourself for a big "grandpa hug." Joseph loved...
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Emma M. Foy

June 18, 1917 - December 30, 2017

Emma M. Foy, age 100, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Emma was born June 18, 1917, to the late Oscar and Marie (Groglott) Heinrichs. On June 17, 1939, she married the love of her life, Robert, at St. Edith Church, Chicago. Emma was devoted and active member of the Holy Apostle Catholic Church. She prayed the Rosary every...
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Margaret F. Cyburt

September 30, 1948 - December 30, 2017

Margaret F. Cyburt, age 69, of McHenry, passed away, December 30, 2017. Margaret was born September 30, 1948, to the late Bernard and Josephine Sykora. On June 15, 1968, she married the love of her life, Kenneth R. Cyburt. Margaret loved deeply and held a special place in her heart for her family, especially her grandchildren. They were her joy. You could often find her joking with her family...
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Lillian Harris

January 15, 1924 - December 29, 2017

Lillian Marie Harris was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 15, 1924. She entered Heaven's gates on December 29, 2017. Lilly graduated from Bowen High School in 1942. She went on to become the Executive Office Manager at US Steel for the next17 years during and post WWII. A wonderful mother and homemaker, Lilly was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends....
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Leslie Joseph Grove

April 14, 1955 - December 28, 2017

Leslie Joseph Grove, age 62, of Johnsburg, passed away on December 28, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Leslie was born on April 14, 1955 in Waterloo IA, the son of Harry J. and Joyce P. Grove. He married the love of his life Janet Warren on November 13, 1980. Les was an avid supporter of the community as a member of The Lions Club for over 30 years. He loved music and...
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Leo C. Martin III

November 27, 1954 - December 27, 2017

Leo C. Martin III, age 63, of Johnsburg, passed away on December 27, 2017 at Centegra Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Leo was born in Los Angeles, CA on November 27, 1954 the son of Leo C. and Mary (Turner) Martin II. He married the love of his life Kelli Blowers on November 5, 1977 at St. Gilbert Church in Grayslake, IL. Leo was a DJ for several radio stations, and was passionate...
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Judith L Young

October 31, 1938 - December 22, 2017

Judith L. Young, age 79, of McHenry passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at Centegra Hospital in McHenry. Judith was born in Chicago on October 31, 1938 the daughter of Tony and Sally Hocin. On September 3, 1960 she married the love of her life David G. Young who preceded her in death in 2008. Judith is survived by her 3 children: Scott D. Young, Tom Young and Michele Young; her...
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Marilyn A. Kinder

March 17, 1938 - December 22, 2017

Marilyn A. Kinder, age 79, of McHenry passed away Friday, December 22, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 17, 1938, the daughter of John and Pauline (nee Piff) Lang. On January 13, 1955, she married the love of her life, James Kinder. Marilyn was a loving wife, mother and mother in law, grandmother, and great- grandmother. She was beautician and salon owner for 40+ years,...
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Gladys Beverly Legner

January 13, 1934 - December 20, 2017

Gladys Beverly Legner passed away peacefully at home in Algonquin, Illinois on Thursday, December 20, 2017 at the age of 83 years old. Gladys in predeceased by her parents Edward and Emma Kiewert, her sister Violet Blyth, and her loving husband Donald R. Legner. Gladys is lovingly remembered by her son Glenn Allen McCann of North Augusta, South Carolina, her daughters Cindy (Loren) Pitzen of...
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Henrietta B. Earle

November 25, 1931 - December 18, 2017

Henrietta Barbara (Hornbostel) Earle was born on November 25, 1931, the day before Thanksgiving to Arthur F. Hornbostel and Amelia Kramer at 4340 Castello Avenue in Chicago, IL. Henrietta was baptized in December 1931 at St. Philomena Catholic Church on North Kedvale in Chicago. She died on Monday December 18, 2017 at the age of 86 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. Henrietta attended St. Gertrude's...
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Robert F. Hacker

November 16, 1950 - December 11, 2017

Robert F. Hacker, age 67, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 in McHenry. He was born in Chicago on November 16, 1950, the son of Harold and Eloise (Evett) Hacker. On June 22, 1985, he married the love of his life Colleen Bottlemy. Bob enjoyed many things in life, especially his 1999 Red Plowler, his Motor coach and camping with friends (especially at Disney World). He worked as a mold...
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Mary Ann Werner

April 14, 1937 - December 9, 2017

It is with broken hearts that the family of Mary Ann Werner announce her passing on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the age of 80. Mary Ann was surrounded by her loving family as she entered into Eternal Life. She was born on April 14, 1937 in Flint, Michigan the daughter of the late Michael Lauret and Loretta (nee Teahan) Lauret. Mary Ann married the love of her life, Jack Werner on August 22,...
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Marlene Franzen

May 16, 1939 - December 5, 2017

Marlene Franzen, age 78, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at JourneyCare surrounded by her loving family. Marlene was born May 16, 1939 in Chicago to Minnie and Edwin Kuhn. After meeting the love of her life Andrew Franzen, the two were wed July 19, 1958. When Marlene was baptized by her dear friend in Cold Creek, Colorado many years ago, it was her first and greatest...
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Robert Nikodem

April 25, 1942 - December 3, 2017

Robert Nikodem, age 75, of Fox Lake, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born on April 25, 1942, to the late Frank and Clara (nee Vesely) Nikodem, in Chicago, IL. On June 26, 1965, he married the love of his life, Carol Luczynski at St. Pascal's Church. Robert graduated from Lane Technical High School where he was involved in ROTC and rose to the...
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Steven M. Hayes

February 10, 1973 - November 30, 2017

Steve was a warm and thoughtful son and brother, an admired uncle, and a cherished friend to many. He was born in Park Ridge, Illinois on February 10, 1973 and passed away November 30, 2017. He grew up in McHenry, Illinois and graduated from McHenry West High School in 1991. After graduation, he attended college at Southern Illinois University. Steve began his career as an apprentice and...
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Robert Jones

November 13, 1944 - November 30, 2017

Robert Jones, age 73, of McHenry, passed away November 30, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Green Road, KY, on November 13, 1944, the son of Chester and Ethel (Messer) Jones. Robert married the love of his life Cheryl Rasmussen on March 27, 1971. Robert enjoyed the little things in life: hunting, fishing, and gardening. He enjoyed playing poker and blackjack. Robert was...
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Lawrence Adrian Holmgren

August 14, 1942 - November 30, 2017

Lawrence A. Holmgren, age 75, of Wonder Lake, passed away Thursday morning November 30, 2017. He was born August 14, 1942, in Chicago, to Frank and Eleanor (Zuercher) Holmgren. Lawrence proudly served three tours of duty in Vietnam with the Air Force. He also spent time living in Montana working as a gunslinger for a Wild West television program. Lawrence traveled often as an over the road...
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LaVerne "Lovey" Minnberg

October 17, 1926 - November 27, 2017

LaVerne "Lovey" Minnberg, 91, of Johnsburg, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017, surrounded by her family. Born in Chicago to Bernard and Celia Schroeder, Lovey led an active life, enjoying such pastimes as dancing, music, water skiing, and roller skating. Gifted with music, she taught ballroom dancing and the organ. She worked many years for the McHenry Post Office. As a dedicated...
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Susan K. Coronado

June 1, 1947 - November 15, 2017

Susan K. Coronado, age 70, of Spring Grove, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017. She was born June 1, 1947. Susan had a long-varied and accomplished career. Ahead of her time, Susan was the only woman majoring in mechanical engineering at Northwestern University 1965-1969 and started her professional career at Bell & Howell. As her career progressed she changed gears and moved on to...
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Dennis L. Pilz

February 5, 1952 - November 6, 2017

Dennis L. Pilz, 65, of Fox Lake, Illinois, died unexpectedly Monday evening after an aggressive fight with multiple myeloma. He is survived in life by his sister, Barb Oehler of Bloomington, IL, his sons Jason Savage (North Carolina) and Ryan Pilz (Virginia), his grandchildren, Zachary, Chase, Alexis and Mason, and his loving wife, Carol Hoffman. Born in Chicago, Dennis signed on as a...
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William H. Ray

January 27, 1925 - November 4, 2017

William H. Ray, age 92, of McHenry passed away peacefully on November 4, 2017 at Alden Terrace in McHenry. He was born on January 27, 1925 in Gleason Tennessee, the son of William O. and Lela V. (Reid) Ray. He married the love of his life Doris Wheat on December 19, 1953 in Chicago. William was a veteran, proudly serving in the US Marines during WWII. He was a member of First Baptist Church...
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Raymond Charles Martin

May 15, 1940 - November 3, 2017

Raymond Charles Martin, age 77, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3, 2017. He was born May 15, 1940, to the late Charles and Laura (nee Schaefer) Martin. On September 12, 1959, he married the love of his life, Barbara Doering, at St. Patrick's Church. Raymond enjoyed watching sports and westerns, coaching Little League, traveling, and playing Solitaire. He also enjoyed...
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Helen Marie Harding

November 8, 1927 - November 1, 2017

Helen Marie Harding, age 89, formerly of Lake Zurich, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in McHenry. She was born in Evanston on November 8, 1927, the daughter of George A. and Loretta (Cheadle) Dahm. Helen was a devoted Catholic and longtime member of the Church of Holy Apostles. She enjoyed her bible studies and family meant everything to her. In her spare time, she loved to travel, cook...
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Dorothy Jane Block

August 7, 1942 - October 29, 2017

Dorothy Jane Block, age 75, of Richmond, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, October 29, 2017. She was born August 7, 1942, to the late George and Dorothy (nee Anderson) Jones. Dorothy enjoyed to travel and loved to plant her garden. Most of all though, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by...
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William James Sheridan

September 23, 1938 - October 29, 2017

William James Sheridan, age 79, of Lakemoor passed away on October 29, 2017, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. William was born on September 23, 1938 in Joliet, IL, the son of Harold and Genevieve Sheridan. He married the love of his life Rosemary Mares on September 2, 1961, at St. Odilo Catholic Church in Berwyn, IL. William was a Korean War Veteran, proudly serving for the US Navy. ...
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Rachael Lynn Baker

April 27, 1989 - October 27, 2017

Rachael Lynn Baker, age 28, of McHenry, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017. She was born April 27, 1989, daughter of Thomas and Jacqueline (nee Baker) Sengenberger. Rachael enjoyed tanning and loved spending time at the beach. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving parents, Thomas and Jacqueline; siblings: Justin T. Baker and Christina N....
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Dorothy Almblad

November 26, 1931 - October 27, 2017

Dorothy L. Almblad, age 85, of McHenry passed away peacefully on October 27, 2017 at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington. She was born in Chicago on November 26, 1931, the daughter of Harold and Elsie Rune. She married the late Roger W. Almblad on June 2, 1951, in Chicago. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Linda (Tom) Flatley of McHenry; her son-in-law Jeffrey Brown of Barrington; her...
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Thomas Lawrence "Larry" Phalin

June 4, 1928 - October 21, 2017

Thomas Lawrence "Larry" Phalin, age 89, passed away October 21, 2017 peacefully at his home in Cary. Larry was born June 4, 1928, the son of Thomas and Ellen (Spencer) Phalin and was a descendant of the first landowners in McHenry County. He was the first child in his family to be born in Woodstock Hospital instead of on one of two family farms. Those farms are now the current locations of The...
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Mary Therese Toussaint

September 18, 1942 - October 20, 2017

Mary Therese Toussaint, age 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Barrington. She was born on September 18, 1942 in McHenry, the daughter of Arthur and Leone (Freund) Tonyan. On June 23, 1962, she married Girard Toussaint at St. Mary's Church in McHenry. Mary filled her home with love and her time with family. She was the best mother and grandmother who will always be...
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Michael C. Mueller

February 27, 1956 - October 19, 2017

Michael C. Mueller, age 61, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was born on February 27, 1956, the son of (the late) Charles E. and Dorothy M. (Basik) Mueller. Michael was very active and loved to ski, pole vault and spend time in the outdoors. He was a hunter and had a great sense of humor. Michael was hardworking with a contagious laugh and he will be sorely missed by his family and...
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Patricia Cameron

March 16, 1965 - October 18, 2017

Patricia Cameron, age 52, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at her home in McHenry. She was born on March 16, 1965, the daughter of Jerome and Lucy (Burrafato) Schillaci. On March 19, 2005, she married the love of her life, Patrick Cameron in McHenry. She graduated McHenry West Campus in 1983 and then went on to the University of Illinois and earned a degree in teaching in 1989. She...
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Brian J Puotinen

October 18, 1964 - October 17, 2017

Brian Joseph Puotinen, age 52, of McHenry passed away on October 17, 2017 in McHenry. He was born on October 18, 1964 in Woodstock, the son of Melvin C. and Twyla C. (Hackensmith) Puotinen. He married Karen E. Puotinen on June 26, 2014. Brian was a loving husband and a caring father. He loved relaxing and spending quality time with his wife, Karen. Brian enjoyed playing softball and darts with...
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Anton G. Bavetz

October 24, 1927 - October 14, 2017

Anton G. "Tony" Bavetz, age 89, of McHenry, passed away Friday, October 14, 2017 in McHenry. He was born October 24, 1927, the son of Andrew and Mary (Adlesic) Bavetz. Tony loved the race track and "parties on the hill" best of all. He had fond memories of visiting Acapulco, which he drove to and visited every year since he was 17. He enjoyed pig roasts with family and friends who meant...
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Tyler Joseph Gygli

January 29, 1995 - October 13, 2017

Tyler Joseph Gygli, age 22, of McHenry, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. He was born January 29, 1995, to Katie and the late Hans Joseph Gygli. Tyler loved to fish, target shoot, skateboard, and play guitar. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving mother, Katie (Jeff Panarese); brothers: Travis Gygli, Trevor Gygli, and Teagan Panarese; grandparents:...
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Blanche Kerrigan Galiardo

September 10, 1933 - October 12, 2017

Blanche Ellen Galiardo, age 84, of McHenry passed away peacefully on October 12, 2017 with family by her side. She was born in Chicago, on September 10, 1933, the daughter of James F. and Lavona (Compton) Kerrigan. Blanche loved spending time with her family, she was a hard worker and in her free time she enjoyed reading. She will be sorely missed by those who knew her. She is survived by...
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Ericka Jennifer Smith

April 9, 1971 - October 7, 2017

Ericka Jennifer Smith, age 46, of Crystal Lake, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017. Ericka was born April 9, 1971, the daughter of Mike and Toddi (nee Baseley) Conway. On December 5, 1998, she married the love of her life, Eric Smith, in Crystal Lake. Ericka received her bachelor's degree from Northeast Missouri State University as her family's first college graduate, much to their...
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Jeanne M. Hansen

December 17, 1927 - October 7, 2017

Jeanne M. Hansen, age 89, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 17, 1927 to the late Benjamin and Gertrude Jarke. Jeanne treasured her family. Jeanne's loving heart revealed itself frequently in her commitments, often times helping out at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Chicago. Her passion was also found in the arts, where she...
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William K Kusch, Sr.

November 7, 1936 - October 5, 2017

William K. Kusch Sr., age 80, of McHenry, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. He was born November 7, 1936, to the late William and Dorothy (nee Williams) Kusch. On June 1, 1957, he married the love of his life, Loretta Cannata. William always put his family before everything else. He was a huge Cubs fan and enjoyed antique cars. He loved hunting, fishing, bowling, camping, and Bloody...
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Billy McLean

December 10, 1932 - October 3, 2017

Billy F. McLean, age 84, of McHenry, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He was born in Milan, Tennessee on December 10, 1932, the son of William F. and Ruby (McEwen) McLean. Billy was a United States Army veteran, having served his country during the Korean War. He worked as an Employee Recruiter for AT & T retiring after 34 years with the company. Later on in life he worked as a driver...
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Donald Wayne Miksch

June 27, 1936 - October 3, 2017

Donald Wayne Miksch, age 81, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 03, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 27, 1936, to the late Herbert and Helen (nee Hedrick) Miksch. On September 5, 1959, he married the love of his life, Carol. Donald worked for Bell and Gossett for 44 years. He was a Journeyman pattern maker since 1961. He volunteered at...
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Beatrice Villalobos Annorino

January 5, 1933 - October 2, 2017

Beatrice Villalobos Annorino, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, on Monday, October 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 5, 1933, to the late Francisco and Julia (Chavez) Villalobos. Beatrice was a long time member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She enjoyed going to the Senior Center, practicing Tai Chi, and the Salvation Army. She had...
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Genevieve E Summers

July 19, 1923 - October 1, 2017

Genevieve E Summers, 94, Wonder Lake, died on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the JourneyCare Hospice-Woodstock. Family members were at her side when she passed peacefully. Genevieve was born July 19, 1923, to Douglas and Maude Kneen. She was raised in England and served proudly in the Woman's Land Army for 4 years. Genevieve moved from England to United States when she married Lewis Summers who...
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Marguerite Canzoneri

November 11, 1937 - October 1, 2017

Marguerite Canzoneri, age 79, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 1, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 11, 1937, to the late Joseph and Rita (nee Miller) D'Agostino. On March 7, 1982, she married Anthony Canzoneri at St. Matthew Catholic Church, in Schaumburg. Marguerite is survived by her loving children: Mark (Lisa) Nadig, Scott (Mary) Nadig,...
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Scott T. Koivisto

March 28, 1994 - September 22, 2017

Scott Thomas Koivisto, age 23, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 22, 2017, after losing his fight with his demons. He was born in McHenry on March 28, 1994, the son of Matt and Barbara (Grasser) Koivisto. Scott loved his family and had a big heart. He had a passion for art, especially drawing, photography and videography and he enjoyed skateboarding. Scott loved dogs and...
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John "Smiling Jack" Phalin

January 30, 1927 - September 18, 2017

John "Jack" Phalin, age 90, passed away Sept. 18th, 2017, at JourneyCare Hospice in Woodstock, surrounded by his family. He was born on a farm in south McHenry on Jan. 30th, 1927, to Thomas and Ellen (Spencer) Phalin. He married Marilyn J. Kerns on Feb. 7th, 1948 in St. Patrick's Church in McHenry. John was raised in McHenry all of his life. He had various jobs working at his grandfather...
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Brian Treu O'Toole

October 15, 1997 - September 11, 2017

Brian Treu O'Toole, age 19, of Island Lake, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. Brian was born October 15, 1997, son of Timothy and Christine (Treu) O'Toole. Brian was a 2016 graduate of McHenry High School. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at Illinois State University. Brian had a passion for life. He was always the life of the party. Brian was a natural born leader,...
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John Roman Miskovic

April 24, 1942 - September 11, 2017

John Roman Miskovic, age 75, of Johnsburg, passed away peacefully Monday, September 11, 2017, at his home. John was born April 24, 1942, to the late Roman and Naomi (nee Putman) Miskovic, in Chicago. On May 4, 1963, he married the love of his life, Diane Roshay. John proudly owned and operated his own business for 15 years, Mol-Tek Precision Inc. He always had an interest for cars and...
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Janet L. Smith

April 3, 1952 - September 10, 2017

Janet L. Smith, 65, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 8:37 p.m. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A lifelong resident of McHenry, Janet was born on April 3, 1952 in Woodstock, IL to Gerald and Joan Larkin. She graduated from McHenry Community High School in 1970, received her nursing degree from Alverno College in 1974, and...
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Robert Harris

July 8, 1928 - September 2, 2017

Robert Harris was born on July 8, 1928 in Chicago. He departed from this life on Saturday, September 2, 2017 surrounded by his family due to complications from pneumonia. Robert Graduated from Bowen High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy fighting in the Korean War aboard the Navy Destroyer USS McKean 784. After honorably completing his military service He continued his education on the G...
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Elsie M. Ehredt

October 4, 1931 - August 31, 2017

Elsie Miriam Ehredt, 85, of Spring Grove IL, died August 31, 2017 at Woodstock Hospice Center. She was born October 4, 1931 to August and Aleksandra (Walimaki) Niemi and grew up in Watson MI in the "Finn Settlement." She graduated from Gwinn High School in 1949. In 1950 Elsie moved to McHenry IL, where she married Melvin M. Ehredt June 27, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church. They farmed in the Volo...
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Eleanor Marie Cairns

September 8, 1923 - August 28, 2017

Eleanor Marie (Berzin) Cairns of Johnsburg, IL passed away on August 28, 2017. She was born September 8, 1923, in Waukegan, IL and lived most of her life in the North Chicago and Gurnee area. She is survived by her son, Michael Patrick (Sandra) Cairns; two grandchildren: Sean Cairns and Emily (Matt) Archer; a sister-in-law, Margie Berzin and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in...
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Luella C. Hunter

November 21, 1927 - August 25, 2017

Luella C. Hunter, age 89, passed away August 25, 2017 in Michigan. She was born on November 21, 1927 in Johnsburg, IL, the daughter of John and Agatha (Schmitt) Thelen. Luella was a long time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in McHenry. She enjoyed making crafts and loved to spend time gardening and attending to her flowerbed. She loved her family dearly and she will be sorely missed. She...
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Mildred Bellich

April 6, 1937 - August 25, 2017

Mildred Bellich, age 80, of Mchenry, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017. She was born April 6, 1937, to the late Stanley and Sophie Zielinski. On September 17, 1960, she married the love of her life, Daniel Bellich. Mildred loved to vacation with her husband, Daniel. She will forever be remembered for her love and dedication to her family. Mildred will be greatly missed by all who knew...
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Jeffrey T. Carlton

December 9, 1987 - August 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jeffrey Carlton, of Woodstock on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Loving son of Catherine and Dennis Carlton. Beloved Brother of Donald (Katie Kiebel) and Katie. Dear grandson, nephew, and cousin of many. Jeff loved working out and being outdoors, particularly while kayaking at the Minnesota cabin with his beloved dogs in tow. When Jeff...
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Josephine Wolniak

February 15, 1922 - August 19, 2017

Josephine Wolniak, age 95, of McHenry, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017. She was born February 15, 1922, to the late Anthony and Mary (nee Lari) Malina. Josephine is survived by her sister Evelyn Ingram and her grandson Zachary Wolniak. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Andrew Wolniak, her son Daniel Wolniak and her brothers, Flory Malina and Edward...
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Frank Gasquoine

December 13, 1949 - August 17, 2017

Frank Gasquoine, age 67 of Woodstock passed away on August 17, 2017 at Centegra Hospital in McHenry. Frank was born in Chicago on December 13, 1949, the son of Rose (Colella) Gasquoine. He married the love of his life Charlene Hyzy on August 7, 1982 and they spent 35 wonderful years together. Frank was a US. Army veteran, having served two tours in Vietnam. He was a Die Hard Chicago Cubs fan...
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Robert Elroy Jensen

November 7, 1941 - August 17, 2017

Robert E. Jensen, age 75, of McHenry, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017. He was born November 7, 1941, to James and Gertrude Jensen. On October 6, 1991, he married the love of his life, Debra. Bob was a proud member of Willow Creek Church and served as one of its founding members. Bob was very involved in the church, often mentoring young men through life's ups and downs. He was also...
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Delores Jane Corser

March 26, 1934 - August 15, 2017

Delores Jane Corser, age 83, known to family and friends as Dodie (or Auntie Dodie) her entire life, passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday morning, August 15, 2017. Dodie was born in Waukegan, Illinois on March 26, 1934. She was an accomplished athlete in her youth excelling at every sport in which she participated. She was the pitcher on a number of fast-pitch softball teams during her high...
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Ryan Buss

October 19, 1992 - August 14, 2017

Ryan M. Buss, age 24, of McHenry, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017. Ryan was born October 19, 1992, the son of Bob and Ann (nee Luwe) Buss. Ryan had a passion for skateboarding and loved Harley-Davidson. He became a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 9. Ryan spent 4.5 years in the US Army, working as a Firefighter and EMT. He was a specialist in the 537th Firefighting...
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Althea M. Walkington

July 28, 1920 - August 14, 2017

Althea M. Walkington, age 97, of Ringwood, passed away in her home on Monday, August 14, 2017. Althea was born on July 28, 1920 and was the sixth child of nine children born to Edwin and Ida Benoy. After Althea's mother died at age 40, leaving Edwin with nine children, Edwin moved his young family from Avoca, Wisconsin to a dairy farm on Howe Road in Greenwood Township, McHenry County, Illinois....
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Anthony G. Freels, Jr.

September 15, 1941 - August 11, 2017

Anthony Freels Jr., age 75, passed away August 11th, 2017 in Woodstock, IL. Anthony was born September 15, 1941 in Chicago to Anthony and Frieda (Sturmer) Freels. He moved to McHenry in 1951. He attended McHenry schools until he enlisted in the Navy on December 1, 1958 through August 15, 1962. His tour of duty was on the west coast and upon completion of his service he attended two years at Taft...
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Maria De Strooper

February 25, 1925 - August 10, 2017

Maria De Strooper, age 92, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock. She was born in Belgium on February 25, 1925, the daughter of Gillium and Leontine (Croes) Van Pollaert. On June 3, 1944, she married (the late) Louis De Strooper. She is survived by her daughters, Monique (Ed)Payton and Rita (Rob) Fleig; her grandchildren, Debbie (Steve) Avonts and Linda ...
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William Edwin "Hutch" Hutchinson

December 8, 1929 - August 6, 2017

William Edwin "Hutch" Hutchinson of McHenry, Illinois passed away on Sunday August 6, 2017, in his home surrounded by his children. He was born on Dec 8, 1929, to Margaret and James Hutchinson in Chicago, IL. He attended Schurz High School, in Chicago where he met the love of his life JoAnn Macey. Hutch was a stand out athlete in basketball and football and after only playing two years of...
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Jordan James Johnson

July 2, 2003 - August 5, 2017

Jordan James Johnson, age 14, died on August 5, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. Jordan was born on July 2, 2003, to parents Jim and Noelle Johnson. His body was frail, but he possessed a fighting spirit and amazing strength. He spent his entire life overcoming incredible odds and physical challenges, and always did it with a smile. Jordan just loved life. He was born with an excellent...
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Bradley "Brad" Linnane

February 12, 1982 - August 4, 2017

Bradley "Brad" Linnane, age 35, of Woodstock, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017. Brad was born February 12, 1982, to Vincent and Grace (Palis) Linnane. In August 2016, he proposed to his fiancée and love of his life, Jamie Birchfield. Brad was a motorcycle enthusiast with a particular love for Harleys. He enjoyed listening to all sorts of music, working with his hands, cars, and fishing. ...
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Dolores nee Mercure Sokolowski-Freund

February 2, 1937 - August 2, 2017

Dolores Sokolowski-Freund, 80, of McHenry, died Wednesday August 2, 2017, along with her husband Paul Freund, 85, after being involved in an automobile accident in Cadott, Wisconsin. She was born on February 2, 1937, in Marquette, Michigan to Rita (Neault) Mercure and Thomas Mercure. On January 31, 1959, at St. Mary's Church in McHenry, she married Richard Sokolowski. Following Richard's death...
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Paul M. Freund

October 31, 1931 - August 2, 2017

Paul Martin Freund, 85, of McHenry died Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, along with his wife Dolores in an automobile accident in Chippewa County WI. Paul was born in McHenry on October 31, 1931 to Herbert and Hilda Freund. Paul graduated McHenry High School and was a three sport athlete. His favorite sport was baseball where he played 3rd base and pitched for the McHenry Shamrocks and later...
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Dolores Shalosky

August 1, 2017

Dolores Shalosky, age 93, of Roselle, IL, passed away on August 1, 2017, at Countryside Village in Oregon. She was born in Chicago, the daughter of Maurice and Edna (Dwyer) Foley. She married Kenneth Anthony Shalosky in 1967. Dolores was a wonderful aunt who loved to bowl and play card games. She enjoyed her retirement from the railroad. Her family was very dear to her and she will be sorely...
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Frank A. Mosser, Sr.

October 3, 1953 - August 1, 2017

Frank A. Mosser, Sr., of McHenry, was born October 3, 1953 in Chicago. Frank passed away August 1, 2017 in McHenry, surrounded by his loving family. Frank was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. After a courageous fight, he lost his battle with cancer. Frank was a member of IBEW Local 134 and recently was a school bus driver for McHenry District...
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Lorrayne E. Ruby

October 22, 1946 - July 29, 2017

Lorrayne E. Ruby, age 70, of Volo, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Chicago. She was born October 22, 1946, to the late Roland and Lorrayne (nee Cherney) Ruby. Lorrayne was a devout Catholic. She was part of the St. Anne's Sodality at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Volo, and often cooked meals for the priests. Most of all though, Lorrayne was a loving mother and grandmother. She will...
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Catherine M. Farruggio

March 31, 1922 - July 27, 2017

Catherine M. Farruggio, age 95, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 27, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 31, 1922, to the late Fred and Frances (nee Pinto Corona) Spano. On September 1, 1941, she married the love of her life, Angelo Farruggio, in Marion, Ohio. Catherine loved to golf and play cards. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting,...
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Patricia Ann Rehberg

February 5, 1944 - July 26, 2017

Patricia Ann Rehberg, age 73, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Wauconda. She was born in Chicago on February 5, 1944, the daughter of Louis and Evelyn (Patoux) Rehberg. Patricia enjoyed long walks, playing cards and bingo. Since 1987 she was a resident of Pioneer Center and loved helping others. Her family will miss her very much. She is survived by her siblings; Gordon (Patricia)...
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Edward Kennedy

July 25, 2017

Edward P. Kennedy, Jr. was born in Chicago and grew up on the South Side. He attended St. Nicholas of Tolentine 1st through 8th grade then went to St. Phillip High School Chicago. After high school, he worked for Moore Motor Freight, then he worked for Kean Oil Co. in the Channel Lakes Region. Ed was a big sports fan and in his later years enjoyed going to his grand children's sporting events....
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Herbert Walter Rowe, Jr.

October 23, 1923 - July 25, 2017

Herbert Walter Rowe, Jr., age 93, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Woodstock. He was born in Chicago on October 23, 1923, the son of Herbert W. Sr., and Alma B. (Schwebke) Rowe. On April 15, 1950, he married Shirley Irene Morck. Herb served in the United States Army during WWII. He was a self-employed painter, a member of Shepherd of the Hills Church and loved to golf. He will be greatly...
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