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

William "Bill" Michaelis

September 27, 1943 - February 17, 2022

William 'Bill' Robert Michaelis, age 78, of McHenry, passed away at Journey Care in Barrington surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, February 17, 2022. He was born on September 27, 1943 in Woodstock, Illinois, the son of Stanley E. Salter. He married the love of his life Diane M. Wagner on February 24, 1968 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Bill...
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Kenneth H. Weber

October 13, 1945 - February 7, 2022

Kenneth H. Weber, age 76, of McHenry passed away on February 07, 2022 at Northwestern Medical Center in McHenry, Illinois. He was born on October 13, 1945 in Woodstock, Illinois to Henry and Agnes (Smith) Weber. On May 14, 1971, Kenneth married his beloved wife Evelyn Weber in Woodstock, Illinois. Ken served in Vietnam and was a veteran of the U.S Air Force. He was a devout Catholic attending...
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John Alan Wilson

December 27, 1955 - February 5, 2022

John Alan Wilson, age 66, of Woodstock, passed away on February 5, 2022 at home surrounded by his family. A private celebration of life will be held on a future date. John's family was assisted by Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory in McHenry 815-385-0063.
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Vishwa Mittar

April 7, 1926 - February 5, 2022

Vishwa Mittar, age 95, of Cary, passed away on February 5, 2022 in Barrington surrounded by his family. A private celebration of life will be held on a future date. Vishwa's family was assisted by Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory in McHenry 815-385-0063.
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Louise M. Burg

February 2, 2022

Louise M. Burg, age 75, of Johnsburg, IL, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Northwestern Medical Center in McHenry. She was born November 6, 1946 in Elgin, IL , the daughter of Frank and Violet (Glawe) Schiller. On December 4, 1965 she married Gregory Burg Jr. in Crystal Lake. She is survived by her three children Denise and Michael Burg of Johnsburg, IL and Jennifer (Kenneth) King of...
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Judith Kay Widhalm

February 17, 1941 - February 1, 2022

Judith Kay Widhalm, 80, of McHenry, IL, passed away February 1, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family. Judith was born in Chicago, IL to Edward and Eleanor (Gonia) Barwig. On June 1, 1963, Judith married the love of her life, Raymond Widhalm at St. Mary's Catholic Church in McHenry, IL. In her free time Judy loved baking with her grandkids and spending time with her family and...
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Florence Mary Weidner

June 21, 1929 - January 27, 2022

Florence Mary Weidner, age 92, of McHenry, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Thursday morning, January 27, 2022. She was born on June 21, 1929 in Fremont Center, Illinois, the daughter of Bernard A. and Elizabeth M. (Stoffel) Lenzen. She married the love of her life Walter R. Weidner on August 27, 1949 at St. Mary of the Annunciation in Fremont Center, Illinois. Florence was...
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Theresa G. Wajs

March 23, 1940 - January 26, 2022

Theresa G. Wajs, age 81, of McHenry, passed away suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, January 26, 2022 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, IL. She was born on March 23, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of John and Stella ( Bocian ) Jagodka. She married the love of her life James Wajs, Sr. on June 1, 1963. Theresa's professional career included 30 years as a Quality Control Supervisor...
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Catherine Flynn

March 10, 1959 - January 26, 2022

Catherine M. Flynn, 62, McHenry, Illinois, passed away on January 26, 2022 after valiantly fighting cancer for four years. Cathy was born in San Diego, California, the daughter of Delos and Bernadine 'Sally' (Reiff) Anderson. Her mom moved to Illinois when Cathy was 3 and lived mostly in Beecher. She attended Beecher High School and was the class valedictorian. She was also active in track,...
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Gary R. Wagley, Sr.

May 23, 1946 - January 23, 2022

Gary Ray Wagley Sr 'RED' Red Wagley passed away on January 23rd 2022 at Northwestern Hospital in Huntley Illinois peacefully in the arms of his family. He was born in Herrin Illinois to Earl Laverne & Alma Tessie Wagley. He was born on May 23rd 1946 Red married Dolores Gossage on August 12th 1967 They parented three children and lived in Crystal Lake their married life. Red was proud...
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David Weber

November 20, 1969 - January 23, 2022

David Weber, age 52, of McHenry IL, passed away on January 23, 2022 at Ignite Medical Resort in McHenry, IL with his family by his side. He was born in McHenry, Illinois on November 20, 1969 the son of Jerry and Sherill (Christensen) Weber. David loved being outdoors, enjoying deer hunting, fishing, boating, and snowmobiling. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was many...
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Walter E. Cunny

June 15, 1947 - January 21, 2022

Walter Eric Cunny, 74, of Spring Grove, IL passed away January 21, 2022 at Warren Barr North Shore in Highland Park, IL. He was born on June 15, 1947 in Sycamore, IL to Walter F. and Mary Margaret Olson Cunny. On August 2, 2003, Walter married the love of his life, Sandra (nee Atlee) Cunny in Grand River, KY. Mr. Cunny attended New Life Pentecostal church in Harvard, IL. His employment...
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Rick C. Easterling

December 5, 1967 - January 21, 2022

Rick C. Easterling, age 54, of McHenry passed away on January 21, 2022 at NW Hospital in McHenry. He was born on December 5, 1967 in Tupelo, Mississippi to Larry and Glenda Easterling. He married his beloved wife Anna Rita Gorgoglione on April 14, 2001 in McHenry and they spent over 20 wonderful years together. Rick worked for Ecolab Pest Elimination for over 25 years. He began his career...
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Roger Lasko

May 24, 1936 - January 20, 2022

Roger Carl Lasko, age 85, of McHenry passed away on January 20, 2022 at his home with his loving wife Rosalie Parisi-Lasko, by his side. He was born on May 24, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois to Walter and Elizabeth (Kujawa) Lasko. Roger grew up in Chicago and graduated from Lindblom Technical High School in 1954. After graduation, he joined the Illinois Air National Guard (ANG) 126th Wing, which was...
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Marie E. Dowell

January 28, 1930 - January 18, 2022

Marie E. Dowell, 91, of McHenry, departed her life peacefully Tuesday January 18, 2022 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington Illinois after a brief illness. She was born on January 28, 1930, in McHenry, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Rosing) Tonyan. She married the love of her life Howard Dowell on August 7, 1948. Marie was employed at Singer Controls in Crystal Lake for...
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Ernette A. Ryba

June 17, 1944 - January 16, 2022

Ernette A. Ryba, age 77, of McHenry, IL passed away of January 16, 2022 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, IL. She was born on June 17, 1944 in Chicago IL, to Albert and Lydia Fick. Ernette (or "Ernie" to some) graduated from Grant Hospital School of Nursing in 1966. She was a surgical nurse for many years including years at Northern Illinois Medical Center. She was an extremely proud,...
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Elizabeth Marie (Weingart) Camara

October 19, 1932 - January 11, 2022

Elizabeth Marie (Weingart) Camara, known by family and friends as "Betty". Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed sewing and was an excellent cook. More than anything she loved being surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Betty was born in Sterling Colorado and moved with her family at a young age to Chicago. She met and married...
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Theresa Arroyo

January 7, 1930 - January 11, 2022

Theresa Arroyo, age 92, of McHenry, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at her home in McHenry surrounded by her family. She was born on January 7, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph and Sara Barajas, nee De La Cerda. Theresa married the love of her life Louis Arroyo on December 11, 1954, in Chicago, IL & they moved to McHenry in 1967 with their 3 girls. Theresa...
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Phillp M. Bourland

June 28, 1950 - January 9, 2022

Phillip M. Bourland, age 71, of Crystal Lake, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Northwestern Hospital in Huntley. He was born on June 28, 1950 in Blytheville, Arkansas, the son of Leland 'Dale' and Betty Mae Bourland, nee Myers. Phillip married the love of his life Valeria 'Val' Novak on June 21, 1980 in Des Plaines, IL. Phillip graduated from Maine West High School in Des Plaines...
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Judyth K. Maxwell

December 26, 1942 - January 8, 2022

Judyth Kay Maxwell, age 79, of McHenry passed away on January 8, 2022 in Elgin Illinois. She was born on December 26, 1942 in Forth Wayne, Indiana, to Estell (Cap) and Gladys (nee Muncy) Weddle. Judyth spent her early years in Indiana, moving often with her family before settling in Downers Grove, Illinois, during her high school years. She met her beloved husband, James J. Maxwell, at...
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Maria Stach

April 30, 1933 - January 5, 2022

Maria Stach (nee Pankerl), age 88, Born April 30, 1933, in Germany. Beloved wife of the late Bernhard Stach Sr. Loving daughter of the late Josef and Agnes Pankerl. Loving mother of Bernhard(Patty) Stach of Hanover Park, Karin(Cameron) Burke of Bull Valley. Beloved Oma to Alexzander and Zachary Burke. Predeceased by her brothers Josef(Gerda) and Hans(Mariechen) Pankerl. Beloved sister to Agnes...
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John J. Spears

December 17, 1956 - January 5, 2022

John J. Spears, age 65, of Niceville, Florida formerly of McHenry IL, passed away on January 5, 2022. He was born in Marquette, Michigan on December 17, 1956 the son of John G. and Jean Spears. John married his beloved wife Lisa Froid on February 11, 1978 in Chicago IL. After a few years John settled in McHenry with his wife and kids, and they resided there for 35 years. John owned and...
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Leonard F. Martinez, Jr.

September 17, 1948 - January 4, 2022

Leonard F. Martinez, Jr. passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, after a recent cancer diagnosis. Len, Lenny, or Pakka, as he was known to family, was born September 17, 1948 on the South Side of Chicago. Len contracted polio at the age of 3, a year before the polio vaccine was introduced. Overcoming this gave him a grit and determination that would serve him well through his...
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Lauretta J. Stachura

September 21, 1947 - January 3, 2022

Lauretta J. Stachura, age 74 of Prairie Grove, passed away on January 3, 2022. She was born on September 21, 1947 in Chicago, IL to Lawrence and Mildred Zahringer. She married her adoring husband Thomas Stachura on September 7, 1968. They spent 53 wonderful years together, he lovingly took care of her until the very end. Laurie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who most enjoyed...
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Frank A. Smiesko

May 13, 1944 - January 3, 2022

Frank A. Smiesko, 77, passed away suddenly surrounded by family on Monday, January 3rd 2022. The most important thing to Frank was his family, which he devoted his entire life. He was married to the love of his life, Lynn, for 50 years. Together they have their children Frank (Karen) Smiesko, Kristine (Christopher) Anderson and grandchildren Emma, Frank, Nick and Lydia. He is survived by his...
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Ryan M. Grams

June 16, 1992 - January 2, 2022

Ryan Mitchell Grams, age 29, of McHenry IL , passed away at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, January 2, 2022. He was born on June 16,1992 in McHenry IL, the son of Jay Paul and Kandie Lee Grams. Ryan married his beloved wife Stephanie Rhine on August 28, 2020 in McHenry IL. Ryan truly enjoyed working at the Volo Auto Museum alongside his family for many years. In his free...
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Steven Link

January 23, 1972 - January 1, 2022

Steven "Steve" A. Link passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 1st, 2022 in McHenry, IL. He was surrounded by his loving family as he ended his five month battle with brain cancer. Steve was born on January 23, 1972 to Peter and Janice (Ellis) Link. Steve met the love of his life, Elena, at Illinois State University and they married on July 12, 1997. They settled in McHenry, IL before...
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David A. Zank

December 12, 1942 - December 30, 2021

David A. Zank, age 79, of McHenry, passed away on December 30, 2021 at his home. He was born on December 12, 1942 in Libertyville, IL to Christoph and Dorothy Zank. David married his beloved wife Carolyn Blake on May 2, 1964 and they spent 57 blissful years together. David was a Union Carpenter for many years, he enjoyed woodworking and making custom furniture. He was an avid train...
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Kim Betts

March 13, 1956 - December 29, 2021

Kim Betts, 65, passed away peacefully surrounded by her beloved sons and husband and held in the hearts of countless friends. With her passing, the world lost an amazing daughter, sister, wife, mother, Gigi (she never wanted to be called "Grandma Betts"), and friend. Kim was born in Chicago, the daughter of John & Edna (Woolf) Frindell. She grew up in Park Ridge and attended Maine South High...
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Lawrence "Laur" Ambrose Clark

February 13, 1953 - December 25, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Lawrence "Laur" Ambrose Clark of Bull Valley, IL announces his passing on December 25, 2021 after struggling with Alzheimer's Disease. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Kris (Blanner); children: Courtney (Dan Haze) Clark of Wonder Lake, IL; Bryan Clark of Woodstock, IL; Katie (Dave) Vanderstappen of Hebron, IL; Colleen (Chris) DeFer of...
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Jacqueline Noble

March 7, 1959 - December 23, 2021

Jacqueline K. Noble, 62, of McHenry, Illinois passed away on December, 23rd 2021. She was born on March, 7th 1959 in Lansing, Michigan. She was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. She enjoyed hiking, mountains, and collecting rocks & shells. She was a huge fan of Siberian Huskies. She loved music of all kinds, sewing, crocheting, arts, and crafts. She was a very people friendly...
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Kenneth J. Hilb

September 30, 1933 - December 23, 2021

Kenneth J. Hilb passed away peacefully, at his home on December 23,2021. A truly loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he enjoyed the company of his family and friends right to the end. He was an above average athlete in younger days. In fact he was once offered a contract to play baseball in the minor leagues. He said he turned it down because he really...
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Anthony "Rocky" Ruffalo

August 26, 1941 - December 13, 2021

Anthony "Rocky" Ruffalo, 80 of Grayslake passed away on Monday December 13th, 2021, in McHenry Illinois. Anthony served proudly in the United States Armed Forces and is a veteran of the Korean conflict, and a current member of the American Legion post 911 of Wauconda. Anthony owned and operated ACR Design in Wauconda, a custom carpentry and woodworking shop, he was an avid fan of ALL...
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Loretta Sment

October 14, 1932 - December 10, 2021

Loretta Sment, age 89, of McHenry, passed away on December 10, 2021 at McHenry Villa in McHenry, IL. She was born on October 14, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Leo and Josephine Mikos. She married her late husband Walter L. Sment, on October 24,1953 and they spent 61 beautiful years together. Loretta was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a member of church...
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Anne Gierut

November 8, 1922 - December 9, 2021

Anne Gierut, age 99 of McHenry, IL passed away on December 9, 2021 at The Fountains of Crystal Lake in Crystal Lake IL. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to John and Barbara Morajda. She was a fun-loving grandmother who was a great cook and devout catholic. Lady luck always seemed to smile down on her and she was extremely generous with her winnings. Anne worked for the Cook County...
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Joseph Mason

April 2, 1945 - December 7, 2021

Joseph Mason, age 76, of Genoa City, Wisconsin passed away on December 7th, 2021 at Burr Oak Manor assisted living facility. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan on April 2nd, 1945, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Takats) Mason. Joseph was a diehard University of Michigan and Chicago Cubs fan. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his fiancée Ruth L. Groves of...
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Gregory Morris Wren

November 15, 1967 - December 7, 2021

Gregory Wren, 54 of McHenry, Illinois. Passed away on Tuesday, December 7,2021 at his home. He was born November 15,1967 in Crawfordsville, Indiana to Maria and the Late Robert Wren. Greg was a "Jack" of all trades, he enjoyed spending time with his family, his hobbies included photography, fitness and cars. He is survived by mother Maria (Thornburg) DeMoss, his step father Dennis DeMoss,...
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Roger A. Goehrke

January 21, 1942 - December 5, 2021

Roger Allen Goehrke, age 79, of McHenry passed away on December 5, 2021 at Ignite Medical Resort in McHenry, Illinois. He was born on January 21, 1942 in Chicago, the son of Chester H. and Eleanor Goehrke. He is survived by his siblings: Lance M. (Cheryl A.) Goehrke, William H. Goehrke, Susan B. Neral and Nancy J. Adamczyk as well as many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. He...
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William T. "TJ" Koch, Sr

December 30, 1932 - December 4, 2021

William T. Koch Sr (TJ) 88 of Lakemoor passed away Saturday December 4th, 2021, at the V.A. Medical Center in Mountain Valley Tennessee. He was born December 30th, 1932, in Mt. Claire, West Virginia to Thomas and Victoria (Everett) Koch. William married the love of his life, Delores June on October 15th, 1957. William lived in Lakemoor for 57 years, where he raised his family, enjoyed...
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Regina Walczyk

June 23, 1925 - November 30, 2021

Regina Walczyk, age 96, of McHenry, passed away on November 30, 2021 at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington, Illinois. Regina was born in Poznan, Poland on June 23, 1925. She is survived by her daughters: Barbara (Thomas) Franger and Terri (Richard) Heite; her grandchildren: Peter (Emily) Franger, Christine (Jeffery Potter, Katelyn Franger and Rachael Heite as well as her great...
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Mary K. Fenske

March 24, 1933 - November 30, 2021

Mary K. Fenske, 88 of McHenry passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 30th 2021. Born in McHenry on March 24th 1933 to (the late) George and Martha (nee Bauer) Freund . She married the love of her life Arthur "Art" Fenske on December 1st, 1956 at Saint Mary Catholic Church. Mary loved to play cards, enjoyed traveling with friends and family, and loved her peach schnapps Mary is...
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Steven Rohac

August 31, 1942 - November 29, 2021

Steven Rohac, age 79, passed away on November 29th 2021 in McHenry, Illinois. He was born on August 31st 1942 in Chicago to the (late) William and Grace (nee Peters) Rohac. On April 7th 1963 Steven married the love of his life Audrey (Lehner) Rohac in Decatur Illinois. Steven loved outdoor sports, and was a proud member of the Carpenters Union Local 1185. Steven is survived by his wife...
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Raymond Herron

June 8, 1946 - November 27, 2021

Raymond Herron, age 75, of McHenry passed away on November 27, 2021 at home with his family by his side. He was born on June 8, 1946 in Chicago Illinois, the son of William and Helen Herron. He married Mary Lou Miller on September 30, 2006 at Shephard of the Hills Lutheran Church in McHenry, Illinois Ray ran several businesses throughout his life, including R & N Trucking. He was a heavy...
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Theresa Becker

June 22, 1944 - November 19, 2021

Theresa Anne Becker, 77 of Johnsburg, IL was born June 22, 1944, in Evanston, Illinois. She passed away on November 19, 2021, in Barrington, Illinois. She is survived by her children: Carrie (Jim) Bender, Michael Minton, Debbie Becker, Elizabeth Becker, and Sara Beth (Randy) Wirkus. She was a beloved grandma and great grandma. She was preceded in death by her husband: Arnie Becker; her son:...
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Paul L. Kolosick, Jr

January 26, 1939 - November 19, 2021

Paul Kolosick Jr., age 82 of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly on Friday evening, November 19, 2021 at his home. Paul was born on January 26, 1939 in Washington, IA, the son of Paul Sr. and Louise (Klatick) Kolosick. On June 4, 1966, he married Rosemary Sapore, in St Williams Catholic Church in Chicago. Paul served in the US Navy from 1961-1965. He enjoyed watching sports. He will be...
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Bernice V. Balchen

February 24, 1929 - November 16, 2021

Bernice Veronica Balchen, 1929-2021 Bernice was a long time resident of Wonder Lake, formerly of Arlington Hts and Chicago. She was born to Charles and Anna Williams (nee Strumskis) in Chicago, Illinois on February 24, 1929. She was called home to heaven surrounded by her loving family on November 16, 2021. She married her sweetheart, Oswald 'Ozzie' Balchen on May 15, 1954 at Nativity of B.V...
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Ida Mae Adams

June 9, 1947 - November 16, 2021

Ida Mae Adams, nee Walkington, beloved wife, mother, grandma and sister of Wonder Lake, IL, passed away with her family by her side, on Tuesday, November 16th. She was born on June, 9th, 1947 to Joseph (Paul) & Althea (Benoy) Walkington. Ida Mae grew up in Ringwood, IL and later moved to Wonder Lake after marrying Clarence Adams Jr. at Christ the King Church in Wonder Lake, April 19, 1969. ...
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Betty Louise Knaack

June 27, 1931 - November 15, 2021

Betty Louise Knaack, age 90, of McHenry passed away on November 15, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, Illinois. She was born on June 27, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to Henry C and Anna Elizabeth Helsper. Betty married her late husband Boyd Knaack on August 9, 1947 at First United Methodist Church in McHenry, Illinois. Betty is survived by her children: Diana L. Nixon, Boyd L. Knaack...
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Roger Dan Mitchell

August 2, 1937 - November 15, 2021

The Mitchell Family regretfully announces the loss of our dear Roger Dan Mitchell, known more affectionately as Pops. Pops was bigger than life and lovingly did it all. A 60+ year marriage, father of 3, grandfather of 7 and a friend to all. He was an officer in the Air Force, a Veteran, a successful business man. He was an avid golfer, loved to bowl, a master bridge player and a brilliant...
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Betty Ann Miller

December 24, 1930 - November 14, 2021

Betty A. Miller (nee Waldrop) completed her earthly journey on November 14, 2021 at the age of 90 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Betty was born in Elva, KY to Theron and Bessie Waldrop on Christmas Eve in 1930, the fourth of six children. After growing up on the family farm and graduating from high school, she moved to Paducah, KY to live with her aunt and uncle and begin work at...
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Dennis J. Ansell

May 17, 1938 - November 12, 2021

Dennis John Ansell, 1938-2021 "Denny" was a long time resident of the McHenry/Johnsburg area. He was born to Fred and Sylvia Ansell (nee Sharapata) in Chicago, Illinois on May 17, 1938. He passed away surrounded by his loving family on November 12, 2021. Denny attended Lane Tech High School in Chicago until his family moved to Johnsburg. He graduated from McHenry High School in 1956. After...
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Jean Marie Spears

June 17, 1937 - November 12, 2021

Jean Marie Spears, age 84 of McHenry passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 12, 2021 at White Oaks in McHenry. She was born on June 17, 1937 in Chicago to Ernest and Mary Leptien. Before moving to Huntley, Jean lived in Schaumburg, IL where she raised her children. She worked for AVMA for 28 years, before she retired in 2005. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening,...
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Lorraine E. Lisafeld

April 15, 1928 - November 9, 2021

Lorraine E. Lisafeld, 93, of Round Lake Beach, passed away November 9th, 2021, at her home. She was born April 15, 1928, in Chicago, IL to Richard and Amelia Domka. On December 7, 1946, she married Jack L. Lisafeld at Our Saviors Church in Chicago, IL. She is survived by her two sons: Jeffrey Lisafeld and John (Lisa) Lisafeld; her grandchildren: Jenny, Joy, Jimmy, Johnny, Jason, Jeremy and...
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William Tonyan, Jr.

June 8, 1933 - November 3, 2021

On November 3, 2021 William (Bill) Tonyan Jr joined his wife Dolores (Dori) in heaven. Best known for his dimpled smile and quiet capability, Bill spent his life in McHenry. The oldest son of William and Charlotte (née Frett) Tonyan, Bill entered this world on June 8, 1933. He and his five siblings learned the value of hard work, the importance of family and the devilish art of fun. After...
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Betty Lou Siddons (née Halverson)

September 20, 1934 - October 30, 2021

Betty Lou Siddons (née Halverson) 87, was called home by our good Lord on October 30th surrounded by her family. Born on September 20, 1934, in Cornell, Wisconsin to Owen and Lena Halverson, Betty lived a full life. In 1956 she married, Harrison Vale Siddons at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Cornell WI. Betty and Harry were married for 50 years and had four children, Mark Harrison (Diane),...
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Douglas P. MacDougall

November 10, 1943 - October 29, 2021

Douglas P. MacDougall, age 77, of McHenry, IL passed away on October 29, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Bennington Vermont to Marvin and Beatrice MacDougall. He married his beloved wife Sheila Schuringa on July 22, 1967 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Douglas worked for Recon Optical formerly Chicago Aerial for 47 years. In his free time he enjoyed yardwork,...
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Neal Schmitt

February 9, 1954 - October 29, 2021

Neal L. Schmitt, age 67, of McHenry, passed away on October 29, 2021 at home with his loving wife by his side. He was born in Woodstock, IL on February 9, 1954, the son of Louis and Margaret Schmitt. He married his beloved wife Blanca Longoria on November 28. 2005 in Waukegan, Illinois. Neal enjoyed simple things in life, he loved working on the farm and driving trucks. He is...
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Shannon A. Reilly

April 11, 1958 - October 28, 2021

Shannon A. Reilly, age 63, of McHenry, IL. passed away on October 28, 2021 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL. She was born on April 11, 1958 in Chicago IL, the daughter of Edward and Mary Houlihan. Shannon married her beloved husband Chuck Reilly on April 30, 1987 in Woodstock, IL. She was a graduate of Marian Central High School, class of 1976 and a graduate of Western Illinois...
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Timothy "Tim" Scott Brackmann

June 22, 1970 - October 23, 2021

Timothy "Tim" Scott Brackmann, age 51, of McHenry, passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at his home with his wife by his side. Tim was born in Decatur, Georgia on June 22, 1970, the son of Thomas Brackmann and Pamela Brackmann. He married his beloved wife Denise Brya on September 10, 2005 in Lake Geneva, WI. Tim graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelors in...
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Francisco "Ray" Ramon Maldonado Sr

March 9, 1939 - October 22, 2021

Francisco "Ray" Ramon Maldonado Sr., 82, of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully on October 22, 2021. On October 18, 1986 Francisco married Martina "Marty" Maldonado in Crystal Lake, IL. Francisco was employed at Volkswagen of Crystal Lake as an automotive technician and body man. He also worked at the Coach House in McHenry. Additionally, he worked at his wife's company, A & M Taxi when...
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Judith A. Orler

May 28, 2021 - October 21, 2021

Judith A. Orler passed away peacefully on October 21, 2021. She was born in Highland, IL to Howard and Iona Moser. She graduated from Illinois State University and became a teacher. Judy spent 35 years teaching at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox. She led their Kairos program for many years and left a lasting impression on the lives of her students. She loved playing bridge,...
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David J. Deutsch

June 24, 1942 - October 18, 2021

David J. Deutsch, 79, of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully on October 18, 2021. On September 21, 1963, David married the love of his life, Genevieve (nee Myrda) Deutsch at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Chicago, IL. David is survived by his loving wife Genny Deutsch and his sister, Dee Fanuelsen. He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Lucille Deutsch and his brother,...
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Jill M. Kelly

September 28, 1959 - October 16, 2021

Jill Marie Kelly, age 62, of McHenry, passed away on October 16, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. She was born in Berwyn, IL, to George P. and Rose A. Berlinghof. She married her husband Roger Kelly at Transfiguration Church in Wauconda on October 22, 1983. She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 38 years: Roger Kelly; her son Ian Kelly; her siblings: Emily (James) Gardynski,...
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Mary D. Marsh

September 2, 1934 - October 16, 2021

Mary D. Marsh, age 87, passed away peacefully on October 16 surrounded by her loving children Elizabeth and James. She is preceded in her death by her beloved husband, William Marsh, her brother John Stewart, her sister Gabrielle Arandhara, and her niece Deborah Canner. Mary was born in 1934 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in the northeast coast of England. She grew up in north London. Her...
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Lawrence A. Zidek

May 15, 1942 - October 15, 2021

Lawrence A. Zidek, Sr., 79, of Johnsburg, Illinois joined his parents and two brothers on Friday October 15, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital McHenry. He was born May 15, 1942 in Chicago to Anthony Frank Jr. and Florence Marie (Jacobson) Zidek. On January 25, 1964, he married Evelyn V. Dorsen at Christ the King Church in Wonder Lake, Illinois. Larry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn...
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Douglas C. Lobitz

January 4, 1959 - October 14, 2021

Douglas Clifford Lobitz (62) lifelong resident of McHenry, was relieved of his struggle with cancer on October 14, 2021 when he was called to the Lord. He is survived by Heidi, wife of 36 years, Jessica (daughter), Jordan (son), Dorothy (mother, 91), and Karen Swerienga (sister). Doug was preceded in death by his father Norman, his grandparents, and beloved canine companions. Doug worked...
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Jacqueline A. Seminara

September 5, 1936 - October 9, 2021

Jacqueline Ann Seminara (formerly Igloe) passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 9th at the age of 85 in Wonder Lake, Illinois. She was a loving wife and devoted mother. "Jackie" as her family and friends referred to her was a kindhearted and supportive family matriarch who cared deeply for her family and friends, not out of obligation, but with a loving heart. A creative and...
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Cosma Carbone

March 31, 1979 - October 9, 2021

Cosma Carbone, age 42, of McHenry passed away on October 9, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, IL. She was born on March 31, 1979 in Melrose Park IL the daughter of Filippo and Provvidenca Carbone. Cosma loved her family and they loved her dearly. She enjoyed the outdoors, relaxing by the water, arts and crafts, and baking. She is survived by her wife: Candy Marrero; her...
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Gary W. Ericksen

December 1, 1952 - October 8, 2021

Gary William Ericksen, born December 1st, 1952 passed away peacefully alongside his wife on Friday, October 8th, 2021. He is survived by his wife Jill Ericksen, his two sisters, Dorothy Lyne and Helen Keil, his two brothers, Richard Ericksen (Kathleen) and Donald Ericksen, his step-children Jordan Anderson, Kaili Chapple (Steve) and Alexa Clark (Andrew) and three grandchildren, Landon, Wyatt,...
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Marilyn D. Stanek

November 13, 1933 - October 7, 2021

Marilyn D. Stanek, 87, of McHenry, IL, passed away on Oct. 7, 2021, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL. Marilyn was born Nov. 13, 1933 and adopted as an infant by William and Dorothy Brown of West Chicago, IL., where she had an idyllic childhood. In 1952 she married her "forever love" Joseph B. Stanek. In 1955 they moved to McHenry, where she happily lived the rest of her life. ...
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Robert Irving Bennett

August 28, 1928 - October 4, 2021

Robert Bennett, 93 passed away peacefully on October 4th, 2021. Robert was born in Barrington on August 28th, 1928 to the late Francis & Hattie (nee Horn) Bennett. He married his beloved wife the late Joy (nee Lindberg) on June 26, 1954. Bob spent most of his life in Barrington where he was born into a big loving family of eight. He later graduated from Northern Illinois University in...
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Doris M. Freund

August 21, 1929 - October 3, 2021

Doris M. Freund, age 92, of McHenry passed away peacefully at her home on October 3, 2021, and is now reunited with her beloved husband, Jim. She was born on August 21, 1929 in Johnsburg to the late Ben and Martha (Neisen) Freund. On November 3, 1951 she married James C Freund at St John the Baptist Church in Johnsburg. Doris was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother...
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Russell L. Gray

November 26, 1962 - October 3, 2021

Russell L. Gray, age 58, Of McHenry, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at his home. He was born in Michigan City Indiana on November 26, 1962, the son of Vincent and Shirley Gray. He married his beloved wife Darlene Woroszylo on February 12, 1983. Russell enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking and puzzles but foremost he loved spending time with his family who meant the world to him. He...
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Esther Lynn Dikelsky-Dodt

November 3, 1951 - October 1, 2021

Esther Lynn Dikelsky - Dodt, age 70, of McHenry, Illinois passed away on Friday, October 1st, 2021, at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. Esther was born in Evanston, Illinois on November 3rd,1951, the daughter of Samuel and Helene Dikelsky. She married her beloved husband, Bruce Dodt, on November 4th, 1979, in Rosemont, Illinois. Esther worked for Home of the Sparrow in McHenry. In...
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George Brinker, Jr.

April 15, 1942 - October 1, 2021

George Brinker Jr., age 79, of McHenry, IL , passed away peacefully on Friday, October 1, 2021 at his home with his niece by his side. He was born on April 15, 1942 in Steger, IL, the son of George and Elizabeth Brinker Sr. He is survived by his loving sister Gail Gonzales and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Carol, Mary Ann and David. Visitation will...
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Charles E. "Chuck" Moodhe

December 12, 1937 - September 29, 2021

Charles E. "Chuck" Moodhe, age 83, of McHenry, passed away suddenly on September 29, 2021 at his home in McHenry, IL. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 12, 1937 to Everett and Charlotte Moodhe. At a very young age, Chuck moved with his family to Woodhaven, Queens, New York City where he spent all his youth. He graduated from Franklin K. Lane High School in Queens. Following...
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Eleanor K. Mays

December 2, 1923 - September 27, 2021

Eleanor passed away on Monday the 27th of September 2021. She had suffered a fall the previous Wednesday night which caused a fracture. The shock was just too much for her. She would have been 98 on December 2nd. Growing up during the great depression, it took so little to make her happy! She was a coal miner's daughter, born in Nemacolin, in the coal district of southwestern...
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Matthew G. Schaer

May 4, 1971 - September 25, 2021

Matthew G. Schaer, age 50, of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully at his home on September 25, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Matthew was born on May 4, 1971 in Oak Park, IL to the late Lambert and Katharine Schaer. In 1992, Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science. He spent 25 years of his career as an airline pilot for American Airlines. Matthew was extremely...
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Richard W. Stueckemann

March 22, 1937 - September 22, 2021

Richard Stueckemann, 84 of McHenry passed away peacefully on September 22nd, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Chicago on March 22nd, 1937 to the late Fred and Mabel (nee Isberner) Stueckemann, Richard was a proud U.S. Army veteran. He loved fishing, golfing, gardening, and his retirement job at the Pinecrest golf club in Huntley. On August 8th 1964 Richard married the love of...
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Keith A. Orman

June 7, 1953 - September 20, 2021

Keith Orman, 68 years of age, passed away on Monday, September 20th, 2021 at Ignite Medical Resort. Keith was born June 7th, 1953 in Middletown Ohio, to the late Edward Orman and late Lillian Wells. He was the oldest of 4 boys, two preceded him in death. Keith was educated at Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago. He worked as a tool and die maker at Durolite for many years....
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Gloria Grace Mack (née Reinhardt)

April 16, 1939 - September 19, 2021

Loving mother of Steve Mack (Angie), Rick Mack (Barb), Lori Mathey (Eric). Predeceased by daughter Denise Smith (Harold). Adoring Grandmother to Trevor Mack (Stephanie), Sarah Mack and Emily Mack. Proud Great Grandmother to Hudson Mack and his baby sister who will make her debut in December. Beloved daughter to the late Forrest and Grace Reinhardt nee Snell and loving sister to her late...
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Timothy E. Callahan

August 7, 1954 - September 18, 2021

Timothy E. Callahan, age 67, of Wonder Lake IL, passed away on September 18, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, IL. He was born on August 7, 1954 in Chicago, IL to Frank and Grace Callahan. Tim married his beloved wife Jane Bainbridge in Chicago in 1975. Tim retired from AT&T after 48 years with the company. In his free time he enjoyed fishing and being behind a camera taking...
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Norita McAndrews

January 5, 1935 - September 15, 2021

Norita McAndrews, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, age 86, of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully, Wednesday September 15, 2021 surrounded by her devoted family. She was born in Chicago on January 5th, 1935 the loving daughter of the late Martin & Victoria Dreyer. A graduate of Mundelein College, Norita held various administrative positions throughout her adult...
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Rhonda Lee Crary

July 25, 1960 - September 14, 2021

Rhonda Lee Crary of Woodstock, IL passed away on September 14th, 2021 at the age of 61. From the embrace of her loving boyfriend and youngest daughter, she was received into the arms of our Dear Lord. Rhonda was born on July 25th, 1960 and grew up in Zion, IL. She is survived by her adoring boyfriend of 10 years, Joseph Lindstrom; youngest daughter, Monique Hopper; Mother, Evangeline Crary;...
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Richard D. Tomlinson , Sr.

July 26, 1949 - September 12, 2021

Richard D. Tomlinson Sr., age 72 of Woodstock, passed away on September 12, 2021 at Aurora Medical Center in Wisconsin with his family by his side. He was born on July 26, 1949 in Berwyn, IL to Lloyd V. and Elizabeth Tomlinson. He married his beloved wife Judy on June 19, 1971 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg. Richard proudly served in the United States Army during the...
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Edward A. Aguirre

December 19, 1961 - September 12, 2021

Edward A. Aguirre, age 59, of Johnsburg, IL passed away on September 12, 2021 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. Edward was born in Austin, Texas on December 19, 1961 to Arnulfo and Mary Aguirre. He married his beloved wife, Debbie Brunner, on July 8, 1995 at St. Theresa Church in Palatine, IL. Ed graduated in 1981 from Crown High School in Carpentersville, IL . Shortly...
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Florence E. Stier

March 13, 1919 - September 10, 2021

Florence E. Stier, age 102, of McHenry, passed away on September 10, 2021 at home with her family by her side. She was born March 13, 1919 in Chicago to Theodore and Helen Wajerski. She married her beloved husband Richard on June 28, 1941. Florence was a loving wife and mother who devoted her life to her family. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, watching the Cubbies on TV and playing cards...
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Thomas G. "Crow" Meyer

June 11, 1952 - September 9, 2021

Thomas George "Crow" Meyer, age 69, of McHenry, passed away on September 9, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital in Huntley. He was born in Woodstock on June 11, 1952 to George A. and Mary T. Meyer. Tom "Crow" was a simple man and enjoyed simple pleasures. He was an excellent painter for his profession. Tom loved his family and loved the Lord. He was a powerful evangelist and follower of Jesus...
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Ruth S. Enyart

May 17, 1933 - September 9, 2021

Ruth S. Enyart, age 88, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, IL. Ruth was born on May 17, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois to Theodore and Ruth Shaw. She was married to the late James Enyart on August 5, 1961, in Glenview, Illinois. Ruth was a 4th grade teacher in Glenview for many years. She loved to read, especially her favorite newspaper and solve...
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Jerald G. Hames

April 27, 1935 - September 9, 2021

Jerold G. Hames, age 86, of Woodstock passed away peacefully at home on September 9, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 27, 1935 in Decatur, Alabama to Joseph and Lila Hames. He married his beloved wife Bessie on December 24, 1957 in Tennessee. Jerold was an avid fisherman, hunter and a member of Harvard Sportsman Club for many years. When not working as a Master...
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Ida Mate

December 16, 1929 - September 6, 2021

Ida Mate, 91 of Crystal Lake. Loving daughter of the late Vincenzio and Vincenzia Bombino. Survived by her devoted daughters Darlene (late Fred) Martucci and Deborah (late Gene) Mate; fond sister of Francis Synakiewitz and Frank Bombino; grandmother to Michael (Nicole) Mete, Danielle (Donnie) Jackson, Audrey (Ryan) Peters, Ashley (Brian) Martucci-Tevenan and Gino Mate; great grandmother to many. ...
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Lorna B. Schroeder

September 14, 1923 - September 2, 2021

Lorna B. Schroeder, age 97, of McHenry, Illinois passed away on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021, at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington, IL. Lorna was born in Roselle, Illinois on September 14th,1923, the daughter of Edwin & Ella Pfingsten. She married her late husband, Edwin H. Schroeder, on October 21st, 1944, in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Lorna was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran...
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Stanley M. Johansen

September 1, 2021

Stanley Martin Johansen, 81, passed away September 1, 2021. He was born on January 12, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Ralph G. Johansen Jr. and Nancy (nee Glandon) Johansen. Stan served in the U.S Air Force from 1958 to 1962 becoming a Morse intercept operator and teaching technical classes in Morse code. After military service he trained in sheet metal work and later became Superintendent...
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David D. Kennebeck

September 9, 1958 - August 30, 2021

David D. Kennebeck, age 62, of McHenry passed away on August 30, 2021, after a long illness. He was born on September 9, 1958, in Woodstock, IL, to Raymond and Marion (Freund) Kennebeck. David enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, working in the yard and his home and helping others at any time, with anything they needed. Survivors include his two children: Kandice Kennebeck of...
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Frank Thomas Nuenthel

August 1, 1963 - August 29, 2021

Frank Thomas Nuenthel, age 58, of McHenry, Illinois passed away on Sunday, August 29th, 2021 at his home. Frank was born in Merced, California on August 1st,1963, the son of Heinz O. and Rosario F. Nuenthel. He married his beloved wife, Pamela Nuenthel, on June 13th, 2004, in Cabo St. Lucas, Mexico. Frank was a Locomotive Engineer for Union Pacific for 25 years. When he wasn't working, he...
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Marlene N. Montani

April 21, 1933 - August 26, 2021

Marlene N. Montani, age 88, of McHenry passed away peacefully on August 26, 2021 at Springs of Crystal Lake with her family by her side. Marlene was born at Lewis Memorial Hospital on April 21, 1933 to Lester and Irma Plant. She married Michael J. Montani on August 8, 1953 and they had six children together. She is survived by her six children: Gregory (Evelyn) Montani, Herbert (Linda)...
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Dolores J. Probert

June 9, 1930 - August 23, 2021

Dolores J. Probert, age 91, of Wakulla, Florida passed away on Monday, August 23rd, 2021 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington, Illinois. Dolores was born in Lansing, Michigan on June 9th,1930, the daughter of Ralph and Hilda Musselman. She married her beloved husband, Dr. John Probert, on June 18th, 1949, in Lansing, Michigan. Dolores was known for her sassy spirit and great sense of...
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Jolayne L. Hall

June 1, 1941 - August 22, 2021

Jolayne L. Hall, age 80, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2021 at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock, IL. She was born on June 1, 1941 in Chicago, the daughter of Leonard and Rumell Johnson. In 1960 she married her beloved husband Richard D. Hall Sr. who preceded her in death. Jolayne worked for Valley Hi Nursing Home for many years. She was a loving and caring mother...
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Janice G. Poehler

February 8, 1943 - August 18, 2021

Janice Poehler, age 78, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 18, 2021. Janice accepted Christ as her Savior in 1973 after being prompted by the Holy Spirit through the ministry of the 700 Club. She later was able to serve as a phone counselor for the 700 Club Prayer Line. She loved sharing her life stories of what God had done for her and the miracles she experienced Him do....
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John "Jack" J. Beck

March 20, 1952 - August 18, 2021

John "Jack" J. Beck, age 69, of McHenry, passed away on August, 18, 2021 at Northwestern McHenry Hospital. He was born in Evanston on March 20, 1952, the son of John and Elizabeth Beck. He married his wife Cynthia Merry on March, 15, 1990 at Grace Lutheran Church in Northbrook Illinois. Jack lived in McHenry for 30 years, where he raised a beautiful family with his wife Cynthia. He...
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