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

Martha Kaye Peters

July 5, 1943 - January 19, 2020

Martha Kaye Peters, nee Thennes, age 76, passed away on January 19, 2020, at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. Martha was born July 5, 1943 to Ed and Agnes Thennes. She wed her best friend and love of her life, James Peters on June 8, 1974 in McHenry. Martha was honored by the McHenry Business & Professional Women Assoc. as "Woman of the Year" for her work in creating Fall Diddly Craft...
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Joanne T. Brefeld

April 25, 1931 - January 18, 2020

Joanne T. Brefeld, age 88, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday morning, January 18, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Joanne was born April 25, 1931, and raised in Richmond, the daughter of William and Ottila (Hiller) Stilling. On October 6, 1956, Joanne married, Paul R. Brefeld at St. Joseph Catholic Church, then moved to McHenry where she worked and they raised...
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Jeffrey Michael Schnell

July 3, 1956 - January 16, 2020

Jeffrey Michael Schnell, age 63, passed away on January 16, 2020 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. He was born on July 3, 1956 to Richard and Virginia Schnell in Chicago. Jeffrey was a loving father who enjoyed drawing, art and creating signs for small businesses in his spare time. Some of his fondest memories were of riding his motorcycles with his friends and his father. He was also...
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Coren E. McLeod

October 22, 1979 - January 15, 2020

Coren E. McLeod, age 40, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. She was born in McHenry on October 22, 1979, the daughter of John McLeod and Lenora Giese. Coren was a photo journalist and was most proud of her work as a marketing manager on social media. Her friends and family referred to her as a "Rockstar" and they loved her very much. She was a proud aunt and she will be sorely missed. ...
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John Samuel Nichols

April 16, 1965 - January 12, 2020

John Samuel Nichols, age 54, of Capron, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020. John was born April 16, 1965, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Jeanette (nee Hoffman). John worked for many years for Woolf Distribution Center. In 2009, he started Nichols Engraving and Woodworking. He enjoyed his woodworking especially wood craving. More than anything else, John loved his children and...
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Peter Vandriel

October 30, 1933 - January 12, 2020

Peter Vandriel, age 86, of McHenry, passed away at Good Shepherd Hospital on January 12, 2020, with hisloving wife by his side. He was born on October 30, 1933 in Holland to Marinus and Dina Vandriel. Peter wed the love of his life, Carol Ann Karrasch on Valentines Day of 1980. Peter will be remembered for his love of working on older cars.Fond memories of travelling seven continents together...
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Julia Olesya Yurchenko

July 22, 1998 - January 11, 2020

Julia Olesya Yurchenko, age 21, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020, in Chicago, IL. Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 5pm to 6pm, at Colonial Funeral Home. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.
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Kenneth Morton

December 15, 1948 - January 9, 2020

Kenneth Morton, age 71, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, January 9, 2020, in McHenry. Ken was born December 15, 1948, in the West Indies, the son of Hubert and Naomi (nee Isaac) Morton. He moved to the United States in the mid 80's and on June 12, 1996, Ken married Bervada Johnson in Woodstock. For over 35 years Ken enjoyed working in the construction field throughout...
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Jovan Anthony Strumberger

May 9, 1976 - January 8, 2020

Jovan Anthony Strumberger, age 43, of McHenry passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Round Lake. He was born in Chicago to John A. Strumberger and Anunziata L. Nebel-Strumberger. Jovan married the love of his life Stephanie L. Meyer on April 16, 2005 at Christ Church Lake Forest. Jovan was employed by Northwestern Medicine as a Technical Specialist for the last 9 years. In his spare time...
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Joshua J. Summers

October 26, 1969 - January 8, 2020

Joshua J. Summers, age 50, passed away on January 8, 2020 after a fight with cancer. Joshua was born in Freeport on October 26, 1969 to James and Sharon Summers. He married the love of his life, Carla Summers, in Wayne IL. in October of 1993. Josh is survived by his wife Carla; beloved daughter Sarah Elizabeth of Woodstock; parents James and Sharon Summers; parents-in-law Carl and Renae...
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Julie Ann Thomas

March 2, 1964 - January 6, 2020

Julie Ann Thomas, of McHenry, passed away January 6th, 2020. Julie was born March 2nd, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Susan (Wroble) and Timothy Thomas. Julie was a CNA for the majority of her career and had a passion for helping others and a deep love for animals. Julie was very active in her school alumni and the McHenry Township. Julie is survived by her children: Emily De Fries...
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Robert Peter Freund

March 19, 1930 - January 5, 2020

Robert Peter Freund, age 89, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, January 5, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born March 19, 1930, in Johnsburg, the son of Anthony M and Agnes (nee Hettermann) Freund. On June 18, 1955, Robert married the love of his life, Joan Freund, in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Robert was honorably discharged after proudly serving our...
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Dusanka Kuhlmann

December 16, 1949 - January 4, 2020

Dusanka Kuhlmann, age 70, of McHenry, passed away Saturday morning, January 4, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 16, 1949 in Emsdetten Germany, the daughter of Krstan and Anica (nee Katic) Berich. Dusanka moved with her parents to the United States as a young girl. On October 19, 1974, Dusanka married John S. Kuhlmann in Gary, Indiana. On January 6, 1978 they...
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John William Ankebrant

November 26, 1950 - January 3, 2020

John William Ankebrant, age 69, of Antioch, Illinois, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, January 3, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. John was born November 26, 1950, in Chicago, Illinois to John Joseph Ankebrant, Jr. and Norma Marie Ankebrant (née Fuhr). John worked for many years as an over-the-road and local truck driver. John was also a general contractor throughout his life...
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Richard R. Rozner II

June 8, 1957 - January 1, 2020

Richard R. Rozner, II, age 62, of Wonder Lake, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Rick was born June 8, 1957, in Evanston, the son of Richard R. Sr and June (nee Besinger) Rozner. Rick worked for many years in sales. He enjoyed cars, skiing, cooking, deep sea fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. He loved traveling and spending time in the Bahama's, and...
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Duane "Butch" Sperry

January 11, 1947 - December 27, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Duane "Butch" D. Sperry announces his unexpected passing on Friday, December 27, 2019, at the age of 72 years. Duane was born on January 11, 1947 in Bemidji, MN. He lived in the McHenry, IL area with his loving wife and best friend of 38 years, Mary. He worked for Commonwealth Edison as a cable splicer for 30 years. After retiring from ComEd, he...
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Guy Stedman, Sr.

January 13, 1946 - December 27, 2019

Guy Stedman Sr. was born January 13th, 1946 in Kansas and grew up in Wetmore, Kansas. He passed on December 27th, 2019 at the age of 73 in McHenry, Illinois at the hospital near where he lived for most of his adult life in Johnsburg, Illinois. He was one of 12 children raised near Wetmore, Kansas. Where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was a High School athlete in Football, Baseball and...
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Elaine Munson-Petrunic

March 11, 1931 - December 27, 2019

Elaine F. Munson-Petrunic, age 88, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on March 11, 1931, the daughter of George and Ella (Solomon) Pashoff. Elaine was the proud co-owner of Munson Marine from 1957 until 1995 when her two sons purchased the business. She loved living in Lake Geneva and Florida, going boating, taking walks, going out to...
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Carol A. Beth

October 18, 1949 - December 26, 2019

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

December 30, 1934 - December 23, 2019

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

May 12, 1929 - December 23, 2019

Lillian Huffman, age 90, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, December 23, 2019, in Crystal Lake surrounded by her loving family. Lill was born May 12, 1929, in Chicago, the daughter of Magnus and Olga (nee Olsen) Mickelson. Lill was one of four children. She married at a young age and started a family raising three boys, whom she loved deeply. Lill worked full time most of...
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Josephine O'Hara

September 30, 1938 - December 22, 2019

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

November 8, 1960 - December 21, 2019

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

January 2, 1943 - December 19, 2019

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

November 25, 1949 - December 19, 2019

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

February 8, 1953 - December 16, 2019

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

February 13, 1938 - December 16, 2019

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

July 16, 1928 - December 12, 2019

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

January 4, 1925 - December 12, 2019

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

May 6, 1922 - November 30, 2019

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

September 13, 1937 - November 27, 2019

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

May 24, 1936 - November 22, 2019

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

November 30, 1952 - November 21, 2019

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

January 15, 1934 - November 20, 2019

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

April 7, 1955 - November 12, 2019

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

May 15, 1925 - November 7, 2019

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

April 2, 1964 - November 3, 2019

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

October 26, 1945 - November 1, 2019

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

December 26, 1944 - October 26, 2019

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

May 7, 1964 - October 23, 2019

Deborah J. Schemmel, age 55, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. She was born May 7, 1964 in Chicago, IL to Ronald (Barbara) and Patricia (Stanaszek) Kotch. On April 10, 1994, she married the love of her life (the late) Robert Schemmel in Las Vegas, NV. Debbie loved her family, she was a devoted Mother, Dabba (Grandma), Daughter, Sister and Friend. She genuinely loved to...
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Roger J. May

September 22, 1940 - October 23, 2019

Roger J. May, age 79, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 22, 1940, to the late Frank and Mary May. On August 18, 1962, he married Sandra Glosson, at St. Mary's Church, McHenry. Roger proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for four years. In 1964, Roger started his own trucking...
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Walter Joe Price

October 22, 2019

Walter Joe Price, age 87, passed away peacefully October 22, 2019 in Hudson, Florida after a short, but hard fought fight with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Price (née McNish), her children Jeff (Trudy) McNish, Cheryl McNish, Mike (Robin) McNish and Brad (Sheila) McNish. Joe is survived by his children Joe (Andrea) Price, Gina (Dave) Stilling, Kerri (Joe) VanHorn. His son,...
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Ralph W. Kraeplin

February 8, 1943 - October 18, 2019

Ralph W. Kraeplin, age 76, of Wonder Lake passed away peacefully at his home on October 18, 2019 with family by his side. Ralph was born on February 8, 1943 in Crystal Lake, the son of Carl and Vivian (Raven) Kraeplin. He married the love of his life Linda McMahon on November 18, 1961 and they spent 57 wonderful years together. Ralph was a lifetime Gold Card member of Local 150 Operators...
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JoAnn Baureis

April 20, 1955 - October 17, 2019

JoAnn Baureis nee D'Agostino, a longtime resident of Johnsburg, passed away suddenly October 17th 2019. JoAnn was the beloved wife of the late Dennis. Loving mother to Katie (Mike) Madsen & Sarah (Walt) Horowicz, and was preceded in death by her son Marty. Cherished grandmother to Zegan, Abilene, Jaxon, Griffin, & Josie. Daughter of the late Lee & the late Shirley D'Agostino. Dear sister to...
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Andrew S. Koltun, JR.

January 28, 1947 - October 16, 2019

Andrew S. Koltun Jr, age 72, of McHenry, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Journeycare in Barrington, IL, with family by his side. Andrew was born in Germany on January 28, 1947, the son of Andrzej and Wanda (Maciaszek) Koltun Sr. In 1987, he married the love of his life Sheila Forster. Andy retired from Baxter and in his free time he enjoyed boating on the Chain O' Lakes...
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Robert C. Hankins

June 25, 1953 - October 16, 2019

Robert C. Hankins, age 66, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Waukegan on June 25, 1953, the son of Fred L. and Olga M. (Kozina) Hankins. Robert Graduated from Warren High School class of 1971. He is survived by his mother Olga Hankins; his siblings: Marion Amberg, David (Lori) Hankins and Suzanne (Mark) Hohensee; his nieces and nephews...
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Douglas H. Benedict

August 19, 1967 - October 13, 2019

Douglas H. Benedict, age 52, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 13, 2019. He was born August 19, 1967, the son of Benjamin Benedict and the late, Rena (Lambert) Canto. On February 14, 2002, Doug married the love of his life, Renee Rebesco. Doug loved grilling and working on cars. He also enjoyed watching Nascar Races. More than anything though, he loved spending time with...
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Christopher Dennis "Kip" Byrnes

December 15, 1938 - October 11, 2019

Christopher Dennis "Kip" Byrnes, of McHenry, died peacefully at age 80 on October 11, 2019 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington, after suffering from ALS. He was surrounded by his loving family. Chris was born December 15, 1938 in Chicago, to Thomas E. Byrnes and Virginia (Howell) Byrnes. He grew up in Deerfield, Ill., and later Woodstock, Ill., with his siblings David Byrnes (Susan), Nina...
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Gloria Irene Pechous

January 21, 1934 - October 5, 2019

Gloria Irene Pechous, age 85, of McHenry passed away peacefully on October 5, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Gloria was born on January 21, 1934 in Chicago, the daughter of Harry and Stella Bochat. She married the late Roger Pechous Sr. on November 22, 1952 at St. Hyacinth Church in Chicago IL. Gloria was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist church in Johnsburg. In her early...
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LeRoy E. "Shorty" Meyers

June 13, 1924 - October 2, 2019

LeRoy E. "Shorty" Meyers, age 95, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, October 2, 2019, in Crystal Lake. Shorty was born, June 13, 1924, the son of William J. and Margaret (King) Meyers. On September 6, 1947, Shorty married the love of his life, Esther C. Freund at St. Mary Catholic Church in McHenry. Esther preceded Shorty in death on September 8, 2015. Shorty proudly...
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John Joseph Witek

March 26, 1959 - October 2, 2019

John Joseph Witek, age 60, of Crystal Lake passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. John was born March 26, 1959 in North Chicago, the son of Nicholas and Josephine Anna (Stashick) Witek. John loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed being outdoors, and back in his younger days, you couldn't keep a fishing pole out of his hands. John is survived by his loving daughter,...
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Dixie L. Swanson

March 20, 1945 - September 30, 2019

Dixie Lee Swanson, age 74, was welcomed into her heavenly savior's loving arms on September 30th 2019. Dixie: daughter, nurse, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, caregiver, baker, gardener, feisty. She was a strong, good and faithful servant. Dixie is survived by her loving husband of nearly 51 years, Michael Swanson, her children; Traci (Gregg) Guenther, Beth (Chuck) Bartelsen, Rebecca (Chris)...
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Michael F. Ryan

September 6, 1948 - September 28, 2019

Michael F Ryan, husband of Mary (Rohrsen) died, September 28, 2019 surrounded by family and friends after a long, courageous struggle with cancer. Michael was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 6, 1948 to the late Norbert and Rosemary Ryan. Michael and Mary married on October 12,1990. He will be missed by his family: Pat (Jerry) Greenwald, Joan (the late Paul) Kertay, Tim (Dottie) Ryan,...
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Gerald S. Klimek

August 31, 1940 - September 23, 2019

Gerald S. Klimek, age 79, passed away at his home on Monday, September 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago on August 31, 1940, the son of Stanley and Marianne (Kozlowski) Klimek. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years; Joyce (Cys) Klimek; his children: James (Kelley) Klimek, Sheryl (Phil) Delisi; and his grandchildren: Mitchell, Abigail Klimek and Samantha,...
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Beverly E. Greenwood

May 2, 1934 - September 23, 2019

Beverly E. Greenwood, age 85, passed away in McHenry on Monday, September 23, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 2, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Carl and Irene (Belter) Peters. Beverly married Russell Greenwood, who preceded her in death on February 19, 1995. She is survived by her children: Diane Zimmerman, Gail Weingart, Glenn (Connie) Greenwood,...
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Mark Joseph Serpe

August 21, 1953 - September 19, 2019

Mark Joseph Serpe, age 66, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 19, 2019. He was born August 21, 1953, to the late Samuel Sylvester and Julia Jeanette (nee Haupt) Serpe, in Chicago. On April 16, 1994, he married Roberta Gustafson at the Church of Holy Apostles, McHenry. Mark proudly serviced in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1978. Mark was an...
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Frank Joseph Kucharski

November 3, 1939 - September 14, 2019

Frank Joseph Kucharski, age 79, of McHenry, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 3, 1939, to the late Jozef and Paulina (Kasiuba) Kucharski in Krzemieniec, Poland. On July 28, 1962, Frank married the love of his life, Marie Wolski, at St. Helen's Church in Chicago. Frank proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps,...
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Dorothy J. Norum

October 6, 1936 - September 2, 2019

Dorothy J. Norum, age 82, passed away in Barrington, with her daughter by her side, on Monday, September 2, 2019, after a short illness. She was born in Chicago on October 6, 1936. During her early years, Dorothy was a dispatcher for the Arlington Heights Police Department and later worked and retired as a dispatcher for the Island Lake Police Department. She also owned and operated 6 Pines...
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Judith E. Miller

April 25, 1945 - August 31, 2019

Judith E. Miller, age 74, went to be with the Lord on August 31, 2019, at White Oaks Memory Care in McHenry, IL, her husband by her side holding her hand, until 6:11a.m. when she succumbed to her long battle with Parkinson's and Dementia. She was born April 24, 1945, in Chicago, to Edward C. and Winifred H. (Simmons) Steadman. She married her true love, Robert J. Miller, at St. Mary's Church,...
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Kathryn A. Bauer

April 7, 1941 - August 30, 2019

Kathryn A. Bauer, age 78, of McHenry, passed away on August 30, 2019, peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 7, 1941, in Johnsburg, IL to Henry Hiller and Lorraine Blake. She attended McHenry East High School and graduated in 1959. She was a bank teller for McHenry State Bank, which then became First Midwest Bank for 30 years. In addition to working at...
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Linda H. Proesel

November 29, 1948 - August 25, 2019

Linda H. Proesel, age 70, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 25, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 29, 1948, to the late Harold and Helen (nee Kelow) MacGregor, in Chicago. On August 1, 1970, she married the love of her life, George W. Proesel, at St. Mary's Church in Fremont Center, Mundelein, Illinois. Linda lovingly made hundreds of blankets and...
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Mary L. Checchin

August 21, 1920 - August 20, 2019

Mary L. Checchin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, in Woodstock, Illinois, the day before her 99th birthday. Mary was born August 21, 1920, in Amite, Louisiana to Louis and Loreta Ruffino. Mary came to Chicago in 1947 and married Ferdinando (Fred) Checchin in 1951 at Holy Rosary Church. They moved to Lakemoor in 1954 and she continued to live in the same home where she raised her...
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Paul M. James

October 29, 1974 - August 19, 2019

Paul M James passed away August 19, 2019 in Schaumburg, Illinois. He was born on October 29, 1974 to Jack (Jay) James and Christina (Fain) James. He is survived by his wife Angela (Smessaert) James, along with his father and siblings Steven (Maggie) James, nephew Liam James, Sister Lesley (Jim) Schumacher, and brother Darren James. Paul was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated...
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Peter M. Strand

August 10, 1953 - August 18, 2019

Peter Martin Strand, age 66, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Barrington. He was born in Connecticut on August 10, 1953, the son of Herbert J. and Elizabeth Strand and grew up on a chicken farm. While attending Quinnipiac University, he was a member of the ski club. During Peter's working years, he was a salesman, belonged to the Fox River Grove United Methodist Church and was a...
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Doris F. Basel

June 18, 1924 - August 15, 2019

June 18, 1924 ~ August 15, 2019 Doris Frances Basel passed away peacefully Thursday, August 15,  2019 in Aurora, Illinois surrounded by her loving family. Doris was born June 18,1924 in Wilburton, Oklahoma to Paul and Mary Gris. After the loss of her father, a coal miner, her two oldest sisters moved to Illinois to pave the way for her mother and family's transfer to Chicago. Doris met her...
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Colleen L. Mantor

December 11, 1968 - August 7, 2019

Colleen L. Mantor, age 50, of McHenry IL, passed away unexpectedly, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She was born in Chicago on December 11, 1968, the daughter of (the late) Robert E. and Alice M. Mantor. Colleen was a waitress/bartender, working many years at the Clearwater Beach Hotel in Florida and at John Evans in Crystal Lake. She also worked at auto dealerships mainly in the after-market...
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John William Bicek, Jr.

December 10, 1998 - August 6, 2019

John William Bicek Jr., age 20, of Hebron, IL, was found unexpectedly deceased after being reported missing by his family on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. John graduated from McHenry West High School Class of 2017 as a Distinguished Warrior. During his school years, John excelled in Chess, several AP Classes and was part of the National Honor Society. He enjoyed reading, gaming and above all, his...
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Sheila L. Benbennick

January 4, 1988 - August 3, 2019

Sheila Lynn Benbennick, age 31, of Crystal Lake, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 3, 2019, in South Elgin. Sheila was born on January 4, 1988, the daughter of James T. Benbennick and Lauren Kerr. Sheila was a member of the 58th Avenue Baptist Church in Cicero. She was very creative and enjoyed shopping and drawing. Sheila loved life and her happiest moments were spent with her...
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Gene Robert Glosson

May 24, 1944 - July 29, 2019

Gene Robert Glosson, age 75, of McHenry, passed away Monday morning, July 29, 2019, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. Gene was born May 24, 1944, in Woodstock, the son of William and Lillian (nee-Douglas) Glosson. On September 19, 1964, Gene married the former Nancy Cusack at St. Patrick's Church in McHenry. Gene was a Union Electrician, master craftsman and gardener. He loved to be...
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Jack Hochleutner

February 8, 1957 - July 28, 2019

Jack Hochleutner, born February 8, 1957, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday July 28, 2019. He is survived by his wife Sharon, daughter Stephanie, sister Jill, along with many nieces, nephews and their growing families. Jack was preceded in his journey by his beloved parents Elmer and Violet (nee Stevens) Hochleutner as well as his siblings Ron, Lenny and Joyce (nee Daniels). ...
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John Gordon Ungles

February 15, 1942 - July 27, 2019

John Gordon Ungles, age 77, of McHenry entered into eternal peace on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington. "Gordon" was born in Michigan, raised in California and settled his life in Northern Illinois. He enjoyed friends and family immensely. He loved his wife, Alice, as well as the home and life that they made together. His other passion were motorcycles and ...
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Elizabeth Livingston Thomson

December 25, 1923 - July 25, 2019

Elizabeth Livingston (Bradshaw) Thomson, 95 of Elgin passed away peacefully with family on July 25th, 2019 at Heritage Manor, under the care of Vitas Hospice. She was born Dec. 25th, 1923 in Covington, Ga. to James and Ada (Livingston) Bradshaw, the third of six children. She moved with her husband, the late John Graham Thomson to Elgin, Il in the late 1940's where they built their home and began...
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Nancy Schuppert

June 13, 1941 - July 23, 2019

Nancy Schuppert, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Racine, Wisconsin on June 13, 1941, the daughter of Tom and Myrleen (Ludlow) Olson. On June 26, 1965, she married the love of her life, Leroy A. Schuppert. Nancy was a retired aid of McHenry High Schools Special Ed program and was also the past president to AAUW. Nancy...
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Leah Sylvia Nuss

July 26, 1933 - July 22, 2019

Leah Sylvia Nuss, age 85, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Monday, July 22, 2019, at The Fountains, Crystal Lake. She was born July 26, 1933, to the late Martino and Theresa Andreoni, of Chicago. On January 9, 1954, she married the love of her life, Walter Nuss. Leah, along with her husband, Wally, owned Wally's Bike Haven for many years. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Wally;...
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Kristine Marie Felix

July 24, 1967 - July 22, 2019

Kristine Marie "Kris" (Baseley) Felix, 51, of her hometown of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, July 22, 2019 after a long, tiring 17-year battle with stage IV kidney cancer. Kris was born on July, 24, 1967 in Elgin, IL, the youngest child of Gary and Katherine (Meyer) Baseley. She had a lively and outgoing personality that attracted many friendships as well as the love...
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Peter E. Brommelkamp

May 21, 1938 - July 22, 2019

Peter E. Brommelkamp, age 81, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, July, 22, 2019. Pete was born May 21, 1938 in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Edwin and Dora (nee-Hollister) Brommelkamp. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy. In February of 1964, Pete married the former Annette Neuman in Chicago. Pete worked for many years as an auto mechanic, retiring...
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Jane Carol Konitzer

December 11, 1953 - July 17, 2019

Jane Carol Konitzer (nee Nagel) passed away unexpectedly in McHenry, Illinois, on July 17, 2019. Born on December 11, 1953, in Melrose Park, Illinois, Jane was raised in Mount Prospect and spent her adult life residing in McHenry. Jane was most recently employed at JCPenney in Johnsburg, Illinois, where she took great pride in her job and loved her customer interactions. Anyone who knew Jane...
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Brad D. Johnson

July 13, 1959 - July 15, 2019

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

September 16, 1944 - July 15, 2019

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

January 12, 1945 - July 12, 2019

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

June 27, 1967 - July 7, 2019

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

April 11, 1935 - July 7, 2019

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

February 9, 1936 - July 4, 2019

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

July 3, 1943 - July 4, 2019

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

January 27, 1927 - July 4, 2019

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

April 19, 2002 - June 29, 2019

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

April 28, 1934 - June 27, 2019

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

March 27, 1921 - June 23, 2019

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

July 19, 1956 - June 21, 2019

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

March 30, 1944 - June 18, 2019

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

January 15, 1955 - June 13, 2019

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

March 15, 1921 - June 12, 2019

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

August 19, 1916 - June 10, 2019

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

February 19, 1929 - June 9, 2019

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

March 20, 1969 - June 8, 2019

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

April 24, 1939 - June 7, 2019

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

March 10, 1941 - June 3, 2019

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

June 6, 1935 - June 1, 2019

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

March 18, 1965 - May 31, 2019

Lori A. Berge, age 54, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 in McHenry IL. She was born in Melrose Park, IL., on March 18, 1965, the daughter of Herbert and Doris (Meyer) Voth. On March 10, 1984, she married the love of her life, Dean Berge in Arlington Heights, IL. Lori loved to spend time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids. She enjoyed traveling to Mexico as often as she...
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Edward N. Surges

January 13, 1929 - May 29, 2019

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