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

Paul Dumproff

March 28, 1929 - January 19, 2019

Paul Dumproff, age 89, of Union, passed away peacefully, Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Florence Nursing Home, Marengo. He was born March 28, 1929, to the late George and Helen (nee Nelson) Dumproff, in Elgin. On April 14, 1958, he married the love of his life, Betty Freund, at Sacred Heart Church, Marengo. Paul served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He then owned the...
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Lois Joeann Stark

October 5, 1934 - January 17, 2019

Lois J. Stark, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 17, 2019, at The Cottages of Fox Lake. She was born October 5, 1934, to the late Elmer and Rose (nee Laufenbuger) Williams, in Highland Park, IL. On July 3, 1954, she married the love of her life, Ralph Stark, Sr. Lois enjoyed going to the casino and watching movies. She was also known for being an exceptional cook....
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John Joseph Zelkovich

July 23, 1934 - January 13, 2019

John Joseph Zelkovich, age 84, of Bull Valley, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at his home. He was born July 23, 1934, in Chicago, the son of the late Peter and Mary (Rosich) Zelkovich. On August 17, 1974, John married Kathy Leland, at St. Jerome's Catholic Church in Chicago. Proud of his Croatian heritage, John grew up on the south side of Chicago and was an avid White...
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Joan D. Larkin

March 23, 1928 - January 9, 2019

Joan D. Larkin, 90, of McHenry, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 9, 2019 after complications from pneumonia. She will be greatly missed by a very large circle of family and friends. A lifelong resident of McHenry, Joan was born on March 23, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Harry and Elvera Durland. She graduated from McHenry Community High School in 1946, and married Gerald Larkin on...
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Russell J. Kennedy (Johnson)

November 19, 1966 - January 7, 2019

Russell J. Kennedy (Johnson) Russell was born on November 19, 1966, in Chicago, IL. He passed away on January 7, 2019, in Glenwood Springs, CO. He attended Northwestern Military Academy and Wm. Fremd High School. Russell was a carpenter by trade. He was a free spirit who loved the mountains, fishing, snow-boarding, and the outdoors. He is survived by his mother, Patricia (Gaylord)...
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John P. McAndrews

March 29, 1931 - January 7, 2019

John Patrick McAndrews, 87, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, of McHenry, IL, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family, January 7, 2019. He was born in Chicago, IL on March 29, 1931. John graduated from Lane Tech High School, worked in the trades, served in the Army during the Korean War, then continued his career as an electrician with IBEW 134. He was married to his...
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Angela Schilling

October 24, 1924 - January 6, 2019

Angela Schilling, 94, of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin passed away at hospice in Woodstock, Illinois on January 6, 2019. She was born Luigia Angela Maria Fantini in Villafaletto, Province of Cuneo, Italy on October 24, 1924, the daughter of Giuseppe Primo and Anna Maria (nee Paoletti) Fantini. Angela met Wayne T. Smith during World War II in Italy. After the war, she came to the United States and...
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John Henry Koscher

October 20, 1945 - January 6, 2019

John Henry Koscher, age 73, of McHenry, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 6, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. John was born October 20, 1945 in North Judson, Indiana, the son of Joseph and Charlotte (Yeager) Koscher. On August 12, 1978, he married Cathy Cserep at Shepherd of the Hills Church in McHenry. John worked in the electronics' industry for many years. He retired in 2012...
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Jonathan Joseph Fritch

October 1, 1985 - January 5, 2019

Jonathan Joseph Fritch, age 33, of McHenry, passed away January 5, 2019. He was born October 1, 1985 in Woodstock, the son of Robert J. Fritch Jr. and Nancy Ann Luttrell. Jonathan loved bugs, traveling and exploring Mayan ruins. He enjoyed sending lots of pictures to his friends as well as playing with fire sticks and poi balls. He loved to fish and play disc golf with friends. On occasion...
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Robert James Rauhut

November 4, 1943 - January 1, 2019

Robert James Rauhut, age 75, of Johnsburg, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at his home. Robert was born November 4, 1943, in Chicago, the son of the late Howard E. and Mae (Stern) Rauhut . On March 27, 1965, Robert married Nancy Teichman. Nancy preceded Robert in death on August 14, 2013. Robert is survived by his children, Gregory (Kim) Rauhut, Kerry Francisco, Kenneth (Dana) Rauhut,...
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John H. Grandt, JR.

January 1, 2019

John H. Grandt Jr., age 87, of McHenry passed away peacefully at his home on January 1, 2019, with the help of Journey Care. John was born in Schiller Park, IL. to John and Lillian (nee Marquardt) Grandt. In 1935 the family moved to McHenry, IL to work and live on A. J. Krecker truck and vegetable farm. The farm was located on 185 acres on route 31, south of McHenry about one mile. On part...
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Elmer "Jim" Gorham

October 27, 1943 - December 30, 2018

Elmer "Jim" Gorham, age 75, of McHenry, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Sunday, December 30, 2018, at JourneyCare Hospice, Woodstock. He was born October 27, 1943, to the late Henry and Avice (nee Pierce) Gorham in Woodstock, IL. On May 15, 1965, he married the love of his life, Sandra Rodenkirch, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, McHenry. Jim attended Marion Central High School,...
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Rose Santi

January 11, 1927 - December 28, 2018

Rose Santi (nee Lorusso), affectionately known as "Noni", age 91, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Friday, December 28, 2018, at JourneyCare Hospice Facility, Barrington. She was born January 11, 1927, to the late Michael and Filomena (nee DeSantis) Lorusso, in Italy. On October 28, 1950, she married the love of her life, Victor C. Santi, at St. James Catholic Church, Highwood, IL. Rose is...
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Mae C. Wagner

May 10, 1922 - December 27, 2018

Mae C. Wagner, age 96, of McHenry, passed away peacefully December 27, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 10, 1922 and raised by her grandparents John and Margaret Schmitt. On August 22, 1942, she married the love of her life, LeRoy Wagner, at St. John the Baptist Church, Johnsburg. Mae was a loving wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma. Her most precious times were those...
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Paul I. Morck, Jr.

October 16, 1932 - December 23, 2018

Paul I. Morck, Jr., age 86, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully, Sunday, December 23, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 16, 1932, to the late Paul Sr. and Anna (nee Holm) Morck, in Chicago. On August 11, 1956, he married the love of his life, Rosa Oster, at Jehovah Lutheran Church, Chicago. Paul served in the US Army during the Korean War for three years. After...
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LeRoy A. Hiller

April 14, 1939 - December 18, 2018

LeRoy A. Hiller, age 79, of McHenry, IL, passed away December 18, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. LeRoy was born to Mary and Leo Hiller on April 14, 1939. He married Bernadette Wegener on April 16, 1966. He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Leo and Mary (nee, Schmitt) Hiller; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Marge Hiller; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Bob Knox,...
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Joseph P. Sullivan, Sr.

March 26, 1929 - December 17, 2018

Joseph P. Sullivan, Sr, age 89, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully, Monday, December 17, 2018, at Crystal Pines. He was born March 26, 1929, to the late Ray and Helen (nee Esford) Sullivan. On November 3, 1962, he married the love of his life, Patricia Jean (nee Cristy), at Christ the King Church, Wonder Lake. Joseph was a lifelong Real Estate agent in Wonder Lake and was a 50-year...
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Patricia Madsen

November 14, 1942 - December 14, 2018

Patricia A. Madsen, age 76, of Johnsburg passed peacefully on December 14, 2018 at Lexington Health Care Center in Lake Zurich with her loving family by her side. Patricia was born on November 14, 1942 in Chicago, the daughter of George and Lottie (Sapala) Papak. She married the love of her life, Keith Madsen, in November of 1967 and they spent 49 years together until his passing in 2016. ...
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Henryk Sobus

November 24, 1964 - December 11, 2018

Henryk Sobus passed peacefully in his sleep at 4:00 AM on December 10th having bravely fought cancer of the lungs and kidneys. Born in Żołynia Poland on November 24th, 1964, Henry is survived by a family who admired him dearly: his mother and father Emilia and Jan, his younger brother Richard, the mother of his children, Renata, and his two children, Dorian and Amanda. Henry was a hard-working...
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Ronald D. Wingstrom

October 14, 1956 - December 8, 2018

Ronald David Wingstrom, age 62, of Crystal Lake, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Northwest McHenry Hospital. Ron was born October 14, 1956, in Chicago, the son of John and Edith (Johnson) Wingstrom. He worked for 30 years for the United States Postal Service before retiring as a Postal Clerk. Ron was an avid coin and stamp collector, but more than anything he enjoyed spending...
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Rebecca "Becky" Sweeney

April 17, 1978 - December 8, 2018

Rebecca joined her heavenly family the afternoon of Saturday, December 8, 2018. Becky was born in Aurora, IL and grew up in McHenry, IL. She attended McHenry Community High School-West Campus, and over time began to manage her own cleaning company. Becky will be remembered for her loving, caring, compassionate nature and sense of humor. Many are grateful to have been able to get to know her...
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James J. Tallurico

July 7, 1931 - December 6, 2018

James "Mr. T" Tallurico, age 87, passed away at his home on Thursday, December 6, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago on July 7, 1931, the son of James V. and Mary (nee Blazek) Tallurico. On October 30, 1954, he married the love of his life, Maria Sangirardi at the Presentation Church in Chicago. James was a past Commander for the American Legion. In his spare time,...
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Ellen A. Jones

June 25, 1944 - December 5, 2018

Ellen A. Jones, age 74, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Northwestern Hospital – McHenry. She was born June 25, 1944, to the late Gustav and Wanda (nee Tolinski) Bauer. Ellen loved to play the slot machines. In her free time she also loved to camp and travel. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving children:...
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James A. Wisner

May 8, 1933 - December 5, 2018

James Wisner, loving husband and father of three children, passed away peacefully in his home Wednesday, December 5th at the age of 85 in the presence of his family. Jim was born May, 1933 in Waukegan, Illinois, to Arthur and Minerva Wisner (deceased) of Long Lake, IL. He served two (2) years in the Army during the Korean War, where he learned his cooking skills. He earned his master's degree in...
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R. Riley Obenchain

April 14, 1958 - December 5, 2018

R. Riley Obenchain, resident of Twin Lakes, WI and formerly of Woodstock and Wilmette, Illinois, was felled by cancer on December 5th, 2018 at the way too young age of 60, with his sister Edith, his brother Sam and nephew Eli, by his side. He was an honorable and true son of the late Ralph and Elaine Obenchain, big-hearted brother to Abigail, devoted and cherished brother to Edith, fellow...
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Betty M. Buchel

May 2, 1922 - December 5, 2018

Betty M. Buchel, age 96, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 05, 2018, at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington. She was born in Chicago on May 2, 1922, the daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth (Schaimotait) Ekvall. Betty was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, having served during WWII. She is survived by her loving children: Joe (Jane) Buchel and Greg (Sali) Buchel; dear...
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Mary Lynn Madsen

October 24, 1950 - December 4, 2018

Mary Lynn Madsen, age 68, of McHenry, passed away on December 4, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 24, 1950 to the late John and Shirley Carole. On June 20, 1970 she married her High School sweetheart Charles Madsen. Beloved wife of Charles; Loving mother of Brien (Debbie), Robert (Renee), Charles (Jillian) and Michael (Katie); Cherished grandmother of Morgan, Megan,...
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Eileen D. Huff

April 8, 1941 - December 4, 2018

Eileen D. Huff, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at her home. She was born in Johnsburg on April 8, 1941, the daughter of Albert and Kathryn (nee Michels) Huff. Eileen worked at Oak Industries for 46 years. In her spare time, she loved to travel to Maine and took many vacations there. She had a very strong Catholic faith and loved spending time with her family. They will miss...
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Michael A. Bonagura

April 17, 1928 - December 3, 2018

Michael A. Bonagura, age 90 of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 3, 2018, at JourneyCare-Woodstock. He was born April 17, 1928, to the late Charles and Lucy (nee Varrone) Bonagura. On September 9, 1950, he married the love of his life, Kathleen Byrne, at St. Vincent DePaul, in Brooklyn, NY. Michael worked for Sara Lee Bakery for more than 30 years. In his retirement, he...
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Ignatius "Iggy" Lantvit

November 17, 1953 - December 2, 2018

Ignatius "Iggy" Lantvit, age 65, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 2, 2018. He was born November 17, 1953, to the late Ignatius and Anne (nee Bachner) Lantvit. Some of Iggy's favorite memories were from his visits to Colorado to see the Green's. In his free time, he enjoyed gambling, his motorcycle, playing softball, bowling, golf, and woodworking. Iggy...
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Mary Frances Ainslie

March 7, 1928 - November 29, 2018

Mary Frances Ainslie, age 90, of Spring Grove, passed away on November 29, 2018 at Winchester House in Libertyville, with her loving family by her side. Mary was born on March 7, 1928 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Dennis and Ellen (Twoomey) Downing. On February 9, 1958 she married the love of her life Robert Ainslie at St. Peter Church in Cambridge, MA. Mary lived an extremely...
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Doris Erickson

May 1, 1940 - November 27, 2018

Doris M. Erickson, age 78, of McHenry, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Advocate Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington. Doris was born May 1, 1940, in Konigsberg, Germany, the daughter of Alfred and Kathe (nee Jorgeis) Doehring. On October 5, 1996, Doris married Steven Erickson at Faith Presbyterian Church in McHenry. Doris working as a cosmetologist enjoyed doing hairstyling. ...
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Roman S. Kaminski

September 16, 2018 - November 27, 2018

Roman S. Kaminski, age 91, of Cary passed away on November 27, 2018 at Northwestern Medical Center in Huntley surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 16, 1927 in Chicago, the son of Stanley and Susie (Mieskowski)Kaminski. On June 18, 1949, he married Jeanette Kraus at Holy Innocents Church in Chicago. Roman is survived by his children Paul (Betty) Kaminski, Thomas (Rita)...
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Justin K. Franklin

May 7, 1990 - November 20, 2018

Justin K. Franklin, age 28, of Lakemoor passed away on November 20, 2018 in Elk Grove Village surrounded by his loving family. Justin was born on May 7, 1990 in McHenry the son of Karen and the late Kenneth Franklin. Justin's biggest passion in life was BMX Biking. It gave him a sense of serenity, freedom, and pure utter joy! Throughout the years the Extreme bond Justin shared deeply with the...
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Jeanette B. Arft

April 24, 1949 - November 19, 2018

Jeanette B. Arft, age 69, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018, at Journeycare. She was born in Pittsburg, Texas on April 26, 1949, the daughter of Robert & Rose (Knittel) Balsdon. On February 1, 1969, she married the love of her life, Wayne D. Arft, in Buffalo New York. Jeanette worked as a TWA flight attendant, who in her spare time loved taking care of her animals. She was a horse owner,...
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Subhash Chandra Shah

February 18, 1950 - November 19, 2018

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Howard H. Lexow

January 17, 1930 - November 17, 2018

Howard H. Lexow, age 88, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Woodstock. He was born in Chicago on January 17, 1930, the son of Ralph and Pauline (nee Coufelt) Lexow. On May 25, 1957, he married (the late) Joyce A. Wilson in Chicago. Howard was a great fundraiser for various organizations and an excellent volunteer for hospitals and nursing homes. He was a member of American Legion Post...
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Lester D. Bacon

July 17, 1931 - November 17, 2018

Lester D. Bacon, age 87, of McHenry, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. He was born July 17, 1931, to the late Lester and Eva (nee Adams) Bacon. On February 15, 2003, he married Marion Rein at First United Methodist Church, in McHenry. Lester proudly served with the Marine Corps for over forty years, retiring as Colonel. He is a veteran of the Korean War. Les was also a part of the...
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Genevieve Margaret Gruenholz

March 6, 1944 - November 12, 2018

Genevieve Margaret Gruenholz, age 74, of Woodstock, went home to her Heavenly Father on Monday morning, November 12, 2018, in McHenry, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Genevieve was born March 6, 1944, in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of Elmer and Doris (nee-Brooks) Gruenholz. Genevieve was loving and giving. She enjoyed all the special holidays and had a special way of making...
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Gordon Louis Rehberg

August 17, 1942 - November 9, 2018

Gordon L. Rehberg, age 76, passed away peacefully Friday, November 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 17, 1942, to the late Louis and Evelyn (nee Patoux) Rehberg, in Chicago. On July 22, 1961, he married the love of his life, Patricia Clark, at Christ the King Church, Wonder Lake. Gordon was a longtime resident of the McHenry area. He retired from working as a...
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Lorelei M. Shay

December 4, 1928 - November 4, 2018

Lorelei M. Shay, age 89, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018, in McHenry. She was born in Chicago on December 4, 1928, the daughter of Conrad and Dolores (Merten) Meilicke. Lorelei was a graduate of Stephens College for Women (Missouri). She was an Interior Designer, Artist, Professional Fashion Model, Display Designer (Carson Pirie Scott-State Street) and an accomplished Pianist. She married...
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William "Bill" Smith

August 22, 1942 - November 4, 2018

William "Bill" Foster Smith, age 76, of McHenry, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018. He was born August 22, 1942, to the late Stuart and Anita (nee Foster) Smith. On May 6, 1967, Bill married the love of his life, Joanne "Jo" Okon, in Garden City, Michigan. Bill worked for many years in the banking industry, retiring as a Senior Vice President, in commercial lending. He was a longtime...
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David A. Boger

June 15, 1935 - November 3, 2018

David A. Boger, a longtime resident of McHenry, died on November 3rd, 2018. He was 83 years old. Born in Oak Park, Mr. Boger grew up in the Chicago area. A graduate of Loras College, he also held two graduate degrees from Northern Illinois University. He served for two years in the U.S. Army. Mr. Boger was a career educator, serving for decades as both an elementary school and high...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Grom

July 7, 1930 - November 2, 2018

Jacqueline "Jackie" Grom, age 88, of McHenry, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018, at her home. She was born July 7, 1930, to the late John and Helen (nee Tobin) Theisen, in Chicago. On June 18, 1955, she married the love of her life Robert "Bob" Grom. In the 1960s, Jackie got a job working in the Hilltop School Library to help pay for her kids' college. She switched to Nunda/River East...
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Diane Erdman Overton

October 5, 1963 - October 31, 2018

Diane Erdman Overton, age 55, died unexpectedly at home, in her sleep on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. She was born in Abington, Pennsylvania on October 5, 1963 to John H. Sr. and Margaret Ann (Flinn) Erdman. She graduated from Grant High School in Fox Lake, IL in 1981. She was a devoted and dedicated 911 Dispatcher to the Mundelein Police Department for 25 years. She had positively impacted so...
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Christopher J. Wirtz

July 16, 1949 - October 26, 2018

Christopher "Chris" Wirtz, age 69, of Johnsburg, passed away peacefully with his family present Friday, October 26, 2018, at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. He was born July 16, 1949 to the late Francis and Joan (Byrne) Wirtz, in McHenry, IL. Chris started working at McGee's clothing store in McHenry at the age of 14 for his Uncle Tony. He graduated from Marian Central High School in...
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Frank W Estis

June 6, 1926 - October 25, 2018

Frank W. Estis of McHenry, passed away at his home on Thursday, October 25, 2018. He was born June 6, 1926, in Chicago. Frank proudly served our country from 1942-1946, during World War II, in the United States Navy; serving abroad the USS Atascosa. He was an Advanced License Ham Radio Operator and a life -long member of the VFW. Frank is survived by his children: Alan Estis, Pat...
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Alvina D. Pilat

November 20, 1939 - October 25, 2018

Alvina D. Pilat, age 78, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 25, 2018, in Wonder Lake. She was born in Chicago on November 20, 1939, the daughter of late Emmanuel Frank and Leona Minnie (Merzana) Marek. Alvina loved to sing in the chorus at church. She enjoyed art: painting and making ceramic and plaster pieces. She worked as a bookkeeper and also worked for Southern Corp for 7-11. Her...
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Lillian "Lil" Cairns

January 31, 1926 - October 21, 2018

Lillian "Lil" Cairns, age 92, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 21, 2018, at JourneyCare Barrington. She was born January 31, 1926, to the late John and Severina (nee Marianetti) Unti, in Woodstock. Lillian worked at Autolite in Woodstock before getting married. Following her marriage, Lillian went to work at McHenry State Bank for 34 years, retiring in 1987, to spend more...
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Donna Jean Russo

June 23, 1944 - October 18, 2018

Donna Jean Russo, age 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday morning, October 18, 2018, at her home in McHenry. Donna was born June 23, 1944, in Chicago, the daughter of Nicholas and Betty Booras. On May 26, 1969, Donna married the love of her life, Joseph Russo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they raised their two daughters, Becky and Gia. Donna was a...
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Deborah S. Lambrechts

February 25, 1957 - October 16, 2018

Deborah S. Lambrechts, age 61, of Johnsburg passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on October 16, 2018. Deborah was born on February 25, 1957 in Long Beach CA., the daughter of Virgil L. and Mary L. Collins. She married Gregg Lambrechts on July 3, 1976 at Chapel of the Bells in Las Vegas. Deborah loved playing Bingo, raising puppies and trips to Hawaii. She was a...
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Ralph RJ Stalesky

July 4, 1995 - October 13, 2018

Ralph "RJ" T. Stalesky, age 23, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. He was born in McHenry on July 4, 1995, the son of Ralph A. Stalesky and Belinda (Rhodes) Morrison. RJ was a beloved son, brother, uncle, grandson and friend. He had a heart of gold and a smile that lit up the room. He enjoyed football and baseball. He worked for a tree cutting service and plumber by trade. He loved his...
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Ian Fredrick Hansen

December 5, 1981 - October 12, 2018

Ian Fredrick Hansen, 36, of McHenry, IL has passed way too soon on October 12th, 2018. He was a loving and caring husband, father, son, brother and friend to all. Ian grew up in and around Mchenry, Illinois. When he turned 18 years old, he started an apprenticeship and schooling to become a Local 1 Ironworker. Ian was an Ironworker until surgeries from a hereditary condition made it...
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Donald A. Novak

May 22, 1928 - October 11, 2018

Donald A. Novak, age 90, passed away at his home, Thursday, October 11, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago, on May 22, 1928, the son of Henry and Louise (Wischoeffer) Novak. On April 29, 1967, he married the love of his life, Dorothy Anderson, at Mayfair Bible Church in Chicago. Out of the few occupations Donald held, roofing was the most rewarding. His favorite...
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Scott Michael "Rowser" Rowe

December 25, 1964 - October 9, 2018

Scott Michael "Rowser" Rowe, age 53, of Johnsburg, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, October 9, 2018, at Journey Care Hospice Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Scott was born December 25, 1964, in Ottawa, Illinois, the son of Ralph Sr. and Cecelia Rowe. He grew up in Marseilles, Illinois. He attended area schools and later graduated from Illinois State University, where he was a member of...
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Jessica J. Johnson

July 13, 1988 - October 9, 2018

Jessica J. Johnson, age 30, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly at her home Tuesday morning. Jessica was born July 13, 1988, in Anaheim, California, the daughter of Kenneth and Tracy Thoma. She graduated from McHenry West Campus High School with the class of 2006. Jessica went on and earned her Doctorate degree in Pharmacy from Midwestern University in 2013. On October 11, 2012, she married...
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John J. Biederer

June 15, 1926 - October 8, 2018

John J. Biederer, age 92, of McHenry, passed away peacefully October 8, 2018. He was born June 15, 1926, to the late Nicholas and Angeline (nee Meyer) Biederer. John proudly served our country in the US Navy during World War II – Pacific Theatre. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, John worked on the Wilmette Police Department for 28 ½ years, retiring in 1976. John was an...
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Duane Schmitt

July 13, 1954 - October 8, 2018

Duane Schmitt, 64, of Johnsburg IL passed away suddenly on Monday, October 8th, 2018. Duane was born July 13th, 1954 in Waukegan, IL. He was the second oldest of his 7 siblings. Duane loved his family most, spending much time together on the family farm. The people who know him best will always remember his endless smile and charismatic laugh. He prided himself on faith, family, community...
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Michael H. Gribben

February 15, 1937 - October 6, 2018

Michael H. Gribben, age 81,of Johnsburg IL, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2018 at VA Hospital in North Chicago. Michael was born on February 15, 1937 in Evanston IL, the son of Harold and Marguerite (Freed) Gribben. He married the love of his life Sharon Davies August 1959. Michael proudly served in the U.S. Navy and the Reserves from 1955 to 1962. He was a Legion member of McHenry Moose...
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Janice E. Tonyan

March 27, 1936 - October 5, 2018

Janice E. Tonyan, age 82, of McHenry, passed away on October 5th, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Janice was born March 27th, 1936 at home in Johnsburg, IL to the late Alfred and Marie Oeffling. On April 7th, 1956 she married Edward H. Tonyan, Jr., at St. John the Baptist Church in Johnsburg. Janice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother,...
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John B. Moore

October 22, 1943 - October 4, 2018

John B. Moore, age 74, of Bull Valley passed away on October 4, 2018 at Centegra McHenry Hospital with his loving family by his side. John was born in Chicago on October 22, 1943 the son of Bentley H. and Virginia C. Moore. He married the love of his life, Barbara Kempf on April 25, 1970 at St Alphonsus Church in Chicago. John retired after 30 successful years in sales. He was an avid reader....
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Patricia "Pat" Hignight

July 26, 1931 - September 27, 2018

Patricia B. "Pat" Hignight, age 87, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 27, 2018. She was born July 26, 1931, in Chicago, to the late Arthur and Beatrice (nee Kelly) Fitzsimmons. On September 3, 1955, she married the love of her life, Richard Hignight, in Chicago. Pat enjoyed traveling around the country. She was extremely active in TOPS (Taking off the Pounds...
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Randall "Randy" Funk

September 30, 1946 - September 24, 2018

Randall (Randy) Lee Funk, Sr., 71, of McHenry passed away peacefully, Monday, September 24, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Randy was born on September 30, 1946, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Merwin and Elsie (Kilts) Funk. He graduated from Wayland High School in 1964, enlisted in the United States Navy, and served in Vietnam. He met his wife, Karen (daughter of Don and Betty Justen,...
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Linda Marie Hauri

May 31, 1948 - September 22, 2018

Linda Marie Hauri, age 70, of Hebron, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018. She was born in Libertyville on May 31, 1948, to the late William and Ruth (Bockelman) Meyer. On May 11, 1968, she married the love of her life, William "Skip" Hauri. Linda had a love for horses. She was an avid fisherman and enjoyed talking about her pontoon boat, "The Seahag". She has proudly managed the...
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Christine "Chris" Campo

June 26, 1956 - September 21, 2018

Christine "Chris" A. Campo, 62, McHenry resident and owner of Fantasy Factory was reunited with her husband (Charles L. Campo) in heaven on September 21, 2018, just 9 days after their 17th wedding anniversary. She passed away peacefully after a visit from her children at Journey Care in Woodstock. Christine lived life to the fullest and touched the lives of many. As a teenager she attended...
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Frank A. Serpico

May 18, 1934 - September 21, 2018

Frank A. Serpico, age 84, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018. He was born in Chicago, on May 18, 1934, the son of Frank J. and Emma (Ranallo) Serpico. On May 29, 1957, he married the love of his life, Jeanne Burghard. Frank worked with his father to design and engineer Alexian Brothers Hospital, Villa Scalabrini, and various other buildings in Chicago. He was also a stockbroker for...
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Mary Ellen Fox

May 18, 1933 - September 17, 2018

Mary Ellen Fox, age 85, of Haines City, FL, formerly of McHenry, passed away peacefully September 17, 2018, in Davenport, FL. She was born May 18, 1933, to the late Fredrick and Margaret (nee Hovens) van Sytzama, in Zeeland, MI. On November 9, 1963, she married the love of her life, Darrell Fox, in Elgin, IL. They would have celebrated 55 wonderful years of marriage this year. Mary Ellen is...
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Delmar T. Borta

June 1, 1932 - September 16, 2018

Delmar Thomas Borta, age 86, passed away peacefully in his Wonder Lake home on Sunday, September 16th. Delmar was born on June 1, 1932 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Thomas Adam & Edna Jacqueline (nee Hoffman) Borta. Delmar is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Viola (nee Rose), his daughters Kathleen Del Boettcher (Mark) and Diane Rose O'Brien, his sons, Steven John Borta (Bev),...
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Darnell G. Jones

June 29, 1949 - September 14, 2018

Darnell George Jones, age 69, of North Chicago, passed away peacefully Friday, September 14, 2018. He was born June 29, 1949, cherished son of late George D. and Norma (nee Ferrara) Jones. Darnell attended St. Patrick's School and graduated from McHenry High School in 1967. He was known for performing in plays, participating in politics, and making friends. He attended the University of...
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William Lingenfelter

December 2, 1922 - September 10, 2018

William Lingenfelter, age 95, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2018 in Greenville, SC. He was born on December 2, 1922 in Chicago, the son of Henry and Anna. He married Hilde (Hermann) on December 2, 2008 in Florida. After the war Bill and his wife Betty moved to Washington area and tried their hand at being ranchers for a few years. Later they moved back to McHenry area where Bill...
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Donna Lindberg

December 30, 1938 - September 10, 2018

Donna Lindberg, age 79, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018. She was born on December 30, 1938, the daughter of Herman Frederick and Marie Mary (Etten) Brown. On February 27, 1960, she married the love of her life, Boyd Lindberg at St. Mary's in McHenry, IL. Donna and Boyd spent many years together traveling all over the country. She enjoyed camping and spent many winters in Florida with...
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Joan C. Zumski

April 18, 1927 - September 9, 2018

Joan Zumski passed away September 9, 2018 at Crystal Pines Health Care Center, where she was loved and cared for by many. She was born April 18, 1927 to Earl and Rose (Spinner) West. Joan married Robert Zumski in 1950 and together they raised their seven children. She was a homemaker and then went to work at Kemper Insurance as an underwriter. She retired twenty-five years later. Survivors...
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Edwin William Borter, Jr.

November 26, 1962 - September 6, 2018

It is with great sadness that the Borter family announces his passing on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at the age of 55 years. Edwin will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Diane, and his children, Zach and Tyler. Edwin will also be fondly remembered by his sister, Debbie, and his two brothers, Jeff and Steve. Edwin was predeceased by his brother Greg. Edwin will further be remembered by his...
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Robert "Bob" Eugene McDonough

January 18, 1942 - September 6, 2018

Robert (Bob) Eugene McDonough was born January 18, 1942, in Norwood MA, and was risen again into Eternal Life on September 6, 2018. Bob grew up in California and received a B.A. degree from Cal State LA. He then went on to earn a PhD. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. In 1967, he married his wife, Tina (nee Baldwin) at Sacred Heart Church on the ND campus. He was a...
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Frederick Digby Schwartzburg

July 23, 1928 - September 6, 2018

Frederick Digby Schwartzburg, 90, of Lakewood, died peacefully on September 6, 2018. He was born on July 23, 1928, the son of Frederick and Florence Schwartzburg in Miami, Florida. Rick was preceded in death by his wife of 60 plus years, Patricia (Hilton) Schwartzburg; and sons, Doug and Mike. Surviving are three children, Karen Schwartzburg Wheeler of McHenry, IL, James Schwartzburg of Reno, NV,...
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Charles Dolan McCoy

March 18, 1991 - September 4, 2018

Charles Dolan McCoy, age 27, of McHenry, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. He was born in McHenry on March 18, 1991, the son of Dean E. & Sherri L. McCoy. Charlie loved motocross, supercross, bmx, many kinds of music and going to concerts, snowboarding, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Cubs. He is survived by his loving parents, Dean (Cathy) McCoy and Sherri McCoy; his sisters...
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Christopher "Chubbz" Strauss

May 1, 1985 - September 2, 2018

Christopher "Chubbz" J. Strauss, age 33, of Island Lake, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, September 2, 2018. He was born May 1, 1985, son of Robert Strauss and Lynette Rebesco. Chris loved football, especially his Chicago Bears. He had a sarcastic way about him but could make everyone around him laugh. Often times, you could find Chris engaging in a good debate. Sometimes, he would even...
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Lauren Nicholls

December 12, 1946 - September 1, 2018

Lauren Deane Nicholls, age71, of Harvard, passed away on September 1, 2018, in Madison, WI, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 12, 1946, in Elgin, the son of Clark W. and Mabel A. (Witt) Nicholls. Lauren was a jack of all trades and a go to fix it guy at his senior living complex. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing as well as cheering on his favorite sport teams:...
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Cheryl Leah Groh

June 30, 1955 - August 31, 2018

Cheryl Leah Groh, age 63, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018, in Crystal Lake. She was born on June 30, 1955, the daughter of Walter and Leah (Andreoni) Nuss. After graduating from McHenry High School with the class of '73; Cheryl worked hard and was proud of her 40 year career as a Mortgage Underwriter. However she took far greater pride in her children. A loving mother, she told anyone...
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Heather E. Crimaldi

May 21, 1973 - August 31, 2018

Heather E. Crimaldi, age 45, of Freeport, IL, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, August 31, 2018. She was born May 21, 1973, daughter of Janice (Cunningham) Spikings. Heather touched the lives of everyone she met. Her life in Freeport was surrounded by incredible friends who loved and supported her. She was very active in her church, United Presbyterian Church, Freeport. Heather, "Rockstar"...
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Thomas W. Sproull

October 24, 1938 - August 28, 2018

Thomas W. Sproull, age 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. He was born in Detroit, MI on October 24, 1938, the son of Wayne T. and Ethel L. (Miller) Sproull. Thomas was a retired small business owner, a member of the moose club and teamster union. In his spare time, he enjoyed trains and riding motorcycles. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his...
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Christopher "Chris" Koch

September 30, 1994 - August 26, 2018

Christopher T. Koch, age 23, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 30, 1994, son of Theodore and Debra (King) Koch. Chris enjoyed playing video games, especially League of Legends, and was extremely proud of his 99 slayer in Rune Scape. Chris enjoyed playing games with his sister and her husband and often times could be found playing...
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Robert John "RJ" Kretschmer

August 25, 2018

Robert "RJ" John Kretschmer, came into this world a heavenly angel on August 25, 2018, at Centegra Hospital in McHenry, Illinois. He was born to and is survived by his loving parents, Jordyn and Kolton Kretschmer. RJ was preceded in death by his great-grampy Ronald Groh, his great-grandmother Lorraine Kretschmer; and great-grandfathers, William Lane and Herman Whalen. He is survived by a family...
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Laurie G. Sty

July 25, 1955 - August 22, 2018

Laurie G. Sty, age 63, passed away on August 22, 2018, in Cancun, Mexico. Laurie was born on July 25, 1955, the daughter of Thomas Charles and Katherine Sty. Laurie always had a smile on her face – she loved to sew, bake, and she made her own pasta. She also had a great love of animals. She is survived by her daughter Tiana (Ray) Olson; her grandchildren Emma Lynn and Raymond Tyler Jr.;...
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Deborah L. McDonnell

September 10, 1953 - August 22, 2018

Deborah L. McDonnell, age 64, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, in McHenry. She was born on September 10, 1953, the daughter of Harold and Alice (Jaros) Anderson. On November 27, 1971, she married the love of her life, John D. McDonnell, Jr. Deborah was a selfless, non-judgmental woman who gave everyone she loved all of herself. An accountant by trade, she also worked at the McHenry...
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Shirley D. Brucki

April 5, 1933 - August 22, 2018

Shirley D. Brucki, age 85, passed away peacefully August 22, 2018, at Valley Hi in Woodstock. She was born April 5, 1933, to the late Anthony and Helen (nee Jaworski) Usiak. On June 7, 1958, she married the love of her life, Daniel, at St. Ferdinand Church in Chicago. Shirley lived in Wonder Lake with her husband, Daniel, for 20 years. She moved to McHenry at Chesapeake Hills, after her Dan...
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Edna R. Garms

December 1, 1964 - August 20, 2018

Edna De La Cruz Garms (Raguindin), 53, passed away peacefully on Monday August 20th, 2018 at JourneyCare in Barrington, IL surrounded by her loving family. Edna was born on December 1, 1964 in San Marcelino, Philippines to Jose Pimental Raguindin and Adoracion Santiago De La Cruz. While growing up in the Philippines, she enjoyed helping her mother prepare traditional Filipino foods that were...
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Roland R. Hoffman

August 19, 1941 - August 19, 2018

Roland "Rollie" Hoffman was born on August 19, 1941 to Jeannette and Harold Hoffman in Chicago, Illinois. He married Sharon Anne O'Brien on December 16, 1961 in Chicago at St. Cornelius, where Sharon's parents were also married. . Rollie traveled the world as a commercial pilot after attending the University of Illinois, Aviation Division. As a captain, his career extended over 30 years with TWA...
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Evelyn W. Lemke

March 6, 1934 - August 18, 2018

Evelyn W. Lemke, age 84, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 18, 2018. She was born March 6, 1934, to the late John and Catherine (Lammer) Florer. Evelyn was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, in McHenry, for 30 years. In her free time, she enjoyed working and swinging in her garden. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She is survived by her loving...
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Stephen M. Freund

January 21, 1963 - August 17, 2018

Stephen M Freund, 55, passed away on August 17, 2018. Born in McHenry, IL, he was the son of Vernon Freund and Gertrude Freund (Hyatt). He was employed at Dean Foods in Chemung, IL for 33 years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and occasional golfer. He is survived by his daughter Meghan Latham (Aaron Latham), his grandchildren Griffin Latham and Scarlett Latham, his brothers Tim Freund and...
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Arnold "Arnie" Diedrich

May 11, 1948 - August 16, 2018

Arnold Clarence Diedrich, age 70, of Ringwood, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Woodstock, on May 11, 1948, the son of Elmer J. and Cecilia (nee Lenzen) Diedrich. On March 24, 1973, he married Barbara Knuth at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake. Arnie worked for George Hiller & Son Construction and 3 other construction companies;...
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Nicholas "Nick" Bishop

February 28, 1993 - August 11, 2018

Nicholas "Nick" J. Bishop, age 25, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 11, 2018, in Libertyville. He was born in McHenry on February 28, 1993, the son of (the late) William Joseph and Charlene (nee Fardoux) Bishop Nick was a kind and gentle person who was mischievous in a fun, joking manner. He loved to fish, loved fixing things; like cars and even rebuilt his own bicycle. He loved his...
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Robert Hiller

February 28, 1943 - August 7, 2018

Robert Hiller, age 75, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was born February 28, 1943, to the late Joseph and Geraldine (Engles) Hiller. On August 30, 1969, he married the love of his life, Christine Sieben, at St. John the Baptist Church, Johnsburg, IL. Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was dedicated to his Catholic faith & family. He worked for ComEd...
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Susan Mary Glunz

February 7, 1943 - August 7, 2018

Susan Mary Glunz, 1943-2018, beloved daughter of Thomas Roderick Hughson and Eleanor Caroline Hughson (Funk). Susan passed away after a long struggle with Alzheimer's in McHenry, IL at age 75 on August 7th. A life-long lover of dogs and cats. She was a loyal supporter and leader in the Girls Scouts. Provided extraordinary end of life care for her late, David A. Glunz. A generous, caring,...
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Violamae Walker

January 15, 1946 - August 7, 2018

Violamae Walker, age 72, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 7, 2018. She was born January 15, 1946, to the late Peter and Viola (Aumann) Aitken. On July 13, 1968, she married the love of her life, Daniel Walker, Sr., and they enjoyed fifty years of marriage. Violamae was a member of the Women of the Moose in McHenry. She loved to sew and crochet, but most of all loved...
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Anthony "Tony" Pintozzi, Sr.

February 24, 1931 - August 6, 2018

Anthony "Tony" Pintozzi, Sr., age 87, of McHenry, passed away peacefully August 6, 2018, with his wife by his side. Tony was born on February 24, 1931, to the late Charles and Maria (Meccia) Pintozzi. On November 29, 1952, he married the love of his life, Maureen Etten, at St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Chicago. Tony grew up in Chicago and attended St. Rita of Cascia High School. He was a...
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John Peter Zimny, Jr

February 11, 1928 - August 4, 2018

John Peter Zimny, Jr., age 90, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018, in Barrington. He was born in Chicago on February 11, 1928, the son of John Peter and Mary (nee Wojnowski) Zimny. On December 17, 1949, he married the love of his life, Dorothea Peters. John's lifelong passion was Drum and Bugle Corps. He was the co-founder of the McHenry Viscounts Drum & Bugle Corps and he marched early...
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Elaine Oslakovic

October 21, 1943 - July 31, 2018

Elaine Oslakovic, age 74, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at JourneyCare, Barrington, with her loving husband at her side. She was born October 21, 1943 in Ditchingham, England to Gerald and Grace (Underwood) Munday. Elaine emigrated to America, arriving in Chicago just before new year's day 1967. On June 16, 1967, she married Charles (Chuck) Oslakovic, a still...
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Judith "Judy" Normann

January 19, 1933 - July 31, 2018

Judith Ann "Judy" Normann, age 85, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. She was born January 19, 1933, to the late Robert and Ruth Wilkinson. Teaching was Judy's passion. She was a long time school teacher in the Palatine School District, teaching at Virginia Lake School. After retiring from teaching, she worked at the cat adoption center in Arlington Heights and...
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Joseph Rowland

October 27, 1939 - July 31, 2018

Joseph Ben Rowland, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Ringwood. He was born on October 27, 1939, the son of Walter Rudolph and Leona (nee Williams) Rowland. On April 19, 1965, he married the love of his life, Joyce Ellen Bloede, at First Baptist Church in Waukegan. Joe served our great country in the United States Army during the Cold War (stationed in Germany). He was also part...
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