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

Donald Lee Graham

November 12, 1935 - October 11, 2020

Donald Lee Graham, age 84, of McHenry, Illinois passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was born on November 12, 1935 in Powell, Wyoming, the son of Donald and Leola "Peg" Graham. Don graduated from the University of Iowa, and worked as a pharmacist for Jewel Osco in McHenry for many years. He was a loyal Hawkeyes and Cub's fan. Don and Marlene loved spending winters in Florida at...
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Samuel R. Buenzlli

February 5, 1933 - October 8, 2020

Samuel R. Buenzli, age 87, of McHenry, Illinois passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, October 8, 2020, at his home. Sam was born on February 5, 1933 in Passiac, New Jersey, the son of Otto and Maria (Kyd-Kamer) Buenzli. On May 23, 1981, he married Jacqueline Goldenberg in McHenry. For over 49 years, Sam worked as a truck driver, foreman and scale operator for McHenry Sand & Gravel,...
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Kiyoko Okimoto

October 22, 1920 - October 7, 2020

Kiyoko Okimoto, age 99, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Wednesday morning, October 7, 2020, at Fox Point Memory Care in McHenry. Kiyoko was born October 22, 1920, in Fresno, California, the daughter of Seiichi and Mitoyo (Wakada) Nakamura. Kiyoko was born and raised on a farm in Fresno, California. She worked many years doing factory work, working hard to raise her family after her...
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Shirley J. Schweder

April 20, 1938 - October 6, 2020

Shirley Jeanne Schweder, age 82, of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of McHenry, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, October 6, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born April 20, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Howard and Marjorie Diedrichs. On November 24, 1956, she married the love of her life, Theodore Schweder in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in...
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Melvin E. Schroeder

August 4, 1923 - October 4, 2020

Mel Schroeder, 97, passed away Sunday October 4, 2020 in Barrington, Illinois. He was born August 4, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois to Fred E. Schroeder and Luella Rieke Schroeder. He grew up in Barrington. He served in the Army Combat Engineers, Americal Division in the South Pacific from October, 1943 to December, 1945. He was a member of Lithographers Union 458 in Chicago for over 40 years. He...
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Clifford Lee Hadick

September 22, 1946 - October 4, 2020

Clifford Lee Hadick, age 74, of McHenry passed away on October 4, 2020 At Springs of Crystal Lake. He was born on September 22, 1946 in Chicago, IL the son of Warren and Marilyn Hadick. He married the love of his life Linda Blake on December 31, 1971 at St. Mary Church in McHenry. Clifford was a proud veteran of United States Navy, having served in Vietnam from 1965 to 1969. He retired...
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Gilda Jacobson

October 3, 2020

Gilda Marie Jacobson of Wauconda was welcomed into the arms of God on October 3, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Chicago and raised in Lake Zurich, she was a 1971 graduate of Lake Zurich High School. She worked for the Department of Defense for seven years and then began her life career in 1979 at the Lincolnshire Police Department as the Administrative Secretary to the Chief...
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Robert C. Duplex

January 18, 1936 - October 3, 2020

Robert C Duplex, age 84, of Johnsburg IL, (C.P.D. retired); passed away peacefully at home on October 3, 2020 with his family by his side. He was born in Chicago on January 18, 1936, married the love of his life, Joan nee (Brown) in 1957 and joined the Chicago Police Department In 1959. After retirement he and Joan enjoyed life in Fountain Hills AZ. Robert is survived by his daughters Lorrie ...
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Daniel Frank Davidson

June 24, 1944 - October 1, 2020

On Thursday, October 1st, 2020, Daniel Frank Davidson, loving husband and father of 2 daughters, passed away at the age of 76 from complications of leukemia. He was born June 24, 1944 in Chicago, IL to Catherine and Bernard (Pop) Davidson. He was the 4th child and only son in the family. He is survived by his sisters Diana (Wilson), Donna (Charles) and Doreen (Angelo). He was raised in Oak...
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Jeremy M. Conley

November 25, 1979 - September 28, 2020

Jeremy M. Conley, age 40, of Ringwood, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, September 28, 2020, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, surrounded by his loving family and dear friends. Jeremy was born November 25, 1979, the son of Steven and Robin (Pettry) Conley. Jeremy was a lover of people---he called everyone a friend. He would talk to strangers who would immediately be drawn to him...
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Shelby Jean Reese

July 16, 1939 - September 28, 2020

Shelby J. Reese, (nee Dunivant), age 81 of McHenry passed away at Bickford of Crystal Lake (IL) on Monday, September 28, 2020, after a long fight against dementia. Shelby was born on July 16, 1939 in Canton, IL to the late Alan and Helen Dunivant (nee Largent). She was a 1957 graduate and valedictorian of Wethersfield High School, Kewanee. IL and was an honors graduate of Western Illinois...
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Leonard Carl Ackerman

February 7, 1931 - September 23, 2020

Ackerman, Leonard Carl Born: Feb. 7th, 1931 Died: Sep. 23rd, 2020 Leonard Carl Ackerman passed away peacefully the morning of Wednesday, September 23rd at the age of 89 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Curtis, Wisconsin to Charles and Fern Ackerman. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of more than 70 years, Phyllis (nee Bruce); children: Juanita "Mooch" (Vince)...
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Matt E Koivisto

September 28, 1962 - September 22, 2020

Matt E. Koivisto, age 57, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Tuesday evening, September 22, 2020, at JourneyCare in Barrington. Matt was born September 28, 1962, in Key West, Florida, the son of Jack and Alice (Johnson) Koivisto. For over 30 years, Matt worked in the engineering field. Matt enjoyed watching old western TV shows and movies, reading, horse racing, playing pool, and the...
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Michael John Moseley

September 4, 1952 - September 21, 2020

Michael John Moseley, age 68, passed away at Northwestern Medicine McHenry on September 21, 2020, surrounded by his wife and children. Mike was born in Chicago on September 4, 1952, and lived most of his childhood there. He was educated in his primary years at St. Ignatius Grammar and Prep school then attended Loyola University Chicago for three years. He enlisted (draft number 4) and...
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Donna J. Bochat

February 24, 1941 - September 19, 2020

Donna Jean Bochat, age 79, of Palatine, Illinois passed away on September 19, 2020. She was born on February 24, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Alfred and Laurel Zacharias. She married the love of her life, Ronald Bochat on May 6, 1961 and they spent 59 wonderful years together. Donna is survived by her loving husband Ronald; her children Gregg (Carol) Bochat of Crystal...
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Heidi Michele Chiluk

September 2, 1974 - September 18, 2020

On Friday, September 20, 2020, Heidi Michele (Yarmuth) Chiluk, age 46, of Wonder Lake, a wonderful wife and stepmom to six boys, passed away at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. Heidi was born September 2, 1974, in Saginaw, Michigan, the daughter of Dale and Christine (Fox) Yarmuth. Heidi married the love of her life Ron Chiluk and they enjoyed 17 wonderful years together. Heidi was...
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Marian "Susie" Monroe Beaty

June 16, 1953 - September 18, 2020

Marian "Susie" Monroe Beaty, age 67, of McHenry passed away at NorthShore Hospital in Highland Park on September 18, 2020. She was born on June 16, 1953 in Ohio, the daughter of Monroe and Annie Sherman. She married Ray Beaty in Woodstock on August 5, 1994 and they spend may wonderful moments together. Susie was a true Southern Belle. She was loving, caring, kind and at times feisty. She...
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Rodney Keith Baumbach

May 12, 1947 - September 16, 2020

Rodney Keith Baumbach, age 73, of Johnsburg, Illinois passed away on September 16, 2020. He was born on May 12, 1947 in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Roland and Violet Baumbach. He married the love of his life, Suzanne Goebbert on February 24, 1974 and they spent 46 wonderful years together. Rodney is survived by his loving wife Suzanne; his children: Lisa (Rob) Schuerr of Twin Lakes,...
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Lawrence "Larry" Peter Kobeluch

August 8, 1947 - September 11, 2020

Lawrence Peter Kobeluch, age 73, of Volo, Illinois, formerly of Elmwood Park, Illinois, passed away peacefully, Friday morning September 11, 2020, at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, surrounded by his loving family. Larry was born August 8, 1947, in Chicago, the son of Peter and Gertrude (Pawlus) Kobeluch. On March 21, 1970, Larry married the love on his life, Lorraine, at St....
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Nadine Lucille Nalley

September 13, 1926 - September 7, 2020

Nadine Lucille Nalley, of McHenry, passed away on September 7th, 2020, just 6 days short of her 94th birthday. She was born on September 13th, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin & Erma Belle; sisters Jewel, Pauline & Eula; and brothers Harold & Buzzy. She is survived by 1 sister, Dorothy (late-Pete)Menza, of Chicago, IL; as well as her 8...
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Katlin Marie Nuss

August 16, 1988 - September 3, 2020

Katlin Marie Nuss, age 32, of McHenry passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 3, 2020 in Barrington IL. Katlin was born on August 16, 1988 in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of John and Barbara Bergantino. She married Anthony Nuss in Woodstock, IL on January 2, 2016. Katlin was a devoted wife and loving mother, her family meant the world to her. She will be sorely missed by all who knew...
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Robert John Slack

August 28, 1967 - September 1, 2020

Robert John Slack, age 53, of Wauconda, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at his home. He was born in Evanston of August 28, 1967, the son of James and Marijane Slack. Bob graduated from Johnsburg High School in 1985 and went on to study and earn an AAS degree in Horticulture from College of Lake County. He had worked for Rocco Fiore and Sons as landscaping foreman for 23 years. ...
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Terry Wayne Bourquin

August 10, 1942 - September 1, 2020

Terry Wayne Bourquin, age 78, of McHenry passed away on September 1, 2020 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. Terry was born on August 10, 1942 in Worthington, Minnesota, son of the late Howard and Corabel Bourquin. He married Anna Vaitkewicz on January 7, 1967 in Chicago. Terry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to many. He was a Navy veteran and...
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Walter (Wally) Charles Koepke

November 10, 1918 - August 29, 2020

Walter (Wally) Charles Koepke, born November 10, 1918, long-time resident of McHenry and Spring Grove and recently of Dallas, Georgia, went to be with his Lord on August 29, 2020 at 101 years of age. Wally was born to Herman and Anna (nee Gode) in Chicago. He graduated from the American College of Physical Education in Chicago in 1939 where he was the quarterback of the football team. He...
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Mary Jean Prazak

August 3, 1951 - August 29, 2020

Mary Jean Prazak (nee Santi), affectionately "Tooky," age 69, died August 29, 2020 at Warren Park Health and Living Center, Chicago, IL. She was born August 3, 1951 in Highland Park, IL, the eldest of five children to Victor C. and Rose (Lorusso) Santi. The family moved in 1967 and Mary spent the remainder of her life living in the McHenry area. In 1969, she graduated from McHenry High...
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Henry James Hain

August 10, 1939 - August 29, 2020

Henry James (Hank) Hain, 81, passed away in McHenry, Illinois on August 29, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Hank was born on August 10, 1939 in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of John F. and Imogene (Jean) Sperry Hain. He grew up in Erie where he attended Cathedral Prep High School; and after graduating in 1957, he joined the Navy and proudly served as a radar technician on the USS Allen M....
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Donna Locher

September 26, 1945 - August 28, 2020

Donna Jean Locher Born: September 26, 1945 in Chicago, IL Died: August 28, 2020 in McHenry, IL Donna Jean Locher, of Spring Grove was born September 26, 1945 to Howard and Lillian Malley in Chicago, IL; She died August 28, 2020 in McHenry, IL. Donna enjoyed playing games on her computer, playing board games, playing cards, reading on her Kindle, and swimming. She also loved...
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William J. "Bill" Bolger

April 16, 1925 - August 27, 2020

A pillar of the city of McHenry, William J. Bolger (Bill) passed away peacefully at home on August 27, 2020. Bill was born the sixth of ten siblings on April 16, 1925. His parents Thomas A. and Grace (Doherty) Bolger raised their children on the "Irish Prairie" of McHenry that Bill would one day help grow to the city it is today. A 1943 graduate of McHenry Community High School, Bill began his...
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Dolores Maria Zasada

February 23, 1929 - August 20, 2020

Dolores Maria Zasada, age 91, of McHenry, passed away on Thursday morning, August 20, 2020, at The Fountains of Crystal Lake. Dolores was born February 23, 1929, in Chicago, the daughter of James Frederick and Esther K. (Larsen) Allison. On March 17, 1950, she married the love of her life, Eugene Zasada in Chicago. Eugene preceded Dolores in death on July 5, 1995. Dolores worked in the...
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Donald Herman Voigt

December 30, 1932 - August 19, 2020

Donald H.Voigt, age 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Apache Junction, Arizona with his daughters and a special-niece by his side. Donald was born on December 30, 1932, the son of Herman and Esther (Kreyer) Voigt. Don had retired from Lowell Excavating, Cary, Illinois in 1998 and then from Core Construction in Phoenix, Arizona in August of 2015. He was loved by all for his...
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Kay Paulsen

February 4, 1940 - August 14, 2020

Kay Paulsen, age 80, of Woodstock, passed away Friday afternoon, August 14, 2020, at Northwestern Hospital in Huntley, Illinois, surrounded by her loving family. Kay was born February 4, 1940, in Elgin, Illinois, the daughter of Lester and Edna Richards. On May 2, 1959, Kay married the love of her life, Bob Paulsen in Elgin. Kay worked for a number of years as the secretary to the mayor of...
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James "Jim" Saylor

November 22, 1967 - August 11, 2020

James "Jim" Saylor, age 52 of Johnsburg passed away early Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family after a hard fought battle with Cancer. Jim was born November 22nd, 1967 in Wakegan, Illinois. The son of Donald and Patricia (Livingston) Saylor. Jim was self-employed for the past 27 years owning Countryside Drywall, Saylor and Son Construction and most recently...
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Terry A. Mazurkiewicz

December 6, 1973 - August 9, 2020

Terry Allen Mazurkiewicz, age 46, passed away on August 9, 2020 at his home in McHenry, IL He was born on December 6, 1973 in Chicago, the son of Raymond J. and Kathleen Marie (Obos) Mazurkiewicz Terry is survived by his parents Ray and Kathy Mazurkiewicz, his two brothers Joseph and Ted Mazurkiewicz, and his beloved dog, Mac. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother Pearl...
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Roberta Dell Schleifer

November 7, 1945 - August 7, 2020

Roberta Dell Schleifer, 74 of Richmond, formerly of Lake Barrington, IL, passed away peacefully in her home on August 7, 2020. She was born November 7, 1945; the daughter of Dr. Carl Herman and Dr. Lucile Angeline Schleifer (nee Seiler). Roberta was a graduate of Barrington High School and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was involved with many community projects. Roberta was...
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Michael Rowell

December 22, 1986 - August 7, 2020

Michael James Rowell, age 33, passed away on August 7, 2020. He was born on December 22, 1986 in Arlington Heights, IL to Steve and Cathy Rowell. He became a brother to Danny Rowell in 1989. He married the love of his life, Rachel Wendt Rowell, on September 1, 2013. He was a loving father to his daughter, Lennox Grace Rowell, born December 18, 2018. Mike was so much to so many people. He truly...
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Lauren Nicole Pepple (nee Rey)

April 26, 1985 - August 7, 2020

Lauren Nicole Pepple (née Rey), of Harvard, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on August 7, 2020 at the age of 35. Lauren is survived by her husband Nathan Pepple; her parents José and Linda Rey; her sister and brother-in-law, Melina and David Blizard and their daughter Briar; her mother-in-law Dorothy Pepple; Nathan's brother and his wife Jeremy and Mary Hopper, and their children Austin...
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Eric Alan Larson

August 23, 1965 - August 6, 2020

Eric Alan Larson, age 54, lost his 5 year courageous battle with Cancer on August 6, 2020. He was born August 23,1965 in Livonia, MI to Lynn and Judith Larson. This beloved man is survived by his beautiful wife Kelly and their four children William, Alexandria, Jonathon and Thomas. Beloved son of Judy and brother Ken or "Bro" as he called him. As well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends....
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Georgianne Chromczak

August 30, 1959 - August 5, 2020

Georgianne Chromczak, age 60, of Johnsburg, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Georgianne was born August 30, 1959, in Chicago, the daughter of Henry J. and Pauline (Mesko) Kmack. On July 26, 1980, she married the love of her life, Henry J. Chromczak, Jr., at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights. Georgianne was highly motivated, always excelled...
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Karen Rohn Thoma

October 10, 1945 - August 2, 2020

Karen Rohn Thoma, age 74, of Grayslake, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 2, 2020. She was born October 10, 1945, in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph T. and Catherine (Hart) Mahoney. On May 6, 1972, Karen married the love of her life, Michael Thoma in McHenry. Karen was very active in her church, Lord of Glory Church in Grayslake. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, doing...
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David Norman Weiss

August 27, 1938 - August 1, 2020

David Norman Weiss, age 81, of Hebron, Illinois, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2020. He was born on August 27, 1938 in Patterson, New Jersey, the son of Norman and Naomi Weiss. He married the love of his life Sharon Jo Smith, on June 27, 1959. David is survived by his loving children Debra (Kevin) Henne of Seattle, WA, Michael Weiss of Seattle, WA, and Eric (Bobbi) Weiss of Las...
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Carol Gladys Kimble

August 24, 1932 - July 29, 2020

Carol Gladys Kimble, age 87, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully, after fighting a courageous battle against Lewy Body Dementia, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. She was born on August 24, 1932 in Crystal Lake, IL to Thomas and Gladys (Pihl) Rooney. Carol was a loving mother and proud grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family and gardening at her home in Crystal Lake,...
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Cora Jane Dutkiewicz

February 14, 1967 - July 29, 2020

Cora Jane Dutkiewicz, age 53, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, on July 29, 2020, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, Illinois. She was born February 14, 1967, in Chicago, the daughter of George and Marie Hartler. On October 28, 1989, she married Michael Dutkiewicz in Park Ridge, Illinois, and they enjoyed 30 wonderful years together. Cora was a nurse as well as K9 Lifeline rescuer....
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Linda Sprenkle

June 23, 1953 - July 28, 2020

Linda Sprenkle, age 67, of Wonder Lake, passed away, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Journey Care in Barrington. Linda was born June 23, 1953, in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, the daughter of Chester and Ilene (Zimmerman) McNeely. On June 8, 1984, Linda married the love of her life, Loren Sprenkle, Sr., in Zion Lutheran Church, in Marengo, Illinois. Linda worked for many years as a cafeteria...
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Barry John Lemcke

July 13, 1963 - July 27, 2020

Barry Lemcke was born in Elgin IL July 13th 1963 and grew up in Hoffman Estates, and then also in Round Lake where he lived with his folks (Frank & Pat), on the shores of Long Lake. Thus began his life-long love affair with being on the water. Barry graduated Round Lake High School in May of 1981. After graduation he enlisted in The United States Coast Guard and served faithfully and honorably...
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Richard R. "Ron" Wagstrom

December 5, 1936 - July 20, 2020

Richard R. (Ron) Wagstrom, age 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 20, 2020, surrounded by his loving family, at his home in Johnsburg. Ron was born December 5, 1936, in Chicago, IL, the son of Carl and Hulda (Pearson) Wagstrom. He proudly served his country in the United States Army before being honorably discharged in 1957. Ron married Jesslyn (Jessie) ZumMallen, at St. Paul...
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Richard LeRoy Smith

December 17, 1930 - July 19, 2020

Richard LeRoy Smith, age 89, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, July 19, 2020, at Shepherd Premier Senior Living in Ringwood. Richard was born December 17, 1930, in Waukegan, Illinois, the son of Robert A. and Esther A. (Doetsch) Smith. On June 11, 1955, Richard married the love of his life Grace Ann Smith at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McHenry. Grace Ann preceded...
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Leonard F. Pawlikowski

February 17, 1921 - July 17, 2020

Leonard F. Pawlikowski, DDS, February 17, 1921 – July 17, 2020. Leonard passed away peacefully in Crystal Lake, IL, surrounded by family. Leonard, a son of immigrants, was born in Chicago, Illinois. In his early years, he lived in the back of the small grocery store his family owned in Bridgeport. A lifelong, devout Catholic, he attended Catholic schools, including Weber High School and...
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William V. Murphy

August 13, 1942 - July 15, 2020

William V. Murphy, age 77, of Hoffman Estates, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Charter Senior Living Poplar Creek in Hoffman Estates. William was born on August 13, 1942, the son of Vincent and Lillian (Bruckhauser) Murphy. He married the love of her life, Elaine Pasterz, on June 10, 1990, at Katherine's Banquet Hall in Wheeling. William was an avid sports fan who enjoyed playing...
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Christine Coe Seibel

May 6, 1952 - July 13, 2020

Christine Seibel (Cooke) passed away on July 13, 2020 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, Illinois. Christine was born May 6, 1952 in Oak Park, IL, beloved daughter of Charles Cooke Jr. and Ruth Cooke. Loving sister of Charles (Alma) Cooke III. Christine has two children Bradley Kranich (Katie Kranich), and Adam Kranich (Allison Kranich). She has triple step grandsons Ethan, Liam and...
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Edeltraud "Oma Danny" Schmitt

April 20, 1944 - July 12, 2020

Edeltraud "Oma Danny" Schmitt, age 76, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, July 12, 2020, at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington, IL. Danny was born on April 20, 1944, in Germany, the daughter of Walter and Henriette (Decker) Rudolph. On December 26, 1970, Danny married the love of her life, Dale Schmitt and they spent 49 wonderful years together. ...
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Juanita Durband

February 22, 1933 - July 7, 2020

Juanita M. Durband, age 87, of McHenry, died July 7, 2020 at Fox Point Manor in McHenry, IL. Juanita was born in Chicago, IL on February 22, 1933, the daughter of Hans T. and Grace M. Larsen. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mom, grandma and GG, who was devoted to raising her family. She loved cooking, gardening, dancing, and hosting holiday theme parties. Juanita was delighted to...
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Jerriann Dauer

December 15, 1938 - July 7, 2020

Jerriann Dauer, age 81, of Woodstock, IL passed away peacefully on July 7, 2020. She was born on December 15, 1938 in Lawrence, Kansas, the daughter of Everett and Ethel Hamilton. Jerriann was a homemaker and loved to cross stitch, bowl, read mystery books and to travel. She also loved animals, especially her dog Belle who passed away in February. Jerriann is survived by her loving...
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Lucille Ann "LuAnn" Smith

August 23, 1930 - July 6, 2020

Lucille Ann "LuAnn" Smith, age, 89, passed away peacefully at home on July 6, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born on, August 23, 1930 in Spring Grove, IL, the daughter of Edward and Olivia (Kattner) Bauer. She married Harold Smith on September 8, 1951 at St. Mary's Church in McHenry, IL. LuAnn grew up in Ringwood and later in life worked for Morton Chemical as a Lab Technician,...
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Judy J. Hammar

October 1, 1940 - July 5, 2020

Judy J. Hammar, age 79, of Woodstock, passed away on Sunday morning, July 5, 2020, at Crystal Pines Health Care Center in Crystal Lake. Judy was born October 1, 1940, in Joplin, Missouri, the daughter of Joe and Ruby (Wooten) Hammar. For over 50 years Judy worked as a Florist, both in Joplin, Missouri and in Crystal Lake. Following her career in the Floral Industry, Judy went to work for...
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Robert H. Gengler

August 5, 1936 - July 5, 2020

Gengler, Robert Howard, 83, passed away after yet another courageous battle with heart disease and cancer on July 5th, 2020. He was born on August 5, 1936 in Aurora to Theodore and Theresa (Avram) Gengler. On June 20, 1959 he married the love of his life, Margaret M. Linster at St. Joseph's Church in Aurora. They were happily married for over 52 years until Margaret's death in 2012. He was a...
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Angelique Smola-Meisner

August 8, 1962 - July 5, 2020

Angelique Marie (Burmann) Smola-Meisner Born: August 8, 1962 in Madison, Wisconsin Died: July 5, 2020 in McHenry, Illinois Angelique M. (Burmann) Smola-Meisner, age 57, of McHenry, Illinois and Delavan, Wisconsin, passed away July 5, 2020 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, Illinois after being diagnosed with cancer in February 2020, The former Angelique M. Burmann was born on...
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Elmo James Meis

July 11, 1938 - July 2, 2020

Elmo James Meis, age 81, of Woodstock, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at his home. Elmo was born July 11, 1938, in Grainfield, Kansas, the son of Adolph and Celestina (Brungardt) Meis. Following high school, Elmo proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp, being honorably discharged in November of 1961. On October 31, 1959, Elmo married the...
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Lee Schuppert

May 11, 1939 - June 27, 2020

Lee Schuppert, age 81, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Good Shepherd Hospital from a short yet heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. Lee was born in Whitefish Bay, WI on May 11, 1939, the son of Leroy and Margaret (Irwin) Schuppert. Lee had an unmatched sense of adventure and curiosity, underscored by a level of love and humility that few of us achieve. His adventures started at age...
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Robert Charles Kimble

August 24, 1929 - June 22, 2020

Robert, "Bob", Charles Kimble, age 90, passed peacefully on the morning of Monday, June 22, 2020, at his home in Third Lake, Illinois. He was born August 24, 1929 to John Henry Kimble and Altie Oceal Austin on a farm in Houston, Mississippi as one of the oldest sons to a family of eleven children where his passion for fishing, hunting, and hard work began. He enlisted in the army and served...
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Jayme Louise Burrafato

April 9, 1969 - June 21, 2020

Jayme Louise Burrafato, age 51, of McHenry, left this world to be with Jesus on June 21, 2020, after a long battle with breast cancer. It would be wrong to say she lost her battle to breast cancer, because that is the furthest from the truth, she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined to keep going. When anyone else may have broken, Jayme stayed strong....
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DeeAnn Hester

March 2, 1939 - June 20, 2020

DeeAnn Hester, age 81, of Carmel, Indiana, formerly of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at the Green House Cottages of Carmel. DeeAnn was born March 2, 1939, in McHenry, the daughter of Richard and Emily (Steffes) Hester. DeeAnn worked for Miller Formless for over 20 years. She loved to travel, but more than anything, DeeAnn loved spending time with her...
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Dolores A. Blake

December 13, 1927 - June 18, 2020

Dolores A. Blake, age 92, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, June 18, 2020, at The Springs at Crystal Lake. Dolores was born December 13, 1927, in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of Edward and Evelyn (Schmidt) Peisert. On August 16, 1947, Dolores married the love of her life Leonard Blake in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Len preceded Dolores in death on July 2, 2011. Dolores...
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Thomas Allen "TJ" LaCount, Jr.

May 6, 2007 - June 16, 2020

Thomas Allen LaCount, Jr. "TJ", died on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Lutheran General Children's Hospital. TJ was born on May 6, 2007, to Angie and Tom LaCount. He had one sister, Ally LaCount. TJ was surrounded by love from the moment of his birth, because of the care and love of his parents, sister and grandparents Charlie and Salley Layton and the late William and Lois LaCount. He was a...
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Kevin Matthew Jacob

January 9, 1969 - June 14, 2020

Kevin Matthew Jacob, age 51, of Johnsburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday evening, June 14, 2020, at his home. Kevin was born January 9, 1969, in Milwaukee, the son of Richard and Judith (Stollenwerk) Jacob. On January 7, 2017, Kevin married the love of his life, Cindy True, at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Crystal Lake. Kevin worked for 27.8 years at...
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Ann Pauline DiLenge

October 14, 1930 - June 12, 2020

Ann Pauline (Morck) DiLenge passed away peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020. She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend, and Auntie. Throughout her life, she was known for her tenacity, strength and loving heart. Ann was born into a large Norwegian family in Chicago on October 14, 1930. She was the fourth of five children, and was close with all her siblings. Family was everything to...
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Gregory Paul Alfus

May 15, 1949 - June 9, 2020

Gregory Paul Alfus, 71, passed away suddenly at home on June 9, 2020. He was born May 15, 1949 in Chicago, to J. Ralph and Marie (Kirwan) Alfus. Greg had many happy memories of growing up with his four siblings "in the country" outside of Crystal Lake in a house his father built. On Nov. 5, 1977, Greg married Carol Roese. They raised their two children, Claire and Michael, in an old house...
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Gary J. Krolik, Sr.

June 25, 1934 - June 9, 2020

Gary J. Krolik Sr., age 85, of Elgin passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on June 9, 2020. Gary was born in Chicago on June 25, 1934, the son of John and Clara Krolik. He married the love of his life Adrienne Churchill on June 6, 1962. Gary retired from NCR Corporation, after 40+ years as a field engineer. In his free time he enjoyed camping and spending time at...
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Victoria Kimberly Miller

May 19, 1964 - June 3, 2020

Victoria Kimberly Miller, age 56, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly, the result of a motorcycle accident, on Wednesday evening, June 3, 2020. Vicki was born May 19, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Helen (Yllo) Friesl. On July 18, 2006, Vicki married the love of her life, James Miller at Shepherd of the Hills Church in McHenry. Jim preceded Vicki in death on February 4,...
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Floyd Richard Kerner

December 6, 1940 - June 2, 2020

Floyd Richard Kerner, Jr., age 79, of Wauconda died peacefully on June 2, 2020. He was born on December 06, 1940, in Chicago, IL. Floyd is survived by his loving children Robert Kerner, Karen (Randal) Buenzli, Suzanne (Gordon) Brodin, David Kerner, and by his grandchildren Spenser, Delaney, Tanner, Casey, Andrew, and Carson. Floyd was preceded in death by his adoring mother Grace ...
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Sean M. Steinberg

December 30, 1987 - May 31, 2020

Sean M. Steinberg, age 32 of McHenry passed away unexpectedly on May 31, 2020 in McHenry. He was born on December 30, 1987 in Chicago, the son of the Larry Steinberg and Peggy Premas. He is survived by his twin brother Zachary Steinberg, sister Jessica (Juan) Barrera, his niece Grace and nephew Daniel; his girlfriend Cassie Liszka; his uncles Michael (Janet) Premas and Patrick (Jennifer)...
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Roy Wesley Allsup, Jr.

July 8, 1944 - May 31, 2020

Roy Wesley Allsup, Jr., age 75, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Roy was born July 8, 1944, in Lake Forest, IL, the son of Roy Wesley,Sr. and Mary (nee Blank) Allsup. After graduating from high school, Roy proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, before being Honorably Discharged. For many years Roy was self-employed...
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William David Bradley

February 25, 1940 - May 28, 2020

It is with sadness we announce the passing of William "Bill" David Bradley on May the 28th 2020 in his home in McHenry Illinois at the age of 80. Born at Del Norte Colorado February 25th 1940 son of Arlie Bradley and Fannie Pearl (Mills) Bradley. Bill attended both Center and Hooper schools where he graduated in 1958. He attended Adams State Collage in Alamosa. Bill married Lois Ann...
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Patricia Keferlis

March 23, 1941 - May 27, 2020

Patricia Kathleen Keferlis, age 79, of Crystal Lake, passed away on May 27, 2020 in McHenry, IL. Patricia was born in March 23, 1941, in Chicago, IL, to Edward and Helen (Shine) Urquhart. She moved to Buffalo Grove in 1970, where she raised 7 children. After retiring she and her husband George moved to Lake in the Hills. Her interests included playing scrabble, doing crossword puzzles, and...
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Glen E. Messer

December 8, 1931 - May 22, 2020

The patriarch of the Messer clan, Glen E. Messer, has passed. A stalwart man with unwavering morals and strength, who harbored an insatiable lust for cinnamon rolls with raisins, was born in December 8th, 1931 in Chicago, IL. As a proud Air Force veteran, he was a hard worker and leader by example. He served as the club steward of the American Legion Post 491 for many years, was a member of...
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Larry R. Stilling

July 20, 1941 - May 22, 2020

Larry R. Stilling, 78, of Lake Mills, WI and McHenry passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 22, 2020. Larry was born July 20, 1941 in McHenry to the late Arthur J. and Isabel (Freund) Stilling. He graduated from McHenry High School in 1959. He served in the US Army in Germany from 1962 to 1964. Larry worked for a number of years for Eby-Brown in McHenry before taking over his dad's dairy...
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John Hiller

January 1, 1945 - May 20, 2020

John Hiller, age 75 of Johnsburg, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 20, 2020. He was born January 1, 1945, in Johnsburg, IL, the son of Joseph and Geraldine Hiller (nee Engels). John was always proud to be a "lifetime Johnsburger". He was a unique individual and sometimes a force to be reckoned with. He lived life on his terms. Above all, he loved his family and time spent together was...
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Jason Edward Miller

September 11, 1978 - May 18, 2020

Jason Edward Miller, age 41, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly, the result of an automobile accident, on Monday, May 18, 2020. Jason was born on September 11, 1978, the son of Bruce and Kathleen (Groenland) Miller. On November 15, 2014, he married Jaime Marie Polito at Randall Oaks Country Club in Dundee. Jason proudly served our country in the United States Marines Corp, being honorably...
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Patricia L. Schwolow

May 31, 1932 - May 11, 2020

Patricia L. Schwolow, age 87, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, May 11, 2020, at her home. She was born May 31, 1932, in Des Plaines, IL, the daughter of Louis and Tracy (nee Blohm) Richter. On October 20, 1956, Patricia married the love of her life, William E. Schwolow, in the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Palatine, IL. Patricia worked for many years as a nurse and...
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Mark C. Dowell

December 16, 1970 - May 10, 2020

Mark Christopher Dowell, age 49, of Lakemoor, IL, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, May 10, 2020. Mark was born December 16, 1970, the son of Earl L., Jr. and Mary R. (nee Burrafato) Dowell. On July 29, 2000, Mark married the love of his life, Jennifer Albin in St. Louis, MO. Mark was a 1989 graduate of McHenry High School West Campus. Following high school, Mark continued his...
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Richard "Rich" William O'Brien

August 12, 1996 - May 3, 2020

Richard William O'Brien, Jr., age 53, of Burlington, WI, passed away from the Covid-19 virus, on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, IL. Rich was born August 12, 1966, in Chicago, the son of Richard William, Sr. and Bonita Ann (see Lundell) O'Brien. On July 29, 1995, Rich married the love of his life, Cindi Sue Mueller, by the lakeside in Twin Lakes, his home for many years....
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Pamela Ann Wilkes

August 16, 1964 - May 2, 2020

Pamela Ann Wilkes, age 55 of Wonder Lake, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. She was born on August 16, 1964 in Chicago, the daughter of Thomas M. and Gloria A. (Fox) Minafore. She married the love of her life James P. Wilkes on September 2, 1995 at St. Marcelline Church in Schaumburg, IL. Loving wife to James Wilkes and mother to Hannah and Katie...
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Alison Ann Anderson

January 30, 1965 - May 2, 2020

Alison Ann Anderson, 55, of Lindenhurst passed away peacefully on May 2, 2020 at her home with her loving husband Tim and her family by her side. Alison was born on January 30, 1965 in Chicago, the daughter of John M and Mary S (Fox) Hartnett. She married the love of her life Timothy Anderson on September 1, 2001 at St. Bede's Church in Ingleside, IL. Alison was an accomplished self...
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Gail E. (Nee Parks) Luciano

January 15, 1947 - April 29, 2020

GAIL E. LUCIANO (NEE PARKS) Born: January 15,1947, called home while surrounded by her loving family: April 29, 2020. "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." ― William Arthur Ward. Mrs. Luciano was certainly an inspiration to many. The world has recently lost a great and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and...
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Cade Alexander Winters

August 7, 2015 - April 29, 2020

Cade Alexander Winters was a beautiful little boy with a heart of gold. He had a spirit that could light up the room and a laugh that was contagious. His giggles and roars of laughter instantly melted your heart and made you want to be able to put them in a little box to save forever. He, like many boys his age, loved cars and trucks. His favorites were garbage trucks, fire trucks, police cars,...
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Doris Mary Andreas (nee Bauer)

January 27, 1936 - April 29, 2020

A FULL LIFE LIVED "Friendship, commitment, compromise, and embracing change" Christ our Savior taught that only his grace is necessary for our entrance to heaven. Actions are not required. However, our actions are a reflection on our lives and how we show our grace to others. I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they...
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Margaret Elaine Mott Miller

December 9, 1933 - April 28, 2020

Margaret Elaine Mott Miller 86, of McHenry passed away on April 28,2020 in Barrington. She was born on December 9, 1933 to the late Captain Donald E. and Alice Mott. She was the wife of the late Robert Neil Miller Sr. In her younger years, she enjoyed showing her Champion Black and Tan Coonhounds. She also participated in her husband and sons wreck diving on Lake Michigan and Lake...
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Margaret Ann "Margie" Colbert

July 27, 1940 - April 22, 2020

Margie Colbert (nee Lantz), 79, formerly of Cary, passed away peacefully April 22, 2020 at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Round Lake. She was born July 27, 1940 in Iowa City, Iowa to the late Howard and Frances (nee Worley) Lantz. Margie is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Erika) Colbert, Jill (Todd) Lowenheim and Jay (Christine) Colbert; five grandchildren, Nicole Colbert, Michelle (Robby)...
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Floyd E. "Trey" Covalt III

May 5, 1947 - April 21, 2020

Floyd E. "Trey" Covalt, III, 72, of McHenry passed away on April 21, 2020 in McHenry. Trey was a lifelong resident of McHenry, IL. His dry sense of humor, ability to keep a secret, and generosity were known and appreciated by all that knew him. Trey's biggest passion was music. He started playing baritone for the Viscounts Drum Corp (ca) in 1960 and became drum major in 1962. He was accepted...
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Shirley L. Kivley

January 7, 1937 - April 20, 2020

Shirley L. Kivley, age 83, passed away peacefully on April 20 after a courageous battle against neuroendocrine cancer. To the end, she was cared for lovingly by her three children and her sister, Joyce, but most often by her son, Steve. She will be dearly missed by all. Shirley was born on January 7, 1937 in Nordmore Township, Foster County, North Dakota to August and Emma (Gussiaas) Miller...
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Walter "Wally" Nuss

February 16, 1932 - April 17, 2020

Walter (Wally) Nuss, age 88 of McHenry, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2020 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington, IL. Wally was born in Chicago, February 16, 1932, the second oldest son of four, born to Alexander and Louise (Schulteis) Nuss. On January 9, 1954 he and his high school sweetheart, Leah Nuss (Andreoni), were married. Wally joined the United States Navy right out of high...
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Robert J. Siman

March 23, 1928 - April 17, 2020

Robert John Siman, age 92, of McHenry passed away peacefully on April 17, 2020 at JourneyCare in Glenview. He was born in Chicago, the son of Robert and Eleanor Siman Sr. He married the love of his life, Carlene Peterson and they spent many wonderful years together. Bob is survived by his loving children Scott (Darlene) Siman of Antioch, Daughter Karen Hoffman of Palatine, daughter Cindy ...
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Bruce Michael Bradley

December 13, 1941 - April 17, 2020

Bruce Michael Bradley, age 78, of Johnsburg, passed away unexpectedly at his home, Friday, April 17, 2020. Bruce was born on December 13, 1941, in Chicago, IL, the son of Frank and Rose Bradley. On September 28, 1963, Bruce married the love of his life, Carol Goffo at St. Mary's Church in Mundelein, IL. Bruce spent more than 40 years of his career life working for two organizations -...
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Kathleen M. Simon

May 21, 1927 - April 16, 2020

Kathleen M. Simon, age 92, of Johnsburg, IL, passed away peacefully of natural causes on April 16, 2020, at Wauconda Health & Rehab Center in Wauconda. She was born May 21, 1927 to Steve and Emma Freund. Kathleen married Joseph Simon in May of 1948 at St. Mary's Church Catholic in McHenry. Sadly, Joe passed away in August 1965. Kathleen loved spending time with her family, cooking, sharing...
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Dorothy Marianna Kowalczyk

March 10, 1943 - April 12, 2020

Dorothy Marianna Kowalczyk, age 77, of McCullum Lake, passed away peacefully at home on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born March 10, 1943, in Chicago, the daughter of Leon and Helen (nee Swierzbinski) Nowotnik. On September 10, 1961, Dorothy married the love of her life, Ronald Kowalczyk in Chicago. Dorothy worked for many years as a graphic artist,...
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Randall A. Broadus

February 20, 1956 - April 11, 2020

Randall Anthony Don Broadus (age 64) played his last card and folded on April 11, 2020, after a courageous 12-year fight with Multiple Sclerosis. Even though he was dealt a difficult hand, he remained positive and referred to Hospice as his "victory lap." One of Randy's amazing gifts was his ability to listen, be present, and make you feel that you were the most important person. He loved to...
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Tamae Genung

June 15, 1928 - April 11, 2020

Tamae Genung, age 91, of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully on April 11, 2020 in Woodstock IL at Valley Hi Nursing Home. She was born on June 15, 1928 in Tokyo, Japan, the daughter of Togi and Koko Takeo. She married the love of her life, Clyde E. Genung on February 19, 1951, in Yokohama, Japan. Tamae was a loving, generous, kind and peaceful person who loved going to lunch at the Kyoto in...
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Patsy O'Shea

August 1, 1944 - April 11, 2020

Patsy O'Shea, age 75, of Crystal Lake, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Patsy was born August 1, 1944, in Taylorville, IL., the daughter of Bruno and Wanda (Joyner) Corso. On October 12, 1968, Patsy married the love of her life, James M. O'Shea in McHenry. James preceded Patsy in death on January 29, 2019. Patsy worked for many years in the Advertising Industry. She was a very caring...
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Carl R. Borst

November 13, 1934 - April 11, 2020

Carl R. Borst, age 85, from McHenry, IL and formerly of Richmond, IL, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL. He was born November 13, 1934 in Chicago, IL. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having been stationed in Yokota, Japan. Carl worked his adult life as a blacksmith, and in retirement wanted to remain active and started...
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Genene M. Maxson

December 17, 1947 - April 5, 2020

Genene (Dember) Maxson, age 72, of McHenry, passed away in Crystal Lake, after a battle with cancer on April 5, 2020. Genene was born December 17, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Alfred and Genevieve (nee Para) Dember, who predeceased her. Genene married William M. Maxson, on January 22, 1966, in McHenry, Illinois. William predeceased Genene on November 5, 2000. Genene worked many...
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Arlene Elaine Scase

July 8, 1923 - March 31, 2020

Arlene Elaine Scase went on to heaven at the age of 96, March 31, 2020 at McHenry, Illinois. She lived a full life often marveling that a farm girl from Hubbard, Iowa was strong enough to move to Elmhurst, Illinois, finish her Bachelor's degree at Elmhurst College, teach fourth grade, be a wife to Howard McBride, and raise two children, Ronald and Joyce. She moved to Chippewa Falls, Wisc. with...
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