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

Ellen (Gath) Berent Schwinge Kwiatkowski

March 21, 1932 - May 25, 2018

Ellen Berent Schwinge Kwiatkowski, age 82 of Mundelein, passed away peacefully, on Friday, May 25, 2018. She was born on March 21, 1932, to the late Peter and Catherine (nee Liebert) Gath. On September 4, 1999, she married the love of her life, William Kwiatkowski. Ellen volunteered at the VA Hospital for 15 years and was a past president of the Woman's Auxiliary. She loved to fish and travel...
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Adrienne J. Basara

July 9, 1929 - May 21, 2018

Adrienne J. Basara, age 88, of McHenry, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. She was born July 9, 1929, to the late William and Lillian (nee Stricker) Hasman. On July 17, 1948, she married the love of her life, Daniel Basara. She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Daniel; beloved sons: Bruce (Robin) and Brent (Marie); dear grandchildren: Jeffrey, Justin, Bryce, Taylor, and Travis;...
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William Brown

December 21, 1942 - May 20, 2018

William "Bill" Edward Brown, age 75, of Cherry Valley, died Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care, Elgin. He was born December 21, 1942 in Johnsburg, the son of the late Herman and Marie Brown. Bill graduated from Northern Illinois School of Business in 1967. He worked at Burgess Battery in Freeport, Picker Corp in Cleveland, and Raytheon in Itasca. After many years...
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Shirley A. King

February 24, 1940 - May 20, 2018

Shirley A. King, age 78, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 20, 2018. She was born February 24, 1940, to the late Darrell and Lena (Chaney) Harris. Shirley was known for her love of gardening and delicious baking. In her free time, she enjoyed shopping. Most of all though, Shirley loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She...
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Nancy Loesch

January 23, 1944 - May 18, 2018

Nancy J. Loesch, age 74 of McCullom Lake, passed away peacefully on Friday May 18, 2018. She was born on January 23, 1944, the daughter of Clifford (Shirley) Anderson. On August 31, 1963, Nancy married the love of her life, Kenneth Loesch. Among many things, Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved bowling, camping, bingo, reading, playing kismet, but most...
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Clifford Charles Wagner

May 4, 1953 - May 18, 2018

Clifford Charles Wagner, age 65, of Vickery drive in Maiden, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018. He was born May 4, 1953, to the late Charles and Doris (nee Bellamy) Wagner. On December 19, 1997, he married the love of his life, Mary Zabinski. Clifford was a veteran of the US Air Force. He worked as a computer programmer for Motorola. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is...
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Evelyn A. Link

September 18, 1918 - May 18, 2018

Evelyn A. Link, age 99, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Friday, May 18, 2018, at Alden Terrace. She was born September 18, 1918, the daughter of Math and Emma (nee Behm) Wagner. On February 7, 1953, she married the love of her life, the late Herman Link. Services will be held privately by the family.
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Catherine "Katie" Dehn

July 16, 1930 - May 17, 2018

Catherine Dehn, age 87, of Johnsburg, died peacefully on May 17, 2018 at home with the love of family and friends surrounding her. Kate(Katie, Maizie) is survived by her children: Carol(Rick) Wakitsch, John(Cheryl) Dehn, Joe(Shelly) Dehn, Mark( Rhonda) Dehn, Sue( Ron Siverling) Dehn; grandchildren: Heather(Steve) Nethaway, Kelly(Benji) Winkelman, Eric McGregor, Jane Wakitsch, Karin(Chris)...
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Marion S. Huels

June 18, 1951 - May 15, 2018

Marion S. Huels , 66, of McHenry, Illinois passed away on May 15, 2018. Marion was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend that gave so much to others. Born to Gordon and Marion Wylie in Chicago, she was blessed with so many gifts. Some of the most prominent including her ability to make others feel comfortable, to praise even the smallest of accomplishments, to build...
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Rachel Ramirez

August 13, 1998 - May 14, 2018

Rachel Ramirez, age 19, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018. She was born August 13, 1998, the daughter of Sarah (Douglas Nieves) Peters and Daniel Ramirez. Rachel had a passion for drawing and loved listening to music. She was a very compassionate person. Most of all, Rachel loved her family and was a great older sister to her younger siblings. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. ...
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Patricia A. Sword

February 25, 1949 - May 14, 2018

Patricia A. Sword, age 69, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018, in McHenry. She was born in Elgin, Illinois on February 25, 1949. She enjoyed gardening and loved animals. Family meant everything to her and she will be sorely missed. Patricia is survived by her mother: Margaret Embry; children: Shanna (Brad) Weber, Kevin Beissert; grandchildren: Addison Weber, Brayden Weber; sisters: Judy...
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Nancy D. Allen

January 13, 1946 - May 13, 2018

This is the story of Nancy (Watson) Allen. Nancy was a wonderful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. "Grandma Fancy", as she was lovingly called by her grandchildren, was an amazing wife, mom, and daughter. Nancy's story starts on January 13th, 1946, the oldest child to Blair and Katherine (sister to Keith and Craig). Nancy was born in Chicago, IL. When Nancy was still...
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Mae Ehredt

May 2, 1928 - May 10, 2018

Mae Ellen Ehredt of McHenry, died Thursday May 10, 2018 at her home in McHenry. She was 90 years old. She was born May 2, 1928 to Frank E. and Sarah (Rath) Ehredt in Grant Township Ingleside, Illinois and grew up on their farm in Volo, Il. Mae was a pleasant, bright, resourceful individual. In her earlier years she worked as a civil servant at the Great Lakes Naval Training Base in Il. ...
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Lorna A. Lee

February 13, 1942 - May 10, 2018

Lorna A. Lee, age 76, of Wonder Lake, passed away surrounded by her loving family Thursday, May 10, 2018. She was born February 13, 1942, to the late Herbert and Marie (nee Doesckle) Lee. Lorna enjoyed horses and particularly loved to barrel race. She also had a love for dogs and gardening. She volunteered at Alyes Acres Cocker Rescue and worked at Sun Electric for 25 years. She will be...
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Kenneth "Ken" Schwall

March 30, 1957 - May 8, 2018

Kenneth Martin "Ken" Schwall, age 61, went to Heaven on Tuesday morning, May 8, 2018, surrounded by his loving family and caregiving "angels". For the past 9 years he resided at Alden Estates of Barrington, where he passed. Ken is at peace after a 25 years battle with multiple sclerosis and other health conditions. He was born on March 30, 1957, in Elgin, IL, the eldest son of Martin and...
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Theresa Schaft

September 25, 1921 - May 5, 2018

Theresa Schaft, age 96, of Fox Lake, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 5, 2018. She was born September 25, 1921, to the late Ignaitus and Antonia (nee Zynda) Tushkowski. Theresa was a long time resident of Ringwood. She worked for Oak Manufacturing for more than 22 years. Before becoming a member at Christ the King Church, she was a member of St. Patrick's Church. Theresa was an avid...
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Marvin A. Birkhoff

April 1, 1938 - May 5, 2018

Marvin Birkhoff died peacefully on May 5, 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was a long time Johnsburg resident working in real estate and later as the manager of McDonald's in Fox Lake. Marvin proudly served for the U.S. Navy. He is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, and his son, Darrell (Lisa). He is survived by his children Brent (Tina), Dawn (Steve), Tom (Dawn), and Todd (Amy). Surviving...
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Mitchell L. Ringer

May 10, 1942 - May 3, 2018

Mitchell L. Ringer, of Albuquerque, passed away on May 3, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Janet (nee Schimke) Ringer. His sons: Nathanael Ringer of San Francisco, CA and Bartholomew Ringer of Naples, Italy. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Helen Ringer of New York. Mitch served in the Navy for 20 years as a Chinese Linguist and Submariner. He saw combat in...
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Marian M. Johnson

February 8, 1946 - May 3, 2018

Marian M. Johnson, 72, of McHenry, passed away on May 3, 2018 surrounded by her family at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington Marian, also affectionately known as Mimi or Mugsy, was born in Waukegan, IL on February 8, 1946. She grew up in a military family and lived throughout the United States and Europe. She enjoyed spending summers on the family farm in Wauconda with her cousins. Marian...
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Karen A. Jones

May 10, 1966 - May 2, 2018

Karen A. Jones(nee Godfrey), age 52 of Algonquin, IL passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. She was born on March 10, 1966 in Chicago, IL and was the daughter of (the late) James P. Godfrey and (the late) Patricia L. Beresniewicz. She grew up in Mt. Prospect, IL where she attended Prospect High School. Karen attended the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater and earned a Bachelor of Arts...
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Glenn Hargrave

May 16, 1925 - May 2, 2018

Glenn Hargrave, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Long Grove, IL. He was born on May 16, 1925, the son of Hamer & Eleanor (nee Bailey) Hargrave. In May of 1949, he married the love of his life, Doris Deering, in Palatine, IL. Glenn loved to be outdoors; whether it was camping, boating on the Fox or spending time at the motorway. He especially enjoyed RV'ing in the Southwest...
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Karen L. Moravec

July 3, 1945 - May 2, 2018

Karen L. Moravec, 72, of Woodlawn, Illinois passed away at 10:50 A.M. May 2, 2018 at her residence. She was born July 3, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois to Audrey Johnson. Karen married Ralph Moravec on November 24, 1962 at Saint James Catholic Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois. They were blessed with 55 years of marriage. In addition to her husband, Karen is survived by her children, David...
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Elizabeth Popovich

January 26, 1934 - May 2, 2018

Elizabeth (Liz) C. Popovich (nee McArthey), born January 26, 1934 in Escanaba, Michigan, went home to be with the Lord and Savior, May 2, 2018 from Alzheimer's-related complications. She was a loving and dedicated wife, a strong, caring and giving mother and an engaged and wonderful grandmother as well as a friend to everyone she met. Liz received her nursing certificate from Wesley...
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James Wieser

June 11, 1950 - April 30, 2018

James Peter Wieser, age 67, passed away in McHenry on Monday, April 30, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Chicago on June 11, 1950, the son of Walter Joseph and Louise Marie (nee Witte) Wieser. On August 28, 1971, he married the love of his life, Judith A. Mader, at St. Mary's in Antigo, WI. James is survived by his loving wife, Judith; dear children: Jennifer (Timothy) Dutcher...
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Elaine D. Reagan

July 5, 1927 - April 29, 2018

Elaine D. Reagan, 90, born July 5, 1927. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Bill Reagan, as well as her parents Henry & Agnes Probst, her sisters Marge Pinigis, Jayne Burke and Betty Kamer. She is survived by one sister, Carole Allen of Kenosha, WI. She is also survived by daughters MaryEllen (Allan) Ackroyd of Waterford, Michigan, Patti Reagan of Littleton, Colorado, Kathy ...
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Michelle L. Barrett

June 17, 1997 - April 25, 2018

Michelle L. Barrett, age 20, of Wonder Lake, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in McHenry. She was born on June 17, 1997, the daughter of (the late) Michael L. Barrett and Cheryl (nee Smigelski) Scott. She is survived by her parents: Cheryl and Brian Scott; brothers: Michael Barrett, Forrest Scott and Tony Scott. She is preceded in death by her father, Michael L. Barrett. Visitation...
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Valerie C. Jaeckel

February 3, 1947 - April 24, 2018

Valerie C. Jaeckel, age 71, of Kenosha, WI, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Libertyville on February 3, 1947, the daughter of (the late) Dudley M. and Mary Louise (nee Cairns) Jaeckel. Valerie was very active in showing dogs and raised champion Afghan Hounds at Aten Kennel. She loved going to church and loved to cook. She was famous for...
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Kennith Joseph Schuerr

July 30, 1949 - April 23, 2018

Kennith Joseph Schuerr, 68, passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, April 23, at Journey Care Hospice Center in Woodstock, IL with his loving wife, Barbara, his son, Steve and several of his grandchildren at his bedside. Ken had been battling acute myeloid leukemia for several months. He and his wife were long-time residents of McHenry, IL. and high school...
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Barbara Jean Schmidt

April 27, 1945 - April 22, 2018

Barbara J. Schmidt, age 72, of Johnsburg, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018. She was born April 27, 1945, to the late Walter M. and Vivian (nee Reinboldt) Smith. On December 2, 1968, she married Philip Schmidt. Barbara was an active Cubs and Blackhawks fan. She enjoyed spending time at the VFW where she would often donate her baked goods to the local fundraisers. Barbara found peace in the...
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Elmer "Sonny" Glosson

June 7, 1944 - April 22, 2018

Elmer J. "Sonny" Glosson, age 73, of Wonder Lake, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 7, 1944, to the late Elmer and Donnabelle (Krohn) Glosson. On April 22, 1972, he married the love of his life, Wendy Dralle. Sonny was employed at Hartwig Plumbing and Heating for many years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived...
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Frances Lena Freund

December 10, 1928 - April 21, 2018

Frances Lena Freund, age 89, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in McHenry. She was born in Chicago on December 10, 1928, the daughter of Edi and Lena (nee Grill) Thomas. On January 3, 1959, she married (the late) Eugene Freund at St. Ritas in Chicago. Frances worked hard and was an employee of both Nation Chemical and Campbell's. She was an active and proud member of the community,...
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Guy F. De Vita

July 12, 1924 - April 20, 2018

Guy F. De Vita, age 93, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2018. He was born in Chicago, IL on July 12, 1924, the son of Anthony and Josephine De Vita. Guy lived his life well, accomplishing many achievements along the way. He started by attending the Chicago National College of Naprapathy where he secured both a Bachelor's of Science Degree as well as, a Doctorate of Naprapathy Degree....
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Darlene D. Helm

July 2, 1938 - April 16, 2018

Darlene D. Helm, age 79, passed away at her home on Monday, April 16, 2018. She was born in Garrison, North Dakota, on July 2, 1938, the youngest daughter out of Henry and Emma (nee Benderwald) Mautz's nine children. Darlene was very active in the Wonder Lake Nativity Lutheran Church. She had a great sense of humor, loved her two cats and enjoyed gambling, going antiquing and drinking coffee....
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Ronald "Ron" Hammer

August 17, 1957 - April 15, 2018

Ronald (Ron) Hammer, 60, born August 17, 1957, passed away April 15, 2018. Son of the late Alvin Hammer and Dorothy Hammer. Father of Kandice Hammer Smith (Jake) and Rachel Hammer. Brother and Brother in law of Debbie Belmonte, Linda Koenig, Patty Jankowski (Rich) and Marcia Epley (Jim), David and Gina Cholewinski. Uncle of Bryan (Stephanie)Anderson , Gino(Rocky) Belmonte, Rick (Tara...
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Bruce Brummond

September 7, 1917 - April 13, 2018

Bruce Brummond died peacefully on April 13, 2018, in Barrington, IL, at the age of 100. Bruce was a father and a husband, and he was very active in veterans' affairs. Bruce was born on September 7, 1917, in Buffalo Lake, Renville County, Minnesota to Henry and Kathryn Brummond. Originally christened Winton Bruce, he dropped his first name in his early years. He grew up in Renville County...
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Dorothy A. Messer

March 4, 1932 - April 10, 2018

Dorothy A. Messer, age 86, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. She was born March 4, 1932, to the late Alfred and Jennie Allen. On March 7, 1953, Dorothy married the love of her life, Glen Messer, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Dorothy was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 491 serving as past president. She also volunteered for the American Red...
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Marion Reinwall-Hoak

January 3, 1926 - April 9, 2018

Marion Reinwall-Hoak, age 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. She was born on January 3, 1926, the daughter of Louis and Mabel Hawley. She married Ernest "Bill" Reinwall and was married to him from 1953 until he passed away in 1988. She later married Stewart Hoak of Woodstock. She enjoyed being involved in many organizations. She was an over 50 year...
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Karen Sue Fruh

March 30, 1956 - April 7, 2018

Karen Sue Fruh (nee Corrigan), age 62, of McHenry, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018. She was born in Elgin on March 30, 1956, the daughter of Richard and Carole (Lippert) Corrigan. On June 1, 1980, she married the love of her life, Kenneth Fruh, in Des Plaines. Karen retired from Agie/Charmilles Technologies in Lincolnshire, IL. In her spare time she enjoyed skiing with IBEX Ski Club,...
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Joyce E. Fisher

February 13, 1942 - April 6, 2018

Joyce E. Fisher, 76, of Wonder Lake, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2018. She was born in Chicago on February 13, 1942, the daughter of Allen J. and Inez R. (nee Samppala) Schimke. The family moved to Wonder Lake in 1947. Joyce attended McHenry High School and graduated in 1959. She attended Northern Illinois University from 1959 to 1960 and transferred to the Art Institute of...
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Stanley N. Diedrich

May 7, 1923 - April 6, 2018

Stanley N. Diedrich, age 94 of McHenry passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018, at his home. He was born in Volo, IL on May 7, 1923, the son of Jacob and Barbara (Brown) Diedrich. On Jun 22, 1946, he married the love of his life Dorothy Freund at St. John the Baptist Church in Johnsburg. Stanley was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, McHenry. He also stayed involved enjoying his membership of...
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Deborah Lynn Kantenwein

March 13, 1953 - April 5, 2018

Deborah Lynn Kantenwein, age 65, passed away on April 5, 2018. She was born on March 13, 1953, the daughter of Robert and Margaret Miller. Deborah was a loving, caring, funny, adventurous, and free spirited woman. She loved living near the river and going boating. Deborah also loved traveling with her family and most of all Door County. She loved and appreciated all animals especially her dogs....
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Grace Ellen Hornish

February 26, 1926 - April 4, 2018

Grace Ellen Hornish, age 92 of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018. On February 26, 1926, she was born to the late Nick and Katherine Fabris. Grace worked for the Elgin Courier as an advertising sales woman. She was a long time member of St. Thomas Moore Church in Elgin and the Business Woman's Club of Elgin. Grace loved to gamble at the Riverboat, travel, Bingo, and go out to eat...
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Florence L. Yonts

April 13, 1932 - April 2, 2018

Florence L. Yonts, age 85, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018 in McHenry, IL. after a long illness. She was born on April 13, 1932 in Chicago, the daughter of Frank and Josephine (nee Mueller) Reif, Sr. Florence's father Frank worked in the floral industry although it was economically a struggle it provided enough for his family during the Great Depression. Her mother took care of the six...
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Frank A. Sherman, Jr..

April 24, 1961 - March 24, 2018

Frank A. Sherman Jr., age 56, of McHenry passed away peacefully on, March 24, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Oak Park on April 24, 1961, the son of Frank and Florence (Larsen) Sherman. Frank was often described as a "Jack of all trades", enjoying woodworking, fishing, doodling and many other hobbies. He found great joy in passing down his knowledge of the trades to his...
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Jaccob M. Conley

April 28, 1982 - March 23, 2018

Jaccob M. Conley, age 35, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018. He was born in McHenry on April 28, 1982, the son of Steven and Robin (Pettry) Conley. Jaccob loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He had a huge heart and would help anyone with anything. He was often described as a "Jack of all trades" loving fishing, fixing cars, and many other hobbies. In addition to being...
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William Koch

February 8, 1931 - March 20, 2018

William John Koch, known to friends and family as "Bill" or "Bilko" passed away peacefully on March 20th, 2018. Bill was 87 and is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rose Marie (Babe) Koch and his son Edward Thomas Koch and his daughter, Eileen and her husband Michael Cruger. He will be sadly missed by his two grandchildren, Erin Koch and Michael Cruger. Bill was born in Chicago on February...
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Thomas "Tom" Spanos, Jr.

May 3, 1948 - March 16, 2018

Thomas "Tom" Spanos, Jr., age 69, of McHenry, passed away March 16, 2018. He was born May 3, 1948, to the late Thomas and Adeline Spanos. On July 8, 1967, he married the love of his life, Alice Kopecky. Tom was very involved in Marriage Encounter and worked with engaged couples at St. Mary's Church. He enjoyed working with his hands and fishing in his free time. Most of all, he loved being...
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Anne "Muriel" Oleszczuk

May 18, 1924 - March 15, 2018

Anne "Muriel" Oleszczuk, age 93, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 15, 2018. She was born May 18, 1924, to the late Meredith and Annie (nee Powell) Llewellyn. On August 13, 1945, she married the love of her life Kazimierz "Kazik" Oleszczuk. Anne "Muriel" Llewellyn Oleszczuk grew up in a farming family in the town of Ystradfellte, Wales. In 1943 while on her milk route in...
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Gilbert F. Norstrom

August 16, 1936 - March 8, 2018

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Janet L. Smith

September 12, 1947 - March 8, 2018

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Phyllis Rosalie Rosko

February 8, 1922 - March 8, 2018

Phyllis R. Rosko, age 96, of Ringwood, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 8, 2018. She was born February 8, 1922, to the late Charles and Rosalie (nee Orb) Wiedbusch. On August 19, 1944, she married the love of her life, Joseph Rosko. Phyllis was a longtime volunteer at the Pink Door, volunteering each week. She enjoyed playing pinochle and frequently visiting the senior center. ...
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Peter J. Kasper, Sr.

March 24, 1931 - March 8, 2018

Peter J. Kasper, Sr., age 86, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 24, 1931, the son of Simeon and Marie (nee Buck) Kasper. On August 25, 1973, he married Lois C. Brefeld at St. Mary's Catholic Church in McHenry Peter worked out of his home doing appliance repair for 10 years before becoming part owner of Carey Appliance for 40...
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Loretta Kusch

July 2, 1939 - March 5, 2018

Loretta Kusch, age 78, of McHenry, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018. She was born July 2, 1939, the daughter of Michael and Frances (nee Zagone) Cannata. On June 1, 1957, she married the love of her life, William Kusch, Sr. Loretta loved her husband William very much and family meant everything to her. She always put them first before anything else. She enjoyed cooking and feeding everyone. In...
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Randy Lew Harkins

August 17, 1953 - March 5, 2018

Randy Lew Harkins, age 64, of McHenry, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 17, 1953, to the late Clarence and Eugene (nee Wright) Harkins. On June 1, 2017, he married the love of his life, Jamie Ericksen Harkins. Randy was a Captain for American Airlines for over 35 years. In his younger years, he professionally raced motor cross. His...
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William John Narings

May 10, 1957 - February 27, 2018

William J. Narings, Age 60, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in McHenry. He was born on May 10, 1957, the son of John Narings and Mary Cruickshank. Bill was a proud veteran of the United States Army and a member of Polish Legion of American Veterans. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping, bowling and soccer. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Bill is survived by...
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Timothy James Wagner

April 19, 1998 - February 26, 2018

Timothy James Wagner, 19, of McHenry passed away suddenly early Monday, February 26. Beloved son of Ellen (Drohan) and Christopher Wagner, feisty, wonderful brother to Christopher and John, loving grandson to Denise and David Drohan and Elsie and Richard Wagner, hilarious nephew to David Drohan, Rick Wagner, Bill and Julie Wagner, awesome cousin to Jessica, Geoff and Alex Rogers, Jaci and...
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Louis William Perry

October 4, 1944 - February 24, 2018

Louis William Perry, age 73, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 4, 1944, to the late Bruce and Marian (nee Hartel) Sternisha. Most importantly, Louis was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Everyone was always learning from him. He was a very smart and kind man. Louis took care of many children and mentored...
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Marvin E. Bauer

July 21, 1938 - February 21, 2018

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

April 20, 1939 - February 18, 2018

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

May 30, 1942 - February 18, 2018

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

April 7, 1989 - February 17, 2018

William Evertsen, age 28, of Lake in the Hills passed away unexpectedly on February 17, 2018. Billy was born on April 7, 1989 in Barrington, the son of David and Jeanette Evertsen. Billy enjoyed RC cars, fishing and life in general. He loved spending hours working on cars with his brother and riding his bike around town. He will be sorely missed by those who knew him. He is survived by his...
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Nora M. Busse

October 31, 1922 - February 15, 2018

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

July 31, 1955 - February 14, 2018

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

March 12, 1940 - February 13, 2018

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

April 4, 1922 - February 13, 2018

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

May 16, 1924 - February 12, 2018

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

June 29, 1931 - February 11, 2018

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

December 28, 1920 - February 2, 2018

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

January 16, 1948 - January 31, 2018

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

November 13, 1971 - January 25, 2018

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

January 27, 1929 - January 23, 2018

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

May 16, 1939 - January 19, 2018

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

October 30, 1942 - January 18, 2018

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

March 12, 1929 - January 17, 2018

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

October 8, 1952 - January 17, 2018

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

January 19, 1955 - January 17, 2018

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

May 1, 1957 - January 15, 2018

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

April 15, 1951 - January 10, 2018

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

January 10, 2018

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

October 20, 1942 - January 9, 2018

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

March 18, 1932 - January 4, 2018

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

July 23, 1939 - January 3, 2018

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

July 22, 1938 - January 3, 2018

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

September 12, 1920 - January 1, 2018

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

November 23, 1927 - December 30, 2017

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

June 18, 1917 - December 30, 2017

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

September 30, 1948 - December 30, 2017

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

January 15, 1924 - December 29, 2017

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

April 14, 1955 - December 28, 2017

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

November 27, 1954 - December 27, 2017

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

October 31, 1938 - December 22, 2017

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

March 17, 1938 - December 22, 2017

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

January 13, 1934 - December 20, 2017

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

November 25, 1931 - December 18, 2017

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

November 16, 1950 - December 11, 2017

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

April 14, 1937 - December 9, 2017

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

May 16, 1939 - December 5, 2017

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

April 25, 1942 - December 3, 2017

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

February 10, 1973 - November 30, 2017

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

November 13, 1944 - November 30, 2017

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