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

Cosma Carbone

March 31, 1979 - October 9, 2021

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

December 1, 1952 - October 8, 2021

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

November 13, 1933 - October 7, 2021

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

August 28, 1928 - October 4, 2021

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

August 21, 1929 - October 3, 2021

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

November 26, 1962 - October 3, 2021

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

November 3, 1951 - October 1, 2021

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

April 15, 1942 - October 1, 2021

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

December 12, 1937 - September 29, 2021

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

May 4, 1971 - September 25, 2021

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

March 22, 1937 - September 22, 2021

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

June 7, 1953 - September 20, 2021

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

April 16, 1939 - September 19, 2021

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

August 7, 1954 - September 18, 2021

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

January 5, 1935 - September 15, 2021

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

July 25, 1960 - September 14, 2021

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

July 26, 1949 - September 12, 2021

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

December 19, 1961 - September 12, 2021

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

March 13, 1919 - September 10, 2021

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

June 11, 1952 - September 9, 2021

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

May 17, 1933 - September 9, 2021

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

April 27, 1935 - September 9, 2021

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

December 16, 1929 - September 6, 2021

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

September 14, 1923 - September 2, 2021

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

September 1, 2021

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

September 9, 1958 - August 30, 2021

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

August 1, 1963 - August 29, 2021

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

April 21, 1933 - August 26, 2021

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

June 9, 1930 - August 23, 2021

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

June 1, 1941 - August 22, 2021

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

February 8, 1943 - August 18, 2021

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

March 20, 1952 - August 18, 2021

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

May 14, 1931 - August 18, 2021

Jacqueline "Jackie" Clare (Roberts) Hoover, 90, of McHenry, died August 18, 2021, at her home. She was born May 14, 1931, on the farm in rural Wapella, to Harold and Anna (Ryan) Roberts. On September 26, 1964, she married Frank Richard "Dick" Hoover at St. Mary's Church in Downs. He preceded her in death on August 22, 2004. She was the best seamstress around and worked tirelessly to make...
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Scott M. McGraw

June 23, 1969 - August 17, 2021

Scott McGraw, age 52, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 17, 2021. Scott enjoyed God's creations: whether it be a majestic sunset, walking through the nature preserve, watching wildlife, or rescuing a baby raccoon which he named George Cooney. He was also part of the Truth Warriors Christian drama team where he was able to powerfully express emotions to convey Jesus' love and...
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David G. Freund

October 23, 1940 - August 10, 2021

David G. Freund, age 80, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington with his family by his side. David was born in McHenry on October 23, 1940, the son of George J. and Martha Freund. He married his beloved wife Nancy O'Brien on September 17, 1960 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McHenry. David was a lifelong member of St....
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John J Wsol, Jr.

July 21, 1938 - August 2, 2021

John J. Wsol, Jr., age 83 of McHenry, passed away Monday, August 2, 2021, in his home. John was born July 21, 1938 in Chicago, the son of John and Isabel (Konecki) Wsol. He was married to MaryLou (Monaco) on October 2, 1965 until her passing in 2010. John had a multifaceted career beginning in pharmaceutical sales and including work in the financial services industry where he met some of his...
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Sergio R. Navas

October 26, 1938 - July 30, 2021

Sergio Rene Navas, 82, de McHenry, IL fallecio Julio 30, 2021 en Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. Rodeado de su famila. Sergio nacio Octubre 26, 1938 en Guatemala de sus padres Eusebio Toledo e Irene Navas. Sergio era el amado esposo de Claudina Navas. El era el amado padre de Nuvia (Oscar) Oliva, Rene Navas, Hector "Nacho" (Maria) Navas, Amilcar (Gilda) Navas, Sandra Navas, y Diana...
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Juanita Nordlund

July 30, 1935 - July 28, 2021

Juanita M. Nordlund, age 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Juanita was born July 30, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of John and Evelyn Poppert. On June 18, 1955, Juanita married Rodger Nordlund, in Chicago, IL. Juanita worked as a baker for Jewel many years. Juanita will be remembered by many for the love she had for,...
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Joe E. Gahan

October 28, 1939 - July 26, 2021

Joe Eugene Gahan, age 81, of McHenry, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 at White Oaks, in McHenry IL. He was born on October 28. 1939 in Danville IL, the son of Marion Eugene and Ruth Ellen Gahan. He married his beloved wife, Judith Rehberg, on June 24, 1961 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Huntley, IL. Joe took up teaching in 1961 and taught for eight years before pursuing a career...
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Frank W. Sek, MD

October 10, 1926 - July 21, 2021

The only child born to Polish-speaking immigrants John and Kate, Frank W. Sek died July 21, 2021, in McHenry surrounded by his family. He was 94. Frank graduated as salutatorian from Wells High School in Chicago in 1943. At 17 years old, he forged his mother's signature and enlisted in the U.S. Army, narrowly missing being sent to the Battle of the Bulge. After basic training in Fort Hood,...
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Thomas J. Sluga

November 24, 1953 - July 20, 2021

Thomas J. Sluga, age 67, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday morning, July 20, 2021, at JourneyCare in Barrington. He was born November 24, 1953, in Chicago, the son of the late Margaret (Cahill) and Roy Sluga. On August 23, 1992, Thomas married the love of his life, Cheryl Kinder in McHenry. Thomas was a Mold Maker Technologist for 35 plus years at Baxter Healthcare, and a Firefighter/EMT for...
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Michael D Niesen

April 29, 1942 - July 19, 2021

Michael D. Niesen, age 79, of Fox Lake, passed away Monday afternoon, July 19, 2021, at Providence Rehab and Nursing Home in Downers Grove. Michael was born April 29, 1942, in Woodstock, the son of Clarence and Marie Niesen. Mike, was affectionately as "Captain Mike" spent 30 years working at Fox Lake Harbor Marina. He loved boating on the Chain o' Lakes. Mike owned 19 boats during his...
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James M Forrester

March 18, 1944 - July 16, 2021

James Monroe Forrester passed away peacefully on Friday July 16, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital Huntley. He was born on March 18, 1944 in Chicago to Earline & Lexie Forrester. He attended Lane Technical High School. In 1965 he married the love of his life and soulmate Geraldine JoAnn Lucchesi. He always spent time helping others and being the source of laughter for many. He made his life...
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James F. Kamick

November 19, 1953 - July 14, 2021

James F. Kamick, age 67, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Journey Care in Barrington, IL. Jim was born in Chicago, on November 19, 1953, the son of John and Darlene (Droz) Kamick. Jim was a family man, who loved spending his time with his kids and his grandkids. He was a very proud father and grandfather. Jim worked as a...
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Robert Phillip Wilkes

November 16, 1938 - July 11, 2021

Robert Phillip Wilkes, age 82, of Elk Grove Village, passed away on July 11, 2021 at his home. Robert was born in Chicago on November 16, 1938, the son of Dorfield and Lillian Wilkes. He married the love of his life Marguerite Olis in Chicago on June 25, 1960 and they spent 50 wonderful years together. Robert proudly served for the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958. He was an...
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Barbara Gilpin

March 11, 1929 - July 11, 2021

Barbara Gilpin, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2021 at her home in McHenry, Illinois with her loving family by her side. She was born in McHenry on March 11, 1929, the daughter of Herbert and Hilda (Weber) Freund. She married her late husband George Gilpin Sr. on July 1, 1950 at St. Mary Catholic Church in McHenry. Barbara was always active in her community. She was a reporter for...
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Susan Ptasinski

July 3, 1950 - July 10, 2021

Susan "Susy" Joy Ptasinski's love of life was apparent to all who knew her. She passed away on July 10, 2021 after a courageous and long-fought battle with cancer, surrounded by her husband and children, who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest. Susy was born July 3, 1950, in Chicago to Chester and Dorothy Lester. After her graduation from Carl Schurz...
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Michael L Miller

December 26, 1948 - July 7, 2021

Michael L. Miller, age 72, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021,at Journey Care in Barrington, IL. Michael was born in Chicago, on December 26, 1948, the son of Lloyd and Ellen (Jones) Miller. He Married the love of his life Barbara (Parker) Miller on July 1,1972. Michael worked as a welder for many years. He was a US Army Veteran,...
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Judith Ann Dahlgren

July 4, 2021

Judith Ann Dahlgren, age 67, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday evening, July 4, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Judi was born November 15, 1953, in Sterling, Illinois, the daughter of Dean L. and LaVonne V. (McNeil) Dahlgren. Family was everything to Judi. She always enjoyed having her family around her for the holidays. Judi loved going to the horse races,...
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Anne R. Germaine

April 4, 1928 - July 3, 2021

Anne R. Germaine, 93, of McHenry, IL died July 3rd, 2021 at White Oaks Memory Care in McHenry, IL surrounded by her daughters. She was born April 4th, 1928 in Chicago to Louis and Ursula Zupancic. She married Raymond Germaine in 1950 in St. Stephens Church in Chicago. She was the loving wife of Raymond Germaine, who proceeded her in death in 2009. She was the loving mother to Sharon (John)...
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Leszek "Les" Czyz

January 6, 1940 - July 2, 2021

Leszek "Les" W. Czyz, age 81, of Wonder Lake, Illinois passed away peacefully on July 2, 2021, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Poland on January 6, 1940, to Antoni and Maria Czyz. Les married his beloved wife Maria Pasznicki on August 27, 1966 at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Chicago. Les was a man of faith who loved his family dearly and his grandchildren meant the...
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Lisa Ann Stevens

December 13, 1964 - June 29, 2021

Lisa was born on December 13th, 1964 to Robert and Margaret (Linster) Gengler. She was a graduate of Rosary High School in 1983 and completed work towards an Associate Degree. Lisa loved her job working with her work family at d'Escoto. She was a proud lesbian woman, but her real passion was being an amazing and devoted mom to her beautiful girls Samantha Nicole and Jasmine Grace. Lisa...
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Keith R. Smith

August 22, 1960 - June 28, 2021

Keith R. Smith, age 60, of Wonder Lake, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. Keith was born August 22, 1960, in Chicago, the son of Richard and Sandy (Kline) Smith. On July 4, 1998, he married the love of his life, Annette Gerischer in Las Vegas, Nevada. Keith worked for many years in the construction industry as a custom finish carpenter. He enjoyed...
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Sandra J. Rigsby

February 18, 1948 - June 27, 2021

Sandra J. Rigsby passed Sunday, June 27, 2021, at home in the comfort and loving care of her family. She was born February 18, 1948, in Windsor, Vermont, the elder sister to four brothers. She attended Burdett College in Boston, Massachusetts, and it was there that she met the Navy corpsman who would become her steadfast husband of nearly 53 years. They made their home in Illinois, raising their...
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Hilary Joy Hopfe

June 21, 1953 - June 23, 2021

Hilary Joy (Pearl) Hopfe, age 68, of McHenry, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. She was born in The Bronx, New York, June 21, 1953, the daughter of Ben and Lee Pearl. On August 21, 1982, Hilary married the love of her life, Richard C. Hopfe on Long Island, New York. Hilary received her Bachelor of Art's Degree from Hunter College in New York. She was a retail buyer for many years,...
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Michael E. Gilliland

May 24, 1945 - June 21, 2021

Michael E. Gilliland, age 76, of McHenry IL passed away on Monday June 21, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on May 24, 1945 in Chillicothe , Ohio, the son of Emerson and Evelyn Gilliland. He married his beloved wife Diane Fleming on May 22, 1965 in Crystal Lake IL. Michael was a graduate of Crystal Lake High School class of 1964. He was a truck driver for many...
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Richard James Jensen

January 30, 1945 - June 19, 2021

Richard James Jensen, age 76, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 19, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born January 30, 1945, in Chicago, the son of Niels and Margaret (Meding) Jensen. Richard proudly served our country in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War, before being Honorably Discharged. On March 6, 2006, Richard married the love of...
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Evelyn Vastis

March 19, 1963 - June 16, 2021

Evelyn Vastis, age 58, of Lakemoor IL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Evelyn was born March 19, 1963, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Rodger and Juanita Nordlund. On June 30, 1991, Evelyn married her High School sweetheart, John Vastis, in Chicago. In addition to working as Music Teacher for over 20 years in the Wauconda school...
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Marta Craik

September 10, 1936 - June 11, 2021

Marta Craik, age 84, of Woodstock, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Crossroads Care Center in Woodstock. She was born in El Salvador on September 10, 1936, the daughter of Angel and Maria Cabrera. Marta was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock. She enjoyed traveling, especially to El Salvador where she spent time with her family and friends...
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Dennis James Hill

September 30, 1951 - June 10, 2021

Dennis James Hill, age 69, of Holiday Hills, Illinois passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Loyola University Medical Center, with his family by his side. He was born on September 30, 1951 in Elgin Illinois, the son of James and Ann Hill. He married his beloved wife Elizabeth Harsch in Chicago on December 10, 1982 and they spent 38 wonderful years together. Dennis worked for the...
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Kenneth H. Becker

April 18, 1952 - June 9, 2021

Kenneth H. Becker, age 69, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Journey Care in Barrington, IL. Ken (known as Keek by his family) was born in Chicago, on April 18, 1952, the son of Irvin H. and Dorothy (Cox) Becker. He was a local boy, growing up in McHenry (Lakeland Park) and then, after spending some time in the army, in 1982...
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Gladys M. Isaacson

March 4, 1932 - June 7, 2021

Gladys M Isaacson (LaBorde) was born March 4, 1932 in Crosby MN, the daughter of William and Violet (Bennett) LaBorde and passed away Monday June 7, 2021 at Victory Lakes/JourneyCare in Lindenhurst, IL. Gladys met Ike (Wilburn) in Prosser Washington and on December 26, 1949 were married in Lewiston Idaho. They made their home and worked in Prosser Washington where their 3 daughters were born...
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Edward Frank McFadden

May 8, 1927 - June 6, 2021

Edward Frank McFadden, age 94, of Ringwood, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital. He was born in Chicago, on May 8, 1927, the son of Roger and Helen McFadden. He married his beloved wife Virgine Prendergast on October 11, 1958, in Chicago IL. Edward was an US Navy Veteran who proudly served on USS Colorado during World War II. After his service he...
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Brenda Schindelar

April 3, 1944 - June 3, 2021

Brenda Fay Schindelar, 77, a long-time resident of Crystal Lake, IL, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on June 3, 2021. She was a member of the Countryside Garden Club since 1981 and was honored to be a member of the prestigious Avante Garde Club of Flower Show Judges. She was preceded in death by her husband George Schindelar and son Bretton Schindelar. She leaves a sister...
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Laura A. Schultz

September 8, 1974 - May 30, 2021

Laura Schultz (Rodenkirch), age 46, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Laura was born on September 8, 1974 in Woodstock, Illinois to Gerry and Anne Rodenkirch and grew up in Wonder Lake and McHenry. She was a 1992 graduate of McHenry East High School and graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. On January 7, 2003, Laura welcomed her daughter,...
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Shirley Hartjes

October 3, 1937 - May 26, 2021

Shirley A. Hartjes, age 83, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at JourneyCare in Barrington, IL, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born October 3, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Valentine (Claus) Blommaert. On September 15, 1962, Shirley married her loving husband, Harry Hartjes in Chicago. Shirley worked as an Accounting Manager...
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Betty Jean Syens

October 5, 1941 - May 26, 2021

Betty Jean Syens, age 79, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday morning, May 26, 2021, surrounded by her loving family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Betty was born October 5, 1941 in Tomato, Arkansas, the daughter of Reford Grissom and Annie Sue Tillman. On July 7, 1983, Betty married her loving husband, Peter Syens in McHenry. Betty worked for over 33...
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Seth Stittgen

December 19, 1981 - May 24, 2021

Seth Andrew Stittgen, 39, of Wonder Lake, IL passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021. He was born on December 19, 1981, in Woodstock, IL, the son of Bert and Linda (Wahl) Stittgen. Seth met and fell in love with Justine Galvin in 2003 they were married on December 5, 2015. On September 29,2011, their daughter Ava was born. As a young child Seth was the captain of a basketball team at Norris....
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Mark Henry Mass

January 3, 1944 - May 24, 2021

Mark Henry Mass, age 77, of Wonder Lake, IL passed away peacefully on May 24, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry with his family by his side. He was born on January 3, 1944 in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Arnold and Maxine (Davenport) Mass. He married his beloved wife Judith Watson on April 28, 1979 at Woodstock Courthouse. Mark worked at Woodstock Auto Light for 35 years until its...
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Roger K. Moehling

March 24, 1937 - May 19, 2021

Roger K. Moehling, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, May 19, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Roger was born March 24, 1937, in Des Plaines, the son of Ralph and Florence (Grewe) Moehling. On February 15, 1958, Roger married the love of his life, Betsy Huff, in St. John's Catholic Church in Johnsburg. Roger was an avid outdoorsman and he...
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Colleen M. Poleski

March 24, 1953 - May 19, 2021

Colleen M. Poleski, age 68, of McHenry passed away on May 19, 2021 at her house with her family by her side. Colleen was born in Portland, Oregon on March 24, 1953, the daughter of Bernard and Mary Elaine Grass. On April 14,1991 at Villa Desiderata in McHenry, Colleen married the love of her life Matthew Poleski. Colleen was known as a self-sacrificing, loving wife, mother, grandmother,...
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Esther E. Basler

January 26, 1930 - May 17, 2021

Esther E. Basler, age 91, of McHenry passed away on May 17, 2021 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington with her family by her side. Esther was born in Bismarck North Dakota on January 26, 1930, the daughter of Jacob and Carolina Geist. Esther was employed for over 20 years at First Midwest Bank in McHenry and maintained close friendships with many co-workers until her death. She was a...
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Karl R. Nusbaum

August 10, 1955 - May 13, 2021

Karl R. Nusbaum, age 65 of McHenry, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2021 at Northwestern McHenry Hospital. He was born in Woodstock on August 10, 1955, the son of Harvey and Victoria Nusbaum. He married his beloved wife Kathleen Hickey on November 5, 1982. Karl was a loving husband, father, grandpa "Papa", brother, uncle, and a friend to many. He had a hearty and infectious laugh. ...
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Patricia Ann Kirkpatrick

August 24, 1960 - May 13, 2021

Patricia Ann Kirkpatrick, age 60, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on January 17, 2021, in Fort Myers. Patricia was born August 24, 1960, in Chicago, the daughter of Delmer and Helen Kirkpatrick. On May 16, 2017, Patricia married the love of her life, Patrick Gainer, in Crystal Lake. Patricia loved being a hostess and cooking for everyone. Her favorite times were spent...
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Gloria E. Nilsson Motisi

December 25, 1923 - May 10, 2021

Gloria E Nilsson Motisi 97 of McHenry passed away May10th 2021 at Alden Terrace Nursing Home McHenry Illinois. Gloria was born December 25th , 1923 Baltimore Maryland the daughter of Josephine Panateri and Carmelo Mancuso. Gloria is survived by her son Robert (Donna) Nilsson of McHenry Illinois; her Grandchildren Landen Nilsson, Diana Nilsson Derrickson, David Nilsson Millicent Haller,...
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Vernon H. Schilf

May 26, 1955 - May 6, 2021

Vernon Henry Schilf, age 65 of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully on May 6, 2021 in Marshfield, WI surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 26, 1955 in Chicago, IL, the son of Henry and Blanche Schilf. On September 6, 1975, Vern married the love of his life, Pamela Schuring, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine, IL.  Vern was a devout Christian. He was a member of Shepherd of...
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Paul Roman Kaminski

September 11, 1950 - May 3, 2021

Paul Roman Kaminski, age 70, of Cary, IL passed away peacefully Monday morning, May 3, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born September 11, 1950, in Chicago, the son of Roman and Jeanette (Kraus) Kaminski. On October 22, 1972, Paul married the love of his life, Elizabeth (Betty) Murphy, in St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Chicago. They have spent 48 wonderful years...
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Richard C. Slaby

November 7, 1943 - May 2, 2021

Richard C. Slaby, age 77 of McHenry, passed away on May 2, 2021, surrounded by family. He was born to parents Titus and Wanda (Witkowski) Slaby, on November 7, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Proviso West High School in 1961, he attended college at Illinois Institute of Technology. During the Vietnam War, Rich served in the United States Army as a medical corpsman at...
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James Jim Shrum

April 16, 1951 - May 1, 2021

James Allen "Jim" Shrum passed away on May 1, 2021 with his family at his side. He turned 70 during his stay in the hospital. He was born on April 16, 1951. He lived in Boise, Idaho for most of his childhood, but did move around a lot. Boise was his home base and he loved Boise and watching the Boise State Broncos. He did attend Boise State College ( before it became a University ). Jim &...
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James W. Preston

March 29, 1934 - April 29, 2021

James W. Preston of McHenry passed away on April 29, 2021 in Bradenton, Florida with his loving family by his side. He was 87. Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 29, 1934, the son of James S. and Marguerite Preston. Jim married Joan Bergdahl in Chicago on March 3, 1956. They moved to Ringwood in1959 to raise their family. Jim worked for Specialty Foods in Melrose Park, Illinois for 33...
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Marci A. Zeoli (née Gomberg)

November 22, 1961 - April 26, 2021

Marci A. Zeoli (née Gomberg), age 59, of McHenry passed away peacefully at her home on April 26, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 22, 1961, the daughter of Neal I. and the late Yvonne D. Gomberg. She married her beloved husband Richard D. Zeoli on June 8, 1986 in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Graduate of Maine East of Des Plaines, Marci found...
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Robert J. Fish

December 9, 1943 - April 25, 2021

Robert Joseph Fish, age 77, of Swansea IL, formally of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully on April 25, 2021 Belleville, IL. He was born on December 9, 1943 in Wisconsin, the son of Elgin and Laverna Fish. He married Joyce Moore on August 31, 1963. Robert has been serving the church from custodial work to a Sunday School teacher to a Deacon. He has delivered more than 100 Chalk Talks...
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Janet L. Frantz

March 23, 1943 - April 20, 2021

Janet L. (Schuringa) Frantz, 78, of McHenry, went into the loving arms of Jesus on April 20, 2021, surrounded by her loving family, after a short, relentless battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Janet is survived by her husband, Wayne Frantz; son, James (Susan) Frantz and daughter, Kelly (Mike) Vance; grandchildren: Stephanie (Graham) Olsen, Kristal (Greg) Adams, Kyle Frantz, Nicole Frantz,...
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Philip A. Armstrong

March 29, 1936 - April 19, 2021

Philip A. Armstrong, age 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2021, at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington, IL. His loving daughter Cindy (Armstrong) Germinaro and her husband Jim, were by his side. Phil was born March 29, 1936, in Chicago, the son of Alan and Olive (Marchant) Armstrong. Phil moved with his family to Wonder Lake, IL in the 1950's. He graduated from McHenry High School...
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James Formby

May 19, 1940 - April 17, 2021

James Formby, age 80, of McHenry passed away peacefully on April 17, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 19, 1940, the son of Charles and Josephine Formby. He married his beloved wife Mary P. Mulgrew on May 4, 1963 at Sacred Heart Church in Lombard, Illinois. James enjoyed fishing with his best friend Dave and was very proud of his...
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Carol J. Sek (nee Redmann)

December 15, 1931 - April 17, 2021

Born on the family dairy farm in Royalton, Wisconsin, on Dec. 15, 1931, Carol Jean Sek died peacefully at her McHenry home on April 17, 2021. She was 89. Carol graduated from New London High School in New London, Wisconsin, in 1949. She then attended the Milwaukee Hospital School of Nursing, attaining her Registered Nursing degree in 1951. While working at Milwaukee County Emergency Hospital...
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James Allen Hogel

August 29, 1963 - April 12, 2021

James Allen Hogel of McHenry, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Monday April 12, 2021 at his home. Jim was born August 29, 1963 in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Marlene (Olas) Hogel. On February 19, 2000, Jim married the love of his life, Tracie Svihula. Jim was the owner of Tyler Cole Builders, a general contracting company specializing in remodels and additions, which he...
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Bernhard Stach

September 11, 1938 - April 10, 2021

Bernhard Stach, age 82 of McHenry, IL formerly of Hanover Park passed away on April 10, 2021. He was born on September 11, 1938 to Albert & Bertha Stach in Germany. Bernhard enjoyed working as a plumber for over 50 years. He was known as Opa to his grandchildren, Alexzander and Zachary who meant the world to him. His wife and grandchildren were the loves of his life. Bernhard was loved by...
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Kathie Ann Saunders (nee Larson)

June 1, 1949 - April 10, 2021

Kathie Ann Saunders, age 71, of McHenry passed away on April 10, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. She was born on June 1, 1949 in Berwyn, Illinois, to Robert and Theresa (O'Connor) Larson. Kathie married her late husband : Bob Saunders in April of 1974 in Woodstock IL. Kathie loved reading autobiographies, playing games, putting puzzles together and Baskin Robins ice cream. ...
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Gus A. Poulos

December 10, 1929 - April 9, 2021

Born in Partheni, Greece Gus A. Poulos age 91 passed away in his own bed April 9, 2021. Loving and devoted husband to Angie (née Chious) for 64 years. Loving and devoted father to Andrew Poulos and Elaine(Steve) Sinclair and cherished Papou to Dean and Dale Sinclair. Loving brother to Kaliope (George) Darras, William (Helen) Poulos and Mary (William) Schlau. Brother in law to John Chious....
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Ida Mariaelena Carey

June 7, 1953 - April 9, 2021

Ida Mariaelena Carey, age 67, of McHenry, passed away Friday evening, April 9, 2021, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, surrounded by her loving family. Ida was born June 7, 1953, in Cadwell, Idaho, the daughter of George Sr. and Grace (Garcia) Franco. On March 31, 1972, Ida married the love of her life, Wayne P. Carey. Ida was a devoted wife and loving mother. She loved spending...
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Janice Morgan

January 25, 1941 - April 8, 2021

Janice Morgan, age 80, of McHenry passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Journey Care in Barrington IL, surrounded by her loving family. Janice was born on January 25, 1941 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Albert and Ann Carlson. Janice is survived by her children: Mark Morgan, Dawn Morgan, Donna Morgan, and Derk Morgan, as well as her sister Joyce Kitzman; grandchildren: Kent Pleva,...
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Barbara V. Sierakowski

July 15, 1941 - April 7, 2021

Barbara V. Sierakowski, age 79, passed to eternal life on April 7, 2021. Barbara was born July 15,1941 the daughter of Stephen and Virginia Jeroutek. She is the beloved wife of the late Melvin R. Sierakowski, cherished mother of Michaline (Harry) Przekop, David (Sheryl) Sierakowski and Michael (Tracey) Sierakowski, devoted grandmother of Austin, Ryan, Jason, Jacob, Benjamin and Grace. She is...
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Robert A. Hoffman

April 4, 1944 - April 5, 2021

Robert A. Hoffman, age 77 of McHenry passed away on April 5, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago on April 4, 1944, the son of Edward and Evelyn Hoffman. Robert married his beloved wife Barbara Kinateder on June 11, 1966 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Skokie, IL. Robert was a teacher at Marian Central Catholic and Stevenson high schools. He was a past...
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Chrystyna A. Griffith

July 12, 1946 - April 2, 2021

Chrystyna A. Griffith, age 74 of Wonder Lake passed away on April 2, 2021 at home with her beloved family by her side. She was born on July 12, 1946 in Ukraine, the daughter of Paul and Sophie Lewandowskyj. In 1950, Chrystyna and her parents made the long journey and moved to the United States. Chrystyna grew up in Chicago, IL and graduated from Providence High School in 1961. She married...
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Mary K. Jobst

January 5, 1939 - March 31, 2021

Mary Kathryn Jobst, born January 5, 1939 to Karl Wehner and Anna (Schon) Wehner passed on March 31, 2021 at the age of 82. Mary arrived in America from Germany on November 6, 1951, when she was 12 years old. She married Kurt Jobst on May 31, 1958 and they had eight children, twenty-three grandchildren, thirty-five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Mary worked as an...
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Terrence "Terry" Scott Bourke

September 7, 1963 - March 31, 2021

Terrence (Terry) Scott Bourke, age 57, of Island Lake, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 surrounded by his loving family after battling cancer for 7 years. Terry was born in Park Ridge, Illinois on September 7, 1963, growing up in Island Lake, IL to Robert C. and Jeanne (Miller) Bourke. He graduated from McHenry East High School in 1981, after a happy childhood filled with...
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Nancy A. Lorr

October 30, 1936 - March 30, 2021

Nancy A. Lorr, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, March 30, 2021, at Journey Care in Barrington. Nancy was born October 30, 1936, in Chicago, the daughter of Anthony and Alice (Zavoral) Kramer. Nancy enjoyed working for many years in the Insurance Industry. Nancy was very faithful to the church, praying the Rosary daily and attending Sunday morning Mass. She...
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Ruth Blair

December 3, 1927 - March 28, 2021

On Sunday, March 28th, 2021, Ruth Augusta Blair, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and great aunt passed away at the age of 93. Ruth was born on December 3rd 1927 in Chicago, IL to Otto Pockrandt and Rose Pockrandt. On June 2nd 1948 she married Marshall Howard Blair. They raised a son Thomas Howard Blair, and later in life Ruth found the daughter she never had in her...
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Thomas M. Sellars

January 29, 1962 - March 27, 2021

Thomas M. Sellars, age 59, of McHenry, passed away on March 27, 2021, at his home in McHenry with his loved ones at his side. Thomas was born January 29, 1962 in Norfolk, VA. The son of Thomas and Emily (Deering) Sellars. He married his wife Rachel on October 12, 2013 in Lake Geneva WI. Thomas was a multi-business owner, and salesman. He was a member of McHenry Chamber of Commerce, in...
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