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

Gayle R. Mitchell

March 19, 1939 - January 17, 2021

Gayle Roberta Mitchell was born to the late William and Louise Funk on March 19, 1939 in Charleston, West Virgina. She died on January 17, 2021 in her home in McHenry, IL following a brief illness complicated by the COVID virus. Gayle is survived by her husband of nearly 62 years, Roger D. Mitchell of Elwood, Indiana, three sons, Scott & Sally Mitchell of East Amherst, NY, Mark & Lynn...
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Mary Susan DiMaggio

November 3, 1939 - January 14, 2021

Mary Susan DiMaggio, age 81, of McHenry passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family and caring nurses. Mary was born on November 3, 1939 in Chicago, the daughter of David and Kathleen O'Connell. Mary preferred being called Susan because of her favorite song "Runaround Sue" by Dion DiMucci. She was a fantastic real estate agent for 20 plus years and...
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Verdell "Dell" Jane (nee Didier) Woollard

January 23, 1942 - January 14, 2021

Verdell "Dell" Jane Woollard (nee Didier) formerly Weber, age 78, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2021 at Randall Residence of McHenry. She was born on January 23, 1942 in Evanston, the daughter of James Henry and Verdell Evelyn Didier. Dell was a longtime resident of the Northwest suburbs until relocating to Florida in late 2000, returning to Illinois to be closer to her family in...
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Raphael Diederich

April 4, 1947 - January 13, 2021

Ralph Diederich a long- time resident of Wonder Lake IL passed away unexpectedly on January 13, 2021 at Burlington Aurora health Center in Burlington, WI. Ralph grew up in Chicago where he attended Catholic school and met his high school sweetheart, Ralph and Patricia eventually married and had four children. They would have been married 54 years April 22, 2021. Ralph's family was an...
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Michael David Linderman "Mike"

August 16, 1961 - January 13, 2021

Michael David Linderman, (Mike), age 59, of McHenry, passed away suddenly, the result of an automobile accident, Wednesday morning, January 13, 2021. Mike was born August 16, 1961, in Chicago, the son of Toby Ann and Sheldon Linderman. Mike was a loyal union plumber from 1991 until the economy crashed in 2009. Mike then decided to open All Pro Plumbing in McHenry with his wife Michelle. ...
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Elmer "Al" Alfred Henry Boeldt

June 4, 1931 - January 11, 2021

ELMER "AL" ALFRED HENRY BOELDT Born: June 4, 1931 in River Grove, IL Died: January 11, 2021 in McHenry, IL Elmer "Al" Boeldt, age 89, of McHenry, entered into eternal rest on January 11, 2021, in the log home that he built surrounded by his family. He was born June 4, 1931 in River Grove, IL, the oldest son of the late Carl and Martha (nee Goethel) Boeldt in a front bedroom above his...
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Daniel A. Kaminski

July 29, 1975 - January 8, 2021

Daniel A. Kaminski, age 45, of McHenry, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 in McHenry. He was born on July 29, 1975 in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Donald J. Kaminski and Mary Reichel. He married Idaliz Lopez on April 25, 2003 in Woodstock Illinois and they had 4 beautiful children together. Daniel was a longtime resident of McHenry. He was a loving father to his children who were...
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Donna Rose Borst (nee Gullbrants)

December 9, 1942 - January 6, 2021

Donna Rose Borst (nee Gullbrants), age 78, from McHenry, IL and formerly of Richmond, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Elgin, IL. She was born December 9,1942 in Chicago, IL to Donald and Rose Gullbrants. She was a devoted housewife who was a stay-at-home mother. After raising her children, she worked at American Girl as a call taker. She...
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Linda Mueller

June 28, 1953 - January 4, 2021

Linda Mueller, age 67, of Wonder Lake received her angel wings on January 4th, 2021 at home. Linda was born in Welch, West Virginia on June 28th, 1953 to her loving parents, Hailey and Porter Wykle. She worked at Baxter Healthcare for 40+ years. In her retirement, she enjoyed camping, embroidery, and traveling with the love of her life, Bill. Linda was known for being a great listener and...
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Paul R. Goralka

August 31, 1936 - January 2, 2021

Paul R. Goralka (AKA Pops, Papa, Uncle Paul) age 84, of Wonder Lake, Illinois, passed away in Decatur, Texas, on Saturday, January 2, 2021, while visiting family. Paul was born August 31, 1936, in Chicago, the son on Paul Peter and Myrtle (Hank) Goralka. He graduated from St. Rita High School, where he met Rose Marie Lufrano. Rose would become Paul's wife on June 2, 1957. Paul was a...
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Mary Jo Stedman (née Forgette)

December 9, 1946 - January 2, 2021

Mary Jo Stedman (née Forgette) was born December 9, 1946 in Escanaba, Michigan, the daughter of Earl and Beatrice Forgette. She passed on January 2, 2021 at the age of 74 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois. She was a very proud Mother and Grandmother. Throughout the years she enjoyed attending and cheering, at the multitude of sporting events, concerts, and plays. She...
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Virginia L. Sokolis

July 1, 1928 - January 2, 2021

Virginia L. Sokolis, age 92, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock, Illinois. She was born in Taylorville, Illinois, the daughter of Walter and Doris Wicker. Virginia was a longtime resident of Wheeling, residing there for over 50 years. She worked for Early American Development (Ernie Wurfel) for many years. Virginia's family meant the world to...
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Robert Gurske

September 28, 1946 - January 2, 2021

Robert Gurske, age 74, of McHenry, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at his home. He was born on September 28, 1946 in New York, the son of Herman and Evelyn Gurske. Robert married the love of his life Connie Koch on July 19, 1986. Robert proudly served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1968. He was a kind hearted man known to his children and grandchildren as Papa Bear. ...
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Andrew Sydorowych

April 16, 1935 - January 1, 2021

Andrew Sydorowych, age 85, of McHenry passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock, IL. He was born on April 16, 1935 in Ukraine, the son of George and Eugenia Sydorowych. He married Vera Mycio on September 12, 1964 in St. Vladimir Church in Chicago and they spent 56 wonderful years together. Andrew proudly served in the United Stated Army and later...
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Aden Edwin Loest

January 18, 1932 - December 28, 2020

The Rev. Aden Edwin Loest, age 88, of McHenry, passed away on December 28, 2020. He was born January 18, 1932 to Otto and Elfrieda (Christian) Loest at Randolph, Wisconsin. Beloved husband of the late Deaconess Ruth (Jacobsen) +1991. He was the loving father of the Rev. Mark (Malinda) Loest, Timothy (Cynthia) Loest, Naomi (Joseph) Scianna, and Deborah (Jeffrey) Alig. Cherished grandfather of...
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Elizabeth A. Golden

August 7, 1960 - December 28, 2020

Elizabeth A. Golden, age 60, of Woodstock, passed away after a short but courageous battle with cancer, on Monday, December 28, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth was born August 7, 1960, in Chicago, the daughter of Ronald and Geraldine (Rafa) West. On June 23, 1990, she married the love of her life, William Golden in Chicago. The most important thing in Elizabeth's...
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Ronald Edward Callahan, Sr.

February 17, 1939 - December 27, 2020

Ronald E. Callahan Sr., age 81, of McHenry passed away on December 27, 2020 at his home. He was born on February 17, 1939 in Harvard, Illinois, the son of William and Mary Callahan Sr. He married Joyce Thiel on September 5, 1964. Ronald was a Veteran of the United States Army. He retired from R & D Thiel after 31 years in carpentry. Ronald was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge in...
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Joyce M. Rooney

January 24, 1931 - December 25, 2020

Joyce M. Rooney, 89, of Wonder Lake, IL, passed away on December 25, 2020 at Shepherd Premier Senior Living, in Harvard, Illinois. Joyce was born in Woodstock, Illinois on January 24, 1931, the daughter of Lyle and Edith Roderick. Joyce was a secretary for her husband's family business Rooney Construction for many years. In her free time she enjoyed volunteering at the hospitals, spending...
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Mary Lou Sullivan

December 30, 1939 - December 25, 2020

Mary Lou Sullivan, age 80, of Buffalo Grove, has left this earth to continue her journey to Heaven on December 25, 2020. She was born on December 30, 1939, in Chicago the daughter of Theodore and Marguerite Koulback. On April 23, 1960, she married Joseph Sullivan, in Chicago, IL. Caring mother of Deborah (Lawrence) Shepard, Maureen (Richard) Staab, Catherine Mary, Karen, Jeanne, Joseph Jr....
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Sharon Ellen Splitt

November 27, 1976 - December 22, 2020

Sharon Ellen Splitt, age 44, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 of heart failure. A child born with special needs, Sharon's lifetime battle with disabilities and illnesses will not be what defined her. Instead, the family and friends who loved her, will remember a beautiful girl who could smile and express her joy when she was around those she loved most. Sharon knew how to love...
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Raymond Lange

March 4, 1945 - December 21, 2020

Raymond H. Lange, age 75, of Wonder Lake, IL, passed away peacefully Monday morning, December 21, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Ray was born March 4, 1945, in Chicago, the son of Raymond and Genevieve (Gorski) Lange. Ray met and married the love of his life Patricia Salandra in Chicago, IL and they were happily married for 56 years. Ray worked for over 23 years for...
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John McNeill

February 14, 1945 - December 17, 2020

John J. McNeill, (Jay,J- J, J.Bird) age 75 of Algonquin, IL passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 surrounded by the comfort of his loving family. He was born on February 14, 1945 to his parents Jack and Marion McNeill Jay is survived by his loving wife Clara of 57 years, his children Maria McNeill, John (Michelle) McNeill and Joseph (Jane) McNeill. He has 10 grand children and 2 great...
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Loren D. Price

February 9, 1936 - December 16, 2020

Loren Donald Price of Huntley, IL passed away peacefully with family by his side on December 16th, 2020. Loren was born February 9, 1936 in Iron Mountain, MI. He attended South Milwaukee High School and Ripon College, playing varsity football at both. Loren enlisted in the R.O.T.C. program at Ripon and continued on to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve for several years. He raised his family in...
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Eugene Raymond Amos

November 3, 1951 - December 14, 2020

Eugene Raymond Amos, age 69, of McHenry, IL and Punta Gorda, FL, died peacefully on Monday, December 14th, 2020, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, FL, after a long battle with cancer and diabetes. Mr. Amos is survived by his wife, Lorraine, his sons, James and Timothy (Andrea), and five grandchildren, Alexander, Isabelle, Trace, Lily and Tessa. Eugene was known as a husband, father...
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Thomas F. Ryan

May 15, 1945 - December 13, 2020

Thomas F. Ryan, age 75, of McHenry passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Paw Paw, MI on May 15, 1945, the son of George and Ellen Ryan. Tom married the love of his life Leslie Dimitt on December 30, 1971 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Crystal Lake, IL. Tom proudly served in the United States Airforce during the Vietnam War....
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Charlotte Paoletti

November 14, 1933 - December 11, 2020

Charlotte Paoletti, age 87, of McHenry, passed away on December 11, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on November 14, 1933 in Schiller Park, IL the daughter of William and Minnie Schmalfeld. She married the love of her life, Dewey Paoletti on January 22, 1955. Charlotte was a nurse and enjoyed working well in to her 70's. Charlotte was a longtime member of St. John...
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Betty K. Henk

December 19, 1923 - December 10, 2020

Betty K. Henk, 96, of McHenry, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020 just 9 days before her 97th birthday. She was born in Chicago on December 19, 1923 to Robert W. Brooks, Sr. and Elizabeth Hansen. A lifelong resident of Chicago, she was raised in the Norwood Park neighborhood and graduated from Taft High School. She resided with her sister in McHenry for the last three years. Betty...
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Dorothea June Zimny

May 18, 1927 - December 8, 2020

Dorothea June Zimny, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at her home in McHenry surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chicago on May 18, 1927, the daughter of Alfred and Dorothea (nee Gerhardt) Peters. On December 17, 1949, she married the love of her life, John P. Zimny, Jr. As a young adult, Dorothea was a Champion Baton Twiller, an accomplished acrobat and dancer...
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Jeffrey Jay Smith

March 30, 1964 - December 3, 2020

Jeffrey Jay Smith, age 56, of McHenry IL passed away on December 3rd, 2020 at his home. He was born on March 30, 1964 in Highwood IL, the son of Gerald and Gloria Smith. Jeff was a longtime resident of McHenry and a union electrician Local 150 for 29 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and golf. He loved his family and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He is...
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Phillip E. Bartmann

January 12, 1943 - December 3, 2020

Phillip Edward Bartmann, age 77, of Johnsburg, recently of Fox Lake, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 3, 2020, in Arkdale, WI. Phil was born January 12, 1943,in Chicago, the son of Edward and Veronica (DeMarchi) Bartmann. On February 1, 1964, Phil married the love of his life, Janice Wakitsch in St. John the Baptist Church in Johnsburg. Phil proudly served our country in the...
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Gerald "Jerry" Fraser

November 18, 1936 - November 30, 2020

Jerry was born in Chicago on November 18, 1936, to William and Alice (Schulz) Fraser. He died peacefully at home in his sleep on Monday, November 30, 2020. On October 7, 1995, Jerry married the love of his life, Jeanne Dole in The Church of Holy Apostles in McHenry. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Jeanne (Dole) Fraser; daughters: Laura Krausen (Jim) and Jessica Blaul;...
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Colleen M. Rogers

February 8, 1957 - November 29, 2020

Colleen M. Rogers, age 63, of McHenry passed away on November 29, 2020 at her home. She was born on February 8, 1957 in Woodstock, IL the daughter of Jerome and Dolores Rogers. Colleen obtained a Bachelor's degree in Peer Counseling from Sagamon State University in Springfield Illinois. Prior to becoming a Special Education teacher, she worked for Easter House in Chicago as an adoption...
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Allen G. Freund

January 17, 1950 - November 28, 2020

Allen G. Freund, age 70, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Journey Care in Barrington. Allen was born on January 17, 1950 in Woodstock, Illinois, the son of Irvin L. and Marie C. Freund. Al married Linda L. Schultz on April 15, 1972 at St. Mary Catholic Church in McHenry, IL Al was a lifelong resident of McHenry where he graduated from St. Mary's Grade...
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Lorene S. Martin

September 25, 1932 - November 25, 2020

Lorene S. Martin, 88, of McHenry, IL died peacefully Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on September 25, 1932 in Layman, KY, the daughter of the late Alva Skidmore and Snobia (Simpson) Skidmore. Lorene was united in Marriage to Michael Robert Martin on April, 26, 1952 in Chicago, IL. Michael died January 7, 2002. She enjoyed quilting and being...
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Daniel "Danny" R. Prince

August 18, 1935 - November 23, 2020

Daniel "Danny, Papa" R. Prince, age 85, of McHenry passed away on November 23, 2020 at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. Danny was born on August 18, 1935 in Chicago, the son of Calvin and Mae Prince. He married his beloved wife Linda Josephson on August 30, 1958 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Spring Grove IL. Danny was a proud Union Lineman who enjoyed working in his yard, fishing,...
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Leroy "Lee" Franklin Mingus

December 28, 1934 - November 23, 2020

Leroy "Lee" Franklin Mingus, age 85 of Lakewood IL, passed away on November 23, 2020 at Fox Point Manor in McHenry, IL. He was born on December 28, 1934 in Peoria, IL the son of Walter and Alice Mingus. He graduated from Bradley University with a business degree, and served as a Captain fighter pilot in the United States Air Force . He worked as a commercial airline pilot for Eastern...
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Marie L. Yori

May 6, 1923 - November 23, 2020

Marie L. Yori, age 97 of Crystal Lake IL, passed away on November 23, 2020 at Valley Hi Nursing and Rehab in Woodstock, IL. She was born on May 6, 1923 in Willisville, Illinois, the daughter to Anna Holmes. Marie grew up on a farm in Southern Illinois. When she was a teenager, she moved to Highwood, Illinois where she later met her husband Fernando "Dusty" Yori. After getting married,...
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Adam J. Blau

December 31, 1970 - November 21, 2020

Adam J. Blau, age 49, passed away unexpectedly on November, 21, 2020 in Rockford, IL. Adam was born on December 31, 1970 in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Elwood and JoAann Blau. He is survived by his mother Joan Blau; his siblings: Linda (Chuck) Baker, James (Patricia) Blau, Barbara (Ronald) Hochel and Donna (David) Blankenship as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by...
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Joyce E. Engstrom

October 19, 1933 - November 17, 2020

Joyce E. Engstrom, age 87, of McHenry IL, passed away on November 17, 2020 at her home. She was born on October 19, 1933 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Raymond and Betty Klein. Joyce was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved the Chicago Cubs and her pets. She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Church. She is survived by her children; Janet Nelson of McHenry, IL, Janice ...
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Margaret Alice Major

October 20, 1945 - November 17, 2020

Margaret Alice Major of Wonder Lake, Illinois, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020 at the age of 75. She was born on October 20, 1945 in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Matthew and Margaret Olk. Margie enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, siblings and friends. For all who knew Margie know that she was an avid fan of John Denver and classical musical. ...
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Sandra F. May

September 13, 1941 - November 16, 2020

Sandra F. May, age 79, of Wonder Lake, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at her home. She was born on September 13, 1941 in McHenry, the daughter of William and Lillian Glosson. She married Roger May on August 18, 1962 at St. Mary's Church, McHenry. Sandra loved her family, spending time outdoors, traveling and gardening Sandra is survived by her sons; Dan (Janet) May and Craig...
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Ann S. Hejsak

February 25, 1939 - November 13, 2020

Ann S. Hejsak, age 81, of Spring Grove, IL passed away on November 13, 2020 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. She was born on February 25,1939 in Poland, the daughter of Stanley and Sophie Policht. She married the love of her life Stanley Hejsak on February 14, 1973 in Chicago. Ann was a devoted wife and loving mother, who enjoyed spending time with her family. She liked gardening,...
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Elaine Plinske

January 14, 1927 - November 13, 2020

Elaine W. Plinske, age 93, of Bull Valley IL, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020. Born on January 14, 1927, the daughter of Edward and Astrid Roth. Elaine married the love of her life Clifford Plinske on October 20,1945 in Chicago IL. Elaine graduated from Foreman High School. For many years she was a secretary/bookkeeper for her husband's business SEA Machine Service. She was a...
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Bernice R. Etten

January 8, 1924 - November 12, 2020

Bernice R. Etten, age 96, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, November 12, 2020, at Fox Point Manor in McHenry. Bernice was born January 8, 1924, in Johnsburg, the daughter of Fred and Barbara (Steffes) Diedrich. On August 5, 1942, Bernice married the love of her life, Clarence J. Etten, in Johnsburg. Bernice and Clarence celebrated 58 years of marriage before Clarence...
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Edward Hardy III

April 10, 1945 - November 11, 2020

Edward Hardy III, age 75 of Wonder Lake IL, passed away on November 11, 2020 at his home with his family at his side. He was born on April 10, 1945 in Chicago, IL the son of Edward and Velma Hardy. On June 17, 2006 he married his loverly wife Anna at Shore Hills Beach in Wonder Lake IL. Ed grew up in Libertyville, IL. He was involved in Track and Field and helping his father in his rose...
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Dorothy J. Reinboldt

September 4, 1922 - November 10, 2020

Dorothy J. Reinboldt, age 98, of McHenry, IL passed away at White Oaks Memory Care on November 10, 2020. She was born on September 4, 1922 in Humphrey, Nebraska, the daughter of John and Mary Fuchs. She married the love of her life, Vernon Reinboldt, on October 22, 1949 in Humphrey, Nebraska. Dorothy lived a full life with family and friends and spent many weekends fishing in Montello,...
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Lucille Finn Piechota

October 21, 1946 - November 7, 2020

Lucille Finn Piechota, age 74, of Wonder Lake, Illinois, passed away on November 7, 2020. She was born on October 21, 1946 in Berwyn, Illinois, the daughter of Harold and Dorothy Finn. She married the love of her life, Casimir Piechota on July 4, 1987 and they spent 33 wonderful years together. Lucille is survived by her husband Casimir, and her daughter Dorianna Piechota of Wonder Lake. ...
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Keith P. Thomas

March 24, 1952 - November 6, 2020

Keith P. Thomas, age 68, of McHenry IL, passed away unexpectedly on November 6, 2020 at Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington. He was born on March 24, 1952 in Chicago, IL the son of Paul and Ella Thomas. Keith loved his family. He attended his grandkids sporting events regularly and enjoyed family gatherings or just being surrounded by his loved ones. Keith loved fishing at his son Paul's...
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Angelike Thalia Constantine Byers

February 9, 1933 - November 3, 2020

Angelike Thalia Constantine Byers, age 87, entered eternal rest on November 3, 2020, surrounded by family. Angelike (Ann) was born on February 9, 1933 in Saco, Maine, the youngest of five children born to Jordan and Marika Constantine, recent immigrants from Piraeus, Greece. Ann attended Thornton Academy in Saco, and upon graduation, was encouraged by Dr. Sargent Jealous, a local physician and...
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Ted William Bierchen

August 9, 1951 - November 2, 2020

Ted W.Bierchen, age 69, of Lake Villa, Illinois passed away on November 2, 2020. He was born on August 9, 1951 in Chicago, the son of Theodore and Dorothy Bierchen. He married the love of his life Sharon Wiatr on May 5, 2005 in Valley of Fire, 7 Sisters National Park, Nevada. Ted is survived by his children Kristie Harmon of Oklahoma, Michelle (Jerry) Ayres of Illinois, and Donald ...
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Jeanne Marie Rhodes

April 25, 1927 - October 30, 2020

Jeanne Marie Rhodes, age 93, of Sun City, AZ, passed away peacefully in McHenry on Friday morning, October 30, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Jeanne was born April 25, 1927, in Chicago, the daughter of Hubert and Edna (Thompson) Flack. For much of her adult life, Jeanne lived in Ohio where she married the love of her life, Junior "Lee" Rhodes in 1971. Lee preceded Jeanne in death in 2005....
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James A. "Keev" Keevil

December 25, 1948 - October 26, 2020

James A. "Keev" Keevil, age 71, of McHenry IL, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020 at his home. Born on December 25, 1948 in Woodstock, IL., the son of Arthur and Bernice Keevil. James was a veteran of the Vietnam War, proudly serving for the United States Navy. He was employed by the City of McHenry as a Communication Supervisor for 29 years, as well as a Sergeant of McHenry Police...
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Donald Lee Graham

November 12, 1935 - October 11, 2020

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

February 5, 1933 - October 8, 2020

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

October 22, 1920 - October 7, 2020

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

April 20, 1938 - October 6, 2020

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

August 4, 1923 - October 4, 2020

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

September 22, 1946 - October 4, 2020

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

October 3, 2020

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

January 18, 1936 - October 3, 2020

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

June 24, 1944 - October 1, 2020

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

November 25, 1979 - September 28, 2020

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

July 16, 1939 - September 28, 2020

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

February 7, 1931 - September 23, 2020

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

September 28, 1962 - September 22, 2020

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

September 4, 1952 - September 21, 2020

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

February 24, 1941 - September 19, 2020

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

September 2, 1974 - September 18, 2020

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

June 16, 1953 - September 18, 2020

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

May 12, 1947 - September 16, 2020

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

August 8, 1947 - September 11, 2020

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

September 13, 1926 - September 7, 2020

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

August 16, 1988 - September 3, 2020

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

August 28, 1967 - September 1, 2020

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

August 10, 1942 - September 1, 2020

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

November 10, 1918 - August 29, 2020

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

August 3, 1951 - August 29, 2020

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

August 10, 1939 - August 29, 2020

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

September 26, 1945 - August 28, 2020

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

April 16, 1925 - August 27, 2020

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

February 23, 1929 - August 20, 2020

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

December 30, 1932 - August 19, 2020

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

February 4, 1940 - August 14, 2020

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

November 22, 1967 - August 11, 2020

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

December 6, 1973 - August 9, 2020

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

November 7, 1945 - August 7, 2020

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

December 22, 1986 - August 7, 2020

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

April 26, 1985 - August 7, 2020

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

August 23, 1965 - August 6, 2020

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

August 30, 1959 - August 5, 2020

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

October 10, 1945 - August 2, 2020

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

August 27, 1938 - August 1, 2020

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

August 24, 1932 - July 29, 2020

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

February 14, 1967 - July 29, 2020

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

June 23, 1953 - July 28, 2020

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

July 13, 1963 - July 27, 2020

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

December 5, 1936 - July 20, 2020

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

December 17, 1930 - July 19, 2020

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

February 17, 1921 - July 17, 2020

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

August 13, 1942 - July 15, 2020

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