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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

Larry R. Stilling

July 20, 1941 - May 22, 2020

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

January 1, 1945 - May 20, 2020

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

September 11, 1978 - May 18, 2020

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

May 31, 1932 - May 11, 2020

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

December 16, 1970 - May 10, 2020

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

August 12, 1996 - May 3, 2020

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

August 16, 1964 - May 2, 2020

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

January 30, 1965 - May 2, 2020

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

January 15, 1947 - April 29, 2020

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

August 7, 2015 - April 29, 2020

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

January 27, 1936 - April 29, 2020

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

December 9, 1933 - April 28, 2020

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

July 27, 1940 - April 22, 2020

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

May 5, 1947 - April 21, 2020

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

January 7, 1937 - April 20, 2020

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

February 16, 1932 - April 17, 2020

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

March 23, 1928 - April 17, 2020

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

December 13, 1941 - April 17, 2020

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

May 21, 1927 - April 16, 2020

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

March 10, 1943 - April 12, 2020

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

February 20, 1956 - April 11, 2020

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

June 15, 1928 - April 11, 2020

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

August 1, 1944 - April 11, 2020

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

November 13, 1934 - April 11, 2020

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

December 17, 1947 - April 5, 2020

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

July 8, 1923 - March 31, 2020

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

September 13, 1924 - March 27, 2020

Minerva Cook, age 95, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 27, 2020. Minerva was born September 13, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Jabour and Elizabeth (nee Yared) Kallil. On October 11, 1944, Minerva married Emmett Cook in Toledo. Emmett preceded Minerva in death on July 22, 1966. Minerva worked for many years as Head of the Clerk of Courts in Toledo. She...
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William Joseph Hatfield

July 15, 1959 - March 26, 2020

William Joseph Hatfield, age 60, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly at his home, Thursday, March 26, 2020. William was born July 15, 1959, in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Richard P. and Betty L. (nee Cassem) Hatfield. On December 3, 1988, William married the love of his life, Deborah Graves in Joliet, Illinois. William worked in the newspaper industry, in circulation and district management,...
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Ralph A. Fischer

April 4, 1941 - March 24, 2020

Ralph A. Fischer, age 78, of Wonder Lake, Illinois passed away peacefully on March 24, 2020. He was born on April 4, 1941 in Chicago, the son of Ralph Sr. and Agnes (Bujnowski) Fischer. He married Jean Lucarz in 1988 in Bloomfield WI. A celebration of Ralph's Life will be held at a later date. Full obituary will also follow at a later date. Funeral arrangements were handled by Colonial...
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Cecilia C. Serritella

November 4, 1938 - March 18, 2020

Cecilia C. Serritella of McHenry, age 81, passed away on March 18, 2020 at home, after a brief battle with cancer. In the three days before her death, she had regaled her family with stories and laughter, and was full of joy. At the time of her death, she was held in the loving arms of one of her daughters, while her two other daughters serenaded her with beautiful songs that she loved. ...
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John Randal Baker

January 11, 1954 - March 13, 2020

John Randal Baker, age 66, of Lake InThe Hills, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, in McHenry, surrounded by his loving family. John was born January 11, 1954, in Plainview, Texas, the son of John Robert and Olivia (nee Fennell) Baker. On June 8, 1974, John married the love of his life, Marla Gayle Gaither in Lubbock, Texas. John retired after 33 years of service with The U.S. Treasury...
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Eileen Bernadette Moen

February 3, 1931 - March 13, 2020

Eileen Bernadette Moen, age 89, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Friday morning, March 13, 2020. Eileen was born February 3, 1931, in Chicago, the daughter of Edward and Genevieve (nee Gerlach) Busam. On August 8, 1953, Eileen married her loving husband Gordon Moen in Chicago. Gordon preceded Eileen in death on January 30, 2009. Eileen worked for many years in the healthcare field, retiring...
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Michael W. Neuman

November 25, 1960 - March 11, 2020

Michael W. Neuman, age 59, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in McHenry. He was born in East Troy, Wisconsin, on November 25, 1960, the son of Michael W. and Darlene (Wizner) Neuman. Michael worked for EB Brown and most recently for Follet. He liked to collect Hotwheels and work on puzzles in his free time. He was an avid Chicago sports fan and loved spending time with his niece, Ellie....
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Florence Ann Eichman

July 22, 1929 - March 7, 2020

Florence Ann Eichman, age 90, of Hebron, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Florence was born July 22, 1929, at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago, the daughter of Walter and Cecylia (nee Filipiak) Martynowicz. She attended Five Holy Martyrs Catholic Elementary School. Florence later attended and graduated from Kelly High...
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Brendan T. Peterson

January 8, 1979 - February 26, 2020

Brendan T. Peterson, age 41, of Wonder Lake, passed away on February 26, 2020 at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago surrounded by his loving family. Brendan was born on January 8, 1979 in Elk Grove Village. On September 28, 2007 he married Sara Wilhelm in Grayslake IL. Brendan worked for Wickstrom Ford in Barrington. In his free time he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He...
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Joseph (Ed) Edward Condon

October 17, 1933 - February 24, 2020

Joseph (Ed) Edward Condon "Third son of the Third son", age 86, of Johnsburg, Illinois died Monday, February 24, 2020 surrounded by his family at Doctors Hospital in Sarasota, Florida. Born, October 17, 1933 in Kankakee, Illinois, he was the son of the late Joseph Robert Condon and Stella (Soucie) Condon. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Donna Marie (Schmitt) Condon, along with...
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Sandra S. Doty

October 1, 1957 - February 21, 2020

Sandra S. Doty, age 62, of Gurnee, IL, passed away, on Friday February 21, 2020 at Condell Hospital in Libertyville. She was born on October 1, 1957, the daughter of Robert and Ruth Cowels. Sandra worked as an accounting manager at Sunset Foods for 41 years. ​ Sandra is survived by h​er loving husband Donald​; sister Kathy Leahy,​ and brother Brian Cowles​; ​also survived by...
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Eugene R. McShea

February 26, 1943 - February 20, 2020

Eugene Robert "Gene" McShea, age 76, of McHenry, Illinois, passed away on February 20, 2020. He was born to Robert and Helen McShea in Chicago. Eugene leaves behind his children Kelly McShea of McHenry, Robert McShea of McHenry, Jean Marie (Paul) Wegner of Crystal Lake, and Michael McShea of McHenry; siblings Robert (Cheryl) McShea, Terrence ("Cookie") McShea , James McShea, Susan (Greg)...
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John Ryan DeLorenzo

November 29, 1993 - February 13, 2020

JOHN RYAN DELORENZO (Ryan) John Ryan DeLorenzo, 26, son of Sheilagh (Boyle) DeLorenzo and the late Christopher DeLorenzo, passed away last week at home in Huntley, IL. Ryan had a big heart, an infectious smile, and the ability to captivate anyone with his presence. Though often quiet, never shy, Ryan had a natural charm and made friends wherever he went. A natural athlete, he was always...
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Jeanine Ardith Richardson

April 3, 1931 - February 12, 2020

Jeanine A. Richardson (nee Klengel) of McHenry Illinois, passed away quietly on February 12, 2020 at the age of 88, in Buffalo Grove Illinois. Jeanine was born April 3, 1931 in Chicago Illinois, to Alfred Oscar Klengel and Muriel Klengel (nee McKloska). Jeanine grew up in the northwest side of Chicago, with her sister Charlene. She grew up to be a shy unassuming well versed young woman. ...
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Harvey Alfred May

January 2, 1945 - February 10, 2020

Harvey A. May, born to Ed and Luella May on January 2, 1945 in Waukegan passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday, February 10, 2020 in McHenry. A 1963 graduate of Richmond-Burton Community High School, Harvey married his high school sweetheart, Theresa Freund on January 8, 1966 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg. Drafted into the United States...
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Doris G. Berner

April 8, 1925 - February 8, 2020

Doris G. Berner, 94 of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Journeycare Care Center in Barrington, Illinois. She was born April 8, 1925 in Chicago, to her parents Emil and Selma Bessa. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Thomas Berner; her two Step-sons: Tom Berner Jr and Larry Berner; her sisters: Allene, Selma, Harriet; her brother Emil...
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Irvin H. Becker Jr.

October 30, 1924 - February 6, 2020

Irvin H. Becker, Jr, age 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2020, in Woodstock. He was born in Chicago on October 30, 1924, the son of Irvin H. and Alice (Charlie) Becker, Sr. Irv (and his wife, Dottie) were devoted members of The Church of Holy Apostles and active in the H.A.S.H ministry. They were also long-time volunteers at the Villa Desiderata, where Irv was a Board...
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Ann Catherine Miller

March 27, 1929 - February 6, 2020

Ann Catherine Miller, age 90, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 27, 1929, the daughter of Thomas and Grace (Doherty) Bolger. On May 28, 1951, she married the love of her life, George Miller, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McHenry. Ann lived in McHenry her entire life, was a devoted Catholic and longtime...
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Joyce Marie (Taube) Kyle

February 25, 1947 - February 5, 2020

Joyce Marie (Taube) Kyle, 72, of McHenry, Illinois, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening on the 5th of February at Northwestern McHenry Hospital. Joyce taught for many years in the McHenry public schools. Born on February 25, 1947 in Davenport, Iowa, to Arnold and Lucille Taube of Geneseo, Illinois, Joyce maintained lifelong connections to the Quad Cities area. Joyce met her husband, Earl R....
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Mary Alma Donald

October 8, 1952 - February 3, 2020

Mary Alma Donald (nee Sieben) was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 8, 1952. She lived above the Sieben family brewery with her parents and siblings until 1963 when the family moved to Johnsburg. She has been a resident of Johnsburg since that time. She attended St. John the Baptist School in Johnsburg as well as both McHenry's East and West Campus high school, where she graduated in 1970. ...
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Jan "John" Wojteczek

June 24, 1948 - January 31, 2020

Jan "John" Wojteczek, of Woodstock, IL, generous and loving brother, Uncle and friend passed away on January 31, 2020, at the age of 71. Born on June 24, 1948, in Augustdorf, Germany, John was one of three children, including his twin. At age 9, John, his mother and sister came to the United States to seek a better life and citizenship to create more opportunities than could be experienced in...
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Norman Lee Sanford

July 20, 1934 - January 29, 2020

Norman Lee Sanford age 85 of McHenry, IL, passed away to Jesus' arms on January 29, 2020. Norm was born on July 20, 1934 in Kalamazoo, MI, Borgess Hospital, son of Arthur Lee and Mabel May (Worst) Sanford. Norm grew up in Fennville, attended the Fennville Public Schools graduated from high school in 1953. He went to General Motors Institute/Kettering University, in Flint, MI and graduated...
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Thomas "Tom" Peters

October 15, 1956 - January 25, 2020

Thomas "Tom" Peters, of Johnsburg, IL, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at home surrounded by his family on January 25, 2020 at the age of 63. Born on October 15, 1956, Tom was one of six children and grew up in Franklin Park and Rosemont, IL. He married Pamela Settles on June 7, 1980. They moved to Johnsburg, IL in 1991 and began their business American Custom Woodworking...
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Robert C. Griffith

January 31, 1931 - January 23, 2020

Robert C. "Bob" Griffith, age 88, of McHenry, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 23, 2020. He was born January 31, 1931 in Berwyn, IL to Lewis and Blanche (Smith) Griffith. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army (11th Airborne Division) and Army Reserves, serving his country from 1953 to 1960. Bob worked as a tool and die maker, model-maker and machinist until...
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Robert J. Foster

March 4, 1942 - January 22, 2020

Robert J. Foster, age 77, of McHenry, passed away on January 22, 2020, in Libertyville. He was born on March 4, 1942, the son of Robert F. and Irene B. (Loui) Foster. Robert was formerly married to Helen E. Foster. Robert worked as a mortgage loan officer retiring from Emerald Mortgage, Cary, IL. As a child he attended St. Michaels Catholic Church in Old Town of Chicago where he was an...
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Lorraine (Lori) S. Leland

August 10, 1924 - January 20, 2020

Lorraine Leland age 95 passed away January 20, 2020. She was born on August 10, 1924 to Anthony and Caroline Stephan in Buffalo New York On May 25, 1946 she married the love of her life, William (Bill) Leland, in Buffalo. They were married for 56 years before his passing in 2002. Their wonderful marriage together opened so many adventures and challenges for her and moves to many states...
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Martha Kaye Peters

July 5, 1943 - January 19, 2020

Martha Kaye Peters, nee Thennes, age 76, passed away on January 19, 2020, at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. Martha was born July 5, 1943 to Ed and Agnes Thennes. She wed her best friend and love of her life, James Peters on June 8, 1974 in McHenry. Martha was honored by the McHenry Business & Professional Women Assoc. as "Woman of the Year" for her work in creating Fall Diddly Craft...
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Joanne T. Brefeld

April 25, 1931 - January 18, 2020

Joanne T. Brefeld, age 88, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday morning, January 18, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Joanne was born April 25, 1931, and raised in Richmond, the daughter of William and Ottila (Hiller) Stilling. On October 6, 1956, Joanne married, Paul R. Brefeld at St. Joseph Catholic Church, then moved to McHenry where she worked and they raised...
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Timothy Andrew Romanoski

August 15, 1996 - January 17, 2020

Timothy Andrew Romanoski, age 23, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 17, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, the result of a motorcycle accident. Tim was born August 15, 1996, in McHenry, the son of Daniel and Susan (Jensen) Romanoski. Tim was a graduate of McHenry West High School, and currently a student at Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix. Tim is survived by his...
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Jeffrey Michael Schnell

July 3, 1956 - January 16, 2020

Jeffrey Michael Schnell, age 63, passed away on January 16, 2020 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. He was born on July 3, 1956 to Richard and Virginia Schnell in Chicago. Jeffrey was a loving father who enjoyed drawing, art and creating signs for small businesses in his spare time. Some of his fondest memories were of riding his motorcycles with his friends and his father. He was also...
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Coren E. McLeod

October 22, 1979 - January 15, 2020

Coren E. McLeod, age 40, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. She was born in McHenry on October 22, 1979, the daughter of John McLeod and Lenora Giese. Coren was a photo journalist and was most proud of her work as a marketing manager on social media. Her friends and family referred to her as a "Rockstar" and they loved her very much. She was a proud aunt and she will be sorely missed. ...
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John Samuel Nichols

April 16, 1965 - January 12, 2020

John Samuel Nichols, age 54, of Capron, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020. John was born April 16, 1965, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Jeanette (nee Hoffman). John worked for many years for Woolf Distribution Center. In 2009, he started Nichols Engraving and Woodworking. He enjoyed his woodworking especially wood craving. More than anything else, John loved his children and...
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Peter Vandriel

October 30, 1933 - January 12, 2020

Peter Vandriel, age 86, of McHenry, passed away at Good Shepherd Hospital on January 12, 2020, with hisloving wife by his side. He was born on October 30, 1933 in Holland to Marinus and Dina Vandriel. Peter wed the love of his life, Carol Ann Karrasch on Valentines Day of 1980. Peter will be remembered for his love of working on older cars.Fond memories of travelling seven continents together...
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Julia Olesya Yurchenko

July 22, 1998 - January 11, 2020

Julia Olesya Yurchenko, age 21, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020, in Chicago, IL. Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 5pm to 6pm, at Colonial Funeral Home. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.
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Kenneth Morton

December 15, 1948 - January 9, 2020

Kenneth Morton, age 71, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, January 9, 2020, in McHenry. Ken was born December 15, 1948, in the West Indies, the son of Hubert and Naomi (nee Isaac) Morton. He moved to the United States in the mid 80's and on June 12, 1996, Ken married Bervada Johnson in Woodstock. For over 35 years Ken enjoyed working in the construction field throughout...
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Jovan Anthony Strumberger

May 9, 1976 - January 8, 2020

Jovan Anthony Strumberger, age 43, of McHenry passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Round Lake. He was born in Chicago to John A. Strumberger and Anunziata L. Nebel-Strumberger. Jovan married the love of his life Stephanie L. Meyer on April 16, 2005 at Christ Church Lake Forest. Jovan was employed by Northwestern Medicine as a Technical Specialist for the last 9 years. In his spare time...
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Joshua J. Summers

October 26, 1969 - January 8, 2020

Joshua J. Summers, age 50, passed away on January 8, 2020 after a fight with cancer. Joshua was born in Freeport on October 26, 1969 to James and Sharon Summers. He married the love of his life, Carla Summers, in Wayne IL. in October of 1993. Josh is survived by his wife Carla; beloved daughter Sarah Elizabeth of Woodstock; parents James and Sharon Summers; parents-in-law Carl and Renae...
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Julie Ann Thomas

March 2, 1964 - January 6, 2020

Julie Ann Thomas, of McHenry, passed away January 6th, 2020. Julie was born March 2nd, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Susan (Wroble) and Timothy Thomas. Julie was a CNA for the majority of her career and had a passion for helping others and a deep love for animals. Julie was very active in her school alumni and the McHenry Township. Julie is survived by her children: Emily De Fries...
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Robert Peter Freund

March 19, 1930 - January 5, 2020

Robert Peter Freund, age 89, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, January 5, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born March 19, 1930, in Johnsburg, the son of Anthony M and Agnes (nee Hettermann) Freund. On June 18, 1955, Robert married the love of his life, Joan Freund, in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Robert was honorably discharged after proudly serving our...
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Dusanka Kuhlmann

December 16, 1949 - January 4, 2020

Dusanka Kuhlmann, age 70, of McHenry, passed away Saturday morning, January 4, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 16, 1949 in Emsdetten Germany, the daughter of Krstan and Anica (nee Katic) Berich. Dusanka moved with her parents to the United States as a young girl. On October 19, 1974, Dusanka married John S. Kuhlmann in Gary, Indiana. On January 6, 1978 they...
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John William Ankebrant

November 26, 1950 - January 3, 2020

John William Ankebrant, age 69, of Antioch, Illinois, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, January 3, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. John was born November 26, 1950, in Chicago, Illinois to John Joseph Ankebrant, Jr. and Norma Marie Ankebrant (née Fuhr). John worked for many years as an over-the-road and local truck driver. John was also a general contractor throughout his life...
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Richard R. Rozner II

June 8, 1957 - January 1, 2020

Richard R. Rozner, II, age 62, of Wonder Lake, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Rick was born June 8, 1957, in Evanston, the son of Richard R. Sr and June (nee Besinger) Rozner. Rick worked for many years in sales. He enjoyed cars, skiing, cooking, deep sea fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. He loved traveling and spending time in the Bahama's, and...
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Duane "Butch" Sperry

January 11, 1947 - December 27, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Duane "Butch" D. Sperry announces his unexpected passing on Friday, December 27, 2019, at the age of 72 years. Duane was born on January 11, 1947 in Bemidji, MN. He lived in the McHenry, IL area with his loving wife and best friend of 38 years, Mary. He worked for Commonwealth Edison as a cable splicer for 30 years. After retiring from ComEd, he...
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Guy Stedman, Sr.

January 13, 1946 - December 27, 2019

Guy Stedman Sr. was born January 13th, 1946 in Kansas and grew up in Wetmore, Kansas. He passed on December 27th, 2019 at the age of 73 in McHenry, Illinois at the hospital near where he lived for most of his adult life in Johnsburg, Illinois. He was one of 12 children raised near Wetmore, Kansas. Where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was a High School athlete in Football, Baseball and...
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Elaine Munson-Petrunic

March 11, 1931 - December 27, 2019

Elaine F. Munson-Petrunic, age 88, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on March 11, 1931, the daughter of George and Ella (Solomon) Pashoff. Elaine was the proud co-owner of Munson Marine from 1957 until 1995 when her two sons purchased the business. She loved living in Lake Geneva and Florida, going boating, taking walks, going out to...
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Carol A. Beth

October 18, 1949 - December 26, 2019

Carol A. Beth, age 70, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2019 with her loving family by her side. She was born on October 18, 1949 in Evanston IL, a daughter of Richard and Ruth Sauck. Carol was a devoted wife, loving mother and Gigi "Gorgeous Grandma" to her beloved grandchildren. Carol is survived by her husband Roger Beth; her children Stephanie (Ron) Heinberg of Marengo IL, Todd ...
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Mary E. Dwyer

December 30, 1934 - December 23, 2019

Mary E. Dwyer was born on December 30, 1934 in Chicago Illinois. She was the last born of 3 children to the late Maurice Foley and Edna Foley. On Monday, December 23, 2019, she departed this earthly existence and was greeted by her Lord and Savior. Mary E.Dwyer was married to the late Patrick L. Dwyer on June 19, 1954. Mary had three children Frank (Paulette) Dwyer, the late Donna Dwyer,...
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Lillian A. Huffman

May 12, 1929 - December 23, 2019

Lillian Huffman, age 90, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, December 23, 2019, in Crystal Lake surrounded by her loving family. Lill was born May 12, 1929, in Chicago, the daughter of Magnus and Olga (nee Olsen) Mickelson. Lill was one of four children. She married at a young age and started a family raising three boys, whom she loved deeply. Lill worked full time most of...
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Josephine O'Hara

September 30, 1938 - December 22, 2019

Josephine Ann (Sadowski) Pace O'Hara, age 81, of McHenry, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, December 22, 2019, in Crystal Lake. Josephine was born September 30, 1938, in Chicago, the daughter of John Sadowski Sr. and Alice (Majewski) Sadowski Mendyk. Josephine worked for many years as a medical secretary. Creative, talented, crafty, fun-loving and vibrant is...
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Jennifer R. Eckel

November 8, 1960 - December 21, 2019

Jennifer R. Eckel, age 59, of McHenry, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019, in Tampa, Florida, while on vacation after a short illness. Jennifer was born November 8, 1960, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Ross and Marjorie (nee Ernst) Reed. She married the love of her life Carl Eckel on January 5, 2003, in the Bahamas. For many years, Jennifer ran Eckel's McHenry Flea Market with her...
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Earl Vickery, Jr.

January 2, 1943 - December 19, 2019

Earl Vickery Jr. died peacefully Dec. 19, 2019, at JourneyCare CareCenter in Barrington, IL at the age of 76 following a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Earl will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary Palmonari Vickery; his daughter Dawn (Thomas) Birkhoff and 3 grandchildren, Amber, Serena and Noah. Earl is also survived by his brothers, Hollis Vickery and Craig ...
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Leonard Arnold Pacewitz

November 25, 1949 - December 19, 2019

Leonard Arnold Pacewitz, age 70, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, December 19, 2019, at The Springs in Crystal Lake. Len was born November 25, 1949, in Tampa, Florida, the son of Chester and Elaine (nee Wright) Pacewitz. After moving to McHenry, Len worked for over 30 years for Modine Manufacturing before retiring. In his younger years, Len was a fantastic athlete. He...
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Fred K. Frantz, Jr.

February 8, 1953 - December 16, 2019

Fred K. Frantz, Jr., 66, of Lake in the Hills, passed away at his home on 12/16/19. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake with Visitation beginning at 10 a.m. and service at 11:30 a.m. Fred was born on February 8, 1953 in Chicago IL and was the son of Fred K. Frantz, Sr. and Hazel (Jensen) Frantz. On July 24, 2015 he...
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Robert J. Klaas

February 13, 1938 - December 16, 2019

Robert J. Klaas, age 81, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago, on February 13, 1938, the son of Frank Henry and Virginia (Virtue) Klaas. On April 4, 1964, he married the love of his life, (the late) Virginia M. Klaas, in Lincolnwood, IL. Bob served in the Marine Corp from 1957-1963. He was a Marine for life! Semper Fi. He grew up in...
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Carol Bolger

July 16, 1928 - December 12, 2019

Dolores "Carol" Bolger, age 91, of McHenry, passed away at her home Thursday evening, December 12, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born July 16, 1928, in Chicago. Carol enjoyed summers in McHenry where she met her future husband. On October 1, 1949, Carol married William J. Bolger in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McHenry. After receiving her teaching degree in Chicago,...
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Joseph John Srednicki

January 4, 1925 - December 12, 2019

Joseph John Srednicki, age 94, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Glen Head, New York, on January 4, 1925, the son of Casimir and Helen (Jablonowski) Srednicki. On June 14, 1948, he married the love of his life, Elizabeth (Betty) Srednicki. Joseph proudly served our country in the United States Navy for 20 years and Civil Service for 20...
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Jean T. Hahndorf

May 6, 1922 - November 30, 2019

Jean T. Hahndorf, age 97, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 6, 1922 in Chicago, the daughter of Andrew and Helen Laciak. She married her late husband Richard L. Hahndorf on April 13, 1947 and they spent 54 wonderful years together. Jean was a longtime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in McHenry. She is...
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Robert A. LoPresti, Sr.

September 13, 1937 - November 27, 2019

Robert A. LoPresti, Sr, age 82, of Johnsburg, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago on September 13, 1937, the son of Anthony and Sophia "Sally" (Giranio) LoPresti. On October 13, 1956, he married (the late) Marylyn LoPresti. Robert loved music and playing music. He was known to be a "fixer upper" and in his spare time he also...
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John Carroll Clark

May 24, 1936 - November 22, 2019

John Carroll Clark, 83, was surrounded by family as he peacefully passed away on Friday November 22nd at Burr Oak Manor, Genoa City, WI. John was born May 24th 1936 in Chariton IA to L.T. and Catherine Clark. He graduated from Simpson College, Indianola IA in 1958 with a degree in Chemistry and Geology. John was preceded in death by his first wife Arlene (Ommen). John married Luanne (Kohlbusch...
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George Robert Olsen

November 30, 1952 - November 21, 2019

George Robert Olsen, age 66, of Bull Valley, passed away unexpectedly early Thursday morning on November 21, 2019, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, surrounded by his loving family. George was born November 30, 1952, in Chicago, the son of Robert and Wanda (nee Orzyp) Olsen. On October 30, 1993, George married Tymia L. Olsen in Las Vegas, Nevada. George proudly served our country in the...
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Tom Douglas

January 15, 1934 - November 20, 2019

. Thomas Douglas, age 85, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019, with his devoted wife, Sheila, by his side. He was born in Lake Forest, Illinois, January 15, 1934, the son of Thomas K. and Rose (Conway) Douglas. Tom worked for Vulcan Materials Company for 45 years as Sales Manager. After his retirement Tom enjoyed working for Chalet Hills Golf Club for 16 years as Starter/Ranger...
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Walter Michael Dehmlow

April 7, 1955 - November 12, 2019

Walter Michael Dehmlow, age 64, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, in Barrington, on Tuesday evening, November 12, 2019. Mike was born, April 7, 1955, in Berlin, Germany, the son of Glen and Elizabeth (nee Paetsch) Dehmlow. Mike worked for many years as a machinist. He was extremely handy with his hands and enjoyed doing puzzles and working with legos. Mike...
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Shirley B. Harms

May 15, 1925 - November 7, 2019

Shirley B. Harms passed away peacefully November 7 at home with her family at her side at the age of 94. She was born May 15, 1925 in Wheeling Township to George and Elizabeth Bartman. She married LeRoy W Harms at St Mary's of Buffalo Grove on January 19, 1946. She was a resident of McHenry for 70 years. She was ahead of the times as an independent professional business woman. She founded...
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Christina Joanne Perry

April 2, 1964 - November 3, 2019

Christina Joanne Perry, age 55, of Johnsburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 3, 2019. She was born April 2, 1964, to the late Robert and Joanne Carlson, in Park Forest, Illinois. On February 1, 1995, she married Dennis Perry, in Woodstock, Illinois. Christina was always very hard working. She worked as a manager for KFC for more than 10 years and also worked for a number of years...
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Joseph R. Russo

October 26, 1945 - November 1, 2019

Joseph Richard Russo, age 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 1, 2019, in Barrington. He was born in Chicago on October 26, 1945, the son of William and Dolores (Pontarelli) Russo. On May 26, 1969, Joseph married the love of his life, the late Donna Booras. Together they raised their two daughters, Becky and Gia. Joseph worked for several years as a...
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Georgia Louise Kainer

December 26, 1944 - October 26, 2019

Georgia Louise Kainer, age 74, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family and her dogs, on Saturday, October 26, 2019. She was born on December 26, 1944, the daughter of Clare F. and Mary P. (McConnen) Roepke. On April 9, 1977, she married the love of her life, John G. Kainer, at the Methodist Church in Park Ridge, IL. Georgia was a retired nurse and in her spare time...
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Deborah J. Schemmel

May 7, 1964 - October 23, 2019

Deborah J. Schemmel, age 55, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. She was born May 7, 1964 in Chicago, IL to Ronald (Barbara) and Patricia (Stanaszek) Kotch. On April 10, 1994, she married the love of her life (the late) Robert Schemmel in Las Vegas, NV. Debbie loved her family, she was a devoted Mother, Dabba (Grandma), Daughter, Sister and Friend. She genuinely loved to...
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Roger J. May

September 22, 1940 - October 23, 2019

Roger J. May, age 79, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 22, 1940, to the late Frank and Mary May. On August 18, 1962, he married Sandra Glosson, at St. Mary's Church, McHenry. Roger proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for four years. In 1964, Roger started his own trucking...
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Walter Joe Price

October 22, 2019

Walter Joe Price, age 87, passed away peacefully October 22, 2019 in Hudson, Florida after a short, but hard fought fight with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Price (née McNish), her children Jeff (Trudy) McNish, Cheryl McNish, Mike (Robin) McNish and Brad (Sheila) McNish. Joe is survived by his children Joe (Andrea) Price, Gina (Dave) Stilling, Kerri (Joe) VanHorn. His son,...
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Ralph W. Kraeplin

February 8, 1943 - October 18, 2019

Ralph W. Kraeplin, age 76, of Wonder Lake passed away peacefully at his home on October 18, 2019 with family by his side. Ralph was born on February 8, 1943 in Crystal Lake, the son of Carl and Vivian (Raven) Kraeplin. He married the love of his life Linda McMahon on November 18, 1961 and they spent 57 wonderful years together. Ralph was a lifetime Gold Card member of Local 150 Operators...
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JoAnn Baureis

April 20, 1955 - October 17, 2019

JoAnn Baureis nee D'Agostino, a longtime resident of Johnsburg, passed away suddenly October 17th 2019. JoAnn was the beloved wife of the late Dennis. Loving mother to Katie (Mike) Madsen & Sarah (Walt) Horowicz, and was preceded in death by her son Marty. Cherished grandmother to Zegan, Abilene, Jaxon, Griffin, & Josie. Daughter of the late Lee & the late Shirley D'Agostino. Dear sister to...
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Andrew S. Koltun, JR.

January 28, 1947 - October 16, 2019

Andrew S. Koltun Jr, age 72, of McHenry, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Journeycare in Barrington, IL, with family by his side. Andrew was born in Germany on January 28, 1947, the son of Andrzej and Wanda (Maciaszek) Koltun Sr. In 1987, he married the love of his life Sheila Forster. Andy retired from Baxter and in his free time he enjoyed boating on the Chain O' Lakes...
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Robert C. Hankins

June 25, 1953 - October 16, 2019

Robert C. Hankins, age 66, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Waukegan on June 25, 1953, the son of Fred L. and Olga M. (Kozina) Hankins. Robert Graduated from Warren High School class of 1971. He is survived by his mother Olga Hankins; his siblings: Marion Amberg, David (Lori) Hankins and Suzanne (Mark) Hohensee; his nieces and nephews...
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Douglas H. Benedict

August 19, 1967 - October 13, 2019

Douglas H. Benedict, age 52, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 13, 2019. He was born August 19, 1967, the son of Benjamin Benedict and the late, Rena (Lambert) Canto. On February 14, 2002, Doug married the love of his life, Renee Rebesco. Doug loved grilling and working on cars. He also enjoyed watching Nascar Races. More than anything though, he loved spending time with...
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