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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

Robert Nikodem

April 25, 1942 - December 3, 2017

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

February 10, 1973 - November 30, 2017

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

November 13, 1944 - November 30, 2017

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

August 14, 1942 - November 30, 2017

Lawrence A. Holmgren, age 75, of Wonder Lake, passed away Thursday morning November 30, 2017. He was born August 14, 1942, in Chicago, to Frank and Eleanor (Zuercher) Holmgren. Lawrence proudly served three tours of duty in Vietnam with the Air Force. He also spent time living in Montana working as a gunslinger for a Wild West television program. Lawrence traveled often as an over the road...
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LaVerne "Lovey" Minnberg

October 17, 1926 - November 27, 2017

LaVerne "Lovey" Minnberg, 91, of Johnsburg, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017, surrounded by her family. Born in Chicago to Bernard and Celia Schroeder, Lovey led an active life, enjoying such pastimes as dancing, music, water skiing, and roller skating. Gifted with music, she taught ballroom dancing and the organ. She worked many years for the McHenry Post Office. As a dedicated...
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Susan K. Coronado

June 1, 1947 - November 15, 2017

Susan K. Coronado, age 70, of Spring Grove, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017. She was born June 1, 1947. Susan had a long-varied and accomplished career. Ahead of her time, Susan was the only woman majoring in mechanical engineering at Northwestern University 1965-1969 and started her professional career at Bell & Howell. As her career progressed she changed gears and moved on to...
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Dennis L. Pilz

February 5, 1952 - November 6, 2017

Dennis L. Pilz, 65, of Fox Lake, Illinois, died unexpectedly Monday evening after an aggressive fight with multiple myeloma. He is survived in life by his sister, Barb Oehler of Bloomington, IL, his sons Jason Savage (North Carolina) and Ryan Pilz (Virginia), his grandchildren, Zachary, Chase, Alexis and Mason, and his loving wife, Carol Hoffman. Born in Chicago, Dennis signed on as a...
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William H. Ray

January 27, 1925 - November 4, 2017

William H. Ray, age 92, of McHenry passed away peacefully on November 4, 2017 at Alden Terrace in McHenry. He was born on January 27, 1925 in Gleason Tennessee, the son of William O. and Lela V. (Reid) Ray. He married the love of his life Doris Wheat on December 19, 1953 in Chicago. William was a veteran, proudly serving in the US Marines during WWII. He was a member of First Baptist Church...
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Raymond Charles Martin

May 15, 1940 - November 3, 2017

Raymond Charles Martin, age 77, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3, 2017. He was born May 15, 1940, to the late Charles and Laura (nee Schaefer) Martin. On September 12, 1959, he married the love of his life, Barbara Doering, at St. Patrick's Church. Raymond enjoyed watching sports and westerns, coaching Little League, traveling, and playing Solitaire. He also enjoyed...
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Helen Marie Harding

November 8, 1927 - November 1, 2017

Helen Marie Harding, age 89, formerly of Lake Zurich, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in McHenry. She was born in Evanston on November 8, 1927, the daughter of George A. and Loretta (Cheadle) Dahm. Helen was a devoted Catholic and longtime member of the Church of Holy Apostles. She enjoyed her bible studies and family meant everything to her. In her spare time, she loved to travel, cook...
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Dorothy Jane Block

August 7, 1942 - October 29, 2017

Dorothy Jane Block, age 75, of Richmond, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, October 29, 2017. She was born August 7, 1942, to the late George and Dorothy (nee Anderson) Jones. Dorothy enjoyed to travel and loved to plant her garden. Most of all though, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by...
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William James Sheridan

September 23, 1938 - October 29, 2017

William James Sheridan, age 79, of Lakemoor passed away on October 29, 2017, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. William was born on September 23, 1938 in Joliet, IL, the son of Harold and Genevieve Sheridan. He married the love of his life Rosemary Mares on September 2, 1961, at St. Odilo Catholic Church in Berwyn, IL. William was a Korean War Veteran, proudly serving for the US Navy. ...
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Rachael Lynn Baker

April 27, 1989 - October 27, 2017

Rachael Lynn Baker, age 28, of McHenry, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017. She was born April 27, 1989, daughter of Thomas and Jacqueline (nee Baker) Sengenberger. Rachael enjoyed tanning and loved spending time at the beach. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving parents, Thomas and Jacqueline; siblings: Justin T. Baker and Christina N....
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Dorothy Almblad

November 26, 1931 - October 27, 2017

Dorothy L. Almblad, age 85, of McHenry passed away peacefully on October 27, 2017 at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington. She was born in Chicago on November 26, 1931, the daughter of Harold and Elsie Rune. She married the late Roger W. Almblad on June 2, 1951, in Chicago. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Linda (Tom) Flatley of McHenry; her son-in-law Jeffrey Brown of Barrington; her...
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Thomas Lawrence "Larry" Phalin

June 4, 1928 - October 21, 2017

Thomas Lawrence "Larry" Phalin, age 89, passed away October 21, 2017 peacefully at his home in Cary. Larry was born June 4, 1928, the son of Thomas and Ellen (Spencer) Phalin and was a descendant of the first landowners in McHenry County. He was the first child in his family to be born in Woodstock Hospital instead of on one of two family farms. Those farms are now the current locations of The...
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Mary Therese Toussaint

September 18, 1942 - October 20, 2017

Mary Therese Toussaint, age 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Barrington. She was born on September 18, 1942 in McHenry, the daughter of Arthur and Leone (Freund) Tonyan. On June 23, 1962, she married Girard Toussaint at St. Mary's Church in McHenry. Mary filled her home with love and her time with family. She was the best mother and grandmother who will always be...
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Michael C. Mueller

February 27, 1956 - October 19, 2017

Michael C. Mueller, age 61, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was born on February 27, 1956, the son of (the late) Charles E. and Dorothy M. (Basik) Mueller. Michael was very active and loved to ski, pole vault and spend time in the outdoors. He was a hunter and had a great sense of humor. Michael was hardworking with a contagious laugh and he will be sorely missed by his family and...
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Patricia Cameron

March 16, 1965 - October 18, 2017

Patricia Cameron, age 52, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at her home in McHenry. She was born on March 16, 1965, the daughter of Jerome and Lucy (Burrafato) Schillaci. On March 19, 2005, she married the love of her life, Patrick Cameron in McHenry. She graduated McHenry West Campus in 1983 and then went on to the University of Illinois and earned a degree in teaching in 1989. She...
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Brian J Puotinen

October 18, 1964 - October 17, 2017

Brian Joseph Puotinen, age 52, of McHenry passed away on October 17, 2017 in McHenry. He was born on October 18, 1964 in Woodstock, the son of Melvin C. and Twyla C. (Hackensmith) Puotinen. He married Karen E. Puotinen on June 26, 2014. Brian was a loving husband and a caring father. He loved relaxing and spending quality time with his wife, Karen. Brian enjoyed playing softball and darts with...
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Anton G. Bavetz

October 24, 1927 - October 14, 2017

Anton G. "Tony" Bavetz, age 89, of McHenry, passed away Friday, October 14, 2017 in McHenry. He was born October 24, 1927, the son of Andrew and Mary (Adlesic) Bavetz. Tony loved the race track and "parties on the hill" best of all. He had fond memories of visiting Acapulco, which he drove to and visited every year since he was 17. He enjoyed pig roasts with family and friends who meant...
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Tyler Joseph Gygli

January 29, 1995 - October 13, 2017

Tyler Joseph Gygli, age 22, of McHenry, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. He was born January 29, 1995, to Katie and the late Hans Joseph Gygli. Tyler loved to fish, target shoot, skateboard, and play guitar. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving mother, Katie (Jeff Panarese); brothers: Travis Gygli, Trevor Gygli, and Teagan Panarese; grandparents:...
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Blanche Kerrigan Galiardo

September 10, 1933 - October 12, 2017

Blanche Ellen Galiardo, age 84, of McHenry passed away peacefully on October 12, 2017 with family by her side. She was born in Chicago, on September 10, 1933, the daughter of James F. and Lavona (Compton) Kerrigan. Blanche loved spending time with her family, she was a hard worker and in her free time she enjoyed reading. She will be sorely missed by those who knew her. She is survived by...
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Ericka Jennifer Smith

April 9, 1971 - October 7, 2017

Ericka Jennifer Smith, age 46, of Crystal Lake, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017. Ericka was born April 9, 1971, the daughter of Mike and Toddi (nee Baseley) Conway. On December 5, 1998, she married the love of her life, Eric Smith, in Crystal Lake. Ericka received her bachelor's degree from Northeast Missouri State University as her family's first college graduate, much to their...
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Jeanne M. Hansen

December 17, 1927 - October 7, 2017

Jeanne M. Hansen, age 89, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 17, 1927 to the late Benjamin and Gertrude Jarke. Jeanne treasured her family. Jeanne's loving heart revealed itself frequently in her commitments, often times helping out at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Chicago. Her passion was also found in the arts, where she...
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William K Kusch, Sr.

November 7, 1936 - October 5, 2017

William K. Kusch Sr., age 80, of McHenry, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. He was born November 7, 1936, to the late William and Dorothy (nee Williams) Kusch. On June 1, 1957, he married the love of his life, Loretta Cannata. William always put his family before everything else. He was a huge Cubs fan and enjoyed antique cars. He loved hunting, fishing, bowling, camping, and Bloody...
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Billy McLean

December 10, 1932 - October 3, 2017

Billy F. McLean, age 84, of McHenry, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He was born in Milan, Tennessee on December 10, 1932, the son of William F. and Ruby (McEwen) McLean. Billy was a United States Army veteran, having served his country during the Korean War. He worked as an Employee Recruiter for AT & T retiring after 34 years with the company. Later on in life he worked as a driver...
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Donald Wayne Miksch

June 27, 1936 - October 3, 2017

Donald Wayne Miksch, age 81, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 03, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 27, 1936, to the late Herbert and Helen (nee Hedrick) Miksch. On September 5, 1959, he married the love of his life, Carol. Donald worked for Bell and Gossett for 44 years. He was a Journeyman pattern maker since 1961. He volunteered at...
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Beatrice Villalobos Annorino

January 5, 1933 - October 2, 2017

Beatrice Villalobos Annorino, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, on Monday, October 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 5, 1933, to the late Francisco and Julia (Chavez) Villalobos. Beatrice was a long time member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She enjoyed going to the Senior Center, practicing Tai Chi, and the Salvation Army. She had...
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Genevieve E Summers

July 19, 1923 - October 1, 2017

Genevieve E Summers, 94, Wonder Lake, died on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the JourneyCare Hospice-Woodstock. Family members were at her side when she passed peacefully. Genevieve was born July 19, 1923, to Douglas and Maude Kneen. She was raised in England and served proudly in the Woman's Land Army for 4 years. Genevieve moved from England to United States when she married Lewis Summers who...
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Marguerite Canzoneri

November 11, 1937 - October 1, 2017

Marguerite Canzoneri, age 79, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 1, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 11, 1937, to the late Joseph and Rita (nee Miller) D'Agostino. On March 7, 1982, she married Anthony Canzoneri at St. Matthew Catholic Church, in Schaumburg. Marguerite is survived by her loving children: Mark (Lisa) Nadig, Scott (Mary) Nadig,...
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Scott T. Koivisto

March 28, 1994 - September 22, 2017

Scott Thomas Koivisto, age 23, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 22, 2017, after losing his fight with his demons. He was born in McHenry on March 28, 1994, the son of Matt and Barbara (Grasser) Koivisto. Scott loved his family and had a big heart. He had a passion for art, especially drawing, photography and videography and he enjoyed skateboarding. Scott loved dogs and...
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John "Smiling Jack" Phalin

January 30, 1927 - September 18, 2017

John "Jack" Phalin, age 90, passed away Sept. 18th, 2017, at JourneyCare Hospice in Woodstock, surrounded by his family. He was born on a farm in south McHenry on Jan. 30th, 1927, to Thomas and Ellen (Spencer) Phalin. He married Marilyn J. Kerns on Feb. 7th, 1948 in St. Patrick's Church in McHenry. John was raised in McHenry all of his life. He had various jobs working at his grandfather...
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Brian Treu O'Toole

October 15, 1997 - September 11, 2017

Brian Treu O'Toole, age 19, of Island Lake, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. Brian was born October 15, 1997, son of Timothy and Christine (Treu) O'Toole. Brian was a 2016 graduate of McHenry High School. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at Illinois State University. Brian had a passion for life. He was always the life of the party. Brian was a natural born leader,...
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John Roman Miskovic

April 24, 1942 - September 11, 2017

John Roman Miskovic, age 75, of Johnsburg, passed away peacefully Monday, September 11, 2017, at his home. John was born April 24, 1942, to the late Roman and Naomi (nee Putman) Miskovic, in Chicago. On May 4, 1963, he married the love of his life, Diane Roshay. John proudly owned and operated his own business for 15 years, Mol-Tek Precision Inc. He always had an interest for cars and...
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Janet L. Smith

April 3, 1952 - September 10, 2017

Janet L. Smith, 65, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 8:37 p.m. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A lifelong resident of McHenry, Janet was born on April 3, 1952 in Woodstock, IL to Gerald and Joan Larkin. She graduated from McHenry Community High School in 1970, received her nursing degree from Alverno College in 1974, and...
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Robert Harris

July 8, 1928 - September 2, 2017

Robert Harris was born on July 8, 1928 in Chicago. He departed from this life on Saturday, September 2, 2017 surrounded by his family due to complications from pneumonia. Robert Graduated from Bowen High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy fighting in the Korean War aboard the Navy Destroyer USS McKean 784. After honorably completing his military service He continued his education on the G...
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Elsie M. Ehredt

October 4, 1931 - August 31, 2017

Elsie Miriam Ehredt, 85, of Spring Grove IL, died August 31, 2017 at Woodstock Hospice Center. She was born October 4, 1931 to August and Aleksandra (Walimaki) Niemi and grew up in Watson MI in the "Finn Settlement." She graduated from Gwinn High School in 1949. In 1950 Elsie moved to McHenry IL, where she married Melvin M. Ehredt June 27, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church. They farmed in the Volo...
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Eleanor Marie Cairns

September 8, 1923 - August 28, 2017

Eleanor Marie (Berzin) Cairns of Johnsburg, IL passed away on August 28, 2017. She was born September 8, 1923, in Waukegan, IL and lived most of her life in the North Chicago and Gurnee area. She is survived by her son, Michael Patrick (Sandra) Cairns; two grandchildren: Sean Cairns and Emily (Matt) Archer; a sister-in-law, Margie Berzin and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in...
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Luella C. Hunter

November 21, 1927 - August 25, 2017

Luella C. Hunter, age 89, passed away August 25, 2017 in Michigan. She was born on November 21, 1927 in Johnsburg, IL, the daughter of John and Agatha (Schmitt) Thelen. Luella was a long time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in McHenry. She enjoyed making crafts and loved to spend time gardening and attending to her flowerbed. She loved her family dearly and she will be sorely missed. She...
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Mildred Bellich

April 6, 1937 - August 25, 2017

Mildred Bellich, age 80, of Mchenry, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017. She was born April 6, 1937, to the late Stanley and Sophie Zielinski. On September 17, 1960, she married the love of her life, Daniel Bellich. Mildred loved to vacation with her husband, Daniel. She will forever be remembered for her love and dedication to her family. Mildred will be greatly missed by all who knew...
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Jeffrey T. Carlton

December 9, 1987 - August 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jeffrey Carlton, of Woodstock on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Loving son of Catherine and Dennis Carlton. Beloved Brother of Donald (Katie Kiebel) and Katie. Dear grandson, nephew, and cousin of many. Jeff loved working out and being outdoors, particularly while kayaking at the Minnesota cabin with his beloved dogs in tow. When Jeff...
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Josephine Wolniak

February 15, 1922 - August 19, 2017

Josephine Wolniak, age 95, of McHenry, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017. She was born February 15, 1922, to the late Anthony and Mary (nee Lari) Malina. Josephine is survived by her sister Evelyn Ingram and her grandson Zachary Wolniak. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Andrew Wolniak, her son Daniel Wolniak and her brothers, Flory Malina and Edward...
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Frank Gasquoine

December 13, 1949 - August 17, 2017

Frank Gasquoine, age 67 of Woodstock passed away on August 17, 2017 at Centegra Hospital in McHenry. Frank was born in Chicago on December 13, 1949, the son of Rose (Colella) Gasquoine. He married the love of his life Charlene Hyzy on August 7, 1982 and they spent 35 wonderful years together. Frank was a US. Army veteran, having served two tours in Vietnam. He was a Die Hard Chicago Cubs fan...
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Robert Elroy Jensen

November 7, 1941 - August 17, 2017

Robert E. Jensen, age 75, of McHenry, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017. He was born November 7, 1941, to James and Gertrude Jensen. On October 6, 1991, he married the love of his life, Debra. Bob was a proud member of Willow Creek Church and served as one of its founding members. Bob was very involved in the church, often mentoring young men through life's ups and downs. He was also...
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Delores Jane Corser

March 26, 1934 - August 15, 2017

Delores Jane Corser, age 83, known to family and friends as Dodie (or Auntie Dodie) her entire life, passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday morning, August 15, 2017. Dodie was born in Waukegan, Illinois on March 26, 1934. She was an accomplished athlete in her youth excelling at every sport in which she participated. She was the pitcher on a number of fast-pitch softball teams during her high...
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Ryan Buss

October 19, 1992 - August 14, 2017

Ryan M. Buss, age 24, of McHenry, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017. Ryan was born October 19, 1992, the son of Bob and Ann (nee Luwe) Buss. Ryan had a passion for skateboarding and loved Harley-Davidson. He became a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 9. Ryan spent 4.5 years in the US Army, working as a Firefighter and EMT. He was a specialist in the 537th Firefighting...
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Althea M. Walkington

July 28, 1920 - August 14, 2017

Althea M. Walkington, age 97, of Ringwood, passed away in her home on Monday, August 14, 2017. Althea was born on July 28, 1920 and was the sixth child of nine children born to Edwin and Ida Benoy. After Althea's mother died at age 40, leaving Edwin with nine children, Edwin moved his young family from Avoca, Wisconsin to a dairy farm on Howe Road in Greenwood Township, McHenry County, Illinois....
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Anthony G. Freels, Jr.

September 15, 1941 - August 11, 2017

Anthony Freels Jr., age 75, passed away August 11th, 2017 in Woodstock, IL. Anthony was born September 15, 1941 in Chicago to Anthony and Frieda (Sturmer) Freels. He moved to McHenry in 1951. He attended McHenry schools until he enlisted in the Navy on December 1, 1958 through August 15, 1962. His tour of duty was on the west coast and upon completion of his service he attended two years at Taft...
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Maria De Strooper

February 25, 1925 - August 10, 2017

Maria De Strooper, age 92, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock. She was born in Belgium on February 25, 1925, the daughter of Gillium and Leontine (Croes) Van Pollaert. On June 3, 1944, she married (the late) Louis De Strooper. She is survived by her daughters, Monique (Ed)Payton and Rita (Rob) Fleig; her grandchildren, Debbie (Steve) Avonts and Linda ...
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William Edwin "Hutch" Hutchinson

December 8, 1929 - August 6, 2017

William Edwin "Hutch" Hutchinson of McHenry, Illinois passed away on Sunday August 6, 2017, in his home surrounded by his children. He was born on Dec 8, 1929, to Margaret and James Hutchinson in Chicago, IL. He attended Schurz High School, in Chicago where he met the love of his life JoAnn Macey. Hutch was a stand out athlete in basketball and football and after only playing two years of...
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Jordan James Johnson

July 2, 2003 - August 5, 2017

Jordan James Johnson, age 14, died on August 5, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. Jordan was born on July 2, 2003, to parents Jim and Noelle Johnson. His body was frail, but he possessed a fighting spirit and amazing strength. He spent his entire life overcoming incredible odds and physical challenges, and always did it with a smile. Jordan just loved life. He was born with an excellent...
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Bradley "Brad" Linnane

February 12, 1982 - August 4, 2017

Bradley "Brad" Linnane, age 35, of Woodstock, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017. Brad was born February 12, 1982, to Vincent and Grace (Palis) Linnane. In August 2016, he proposed to his fiancée and love of his life, Jamie Birchfield. Brad was a motorcycle enthusiast with a particular love for Harleys. He enjoyed listening to all sorts of music, working with his hands, cars, and fishing. ...
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Dolores nee Mercure Sokolowski-Freund

February 2, 1937 - August 2, 2017

Dolores Sokolowski-Freund, 80, of McHenry, died Wednesday August 2, 2017, along with her husband Paul Freund, 85, after being involved in an automobile accident in Cadott, Wisconsin. She was born on February 2, 1937, in Marquette, Michigan to Rita (Neault) Mercure and Thomas Mercure. On January 31, 1959, at St. Mary's Church in McHenry, she married Richard Sokolowski. Following Richard's death...
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Paul M. Freund

October 31, 1931 - August 2, 2017

Paul Martin Freund, 85, of McHenry died Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, along with his wife Dolores in an automobile accident in Chippewa County WI. Paul was born in McHenry on October 31, 1931 to Herbert and Hilda Freund. Paul graduated McHenry High School and was a three sport athlete. His favorite sport was baseball where he played 3rd base and pitched for the McHenry Shamrocks and later...
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Dolores Shalosky

August 1, 2017

Dolores Shalosky, age 93, of Roselle, IL, passed away on August 1, 2017, at Countryside Village in Oregon. She was born in Chicago, the daughter of Maurice and Edna (Dwyer) Foley. She married Kenneth Anthony Shalosky in 1967. Dolores was a wonderful aunt who loved to bowl and play card games. She enjoyed her retirement from the railroad. Her family was very dear to her and she will be sorely...
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Frank A. Mosser, Sr.

October 3, 1953 - August 1, 2017

Frank A. Mosser, Sr., of McHenry, was born October 3, 1953 in Chicago. Frank passed away August 1, 2017 in McHenry, surrounded by his loving family. Frank was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. After a courageous fight, he lost his battle with cancer. Frank was a member of IBEW Local 134 and recently was a school bus driver for McHenry District...
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Lorrayne E. Ruby

October 22, 1946 - July 29, 2017

Lorrayne E. Ruby, age 70, of Volo, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Chicago. She was born October 22, 1946, to the late Roland and Lorrayne (nee Cherney) Ruby. Lorrayne was a devout Catholic. She was part of the St. Anne's Sodality at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Volo, and often cooked meals for the priests. Most of all though, Lorrayne was a loving mother and grandmother. She will...
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Catherine M. Farruggio

March 31, 1922 - July 27, 2017

Catherine M. Farruggio, age 95, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 27, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 31, 1922, to the late Fred and Frances (nee Pinto Corona) Spano. On September 1, 1941, she married the love of her life, Angelo Farruggio, in Marion, Ohio. Catherine loved to golf and play cards. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting,...
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Patricia Ann Rehberg

February 5, 1944 - July 26, 2017

Patricia Ann Rehberg, age 73, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Wauconda. She was born in Chicago on February 5, 1944, the daughter of Louis and Evelyn (Patoux) Rehberg. Patricia enjoyed long walks, playing cards and bingo. Since 1987 she was a resident of Pioneer Center and loved helping others. Her family will miss her very much. She is survived by her siblings; Gordon (Patricia)...
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Edward Kennedy

July 25, 2017

Edward P. Kennedy, Jr. was born in Chicago and grew up on the South Side. He attended St. Nicholas of Tolentine 1st through 8th grade then went to St. Phillip High School Chicago. After high school, he worked for Moore Motor Freight, then he worked for Kean Oil Co. in the Channel Lakes Region. Ed was a big sports fan and in his later years enjoyed going to his grand children's sporting events....
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Herbert Walter Rowe, Jr.

October 23, 1923 - July 25, 2017

Herbert Walter Rowe, Jr., age 93, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Woodstock. He was born in Chicago on October 23, 1923, the son of Herbert W. Sr., and Alma B. (Schwebke) Rowe. On April 15, 1950, he married Shirley Irene Morck. Herb served in the United States Army during WWII. He was a self-employed painter, a member of Shepherd of the Hills Church and loved to golf. He will be greatly...
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Brenda Sue Coss

July 20, 1957 - July 23, 2017

Brenda Sue Coss, of McHenry was born on July 20, 1957, in California. Brenda passed away peacefully on July 23, 2017, in Park Ridge, surrounded by her family. Brenda was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Her huge heart and kind soul touched everyone she met. She was truly an angel on earth that gave everything and took nothing. She will be deeply missed by...
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Bradley H. Tillman

July 22, 2017

Bradley H. Tillman, age 30, passed early Saturday morning July 22, 2017 in McHenry, Illinois. Brad was kind, caring and generous. He was always willing to help a friend and had a contagious smile, positive attitude and was the life of the party. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Brad is survived by his parents, Bob and Marilyn (Raupp) Tillman; brother, Jeff Tillman and many aunts,...
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James Boarini

October 12, 1925 - July 16, 2017

James J. Boarini, age 91, of McHenry, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. He was born October 12, 1925, to the late Edward and Edelle (Odenbrett) Boarini. On November 26, 1949, he married the love of his life Margaret (Peg) Idstein, in Chicago, IL. Jim was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, in Johnsburg, where he was also on the cemetery board. He was a longtime volunteer at the...
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Kelly Elizabeth Engelbrecht-O'Toole

June 16, 1976 - July 14, 2017

Kelly Elizabeth Engelbrecht – O'Toole, age 41, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 in Racine, Wisconsin. She was born in Mchenry on June 16, 1976 the daughter of Tony DiBlasi and Debra Meyer. On October 11, 2008 she married the love of her life, Christopher O'Toole in Crystal Lake. Kelly was a kind and gentle spirit and a talker; who could talk on the phone for hours to those she loved. She...
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Ruth M. Jasin

February 15, 1933 - July 14, 2017

Ruth M. Jasin, age 84, of McHenry, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at home. Ruth was born February 15, 1933, to the late Richard and Louise (Ganger) Steurmer, in Chicago. Ruth married Albert J. Jasin and moved to McHenry thereafter. She was employed by the Chicago National Safety Council and then in the 1970's joined Brake Parts Company in McHenry where she worked until retirement. Ruth...
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Norma Jean Miller Deacon Hitt

August 12, 1939 - July 14, 2017

Norma Jean Miller Deacon Hitt, age 77 of McHenry, passed away serenely and peacefully in Woodstock, IL enfolded in the love of her family. Norma was born August 12, 1939, in St. Louis, MO. She spent her early years in Missouri and moved to Libertyville, IL in 1952. She graduated from Libertyville High School and went immediately to work for Metropolitan Life, where she spent her career. On...
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Donald Weingart

March 23, 1923 - July 13, 2017

Donald Peter Weingart, age 94, of McHenry, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at The Springs in Crystal Lake, IL. He was born March 23, 1923, the son of Frank and Katherine (Laures) Weingart, and grew up and lived his entire life in McHenry. On October 5, 1946 he married the love of his life, Rose Mary Selzer, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Crystal Lake, and they celebrated their 70th...
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Jaclyn M. Lance

April 10, 1997 - July 10, 2017

Jaclyn M. Lance, age 20, of McHenry passed away on Monday , July 10, 2017. She was born on April 10, 1997 in McHenry, the daughter of Raymond and Loretta Lance. Jaclyn had a big heart, she loved her family, friends and helping people in need. She always had a smile on her face that would light up the room, that's how she earned her nickname "Happy Jacx." Jaclyn enjoyed listening to music,...
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Doris Mae Wagner

August 1, 1940 - July 9, 2017

Doris Mae Wagner, age 76, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Spring Grove, IL. Doris was born August 1, 1940, to the late Herman and Marie (nee Oerkfitz) Berkley. On January 21, 1961, she married the love of her life, Edward C. Wagner, Jr. at Zion Lutheran Church, in McHenry. Doris retired as Head Teller from McHenry State Bank in 1996. She was a resident...
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Glorice E. Jackson

March 12, 1927 - July 9, 2017

Glorice E. Jackson, age 90, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Buckeye, Arizona. She was born March 12, 1927, in Johnsburg, IL, to the late Ben and Martha Freund. She married the love of her life, Arthur Jackson. Glorice enjoyed being part of the Widow's Club with her friends and watching tennis. She was so excited to be able to watch the Cubs win the World Series. Glorice will...
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Bernadette Ann Parker

January 21, 1939 - July 8, 2017

Bernadette Ann Parker, nee Syke, passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2017. She was born in Chicago on January 21, 1939, to a family of Polish and Russian descent, and spent her life in Chicago, Barrington, and Palatine. Known to her family as "Gigi," she is survived and her memory cherished by her two younger siblings, Marcia Burke and Jim Syke; her two children, Cathy Tompkins and Jim Parker;...
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Jeremy Caccamo

March 27, 1988 - July 5, 2017

Jeremy E. Caccamo, age 29, of Wonder Lake, passed away Wednesday, July 5th, 2017. He was born March 27, 1988, the son of John Sr. and Janet Caccamo. Jeremy was a member of the Wonder Lake Bible Church and the Not One More organization. He was a very loving father to his daughter, Briell. Jeremy was always willing to lend a helping hand and jump in when people needed. He will forever be...
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Maria Emily Massheimer

April 3, 1962 - July 4, 2017

Maria Emily Massheimer, age 55, of Wonder Lake, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was born in Chicago on April 3, 1962, the daughter of Jim and Lina (Winkbauer) Homolka. On February 28, 1987, she married the love of her life, Frank Massheimer, in Woodstock. Maria was always cleaning, loved to dance, read and enjoyed watching the same...
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Anthony R. Para

May 11, 1991 - July 2, 2017

Anthony R. Para, age 26, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Woodstock. He was born on May 11, 1991, the son of Christopher L. Para, Sr. and AnMarie Steinhauser. Anthony was a jack of all trades and the life of the party. Anyone who knew him knew he had the biggest heart that was never filled with hate towards anyone. He was a very compassionate free spirit with a contagious smile and...
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Margaret Mary Farley

July 31, 1920 - July 2, 2017

Margaret Mary Farley, age 96, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 2, 2017, at JouneyCare in Barrington. Margaret was born July 31, 1920, to the late William and Nellie (nee Pigott) Lyons. On January 25, 1947, she married the love of her life, James A. Farley, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Chicago, IL. Margaret will forever be remembered as a loving mother of a big family. She...
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James Matthew Mullen

June 26, 1970 - July 1, 2017

James Matthew Mullen, age 47 of Woodstock, passed away July 1st, 2017 at Centegra Woodstock. He was born in Elgin on June 26th, 1970. The son of Martin and Roberta (Jacobs) Mullen. James was easy going, kind hearted with a great sense of humor. He was a loving and extremely proud dad. He is survived by his daughter, Krysta Mullen; parents, Martin and Roberta Mullen; brother, David (Amy) Mullen...
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William W. Busch, Jr.

April 7, 1947 - July 1, 2017

Dr. William W. Busch, Jr., 70, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Bill was born in Lincoln, Illinois on April 7, 1947, to the late William Sr. and Gladys (Carlson) Busch and grew up in Arlington Heights, IL. Bill practiced dentistry in McHenry and Woodstock for 39 years. In his spare time, he was an avid golfer who also enjoyed...
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Ricki Ochoa

1963 - June 28, 2017

Memorial visitation will be on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm with memorial service beginning at 7:00pm at Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial donations may be made in Ricki's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Dorothy L. Zika

June 9, 1928 - June 25, 2017

Dorothy L. Zika, age 89, of Antioch. Beloved wife of the late Joseph C.; loving mother of Ken (Judy), Karen (John) Hayes, Susan Thompson, Gary (Robbyn), and Glenn (Susan); dear grandmother of 13; and great-grandmother of 15; and fond sister of Alby Hir. Dorothy is preceded in death by husband, Joseph; son, Jack Smrha; son-in-law, Steve Thompson; and 9 brothers and sisters. Dorothy will...
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Edna M. Paddock

January 3, 1926 - June 24, 2017

Edna M. Paddock, age 91, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Edna was born January 3, 1926, to the late George and Emma (nee Miller) King. On June 16, 1945, she married the love of her life, Earl J. Paddock, Jr., at St. Mary's Church, in McHenry, IL. She was an active member of St. Mary's Church in McHenry for many years and was a part of the St. Mary's Council of Catholic...
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Howard Conkling

July 5, 1958 - June 22, 2017

Howard Conkling, age 58, of McHenry passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at JourneyCare Hospice in Woodstock. Howard was born in Rockford on July 5, 1958 to Edwin L. and Sandra J. (Jacobs) Conkling. He married Mary P. Fay on March 11, 1989 and they spent 28 wonderful years together. Howard was a teacher and a coach at Round Lake High School of 33 years. He was a founder of the Round Lake...
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Ronald William Creutz

January 26, 1941 - June 20, 2017

Ronald William Creutz, age 76, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Good Shepherd Hospital. He was born January 26, 1941 in Elgin, the son of William E. and Eleanor (Grepling) Creutz. On February 3, 1962, he married Jacqueline Skidmore in McHenry, IL. Ron was employed at ComEd for 35 years and retired for 21 years. Ronald was an avid fisherman and enjoyed trap shooting. He...
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Lorenza Burrafato

November 15, 1924 - June 12, 2017

Lorenza Burrafato passed away peacefully June 12, 2017, with family at her side at age 92. She was born to Salvatore and Concetta (Cimino) Sunseri, in Italy, on November 15, 1924. Lorenza received her tailoring degree in Italy, and ran a successful tailoring business in McHenry for over 48 years. She will be missed by all. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Mary (Butch) Dowell and Connie ...
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Victoria Rose Weser

April 2, 1992 - June 5, 2017

Victoria Rose Weser, age 25, of McHenry, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017. Victoria was born April 2, 1992, the daughter of Bill and Mary (nee Drews) Weser. Victoria loved to fish. She attended school for nursing. Victoria will always be remembered for being a loving mother and goodhearted. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her son, Ryian Lekics; loving...
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Geri N. Davis

June 5, 2017

Geri N. Davis passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 in Barrington. She was born on April 15, to the late Edward and Grace (nee Kirschbaum) Karlic. On April 9, 1999, she married John Landon in McHenry. Geri was the Executive Director of the Republican Party of McHenry County for over 30 years. She also served as a Precinct Committeeman in McHenry 2 for more than 30 years. She worked as a...
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William H. "Bill" Bruce

April 29, 1931 - June 4, 2017

William H. "Bill" Bruce, age 86, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017, in McHenry. He was born April 29, 1931, to the late William J. and Henrietta (nee Fell) Bruce, in Cicero, IL. On April 14th, 1983, he married Judith Wevik-Lindwall. Bill served in the Korean War as a United States Navy Seabee. He co-owned Riveria Yacht Basin for over 30 years. He loved woodworking and making beautiful keepsakes...
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Urban Peter Wagner

November 18, 1924 - June 1, 2017

Urban Peter Wagner, age 92, of McHenry, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Round Lake on November 18, 1924, the son of John and Gertrude (Deidrich) Wagner. Urban was a devoted Catholic, a member of the COF (Foresters), administered Holy Communion at the Hospital, loved playing golf, spending winters in Florida with his wife Patricia and truly...
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Christine "Krysia" (Oleszczuk) Zack

July 8, 1946 - June 1, 2017

Christine "Krysia" Zack (Oleszczuk) was born July 8th, 1946 to Annie Muriel and Kazik Oleszczuk in Wales and passed away peacefully at home on June 1st. Chris was the beloved wife of Philip Zack for 45 years; and the loving mother of Emily (Brian Noshay), Megan (Brian Royer) and Gwen (Chris Bryant). She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Julian, Charlotte, Lily, Jack, Donovan, Cora...
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John R. Slapke

July 17, 1951 - May 31, 2017

John R. Slapke, age 65, passed away in Odessa, Texas on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He was born in Chicago on July 17, 1951, the son of Chester and Edith (Cavallo) Slapke. His larger than life personality endeared him to all that knew him. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his son, Brett (Heather) Slapke; grandchildren, Blake Slapke, Kade Slapke; siblings, Philip (Susan) Slapke, William...
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Oscar "Tom" Wade, Jr.

April 11, 1940 - May 30, 2017

Oscar "Tom" Wade, Jr., age 77, of McHenry, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago on April 11, 1940, the son of Oscar Thomas Sr., and Eugenia (nee Kuraszek) Wade. On November 24, 1982, he married Patricia Hammer in Woodstock, IL. Tom was a retired veteran, having served four tours from 1957 to 1979, as a medic with the United...
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Arlene A. Stermer

1932 - 2017

Arlene A. Stermer, age 84, of McHenry. Beloved wife of the late Robert F.; loving mother of Susan (Glenn) Zika, Sandra (Peter) Stastny, Sherry (Mike Dover) Leege, and Rob (Dana) Stermer; dear grandmother of Michael (Lisa), Jason (Ashley), Chris (Maggie), Sarah (Joe), Scott (Nina), Ben (Lauren), Brian, Willy (Audrey), Kelsey, and Hailey; dear great-grandmother of Henry. A visitation will be held...
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Peter "Pete" Schwab

December 23, 1942 - May 23, 2017

Peter "Pete" Schwab, 74, of McHenry was born on Dec. 23, 1942, to Lester and Anita Zell, and passed away peacefully at home on May 23, 2017. Pete was the devoted husband of Marge (nee Seilheimer) for 47 years; loving father of Matthew; brother of the late Tom Schwab; brother-in-law of Deborah and Dan Walls; uncle of Traci Beddingfield and family, and many additional nieces and nephews. Pete...
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Alice Ungles

December 9, 1947 - May 23, 2017

Alice Ungles, 69, of McHenry, entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Born in Chicago on December 9, 1947, she was an example to many of strength and perseverance. A loving wife, adopted mother of her five brothers, devoted mother to her daughter, dear friend and "second mom" to many. Alice was admired for her unselfish generosity and concern for others, particularly the less...
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Harriet S. Mikosz

May 2, 1924 - May 19, 2017

Harriet S. Mikosz, age 93 of McHenry, passed away Friday, May 19th, 2017 at Fox Point of McHenry. She was born in Chicago on May 2nd, 1924. The daughter of Anthony and Antoinette (Cryzewski) Miliszkiewicz. Harriet was a welcoming, fun loving and witty individual. She was a loving mother and wife. Harriet enjoyed her family, friends, bingo and cards. She is survived by her son Leonard (Gwyn);...
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Harriet S. Mikosz

May 2, 1924 - May 19, 2017

Harriet S. Mikosz, age 93, of McHenry, passed away Friday, May 19th, 2017 at Fox Point of McHenry. She was born in Chicago on May 2nd, 1924. The daughter of Anthony and Antoinette (Cryzewski) Miliszkiewicz. Harriet was a welcoming, fun loving and witty individual. She was a loving mother and wife. Harriet enjoyed her family, friends, bingo and cards. She is survived by her son Leonard (Gwyn...
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David P. Geron

November 2, 1957 - May 15, 2017

MCHENRY - David P. Geron, age 59, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 at his home. He was born November 2, 1957, the son of the late Peter and Marilyn (nee Hart) Geron. He married Mary Adamini in 1989. David loved to play the piano and sing and his favorite performer was Sinatra. Having survived a stroke, he made sure to live life to the fullest. He enjoyed sports and loved the Arizona Cardinals and...
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Elaine Sue Nell

October 6, 1927 - May 14, 2017

Elaine Sue Nell, of McHenry passed away peacefully Sunday May 14th, 2017 in her home. She was born 1927 in McHenry to Ambrose and Dorothy (Freund) Schaefer. Elaine married her McHenry High School sweetheart, Henry F. Nell on February 7th 1948 in St. Marys church McHenry, with the groom's uncle, Father George Nell officiating. Elaine is survived by her three daughters, Cindy Oeffling (Rick...
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Georgiann Kolba

September 26, 1945 - May 9, 2017

Georgiann Kolba, age 71, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in McCullom Lake. She was born on September 26, 1945, the daughter of George and Anna (Gonska) Block. On September 2, 1967, she married the love of her life, Kenneth Kolba, in Jefferson Park, IL. Georgiann is survived by her loving husband, Ken and their three children, Kevin Michael (Karen) Kolba, Cynthia Kolba-Koski, Daniel Paul ...
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Marylyn Nottolini

March 7, 1940 - May 7, 2017

Marylyn Nottolini, age 77, of Johnsburg, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017. Marylyn was born March 7, 1940, to the late Glynn and Mary (nee Kurent) McCord. On September 2, 1961, she married the love of her life, Jules Nottolini. Marylyn loved to entertain and was known for her great cooking at her gatherings and parties. She enjoyed traveling and the finer things in life. Marylyn loved the...
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