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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.

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Our Obituaries

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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Kelly M. Tarzian

January 9, 1969 - May 5, 2017

Kelly M. Tarzian, age 48, of McHenry, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 9, 1969, the daughter of Ricardo and Olga (Hernandez) Rius. On November 9, 1991, she married Joseph Tarzian at Sacred Heart in Melrose Park, IL. Kelly loved to decorate and craft. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Kelly is survived by her...
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Hans Chrestian Petersen

November 29, 1923 - May 3, 2017

Hans Chrestian Petersen, age 93, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Hans was born on November 29, 1923, to the late Bennet and Martha (nee Nielsen) Petersen. Hans was born and raised on a dairy farm in Wisconsin; later serving in the Army Air Force during World War II. Hans moved to Chicago where he met his wife, Nancy. He was hardworking, having two careers;...
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George A. Jaszurski

1932 - 2017

George A. Jaszurski, age 85, of Wonder Lake, beloved father of Pam (Jim) Passolt, Judy (Rick) Sanders, Sue (Don) Jay and Nancy (Bill) Laue; loving grandfather of Jenna (Greg), Kara (Leon), Stephanie (Travis), Michael, Stacey, Eric, Jamie (Dylan), Kelly, Justin and Madeleine; dear great-grandfather of Grace; and fond brother of Helen (the late Steve). Visitation will be Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from...
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Tracy C. (Bolig) Borta

April 30, 2017

Tracy Bollig Borta, 36 years old, of Wonder Lake, after a long struggle with cancer, passed away on April 30, 2017 at 2:45 PM in Woodstock. Tracy was a cherished wife and mother of three. Her love is carried on by her children, Isabella, Emilyn and Parker; her husband, John; her father, Steve; her mother, Sharon; her brothers, Justin, Adam and Ben; and an extended family she adored. Special...
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Lorraine M. (Kamarke) Pike

July 25, 1920 - April 27, 2017

Lorraine M. Pike, age 96, of Elgin, beloved mother of Sharon Boger of Island Lake, Fred J. (Susan) Pike of Mtn. Home, AR, Darlene Huebner of Elgin, Marie (Steve) Christensen of Phoenix, AZ, Janice Pike of Volo and Edward (Rosa) Pike of McHenry; loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren; dear great-grandmother of 21 and one great-great-grandchild and fond sister of Geraldine Warfield of Lake Zurich;...
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Mary B. Kmiec

October 21, 1925 - April 26, 2017

Mary B. Kmiec, age 91, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2017. She was born October 21, 1925 in Chicago, the daughter of John and Stefanja (Bardow) Smolen. Mary was a member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW #1284 in Chicago. She was a homemaker who had a love of Polka dancing and music. Mary was a longtime resident of The McHenry Villa where she was loved by many and volunteered to help...
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Mary B. (Smolen) Kmiec

October 21, 1925 - April 26, 2017

Mary B. Kmiec, age 91, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2017. She was born October 21, 1925 in Chicago, the daughter of John and Stefanja (Bardow) Smolen. Mary was a member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW #1284 in Chicago. She was a homemaker who had a love of Polka dancing and music. Mary was a longtime resident of The McHenry Villa where she was loved by many and volunteered to help...
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Mary Ann Falcon

January 4, 1933 - April 21, 2017

Mary Ann Falcon, age 84, passed away peacefully at home on April 21, 2017. She was born in Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago, IL to Roger C. and Helen L. (Herrick) Wilson. On January 27, 1951, she married John B. Falcon in Chicago, where they lived for ten years before moving to Mt. Prospect, IL for ten years and then to McHenry, IL. They joined McHenry Country Club in 1973, enjoying years with...
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Robert F. Pedersen

April 2, 1944 - April 18, 2017

Robert F. Pedersen, age 73, of McHenry, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in McHenry. He was born in Elgin on April 2, 1944, the son of Louis and Lucille (nee Bruns) Pedersen. On February 29, 1964, he married Judy Loewe in Des Plaines. Robert was a painter for 38 years, working for International Decorators. He enjoyed building furniture, liked gardening and fishing. Robert loved spending...
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Lorraine M. Freund

May 9, 1922 - April 17, 2017

Lorraine M. Freund, age 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 17, 2017, in McHenry. She was born in Spring Grove on May 9, 1922, the daughter of Frank and Mathilda (nee Kattner) May. On October 24, 1945, she married Stanley Freund at St. Peter's Church in Spring Grove. Lorraine enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking, traveling, golf and was involved in many card clubs. She was a long...
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Edwin Altergott

August 7, 1926 - April 13, 2017

Edwin Altergott of Huntley, IL passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of April 13, 2017. He was 90 years old. He was born August 7, 1926 in Chicago, to David and Sophie (Griesmann) Altergott. He worked as a cement mason in the family business, David Altergott and Sons. He proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the US Navy Seabees. Edwin married the love of his life...
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Katherine Hastert Cashmore

October 17, 1947 - April 11, 2017

Katherine Hastert Cashmore was born in Alliance, Nebraska, October 17, 1947. Beloved daughter of Jerome Hastert and Helen (Rathburn) Hastert. Devoted mother of Kirk Arthur (Colleen) Cashmore. Three beautiful and talented granddaughters, Jolene, Juliana and Jorja Cashmore. She was also the loving wife of Russell Cashmore Jr. for forty four blissful years. May she rest in peace, for she takes all...
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Lenny William Jensen III

December 28, 1961 - April 9, 2017

Lenny William Jensen III, age 55, of McHenry, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. He was born December 28, 1961, to Leonard William Jensen, Jr. and Geraldine (nee Freund) Bastear, in Woodstock. Lenny attended and graduated from the McHenry school system, where he was very active in basketball and baseball. He went on to graduate with his Bachelor's degree from Carroll College in Waukesha, WI....
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Patricia Jean Slater

November 30, 1946 - April 8, 2017

Patricia Jean Slater, 70, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2017 in an Edmond, OK healthcare facility. She was born on November 30, 1946 to Frank and Gladys Sloan Blair. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, WI. Patricia married William K. Slater on December 6, 1980 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Slades Corners...
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Richard H. "Shorty" Glawe

April 3, 1931 - March 22, 2017

Richard H. "Shorty" Glawe, age 85, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Fox Lake, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Cary on May 3, 1931, the son of Charles H. and Amelia (nee Benhart) Glawe. On December 1, 1951, he married the love of his life, Delores E. Fiene at St. Paul, in Mount Prospect, IL. Richard was very active in the church, a lifetime member of the VFW...
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Wilfried Hanz Klingberg

August 24, 1929 - March 19, 2017

Wilfried Hanz Klingberg, age 87, of Holland, MI, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Resthaven Care Center. Wilfried was born on August 24, 1929, in Chicago, to the late William and Marie (ne Behrens) Klingberg. On June 23, 1951, he married the love of his life, Rosemary Jean Koch. Wilfried is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Rosemary; children, Paul (Kathy)...
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Gina Marie Pellegrinon

April 21, 1965 - March 19, 2017

Gina Marie Pellegrinon, age 51, of McHenry, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. Gina was born April 21, 1965, to the late Gino and Virginia Louis ( Binz) Pellegrinon. Gina worked at Green Street Caf , in McHenry, for 15 years. She most recently worked at Big R in McHenry. She was together with her boyfriend, Ed Shultz, of McHenry for 12 years. They loved to travel together. Gina is survived...
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Joyce Elaine Fish

June 11, 1945 - March 16, 2017

Joyce Elaine Fish, age 71, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, March 16, 2017. Joyce was born June 11, 1945, to the late William and Lorraine (nee Cognac) Moore. On August 31, 1963, she married the love of her life, Robert J. Fish. Joyce loved caring for all animals, wild and domestic in the neighborhood. She was an avid seamstress, who made clothes, costumes, and quilts. Joyce loved cooking...
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Rose Mary Weingart

August 23, 1924 - March 15, 2017

Rose Mary Weingart, age 92, of McHenry, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Crystal Lake, IL. She was born August 23, 1924, the daughter of William F. and Pauline B. (Happ) Selzer, and grew up in Crystal Lake. On October 5, 1946 she married the love of her life, Donald P. Weingart, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Crystal Lake, and they had recently celebrated their 70th wedding...
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Betty June Carpenter

November 6, 1927 - March 15, 2017

Betty June Carpenter, age 89, of Barrington and previously of Sun City Center, FL and Collinsville, IL passed away on March 15, 2017 at Alden Estates of Barrington with family by her side. Betty was born on November 6, 1927 in St. Louis Missouri, the daughter of Russell P. and Lola E. (Biggs) Berthoux. Betty spent her career with the United States Aviation Systems Command in St. Louis, MO,...
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Eudora Hess

February 21, 1929 - March 14, 2017

Eudora Hess, age 88, of Belvidere, passed away peacefully at home on March 14, 2017. She was born February 21, 1929 in Chicago. On May 14, 1949, she married the love of her life, Henry W. Hess who preceded her in death in October 2016. Eudora is survived by her five children, Kathleen (Dennis) Stephan, Patricia (Paul) Coddington, Glenn (Karen) Hess, Gayle (Randy) Vauk, and Brian (Kristy)...
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Magdalene Maria (Besemer) Dowe

September 13, 1939 - March 12, 2017

Magdalene Maria Dowe (nee Besemer) passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Magdalene was born September 13, 1939 in Germany. Because of the kindness and generosity shown to her and her family by the American soldiers at the end of WWII, it became her lifelong dream to someday move to the United States. At the age of twenty, speaking only German, Magdalene traveled...
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Mary A. Kinzer

June 16, 1920 - March 1, 2017

Mary A. Kinzer, age 96, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in Wauconda, IL. She was born on June 16, 1920 in Bradford, PA, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Fabec) Jaksetic. On November 3, 1943, she married James M. Kinzer in New York City. During WWII, Mary worked in aircraft factories. She was a volunteer at Our Lady of Perpetual Help for many years. She also held jobs at Macy's...
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Cynthia Bart

November 25, 1947 - February 27, 2017

Cynthia M. Bart, age 69, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, February 27, 2017. She was born in Chicago on November 25, 1947, the daughter of (the late) Peter and (the late) Virginia (Lehner) Czerwinski. On August 7, 1971, she married James Bart at St. Aloysius in Chicago. Cynthia enjoyed camping, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a lover of all animals....
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Charlene S. Reichert

May 19, 1948 - February 25, 2017

Charlene S. Reichert passed away Saturday, February, 25, 2017 surrounded by the love of family. She was born in Woodstock, IL on May 19, 1948, the daughter of Edwin and Eleanore Reid. On May 5, 1973, she married Thomas Reichert at St. Patrick's church in McHenry. Growing up in McCullom Lake and McHenry, Charlene attended St. Patrick's School, and was a 1966 graduate of McHenry Community High...
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Liliana "Lily" Tello

March 22, 1967 - February 17, 2017

Liliana "Lily" Tello, age 49, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Lily was born March 22, 1967, to Pedro and Leonor (neé Carpio) Tello. She is survived by her parents, Pedro and Leonor; sisters: Susana (Jose Chao) and Norma (Giovanni Miranda); nieces: Giannina, Sofia, and Ema Miranda; nephew: Giovanni Miranda. She was preceded in death by...
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Brian Michael Cole

August 10, 1981 - February 17, 2017

Brian Michael Cole, 35, of McHenry, died Friday, February 17, 2017, at his home in McHenry. He was born August 10, 1981, in Rockford, to Mary and William "Bill" Cole. He was the oldest of two children. Brian went to McHenry Junior High School and McHenry East High School, where he met the majority of his friends and was always having a good time. Brian went on to meet his wife, Heather....
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Levi Caleb Mann

February 8, 1982 - February 15, 2017

Levi Caleb Mann, age 35, of McHenry, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 8, 1982, the son of Roger and Yvonne (Maslin) Mann. Levi was a car enthusiast and loved sport shooting. He was a wonderful helper with a great personality and a big sense of humor. He was a hard worker and held jobs working at Ace Hardware, Techny Plastics and Medline. Levi's...
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Allen F. Boysen

February 14, 2017

Allen F. Boysen, age 70, of Crystal Lake, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in Woodstock, surrounded by his loving family. Allen was born in Round Lake on December 17, 1946, the son of Adolf and Estelle (Klinger) Boysen. On May 27, 1972 he married Veronica Miller. Allen worked for Meyer Material for 40 years. He grew up on a farm and loved being outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and taking...
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Russell Edward Koch

December 14, 1952 - February 13, 2017

Russell Edward Koch, age 64, of McHenry, passed away Monday, February 13, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Russell was born December 14, 1952, to the late Arnold and Dolores (neé Wedrall) Koch. Russell work as a Union Electrician for local #150, for 22 years and was a longtime member of the Model A Club. He was adored by his children. Russell will be greatly missed by all who knew him...
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Rose A. Boro

February 12, 2017

Rose A. Boro, age 89, of McHenry, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born August 3, 1927, the daughter of Louis and Katherine (Stus) Rudnick. Rose loved art and painting. She really enjoyed nature. Her Catholic faith was a very important part of her life and her family takes comfort knowing she is once again reunited with her creator. She...
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Jaime "Jimmy" E. Bello

February 12, 2017

Jaime "Jimmy" E. Bello, age 89, of McHenry, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 4, 1927, to the late Carlos Francisco and Anna Betulia (Sanchez) Bello. On May 16, 1999, Jimmy married his wife, Krystyna, in Lake Tahoe. Jimmy has a passion for planes and worked as a mechanic for the British Airways for over 30 years. He had a love...
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Judith B. Jatis

July 17, 1945 - February 11, 2017

Judith B. Jatis, age 71, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 in McHenry. She was born on July 17, 1945 in Chicago, the daughter of Chester and Irene (Benson) Bell. On August 5, 1972, she married the love of her life, Thomas Jatis. Judith is survived by her husband of 44 years, Thomas and their two children; Cindy and Katie Jatis, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in...
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Cynthia R. Harris

June 27, 1948 - February 11, 2017

Cynthia R. Harris, 68, of McHenry, IL passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at her home surround by family. She was born in Waukegan, IL on June 27, 1948, a daughter of late Earl Schultz and Gloria Obenauf. Married Richard Harris on August 17, 1968 in McHenry, IL.After her 11 years as a 4-H member, Cindy dedicated 30 more years to being a 4-H Club Leader and 4-H Community Worker in McHenry...
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Kay Elaine Furst

February 9, 2017

Kay Elaine Furst, age 74, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Woodstock. She was born on December 16, 1942 in Chicago, the daughter of Leon and Helen (Smallwood) Tippet. On September 23, 1961, she married Richard F. Furst. Kay is survived by her husband, Richard and their 4 children, Donald (Betty Wilson) Furst, Robert (Kathy) Furst, Bryon (Kimberly) Furst, Mark (Lisa Serdar) Furst...
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Roger Dean Barker

April 23, 1949 - February 7, 2017

Roger Dean Barker, age 67, of Ringwood passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Loyola University Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Roger was born on April 23, 1949 in Pana IL to Lloyd B. and Helen L. (Galvin) Barker. He married Cynthia J. Besserud on September 13, 1969 at First United Methodist Church in McHenry. Roger was an avid Cubs fan, devoted husband and amazing...
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Marian Herrmann

March 20, 1929 - February 3, 2017

Marian Herrmann, 87, of Naperville passed away on February 3, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A native of McHenry, she was born March 20, 1929 to the late Anton P. and Margaret (Blake) Freund. On August 26, 1950, she married the love of her life, William (Bill) Herrmann. Marian is survived by her 5 children: Peg (Doug) Neidigh, Pat Herrmann, Sue (Phil) Gillen, Carol (Sherif)...
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Theodore D. Schweder

July 24, 1935 - January 30, 2017

Theodore D. Schweder, age 81, of McHenry, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Theodore was born July 24, 1935, to the late Daniel E. and Aurelia M. (Breivogel) Schweder. On November 24, 1956, he married the love of his life, Shirley Diedrichs at Our Lady of Grace, in Chicago. Theodore enjoyed reading, playing golf, and "doing lunch" with his...
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Dennis E. Norton, Sr.

October 7, 1941 - January 26, 2017

Dennis E. Norton, Sr., age 75, of McHenry, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at home with his family. He was born on October 7, 1941, the son of Rueben and Beatrice (Keefe) Norton. On February 21, 1964, he married Roberta Kalleck. Dennis was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was an amazing mechanic and was the founder of Performance Unlimited. Though he was hard-working and...
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Dennis E. Norton, Sr.

October 7, 1941 - January 26, 2017

Dennis E. Norton, Sr., age 75, of McHenry, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at home with his family. He was born on October 7, 1941, the son of Rueben and Beatrice (Keefe) Norton. On February 21, 1964, he married Roberta Kalleck. Dennis was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was an amazing mechanic and was the founder of Performance Unlimited. Though he was hard-working and...
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Jeroon A. Krocke

April 18, 1953 - January 25, 2017

Jeroon A. Krocke, age 63, of Fox Lake, passed away on January 25, 2017at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 18, 1953 in Rochester, New York, the son of the late Jeroon W. and Sara E. Krocke. On January 2, 2017, he married Bobbie Jo Garber. Jerry retired from the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer after 26 years of honorable service. After his military service,...
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Mary M. Lang

January 13, 1941 - January 22, 2017

Mary M. Lang, age 76, of McHenry, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. Mary was born January 13, 1941, to the late Anthony and Florence (neé Etten) Hertel. On October 20, 1962, she married the love of her life, Larry Lang Jr., at St. Gilberts Church in Grayslake. Mary was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. She loved to crochet and garden but most of all she loved...
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Robert J. Nehrlich

July 21, 1968 - January 22, 2017

Robert J. Nehrlich, Richmond, IL passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. He was born on July 21, 1968, in Great Lakes Naval Base, Illinois, to Robert and Susan (Karsten) Nehrlich. Robert was a beloved father to his kids, Amanda, Andrew, Samantha, and Tielor Nehrlich and Zach Cairns, and a great friend to many. Through his full and joyful...
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Adrienne Gay Krolik

May 29, 1938 - January 20, 2017

Adrienne Gay Krolik, age 78, of Elgin, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, at Sherman Hospital-Elgin, surrounded by her loving family. Adrienne was born May 29, 1938, to the late Walter and Ruth Churchill. On June 6, 1962, she married the love of her life, Gary Krolik, Sr. Adrienne was a long time music teacher from Weavers Piano and Organ Studio in Elgin. She worked as a billing clerk at...
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Richard L. Gilbertsen

December 15, 1957 - January 16, 2017

Richard L. Gilbertsen, age 59, of McHenry, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 in McHenry. He was born on December 15, 1957, son of the late Chester and June (Corwin) Gilbertsen. Richard worked as a Union Painter, retiring after 30 years. He had a love for hockey, fishing, and feeding the birds. Richard enjoyed bicycling and taking long trips to Lake Geneva. He will always be remembered...
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George T. Jiaras

February 14, 1927 - January 16, 2017

George T. Jiaras, age 89, of McHenry, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 14, 1927, the son of the late Thomas and Stella (Goumas) Jiaras. George grew up in Chicago and owned a Happy Foods Store for many years. He moved to the McHenry area while owning Garden Fresh Produce. He retired and became a cashier and greeter at the American Café in Richmond, IL...
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Carolyn L. Benson

October 30, 1930 - January 14, 2017

Carolyn L. Benson, 86, passed away suddenly on January 14, 2017, at her retirement home in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She was born October 30, 1930, in Racine, Wisconsin, the daughter of Frederick and Jeanette Liegler. Following graduation from Horlick High in Racine, she enrolled in Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. It was there that she met the love of her life, John Benson. She also joined...
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Sandra L. Carlson

August 25, 1947 - January 13, 2017

Sandra L. Carlson, age 69 of Lakemoor, passed away on Friday, January 13th, 2017 at her home. She was born in McHenry on August 25th, 1947. The daughter of Vernon and Vivian (Peterson) Ficken. Sandra enjoyed listening to music, lighthouse figurines and reading. She is survived by her son Douglas and four grandchildren; Amber, Jamie, Ashley and Hannah. She was preceded in death by her daughter...
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Vivian M. Wilk

August 19, 1972 - January 12, 2017

Vivian M. Wilk, age 83, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Sycamore, IL. She was born April 10, 1933 in Chicago, the daughter of John and Marie (Kruczynski) Kersten. On August 19, 1972, she married (the late) Robert Wilk in Norridge Il. Vivian worked for Kemper Insurance for 28 years. After she retired, she worked at Walmart as a greeter for 13 years. She was a loving wife, mother and...
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William "Skip" Hauri, Jr.

February 5, 1945 - January 8, 2017

William M. "Skip" Hauri, Jr., age 71, of Hebron, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. He was born in Libertyville on February 5, 1945, to the late William (Florence) Hauri, Sr. and Verna (Maynard) Anderson. After high school graduation Skip joined the Army and served three years including 13 months in Viet Nam. On May 11, 1968, he married the love of his life,...
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Arlene Harriet Guzzardo

January 20, 1928 - January 5, 2017

Arlene Harriet Guzzardo, age 88 of McHenry passed away on January 5, 2017 in Lake Zurich surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 20, 1928 in Chicago to William and Harriet Kamprowski. She married the love of her life, Raymond Guzzardo on May 8, 1948 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mchenry, IL. Arlene was a lifelong homemaker and loving mother and grandmother. She is...
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Philip E. Gulgren

April 10, 1956 - January 5, 2017

Philip E. Gulgren, age 60, of Wonder Lake passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Centegra McHenry surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 10, 1956 at the Naval Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia to Eugene and Janet (Rasmussen) Gulgren. Philip was a member of Crystal Lake Communty High School class of 74. He proudly served in the United States Navy. Philip was a longtime employee...
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Daniel C. Felix

April 11, 1939 - January 5, 2017

Daniel C. Felix, age 77, of Pistakee Highlands, IL passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Crystal Pines Health Care Center in Crystal Lake after a valiant 8-year struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Daniel was born on April 11, 1939 in Baraboo, WI, the oldest of five children to Carl (Charles) and Dorothy (Owens) Felix. On January 16, 1965 he married his soul mate and the love of his life,...
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Zbigniew "Ziggy" Wezowicz

January 4, 1939 - January 5, 2017

Zbigniew "Ziggy" S. Wezowicz, age 78, of McHenry, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017. He was born on January 4, 1939, the son of Stefan and Wladyslawa (Francuz) Wezowicz. Ziggy was an avid sports fan and was passionate about soccer. He enjoyed watching hockey, but despised the Chicago Blackhawks. One of Ziggy's greatest corner stones was his work ethic and dedication to his job, something...
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Gerald E. Schiller

August 9, 1927 - January 4, 2017

Gerald E. Schiller 89 of McHenry passed away peacefully Wednesday January 4, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 9, 1927 in Marshfield, WI to Paul and Lillian (Stover) Schiller. He married Lola M. Goldman on July 4, 1952. Mr. Schiller was a veteran, serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired as an operating engineer of McHenry Sand & Gravel...
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Judith Ann Blondin

June 27, 1962 - January 1, 2017

Judith Ann Blondin, age 54, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 27, 1962, the daughter of Richard and Arlene (Goodey) Zolinski. On July 5, 1986, she married Greg Blondin. Judy cared and touched so many lives. She rescued many dogs and cats over the years. She loved dolphins, vacationing in Florida and the color purple. She enjoyed...
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Shantilal Brahmbhatt

1928 - 2017

Service will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:30am at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL 60050. Interment is private for family.
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Henryk Borowski

1944 - 2017

Visitation will be Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 4pm-8pm at Colonial Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9am-10am at Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Funeral Mass will begin at 10am at the church. Interment will follow mass at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. Memorials may be made to JourneyCare, 405 N. Lake Zurich Road,...
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Nicholas "Nick" Pascente

August 26, 1988 - December 31, 2016

Nicholas "Nick" Pascente, age 28, of Johnsburg, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016, in Louisville, KY surrounded by his loving family. Nick was born August 26, 1988, to James and Deana Pascente. He was a selfless man who always put others ahead of himself. Nick had many interests and passions. He played baseball for Webber International University, Babson Park, FL, where he graduated...
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Keith C. Madsen

April 30, 1943 - December 2, 2016

Keith Madsen, age 73, of Lake Zurich, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. On April 30, 1943, Keith was born to Paul and Elaine (n?e Flanderka) Madsen. In November of 1967, Keith married the love of his life, Patricia Papak. Keith was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Patricia; children: Christine...
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Michael DeWolfe

June 18, 1944 - December 1, 2016

www.lesturnerals.org or Journey Care Hospice 405 N. Lake Zurich, Barrington Il 60010.For more information, contact the funeral home at (815) 385-0063; www.colonialmchenry.com.
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Darlene Schuette

April 21, 1942 - August 30, 2016

Verna Darlene Schuette, age 74, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Juneau, WI on April 21, 1942, the daughter of Gaylord Hallie LeMoine and Verna Lorraine Long. On March 28, 1964 she married John Henry Schuette at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Reedsburg, WI. Darlene and John relocated to McHenry, IL in 1970 and reside in Johnsburg, IL. Darlene...
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Dean Michael Glash

November 24, 1956 - August 6, 2016

Memorial visitation will take place on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 3pm to 7pm at Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory 591 Ridgeview Dr. McHenry IL. For more information please contact the funeral home at 815-385-0063 or log onto www.colonialmchenry.com. Full obituary will run in Tuesday, August 9, 2016 edition of NW Herald
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