Leonard "Joe" Loy

  • Born: September 2, 1944
  • Died: February 28, 2019
  • Location: Johnsburg, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050

Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather

Leonard "Joe" Loy, 74, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital in McHenry, Illinois. He was born on September 2, 1944, in Zion, IL to Francis and Inez (Ianson) Loy. Joe married Sherry (Snell) Caroll from Gary, Indiana on August 5, 2005, in Mundelein, Illinois.

Joe was a hard worker; he had a strong work ethic and put value in working hard for his family. Joe worked at Johnson Motors in the 1970s, and worked for Saint Mary of Vernon in Indian Creek, Illinois of for 21 years, retiring in 2009. In retirement, he enjoyed his position as a greeter at Walmart in Johnsburg, Illinois, with his extended "Walmart family". After retirement he was also able to spend more time with his passion for older cars, and was a member of the Green Street Car Club. His Ford Galaxy 500 was his prized possession, and he was proud to showcase it at local car shows, where it won many trophies. He loved his family and enjoyed adventuring with them. He was happiest at home with "his girls", Sherry and their canine family Lucy and Harper.

Joe is survived by his wife Sherry, his children, Michael Loy (Kristi)of Portland, Oregon and Rhonda Ruth (Jim)of Leicester, North Carolina; his stepdaughter Claire Caroll of Schererville, Indiana; his brother-in-law Larry Snell of Lowell, Indiana; his granddaughter Jessica DeFord (Scott) and great-grandson Jameson DeFord of Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Inez, his brother Raymond and sisters Trudy and Betty, his brother-in-law Ed Snell, and his stepdaughter Chelsea and grandson Caden Hernandez.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 2 at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL from 2 to 4 pm, with a Service to follow.

For more information, visit www.colonialmchenry.com or call 815-385-0063


Condolence & Memory Journal

There is a void in our Walmart world. ❤

Posted by Karen Calhoun - McHenry, IL - Coworker   March 20, 2019

Offering my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Losing a loved one is never easy. Our loving God promises to give you the strength and comfort you will need to endure and cope with your pain of your loss. He also promises to hold your hand every step of the way. Isa 41:10,13

Posted by A friend   March 12, 2019

Sherry, I just heard of Joe's passing. I'm so sorry. There was never a time when I spoke to him that he didn't mention you, his love for you was clear. I'm glad my path crossed with you guys, even if it was for just a short time. No matter what he was dealing with, he always put on a smile for our chats & was sure to let me know he was happy we'd ran into each other and grateful for the opportunity to chat for a bit. Tony & I send hugs from Texas.

Posted by JoAnn N. - TX - Friend   March 11, 2019

Sherry, I am so sorry to hear about your husband's passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Suzanne Roy-Garon - Tampa, FL - Friend   March 07, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss Sherry. I pray for you and for joe. God Speed Joe!

Posted by cynthia leyva - schaumburg, IL - Friend   March 07, 2019

So sorry for the loss of Len. He will be greatly missed at work. His laughter and genuine humor made everyone smile when they came through the door.

Posted by Mary Fries - Wonder Lake, IL - Coworker   March 02, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. We went way back to his time at Johnson's. I remember his parents. Joe was always good for a laugh. He will be missed !

Posted by Paul Beetschen - Kenosha, WI - Family Friend   March 02, 2019

I will miss all your funny jokes at work and talking to you for half of my shift at work! Rest easy! Much love.

Posted by Jimmy Hocking - Johnsburg, IL - Friend   March 02, 2019

Great memories growing up with cousin Joe in Zion. Will be remembered!

Posted by Ron Loy - WI - Family   March 01, 2019

Sherry So sorry for your loss He was a great neighbor Always enjoyed our talks with Joe about his cars and babies in the yard He will be missed RIP Bennie and Sandy Caccavale

Posted by Bennie Caccavale - Johnsburg, IL - Neighbor   March 01, 2019

Joe was a great guy who I respected. He was an honest man who valued his family and hard work.
Even with the pain he endured he was able to work hard, smile and help others. I will miss the conversations we shared and his sense of humor.

Posted by Randy Stone - McHenry, IL - Friend   March 01, 2019

I am very sorry for his passing I was his Coworker at Walmart for 3 years and I enjoyed working with him. He was a awesome man. R.I.P

Posted by Brandon Chaples - Mchenry, IL - Coworker   March 01, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Len at walmart. He made me smile with his stories about his dogs and cars. Will miss him.

Posted by Gloria Trunek - Johnsburg, IL - Friend   March 01, 2019


So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. You have my heartfelt condolences. Barb Carroll and Steve Ledger.

Posted by Barbara Carroll - Spring Grove, IL - Friend   March 01, 2019

Family Album

Community Photos

Enjoying good times at the Village Squire with Joe