Kiyoko Okimoto

  • Born: October 22, 1920
  • Died: October 7, 2020
  • Location: McHenry, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother

Kiyoko Okimoto, age 99, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Wednesday morning, October 7, 2020, at Fox Point Memory Care in McHenry. Kiyoko was born October 22, 1920, in Fresno, California, the daughter of Seiichi and Mitoyo (Wakada) Nakamura.

Kiyoko was born and raised on a farm in Fresno, California. She worked many years doing factory work, working hard to raise her family after her husband George Okimoto passed away. Kiyoko was an excellent cook and enjoyed crocheting and gardening. More than anything in this world, Kiyoko loved and adored her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Kiyoko is survived by her loving children: Margaret (Daniel) Burgess, Thomas (Susan) Okimoto, daughter-in-law Nancy (Powers) Okimoto, and Arlene Druding; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 1 brother.

In addition to her parents, Seiichi and Mitoyo Nakamura, and husband, George Okimoto; Kiyoko was preceded in death by her son-in-law, James Druding, and son-in-law Eduardo Fiorelli; 1 sister; and 3 brothers.

In following with Kiyoko's wishes, private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers please send your kind thoughts to the family in the digital guest book below.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Arlene, Tom, and Margie- so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a very sweet, loving person. My condolences to you and your whole family.

Posted by Patricia Stanton - Yonkers, NY - Friend   August 03, 2021


Our condolences on the passing of your mother (our aunt and our father’s (Henry) sister-in-law).

Posted by June Okimoto-North - Santa Rosa, CA - family   March 13, 2021

Great love and warmth to my dear Aunt and her wonderful family. I have memories galore of her, my Uncle and my Cousins of times past. I truly believe that she, Uncle George, my Mom and Dad are now drinking a comforting cup of ocha looking down and bragging on their families. They are now in the loving arms of God touching his face. Love always dear Aunt.

Posted by Dean Nakayama - Louisville, KY - Family   October 14, 2020

my deepest and sincerest condolences to the whole Okimoto family. We will miss her here on earth but will meet once again in the next life. She was always so gracious. smiling, and caring. She loved her sports from Chicago too. Love all of you Arnold, Loette, Coby, Ellyse, and Nathan.

Posted by Arnold Nakamura - Fresno, CA - Family   October 13, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the Okimoto family. She was a wonderful, kind, but strong woman. We hope the good memories of her will help ease your sorrow. Take care.

Posted by Susie and Terry Matsunaga - Tucson, AZ - Family   October 12, 2020

Will miss Kiyoko greatly. My condolences to the Okimoto family. I have great memories of Kiyoko. She & my mom, Alice, shared many cherished adventures in childhood & in their senior years. Now, they can continue with their journey. My love to Arlene & Andy; Marge, Dan, Tom, Susan, & their families.

Posted by Leslie Sakioka - Anaheim, CA - Family   October 11, 2020

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