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Charles Donnelly Boak, Jr.

Obituary for Charles Donnelly Boak, Jr.

March 18, 1932 - January 4, 2018
Johnsburg, Illinois | Age 85

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather


Charles Donnelly Boak, Jr., age 85, of Johnsburg, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 4, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born March 18, 1932, to the late Charles and Jean (nee Pomeroy) Boak. On January 8, 1955, he married the love of his life, Natalie, at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, in Libertyville.
Charles was a long time resident of Johnsburg and was a member of the School Board for 27 years. He volunteered for 17 years for JourneyCare Hospice. Charles was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and an oblate in the order of Julian of Norwich. He is a Navy Veteran of the Korean War, serving on the USS Hopewell. Charles will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Natalie; dear children: Cathy Moehling, of San Diego, CA, Colleen (Bill) Zertler, of Menomonie, WI, and Bob (Kelly) Boak, of Kenosha, WI; cherished grandchildren: Kody, Kaylee, Emily, Robert, Michael, Jordan, Brandon, and Faustina; and beloved great-grandchildren: Abigail and Koen. He is further survived by his sister June Stark, of Alpine, CA.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Charlie Boak III.
Services will be held for the family, close friends, and parishioners at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Order of Julian of Norwich, W704 Alft Road, White Lake, WI 54491, or St. Paul's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 3706 W St. Paul Avenue, McHenry, IL 60050.
Colonial Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information visit or call 815-385-0063

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  • The Order of Julian of Norwich
    W704 Alft Road
    White Lake, WI 54491
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund
    3706 W St. Paul Avenue
    McHenry, IL 60050

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