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Gloria Irene Pechous

January 21, 1934 - October 5, 2019

Gloria Irene Pechous, age 85, of McHenry passed away peacefully on October 5, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Gloria was born on January 21, 1934 in Chicago, the daughter of Harry and Stella Bochat. She married the late Roger Pechous Sr. on November 22, 1952 at St. Hyacinth Church in Chicago IL. Gloria was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist church in Johnsburg. In her early...
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LeRoy E. "Shorty" Meyers

June 13, 1924 - October 2, 2019

LeRoy E. "Shorty" Meyers, age 95, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, October 2, 2019, in Crystal Lake. Shorty was born, June 13, 1924, the son of William J. and Margaret (King) Meyers. On September 6, 1947, Shorty married the love of his life, Esther C. Freund at St. Mary Catholic Church in McHenry. Esther preceded Shorty in death on September 8, 2015. Shorty proudly...
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John Joseph Witek

March 26, 1959 - October 2, 2019

John Joseph Witek, age 60, of Crystal Lake passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. John was born March 26, 1959 in North Chicago, the son of Nicholas and Josephine Anna (Stashick) Witek. John loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed being outdoors, and back in his younger days, you couldn't keep a fishing pole out of his hands. John is survived by his loving daughter,...
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Dixie L. Swanson

March 20, 1945 - September 30, 2019

Dixie Lee Swanson, age 74, was welcomed into her heavenly savior's loving arms on September 30th 2019. Dixie: daughter, nurse, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, caregiver, baker, gardener, feisty. She was a strong, good and faithful servant. Dixie is survived by her loving husband of nearly 51 years, Michael Swanson, her children; Traci (Gregg) Guenther, Beth (Chuck) Bartelsen, Rebecca (Chris)...
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Michael F. Ryan

September 6, 1948 - September 28, 2019

Michael F Ryan, husband of Mary (Rohrsen) died, September 28, 2019 surrounded by family and friends after a long, courageous struggle with cancer. Michael was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 6, 1948 to the late Norbert and Rosemary Ryan. Michael and Mary married on October 12,1990. He will be missed by his family: Pat (Jerry) Greenwald, Joan (the late Paul) Kertay, Tim (Dottie) Ryan,...
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Gerald S. Klimek

August 31, 1940 - September 23, 2019

Gerald S. Klimek, age 79, passed away at his home on Monday, September 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago on August 31, 1940, the son of Stanley and Marianne (Kozlowski) Klimek. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years; Joyce (Cys) Klimek; his children: James (Kelley) Klimek, Sheryl (Phil) Delisi; and his grandchildren: Mitchell, Abigail Klimek and Samantha,...
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Beverly E. Greenwood

May 2, 1934 - September 23, 2019

Beverly E. Greenwood, age 85, passed away in McHenry on Monday, September 23, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 2, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Carl and Irene (Belter) Peters. Beverly married Russell Greenwood, who preceded her in death on February 19, 1995. She is survived by her children: Diane Zimmerman, Gail Weingart, Glenn (Connie) Greenwood,...
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Mark Joseph Serpe

August 21, 1953 - September 19, 2019

Mark Joseph Serpe, age 66, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 19, 2019. He was born August 21, 1953, to the late Samuel Sylvester and Julia Jeanette (nee Haupt) Serpe, in Chicago. On April 16, 1994, he married Roberta Gustafson at the Church of Holy Apostles, McHenry. Mark proudly serviced in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1978. Mark was an...
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Frank Joseph Kucharski

November 3, 1939 - September 14, 2019

Frank Joseph Kucharski, age 79, of McHenry, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 3, 1939, to the late Jozef and Paulina (Kasiuba) Kucharski in Krzemieniec, Poland. On July 28, 1962, Frank married the love of his life, Marie Wolski, at St. Helen's Church in Chicago. Frank proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps,...
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Dorothy J. Norum

October 6, 1936 - September 2, 2019

Dorothy J. Norum, age 82, passed away in Barrington, with her daughter by her side, on Monday, September 2, 2019, after a short illness. She was born in Chicago on October 6, 1936. During her early years, Dorothy was a dispatcher for the Arlington Heights Police Department and later worked and retired as a dispatcher for the Island Lake Police Department. She also owned and operated 6 Pines...
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Judith E. Miller

April 25, 1945 - August 31, 2019

Judith E. Miller, age 74, went to be with the Lord on August 31, 2019, at White Oaks Memory Care in McHenry, IL, her husband by her side holding her hand, until 6:11a.m. when she succumbed to her long battle with Parkinson's and Dementia. She was born April 24, 1945, in Chicago, to Edward C. and Winifred H. (Simmons) Steadman. She married her true love, Robert J. Miller, at St. Mary's Church,...
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Kathryn A. Bauer

April 7, 1941 - August 30, 2019

Kathryn A. Bauer, age 78, of McHenry, passed away on August 30, 2019, peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 7, 1941, in Johnsburg, IL to Henry Hiller and Lorraine Blake. She attended McHenry East High School and graduated in 1959. She was a bank teller for McHenry State Bank, which then became First Midwest Bank for 30 years. In addition to working at...
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Linda H. Proesel

November 29, 1948 - August 25, 2019

Linda H. Proesel, age 70, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 25, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 29, 1948, to the late Harold and Helen (nee Kelow) MacGregor, in Chicago. On August 1, 1970, she married the love of her life, George W. Proesel, at St. Mary's Church in Fremont Center, Mundelein, Illinois. Linda lovingly made hundreds of blankets and...
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Mary L. Checchin

August 21, 1920 - August 20, 2019

Mary L. Checchin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, in Woodstock, Illinois, the day before her 99th birthday. Mary was born August 21, 1920, in Amite, Louisiana to Louis and Loreta Ruffino. Mary came to Chicago in 1947 and married Ferdinando (Fred) Checchin in 1951 at Holy Rosary Church. They moved to Lakemoor in 1954 and she continued to live in the same home where she raised her...
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Paul M. James

October 29, 1974 - August 19, 2019

Paul M James passed away August 19, 2019 in Schaumburg, Illinois. He was born on October 29, 1974 to Jack (Jay) James and Christina (Fain) James. He is survived by his wife Angela (Smessaert) James, along with his father and siblings Steven (Maggie) James, nephew Liam James, Sister Lesley (Jim) Schumacher, and brother Darren James. Paul was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated...
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Peter M. Strand

August 10, 1953 - August 18, 2019

Peter Martin Strand, age 66, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Barrington. He was born in Connecticut on August 10, 1953, the son of Herbert J. and Elizabeth Strand and grew up on a chicken farm. While attending Quinnipiac University, he was a member of the ski club. During Peter's working years, he was a salesman, belonged to the Fox River Grove United Methodist Church and was a...
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Doris F. Basel

June 18, 1924 - August 15, 2019

June 18, 1924 ~ August 15, 2019 Doris Frances Basel passed away peacefully Thursday, August 15,  2019 in Aurora, Illinois surrounded by her loving family. Doris was born June 18,1924 in Wilburton, Oklahoma to Paul and Mary Gris. After the loss of her father, a coal miner, her two oldest sisters moved to Illinois to pave the way for her mother and family's transfer to Chicago. Doris met her...
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Colleen L. Mantor

December 11, 1968 - August 7, 2019

Colleen L. Mantor, age 50, of McHenry IL, passed away unexpectedly, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She was born in Chicago on December 11, 1968, the daughter of (the late) Robert E. and Alice M. Mantor. Colleen was a waitress/bartender, working many years at the Clearwater Beach Hotel in Florida and at John Evans in Crystal Lake. She also worked at auto dealerships mainly in the after-market...
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John William Bicek, Jr.

December 10, 1998 - August 6, 2019

John William Bicek Jr., age 20, of Hebron, IL, was found unexpectedly deceased after being reported missing by his family on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. John graduated from McHenry West High School Class of 2017 as a Distinguished Warrior. During his school years, John excelled in Chess, several AP Classes and was part of the National Honor Society. He enjoyed reading, gaming and above all, his...
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Sheila L. Benbennick

January 4, 1988 - August 3, 2019

Sheila Lynn Benbennick, age 31, of Crystal Lake, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 3, 2019, in South Elgin. Sheila was born on January 4, 1988, the daughter of James T. Benbennick and Lauren Kerr. Sheila was a member of the 58th Avenue Baptist Church in Cicero. She was very creative and enjoyed shopping and drawing. Sheila loved life and her happiest moments were spent with her...
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Gene Robert Glosson

May 24, 1944 - July 29, 2019

Gene Robert Glosson, age 75, of McHenry, passed away Monday morning, July 29, 2019, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. Gene was born May 24, 1944, in Woodstock, the son of William and Lillian (nee-Douglas) Glosson. On September 19, 1964, Gene married the former Nancy Cusack at St. Patrick's Church in McHenry. Gene was a Union Electrician, master craftsman and gardener. He loved to be...
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Jack Hochleutner

February 8, 1957 - July 28, 2019

Jack Hochleutner, born February 8, 1957, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday July 28, 2019. He is survived by his wife Sharon, daughter Stephanie, sister Jill, along with many nieces, nephews and their growing families. Jack was preceded in his journey by his beloved parents Elmer and Violet (nee Stevens) Hochleutner as well as his siblings Ron, Lenny and Joyce (nee Daniels). ...
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John Gordon Ungles

February 15, 1942 - July 27, 2019

John Gordon Ungles, age 77, of McHenry entered into eternal peace on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington. "Gordon" was born in Michigan, raised in California and settled his life in Northern Illinois. He enjoyed friends and family immensely. He loved his wife, Alice, as well as the home and life that they made together. His other passion were motorcycles and ...
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Elizabeth Livingston Thomson

December 25, 1923 - July 25, 2019

Elizabeth Livingston (Bradshaw) Thomson, 95 of Elgin passed away peacefully with family on July 25th, 2019 at Heritage Manor, under the care of Vitas Hospice. She was born Dec. 25th, 1923 in Covington, Ga. to James and Ada (Livingston) Bradshaw, the third of six children. She moved with her husband, the late John Graham Thomson to Elgin, Il in the late 1940's where they built their home and began...
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Nancy Schuppert

June 13, 1941 - July 23, 2019

Nancy Schuppert, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Racine, Wisconsin on June 13, 1941, the daughter of Tom and Myrleen (Ludlow) Olson. On June 26, 1965, she married the love of her life, Leroy A. Schuppert. Nancy was a retired aid of McHenry High Schools Special Ed program and was also the past president to AAUW. Nancy...
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Leah Sylvia Nuss

July 26, 1933 - July 22, 2019

Leah Sylvia Nuss, age 85, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Monday, July 22, 2019, at The Fountains, Crystal Lake. She was born July 26, 1933, to the late Martino and Theresa Andreoni, of Chicago. On January 9, 1954, she married the love of her life, Walter Nuss. Leah, along with her husband, Wally, owned Wally's Bike Haven for many years. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Wally;...
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Kristine Marie Felix

July 24, 1967 - July 22, 2019

Kristine Marie "Kris" (Baseley) Felix, 51, of her hometown of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, July 22, 2019 after a long, tiring 17-year battle with stage IV kidney cancer. Kris was born on July, 24, 1967 in Elgin, IL, the youngest child of Gary and Katherine (Meyer) Baseley. She had a lively and outgoing personality that attracted many friendships as well as the love...
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Peter E. Brommelkamp

May 21, 1938 - July 22, 2019

Peter E. Brommelkamp, age 81, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, July, 22, 2019. Pete was born May 21, 1938 in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Edwin and Dora (nee-Hollister) Brommelkamp. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy. In February of 1964, Pete married the former Annette Neuman in Chicago. Pete worked for many years as an auto mechanic, retiring...
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Jane Carol Konitzer

December 11, 1953 - July 17, 2019

Jane Carol Konitzer (nee Nagel) passed away unexpectedly in McHenry, Illinois, on July 17, 2019. Born on December 11, 1953, in Melrose Park, Illinois, Jane was raised in Mount Prospect and spent her adult life residing in McHenry. Jane was most recently employed at JCPenney in Johnsburg, Illinois, where she took great pride in her job and loved her customer interactions. Anyone who knew Jane...
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Brad D. Johnson

July 13, 1959 - July 15, 2019

Brad D. Johnson, age 60, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019, from a short, but hard fought battle with cancer. He was born in Woodstock, IL. on July 13, 1959, the son of Harold C. and Emily M. (Ehmke) Johnson. Brad enjoyed spending time outdoors and sitting by the bonfire. He found great joy in working with his hands; especially while restoring old vehicles and woodworking. Brad once made a...
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Edward W. Schultz

September 16, 1944 - July 15, 2019

Edward W. Schultz, age 74, of McHenry, passed away at his home on Monday, July 15, 2019. He was born in Chicago on September 16, 1944, the son of Edward Vernon and Florence (Tomlin) Schultz. On June 21, 1969, he married (the late) Janey D. Shadrick. Edward is survived by his son, David Schultz; grandchildren: Natalie V. Schultz and Jackson A. Schultz. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Jerry O'Hearn

January 12, 1945 - July 12, 2019

Jerry O'Hearn, age 74, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 in McHenry. He was born in Chicago on January 12, 1945, the son of Jerry and Bessie (Mandel) O'Hearn. On December 4, 1976, he married the love of his life, Patricia Herzberg, in Crystal Lake, IL. Jerry's favorite sport was golf. He worked with doors and hardware for many years and was an architectural hardware consultant. Jerry...
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Monty Keith McLean

June 27, 1967 - July 7, 2019

Monty Keith McLean, age 52, of Wonder Lake, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at JouneyCare, Barrington, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 27, 1967, to the late Billy and Fonda (nee Petri) McLean, in Skokie. Monty was raised in McHenry and was in the graduating class of 1985. He was great dad who enjoyed to fish and go to Cubs games with his son, Riley. He was a dedicated son...
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Dolores "Dori" Tonyan

April 11, 1935 - July 7, 2019

Dolores 'Dori' Tonyan of McHenry died Sunday, July 7th, 2019 surrounded by her family. Dori was born April 11th, 1935, the youngest child of eight to Arthur and Laura (nee Young) Smith. She resided in McHenry her entire life. On May 29th, 1957 she married the love of her life William Tonyan, Jr. at St. Mary's Church, McHenry. With her husband Bill, she wintered at Grenelefe, Haines City, FL...
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Julia May Roels

February 9, 1936 - July 4, 2019

Julia May Roels, age 83, of Lake Barrington, IL, passed away peacefully in her home with family at her side on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Julia was preceded in death by her parents, James and Julia (King) Mitchell, and her beloved husband, Robert J. Roels. Julia was born on February 9, 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa. She later moved to Chicago with her parents where she met her future husband,...
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Joyce Ann Houge

July 3, 1943 - July 4, 2019

Joyce Ann Houge, age 76, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, July 4, 2019. She was born July 3, 1943, to the late Stanley and Marguerite (nee Dorniden) Campbell, in St. Paul, MN. Joyce liked spending time outside gardening and being on the water boating and water skiing. In her free time, she enjoyed gambling and playing pinochle. More than anything, Joyce adored her...
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Kenneth Robert Krueger

January 27, 1927 - July 4, 2019

Kenneth Robert Krueger, age 92, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 4, 2019 at his home. He was born January 27, 1927 to the late Harry Krueger and Julia Mary Cope (Krueger) (Campbell) in Chicago and was raised by Harry and Mary ( Cartwright) Krueger. On June 24, 1950, Ken married the love of his life, June Marilyn (Spanggard) Krueger, in Lake Forest, IL. June preceded Ken...
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Alexander R. Powell

April 19, 2002 - June 29, 2019

Alexander R. Powell, age 17, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 19, 2002, in McHenry, the son of Kevin and Angela (Barkhurst) Powell. Alex was going to be a senior at McHenry West High School and loved playing for the water polo team. He had enlisted in the military and was a poolee for the United States Marines. He loved snowmobiling,...
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Delores E. Glawe

April 28, 1934 - June 27, 2019

Delores E. Glawe, age 85, of McHenry IL passed away on June 27, 2019 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Arlington Heights on April 28, 1934, the daughter of Otto and Alma (Oestmann) Fiene. On December 1, 1951 she married the love of her life Richard Glawe who preceded her in death in 2017. Delores worked at various factory jobs. She was a...
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Ethel Christina Nell

March 27, 1921 - June 23, 2019

Ethel Christina Nell, age 98, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, June 23rd. She was born March 27, 1921, in Johnsburg, IL. Ethel was the eldest of three children of Henry M. Nell and Clara (Freund) Nell. She was born and raised in Johnsburg. When in her twenties, Ethel and her sister moved to New Jersey. She remained employed there in wait staff management at a New Jersey Country Club...
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Lewelyn Rohleder

July 19, 1956 - June 21, 2019

Lewelyn Rohleder, age 62, of Ingleside, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 19, 1956, to the late Norman and Carol (nee Limb) Murdock, in Cedar City, Utah. Lewelyn grew up in Utah and moved to Illinois when she started a family. She was a worthy member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In her free time, she enjoyed baking and...
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Bonnie J. Pociask

March 30, 1944 - June 18, 2019

Bonnie J. Pociask, age 75, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 18, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and beloved cat, Binky. She was born on March 30, 1944, in Chicago, to the late Walter and Barbara (Halloran) Saran. More than anything, Bonnie loved her family. Her most important role was being Mimi to her cherished grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Moore

January 15, 1955 - June 13, 2019

Jacqueline R. "Jackie" Moore, age 64, of Island Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 13, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 15, 1955, to the late Robert and Marion (nee Stuck) Tarrance, in Chicago. On August 15, 1986, she married the love of her life, Douglas Moore, in Bensenville, Illinois. Jackie enjoyed taking care of her flowers and feeding all the...
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Monika H. Redetzky

March 15, 1921 - June 12, 2019

Monika H. (Meissner) Redetzky was born in Reichenbach, Germany on March 15, 1921. She passed on to encounter her next journey on June 12, 2019 with her daughter, Barbara M. Powers, and beloved family pet, Trouper, at her side. She experienced a long and very eventful life, having fled her home during WWII and emigrating to the USA with her husband in 1951. Speaking only German, she taught...
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Barbara M. DeMar

August 19, 1916 - June 10, 2019

Barbara M. DeMar, age 102, passed away at her home on Monday, June 10, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Greenwood, WI, on August 19, 1916, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (nee Shober) Kohlnhofer. In September of 1940, she married Joseph G. DeMar, Sr. Barbara was raised on a farm in Central Wisconsin. During her lifetime, she worked very hard at everything she did...
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George Mitch Gaskell

February 19, 1929 - June 9, 2019

George Mitch Gaskell of McHenry, born 02/19/1929 in London England passed away Sunday June 9th. Beloved husband of Barbara Gaskell, dear father of Debbie Gaskell, Mitch Gaskell and Christopher Gaskell (Denise). Stepfather of Jim (Janet) Swerbenski, Steve (Carrie) Swerbenski, Jean (Al) Elarde. Also survived by his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mitch served in the British Army but...
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Lynnette J. Mosson

March 20, 1969 - June 8, 2019

Lynnette J. Mosson, age 50, of McHenry, passed away Saturday evening, June 8, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Lynn was born March 20, 1969, in Arlington Heights, the daughter of Ross and the late Leslie (Miller) Randazzo. Lynn worked for many years as a Purchasing Agent and will always be remembered as an Awesome & Dedicated Friend. Lynn was a very Proud and Loving Mom, who enjoyed...
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Lois R. Prust

April 24, 1939 - June 7, 2019

Born: April 24, 1939 Died: June 7, 2019 Lois R. Prust, 80, died June 7, after a 2 year battle with cancer. Lois was born in Chicago to Ferdinand and Helen Rosa. When she was a young girl, the family moved to Crystal Lake where her parents operated a hotel on the north shore of Crystal Lake. Lois graduated from Crystal Lake Central High School in the class of 1957. On August 17, 1963,...
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Joanne Tackitt

March 10, 1941 - June 3, 2019

Joanne Tackitt, age 78, of McHenry, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at JourneyCare in Woodstock. She was born in Milwaukee, WI to Julius and Ione Stordeur on March 10, 1941. Joanne was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by her loving husband, James H. Tackitt, two daughters: Valerie Lynn Gilbert (Tony Abfall), Denise Ann Gilbert (Roger...
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Lavonne Louise Fleming

June 6, 1935 - June 1, 2019

Lavonne Louise Fleming, age 83, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2019, in Peoria. She was born in Woodstock, IL on June 6, 1935, the daughter of John and Helen (nee Ohlrich) Hoch. On October 6, 1956, she married the love of her life, Everett Fleming. In her younger days, Lavonne was a motorcyclist. She enjoyed gardening and playing the organ. Her favorite outdoor activity was camping and she...
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Lori A. Berge

March 18, 1965 - May 31, 2019

Lori A. Berge, age 54, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 in McHenry IL. She was born in Melrose Park, IL., on March 18, 1965, the daughter of Herbert and Doris (Meyer) Voth. On March 10, 1984, she married the love of her life, Dean Berge in Arlington Heights, IL. Lori loved to spend time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids. She enjoyed traveling to Mexico as often as she...
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Edward N. Surges

January 13, 1929 - May 29, 2019

Edward N. Surges (age 90) died on May 29, 2019, beloved husband of Kathryn, dear son of the late Philip and Lena Surges. He is survived by his stepdaughters Amy and Laura; granddaughters Emma, April, and Maria; his sister Gladys Murphy (the late Patrick); eleven nephews and nieces; and many grandnephews and grandnieces. He is the brother of the late Lloyd (the late Mary Ann) Surges. Ed attended...
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Joye Ann Adams

October 31, 1927 - May 26, 2019

Joye Ann Adams, 91, of McHenry, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family's love on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Joye was born on October 31, 1927 in Woodstock, IL to parents Isaac and Vera Fish. In September of 1946, she married the love of her life, Albert "Alby" Adams in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Woodstock, IL. They made their home in McHenry where they raised their five children. Joye...
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Constance "Connie" Marie Hansen

October 1, 1953 - May 26, 2019

Constance "Connie" Marie Hansen, age 65, of McHenry passed away on May 26, 2019 at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago surrounded by her loving family. Connie was born in Cincinnati, OH on October 1, 1953 the daughter of Robert Leo and Ruth Constance Smith. She married the love of her life Gary Hansen on October 16, 1971 at St. Paul of the Cross Church. Connie is survived by her beloved husband...
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Thomas R. Miller

September 19, 1944 - May 24, 2019

Thomas R. Miller, age 74, of McHenry, IL and Normandy, FL, passed away Friday evening, May 24th, 2019 in McHenry.
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Scott Robert Haase

May 22, 1963 - May 23, 2019

Scott Robert Haase, age 56, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Thursday, May 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 22, 1963, the son of Bernhardt and Nanci (nee Juron) Haase. On May 2, 2015, Scott married the love of his life, Kristine Palmer. Scott was extremely proud of his 21 years of sobriety. He sponsored many others in the program and gained countless lifelong...
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Mary Ellen Baker

April 4, 1928 - May 22, 2019

Mary Ellen Baker, age 91, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Woodstock. Formerly of Ringwood, Illinois, she grew up in Manchester, Iowa, where she was born to Jay and Matilda (nee Reese) Hatfield, on April 4, 1928. On March 2, 1955, she married the love of her life, Arthur Baker, in Iowa. For many years, Mary Ellen enjoyed her job in the school lunchroom at Johnsburg Elementary...
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Dorothy Ann Pahr

July 26, 1930 - May 22, 2019

Dorothy Ann Pahr (nee Mahoney) born July 26, 1930 in Chicago, IL passed away in her home in McHenry, IL on May 22,2019 surrounded by her children. She is survived by 6 of her 7 children, Helen (Robert) Kerwin, Mary (Sam) Bender, Robert Pahr, Nanette (Lester) Johnson, Michael Pahr and Denise Pahr. Her son John E. Pahr passed away in September 2007. She is also survived by 18 Grandchildren, 20...
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Ellen Marie Tomes

May 3, 1955 - May 20, 2019

Ellen Marie Tomes, age 64, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Monday, May 20, 2019, surrounded by family, at JourneyCare Hospice, Woodstock. She was born May 3, 1955, to the late Russ and Shirley (DiFatta) Sparacino, in Chicago. On May 7, 1988, she married the love of her life, Gregory Tomes. Ellen's joy was to be around her family, surrounded by love and laughter. She was selfless and...
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Delbert Lawson "Del" Hendrix

December 5, 1933 - May 17, 2019

Delbert Lawson "Del" Hendrix passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Del was born in a red barn to Albert and Nellie (Hollis) Hendrix in the tiny rural community of Happy Corners, Arkansas. He was raised on a cotton farm that his father farmed with a team of horses, Dick and Dan. One of Del's chores was to water the horses and he was always amazed by the amount...
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Patricia Ann Slaughter

April 15, 1940 - May 16, 2019

Patricia Ann Slaughter, age 79, of McHenry passed away peacefully on May 16, 2019 at JourneryCare Hospice in Barrington. She was born on April 15, 1940 in Chicago, the daughter of James Hurst and Gladys (Robert) Keller. She married Jack Slaughter on January 30, 1960 in Roselle IL. Pat owned Stuc's Pizza in McHenry for 13 years. She loved going to their vacation home in Adams, WI. Pat...
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Annette L. Rizzo

October 7, 1970 - May 13, 2019

Annette L. Rizzo left us on Monday, May 13, 2019. Annette was born in Chicago, October 7, 1970, the daughter to Salvador and Patricia (nee Booss) Rizzo, Sr. She is the loving mother to Alexa, Michael and Angelique; and dear sister to Salvador and Dawn. Family and friends were Annette's love and joy. She was a remarkable cook and loved spending time in the kitchen, cooking for her family and...
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Lorraine Marie Smolzer

April 27, 1935 - May 12, 2019

Lorraine Marie (nee Vavrick) Smolzer, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Alden-Poplar Creek Rehab Center, Hoffman Estates. She was born April 27, 1935, to the late Thomas and Louise (nee Voss) Vavrick. On October 15, 1955, she married the love of her life, the late John Smolzer, in Chicago. Lorraine was a long-time member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. In...
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Vivian E. Schutzman

February 3, 1924 - May 7, 2019

Vivian E. Schutzman, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Valley Hi Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Des Plaines, Illinois, on February 3, 1924, the daughter of John and Irma (nee Hollman) Meister. Vivian was a homemaker who loved to cook and bake for her family. She volunteered her time at church and for the Lutheran General...
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Richard A. Bruski

November 13, 1934 - May 6, 2019

Richard A. Bruski, age 84, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019. He was born November 13, 1934, the son of (the late) Alexander and Mary (nee Dziadula) Bruski. On May 4, 1957, he married the love of his life, Carole Lidbury. Richard proudly served our country in the United States Navy and then went on to work for the Chicago Police Department and retired as a Sergeant after 33 years. He went on...
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Jerry Vandall

February 15, 1945 - May 5, 2019

Jerry Wayne Vandall, age 74 of McHenry, went to be with our Lord on May 5, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 15, 1945, to the late Edgar T. and Macel E. (Milam) Vandall, in Lawton, WV. On February 3, 1966, he married the love of his life, Ruth E. Cales, in Bradley, WV. More than anything, Jerry loved his family. He was an avid Chicago sports fan; always...
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Jason L. Triplett

April 22, 1976 - May 5, 2019

Jason L. Triplett, age 43, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 5, 2019. He was born in Waukegan on April 22, 1976, the son of Terry Triplett and Linda Van Dyke. Jason was very much into wrestling during his grade school and high school years and he excelled at it. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading. He always dreamed of becoming a truck driver and his dream came true. Jason very...
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June Krueger

July 9, 1928 - May 1, 2019

June Marilyn Krueger, age 90, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at her home. She was born July 9, 1928, to the late Frank and Edna (nee Peterson) Spanggard, in Waukegan. On June 24, 1950, June married the love of her life, Kenneth Robert Krueger, in Lake Forest, IL. June was a lifelong member of Sycamore United Methodist Church, and a proud member of Chi Omega...
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Diane L. Rodgers

December 24, 1935 - April 25, 2019

Diane L. Rodgers, age 83, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. She was born December 24, 1935, the daughter of Louis M. and Concetta (nee Abbinanti) Pierpaoli. On May 29, 1954, she married the love of her life, Frank Rodgers, in Chicago. Diane loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great...
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Robert W. "Bob" Neel

August 13, 1949 - April 23, 2019

Robert W. "Bob" Neel, age 69, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly April 23,2019. He was born August 13, 1949, in Libertyville, to the late Junior and Margaret ( Wallenwein) Neel. On May 17, 1973, he married the love of his life, Connie Jean Erickson. Bob worked in construction, truck driving, and as a custodian. He loved the Cubsand the Bears. Bob was a homebody who enjoyed working in the...
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Richard E. Hansen

August 28, 1946 - April 19, 2019

Richard E. Hansen, age 72, of Johnsburg, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019. He was born August 28, 1946, to the late Emmett and Marie (nee Todd) Hansen. Richard proudly served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Korea, working as an MP, during Vietnam. After serving in the military, Richard worked for 30 years with the Illinois Bell Telephone Company. Richard was known...
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Catherine M. Brandt

October 8, 1954 - April 18, 2019

Catherine M. Brandt, age 64, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 18, 2019. She was born October 8, 1954, to the late George and Ila (nee Leland) Demco. On May 29, 1976, she married the love of her life, Stephen Brandt, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Cathy was an avid gardener. She enjoyed being outside and providing food and shelter for butterflies and other insects. Plants were...
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Diane E. Rimmer

May 25, 1950 - April 15, 2019

Diane E. Rimmer, 68, of Twin Lakes, WI passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2019. She was born May 25, 1950 in Chicago, IL to the late Bernard and Ethel Kolb. On December 1, 1973 she married her loving husband, Jack Rimmer. Diane was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who valued God and her family above all things. She worked as a fourth and fifth grade teacher in the...
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Mildred Elizabeth "Millie" Loh

June 15, 1930 - April 14, 2019

Mildred Elizabeth "Millie" Loh, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019. She was born June 15, 1930, in Chicago. Millie worked in Chicago as an Executive Secretary. Millie was classy and sassy. She was impeccably dressed with perfect hair and lipstick. Millie moved to McHenry with the love of her life, Ray Loh. Together, they traveled the world. Even after Ray passed, she continued to travel...
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Richard E. Cashin

March 13, 1963 - April 14, 2019

Richard E. Cashin, age 56, of Wonder Lake, passed away at home on Sunday, April 14, 2019, after a long and very courageous battle with liver cancer. He was born March 13, 1963, to Thomas and Joyce Cashin, in Woodstock. He is survived by his mother, Joyce Cashin; wife, Kelly Cashin; son, Richard Cashin; daughter, Kelsey Cashin; brother, Gregory (Jennifer) Cashin; and nieces: Madelyn and Allyson...
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William Norton Zais

March 15, 1947 - April 10, 2019

William Norton Zais, age 72, of Lakemoor, passed away Wednesday evening at Northwestern Medical Center in McHenry. Bill was born March 15, 1947, in Burlington, Vermont, the son of Bernard and Mary (Norton) Zais. On April 6, 1984, Bill married the love of his life, Mary Pat Hidding in Chicago. They were blessed to have just celebrated their 35th Wedding Anniversary. Bill worked for many...
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Rosalie K. Hancock

September 4, 1941 - April 10, 2019

Rosalie K. Hancock, age 77, of McCullom Lake, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 10, 2019. She was born September 4, 1941, to the late Michael and Wanda (nee Kubicz) Kroll. On May 18, 1968, she married the love of her life, Christopher Brian Hancock, at Our Lady of Grace Church, Chicago. Rosalie worked at LaSalle Insurance Company and Valley View Middle School before retiring from MZ II....
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Ana "Gina" Scaccio

March 23, 1968 - March 31, 2019

Ana R. "Gina" Scaccio, age 51, of McHenry, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019, at her home. She was born March 23, 1968, the daughter of Hans Gygli and Joyce Olson, in Los Angeles, CA. Gina loved driving her car and being an over the road truck driver. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her children: Richard, Stacey, Katie, and Eric; cherished grandchildren:...
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William T. "Bill" Schneider

December 29, 1955 - March 22, 2019

William T. ("Bill") Schneider, 63, a lifelong resident of McHenry, died March 22, 2019 at the Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. Bill was born December 29, 1955 the son of Michael and Frances Schneider. He graduated from the American Academy of Art, class of 1976. A talented artist in multiple mediums, including painting and photography, his works include the original McHenry Parks &...
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Wilburn M. "Ike" Isaacson

October 25, 1925 - March 18, 2019

Wilburn M. "Ike" Isaacson, age 93, of McHenry, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Journey Care Hospice in Woodstock. Ike was born October 25, 1925 in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, the son of Wilburn and Anne (DeLappe) Isaacson. After graduating high school, Ike proudly served our country during World War II, serving in the United States Navy. On December 26, 1949, Ike married the former Gladys...
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Rosemary Kolosick

December 24, 1942 - March 18, 2019

Rosemary Kolosick, age 76, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly on Monday morning, March 18, 2019 at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. Rosemary was born December 24, 1942, in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph and Constance (Costa) Sapore. On June 4, 1966, she married Paul Kolosick, Jr., in St. Williams Catholic Church in Chicago. Rosemary was a great cook and enjoyed baking. She will...
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Helen K. Schmitt

April 6, 1926 - March 15, 2019

Helen K. Schmitt, age 92, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 in Woodstock, IL. She was born in Volo, IL on April 6, 1926, the daughter of Mathias and Katherine (Diedrich) Brown. On June 23, 1948 she married (the late) Richard Schmitt, at St. Peter's in Volo. Helen loved to play cards, dominoes, pinochle, King's Korner and Scrabble, according to the Schmitt family rules. She enjoyed crocheting,...
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Bette Jeanette O'Brien

January 21, 1923 - March 10, 2019

Bette J. O'Brien, 96, of McHenry, died comfortably on March 10th, 2019, at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock. Born January 21, 1923, in McHenry, she is predeceased by her husband, William J. O'Brien and her brother Bernard (Bernie) Buss. Bette was a selfless mother and homemaker, raising six children while working as a bookkeeper/accountant for various local businesses in McHenry, and as a...
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Eugene "Gene" Miller

June 26, 1924 - March 9, 2019

Eugene J. Miller, age 94, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 26, 1924, to the late John and Anna (nee Jung) Miller, in Ringwood, Illinois. On April 28, 1984, he married the love of his life, Clarice. Gene was a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during World War II. Gene truly embraced the term,...
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Betty Dumproff

October 1, 1926 - March 2, 2019

Betty Dumproff, age 92, of Union, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 2, 2019. She was born October 1, 1926, to the late John and Kate (nee Weber) Freund. On April 14, 1958, she married the love of her life, Paul Dumproff, at Sacred Heart Church, Marengo. Paul and Betty owned the Village Trading Post, in Union, for 42 years. In her free time, she enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. ...
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Samuel "Sam" Rio

March 7, 1947 - March 2, 2019

Samuel J. "Sam" Rio, age 71, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully, March 2, 2019. He was born March 7, 1947, to the late Joseph Sr, and Josephine (nee Mannone) Rio. On September 7, 1968, he married the love of his life, Christine Scaccia, at St. Beatrice Church, Schiller Park. Sam loved golfing and went every day he could. He also enjoyed boating in his free time. Sam will be greatly...
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Annabelle R. Klier

December 15, 1928 - February 28, 2019

Annabelle R. Klier, age 90, of McHenry passed away peacefully on February 28, 2019 at Alden Terrace in McHenry. She was born on December 15, 1928 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, the daughter of Herman F. Tilch and Hattie Tilch Thurman (née Lindsteadt). She married the late Walter H. Klier on May 13, 1950. Annabelle enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading and cardinals, (the birds, not the ball team). ...
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Mary Paula Harrison

December 31, 1927 - February 28, 2019

Mary Paula Harrison, 91, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2019, surrounded by family members. Paula was born in Chicago on December 31, 1927 to James & Lillian Feeney. She is survived by a sister, Lois Kawczynski, four children: Frank Harrison (Kathy), Lois Maltry, Paula Doren, and Jim Harrison (Carolyn); fifteen grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was...
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Janice "Jan" Tvaroh

August 12, 1942 - February 28, 2019

Janice "Jan" Tvaroh, age 76, of Johnsburg, passed away February 28, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 12, 1942, to the late Albert and Kathryn (nee Michels) Huff. On September 11, 1965, she married the love of her life, Terry Tvaroh, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Johnsburg. Jan catered with her mother, Katie, at the Johnsburg Community Club for many years. ...
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Leonard "Joe" Loy

September 2, 1944 - February 28, 2019

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...
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O. Gregory Johnson

November 27, 1946 - February 26, 2019

O. Gregory Johnson, 72, of McHenry, passed away on February 26. Greg was born in St. Louis, MO on November 27, 1946. He grew up in Bloomington, IL racing in soap box derbies, playing sports, writing for the local paper and hosting a radio show. Greg graduated from Bloomington Central Catholic High School. He went on to earn a degree in education from Illinois State University in 1968 and...
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Judith Odehnal

November 3, 1944 - February 21, 2019

Judith Odehnal, age 74, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 3, 1944, daughter of Robert and Helen Byers. Judith and her husband, Laddie, lived in Florida for 20 years. She recently came back to Wonder Lake in April of 2018. Judith enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She...
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John "Jack" Knoll

July 4, 1935 - February 19, 2019

Woodstock – John "Jack" Knoll, 83, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at McHenry County Valley Hi in Woodstock, IL. He was born on the Fourth of July 1935, in Northbrook, IL. The son of John and Elsa (Heppner) Knoll. Jack married Jane Bremer from Des Plaines, IL on November 29, 1958, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenview, IL. After they were married, he went into the service for 2 years....
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Ruth E. Simone

February 18, 2019

Born September 22, 1921 went to be with her beloved Johnny on February 18, 2019. Married John P. Simone (deceased) on January 10, 1942. She is survived by her loving daughters Diane (Gary) Seymour of McHenry, IL and Donna J. Simone of Highlands Ranch, CO. Also surviving are her nieces Louise Bultman of Des Plaines and Joanne Herold of Midlothian and nephew Harold (Carole) Ulmer of Sun Lakes AZ....
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Brandy Kristine Lonski

June 2, 1993 - February 18, 2019

Brandy Kristine Lonski, age 25, of Spring Grove, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 18, 2019, at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Brandy was born June 2, 1993, the daughter of Thomas and Dawn (Brose) Long. On May 18, 2018, Brandy married Daniel McGraw in Woodstock, IL. Brandy attended North Bridge Church. She enjoyed kayaking, frolfing, and art, including painting,...
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Mariellen P. Mader

March 10, 1951 - February 15, 2019

Mariellen P. (nee Brockmeyer) Mader, age 67, of Bull Valley, passed away peacefully Friday, February 15, 2019, at NorthWestern Medical Center, McHenry, surrounded by all of her loving family. She was born March 10, 1951, to the late Thomas and Patricia (nee Dunne) Brockmeyer. On June 24, 1978, she married the love of her life, William Mader, at SS. Faith, Hope, & Charity Catholic Church,...
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William R. Wehrs

July 1, 1937 - February 12, 2019

William R. Wehrs, age 81, of Johnsburg, IL passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 while on vacation with his longtime companion, Susan, in Puerto Vallarta. He was born July 1, 1937 in Chicago, the son of the late Raymond Sr. and Florence (Halloran) Wehrs. He is survived by his ex-wife Phyllis and their three children William Jr. (Leslie), Pamela (Brigg) Johnston, and Cynthia (James) Rowe and...
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Shirley O'Donoghue

December 29, 1931 - February 10, 2019

Shirley Ann (Montpelier) O'Donoghue, age 87, passed to her rest on February 10, 2019 at her home in McHenry, IL. She was born on December 29, 1931 in Ogdensburg, NY to the late Theodore and Bertha (Goulet) Montpelier. Shirley graduated from Saint Mary's Academy in Ogdensburg, NY with the class of 1950. On July 9, 1951, Shirley married the late Edward J. O'Donoghue. The family moved to Grand...
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Gertrude Dorothy Jessup

December 10, 1916 - February 10, 2019

Gertrude Dorothy (Strohmaier) Jessup, 102, of Crystal Lake, IL (formerly of McHenry), died February 10, 2019. Born December 10, 1916, to Charles and Paula Strohmaier, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she married Paul S. Jessup on May 16, 1936, and moved to McHenry, Illinois, in 1949. Gert was a strong, kind, loving, and independent woman dedicated to her family. A graduate of Spenserian Business...
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Thomas "Casey" Van Der Bosch

November 21, 1939 - February 9, 2019

Thomas J. "Casey" Van Der Bosch, age 79, of McHenry passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Northwestern Medical Center in McHenry. He was born in Chicago on November 21, 1939, the son of Edward W. and Josephine (O'Neill) Van Der Bosch. He married Cornelia McMahon on April 28, 1962. He is survived by his beloved wife Cornelia; his 5 children; 13 grandchildren as well as one great-grand...
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