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Our Obituaries

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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Eleanor V. Pawlikowski

December 29, 1922 - February 7, 2019

Eleanor V. Pawlikowski, age 96, of Crystal Lake Illinois, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2019 at Northwestern Medical Center in McHenry, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 29, 1922 in Caledonia, Minnesota, the daughter of August and Agnes (Leary) Schulte. She married Leonard Pawlikowski on February 9, 1946 in Aurora, Colorado, and they spent 72 wonderful years...
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Elizabeth A. Schubert

September 3, 1945 - February 4, 2019

Elizabeth A. Schubert, age 73, passed away at her home on Monday, February 4, 2019. She was born to Mary (Klein) and John Nett on September 3, 1945. Elizabeth (Liz) worked at Rae Motors after graduation and remained with the company for over forty years. She married Jack Schubert. He preceded her in death in 1986. Liz continued on with Acorn Ridge Nursery for several years until she...
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Joan Elizabeth Badgley

July 27, 1935 - February 4, 2019

Joan E. Badgley, age 83, of McHenry, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019. She was born July 27, 1935, to the late James and Elsie (nee Rose) Thompson. Joan was born on a farm in Galva, IL, and raised on a farm in Kewanee, IL. After high school, she majored in English at Marycrest College, where she was Valedictorian. Upon graduation, she moved to Chicago. Joan taught English in the Skokie...
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George "Kip" Kunzer, Jr.

November 5, 1939 - February 2, 2019

George "Kip" H. Kunzer, Jr., age 79, long time resident of McHenry and retired Installation Supervisor at Western Electric/AT&T, passed away on February 2, 2019. Kip grew up in Hartland, Illinois. Kip enjoyed woodworking, being outdoors and tinkering with his cars and motorcycles. Kip is survived by his loving wife Julie Ann Kunzer, his four daughters Carrie (John Travers), Laurie (David...
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James M. O'Shea

June 9, 1943 - January 29, 2019

James M. O'Shea, age 75, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019. He was born June 9, 1943, to the late James and Thelma O'Shea. On October 12, 1968, he married the love of his life, Patsy Corso. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Patsy, and dear children: Suzanne O'Shea and Nathan (Cathy Tiberi) O'Shea. James was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be...
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Kenneth "Ken" Kwolik

April 8, 1952 - January 28, 2019

Kenneth J. "Ken" Kwolik, age 66, of McHenry, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019. He was born April 8, 1952, to the late Walter and Marie (nee Dray) Kwolik, in Chicago. On November 14, 1970, he married the love of his life, Valerie "Val" Gleason. Ken was an avid Cubs fan. He had a passion for camping, fishing, and cars. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his...
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Emitt R. Roberts

December 29, 1930 - January 27, 2019

Johnsburg-Roberts, Emitt (1930-2019). Died peacefully on January 27. Born in Kirksville, MO on December 29, 1930 to Emitt V. Roberts and Helen (Marquith) Roberts. Survived by his children, Cindy (Victor), Mike (Karen), Jeff (Sandy), Brian (Lisa), sister, Arlis, 11 Grandchildren: Mark, Crystal, Joshua, Michelle, Timothy, Amber, Abigail, Brianne, Parker, Jacob, and Faith; and 3 great...
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Michael J. Sorensen

May 11, 1982 - January 25, 2019

Michael J. Sorensen, age 36, of Woodstock passed away on January 25, 2019 at JourneyCare Hospice in Woodstock with his family by his side. He was born on May 11, 1982 in Woodstock IL, the son of James G. (Lisa) Sorensen and Alyce (Massheimer) Sorensen. Michael was a gentle soul, who always saw good in others. He enjoyed cooking and video gaming. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. ...
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Scott Kenneth Sveen

June 6, 1957 - January 23, 2019

Scott Kenneth Sveen, age 61, life-long resident of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 23, 2019. He was born June 6, 1957, to the late Kenneth O. and Ruth J. (nee Hauk) Sveen. Scott graduated from McHenry High School in 1975. He went on to attend Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN, graduating in 1984. Scott worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He was a...
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Albert Johann Treu

August 24, 1958 - January 21, 2019

Albert J. Treu, age 60, of Algonquin, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, at his home. He was born August 24, 1958, the son of Albert M. and Margarete (nee Greinel) Treu. Albert loved to vacation. He worked hard so he could get away, especially to Hawaii and Florida. In his free time, he enjoyed camping, riding his motorcycle, and fishing. He will always be remembered for "pirates,...
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Paul Dumproff

March 28, 1929 - January 19, 2019

Paul Dumproff, age 89, of Union, passed away peacefully, Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Florence Nursing Home, Marengo. He was born March 28, 1929, to the late George and Helen (nee Nelson) Dumproff, in Elgin. On April 14, 1958, he married the love of his life, Betty Freund, at Sacred Heart Church, Marengo. Paul served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He then owned the...
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Lois Joeann Stark

October 5, 1934 - January 17, 2019

Lois J. Stark, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 17, 2019, at The Cottages of Fox Lake. She was born October 5, 1934, to the late Elmer and Rose (nee Laufenbuger) Williams, in Highland Park, IL. On July 3, 1954, she married the love of her life, Ralph Stark, Sr. Lois enjoyed going to the casino and watching movies. She was also known for being an exceptional cook....
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John Joseph Zelkovich

July 23, 1934 - January 13, 2019

John Joseph Zelkovich, age 84, of Bull Valley, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at his home. He was born July 23, 1934, in Chicago, the son of the late Peter and Mary (Rosich) Zelkovich. On August 17, 1974, John married Kathy Leland, at St. Jerome's Catholic Church in Chicago. Proud of his Croatian heritage, John grew up on the south side of Chicago and was an avid White...
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Joan D. Larkin

March 23, 1928 - January 9, 2019

Joan D. Larkin, 90, of McHenry, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 9, 2019 after complications from pneumonia. She will be greatly missed by a very large circle of family and friends. A lifelong resident of McHenry, Joan was born on March 23, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Harry and Elvera Durland. She graduated from McHenry Community High School in 1946, and married Gerald Larkin on...
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Russell J. Kennedy (Johnson)

November 19, 1966 - January 7, 2019

Russell J. Kennedy (Johnson) Russell was born on November 19, 1966, in Chicago, IL. He passed away on January 7, 2019, in Glenwood Springs, CO. He attended Northwestern Military Academy and Wm. Fremd High School. Russell was a carpenter by trade. He was a free spirit who loved the mountains, fishing, snow-boarding, and the outdoors. He is survived by his mother, Patricia (Gaylord)...
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John P. McAndrews

March 29, 1931 - January 7, 2019

John Patrick McAndrews, 87, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, of McHenry, IL, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family, January 7, 2019. He was born in Chicago, IL on March 29, 1931. John graduated from Lane Tech High School, worked in the trades, served in the Army during the Korean War, then continued his career as an electrician with IBEW 134. He was married to his...
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Angela Schilling

October 24, 1924 - January 6, 2019

Angela Schilling, 94, of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin passed away at hospice in Woodstock, Illinois on January 6, 2019. She was born Luigia Angela Maria Fantini in Villafaletto, Province of Cuneo, Italy on October 24, 1924, the daughter of Giuseppe Primo and Anna Maria (nee Paoletti) Fantini. Angela met Wayne T. Smith during World War II in Italy. After the war, she came to the United States and...
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John Henry Koscher

October 20, 1945 - January 6, 2019

John Henry Koscher, age 73, of McHenry, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 6, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. John was born October 20, 1945 in North Judson, Indiana, the son of Joseph and Charlotte (Yeager) Koscher. On August 12, 1978, he married Cathy Cserep at Shepherd of the Hills Church in McHenry. John worked in the electronics' industry for many years. He retired in 2012...
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Jonathan Joseph Fritch

October 1, 1985 - January 5, 2019

Jonathan Joseph Fritch, age 33, of McHenry, passed away January 5, 2019. He was born October 1, 1985 in Woodstock, the son of Robert J. Fritch Jr. and Nancy Ann Luttrell. Jonathan loved bugs, traveling and exploring Mayan ruins. He enjoyed sending lots of pictures to his friends as well as playing with fire sticks and poi balls. He loved to fish and play disc golf with friends. On occasion...
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Robert James Rauhut

November 4, 1943 - January 1, 2019

Robert James Rauhut, age 75, of Johnsburg, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at his home. Robert was born November 4, 1943, in Chicago, the son of the late Howard E. and Mae (Stern) Rauhut . On March 27, 1965, Robert married Nancy Teichman. Nancy preceded Robert in death on August 14, 2013. Robert is survived by his children, Gregory (Kim) Rauhut, Kerry Francisco, Kenneth (Dana) Rauhut,...
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John H. Grandt, JR.

January 1, 2019

John H. Grandt Jr., age 87, of McHenry passed away peacefully at his home on January 1, 2019, with the help of Journey Care. John was born in Schiller Park, IL. to John and Lillian (nee Marquardt) Grandt. In 1935 the family moved to McHenry, IL to work and live on A. J. Krecker truck and vegetable farm. The farm was located on 185 acres on route 31, south of McHenry about one mile. On part...
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Elmer "Jim" Gorham

October 27, 1943 - December 30, 2018

Elmer "Jim" Gorham, age 75, of McHenry, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Sunday, December 30, 2018, at JourneyCare Hospice, Woodstock. He was born October 27, 1943, to the late Henry and Avice (nee Pierce) Gorham in Woodstock, IL. On May 15, 1965, he married the love of his life, Sandra Rodenkirch, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, McHenry. Jim attended Marion Central High School,...
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Rose Santi

January 11, 1927 - December 28, 2018

Rose Santi (nee Lorusso), affectionately known as "Noni", age 91, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Friday, December 28, 2018, at JourneyCare Hospice Facility, Barrington. She was born January 11, 1927, to the late Michael and Filomena (nee DeSantis) Lorusso, in Italy. On October 28, 1950, she married the love of her life, Victor C. Santi, at St. James Catholic Church, Highwood, IL. Rose is...
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Mae C. Wagner

May 10, 1922 - December 27, 2018

Mae C. Wagner, age 96, of McHenry, passed away peacefully December 27, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 10, 1922 and raised by her grandparents John and Margaret Schmitt. On August 22, 1942, she married the love of her life, LeRoy Wagner, at St. John the Baptist Church, Johnsburg. Mae was a loving wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma. Her most precious times were those...
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Paul I. Morck, Jr.

October 16, 1932 - December 23, 2018

Paul I. Morck, Jr., age 86, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully, Sunday, December 23, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 16, 1932, to the late Paul Sr. and Anna (nee Holm) Morck, in Chicago. On August 11, 1956, he married the love of his life, Rosa Oster, at Jehovah Lutheran Church, Chicago. Paul served in the US Army during the Korean War for three years. After...
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LeRoy A. Hiller

April 14, 1939 - December 18, 2018

LeRoy A. Hiller, age 79, of McHenry, IL, passed away December 18, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. LeRoy was born to Mary and Leo Hiller on April 14, 1939. He married Bernadette Wegener on April 16, 1966. He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Leo and Mary (nee, Schmitt) Hiller; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Marge Hiller; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Bob Knox,...
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Joseph P. Sullivan, Sr.

March 26, 1929 - December 17, 2018

Joseph P. Sullivan, Sr, age 89, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully, Monday, December 17, 2018, at Crystal Pines. He was born March 26, 1929, to the late Ray and Helen (nee Esford) Sullivan. On November 3, 1962, he married the love of his life, Patricia Jean (nee Cristy), at Christ the King Church, Wonder Lake. Joseph was a lifelong Real Estate agent in Wonder Lake and was a 50-year...
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Patricia Madsen

November 14, 1942 - December 14, 2018

Patricia A. Madsen, age 76, of Johnsburg passed peacefully on December 14, 2018 at Lexington Health Care Center in Lake Zurich with her loving family by her side. Patricia was born on November 14, 1942 in Chicago, the daughter of George and Lottie (Sapala) Papak. She married the love of her life, Keith Madsen, in November of 1967 and they spent 49 years together until his passing in 2016. ...
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Henryk Sobus

November 24, 1964 - December 11, 2018

Henryk Sobus passed peacefully in his sleep at 4:00 AM on December 10th having bravely fought cancer of the lungs and kidneys. Born in Żołynia Poland on November 24th, 1964, Henry is survived by a family who admired him dearly: his mother and father Emilia and Jan, his younger brother Richard, the mother of his children, Renata, and his two children, Dorian and Amanda. Henry was a hard-working...
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Ronald D. Wingstrom

October 14, 1956 - December 8, 2018

Ronald David Wingstrom, age 62, of Crystal Lake, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Northwest McHenry Hospital. Ron was born October 14, 1956, in Chicago, the son of John and Edith (Johnson) Wingstrom. He worked for 30 years for the United States Postal Service before retiring as a Postal Clerk. Ron was an avid coin and stamp collector, but more than anything he enjoyed spending...
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Rebecca "Becky" Sweeney

April 17, 1978 - December 8, 2018

Rebecca joined her heavenly family the afternoon of Saturday, December 8, 2018. Becky was born in Aurora, IL and grew up in McHenry, IL. She attended McHenry Community High School-West Campus, and over time began to manage her own cleaning company. Becky will be remembered for her loving, caring, compassionate nature and sense of humor. Many are grateful to have been able to get to know her...
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James J. Tallurico

July 7, 1931 - December 6, 2018

James "Mr. T" Tallurico, age 87, passed away at his home on Thursday, December 6, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago on July 7, 1931, the son of James V. and Mary (nee Blazek) Tallurico. On October 30, 1954, he married the love of his life, Maria Sangirardi at the Presentation Church in Chicago. James was a past Commander for the American Legion. In his spare time,...
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Ellen A. Jones

June 25, 1944 - December 5, 2018

Ellen A. Jones, age 74, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Northwestern Hospital – McHenry. She was born June 25, 1944, to the late Gustav and Wanda (nee Tolinski) Bauer. Ellen loved to play the slot machines. In her free time she also loved to camp and travel. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving children:...
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James A. Wisner

May 8, 1933 - December 5, 2018

James Wisner, loving husband and father of three children, passed away peacefully in his home Wednesday, December 5th at the age of 85 in the presence of his family. Jim was born May, 1933 in Waukegan, Illinois, to Arthur and Minerva Wisner (deceased) of Long Lake, IL. He served two (2) years in the Army during the Korean War, where he learned his cooking skills. He earned his master's degree in...
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R. Riley Obenchain

April 14, 1958 - December 5, 2018

R. Riley Obenchain, resident of Twin Lakes, WI and formerly of Woodstock and Wilmette, Illinois, was felled by cancer on December 5th, 2018 at the way too young age of 60, with his sister Edith, his brother Sam and nephew Eli, by his side. He was an honorable and true son of the late Ralph and Elaine Obenchain, big-hearted brother to Abigail, devoted and cherished brother to Edith, fellow...
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Betty M. Buchel

May 2, 1922 - December 5, 2018

Betty M. Buchel, age 96, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 05, 2018, at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington. She was born in Chicago on May 2, 1922, the daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth (Schaimotait) Ekvall. Betty was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, having served during WWII. She is survived by her loving children: Joe (Jane) Buchel and Greg (Sali) Buchel; dear...
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Mary Lynn Madsen

October 24, 1950 - December 4, 2018

Mary Lynn Madsen, age 68, of McHenry, passed away on December 4, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 24, 1950 to the late John and Shirley Carole. On June 20, 1970 she married her High School sweetheart Charles Madsen. Beloved wife of Charles; Loving mother of Brien (Debbie), Robert (Renee), Charles (Jillian) and Michael (Katie); Cherished grandmother of Morgan, Megan,...
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Eileen D. Huff

April 8, 1941 - December 4, 2018

Eileen D. Huff, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at her home. She was born in Johnsburg on April 8, 1941, the daughter of Albert and Kathryn (nee Michels) Huff. Eileen worked at Oak Industries for 46 years. In her spare time, she loved to travel to Maine and took many vacations there. She had a very strong Catholic faith and loved spending time with her family. They will miss...
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Michael A. Bonagura

April 17, 1928 - December 3, 2018

Michael A. Bonagura, age 90 of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 3, 2018, at JourneyCare-Woodstock. He was born April 17, 1928, to the late Charles and Lucy (nee Varrone) Bonagura. On September 9, 1950, he married the love of his life, Kathleen Byrne, at St. Vincent DePaul, in Brooklyn, NY. Michael worked for Sara Lee Bakery for more than 30 years. In his retirement, he...
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Ignatius "Iggy" Lantvit

November 17, 1953 - December 2, 2018

Ignatius "Iggy" Lantvit, age 65, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 2, 2018. He was born November 17, 1953, to the late Ignatius and Anne (nee Bachner) Lantvit. Some of Iggy's favorite memories were from his visits to Colorado to see the Green's. In his free time, he enjoyed gambling, his motorcycle, playing softball, bowling, golf, and woodworking. Iggy...
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Mary Frances Ainslie

March 7, 1928 - November 29, 2018

Mary Frances Ainslie, age 90, of Spring Grove, passed away on November 29, 2018 at Winchester House in Libertyville, with her loving family by her side. Mary was born on March 7, 1928 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Dennis and Ellen (Twoomey) Downing. On February 9, 1958 she married the love of her life Robert Ainslie at St. Peter Church in Cambridge, MA. Mary lived an extremely...
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Doris Erickson

May 1, 1940 - November 27, 2018

Doris M. Erickson, age 78, of McHenry, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Advocate Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington. Doris was born May 1, 1940, in Konigsberg, Germany, the daughter of Alfred and Kathe (nee Jorgeis) Doehring. On October 5, 1996, Doris married Steven Erickson at Faith Presbyterian Church in McHenry. Doris working as a cosmetologist enjoyed doing hairstyling. ...
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Roman S. Kaminski

September 16, 2018 - November 27, 2018

Roman S. Kaminski, age 91, of Cary passed away on November 27, 2018 at Northwestern Medical Center in Huntley surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 16, 1927 in Chicago, the son of Stanley and Susie (Mieskowski)Kaminski. On June 18, 1949, he married Jeanette Kraus at Holy Innocents Church in Chicago. Roman is survived by his children Paul (Betty) Kaminski, Thomas (Rita)...
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Justin K. Franklin

May 7, 1990 - November 20, 2018

Justin K. Franklin, age 28, of Lakemoor passed away on November 20, 2018 in Elk Grove Village surrounded by his loving family. Justin was born on May 7, 1990 in McHenry the son of Karen and the late Kenneth Franklin. Justin's biggest passion in life was BMX Biking. It gave him a sense of serenity, freedom, and pure utter joy! Throughout the years the Extreme bond Justin shared deeply with the...
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Jeanette B. Arft

April 24, 1949 - November 19, 2018

Jeanette B. Arft, age 69, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018, at Journeycare. She was born in Pittsburg, Texas on April 26, 1949, the daughter of Robert & Rose (Knittel) Balsdon. On February 1, 1969, she married the love of her life, Wayne D. Arft, in Buffalo New York. Jeanette worked as a TWA flight attendant, who in her spare time loved taking care of her animals. She was a horse owner,...
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Subhash Chandra Shah

February 18, 1950 - November 19, 2018


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Howard H. Lexow

January 17, 1930 - November 17, 2018

Howard H. Lexow, age 88, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Woodstock. He was born in Chicago on January 17, 1930, the son of Ralph and Pauline (nee Coufelt) Lexow. On May 25, 1957, he married (the late) Joyce A. Wilson in Chicago. Howard was a great fundraiser for various organizations and an excellent volunteer for hospitals and nursing homes. He was a member of American Legion Post...
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Lester D. Bacon

July 17, 1931 - November 17, 2018

Lester D. Bacon, age 87, of McHenry, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. He was born July 17, 1931, to the late Lester and Eva (nee Adams) Bacon. On February 15, 2003, he married Marion Rein at First United Methodist Church, in McHenry. Lester proudly served with the Marine Corps for over forty years, retiring as Colonel. He is a veteran of the Korean War. Les was also a part of the...
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Genevieve Margaret Gruenholz

March 6, 1944 - November 12, 2018

Genevieve Margaret Gruenholz, age 74, of Woodstock, went home to her Heavenly Father on Monday morning, November 12, 2018, in McHenry, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Genevieve was born March 6, 1944, in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of Elmer and Doris (nee-Brooks) Gruenholz. Genevieve was loving and giving. She enjoyed all the special holidays and had a special way of making...
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Gordon Louis Rehberg

August 17, 1942 - November 9, 2018

Gordon L. Rehberg, age 76, passed away peacefully Friday, November 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 17, 1942, to the late Louis and Evelyn (nee Patoux) Rehberg, in Chicago. On July 22, 1961, he married the love of his life, Patricia Clark, at Christ the King Church, Wonder Lake. Gordon was a longtime resident of the McHenry area. He retired from working as a...
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Lorelei M. Shay

December 4, 1928 - November 4, 2018

Lorelei M. Shay, age 89, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018, in McHenry. She was born in Chicago on December 4, 1928, the daughter of Conrad and Dolores (Merten) Meilicke. Lorelei was a graduate of Stephens College for Women (Missouri). She was an Interior Designer, Artist, Professional Fashion Model, Display Designer (Carson Pirie Scott-State Street) and an accomplished Pianist. She married...
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William "Bill" Smith

August 22, 1942 - November 4, 2018

William "Bill" Foster Smith, age 76, of McHenry, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018. He was born August 22, 1942, to the late Stuart and Anita (nee Foster) Smith. On May 6, 1967, Bill married the love of his life, Joanne "Jo" Okon, in Garden City, Michigan. Bill worked for many years in the banking industry, retiring as a Senior Vice President, in commercial lending. He was a longtime...
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David A. Boger

June 15, 1935 - November 3, 2018

David A. Boger, a longtime resident of McHenry, died on November 3rd, 2018. He was 83 years old. Born in Oak Park, Mr. Boger grew up in the Chicago area. A graduate of Loras College, he also held two graduate degrees from Northern Illinois University. He served for two years in the U.S. Army. Mr. Boger was a career educator, serving for decades as both an elementary school and high...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Grom

July 7, 1930 - November 2, 2018

Jacqueline "Jackie" Grom, age 88, of McHenry, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018, at her home. She was born July 7, 1930, to the late John and Helen (nee Tobin) Theisen, in Chicago. On June 18, 1955, she married the love of her life Robert "Bob" Grom. In the 1960s, Jackie got a job working in the Hilltop School Library to help pay for her kids' college. She switched to Nunda/River East...
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Diane Erdman Overton

October 5, 1963 - October 31, 2018

Diane Erdman Overton, age 55, died unexpectedly at home, in her sleep on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. She was born in Abington, Pennsylvania on October 5, 1963 to John H. Sr. and Margaret Ann (Flinn) Erdman. She graduated from Grant High School in Fox Lake, IL in 1981. She was a devoted and dedicated 911 Dispatcher to the Mundelein Police Department for 25 years. She had positively impacted so...
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Christopher J. Wirtz

July 16, 1949 - October 26, 2018

Christopher "Chris" Wirtz, age 69, of Johnsburg, passed away peacefully with his family present Friday, October 26, 2018, at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. He was born July 16, 1949 to the late Francis and Joan (Byrne) Wirtz, in McHenry, IL. Chris started working at McGee's clothing store in McHenry at the age of 14 for his Uncle Tony. He graduated from Marian Central High School in...
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Frank W Estis

June 6, 1926 - October 25, 2018

Frank W. Estis of McHenry, passed away at his home on Thursday, October 25, 2018. He was born June 6, 1926, in Chicago. Frank proudly served our country from 1942-1946, during World War II, in the United States Navy; serving abroad the USS Atascosa. He was an Advanced License Ham Radio Operator and a life -long member of the VFW. Frank is survived by his children: Alan Estis, Pat...
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Alvina D. Pilat

November 20, 1939 - October 25, 2018

Alvina D. Pilat, age 78, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 25, 2018, in Wonder Lake. She was born in Chicago on November 20, 1939, the daughter of late Emmanuel Frank and Leona Minnie (Merzana) Marek. Alvina loved to sing in the chorus at church. She enjoyed art: painting and making ceramic and plaster pieces. She worked as a bookkeeper and also worked for Southern Corp for 7-11. Her...
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