Leonard "Joe" Loy

Obituary for Leonard "Joe" Loy

September 2, 1944 - February 28, 2019
Johnsburg, Illinois | Age 74

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather


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

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

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

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

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

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

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