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John J Wsol, Jr.

July 21, 1938 - August 2, 2021

John J. Wsol, Jr., age 83 of McHenry, passed away Monday, August 2, 2021, in his home. John was born July 21, 1938 in Chicago, the son of John and Isabel (Konecki) Wsol. He was married to MaryLou (Monaco) on October 2, 1965 until her passing in 2010. John had a multifaceted career beginning in pharmaceutical sales and including work in the financial services industry where he met some of his...
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Sergio R. Navas

October 26, 1938 - July 30, 2021

Sergio Rene Navas, 82, de McHenry, IL fallecio Julio 30, 2021 en Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. Rodeado de su famila. Sergio nacio Octubre 26, 1938 en Guatemala de sus padres Eusebio Toledo e Irene Navas. Sergio era el amado esposo de Claudina Navas. El era el amado padre de Nuvia (Oscar) Oliva, Rene Navas, Hector "Nacho" (Maria) Navas, Amilcar (Gilda) Navas, Sandra Navas, y Diana...
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Juanita Nordlund

July 30, 1935 - July 28, 2021

Juanita M. Nordlund, age 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Juanita was born July 30, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of John and Evelyn Poppert. On June 18, 1955, Juanita married Rodger Nordlund, in Chicago, IL. Juanita worked as a baker for Jewel many years. Juanita will be remembered by many for the love she had for,...
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Joe E. Gahan

October 28, 1939 - July 26, 2021

Joe Eugene Gahan, age 81, of McHenry, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 at White Oaks, in McHenry IL. He was born on October 28. 1939 in Danville IL, the son of Marion Eugene and Ruth Ellen Gahan. He married his beloved wife, Judith Rehberg, on June 24, 1961 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Huntley, IL. Joe took up teaching in 1961 and taught for eight years before pursuing a career...
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Frank W. Sek, MD

October 10, 1926 - July 21, 2021

The only child born to Polish-speaking immigrants John and Kate, Frank W. Sek died July 21, 2021, in McHenry surrounded by his family. He was 94. Frank graduated as salutatorian from Wells High School in Chicago in 1943. At 17 years old, he forged his mother's signature and enlisted in the U.S. Army, narrowly missing being sent to the Battle of the Bulge. After basic training in Fort Hood,...
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Thomas J. Sluga

November 24, 1953 - July 20, 2021

Thomas J. Sluga, age 67, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday morning, July 20, 2021, at JourneyCare in Barrington. He was born November 24, 1953, in Chicago, the son of the late Margaret (Cahill) and Roy Sluga. On August 23, 1992, Thomas married the love of his life, Cheryl Kinder in McHenry. Thomas was a Mold Maker Technologist for 35 plus years at Baxter Healthcare, and a Firefighter/EMT for...
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Michael D Niesen

April 29, 1942 - July 19, 2021

Michael D. Niesen, age 79, of Fox Lake, passed away Monday afternoon, July 19, 2021, at Providence Rehab and Nursing Home in Downers Grove. Michael was born April 29, 1942, in Woodstock, the son of Clarence and Marie Niesen. Mike, was affectionately as "Captain Mike" spent 30 years working at Fox Lake Harbor Marina. He loved boating on the Chain o' Lakes. Mike owned 19 boats during his...
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James M Forrester

March 18, 1944 - July 16, 2021

James Monroe Forrester passed away peacefully on Friday July 16, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital Huntley. He was born on March 18, 1944 in Chicago to Earline & Lexie Forrester. He attended Lane Technical High School. In 1965 he married the love of his life and soulmate Geraldine JoAnn Lucchesi. He always spent time helping others and being the source of laughter for many. He made his life...
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James F. Kamick

November 19, 1953 - July 14, 2021

James F. Kamick, age 67, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Journey Care in Barrington, IL. Jim was born in Chicago, on November 19, 1953, the son of John and Darlene (Droz) Kamick. Jim was a family man, who loved spending his time with his kids and his grandkids. He was a very proud father and grandfather. Jim worked as a...
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Robert Phillip Wilkes

November 16, 1938 - July 11, 2021

Robert Phillip Wilkes, age 82, of Elk Grove Village, passed away on July 11, 2021 at his home. Robert was born in Chicago on November 16, 1938, the son of Dorfield and Lillian Wilkes. He married the love of his life Marguerite Olis in Chicago on June 25, 1960 and they spent 50 wonderful years together. Robert proudly served for the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958. He was an...
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Barbara Gilpin

March 11, 1929 - July 11, 2021

Barbara Gilpin, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2021 at her home in McHenry, Illinois with her loving family by her side. She was born in McHenry on March 11, 1929, the daughter of Herbert and Hilda (Weber) Freund. She married her late husband George Gilpin Sr. on July 1, 1950 at St. Mary Catholic Church in McHenry. Barbara was always active in her community. She was a reporter for...
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Susan Ptasinski

July 3, 1950 - July 10, 2021

Susan "Susy" Joy Ptasinski's love of life was apparent to all who knew her. She passed away on July 10, 2021 after a courageous and long-fought battle with cancer, surrounded by her husband and children, who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest. Susy was born July 3, 1950, in Chicago to Chester and Dorothy Lester. After her graduation from Carl Schurz...
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Michael L Miller

December 26, 1948 - July 7, 2021

Michael L. Miller, age 72, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021,at Journey Care in Barrington, IL. Michael was born in Chicago, on December 26, 1948, the son of Lloyd and Ellen (Jones) Miller. He Married the love of his life Barbara (Parker) Miller on July 1,1972. Michael worked as a welder for many years. He was a US Army Veteran,...
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Judith Ann Dahlgren

July 4, 2021

Judith Ann Dahlgren, age 67, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday evening, July 4, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Judi was born November 15, 1953, in Sterling, Illinois, the daughter of Dean L. and LaVonne V. (McNeil) Dahlgren. Family was everything to Judi. She always enjoyed having her family around her for the holidays. Judi loved going to the horse races,...
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Anne R. Germaine

April 4, 1928 - July 3, 2021

Anne R. Germaine, 93, of McHenry, IL died July 3rd, 2021 at White Oaks Memory Care in McHenry, IL surrounded by her daughters. She was born April 4th, 1928 in Chicago to Louis and Ursula Zupancic. She married Raymond Germaine in 1950 in St. Stephens Church in Chicago. She was the loving wife of Raymond Germaine, who proceeded her in death in 2009. She was the loving mother to Sharon (John)...
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Leszek "Les" Czyz

January 6, 1940 - July 2, 2021

Leszek "Les" W. Czyz, age 81, of Wonder Lake, Illinois passed away peacefully on July 2, 2021, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Poland on January 6, 1940, to Antoni and Maria Czyz. Les married his beloved wife Maria Pasznicki on August 27, 1966 at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Chicago. Les was a man of faith who loved his family dearly and his grandchildren meant the...
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Lisa Ann Stevens

December 13, 1964 - June 29, 2021

Lisa was born on December 13th, 1964 to Robert and Margaret (Linster) Gengler. She was a graduate of Rosary High School in 1983 and completed work towards an Associate Degree. Lisa loved her job working with her work family at d'Escoto. She was a proud lesbian woman, but her real passion was being an amazing and devoted mom to her beautiful girls Samantha Nicole and Jasmine Grace. Lisa...
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Keith R. Smith

August 22, 1960 - June 28, 2021

Keith R. Smith, age 60, of Wonder Lake, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. Keith was born August 22, 1960, in Chicago, the son of Richard and Sandy (Kline) Smith. On July 4, 1998, he married the love of his life, Annette Gerischer in Las Vegas, Nevada. Keith worked for many years in the construction industry as a custom finish carpenter. He enjoyed...
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Sandra J. Rigsby

February 18, 1948 - June 27, 2021

Sandra J. Rigsby passed Sunday, June 27, 2021, at home in the comfort and loving care of her family. She was born February 18, 1948, in Windsor, Vermont, the elder sister to four brothers. She attended Burdett College in Boston, Massachusetts, and it was there that she met the Navy corpsman who would become her steadfast husband of nearly 53 years. They made their home in Illinois, raising their...
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Hilary Joy Hopfe

June 21, 1953 - June 23, 2021

Hilary Joy (Pearl) Hopfe, age 68, of McHenry, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. She was born in The Bronx, New York, June 21, 1953, the daughter of Ben and Lee Pearl. On August 21, 1982, Hilary married the love of her life, Richard C. Hopfe on Long Island, New York. Hilary received her Bachelor of Art's Degree from Hunter College in New York. She was a retail buyer for many years,...
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Michael E. Gilliland

May 24, 1945 - June 21, 2021

Michael E. Gilliland, age 76, of McHenry IL passed away on Monday June 21, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on May 24, 1945 in Chillicothe , Ohio, the son of Emerson and Evelyn Gilliland. He married his beloved wife Diane Fleming on May 22, 1965 in Crystal Lake IL. Michael was a graduate of Crystal Lake High School class of 1964. He was a truck driver for many...
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Richard James Jensen

January 30, 1945 - June 19, 2021

Richard James Jensen, age 76, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 19, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born January 30, 1945, in Chicago, the son of Niels and Margaret (Meding) Jensen. Richard proudly served our country in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War, before being Honorably Discharged. On March 6, 2006, Richard married the love of...
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Gabrielle zywiec

April 5, 1969 - June 17, 2021

Gabrielle (Gaby) B. Zywiec, 52, of Wonder Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Gaby was born on April 5, 1969 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a daughter to Charles and Mary Jo (Neidow) Puls. She graduated from Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. Class of 1987. She furthered her education at International Academy of...
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Evelyn Vastis

March 19, 1963 - June 16, 2021

Evelyn Vastis, age 58, of Lakemoor IL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Evelyn was born March 19, 1963, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Rodger and Juanita Nordlund. On June 30, 1991, Evelyn married her High School sweetheart, John Vastis, in Chicago. In addition to working as Music Teacher for over 20 years in the Wauconda school...
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Marta Craik

September 10, 1936 - June 11, 2021

Marta Craik, age 84, of Woodstock, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Crossroads Care Center in Woodstock. She was born in El Salvador on September 10, 1936, the daughter of Angel and Maria Cabrera. Marta was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock. She enjoyed traveling, especially to El Salvador where she spent time with her family and friends...
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Dennis James Hill

September 30, 1951 - June 10, 2021

Dennis James Hill, age 69, of Holiday Hills, Illinois passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Loyola University Medical Center, with his family by his side. He was born on September 30, 1951 in Elgin Illinois, the son of James and Ann Hill. He married his beloved wife Elizabeth Harsch in Chicago on December 10, 1982 and they spent 38 wonderful years together. Dennis worked for the...
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Kenneth H. Becker

April 18, 1952 - June 9, 2021

Kenneth H. Becker, age 69, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Journey Care in Barrington, IL. Ken (known as Keek by his family) was born in Chicago, on April 18, 1952, the son of Irvin H. and Dorothy (Cox) Becker. He was a local boy, growing up in McHenry (Lakeland Park) and then, after spending some time in the army, in 1982...
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Gladys M. Isaacson

March 4, 1932 - June 7, 2021

Gladys M Isaacson (LaBorde) was born March 4, 1932 in Crosby MN, the daughter of William and Violet (Bennett) LaBorde and passed away Monday June 7, 2021 at Victory Lakes/JourneyCare in Lindenhurst, IL. Gladys met Ike (Wilburn) in Prosser Washington and on December 26, 1949 were married in Lewiston Idaho. They made their home and worked in Prosser Washington where their 3 daughters were born...
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Edward Frank McFadden

May 8, 1927 - June 6, 2021

Edward Frank McFadden, age 94, of Ringwood, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital. He was born in Chicago, on May 8, 1927, the son of Roger and Helen McFadden. He married his beloved wife Virgine Prendergast on October 11, 1958, in Chicago IL. Edward was an US Navy Veteran who proudly served on USS Colorado during World War II. After his service he...
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Brenda Schindelar

April 3, 1944 - June 3, 2021

Brenda Fay Schindelar, 77, a long-time resident of Crystal Lake, IL, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on June 3, 2021. She was a member of the Countryside Garden Club since 1981 and was honored to be a member of the prestigious Avante Garde Club of Flower Show Judges. She was preceded in death by her husband George Schindelar and son Bretton Schindelar. She leaves a sister...
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Laura A. Schultz

September 8, 1974 - May 30, 2021

Laura Schultz (Rodenkirch), age 46, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Laura was born on September 8, 1974 in Woodstock, Illinois to Gerry and Anne Rodenkirch and grew up in Wonder Lake and McHenry. She was a 1992 graduate of McHenry East High School and graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. On January 7, 2003, Laura welcomed her daughter,...
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Shirley Hartjes

October 3, 1937 - May 26, 2021

Shirley A. Hartjes, age 83, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at JourneyCare in Barrington, IL, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born October 3, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Valentine (Claus) Blommaert. On September 15, 1962, Shirley married her loving husband, Harry Hartjes in Chicago. Shirley worked as an Accounting Manager...
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Betty Jean Syens

October 5, 1941 - May 26, 2021

Betty Jean Syens, age 79, of McHenry, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday morning, May 26, 2021, surrounded by her loving family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Betty was born October 5, 1941 in Tomato, Arkansas, the daughter of Reford Grissom and Annie Sue Tillman. On July 7, 1983, Betty married her loving husband, Peter Syens in McHenry. Betty worked for over 33...
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Seth Stittgen

December 19, 1981 - May 24, 2021

Seth Andrew Stittgen, 39, of Wonder Lake, IL passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021. He was born on December 19, 1981, in Woodstock, IL, the son of Bert and Linda (Wahl) Stittgen. Seth met and fell in love with Justine Galvin in 2003 they were married on December 5, 2015. On September 29,2011, their daughter Ava was born. As a young child Seth was the captain of a basketball team at Norris....
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Mark Henry Mass

January 3, 1944 - May 24, 2021

Mark Henry Mass, age 77, of Wonder Lake, IL passed away peacefully on May 24, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry with his family by his side. He was born on January 3, 1944 in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Arnold and Maxine (Davenport) Mass. He married his beloved wife Judith Watson on April 28, 1979 at Woodstock Courthouse. Mark worked at Woodstock Auto Light for 35 years until its...
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Roger K. Moehling

March 24, 1937 - May 19, 2021

Roger K. Moehling, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, May 19, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Roger was born March 24, 1937, in Des Plaines, the son of Ralph and Florence (Grewe) Moehling. On February 15, 1958, Roger married the love of his life, Betsy Huff, in St. John's Catholic Church in Johnsburg. Roger was an avid outdoorsman and he...
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Colleen M. Poleski

March 24, 1953 - May 19, 2021

Colleen M. Poleski, age 68, of McHenry passed away on May 19, 2021 at her house with her family by her side. Colleen was born in Portland, Oregon on March 24, 1953, the daughter of Bernard and Mary Elaine Grass. On April 14,1991 at Villa Desiderata in McHenry, Colleen married the love of her life Matthew Poleski. Colleen was known as a self-sacrificing, loving wife, mother, grandmother,...
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Esther E. Basler

January 26, 1930 - May 17, 2021

Esther E. Basler, age 91, of McHenry passed away on May 17, 2021 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington with her family by her side. Esther was born in Bismarck North Dakota on January 26, 1930, the daughter of Jacob and Carolina Geist. Esther was employed for over 20 years at First Midwest Bank in McHenry and maintained close friendships with many co-workers until her death. She was a...
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Karl R. Nusbaum

August 10, 1955 - May 13, 2021

Karl R. Nusbaum, age 65 of McHenry, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2021 at Northwestern McHenry Hospital. He was born in Woodstock on August 10, 1955, the son of Harvey and Victoria Nusbaum. He married his beloved wife Kathleen Hickey on November 5, 1982. Karl was a loving husband, father, grandpa "Papa", brother, uncle, and a friend to many. He had a hearty and infectious laugh. ...
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Patricia Ann Kirkpatrick

August 24, 1960 - May 13, 2021

Patricia Ann Kirkpatrick, age 60, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on January 17, 2021, in Fort Myers. Patricia was born August 24, 1960, in Chicago, the daughter of Delmer and Helen Kirkpatrick. On May 16, 2017, Patricia married the love of her life, Patrick Gainer, in Crystal Lake. Patricia loved being a hostess and cooking for everyone. Her favorite times were spent...
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Gloria E. Nilsson Motisi

December 25, 1923 - May 10, 2021

Gloria E Nilsson Motisi 97 of McHenry passed away May10th 2021 at Alden Terrace Nursing Home McHenry Illinois. Gloria was born December 25th , 1923 Baltimore Maryland the daughter of Josephine Panateri and Carmelo Mancuso. Gloria is survived by her son Robert (Donna) Nilsson of McHenry Illinois; her Grandchildren Landen Nilsson, Diana Nilsson Derrickson, David Nilsson Millicent Haller,...
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Vernon H. Schilf

May 26, 1955 - May 6, 2021

Vernon Henry Schilf, age 65 of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully on May 6, 2021 in Marshfield, WI surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 26, 1955 in Chicago, IL, the son of Henry and Blanche Schilf. On September 6, 1975, Vern married the love of his life, Pamela Schuring, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine, IL.  Vern was a devout Christian. He was a member of Shepherd of...
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Paul Roman Kaminski

September 11, 1950 - May 3, 2021

Paul Roman Kaminski, age 70, of Cary, IL passed away peacefully Monday morning, May 3, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born September 11, 1950, in Chicago, the son of Roman and Jeanette (Kraus) Kaminski. On October 22, 1972, Paul married the love of his life, Elizabeth (Betty) Murphy, in St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Chicago. They have spent 48 wonderful years...
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Richard C. Slaby

November 7, 1943 - May 2, 2021

Richard C. Slaby, age 77 of McHenry, passed away on May 2, 2021, surrounded by family. He was born to parents Titus and Wanda (Witkowski) Slaby, on November 7, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Proviso West High School in 1961, he attended college at Illinois Institute of Technology. During the Vietnam War, Rich served in the United States Army as a medical corpsman at...
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James Jim Shrum

April 16, 1951 - May 1, 2021

James Allen "Jim" Shrum passed away on May 1, 2021 with his family at his side. He turned 70 during his stay in the hospital. He was born on April 16, 1951. He lived in Boise, Idaho for most of his childhood, but did move around a lot. Boise was his home base and he loved Boise and watching the Boise State Broncos. He did attend Boise State College ( before it became a University ). Jim &...
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James W. Preston

March 29, 1934 - April 29, 2021

James W. Preston of McHenry passed away on April 29, 2021 in Bradenton, Florida with his loving family by his side. He was 87. Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 29, 1934, the son of James S. and Marguerite Preston. Jim married Joan Bergdahl in Chicago on March 3, 1956. They moved to Ringwood in1959 to raise their family. Jim worked for Specialty Foods in Melrose Park, Illinois for 33...
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Marci A. Zeoli (née Gomberg)

November 22, 1961 - April 26, 2021

Marci A. Zeoli (née Gomberg), age 59, of McHenry passed away peacefully at her home on April 26, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 22, 1961, the daughter of Neal I. and the late Yvonne D. Gomberg. She married her beloved husband Richard D. Zeoli on June 8, 1986 in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Graduate of Maine East of Des Plaines, Marci found...
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Robert J. Fish

December 9, 1943 - April 25, 2021

Robert Joseph Fish, age 77, of Swansea IL, formally of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully on April 25, 2021 Belleville, IL. He was born on December 9, 1943 in Wisconsin, the son of Elgin and Laverna Fish. He married Joyce Moore on August 31, 1963. Robert has been serving the church from custodial work to a Sunday School teacher to a Deacon. He has delivered more than 100 Chalk Talks...
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Janet L. Frantz

March 23, 1943 - April 20, 2021

Janet L. (Schuringa) Frantz, 78, of McHenry, went into the loving arms of Jesus on April 20, 2021, surrounded by her loving family, after a short, relentless battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Janet is survived by her husband, Wayne Frantz; son, James (Susan) Frantz and daughter, Kelly (Mike) Vance; grandchildren: Stephanie (Graham) Olsen, Kristal (Greg) Adams, Kyle Frantz, Nicole Frantz,...
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Philip A. Armstrong

March 29, 1936 - April 19, 2021

Philip A. Armstrong, age 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2021, at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington, IL. His loving daughter Cindy (Armstrong) Germinaro and her husband Jim, were by his side. Phil was born March 29, 1936, in Chicago, the son of Alan and Olive (Marchant) Armstrong. Phil moved with his family to Wonder Lake, IL in the 1950's. He graduated from McHenry High School...
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James Formby

May 19, 1940 - April 17, 2021

James Formby, age 80, of McHenry passed away peacefully on April 17, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 19, 1940, the son of Charles and Josephine Formby. He married his beloved wife Mary P. Mulgrew on May 4, 1963 at Sacred Heart Church in Lombard, Illinois. James enjoyed fishing with his best friend Dave and was very proud of his...
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Carol J. Sek (nee Redmann)

December 15, 1931 - April 17, 2021

Born on the family dairy farm in Royalton, Wisconsin, on Dec. 15, 1931, Carol Jean Sek died peacefully at her McHenry home on April 17, 2021. She was 89. Carol graduated from New London High School in New London, Wisconsin, in 1949. She then attended the Milwaukee Hospital School of Nursing, attaining her Registered Nursing degree in 1951. While working at Milwaukee County Emergency Hospital...
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James Allen Hogel

August 29, 1963 - April 12, 2021

James Allen Hogel of McHenry, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Monday April 12, 2021 at his home. Jim was born August 29, 1963 in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Marlene (Olas) Hogel. On February 19, 2000, Jim married the love of his life, Tracie Svihula. Jim was the owner of Tyler Cole Builders, a general contracting company specializing in remodels and additions, which he...
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Bernhard Stach

September 11, 1938 - April 10, 2021

Bernhard Stach, age 82 of McHenry, IL formerly of Hanover Park passed away on April 10, 2021. He was born on September 11, 1938 to Albert & Bertha Stach in Germany. Bernhard enjoyed working as a plumber for over 50 years. He was known as Opa to his grandchildren, Alexzander and Zachary who meant the world to him. His wife and grandchildren were the loves of his life. Bernhard was loved by...
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Kathie Ann Saunders (nee Larson)

June 1, 1949 - April 10, 2021

Kathie Ann Saunders, age 71, of McHenry passed away on April 10, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. She was born on June 1, 1949 in Berwyn, Illinois, to Robert and Theresa (O'Connor) Larson. Kathie married her late husband : Bob Saunders in April of 1974 in Woodstock IL. Kathie loved reading autobiographies, playing games, putting puzzles together and Baskin Robins ice cream. ...
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Gus A. Poulos

December 10, 1929 - April 9, 2021

Born in Partheni, Greece Gus A. Poulos age 91 passed away in his own bed April 9, 2021. Loving and devoted husband to Angie (née Chious) for 64 years. Loving and devoted father to Andrew Poulos and Elaine(Steve) Sinclair and cherished Papou to Dean and Dale Sinclair. Loving brother to Kaliope (George) Darras, William (Helen) Poulos and Mary (William) Schlau. Brother in law to John Chious....
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Ida Mariaelena Carey

June 7, 1953 - April 9, 2021

Ida Mariaelena Carey, age 67, of McHenry, passed away Friday evening, April 9, 2021, at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, surrounded by her loving family. Ida was born June 7, 1953, in Cadwell, Idaho, the daughter of George Sr. and Grace (Garcia) Franco. On March 31, 1972, Ida married the love of her life, Wayne P. Carey. Ida was a devoted wife and loving mother. She loved spending...
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Janice Morgan

January 25, 1941 - April 8, 2021

Janice Morgan, age 80, of McHenry passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Journey Care in Barrington IL, surrounded by her loving family. Janice was born on January 25, 1941 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Albert and Ann Carlson. Janice is survived by her children: Mark Morgan, Dawn Morgan, Donna Morgan, and Derk Morgan, as well as her sister Joyce Kitzman; grandchildren: Kent Pleva,...
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Barbara V. Sierakowski

July 15, 1941 - April 7, 2021

Barbara V. Sierakowski, age 79, passed to eternal life on April 7, 2021. Barbara was born July 15,1941 the daughter of Stephen and Virginia Jeroutek. She is the beloved wife of the late Melvin R. Sierakowski, cherished mother of Michaline (Harry) Przekop, David (Sheryl) Sierakowski and Michael (Tracey) Sierakowski, devoted grandmother of Austin, Ryan, Jason, Jacob, Benjamin and Grace. She is...
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Robert A. Hoffman

April 4, 1944 - April 5, 2021

Robert A. Hoffman, age 77 of McHenry passed away on April 5, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicago on April 4, 1944, the son of Edward and Evelyn Hoffman. Robert married his beloved wife Barbara Kinateder on June 11, 1966 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Skokie, IL. Robert was a teacher at Marian Central Catholic and Stevenson high schools. He was a past...
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Chrystyna A. Griffith

July 12, 1946 - April 2, 2021

Chrystyna A. Griffith, age 74 of Wonder Lake passed away on April 2, 2021 at home with her beloved family by her side. She was born on July 12, 1946 in Ukraine, the daughter of Paul and Sophie Lewandowskyj. In 1950, Chrystyna and her parents made the long journey and moved to the United States. Chrystyna grew up in Chicago, IL and graduated from Providence High School in 1961. She married...
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Mary K. Jobst

January 5, 1939 - March 31, 2021

Mary Kathryn Jobst, born January 5, 1939 to Karl Wehner and Anna (Schon) Wehner passed on March 31, 2021 at the age of 82. Mary arrived in America from Germany on November 6, 1951, when she was 12 years old. She married Kurt Jobst on May 31, 1958 and they had eight children, twenty-three grandchildren, thirty-five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Mary worked as an...
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Terrence "Terry" Scott Bourke

September 7, 1963 - March 31, 2021

Terrence (Terry) Scott Bourke, age 57, of Island Lake, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 surrounded by his loving family after battling cancer for 7 years. Terry was born in Park Ridge, Illinois on September 7, 1963, growing up in Island Lake, IL to Robert C. and Jeanne (Miller) Bourke. He graduated from McHenry East High School in 1981, after a happy childhood filled with...
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Nancy A. Lorr

October 30, 1936 - March 30, 2021

Nancy A. Lorr, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, March 30, 2021, at Journey Care in Barrington. Nancy was born October 30, 1936, in Chicago, the daughter of Anthony and Alice (Zavoral) Kramer. Nancy enjoyed working for many years in the Insurance Industry. Nancy was very faithful to the church, praying the Rosary daily and attending Sunday morning Mass. She...
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Ruth Blair

December 3, 1927 - March 28, 2021

On Sunday, March 28th, 2021, Ruth Augusta Blair, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and great aunt passed away at the age of 93. Ruth was born on December 3rd 1927 in Chicago, IL to Otto Pockrandt and Rose Pockrandt. On June 2nd 1948 she married Marshall Howard Blair. They raised a son Thomas Howard Blair, and later in life Ruth found the daughter she never had in her...
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Thomas M. Sellars

January 29, 1962 - March 27, 2021

Thomas M. Sellars, age 59, of McHenry, passed away on March 27, 2021, at his home in McHenry with his loved ones at his side. Thomas was born January 29, 1962 in Norfolk, VA. The son of Thomas and Emily (Deering) Sellars. He married his wife Rachel on October 12, 2013 in Lake Geneva WI. Thomas was a multi-business owner, and salesman. He was a member of McHenry Chamber of Commerce, in...
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Barbara M. Schelhammer

May 20, 1932 - March 22, 2021

Barbara M. Schelhammer, age 88, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 22, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loving daughters Laura and Kim. Barbara was born May 20, 1932, in Chicago, the daughter of George F. and Lucy K. (Kroll) Dour. On September 12, 1953, Barbara married the love of her life, Heinz Schelhammer, Sr. in Chicago. Heinz preceded Barbara in death on March 21,...
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Joseph "Pat" Stanek

July 3, 1957 - March 22, 2021

Joseph "Pat" Stanek passed peacefully in his home on March 22, 2021 from a short battle with a glioblastoma. He was born as the firecracker baby to Joseph and Marilyn Stanek on July 3, 1957. He was the second of 6 Stanek children. His impact began early. He was knighted as Courtesy King in first grade, a reign he held throughout his life. He could be found at the neighborhood ballpark or on...
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Richard Louis Smith

July 25, 1941 - March 21, 2021

Richard Louis Smith, 79, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 in McHenry, Illinois. Richard was born, July 25, 1941, to Reynold and Ann Smith in Barrington, Illinois. He graduated from Barrington High School in 1959. Richard began his career in the 1960's by owning his own television repair shop. He was also a member of Barrington, IL. Police Department serving as a Deputy Marshal for 17 years...
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Ronald Nicolai

September 12, 1948 - March 16, 2021

Ronald H. Nicolai, age 72, of Hebron, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, March 16, 2021, at Northwestern McHenry Hospital. Ron was born September 12, 1948, in Chicago, the son of Harold and Geraldine (Simon) Nicolai. On September 4, 1971, Ron married the love of his life, Richanne Glash at St. Mary's Catholic Church in McHenry. Ron proudly served our country in the United States...
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John Steven Matecki

May 20, 1928 - March 15, 2021

John Steven Matecki, of Barrington, Illinois, age 92, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2021 surrounded by his loving family after valiantly battling prostate cancer for over 24 years. John was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 20,1928, growing up on the northside of Chicago. He met his lifelong sweetheart Jackie when they both worked at Sears. John served at the US Army chemical center in...
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Darlene A. Michalski

July 15, 1940 - March 12, 2021

Darlene A. Michalski, age 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her as she was a loving, caring and compassionate soul! Darlene was born in Chicago 1 ½ hours later than her twin brother, Don, as a surprise to Jack and Alberta (Pulley) Hunt, and her brother Norman. After her parents divorced, Darlene and Don were cared for by...
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Denise Joy Stevens

February 24, 1948 - March 11, 2021

Denise Joy Stevens, age 73 of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington. She was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England on February 24, 1948 the daughter of Kenneth and Joyce Summers. Denise married her beloved husband Gary B. Stevens in Longueuil, Quebec Canada, on September 21, 1968. Denise was an avid Blackhawks fan and enjoyed watching them play. In her free...
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Scott Brown

September 3, 1952 - March 11, 2021

Scott Brown, age 68, of Wonder Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 11, 2021, at Northwestern Centegra Hospital in McHenry. Scott was born September 3, 1952, in Chicago, the son of James and Mary (Kane) Brown. On June 20, 1975, Scott married his best friend and the love of his life, Kathleen O'Neill in Chicago. In 1977, Scott began a proud career as a Chicago City Police...
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Catherine Eileen (nee Gammuto) Prendergast

December 5, 1950 - March 7, 2021

Catherine Eileen Gammuto Prendergast of McHenry passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 7th after a courageous battle with cancer, her second in 20 years. Catherine, sometimes known as "Corky," was born on December 5, 1950 in Westmont, IL to John and Catherine (Maher) Gammuto. She grew up in Downers Grove, IL and was a proud graduate of Downers Grove North...
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Pamela Sue Burrow

February 5, 1967 - March 6, 2021

Pamela Sue Burrow, age 54, of McHenry passed away on March 6, 2021 at Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry. She was born on February 5, 1967 in Chicago, the daughter of Hollis Benham Jr. and Rev. Cora Lou (Bledsoe). She married the love of her life, John P. Burrow on June 28, 1986 and they spent 35 wonderful years together. There are no words. Maybe LOVE. She was all love, and loved...
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Frederick P. Beresniewicz

May 26, 1931 - February 27, 2021

Frederick P. Beresniewicz, age 89, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Frederick was born May 26, 1931, in Chicago, the son of Frank and Alexandria Beresniewicz. He was a United States Army veteran who enjoyed spending time with his family and watching the Chicago Cubs or Blackhawks. Frederick is survived by his daughters Ami (Glen) Neumann and Marci,...
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Sandra Lee Kreczmer

January 24, 1945 - February 24, 2021

Sandra Lee Kreczmer, age 76, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Sandra "Sande" was born on January 24, 1945 to James "Penner" and Annabelle Hansen in East Chicago, Indiana. On May 24, 1969 she married her best friend and love of her life Dave Kreczmer. Sande was a very outgoing, loving and devoted mother who enjoyed participating in...
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Patrick Joseph Mahoney

December 16, 1936 - February 24, 2021

Patrick Joseph Mahoney, age 84, of Wonder Lake, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, February 24, 2021, in JourneyCare in Barrington. Patrick was born December 16, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Thomas and Florence (Irwin) Mahoney. Patrick served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for 6 years. On September 21, 1974, Patrick married the love of his life, Marie Louise Sullivan at Our...
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Linda B. Graham

September 7, 1948 - February 23, 2021

Linda B. Graham, age 72, of McHenry, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Linda was born September 7, 1948, the daughter of Joseph and Anita (Berg) Graham and stepmother, Harriett (Morris) Graham. For over 30 years, she worked as a receptionist in Dr. Albanese's office and really enjoyed her relationships with the patients. Linda's father was in the army so...
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Diana Lynn Clemence

January 23, 1948 - February 22, 2021

Diana Lynn Clemence, age 73, of Fox Lake, passed away on February 22, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, IL. She was born on January 23, 1948 in Chicago, the daughter of August and Alice Groth. She married her beloved husband Andrew A. Clemence Jr. on August 5, 1972 in Chicago IL. Diana retired from Motorola after 15 years with the company. In her free time she enjoyed boating,...
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Barbara Jean Sisk

August 10, 1932 - February 20, 2021

Barbara Jean Sisk was born on August 10, 1932 and she passed peacefully in her sleep on February 20, 2021. She was 1 of 11 children of Frank & Jane VanBuskirk. She is survived by her brother Bob (Sharon) and her sister Sue. She was married to Everett Lee Sisk of Batesville, AR on June 6, 1953. Together they had 3 sons Dennis, Greg and Steve and rejoiced over them and their families. ...
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John J Lynch

May 19, 1932 - February 17, 2021

John Joseph (Jack, JJ) Lynch, 88, passed away on Wednesday February 17, 2021 peacefully in his sleep after several years living at White Oaks Memory Care in McHenry, IL. Born on May 19, 1932 in Chicago to John and Irene "Murph" Lynch & later stepfather Edward Cain. John grew up on the Westside of Chicago on 220 N Leamington Ave. Graduated from St. Mels High School. Golfed on Amateur...
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Rose L. Gardner

December 10, 1929 - February 13, 2021

Rose L. Gardner, 91, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021 in McHenry, IL. She was born December 10, 1929 in Prairie du Chien, WI later moving to Libertyville, IL where she was a resident for most of her life, then living in the Spring Grove area for the last 20 years. Her sweetness and kindness will be missed by many. Surviving are her three children, Paula Usmiller, Bruce (Darlene)...
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Ronald W. Mlyniec

February 23, 1940 - February 5, 2021

Ronald W. Mlyniec, age 80, of McHenry passed away peacefully on February 5, 2021 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington IL. He was born in Chicago, the son of Casimir and Adeline Mlyniec. Ron married his beloved wife Anita on November 23, 1968 in Berwyn IL. Ron, who was known for his warm smile and great sense of humor, worked for SkipperBud's for over 20 years. In his free time he...
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Patricia A. May

January 10, 1942 - February 2, 2021

Patricia A. May passed away peacefully February 2, 2021 at Journey Care in Barrington, IL She was born January 10, 1942 to John & Edythe Lavin in Chicago, IL. She married Dennis May on May 15, 1999 in McHenry, IL. Patricia & Dennis lived in McHenry until her move to Valley Hi Nursing Home, Woodstock, IL in 2012. Prior to this, Patricia lived in Johnsburg for 24 years. For more than 25...
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Paul F. Mueller

August 29, 1944 - January 31, 2021

Paul F. Mueller, age 76, of Wonder Lake, passed away on January 31, 2021 at home with his loving family by his side. Paul was born August 29, 1944 in Chicago, the son of Robert and Margaret Mueller. He married his wife Linda Akers on January 4, 1964 in Woodstock, IL. Paul worked many years for the movie industry in California as a prop maker. He was a proud member and retiree of the I.A.T.S...
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Kurt Martin Reuss

March 8, 1959 - January 31, 2021

Kurt Martin Reuss, 61, of Wonder Lake, Illinois passed away on January 31st, 2021. Kurt was born in Chicago on March 8th, 1959, to parents Martin and Katherine Reuss. He graduated from Gordon Tech High School, and went on to study HVAC at a trade school in Chicago. On October 14th, 1989, he married the love of his life, Suzanne Petrakovits, with whom he had three sons. He spent a lifetime...
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Thomas M. McCormack

March 3, 1947 - January 30, 2021

Thomas M. McCormack, age 73, of McHenry, passed away on January 30,2021 at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry. Thomas was born March 3,1947 in Chicago, the son of Timothy and Mary Lois (Temple) McCormack. He married his wife Bonnie on July 11, 2009 at their home in McHenry. He attended Marquette University, and then graduated in 1969 from the University of South Vietnam School of Warfare. ...
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Betty J. Summers

July 15, 1923 - January 27, 2021

BETTY J. SUMMERS 7/15/1923-1/27/21, in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Preceded in death by husband Jim Summers; parents Raymond Fitzpatrick and Lilian Nelson; stepfathers Milton Anderson and Irwin Nelson; grandson Sam Summers and daughter-in-law Mary Beth Summers. Survived by children Patrick Summers and Stephanie (Tom O'Brien) Summers; half brother Jim (Anita) Fitzpatrick; grandchildren...
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David S. Bauer

April 3, 1963 - January 26, 2021

David S. Bauer, 57, of Johnsburg, Illinois peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 surrounded by his family in the comfort of his home. He was born in McHenry, Illinois on April 3rd, 1963 to Donald and Joan Bauer. On June 18th, 1983 he married his love and best friend, Sharon Bauer with whom he had two daughters, Jessica and Jamie. As a young man, he had a strong interest...
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Richard J. Blaschak

January 31, 1933 - January 24, 2021

Richard J. Blaschak, age 87, of Wonder Lake, peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Journey Care Barrington. He was born on January 31, 1933 in Empire Ohio, the son of Joseph and Mary Blaschak. Richard proudly served in the United States Army before attending LSU where he was a defensive back for the Tigers. Richard married the love of his life, Carol, on July 30, 1960 at St....
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Joyce Lucille Roth

October 13, 1926 - January 23, 2021

Joyce Lucille Roth, age 94, of Wonder Lake, Illinois, passed away on, January 23, 2021 at home, with her loving family by her side. Joyce was born October 13, 1926, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Charles and Mildred Martin. On October 2, 1948 she married George Roth at Gethsemane Church in Chicago IL. Joyce worked as a manager at Illinois Bell for over 30 years and was...
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Robert Frank Holas

November 28, 1958 - January 21, 2021

Robert Frank Holas, age 62, of McHenry passed away at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry on January 21, 2021 with family by his side. He was born in Harvard, Illinois on November 28, 1958, the son of Frank and Rosemary Holas. It is awfully hard to say goodbye to our dear brother Bob, we did not want to ever let him go! We are at peace knowing he is in heaven and all its glory, finally he can...
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Kathryn Nye Bolger

February 5, 1928 - January 19, 2021

Kathryn Nye Bolger passed away peacefully on January 19, 2021. Her six children were blessed to be at her bedside for the last days and hours of her life. She was born on February 5, 1928, the oldest child of Harvey & Eva Blake Nye in McHenry, Illinois. Kathryn married the love of her life, Thomas F. Bolger, in 1948 and they enjoyed 60 years together before his death in 2009. Their deep...
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Elsie E. Wendt

November 15, 1920 - January 19, 2021

Elsie E. Wendt, age 100, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday evening, January 19, 2021, at her home in Crystal Lake. Elsie was born November 15, 1920, in Chicago, the daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Engelman) Miller. On June 21, 1941, Elsie married the love of her life, George Wendt in Chicago. George preceded Elsie in death on March 5, 2009. Gardening...
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Paul M. Jargstorf

October 3, 1947 - January 17, 2021

Paul M. Jargstorf, age 73, of Johnsburg, passed away on January 17, 2021 in McHenry IL. He was born on October 3, 1947 in Melrose Park, IL, the son of Henry and Barbara Jargstorf. He married the love of his life Karen Thorson on March 1, 1969 at St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church in LaGrange Park, IL. Paul was a teacher at Carl Sandburg Junior High in Rolling Meadows for 35 years. He...
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Gayle R. Mitchell

March 19, 1939 - January 17, 2021

Gayle Roberta Mitchell was born to the late William and Louise Funk on March 19, 1939 in Charleston, West Virgina. She died on January 17, 2021 in her home in McHenry, IL following a brief illness complicated by the COVID virus. Gayle is survived by her husband of nearly 62 years, Roger D. Mitchell of Elwood, Indiana, three sons, Scott & Sally Mitchell of East Amherst, NY, Mark & Lynn...
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Alexis S. Masonberg

December 7, 1994 - January 16, 2021

Alexis S. Masonberg, age 26, of Lake Villa, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Alexis was born December 7, 1994, at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, the daughter of Michael Masonberg and Patricia Hulsart and grew up in McHenry. Alexis loved trying new things and was fearless and never afraid of trying anything new and adventurous. More than anything,...
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Mary Susan DiMaggio

November 3, 1939 - January 14, 2021

Mary Susan DiMaggio, age 81, of McHenry passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family and caring nurses. Mary was born on November 3, 1939 in Chicago, the daughter of David and Kathleen O'Connell. Mary preferred being called Susan because of her favorite song "Runaround Sue" by Dion DiMucci. She was a fantastic real estate agent for 20 plus years and...
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