Christopher Patrick Useman, 56, died peacefully on Saturday March 4, 2017, Chris was born in El Paso Texas, grew up in McHenry, and he was currently living in Lake Geneva, Wi. for the past 15 years. Chris is predeceased by his parents, Howard Useman and Patricia and Richard Hawkins.
Chris is survived by his beloved partner Patty Freeland; Was a loving father to Daniel Freeland (Sarah Wollman), Nicole Kattner (Jake), Travis Useman (Allison) and Emily Freeland-Useman; Cherished grandfather of Anthony, Kodiak, Keria, Keaton, Austen, Nathan and Loralei. Dear brother of Cathy Marchlewski (Gary), Sally Hawkins, Dennis Useman, Lucy Bowen (Kevin), Howard M. Useman (Edith), Mary Kust (the late John Fosmer) and the late Richard Hawkins Jr.; Special uncle to many; Treasured friend.
Chris was always busy never staying still, always cooking, playing yard games, and enjoying life. At parties he always made sure people were having a good time – he was the life at every party, he made you come out of your shell. He never changed who he was. A man’s man he built things from scratch and expanded everything he saw to perfection, he put up a pool, and built an oasis around it. He made his home into a sanctuary for his friends and family to enjoy life. When you met him, he made you feel like you have known him your whole life.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Visitation will resume 9 a.m. at the funeral home on Friday. The funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. at The Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
For more information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050