Kenneth H. Collis
McHenry – Kenneth H. Collis, age 69, of McHenry, died Sunday, February 24, 2008. He had battled cancer for a year and died at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 23, 1938, in Chicago to Harold and Mae (Bothoroyd) Collis. On April 20, 1963, he married Carolyn S. Ciangi at Our Lady of Sorrow in Chicago.
Formerly of Addison and then Colorado Springs before settling in McHenry in 1972.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1957 to 1961.
Kenneth was employed in quality assurance, having worked at Admiral, Toastmaster, AMPEX, and Sun Electric. He also had a hobby of fixing TVs which turned into a business called Ken’s Quality TV Service.
He was a coach and board member of the Junior Youth League.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and was a diehard Cubs fan. He also loved the Bears.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carolyn; three children, Kenneth Collis of Princeton, IN, Jeffrey Collis of Cary, and Karen (Bill) Nethaway of Rockton; seven grandchildren, Justin, Matthew, Cassandra, Trevor, Bradley, Joey, and Drake; one sister, Carol Mae (Robert) Duszak of Menasha, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patricia Olson. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at the George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050. There will be a eulogy and time for personal reflections at 7 p.m. during the visitation.
Visitation will resume on Thursday, February 28, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at The Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Interment will be in The Church of Holy Apostles Cemetery.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to the McHenry Township Fire Protection District, 3610 W. Elm Street McHenry, IL 60050 or Seasons Hospice, 606 Potter Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com.