Martin J. Carolan, age 61, of Wonder Lake, passed away April 20, 2017, in his home surrounded by family.
He was born November 2, 1955 in Chicago, the son of Dennis and Marie (Foley) Carolan. On July 5, 1986, he married Susan Ohlrich in Wonder Lake.
Marty worked for the Illinois State Tollway Authority for 25+ years before retiring. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing with his family. The father of four sons, he and their friends enjoyed playing the guitar and singing together.
Marty was a very talented artist and he passed that talent to his children. He enjoyed cooking and creating special meals. He had many talents and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 30+ years, Susan M. Carolan (Ohlrich); sons, Nathan Carolan, Daniel Carolan, and Brendan Carolan; grandson, Chad Hartline; brother, Michael Carolan; sister, Mary Ann Mayer; nieces, Casey Mayer, Chris Papenbrock, Tricia Carolan, Colleen Lindwall, Colleen Carolan; and nephews, Sean Mayer, Sean Carolan and Dennis Carolan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and Marie Carolan; his brother, Dennis Carolan; and his son, Brian Martin Carolan.
A private family gathering will be held to honor Marty’s memory.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-728-0233, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.
Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home
7611 W. Hancock Drive
Wonder Lake, IL 60097