Michael John Kolby, age 15, of Lakemoor, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2006, at his home.
He was born September 26, 1990 in Rockford to Mark C. And Beth M. (Pollard) Kolby.
Michael lost his struggle with Tuberous Sclerosis this year. He was a warrior who defeated many odds. Michael spent his life traveling with family, and visiting many places. He enjoyed music, nature and his boat rides in Wisconsin. Michael’s smile and laughter will forever remain in our hearts.
Survivors include his parents of Lakemoor; three sisters, Jessica Barth of McHenry,
Tonya Gamboa of California, and Deanna Olbinski of Wonder Lake; his grandfathers, John Kolby of McHenry, and Gordon Holmes of Ironton, Wisconsin; his aunts, Linda Dentro of McHenry, Susan Kolby of Crown Point, Indiana, and Doreen Eversol of Bangor, Maine; his uncles, Robert Kolby of Rockford, Gordon Pollard of Hampshire, Harold Holmes of Janesville, WI, and Dale Pollard of Harvard; seven nieces and nephews, Desiree, Autumn, Guy, Alexis, Vincent, Katelynn, and Alyssa; and many cousins, including a special cousin, Jeanette Dentro.
He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Dorothy Kolby and Marie Redmond.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2006, at the George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm Street, McHenry.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2006, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3500 W. Washington Street, McHenry. The Rev. Joseph Naill will officiate.
Interment will be private.
Memorials would be appreciated to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date, and may be sent to the Michael John Kolby Memorial Fund; c/o McHenry Savings Bank, P. O. Box 343, McHenry, IL 60051. For more information call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or send an on-line condolence at www.justenfh.com