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Brian Martin Carolan

Brian Martin Carolan, 23, Wonder Lake, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 21, 2015. 

He was born March 25, 1992, to Martin and Susan (Ohlrich) Carolan in Woodstock.

He attended Westwood Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School and Northwood Middle School. He graduated from Woodstock High School. He had a special talent in music and guitar. Wanting to be a music teacher, he took music prep classes at McHenry County College. Following graduation, he gave guitar lessons and entertained in many restaurants.

While growing up, Brian enjoyed sports, playing Wonder Lake baseball and soccer and Northwood football. He was a Tiger Cub, Cub Scout and Boy Scout. He was very friendly and enjoyed spending time talking to friends as well as strangers.

He was a very good cook and often made family meals, always keeping the kitchen clean. Brian enjoyed watching World Wrestling Federation competitions, listening to John Denver and spending time with friends and family.

Survivors include his parents; three brothers, Nathan, Daniel and Brendan; a nephew, Chad Hartline; aunts and uncles, Michael (Susan) Carolan, Mary Ann Mayer, Harold Ohlrich Jr., David Ohlrich and Donna Barry; 14 cousins, Sean Mayer, Casey Mayer, Sean Carolan, Chrisy Pappenbrock, Tricia Carolan, Alex and Andrew Barry, Katelyn, Tim, John and William Ohlrich, Colleen and Dennis Carolan and Colleen Lindwall.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Harold and Joan Ohlrich; his paternal grandparents, Dennis and Marie Carolan; three uncles, Eric Mayer, Dennis Carolan and Don Barry; and his beloved dog, Rocky.

A visitation and funeral were held June 26 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery. 

For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests Masses in Brian’s memory.

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