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Richard Korona

January 4, 1962 — August 22, 2018

Richard Korona

Richard M. Korona

Age 56 of Wilmington, formerly Chicago, passed away Wednesday August 22, 2018 at his home.

Born January 4, 1962 in Chicago, Richard Michael is the son of Mary Ann (nee Wojciechowski) and the late Richard E. Korona. He was raised and educated in Chicago, and then relocated to Wilmington which would become his home. Richard would help anyone in need, no matter what the job was. He was a jack of all trades, and the go to guy in his family if something needed to be fixed. Richard enjoyed working on cars and loved Harley Davidson motorcycles. He also was an avid fisherman and loved to go fishing in Minocqua, Wisconsin, in addition to being a huge Green Bay Packers fan. He was very personable, and seemed to know someone or have a friend anywhere he would go. Richard had a heart of gold and would bend over backwards to help somebody in need.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years: Sharon McInerney-Korona of Wilmington; his mother: Mary Ann (Herk Foltman) Korona of Delavan, Wisconsin; one son: Erick (fiancé Crystal) McInerney of Custer Park; one granddaughter: Baylee McInerney; one sister: Kathleen (Rocco) LoCoco of Sharon, Wisconsin; and numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, and granddaughter: Amelia McInerney.

Visitation and video tribute will be Sunday August 26, 2018 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m.

Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made as gifts in Richard's memory to Kuzma Care Cottage, 635 South Main Street, Wilmington, Illinois 60481.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share Richard's memorial page by logging onto:

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.

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