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Ronald Kurecki

March 2, 1967 — January 24, 2020

Ronald Kurecki

Ronald P. Kurecki

Age 52 of Joliet, formerly of Burbank, passed away Friday January  24, 2020 at his home.

Born March 2, 1967 in Oak Lawn, Ronald Paul is the son of Barbara (nee Shimkus) and the late Ronald E. Kurecki. He was raised and educated in Burbank and graduated from Reavis High School with the Class of 1985. On July 17, 1992, Ronald married Erica Marie Crumb in Hannibal, Missouri. He worked as an independent truck driver for his entire career. Ronald loved spending his time outdoors, especially at Lake Will Sportsman Club in Wilmington where he would fish. He enjoyed art as a young man and was a gifted artist, in addition to playing video games. Talented at cooking and baking, Ronald would often prepare meals for his family using his own vegetables that he grew in his garden. He loved fireworks, and the Fourth of July was his favorite day of the year which he would refer to as “his Christmas”.

Survivors include his mother, Barbara Kurecki of Morris; his wife, Erica Kurecki; three children: Jared (Fiance Patricia) Kurecki, Alyssa (Fiance Raul) Kurecki, and Bradley (Fiance Yesenia) Kurecki, all of Joliet; three sisters: Karen McGovern of Seneca, Kristine (William) Grieger of Chicago, and Kimberly (Fiance Craig) Kurecki of Morris; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Keith, Sr. and Wilma Crumb of Morris; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Jeanette (Justin) Hinkle of Iowa and Keith (Rachel) Crumb, Jr. of Blue Island; niece and nephew: James W. Railsback-Grieger of Alsip and Shannon (Matt) Bordeaux of Florida; two great nieces: Michelle and Madison Grieger, and life long friends, the Hall Family.

Ronald was preceded in death by his father; brother-in-law, Jamie Railsback; and nephew, Michael Casey McGovern.

Per the family’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington from 12:00 p.m. until time of memorial service at 4:00 p.m.

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

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

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