Wayne R. Konecny, Sr. , age 64, of Wonder Lake, died Thursday, January 10, 2008, in El Paso, Texas.
He was born Sept. 2, 1943 in Winona, Minnesota to Frank and Evelyn (Lohse) Konecny. On March 18, 1978, he married Catherine Johnson.
Wayne was a lifelong resident of Wonder Lake, graduating from Harrison School, District 36 and McHenry High School. A veteran of U.S. Army, he served in Vietnam. He was decorated for his service, and was awarded the Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts.
He was a truck driver for his entire career, working first at McHenry Sand and Gravel as a six-wheel truck driver. He also worked for Palumbo, and for Orange Crush as a semi driver.
He enjoyed playing his favorite game, poker, as well as traveling on vacations. He especially liked to visit the casinos in Las Vegas. He was a member of the Moose Lodge 691.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine “Cathy” Konecny of Wonder Lake; three children, Robert (Shelly) Konecny of Woodstock, Dion (Kelly) Konecny of Pell Lake, Wisconsin, and Daren Konecny of Wonder Lake; six grandchildren, Lucas, Christian, Haley, Matthew, Christopher, and Daren Jr.; a great grandchild, Aden; a brother, Dale (Paula) Konecny of McHenry; and a sister, Kathleen (Ronald) Zank of Wonder Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Terry.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home, 7611 W. Hancock Drive, Wonder Lake, IL 60097.
Visitation will resume from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3506 East Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. The Rev. Rebecca Gordon will officiate.
Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, or Nativity Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family.
For information call the funeral home at 815-385-2400.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com.