Michael Peter Korenchuk

November 3, 1947November 21, 2018
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Michael Peter Korenchuk, age 71, of Lacon, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 at 6:20 a.m. at the St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon. He was born Nov. 3, 1947 in Oak Park, IL to Peter and Adeline (Parrish) Korenchuk. He married Hilary Hagan on Aug. 29, 1970 in Chicago. She survives along with one daughter, Krista (Josh) Leifheit of Naperville, IL, three granddaughters: Bella and Jersie Korenchuk of Chillicothe, Kendall Leifheit of Naperville, one grandson, Torin Leifheit of Naperville, two sisters: Sherida Miller of Oak Lawn, IL, and Pam Marose of Oak Lawn, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son and daughter-in-law, Michael S. “Korey” and Rachel Korenchuk. Michael was the Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Proctor Hospital for 18 years before his retirement. He was a longtime member of Ducks Unlimited. The family would like to thank the Sisters and the staff of St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon for their loving care for Michael during his time there. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Celebration of Michaels Life on Monday Nov. 26, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Visitation will be from 12 Noon till service time at 1:30. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon. You may view Michael’s obituary online at


  • Peter Korenchuk, Father
  • Adeline Korenchuk, Mother
  • Hilary Korenchuk, Wife
  • Krista (Josh) Leifheit, Daughter
  • Bella Korenchuk, Granddaughter
  • Jersie Korenchuk, Granddaughter
  • Kendall Leifheit, Granddaughter
  • Torin Leifheit, Grandson
  • Sherida Miller, Sister
  • Pam Marose, Sister
  • Michael S Korenchuk, Son
  • Rachel Korenchuk, Daughter-in-law
  • Mr. Korenchuck also leaves many nieces and nephews behind to cherish his memory.

  • St. Joseph Nursing Home


  • Visitation Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Monday, November 26, 2018

Michael Peter Korenchuk

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Frank & Toni Wolfe

November 26, 2018

I didn't want to write this because we planned to attend the clebration of life for Mikey today. Due to the bad weather we couldn't make the drive this morning. Over the last few days I have been trying to remember the past 56 years of memories. There were a lot of good and unfortunately some sad memories. Mikey and Hilary were there for everything. I want to wish all the members of the Korenchuk and Hagan families our deepest condolences. R.I.P. Mikey . Some day we will meet again and will sing a duet of "Bloody Mary is the girl I love".

Irene Hartigan

November 25, 2018

Dear Hikary, My deepest sympathy and prayers to you and the Korenchuk family. Mike was a great and a funny guy! I have the fondest memories of our years as your neighbors in Bolingbrook. The summer nights that we spent in our pool or in Marian and Gene's garage watching Gene make stuff while plotting pranks on other neighbors, and the crazy New Years parties! We really did have some great times! I especially remember Mike at 8:00 a.m. on the morning of my 30th birthday, driving around the neighborhood with a megaphone announcing that it was my birthday and inviting everyone to our house for cake and coffee, LOL. Thanks for the memories Mike, for all the fun we had and and all the laughs we shared, thank you so much! The road for you has been rough and challenging the past several years, it's time to RIP my friend.
Loving thoughts and prayers for all of you,
Irene Hartigan

Rosemary Hagan

November 24, 2018

Dear Hilary and Loving Korenchuk Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family today. Michael was a
wonderful man who's goodness and love of family transcended time.
His wonderful sense of humor and love of sports always sparked up fun
at family get-togethers with the Hagan clan.
You maybe some miles away from me but you and the family are always
in my heart.
With loving sympathy,
Cousin Rosemary

Scott Walker

November 24, 2018

I am sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I have so many memories of him when I worked with him a Proctor.

Marian Sullivan

November 24, 2018

Dear Cousin Hilary and Family,

We are sorry to hear about Michael's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and especially on Monday when all of you are gathered together. We cherish happy memories from our time together with Uncle Tom, Aunt Dorothy and family in Beverly and later Michael, such as at the Little Company of Mary hospital.

Muffin, Andy, Stephanie, Andy, and Rosemary

Don&Sally Bryant

November 23, 2018

Mike a very fun loving pal. High School was great memories with him. I will never forget the things we did together. I am very thankful and happy to have been a part of your wedding party .The big guy is truly resting peacefully.

Melanie and Randy Reed

November 22, 2018

Oh Hilary Randy and I are so sorry to hear this but also am sure he’s in a much better place. He was an awesome boss. Also remember him calling me melree and saying aren’t you going to put some make up on you are scaring the patients!!! Great times with the proctor Christmas parties and you both coming to our house for our parties !
Such a terrible shame his last years were what they were. You work hard your whole life and then this had to happen. We know you both had great memories and sorrows you shared.
We are thinking of you and your family.
Our newest grandson was born on Mikes last day.
Melanie and Randy Reed

Andrew Cavallone

November 22, 2018

Hilary and Family....So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Dolly and I have fond memories of you and Mike. We had many good times and laughs together. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Archie & Linda Greenaberg

November 22, 2018

Hilary, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Korenchuk family. RIP Mike.

Elaine Martin

November 21, 2018

Rest in peace Mike, I will always remember your beautiful smile and kind heart.