Ralph W. Corrigan, age 83, of Loraine died on Friday, October 09, 2020 at 2:25 AM in Good Samaritan Home. He was born on November 15, 1936 in Quincy to William E. and Erma Maude (Maynard) Corrigan. He married Ruth Treaster on August 25, 1956 in the Loraine Christian Church. She survives.
Ralph graduated from Unity High School in 1954. He served his country in the Army Reserves for six and a half years as a medic. He was the Loraine Post Master for 32 years. He farmed the family farm and held his private pilot’s license. He was a charter member of the Quincy Flying Club, a member of the Unit 4 school board, and the Bronc Buster saddle club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and antique tractor pulling. He loved to study and discuss the Bible. He believed that God’s rules, help people. Family was most important to him.
In addition to his wife, Ruth, he is survived by four children, Timothy W. Corrigan (Sarah) of Quincy, Karen G. Venvertloh (Ronald W.) of Mendon, Brian R. Corrigan of Loraine and Deborah R. (Gregory) Lewenczuk of Marion, Iowa; Grandchildren, David Corrigan (Sara) of Quincy, Andrew Corrigan (Lacey) of Quincy, Melissa Corley (Brendan) of Ellisville, MO, Jeffrey Venvertloh (Brooke) of Mendon, Joshua Venvertloh (Jill) of Mendon, Katherine Venvertloh of Ursa, Benjamin Lewenczuk (Karla) of Ankeny, Iowa, Blake Lewenczuk of Marion, Iowa and Bethany Lewenczuk of Marion, Iowa; Great Grandchildren, Olive Corrigan, Liam Corrigan, Vincent Corrigan, June Corrigan, Jack Corley, Ryan Venvertloh, Brennan Venvertloh, Morgan Venvertloh, Nolan Venvertloh, Josie Venvertloh, Jace Venvertloh, Kinsley Lewenczuk; Brothers, Ray Corrigan of rural Mendon and Russell Corrigan (Janice) of Loraine, a sister, Clara Frazier (Robert) of Lincoln, Nebraska; a brother-in-law Richard Brackensick of Tioga, many other friends and family also survive.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Carol Brackensick and a sister-in-law Connie Corrigan.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM in the Hunter Funeral Home in Mendon, Illinois. Visitation will be held on Monday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the services at 12:00PM at the funeral home. Interment will be in New Loraine Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Keene Township Cemetery Association or to the Donor’s Choice.
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