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Richard J. Stec

April 24, 1932 -
March 27, 2021

Richard J Stec, age 88, of Champaign Illinois passed away peacefully at home on March 27, 2021.

Rich was born in Chicago Illinois on April 24, 1932.  After graduating from Kelly Shields High School in 1948, he went to work at Ford Motor Co. as an apprentice tool maker.  In October 1952, he joined the U.S. Army, se…read more

Richard J Stec, age 88, of Champaign Illinois passed away peacefully at home on March 27, 2021.

Rich was born in Chicago Illinois on April 24, 1932.  After graduating from Kelly Shields High School in 1948, he went to work at Ford Motor Co. as an apprentice tool maker.  In October 1952, he joined the U.S. Army, serving in Korea from April 1953 to September 1954 and honorably discharged.

Upon returning to civilian life, Rich met the love of his life, Yvonne Wilk and were later wed on October 25, 1957.  Rich and Yvonne had three children, Rich, Gary and Dorie and remained happily married for over 63 years.

Following his career in engineering with International Harvester, Rich retired to sell real estate. Partnered with Yvonne, the ‘Double Agents’ worked in property sales in the Lemont Illinois and neighboring areas.  Rich and Yvonne enjoyed travel, entertaining at home, and were dedicated to enriching the lives of their grandchildren, Garret, Grant, Alex, and Jake.

Rich was preceded in death by his sister Arlene Callo, mother Anna Stec, and father Jacob Stec.

Services will be scheduled prior to internment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood Illinois.

Condolences may be offered at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

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