Wayne E. Konicek, age 86 of Plano, IL passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. He was born on March 25, 1936 in Lemont, IL the son of Earl P. and Emma V. (Schumacher) Konicek.
Wayne was united in marriage on November 27, 1965 to Lois Sittler and they spent the next 56 years together. Mr. Konicek was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Plano, IL. Wayne had farming in his blood and after a short time serving his country in the army farming became his life’s work. Beyond farming, nothing brought him greater joy than playing cards and spending time with his grandkids and watching them grow-up. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Lois Konicek of Plano, IL; his children, Michael (Angela) Konicek of Somonauk, IL, Butch Konicek of Plano, IL and Teri (David) Thompson of Sandwich, IL.; his grandchildren, Alicia Hendron, Rachel (Justin) Fox, Emma Konicek, Kate Konicek, Maggie Konicek, Dylan Thompson, Victoria Walsh and Natalie Walsh; his siblings, Dale (Chris) Konicek of Yorkville, IL and Marjorie “Mitz” Weck of Plainfield, IL; his sister-in-law, Diane Konicek; also many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Emma Konicek; his brother, Robert C. Konicek; and his brother-in-law, Don Weck.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1001 North Center Avenue, Plano, IL with Father Andy Davy, M.I.C., officiating. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in Bristol, IL.
Friends may visit from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Monday, May 16, 2022 at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 North Bridge Street, Yorkville, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Church-building fund, The American Heart Association or The Kendall County 4-H Livestock Committee-scholarship program.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or (630) 553-7611.