Edwin Charles Corra, 91, McHenry, formerly of Wonder Lake, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.
He was born Sept. 29, 1922, to Frederick and Stephanie (Jondura) Corra in Ogden, Utah, shortly before his parents returned to their home in Chicago.
On Oct. 30, 1943, he married Jean (Genevieve Szulczynski) at St. Mary Catholic Church, Des Plaines.
He was a faithful member of St. Mary for the first 50 years of his life. He continued his faithfulness as he and his wife, Jean, relocated to Buffalo Grove, Sarasota, Fla., Venice, Fla., Wonder Lake and McHenry.
He served stateside in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945 as an aviation machinist Mate 3/C. Following World War II, he became a plumber and then a plumbing contractor. He started Corra Plumbing in Des Plaines in the 1960s, relocating the business to Rolling Meadows in the early 1970s.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews, Vivian (Robert) Heinrich, Wonder Lake, Teresa (Michael) Mahoney, Kankakee, and Joseph (Georgia) Dobbelaere, Algonquin; many extended family members residing in various states both near and distant; and many grand-nieces and -nephews and great-grand-nieces and -nephews.
Preceding him in death were his wife of 70 years who died Nov. 21, 2013; his parents; brothers, Clarence and Frederick Jr.; and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Vivian and William Dobbelaere.
He was cremated and private services were held. Memorials may be made to Christ The King Parish, 5006 E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake, IL 60097; Journey Care Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010; or Veterans of Foreign Wars, 3002 W. Route 120 McHenry, IL 60051.
Arrangements were made by Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home.