Kevin Corrigan


MENDOTA - Kevin Corrigan, 67, of Mendota passed away March 16, 2020 at Heritage Health, Mendota.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 23 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota with Father Peter Pilon officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Mendota VFW Post 4079. The date for a memorial Mass to be held at Holy Cross Church, Mendota will be announced later. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is handling the arrangements.

Kevin was born July 29, 1952 in Mendota to LeRoy “Bud” and Anabel (Fry) Corrigan.

Survivors include one daughter, Kelly (Jorge) Fernandez of Montgomery City, Mo.; two sons, Kevin (Kim) Corrigan of Mendota and Colin (Stephanie) Corrigan of Fort Campbell, Ky.; four brothers, Jim (Kathy) Corrigan of Austin, Texas and Terry (Linda) Corrigan, Keith (Pat) Corrigan and Brian (Deb) Corrigan, all of Mendota; one sister, Karen Corrigan of Mendota; 10 grandchildren, Tyler Roberts, Lucas Mendoza, Gavin Mendoza, Bailey Corrigan, Emma Corrigan, Chase Corrigan, Sienna Corrigan, Cameron Corrigan, Xander Fernandez and Sage Corrigan; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kevin was a 1970 graduate of Mendota High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force and attended auctioneering school. He was a member of Holy Cross Church. He worked for Mendota Farm Supply, Lutheran Mutual Insurance Company and was a driver for Schwan’s for 10 years. He acted in many Mendota Community Theater plays, even playing the lead, Harold Hill, in the company’s production of “The Music Man.” Many still recall his turn as Jud Fry in “Oklahoma” from his high school days. And of course, he was known far and wide for his rendition of “The Auctioneer.” He loved painting, playing guitar and singing, baking and horticulture, and was known for having a green thumb.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Roger Corrigan; and one granddaughter, Shanley Corrigan.

Memorials may be directed to Meals on Wheels (OSF St. Paul Medical Center, Mendota) or Holy Cross Church for masses.

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