Ricky W. Wlodarchak


MENDOTA – Ricky Wayne Wlodarchak, 62, of rural Mendota, passed away May 8, 2020 at his home.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi Funeral Home, Cherry. Private online condolences may be left for his family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.   

Ricky was born Jan. 11, 1958 in LaSalle to Richard and Kathleen (Ellerbrock) Wlodarchak. He married Carol Newell on June 1, 1985 in Arlington.

Survivors include his wife of rural Mendota; one daughter, Courtney K. Croissant of Hixson, Tenn.; one son, John Wlodarchak at home; his mother-in-law, Elaine Newell of Arlington; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Cody.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Wlodarchak and Kathleen (Ellerbrock) Christian; his father-in-law, Everett “Shorty” Newell; and one brother-in-law, Raymond Newell.

Ricky worked as a machine operator for Tee Group Films in Ladd and was a past owner and operator of Cherry Small Engine. He volunteered for the Cherry Fire Department and was a member of the Cherry Booster Club.

Memorials may be made to Ricky’s family or the Illinois Cancer Center in Peru.

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