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Richard "Rick" Koranda, Jr.
November 24, 1950–November 22, 2009
Richard "Rick" Fred Koranda, Jr., 58, of West Burlington died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2009, at his residence. Born November 24, 1950 in Anamosa, he was the son of Richard "Dick" Fred Sr., and Bessie (Leuthold) Koranda.
Rick was a journeyman machinist at Dresser Rand for 21 years. He was a member of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Lodge #1010 and Burlington Gym and a former member of Eagles, V. F. W., and Moose. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golf and baseball and was a NASCAR fan of #6 Mark Martin, Packers fan, and a huge Yankees fan. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, helping others, loved to make people laugh and enjoyed having an ice cold Miller Lite.
Survivors include one son Chad Koranda of Chicago, Illinois; two daughters, Kimberly Koranda and Jennifer (Nick) Duttweiler, both of Burlington; three grandchildren; two sisters, Lucy Morris of Moline, Illinois and Peggy Cotton of Davenport; and one brother, Bill Koranda of DeWitt. His parents and brother, David Koranda preceded him in death.
The family received friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25th in Lunning Chapel. The funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 27th in Lunning Chapel. The Rev. Deb Miller-Kinney officiated A reception followed at Doris' Tap. A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
According to Rick's wishes, his body was cremated following the funeral service.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 27 Novembr 2009


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