Brian Konwinski

Secor - Brian W. Konwinski, 41, of Secor, Ill., passed away at his residence at 5:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.

He was born on Sept. 10, 1972, in Normal, Ill., a son of Stephen and Nancy Krug Konwinski.

Survivors include his parents, Stephen and Nancy Konwinski of El Paso, Ill.; two daughters, Jerica Konwinski of Minonk, Ill., and Jade Konwinski of El Paso, Ill.; and his paternal grandfather, John Konwinski of Minonk, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and paternal grandmother.

Brian was a graduate of Minonk-Dana-Rutland High School. He was a skilled automotive and auto-body technician at several places in the area.

He belonged to the Secor Fire Department and was trained in search and rescue for the Tri-County Area. He loved animals, no matter what kind.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. The Rev. Charles Buegel will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. before the services on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Baughman Cemetery in rural Minonk.

Memorial contributions may be made to an education fund for his daughters.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home
40 W Main St El Paso, IL 61738
(309) 527-4000

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Dec. 27, 2013