Andrew M. Korpan, 69, a lifelong resident of Fox Lake, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, in McHenry. He was born June 2, 1952, in Waukegan, to the late Walter H. and Anna N. (nee Nakutny) Korpan.
Andy grew up in his family’s business, Korpan’s Landing, and was instrumental in building the business into what it became: a successful resort, bar, and marina on Fox Lake. He was involved in all roles including, resort manager, bartender, and boat mechanic. Most of all, Andy was known for his love of Korpan’s customers and for how he treated everyone he met—often brightening their days through happy conversations, which helped to bring smiles to their faces. He also worked as a custodian at Gavin School for 15 years.
Andy was also very involved in Fox Lake activities from the Korpan’s Christmas Parade, to the Korpan’s Lobster Bakes, Luaus, and Light House Raffles. He was also instrumental in the Korpan’s Landing Yacht Club and Snow Commanders, which promoted boating and snowmobiling safety. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and snowmobiling.
Survivors include his son, Kenneth (Becky) Korpan; grandsons, Dylan and Gavin Korpan; brother and business partner, Walter (Ann) Korpan; nephew and niece, Wally A. Korpan and Kathryn (Jerad) Riddle and their son Charles Riddle.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Denise; son, Michael; and his parents.
Visitation Thursday, June 24, from 4-8 p.m., with a eulogy service at 7 p.m., at Hamsher Lakeside Funerals & Cremations, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake. Burial will be private in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Fox Lake Police Department via the Fox Lake Public Safety Foundation, 301 S. Route 59, Fox Lake, IL 60020, the Fox Lake Fire Protection District, PO Box 237, Ingleside, IL 60041, or to the brain cancer research or animal rescue organizations of your choice.
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