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Richard "Dicko" Kovacevich

October 19, 1950 — July 5, 2021

Richard S. Kovacevich

“Dicko”

Age 70 of Minooka, passed away peacefully Monday, July 5, 2021 at his home.

Born October 19, 1950 in Joliet, Richard was a son of Nicholas, Sr. and Rose (Maravich) Kovacevich. He was raised and educated in Joliet and graduated from Joliet West High School with the class of 1968.

Following high school, Dicko attended Southern Illinois University and earned a Bachelor’s degree. He worked for the Kozol family in the beer and liquor business in sales throughout his life. His colleagues regarded him as a “true icon in the beer business”.

In his free time, Dicko loved going to Nascar and drag races at the track, rooting for the Bears during football season, attending Rolling Stones concerts whenever they came to town and was a great golfer. Dicko also had an affinity for German Shepherds and owned and trained them throughout his life. His favorite times were spent with his vast community of friends. Dicko treasured his friendships and the many memories that were created together. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Richard is survived by his siblings: Danny Kovacevich and Neda Nissen; nieces and nephews: Robert Kovacevich, Nicole Cachia, Kristian (the late Grant) Avery and Mike Kovacevich; cousins: Veta Goodnight, Sam Kovacevich, Paul Kovacevich, Karen Kovacevich and Greg Kovacevich, as well as many many dear friends, including the Kozol brothers.

He is preceded in death by his wife: Connie Kovacevich; parents: Nicholas, Sr. and Rose and brother: Nicholas (Marlene) Kovacevich, Jr.

Family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. until time of funeral service beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet. Interment will follow and Richard will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made as gifts in Richard’s memory to St. George Serbian Orthodox Church.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

8:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Interment

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

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