Kory Steven Kohler, 20, of Chebanse, entered into his heavenly home on Sunday, November 22, 2020. He was born in Kankakee on February 23, 2000, the son of Darrin and Kelly Morrical Kohler. Kory is survived by his parents, his brother Ryan Kohler, paternal grandparents Dennis and Debbie Hilleary, maternal grandmother Lisa Morrical, and special friend Meara Tilstra. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Steve Morrical.
Kory graduated from Clifton Central High School in 2018 and was attending KCC. He loved sports and played high school basketball, soccer, and baseball. He also enjoyed videography. Kory's lifelong passion was dirt track racing. He won a track championship in 2016 and Rookie of the Year in 2018 at Kankakee County Speedway. Kory was a member of 4-H which led to an incredible joy and love of raising and showing pigs.
Kory bravely battled years of medical adversity which inspired him to help other sick kids. He was nominated to become an ambassador of the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Kids Advisory Board and participated in iCAN Research & Advocacy.
His glowing smile, infectious laugh, and warm nature left an everlasting impression on everyone who knew him.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2020 from 3:00pm-5:00pm at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton, IL. Additional visitation will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020 from 9:00am until the 11:00am funeral service at River Valley Christian Fellowship Church, 800 Cardinal Dr., Bourbonnais, IL. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Chebanse. Memorials may be made to the family's wishes.
***Please be advised, during the visitation at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton, only 10 people will be let into the building at a time. Please dress accordingly. Masks and social distancing will be required at both the funeral home and River Valley Christian Fellowship Church.
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