Edward John Corpus, age 65, of Elgin, passed away at home on March 27, 2016. Edward was born August 21, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois.

Edward graduated from Bowen High School of Design in Chicago and studied psychiatry at Oliver Harvey Community College. He later worked as a dockman in the Elgin area. Edward married his high school sweetheart, Guadalupe, on August 10, 1974.   They were married for forty-one wonderful years.In his spare time, Edward enjoyed being outdoors camping, fishing, and going to the rifle range. He liked to travel, especially for family vacations to the Wisconsin Dells. He loved food and eating out, and was known for trying to fix things around the house. Edward will be remembered for mischievous, child-like personality. He was a kid at heart who enjoyed clowning around. He also had a risk-taking, adventurous spirit that sometimes got him into trouble. Edward was preceded in death by his sister, Sophie Lopez, brother Leo Corpus, sister Rosie Corpus, brother Regino Corpus, and brother Teddy Corpus. Edward is survived by his loving wife, Guadalupe; daughter Lauren (Frankie) Corpus; son Edward (Rachel) Corpus; sister Beatrice Pizzanas; grandchildren Olivia, Samuel and Felix Corpus and Isabelle Martinez; many cousins; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin, IL 60120. Funeral mass will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 103 S. Gifford, Elgin, IL 60120 with Father Christopher Kuhn officiating.  Internment will be private.  For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.

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