October 18, 2023
Timothy R. Kratochvil, 49, of Pawnee, Ill., was born April 2, 1974, to Roger and Mary Kratochvil. He died on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield from a massive heart attack after being found unresponsive at his family farm outside of Pawnee.
Tim graduated from Mt. Olive High School in 1992 and then signed a letter of intent to play baseball at SIU Carbondale where he had a very successful baseball career and was later inducted into SIU Sports Hall of Fame. After college he played two years with the Boston Red Sox. Tim later earned a Master’s Degree and a Superintendent...