Kevin R. Pilgreen

December 8, 1974 - January 25, 2019

Kevin R. Pilgreen


Rockford, IL

Kevin R. Pilgreen, 44, of Rockford, IL passed away early Friday morning, January 25, 2019 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center after a heart attack.  Kevin was a much-loved son, brother, fiancé, loving step-dad, uncle and friend.  He was born December 8, 1974 in Madison, Wisconsin the son of Randolph H. and Susan L. (Neumaier) Pilgreen.  Kevin graduated from OSF St. Anthony School of Nursing and spent his career as a traveling I.C.U. Nurse.  He worked for various hospitals in Rockford, Chicago and Wisconsin.  When he was not working, Kevin could be found Skiing, both snow and water; camping and canoeing; lifting weights; enjoying Mixed Martial Arts and on occasion you’d hear him singing Karaoke.  People loved to be in his presences.  Kevin was the best uncle to his nephews.

Kevin is loved and will be missed by his mother, Susan; fiancé Wendy Keen and her children, Taylor and Kilee; sister, Amanda and her son, Hunter; brother, Eric and his children, Jay, Evan, Michael, Luke and Noah.; as well as many extended family members.  Kevin is preceded in death by his grandparents, father, Randy and brother, Jerod.

Memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 East Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL 61065 with Memorial Service at 4:00 p.m. at the church.  Rev. Doug Carroll will officiate.   Memorials contributions in Kevin’s name can be given in care of the family.  Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation services, 218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL 61008.  To share a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Saturday, February 2, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church


Memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 East Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL 61065.

Saturday, February 2, 2019
4:00 pm

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church


Memorial Service at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the church.  Rev. Doug Carroll will officiate.

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Kevin’s light still shines on this earth.

Danice Loveridge 2019-02-05T19:29:59

Oh Sue, the pain you must be in from losing Kevin. He was such a talented nurse and precious son. Prayers for comfort and peace. May you find strength in the memories of Kevin’s life and his imprint on the world.

Danice Loveridge 2019-02-05T19:26:34

Wish I could attend this. I always loved our conversations. He was always himself, crazy, out there, always trying new things and always trying to figure it out. God made a good one in him.

Tony Gapastione 2019-01-31T19:43:25

I knew Kevin through my neise Wendy who she got ingage in December and was so happy for them . He made her happy and that’s a good thing , Sorry to hear of his passing. I know he is in heaven cause God takes the best at a early age. He will be missed by everyone even his uncle tuna , I know Wendy and the kids will surely miss him he was a good stepfather to the kids and a great uncle for his siblings kids .

John Kaaihue 2019-01-30T15:16:36

I knew Kevin from his time at Saint Anthony College of Nursing and since. He’d stop by the office to every now and then. We talked at the fall open house, as he was considering coming back for his graduate degree. To all his loved ones, I give my heartfelt condolences. I cannot be at the services, as I will be out of town. But I’ll think of you and him.

Nancy Sanders 2019-01-30T09:37:35

Wendy I am so sorry for your loss and to the family of Kevin my heart is and prayers are with you and is my families. Sorry that I cant be there with you I wish I could you have my spirits with you and looking over you and the girls.

love trish

Wendy Keen 2019-01-28T18:23:53

Sue and family so sorry for the loss of Kevin. Will keep you in our prayers and thoughts. Hugs!

Bob and Terri Alderman 2019-01-28T17:58:07


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