Obituaries

Kimberly Kuba

January 12, 1977 - August 22, 2022

Kimberly Kuba

Obituary

Kimberly Kuba, 45, of DeKalb, IL, died peacefully surrounded by her family, August 22, 2022 in her home. She was born January 12, 1977, in Clinton, Iowa, daughter to Edward and Phyllis (Null) Smerke. She received her Bachelor Degree in Special Education and married her “happily ever after,”  Mike Kuba on May 29, 1999, in Rockford, IL. She worked as a Special Education Facilitator and was a long time teacher at Cowherd Middle School in Aurora, IL. She loved her family, loved to be a wife and mom and enjoyed traveling, especially to Disney. She loved going to see Garth Brooks in concert and had the privilege of bringing her mom and dad along for a live show of his that had lasting memories for all. 

Kim is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband, Mike; children, Michael and Kylie; mother, Phyllis Smerke; sister, Karen (Mike) Cota; grandpa, Roy Hedrick; brother in-law, David; and mother and father in-law, Mike and Dawn Kuba.

She is preceded in death by her father, Ed Smerke; grandparents, Chris and Ed Smerke; Papa, Mike Kuba; grandma, Lucille Hedrick; Godparents, Anne and Jim Mayne; and many special aunts and uncles. 

A  memorial visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere , IL 61008. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. Patrick Anderson will officiate. In lieu of flowers and in her memory and honor, memorials to the family. To share a memory and add a condolence, please visit www.andersonfcs.com

Service Schedule

Thursday, September 1, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A  memorial visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere , IL 61008.

Thursday, September 1, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. Patrick Anderson will officate.

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Heaven has gained an Angel. Kim will forever be in our hearts and prayers. A beautiful person inside and out, a wonderful wife and mother and friend to many. Our deepest condolences

Karin and Chris Valenti 2022-08-31T10:03:07

Kim will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. She was such a sweet, loving person and will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Our hearts go out to her family. You are in our prayers.

Barb & Fred.

Fred & Barb Mayne 2022-08-29T22:58:06

Kim and Michael were a match made from heaven. It hurts to know that this beautiful family has to endure the absence of such an awesome mother and wife. She will always be there to light up our darkness. We will miss your laughter and your smile, my dear Kim.

Joyce Kuba Price 2022-08-28T22:16:22

When I was talking my granddaughter to Disney, Kim gave me timely tips. She is the one who hooked me up with Dole whips! At work, Kim was always professional and accommodating. When I made important paperwork mistakes, Kim was always gentle with me but at the same time demanded the best. One thing I so wish that I could do is go back to last spring and scream that I love her. Seeing her picture makes me both sad and happy. I really was lucky to know her.

Karen Williams 2022-08-28T15:57:18

Dear KUBA FAMILY,
So truly sorry for your loss. May Kim Rest In Peace! No more pain and suffering for her, we can NOT imagine how happy she is with Our Lord! It is, I am sure quite painful for you and your family! Prayers for all involved. Wishing you all PEACE during this extremely difficult time! Kim was a wonderful person to work with at Cowherd Middle School. Maryann Adams

Maryann Adams 2022-08-28T15:42:57

My nephew, Michael, could not have asked for a better wife and mother to his children. I remember how head-over-heals he was when he met Kim in college. Kim was such a fantastic person and our family will miss her very, very much.

Jane Kuba-Kaczmarek 2022-08-27T12:46:13

Sending love, light, and peace to the hearts of all who loved Kim. Special love to Mike, Phyllis, Michael, Kyle, and family members. Kim was a person who was near and dear to my heart. We bonded as moms and I will always remember her kindness, sense of humor, and golden heart. It was an honor to be her friend. ♥️

Maryann Davis 2022-08-26T23:03:22

My heart and goes out to Mike, Kyle, Michael, Phyllis & Karen. May we fill the missing piece of your hearts with our love and support.

Michael Cota. (Peanut) 2022-08-26T21:46:07

Kim was amazing woman! I will never forget our time at NIU together and her love of wrestling. Sending warm thoughts and prayers.

Holly Lyman 2022-08-26T19:04:38

To Kim’s family. I so enjoyed meeting Kim and her dear parents at Karen and Mike’s wedding. Such a joyous family. My heart goes out to you so sincerely during this sad time and always, Marcia

Marcia Goldstein 2022-08-26T16:50:17

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