Obituaries

Richard Kays

May 18, 1966 - April 12, 2018

Richard Kays

Obituary

Richard Kays, 51, from Belvidere, Illinois, died peacefully April 12, 2018, at his home. He was born to Kenneth and Sandra (Engelsen) Kays on May 18, 1966 in Belvidere. Richard married love of his life, Leah Whisenant June 20, 1987 in Belvidere. Richard graduated from Belvidere High School and was an auto mechanic.

He enjoyed fishing, working on cars, drag races, dirt bikes, ATV’s and spending time with family and friends at the cabin.

Richard is survived by his wife, Leah; his son, Wade; mother, Sandra (Steve Sitrick) ; brother, Dennis (Debbie) Kays; paternal grandmother, Bernietta Kays; mother and father in-law, Bill (Cindy) Whisenant; brother in- law, Billy (Becky) Whisenant; nieces and nephews; a great nephew; and many special friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, grandfathers and maternal grandmother.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 16, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and CremationServices, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.  Memorial gathering will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service, Monday April 16 at the funeral home. Randy Rutledge from Hillsdale United Methodist Church will officiate. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Heartland Hospice or Swedish American Foundation. I would also like to thank his nurse Marianne at Heartland.

 To share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Monday, April 16, 2018
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Memorial gathering will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service, Monday April 16 at the funeral home.

Monday, April 16, 2018
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 16, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and CremationServices, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL

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So sorry for your loss.. I am a cousin to Cindy .

Donita Hopper 2018-04-16T22:11:47

Dear Kays Family
Sorry to Hear the Sad News
Personally I had the Pleasure
To Work with Him..He Was a
Great Person..
Our Deepest Sympathy
ALEX Gyurko
*****Sorry I didn’t Get the news till Tonght
Tonight

ALEX GYURKO 2018-04-16T21:55:11

Dear Leah
I was sorry to hear of your loss. Thankfully you have many friends and many memories to comfort you. David Graf

David Graf 2018-04-16T13:57:00

We are sending our sincere condeloences over the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of sadness.

Edward and Suzanne Sendelbach 2018-04-16T13:42:04

Leah, I am so sorry, I am always here for you, always

Kathy (Aeh) Wearsch 2018-04-16T13:10:36

So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers with you all

Lisa Kirane 2018-04-15T22:20:33

Truly sorry for your loss. Loved that kid!!

Scott Henneberry 2018-04-15T20:24:47

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sandy and your family. Our sympathy. May memories of fun times together be a comfort to you.

Steve and Donnette Nailor 2018-04-15T17:43:52

We are deeply sorry for your loss Sandy, Leah & family . Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

Judy & Bob Brenner 2018-04-15T16:03:49

Leah and Wade,
We’re so sorry we cannot attend the service, but are extremely saddened for you. Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family.

Cindy & Ken Starzyk 2018-04-15T13:25:33