Jason A. Kays

December 13, 1970 - September 19, 2016
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Jason Alex Kays, 45, of Rockford IL, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, September 19, 2016. Jason was born on December 31, 1970 to Hubert and Alice (Crawford) Kays in Belvidere, IL. He was a very handy mechanic, collected pennies, loved to fish, sit around campfires and gardening. Jason had a pet crow for 22 years. He had a passion for cutting trees and splitting lumber. He was a UAW member. As an inventor, he developed a patent. Jason was loving, caring and humble and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Jason is loved and will be missed by his daughter Alexandra Kays; his parents, Hubert and Alice Kays; grandchildren, Liliana (Lily) and Andrew (Drew) Carlson; brothers, Jeff (Denise) Kays of Rockford and Randy Kays of Loves Park; nieces, Samantha Kays and Christina Kays; grandmother, Berneitta Kays of Bradenton Beach, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Hubert Kays, Sr.; Darrel Crawford; step-grandparent, George; and grandmother, Ruby Flemming.

A special heart-filled thanks to OSF St. Anthony’s nurses and staff, Northern Illinois Hospice and Dr. Barnhart. A very special thank you to his caregiver and friend, Renee Cicogna

Funeral service will be held at 11 A.M., Monday, September 26, 2016 , at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere, IL 61008 with Randy Rutledge officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the funeral home, as well as from 10:00 a.m., until 10:45 a.m. before the service. Burial at Shattuck Grove Cemetery in Boone County. Memorials to the family or Northern Illinois Hospice in Jason’s name.  To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the funeral home.


Date: Monday, September 26, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation from 10:00 a.m., until 10:45 a.m. before the service


Service Information

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral service will be held at 11 A.M., Monday, September 26, 2016 , at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere, IL 61008 with Randy Rutledge officiating.


Cemetery Information

Burial at Shattuck Grove Cemetery in Boone County.


Memorial Information

Memorials to the family or Northern Illinois Hospice in Jason’s name.


 

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Born: December 13, 1970
Died: September 19, 2016

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The staff of Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Brenda & Steven McElroy posted on 9/21/16

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Jason's death. We are here to support you in your grieving process. With sincere sympathy,

 

Bob& Judy Brenner posted on 9/25/16

Words can't express our sympathy to you. Know you're in our love & prayers Alice & Hubert & Family.

 

Jack and Laurel Ratcliffe posted on 9/25/16

You have our deepest sympathies.

 

Letty Luhman posted on 9/23/16

The BHS Class of '63 sends deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family, Hubert and Alice. Jason takes a part of you and you keep a part of him in your heart forever.

 

Kimberly Kemppainen posted on 9/22/16

So sorry for all your losses. May be rest in peace.

 

Adam Ritter posted on 9/21/16

Our being neighbors on Washington in genoa..,the Y2k party was epic.

 

Cheryl Van Abbema posted on 9/21/16

So, so sorry Alice and Hubert and Jeff and Randy too, You are in my prayers.

 

Kari Underwood-Hall posted on 9/21/16

Alexx and family. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Thee are no words that I can say that will take your pain away. But I will continue to to think about you and pray for you. I will send you my love, energy, healing and peace. Xxoo love you Alex Kays.

 

Jerry and Kay (Diamond) Townsend posted on 9/21/16

Our condolences to the entire Kays family. May your memories and the love of family and friends comfort you.

 

Joe Nolan posted on 9/21/16

Rest in peace Jason...you helped me out when I needed help never forgotten

 

Al & Amy Larsen posted on 9/21/16

Thoughts and Prayers with the Kay's family!!

 

Jack & Janet Engelsen posted on 9/21/16

Sincere condolences to the entire family.

 

Carole baron posted on 9/21/16

Oh that smile❤️

 

Todd Yurs posted on 9/21/16

That infectious smile and hard work in whatever he was doing. You'll be missed.

 

Carol Crawford Waggoner posted on 9/21/16

Alice & Hubert: So very sorry for the loss of your son. Sending prayers for your family at this difficult time. . .

 

Michelle Manske posted on 9/21/16

Your truly missed my friend. I hope you find Christine and peace.

 

Craig and jackie Woosley posted on 9/21/16

so sorry to hear of jasons death,jackie and i have good memories of jason when we lived on 2nd st. and from the belvidere bandits.our thoughts and prayers are with your family

 

The Stevens family posted on 9/21/16

Our deepest condolences. Jason was our wonderful, larger than life, funny, handsome, talkitive and Amazing Friend. He would give the last dime he had and more. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He has taught us so much in his lifetime and his passing. Our love for him will never end. May you find comfort and joy knowing he was a outstanding man and friend. Praying for the family for peace and strength. - Teresa and Matt Stevens, Sadie N Tasha, Carson also. Xxoo

 

Jennifer Davis (Taplin) posted on 9/26/16

Always remember he had a smile on his face back in the school days. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

 

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