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Kevin Louis Reynolds

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On July 2, 2014 @ 4:38 pm In Obituary | 46 Comments

Kevin Louis Reynolds, age 51, of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Jennifer Reynolds, nee Bates; fond father of Collette (Matthew) Jurek, Katelyn Reynolds and Cory Reynolds; dear son of Robert L. Reynolds and Barbara A. Reynolds, nee Biegel; son –in-law of JoAnn L. Immekus, nee Mitchell and the late Charles E. Bates and the late John Immekus; brother of Cathy (Bruce) Oxley, Sam (Chad) Elmore, Keith (Chloe) Reynolds, Kraig (Michelle) Reynolds, Chris (Ron) Guralski and Cheryl (Isaac) Markus; uncle of many loved nieces and nephews. Lying in state Friday, July 18, 2014, from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at St. Barbara Church, corner of Prairie Ave. and Windemere Ave. Brookfield, IL. and Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 9:30 A.M. to Time of Mass 10:00 A.M. at St. Louise de Marillac Church, corner of Raymond Ave. and 30th Street, La Grange Park, IL. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Permanent Deacon of 11 years for the Archdiocese of Chicago and for 15 years Kevin was very involved with the Boy Scouts of America, Cub Master, Committee Chair, Assistant Scoutmaster, Wood Badge and Order of the Arrow. Memorials to the family appreciated. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. Information at (708)485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Condolences for the family of “Kevin Louis Reynolds”

Condolence from Johnson Family on July 2nd, 2014 9:47 pm

Kevin will be missed by everyone that was blessed by his smile, kindness, care, and laughter. We will
pray that he is given the peace that he shared with everyone. Christopher will always remember how he did so much to make scouting fun and how he worked as a great leader even after Cory was out of scouts. Christopher also is so grateful for all of his guidance, time, and care shared to make
St. Barbara’s School a place of faith and learning.

With Sympathy,
Barbara, Rod, Andrew, Ben, and Christopher

Condolence from Tom Borkowski on July 2nd, 2014 11:33 pm

Kevin dared to share his desire for union with God and I am grateful for his sharing.

Condolence from Laura (Pask) Zaagman on July 3rd, 2014 7:09 am

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Reynolds and Bates family. I will always remember Legs as my dance partner. He was such a warm and accepting person. May God hold your entire family in his hands during this difficult time.

Condolence from Cathy Gischlar on July 3rd, 2014 7:31 am

My heart is heavy and I pray for the family to have strength and comfort at this time. What a journey and what a wonderful holy man.
We will miss you dearly, little Brother.

Condolence from The Robert Arredia Family on July 3rd, 2014 8:15 am

Our hearts are with you all. As difficult as this was for all of you, he surely showed what it meant to bear the cross and plan that the good Lord has for us. May your memories bring you comfort in the coming days and years. Know that we are here for you–lean on us!!

Condolence from Karen Hamilton on July 3rd, 2014 9:33 am

Jen and family,

I am so sorry for your loss! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers! I remember many fond memories of being and Nick & Robyn’s with you and Kevin.

Karen Hamilton

Condolence from Jan & Tim Corcoran on July 3rd, 2014 9:39 am

Our sincere sympathies to the whole family. Our hearts were saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. He will be missed by all. We were fortunate to have known him. Our thoughts & love are with Jen & the family.

Condolence from Tammy Lake on July 3rd, 2014 9:48 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during the days ahead. I am so sorry for your loss. God will be with you and give you the strength you need.
Tammy Lake

Condolence from Phyllis Lyons on July 3rd, 2014 10:01 am

May God’s love be with you all in this time of sorrow. My deepest sympathies be with you all.

Love and prayers,
Phyllis Lyons

Condolence from Terri Kosarek Stevens on July 3rd, 2014 10:43 am

It is with great sadness that I read of Legs’ passing. He was always ready with a kind smile, a hearty laugh, and an encouraging word. I am blessed to have known him. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and other friends. Until we meet again.

Condolence from Jim and Linda Brodnicki on July 3rd, 2014 5:14 pm

To say that Kevin will be missed is by far an understatement. Kevin was an inspirational servant of Christ in everything he did. I had the privilege of serving with Kevin (and his family) when I was the music director at St. Barbara Parish in Brookfield. From the very fist mass I played for to the last mass of my tenure at the parish – Kevin was always a smiling face, sharing support, and always looking for another opportunity to serve others.

God truly has a “servant” in heaven today and I’m sure that through the Holy Spirit, Kevin will continue to guide those whom he loved through the mystery of God’s kingdom. Rest in peace my friend. You truly have fought the good fight and now deserve the peace and heavenly comfort you are experiencing right now. Until we meet again….

Condolence from Dick Ollendick on July 3rd, 2014 6:25 pm

Jen and Family,
So sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. He will be missed by all of us who counted him a true friend. God bless you and all the family.

Condolence from Karen (Kubisztal) Schoewe and family on July 3rd, 2014 7:35 pm

Jen and family,
Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to hold forever in your heart. Love, Karen and family

Condolence from Nancy Broderick on July 3rd, 2014 9:09 pm

Jen, Collette, Katelyn and Cory,

We are so sorry for your loss.

It meant so much to all of us that Kevin/your dad was there to help us in our time of need. He was a great man, and you will all continue to be great people because of him.

God Bless,
Nancy, Jason, Tim and Chris Broderick

Condolence from Steven Eichholz on July 3rd, 2014 9:44 pm

I was very saddened when I got the news about Kevin. We both offer our deepest sympathies. It’s good that you have a such a wonderful and supportive family that binds together in both good times and bad. Know that you will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve and Jeanne

Condolence from Tom Procich on July 3rd, 2014 9:56 pm

Kevin was a Little League umpire and a joy with whom to work. He was a lot of fun and did a great job with balls and strikes! This news comes as a great shock and saddens me, as well, I’m sure, of all the umps who worked with him. The Church of Christ in Brookfield is praying for him and his family.

Condolence from Thomas Kenny on July 4th, 2014 6:14 am

I will always remember the great times we had together. Kevin was not only a father to his kids, but to all those he touched. Brian and I loved him. The Kenny’s Will miss him, his hummor and his wisdom, love TK.

Condolence from john klich on July 4th, 2014 8:54 am

A living example of faith, hope, and belief in God our Father. You will be missed but never forgotten. Our loss is heavens gain. May you rest in peace.

Condolence from Edward and Lois Satala on July 5th, 2014 11:48 am

Deacon Kevin was such an inspiration to everyone who met him. He will truly be missed. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Denise Mewes on July 5th, 2014 6:35 pm

Dear Jen and Family:
My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. May our good Lord give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. I was so honored to attend the No One Fights Alone Benefit for dear Kevin and talk to you both at that time. He will surely be missed by all. With love and prayers, Denise Mewes

Condolence from Tricia Wahlstrom on July 6th, 2014 3:04 pm

I was so very sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. All one needs to do is read these messages to see how many lives he touched and how greatly he will be missed. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Tricia Wahlstrom

Condolence from Lee Mate on July 6th, 2014 8:10 pm

Dear Jen, Collette, Katelyn, Cory and Matt, Reading the above condolences has added to the great respect and faith (and fun) inspiration that Kevin has been to me. I feel privileged to have read at his Communion Services and prayed with him when he led the Stations of the Cross at St. Barbara Parish. And I can still hear his wonderful laugh even when he was suffering. How blessed we have been and will continue to be with Kevin right with us in spirit as we continue our lives of belief and love. Thank you. I miss you, Kevin. Thanks for your explanation of the Trinity! Now you know. No more mystery. Love, Lee

Condolence from Dcn. Jerry LeBlanc on July 6th, 2014 9:27 pm

Angels of the Lord receive his soul and present him to God the most high.

My his soul and the souls of all the faithfully depart through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Condolence from Belen Suarez Del Real on July 7th, 2014 7:49 am

Jen and Family,
I am sorry for your loss, Kevin will be sorely missed. I knew Kevin as a co-worker at Navistar and he showed kindness, patience and respect no matter what position you held. God grant him eternal peace.

Condolence from Dick Dreke on July 7th, 2014 8:50 am

Jen – my heart goes out to you and to your loving family. I really only knew Kevin from work and even there, since we worked in different locations, our communication was primarily via email and phone conversations. Even so, Kevin’s light and grace shone through. He was the kind of man that you did not need to know long to know well. A good man. He will be missed.

Condolence from Mary Beth Hines on July 7th, 2014 9:13 am


I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you (and your family) during this difficult time. Keep smiling!

Condolence from Fernando and Debra Gomez on July 7th, 2014 1:19 pm

Dear Jen and family, We offer our deepest sympathies and prayers to you and all family members. Kevin as both a Deacon and a family man was quite an inspiration to his parishes and communities that he serviced and the many friends and people he welcomed into his life. I, for one am a better person and man of faith because of his example and love for our Lord. May he rest in peace and blessings be upon you all at this time.

Condolence from Janice Walsen and family on July 7th, 2014 11:03 pm

Dear Jen and family,
Please accept our sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolences. Knowing Kevin, being inspired by his words and writing, witnessing his service to the community, and seeing him live out his faith have been a blessing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Donna Neel on July 8th, 2014 8:00 am

Jen & Family..

Sorry for your loss. Kevin was a wonderful person and a pleasure to work with.

Condolence from Elizabeth Arenas on July 8th, 2014 5:34 pm

Kevin was a wonderful leader and role model for the Boy Scouts. We are lucky to have known him, and his wisdom and guidance will remain with us.

Condolence from Eve & Starr Donovan on July 8th, 2014 6:10 pm

Dear Jen and Family,
We will always remember the good times and will always remember you in our prayers. Kevin, when I look up at the ceiling in church and see the lights burn out, I will always remember you.

Condolence from Elizabeth (Kucko) Krejcik on July 8th, 2014 10:34 pm

Our prayers and thoughts are with Kevin and his family in this time of sorrow. I knew Kevin since 1st grade and had the pleasure of being in high school and theater with him as well. Kevin was a wonderful person and I will never forget him.

Condolence from Deacon Phil and Holly Bertolani on July 10th, 2014 5:51 pm

Dear Jen and family,
Phil and I are so saddened by Kevin’ s passing. I remember he had an infectious smile and gave great hugs. He was such a loving, faith-filled man, full of love for you and your children. We were blessed to be in the Diaconate with you two, so many wonderful memories. I know you are a strong faith-filled woman,and you are happy he is out of pain now. He is watching over you and the kids, and he is being held close to our Lord for Kevin exemplified a true and loyal disciple of Christ. May you find comfort in your faith and family and friend’s support. Kevin is resting in peace now, he was a blessing to us all.

Condolence from Maria Espinosa & Family on July 10th, 2014 6:45 pm

Dear Family,
Kevin exemplified what our Lord and Savior asks from each of us as Christians.
It was an honor to know him.

Condolence from Lucy Perry nee Green on July 11th, 2014 1:04 am

Please accept my deepest sympathies. My most favorite memory of Kevin dates back to kindergarten. I was really shy back then and he came up to me so sweetly and said “Wanna play cars with me?” I just nodded yes and by the end of recess he had me laughing hysterically. He was a great guy. Those who live on in our hearts are never truly gone.

Condolence from Jason Armstrong on July 11th, 2014 11:27 am

Jen and Family – My heart goes out to you all. Kevin was an incredible man, and though we only knew each other a short time, it was so clear he was a kind, loving, and giving individual. I will always remember his positive attitude even in the hardest of moments. May peace be with you all.

Condolence from Margaret on July 15th, 2014 6:32 am

May the family of Kevin Reynolds be comfort in knowing that the hearer of prayers promise that he will swallow up death forever and he will wipe the tears from all faces.. Isaiah 25:8 for in the scriptures states, ” do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tomb, will hear his voice – and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practice vile things to a resurrection of judgment.- John 5:28,29……. love ones like Mr. Reynold will be seen again…..www.jw.org

Condolence from Pacheco, Urban, Selk, Sanchez Families on July 15th, 2014 10:10 am

Prayers of comfort to Jennifer, Collette, Katelyn, & Cory, and to all of Kevin’s loved ones and dearest friends…

Condolence from Murthy Nunna on July 16th, 2014 8:45 am

Jen and Family – Please accept my sympathies. I worked with Kevin on many projects @ Navistar and we traveled together to an IBM Conference in Las Vegas a few years ago. Incredible person, very friendly. I have nothing but fond memories of him.

Kevin will be dearly missed.

Condolence from Cathy Jacobs and Family, Bill Izzo on July 18th, 2014 2:45 pm

With my heartfelt sympathy to you on the passing of your beloved Husband and Father. I know that losing Kevin will leave a void of sadness for your family, but I hope that the memories of his love and his courage will give your family strength in the days ahead. My family’s prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Condolence from Andy And Maria Zontos on July 18th, 2014 3:06 pm

Jen and family- Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you (and your family) during this difficult time.

Condolence from Eileen Dow-Sarocco on July 18th, 2014 6:05 pm

I was so sorry to learn about Kevin. My heart is with you.

Condolence from Tina and Larry Davis and Family on July 18th, 2014 11:17 pm

Dear Jennifer, Collette, Matthew, Katelyn, and Cory; Aunt JoAnn and the rest of Kevin’s family:

We were so very sadden to hear of Kevin’s passing. He will be missed by all who’s lives he touched. He was a very gentle and loving man. We wish that we could have been there for you. But we had just found out today.

May the Good Lord Bless and Keep all of you in his loving arms during this most difficult time. We love you all.

Condolence from Deanna King on July 19th, 2014 11:23 am

Jen, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I hope you received my mass card. I am so sorry and know theres nothing I can say to console this inconsolable feelings in your heart. You and Kevin have been nothing but kind to me and my family. I am sorry I did not see you last night, I didnt know it had been moved. It is with my most sincerest words that I say when I pray for you and the kids.

Condolence from Jonathan Wilson on July 25th, 2014 5:32 pm

Kevin is one of the nicest people I have ever met. I consider myself fortunate that I got to work with him. He was always fair and helpful. I really admired that about him. Prayers are with you.

Condolence from Marker Family on August 23rd, 2014 12:13 pm

Jennifer and family,
We wish to offer our condolences through this difficult time. We hold fond memories of Kevin from way back and were saddened to hear of his passing. He seemed like a very loving husband and father to his three kids. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Dorothy, Christine, Amy and Jim

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