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Kevin Barber, 44, of Kirkland, died on Monday, August 7, 2017 in Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. He was born September 1, 1972, in Rockford, to Robert and Rhonda (Kilmer) Barber. On October 18, 2016 he married Amanda Tucker in Kirkland. Kevin had a great sense of humor and was very active in his boys' lives. He liked to fish, hunt and camp. He was employed at the Chrysler plant in Belvidere for 23 years.
Survivors include his wife, Amanda; sons, Dylan, Alex, Joseph, and Ryan Barber; step-children, Paige (Eric) Ross and Will Holman: grandchild, Liam Ross; father, Robert Barber; sister, Kim (Chris) Thompson; nieces, Brittany McMurray, Haley Thompson and Trista Thompson; great-nephew, Kamryn McMurray; and numerous cousins.
Preceded in death by his mother, Rhonda Barber; grandparents, Edna and Clifford Barber and Lois and Kenneth Kilmer.
Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 PM on Friday, August 11, 2017 in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Kirkland Chapel, 309 South Fifth St., Kirkland, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials to the family.
A special thanks to Loyola University Medical Center for their care and compassion.

Condolences & Shared Memories (17)

  1. Katie

    Im so sorry Amanda. I know he brought a smile to your heart again and you will miss him terribly. Hugs to you and everyone who knew and loved him.

  2. Stoney

    We knew each other forever it seems........we were friends but not overly close and lost touch over the years..........he stop by my home a few years ago here in TN one of six of my Kirkland friends to do so........his passing has shook me to my core.......sad....sad is the emotion I am flooded by...........we had a couple of really long talks after his visit and if you ever had a real talk with him you'd know one thing for sure......his love for his boys was absolute and to know that kind of love and support being taken from those boys so early in life is the definition of........sad........his whole family will always be in my prayers

  3. Steffiene

    I am so sorry for your loss Amanda and family. Sending prayers for you all

  4. Lora

    My sincere condolences to the Barber family. May the fond memories of the times you shared bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. We can look forward to the time when God will wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever, found at Isaiah 25:8. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  5. Bobbie Roberts

    I worked with Kevin very nice person he will be truly missed, to his family n friends sorry for your loss..

  6. Tina

    Rip Kevin , Gone TOO Soon ! Just Hoping Them Boys Know The Love There Daddy Gave Them. Prayers For Amanda Tucker Barber and MUCH PRAYERS TO HIS BOYS and MUCH MORE PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS !!

  7. J

    The sweet man had his struggles. So sad he lost his battle. Sending prayers and Godspeed to this young, beautiful soul

  8. SuzAnne Italiano

    My condolences to Kevin's family and friends . A coworker from 9190 .

  9. Barbara Gulbranson

    So sorry for your loss. Kevin will be miss. God be with you.

  10. Mark Barber

    Time gets away from us,busy in the life's of our children,work, and other obligations and we don't have enough time to spend time with everyone we love and care about. To Kevin's father,sister wife and boys I apologize, I just wish I would have known Kevin was sick, I would have done anything I possibly could to help him and the family. Rest In Peace Cuz, I love you

  11. Mary Scalzitti

    So for your loss. I worked with Kevin in 9190 at the Chrysler plant. Prayers to the family

  12. Bill hall

    I only knew Kevin a short time last 4 years or so I got to know him even though I didn't know him very long me and him could try to talk on the same level we talked about grandkids are boys wrestling football one things for sure that man loved his boys no doubt about that weed eater talk football fishing wrestling hunting in a short time he gained my respect raised some fine young men though and they're going to do fine in life you boys reach High make your dad proud sitting next to the King of Kings amen

  13. Rhonda Wiggins

    SO SO sorry boys.

  14. Joan Schroeder

    So sorry for your loss! Praying for the family.

  15. Paige sorry to hear about your Stepdads passing😩.

    May his spirit will be free,amen . Sharon Scott

  16. Debbie from Dr. Michalsens office.

    Amanda, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you all.

  17. Pattie Klassen

    Very sorry for your loss. Way too soon to be gone.

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