James Kevin Kane "Kevin", 71, of Wheaton, Illinois, passed away, Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Kevin was born July 13, 1945 in Edwardsville, Illinois to Emmett and Hilda (Kreher) Kane and spent most of his early years in Salem, Illinois. He graduated from Salem High School and then continued his education at Murray State in Kentucky. On August 9, 1969 he married Donna Maddin and moved to the Wheaton area.
Kevin is survived by his children, Dena (Craig) Howser and Jason Kane. He is the loving Papa to Sam, Max and Will Howser. He is also survived by sister Mary Ellen Patterson and brother Robert (Kathy) Kane, brother and sister in-law, Bob and Gayle Maddin and special friend, Eileen Rader as well as many nephews, niece and very special friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife; Donna Maddin Kane, his parents Hilda and Emmett Kane, brother in law, Dick Patterson.
Kevin was an administrator for Wheaton School District 200 as the principal of Bower Elementary School in Warrenville. Kevin managed Northside Pool in Wheaton for 25 years where he was a father figure to many people. Kevin loved his family, weather watching, school safety, and making first aid kits.
Visitation will be from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m., followed immediately at 12:00p.m. by a service on Friday, May 12th at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 Roosevelt Rd. Wheaton, Illinois. Burial will be private at Wheaton Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to either The Student Excellence Foundation P.O. Box 253 Wheaton, IL 60187 Re: Kane Memorial (studentexcellencefoundation.org) or The Amyloidosis Foundation 7151 North Main St. Suite #2 Clarkston, MI 48346 in memory of Kevin Kane (www.amyloidosis.org) Funeral info www.williams-kampp.com or (630)668-0016