“Our family would like to thank you for all your help during our time of loss. We were very impressed with how everything was handled — from your quick response the night of J’s passing — quick and with great respect in removing him from our home, to the processing of all the paperwork and details and to how wonderful he looked at the final private viewing for our family. It meant a lot that we could all be together to see him one final time. Thank you again for everything.”
— The S. Family
Kevin William Sanders
October 13, 1979 - April 17, 2013
Kevin William Sanders was born outside Chicago on October 13th, 1979 to Duane and Sandra Sanders. He grew up in Palos Hills, IL and graduated from Marist High School in 1997. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001 with a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science and from Parkland College in 2003 with a Veterinary Technician Certification.
Kevin loved caring for animals, working on cars, restoring his 1970 Dodge Charger, listening to music and attending concerts, watching the Chicago Bears and the Fighting Illini, playing paintball and spending time with his family. Kevin is survived by his wife, Sarah Sanders, and son, Reeve Sanders, his mother, Sandra Sanders, his maternal grandmother, Eleanore Frey, a sister Jeanette (Tim) White, a brother, Scott (Allison Muscolino) Sanders and many friends and extended family. Kevin was preceded in death by his father, Duane Sanders. He died doing what he loved to do by serving and protecting others and will be forever remembered as a hero.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2:00 until 9:00 PM at the Plainfield Fire Protection District Headquarters, 23748 West 135th St, Plainfield, IL 60544. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 8245 West 111th St, Palos Hills, IL 60465. Interment will follow at the Plainfield Township Cemetery, Plainfield, IL.
To donate to the Sanders family directly to support Kevin's wife, Sarah and their son, Reeve, you may walk in to to any Chase Bank branch and tell them you would like to donate to the account of Sarah Sanders of Eddy, Texas. Funds may be used at the family's discretion for future education and general expenses. You may also donate online with a credit card using Paypal. You do not have to register to donate at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/send-money-online. Please use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also consider donating to the National Fallen Firefighter's Foundation to support the national organization that has helped the Sanders family through this tragedy. http://www.firehero.org/donate/fonfff.html