Kevin Krone

June 28, 1959December 14, 2012

Kevin C. Krone, 53, of North Aurora, IL, passed away on December 14, 2012. He was born in Woodstock, IL June 28, 1959. Kevin graduated from Marion Central High School and continued on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Regis College in Denver, CO.

Kevin will be remembered for his photographic artistry, his loyalty to the Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks, and for his amazing bad joke-telling ability. Among many qualities - his boundless energy, quick wit, and devotion to family and friends will be missed.

He is survived by his father James V. Krone, sister Elizabeth “Lee Ann”, brothers; Robert L., Bryan J., John T., eight nieces and nephews, and his partner Jane.

He is preceded in death by his sister Loretta T. and mother, Mary P. McDonough.

A celebration of Kevin's life will be planned for summer 2013.

Memorials may be given to your local Humane Society.

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Chuck Oleary

December 31, 2017

Thinking of you buddy. Thanks for your loyal friendship from the the early days of Regis to Chicago and beyond. You once saved my life. I'm sorry that I couldn't return the favor. GOD BLESS YOU my friend.

John Michaels

January 17, 2014

Hoping Kevin's family & friends have healed somewhat from Kev's passing. He is in a good place now amongst the comedian section in heaven. Probably at happy hour enjoying some laughs and happy hour goodies. Miss him very much.

January 17, 2014

To all of the Krones,

I hope time has helped to ease a small measure of your pain. Kevin may be gone, but he will NEVER be forgotten.

All my best,

Cindy (Magnuson) Schaefer

October 12, 2013

I knew Kevin when living in Chicago through some friends. I do remember his bad jokes and his great sense of humor. He was a fun person to be around and my condolences to his family and loved ones.

Michael Marston

June 4, 2013

You filled a lot of souls with joy, laughter and one of strongest senses of loyalty. Most probably didn't even realize that you worked in the ski industry - I even had a difficult time determining this and I was your boss. Only because your were always a blast to be around and it never seemed like work. Much Love!

Cheryle and Jim Garrity

April 22, 2013

This has made my brother and I very heart sick. We met Kevin back in 1983. I met Kevin when we worked together at Walgreens, in the Crystal Point Mall. There was never a dull moment or an inkling of negativity in Kevin. When he smiled, we all smiled. We loved his corny jokes and had the best of times dancing at Cat Ballou's. I will always see him dancing when I hear "She Blinded Me With Science" how his smile just lit up the dance floor and everyone around him and boy, could he dance. He always remembered my brother, Jim and the "go cart" incident at Veteran's Acres and how he laughed so hard. We joked with him, he joked with us. We had just reconnected with Kevin through Facebook back in May of 2012 and had been laughing again. Now, I cannot even wrap my brain around him being gone. I will not say "good-bye" dearest, I will say "see you again". For the times my brother and I were allowed to be in Kevin's company and presence, we feel deeply honored and blessed. You are dearly missed, Kevin. Our prayers go out to The Krone family and Jane.

"(S)He's poetry in motion"...Thomas Dolby

Thank you, Kevin!

We love and miss you,

Cheryle (Timm) Garrity and Jim Garrity

Cheryle Garrity

April 22, 2013

Peg Mahoney

March 18, 2013

Kevin and Family ~
This is very sad news. I met up with Kevin at a Regis reunion Cub game back in 2009 and had been in touch ever since. I switched jobs in January and kept meaning to email him when I read in the Regis Alumni magazine of his passing. What a shock! I think I spoke to him in November or early December. Kevin was truly a gentleman and wonderful man. I'll never forget his smile.
I'm so sad for the family - my thoughts and best actions and prayers are with you. Kevin, I'll see you - I know you are with us in spirit.
Love, Peg Mahoney

January 19, 2013

Unsettling and upsetting to hear this news. My best to all of you, especially Bob and Liz, since you guys and your big brother were great friends to me during a crucial time of life. Peace, Ned O'Reilly

January 19, 2013

Hello to the Krone family from California. You are all in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks and months to come. We love you. Bernadette (O'Reilly), Don, Peter & Jonathan Haderlein. xo