Kevin A. Hanover, 61 of Prophetstown, died Monday June 5, 2023 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
He was born the son of Thomas E. and Virginia D. (Hoffman) Hanover and graduated from Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields and attended NIU. Kevin was employed at IFH Group in Rock Falls in Customer Service/Inside Sales for 15 ½ years.
He married Suzette M. Leonard on May 17, 1997. Kevin and Suzette were soulmates. They were always on an adventure, making the most out of each day. He treasured the years he was able to coach his daughters in softball, and was so proud of the adults they are. Kevin enjoyed his weekend drives through town with his buddy “Maxx”. Kevin loved camping and the outdoors and valued his time spent with family and friends. Kevin had a love for his Chicago sports teams: the Sox, the Blackhawks and the Bears. Kevin was a member of New Life Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Suzette; his daughters: Jessica Hanover of Portland OR and Emily Hanover (Jake Johnson) of Bensenville, IL; his sister, Suzanne (Rob) Fowler of Los Angeles; and two grandchildren; his father and mother in law David and Patricia Leonard of Sterling; and his sister in law Deanna Leonard of Sterling.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Scott and Thomas.
A gathering of friends and family will be held Saturday June 10, 2023 from 10 -11:30 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. The service will follow at 11:30 AM. A luncheon will follow at the Sterling American Legion Post.