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Donald A. Kein

May 22, 1961 - December 8, 2021

Donald A. Kein Donald A. Kein
    December 12, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday
  • Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles
  • Funeral
  • December 13, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. Monday
  • Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles

Donald A. Kein, 60, died Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, IL. He was born on May 22nd, 1961, in Belvidere, IL, the son of Barbara and Dennis Kein. He attended Central High School in Burlington, IL, and graduated in 1979.

Donald lived in Geneva for most of his life and was self-employed, founding several businesses during this time. He was mechanically gifted and enjoyed building and refurbishing many classic cars throughout his life, as well as designing and manufacturing prototypes for various companies, including his own. He was a skilled carpenter and built incredible furniture for fun, filling our house with his works of art. He was also an avid outdoorsman –  hunting, fishing and enjoying nature whenever he got the chance. Most of all, he was a loving and attentive father, and took great pride in his children’s academic and athletic accomplishments.

Anyone who knew Don would tell you that he was tough but fair. He valued respect and honor above all else and would go above and beyond to help his friends and family. His kindness and unique humor were unrivaled, and he could turn even the darkest of times into moments of laughter.

He is survived by his father, Dennis Kein, his brothers, Darrin, Daniel, David, Dennis and sister Belinda, as well as his wife Kimberly and his loving children, Nick, Courtney and Angela. He will be dearly missed.

A celebration of Donald’s life will be held this Sunday, December 12th, 2021 (Visitation) and Monday, December 13th, 2021 (Funeral) at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main Street in St. Charles, IL. All are welcome to these services, so please bring your best stories and prayers.


Sweet baby from Bartlett , IL

"Hey babe, We would of had it all You left me too soon God please take care of my man I know you won’t forget us."

Kent & Becky Foster from Tucson, AZ

"It is with much sadness that I write this note. But you bring back memories of all the fun we had on the football field, running around in our Camaros, Chevelles, and Novas…You we’re always smiling and laughing…Godspeed my friend, you will be greatly missed…….."

Craig & Vanessa from Geneva, IL

"Our favorite memory of Don is the yearly celebrations of the New Year playing Bananagram with the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love Craig and Vanessa"

Jeff Rackmyer from North Aurora , IL

"For years we lived like brothers. As our families were growing we lost touch with each other. Life, it’s a trip to the unknown. Yet you have now found your place. Happy trails bro. See you on the other side."

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