Jason Michael Kutz, 27, of Highland, Ill., born July 28, 1985, in Belleville, Ill., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
Jason's love of life and people was unconditional and people loved him. He was always positive, generous and respectful. Jason's love of life continues through his choice to be an organ donor. He has given new hope and happiness to many other families.
He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel E. Kutz Sr.; his paternal grandfather, John D. Kutz Sr.; maternal grandparents, Frances J. and Sylvia L., nee Baum, Richards; an uncle, John D. Kutz, Jr.; and a brother, Brennan M. Kutz.
Surviving are his mother, Lisa M. Richards of Highland, Ill.; his grandmother, Geraldine B. Kutz of Highland, Ill.; three children, Andrea Nicole, Kylie Marie and Kamilla Ann Kutz; six brothers and sisters, Daniel E. Kutz Jr., Amber N. (Micheal) Kutz Bennett, twin brother, Justin A. (Danielle) Kutz, Jacob R. Richards, Mackenzie C. Becker-Kutz, Anthony T. Wise, Jr.; nieces and nephews, Tyler Kutz, Isabella Kutz, Caiden Bennett, Tristyn Kutz; best friend, Michael Childerson; several aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.
Memorials may be made to Jason Michael Kutz Memorial Fund.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, and from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, Ill.
Funeral: Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at the funeral home with the Rev. Father Charles A. Edwards, pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, Ill., officiating. Interment in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Highland, Ill.
MERIDITH FUNERAL HOME, Highland, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 11, 2012