Trooper Kyle W. Deatherage, 32 of Highland, Ill., born April 11, 1980, in Maryville, Ill., died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Raymond, Ill.
He was a member of First Congregational Church, Highland, Ill., and the Fraternal Order of Police 43 - Springfield, Ill.
Kyle was born in Maryville, Ill., and as a youth lived in Collinsville, Ill., moving, with his family, to St. Jacob, Ill., in 1990. He graduated from Triad High School in 1998, and received his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice at Lewis & Clark College. He worked for Trucks Centers in Troy, Ill., and began his career in law enforcement for the Staunton Police Department, Staunton, Ill. He worked for the Madison County Sheriff's Office from July 7, 2004 until May 28, 2009, and on May 31, 2009, he became an Illinois State Trooper with District 18, as a motor officer. He enjoyed fishing, hunting (turkey, deer and birds), and loved his children so very much. He enjoyed time with close friends and officers from the departments he worked with.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ralph M. Deatherage; and maternal grandparents, Casmir and Rose Anna Karpowicz.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah A., nee Gregory, Deatherage , whom he married Sept. 16, 2006, Highland, Ill.; a daughter, Kaylee Ann Deatherage of Highland, Ill.; a son, Camden Kyle Deatherage of Highland, Ill.; father - Barry W. Deatherage Sr. of Staunton, Ill.; mother, April Kay, nee Karpowicz, Deatherage of Marine, Ill.; two brothers, Barry W. Deatherage Jr. of Highland, Ill., and Kenneth M. (Ashleigh) Deatherage of Highland, Ill.; a sister, Anna B. Deatherage of Springfield, Ill.; paternal grandmother, Brooksie M., nee South, Deatherage of Marine, Ill.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gean B. and Eleanor L., nee Christin, Gregory of Alhambra, Ill.
Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund for his children's education or the Kyle W. Deatherage Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund at Triad High School, Troy, Ill. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family by visiting www.spengel-boulanger.com.
Visitation: Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Triad High School, Troy, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Triad High School in Troy, Ill. Interment will be in Marine Cemetery, Marine, Ill.
FUNERAL HOME, Highland, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 28, 2012