KINGSTON – David L. Rand, 61, of Kingston, Ill., died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born Feb. 10, 1952, in DeKalb, the son of Lowell W. and Donna (Jensen) Rand, he married Karen Rich of Kingston on April 13, 1985.
David attended the Esmond elementary school and graduated from Rochelle Tonwship High School. He played baseball and basketball for several years and enjoyed many of his son's sports activities. He liked watching all sports, but especially the Chicago Cubs and Bears.
For 26 years, David worked for Johnson Controls in Sycamore. He worked up until he was diagnosed with cancer five months ago.
Survivors include his wife, Karen; two sons, Ryan (friend – Joselyn) of Palatine and Derek of Kingston; his faithful dog, Rueben; parents, Lowell and Donna Rand of DeKalb; one sister, Diane (Steve) Salsbury of Geveva; mother-in-law, Lorraine Rich of Genoa; and many aunts, uncles, sisters- and brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews; and cousins.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff for the wonderful care and compassion they gave to Dave.
His memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Slater-Butala Funeral Home in Genoa, with the Rev. Judy Harris of First Congregational Church of Christ in DeKalb officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the KishHealth System Hospice or the KishHealth System Cancer Center in care of Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main, Genoa, IL 60135.
For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com
or call 815-784-5191.