RAYMOND J. KENTGEN, 70 BELVIDERE - Raymond J. Kentgen, 70, of Belvidere died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, in OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, after a long illness. Born March 5, 1941, in Chicago; the son of Gerhardt and Helen (Gulas) Kentgen. Graduate of York High School, Elmhurst. Married Mary (Pidone) Kentgen on June 16, 1958, in Chicago. Ray was a machinist for G. Wolfe Company. Member of St. Joseph Church, Addison. Survived by his wife, Mary; children, John (Debbie) Kentgen, Rick (Rene) Kentgen and Sue (Greg) Alvarez; grandchildren, Jonathan Vincent, Eric James and Jenna Renee Kentgen, Jessica Lee, Kelley Renee and Peter Jose Alvarez; brother, Gary (Leslie) Kentgen. Predeceased by parents and brother, Robert. Prayer service at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., with Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. James Catholic Church. Burial in Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the funeral home. Masses are preferred. To express condolences online, please visit buckwheelerhyland.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Sept. 17 to Sept. 18, 2011