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Derek A. Kas - 49

Crete, Illinois

Derek A. Kas. Age 49. Crete resident formerly of Martines, Georgia. Graduate of Crete-Monee High School Class of 1991. Retired 21 year United States Army Sergeant 1st Class serving in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. Father of Kailey and Christian Kas. Son of Jacqueline nee Pratico and Anthony “Tony” Kas. Brother of Kara Kas. Friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Sunday September 19, 2021 from 1:00 pm until time of funeral services 6:00 PM. Burial Monday September 20, 2021 2:30 pm at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Derek’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to Wounded Warrior Project or Wounded Warrier Project 230 W Monroe Street, Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60606 would be appreciated by the Kas family.

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  • Ryan LaVine

    on 09/16/21

    Love and miss you brother. 35+ years is a long friendship, it doesn't end here, I will always think of you and all the great times we had together. Mom, Dad & Kara Kas, I'm praying for you all and sending love.

  • John Darge

    on 09/17/21

    Much love and big hugs go Tony and Jackie and Kara- you are in our thoughts and prayers
  • Rachel Moore

    on 09/17/21

    Derek, you will be missed. I am thinking of the last time I saw- you and Ryan were pranking me. But it was that smile on your face and in your eyes. I would know you anywhere. My prayers and love to Mr & Mrs Kas and Kara always. May the Lord bring you comfort and strength.
  • Lee and Karen Lynn Jones

    on 09/19/21

    Our hearts go out to the Derek and Nancy Kaz and the Anthony and Jackie Kaz family. Our prayers of strength and love go out to you all and yours in your time if loss. May the peace of Jesus comfort you all.
  • Frank & Creola Hannah

    on 09/20/21

    Thank you for your hard work and service to our country. You are a hero in our eyes. JOB WELL DONE!!

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