Kevin Michael Moran 1957-2021

Kevin Michael Moran, age 63 of Decatur, died Friday June 11, 2021, in his home with his family by his side.

Memorial service to celebrate Kevin’s life will be 10:00 am Thursday June 17, 2021, at Boiling Springs Church of God Decatur with Rev. Wayne Kent officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday also at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Boiling Springs Church of God or New Hope Animal Outreach. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.

Kevin was born in June of 1957, in Decatur the son of Ambrose (Buzz) and Colleen Moran. He graduated from St. Teresa in 1975. He married his soulmate, Diane L. Hickisch in August of 1984.

For over 42 years he worked at Decatur Foundry. He made many lifelong friends through the years at work. Kevin was a member of Boiling Springs Church.
Kevin’s love of God and his faith always carried him through life and his recent health challenges. He was a beloved father, papa, brother, uncle and friend to many. He will be missed every day. He had a passion for ministering to others through the church whether that be teaching Sunday School, leading Bible Study or jumping in wherever the Lord called him to serve. Some of Kevin’s loves in life were cheese, bacon, NASCAR racing, Chicago Cubs, dogs, traveling with the Abe Lincoln Miata Club and spending time with his granddaughter.

He is survived by his daughter, Stacey of Decatur and granddaughter, Olivia Diane. Along with his sisters, Connie (Tony) Lorenz of Petersburg, IL., and Lisa Whitcomb of Sacramento, CA., aunt, Gloria Moran of Decatur, IL., sister-in-law, Debbie (Steve) Leach of Maroa, IL., and Kay (Dave) Koonce of Illiopolis, IL., 8 nephews, 1 niece and several great nephews and 1 great niece.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, parents and stepmother, Louise. Along with brother-in-law, Glen Whitcomb and in-laws, Edgar (Bud) and Thelma (Bobbie) Hickisch.

A special thanks to Decatur Foundry, Boiling Springs Church of God and DMH Hospice for all their care for Kevin and his family.

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  1. Kevin was one of the best friends I’ve ever had. He allowed me to move into his apt with him during some hard times I was going through in my life. Slept on the couch till I got back to work and then we rented a house together for a year or so till I moved to Texas. Payed him back by standing in as his best man when he and Diane were married. He was a great friend! Was hanging out with them when I met my wife at The Arch.

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