Kevin Joseph Schranz

Kevin Joseph Schranz, 26, of Clarendon Hills passed away peacefully Nov. 28, 2023, with his family at his side.

Kevin was a ray of sunshine, a twinkle in the night sky. He touched lives in every direction and warmed hearts that needed a hug. He would stop on the sidewalk to assist the homeless and he was always the first to offer help to persons in need. His generosity and giving spirit was light years beyond his age.

Kevin's greatest stories involved adventures out west collecting rocks, fishing and camping under the stars with his "Best brother ever Luke," as well as the laughs and good times with his best friend, Mac.

Some of his best times included meeting his aunts in the city for a fun dinner and the sharing of great food creations between him and his uncle. Kevin loved life to its fullest through so many warm memories of outings in Oregon, Ill., with his grandparents and memories from the past of wonderful Italian meals with his Nana and Papa in Crete. And when Kevin would come home, the house was ignited with loving energy and laughter and conversations that would flow late into the night.

Kevin was kind-hearted to all whom he knew, loving and generous with a great sense of humor. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Illini fan. He had a deep love for all animals, especially his dog Scooter and his tortoise Franklin. Kevin loved everything about life. He enjoyed his accounting position at Arabella Advisors and found joy in tutoring a student from Eritrea and mentoring young adults at Malcolm X College. He spoke endlessly about walking and dog sitting Boomer and Stitch. Kevin excelled at playing sports, particularly baseball, which he also coached. Working out, running on the lakefront and playing basketball all brought him happiness. Kevin brought delight to his family and friends by preparing his famous homemade garlic knots and breads.

What seemed to bring Kevin the most joy was doing nice things for others. When birthdays came along, the gift had to be "just right" and his homemade cards filled with paragraphs of heartfelt words and warm thoughts. When he would call home, he would always ask, "How was your day?" and sincerely wanted to know before ever talking about himself. His heart was even bigger than his smile.

Kevin left a lasting impression everywhere he ventured and with all whom he met.

He is survived by his parents, Paul "P.J." and Vicki (Homer) Schranz; his brother, Luke Schranz; his grandparents, Don and Cherril (Barger) Homer his aunt and uncle, Caren (Karen Rittwage) Schranz and Brad Homer; and his cousin, Ryan Homer.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Cathy (Cassady) Schranz.

A celebration of life as held Dec. 3 at Union Church of Hinsdale.

Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the Hinsdale Humane Society at or a church of choice.

Sullivan Funeral Home Hinsdale handled the arrangements.