Kevin Daniel Green, 22, Fontana, Wis., and Woodstock, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 15, as the result of a car accident in Walworth County.
He was born Feb. 10, 1991, in Woodstock to Clancy P. and Margie Kersten Green.
He graduated from Marian Central Catholic High School in 2009 and the University of Wisconsin – Madison in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in consumer affairs. He was excited about embarking on a new career as a manager with Amazon. From grade school through college, football was an integral part of his life. He played football for the St. Mary’s Fighting Irish, Marian Central Hurricanes and enjoyed playing rugby for the University of Notre Dame while attending Holy Cross College, during his freshman year. While at UW-Madison, he served as student manager for the Wisconsin Badger football team and traveled with the team to the 2012 Rose Bowl run in Pasadena, Calif.
He loved the outdoors, adventure and was a natural leader. He spent many summers in the Lake Geneva area and was a loyal and respected team member at Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, Fontana, Wis., where he worked as a pier manager and served boating customers. He had many dear friends with whom he shared adventures and a lot of laughter, and his memory will live on.
Survivors include his parents; a stepmother, Christina; a brother, Patrick Michael; three sisters, Meghan Mary, Kersten Kathleen and Kathleen Anne; paternal grandmother, Mary Harding Green; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Don and Merope (Mitchell) Kersten; his paternal grandfather, James R. Green; and his uncle and godfather, Daniel R. Green.
Visitation was June 20, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.
The funeral Mass was June 21 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock. Monsignor Michael L. Burke officiated.
Memorials can be sent to St. Mary of Woodstock School Foundation, Inc., 313 N. Tryon St., Woodstock, IL 60098 or The Father Joseph Egan Financial Aid Program at Marian Central Catholic High School,1001 McHenry Ave, Woodstock.