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Kyle Deatherage, 32

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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:21 pm

Trooper Kyle W. Deatherage, 32, of Highland died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Raymond.

Visitation will be after 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Triad High School inĀ  Troy. Funeral services will follow visitation on Saturday at the high school.

Interment will be in Marine Cemetery in Marine. Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Deatherage was born in Maryville on April 11, 1980, the son of Barry W. Deatherage, Sr. and April Kay (Karpowicz) Deatherage. He married Sarah A. Gregory on Sept. 16, 2006, and she survives in Highland.

As a youth he lived in Collinsville before moving with his family to St. Jacob in 1990. He graduated from Triad High School in 1998 and received his associate's degree in criminal justice at Lewis and Clark College.

Mr. Deatherage worked for Trucks Centers in Troy and began his career in law enforcement for the Staunton Police Department in Staunton. He worked for the Madison County Sheriff's Office from July 7, 2004 until May 28, 2009, and on May 31, 2009 he became an Illinois State Trooper with District 18 as a motor officer.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting turkey, deer and birds, and loved his children very much. He also enjoyed time with close friends and officers from the departments he worked with. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Highland and the Fraternal Order of Police 43 in Springfield.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Deatherage is survived by a daughter, Kaylee Ann Deatherage of Highland; son, Camden Kyle Deatherage of Highland; his father of Staunton; his mother of Marine; two brothers, Barry W. Deatherage, Jr. and Kenneth M. (wife Ashleigh) Deatherage, both of Highland; sister, Anna B. Deatherage of Springfield; paternal grandmother, Brooksie M. (South) Deatherage of Marine; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gean B. and Eleanor L. (Christin) Gregory of Alhambra.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ralph M. Deatherage; and maternal grandparents, Casmir and Rose Anna Karpowicz.

Memorial contributions may be directed to a scholarship fund for his children's education or the Kyle W. Deatherage Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund at Triad High School in Troy.

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