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Kurtlewis Anthony Abels-Lilly

Kurtlewis Anthony Abels-Lilly, age 32, of Marion, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

Kurtlewis was born September 17, 1989 in Harvey, Illinois, a son of Jane Marie (Abels) Dunning and Jeremy Erich Lilly. He married the love of his life, Tina Marie Ryczek on September 24, 2016 in Stonefort, Illinois.

Kurt had been employed as a construction laborer since the young age of 16. He had worked as a cook and manager at Freddie's. His escape was music, he loved listening to and playing his stereo.

He is survived by his spouse Tina Marie (Ryczek) Abels; five children, Austin Hess, Dakota Eairheart, Joshua Eairheart, Joshua Abels, and Stormy Cousins-Abels; his mother, Jane Marie (Abels) Dunning; father, Jeremy Erich (Jacquline) Lilly, mother-in-laws Joyce Ryczek and Rachel Stewart; twelve siblings, Justin Lilly, Sean (Jessica) Lilly, Britt (Tayan) Lilly, Austin Lilly, Mason Lilly, Keegan Lilly, Amanda Shanahan, Debra Robertson, Mary Joe Robertson, William Debaufre, Roger (Jennifer) Archuleta, and Chad(Nichole) Smith. As well as his Uncle, Kurt (Donna) Abels, Uncle Robert (Margaret) Abels, Aunt Arlene (James) Miller and Aunt Karen Klein; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and too many friends to mention.

He is preceded in death by his Step-Father Robert Dunning, father-in-law David Ryczek and his grandparents Harper and Barbara Lilly, grandparents Robert and Jane Abels, uncle Allen Klein, and his uncle & godfather Michael Abels.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at The Haven, in Carbondale, IL from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family; in care of Blue Funeral Home.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I love you so much my love. I know you will always be watching over me and the boys. You are my heart. I know you loved me and I will never let that love that we had die. I wish I could kiss you one more time and tell you I love you. But I know you are with me. I miss you dearly. I love you to the moon and back baby.

Tina Abels Apr 8 2022 3:35 AM

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Tina Abels Apr 8 2022 3:29 AM

You were such a caring soul.. I'll miss you Kurt

Haley K Apr 7 2022 6:09 PM

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Kassie hastings Apr 7 2022 7:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kurtlewis Abels-Lilly

Karen Eisenberg Apr 6 2022 5:55 AM

Son you were taking from us way to soon until we meet again

Dunning Jane Apr 5 2022 9:47 PM

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Nicole skelton/smith Apr 5 2022 8:49 PM

Love ya bro you will be missed.

Chad Smith Apr 5 2022 8:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kurtlewis Abels-Lilly

Chad Smith Apr 5 2022 8:45 PM

I love you cousin Rip In Loving Memory

Matthew Abels Apr 4 2022 5:50 PM

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