Floyd W. Kaus, Jr.

By on October 21, 2010

Floyd William Kaus, Jr., 76, of rural Kaneville, passed into the loving Hands of God at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. Fighting with genuine courage and continual love for his family against a long and cruel illness, he journeyed into God’s promised peace and brilliant sunlight peacefully, with determination and with tremendous grace.

A Kaneville Township farmer near Troxel for 55 years, Floyd was born on June 7, 1934, the son of Evelyn and Floyd Kaus of Pierce Township in DeKalb County. Growing up on the family farm, partnering in farming with his father and shown the love of God and kindness of heart by his mother, he knew from teenage years that farming would be his life-long dedication. Happiest sitting upon a John Deere tractor working the land, he saw farming as a way to make better the life of his family, preserve the land that God had so richly blessed, and honor the tradition upon which America was established by the Founding Fathers. Growing beans and corn, bailing hay and straw, he strived continually to have the cleanest fields and the straightest rows of any farm in the area.

Treasuring a family of four children, Vicki, Patti, Steve and Fran, he deeply cherished his grandchildren, Zachary, Bethany, Jordan and Alex, telling them stories of farming and teaching the value of appreciating the unique miracle of planting a seed, nurturing its growth, and respecting the land upon which that miracle took place.

Preceded In passing by his mother and father, Floyd is survived by his children and grandchildren; his sister, Carol, and her husband, John Kirchman; and nephews, Jeff and Johnny Kirchman.

Consciously knowing he had a choice to leave the earthly world behind and bow before God’s Grace, he chose to depend upon the Lord’s mercy on Oct. 15, 2010, knowing that love is eternal and his family would be in God’s care, as he happily was.

Services for Floyd W. Kaus, Jr., will be held at Kaneville United Methodist Church, 46W764 Main Street Road, Kaneville, on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Pierce Township Cemetery in DeKalb County.

Memorials may be sent to Kaneville United Methodist Church, Kaneville, IL 60144.

For additional information, please call the Moss-Norris Funeral Home in St. Charles at (630) 584-2000 or www.norrisfh.com.