Kevin G. Vost Obituary, Death – Dr. Kevin G. Vost, 62, a resident of Springfield, passed away in Springfield Memorial Hospital on the morning of Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 6:02 a.m. Kevin was the first child to be born to James Henry and Marjorie (Leahy) Vost on January 31, 1961, and he was born in Springfield. On October 20, 1984, in Springfield, they were married. Kathy Collins was his bride. Kevin was a man of many virtues: he was courageous, caring, wise, and intellectual, and he had a way with words. He cherished his time spent with his family, which included his wife Kathy, his sons, his grandchildren, and his dogs Lily and Lucy. Kevin’s youth saw him as one of the best power lifters in Illinois, and he carried that success into his adult life, continuing to compete and spreading his enthusiasm for the sport.
He was involved in many different church organizations and served as the leader of the St. Katharine Drexel Parish at Sacred Heart Church. Kevin worked for the Department of Disability until he retired, at which point he began a full-time career as an author (with over two dozen books published) and public speaker on a worldwide scale. He was an avid weightlifter who also enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family, writing novels, and disco dancing, which he even passed on to his grandchildren.
At the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Kevin was able to earn his Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology. He was a professor at a number of different colleges and universities. In addition to that, he was a member of the research review committee of the American Mensa and of the advisory board of the International Association of Resistance Trainers. Kevin appeared on a number of broadcasts, including those on radio, television, and podcasts, including EWTN Television. His parents passed away before he did in this life.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Kathy Vost of Springfield; sons, Eric (Isyl Munez) Vost of Springfield, and Kyle (Kelsey) Vost of Edwardsville; grandchildren, Serguiz, Eryn, Henry, Colin, and Aleyna; siblings, Jamie (Karen) Vost of Springfield, and Kelly Vost of Quincy; sister-in-law, Linda (Daran) Harn of Sherman; nephews, Cody Harn, Jason and Sean Brennan, David Lock, and Bradley and Ryan Vost; as well as special friends, Rick and Karen Branham and Shane Kapler. Visitation will take place on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at the Butler Funeral Home – Springfield, located at 900 S. Sixth St. in Springfield. The family will be present to greet friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Visitation will pick again up at 6:00 p.m. after being interrupted for a rosary service that will run from 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Sacred Heart Church located at 730 S. 12th Street in Springfield. The Reverend James Isaacson, S.J.C. will officiate the service. After the funeral, the burial will take place at St. Augustine Cemetery in Ashland, Illinois. Donations in her memory can be sent to the St. Katharine Drexel Parish at Sacred Heart Church, which is located at 722 S. 12th Street in Springfield, Illinois 62703.