Kenneth L Weires, 86, of Pecatonica IL died on March 15, 2023 at his home. Born April 8, 1936 in Rockford IL, the son of Leo and Genevieve (Meyers) Weires. Married the former Judi Landin in Rockford on December 13, 1958 and she proceeded him in death on March 23, 2015. They were married for 57 years. He was employed by JL Clark Manufacturing in Rockford for 46 years as a supervisor. Ken loved life! He enjoyed spending time with his with family and friends. He had fun camping, fishing, and just spending time outdoors. He was an advisor to anyone that would listen to him and his many “Ken-isims” that are well known to his family and close friends. Many people sought his fishing expertise, although he lost many fishing competitions. He looked forward to spending as much time as possible at his vacation home, “Ken’s Happy House” in Wisconsin. He was an avid sports fan of NASCAR and of the Green Bay Packers. He cherished his time meeting with the AARP group for dinner & drinks and his Monday afternoons at the local Board Meeting. But his biggest joy and greatest treasure was his family and all the wonderful moments with them. He was survived by his special friend, Jan Long, Freeport, IL and his 4 children: Kelly (Gary) Heeman, Verona, KY, Kevin (Brenda) Weires, Pecatonica, IL, Lisa (Jim) Hinton, Addison, IL, and Mark (Lucy) Weires, Friendship, WI, sister-in-law Mary Weires, brother-in-law Mike (Jenny) Landin, and brother-in-law Steve Daughenbaugh. There are 7 grandkids, Justin Boyer, Aaron (Jessica) Weires, Celsey (Casey Janes) Weires, Matthew (Anna) Heeman, Andrew (Ashlee) Heeman, Joshua (Chelsea) Heeman, Lauren (Jason) Porter along with 8 great grandchildren plus 1 on the way. Proceeded in death by his parents, wife Judi, brother Leo, sister Phyllis, brother Michael, and son-in-law Carl. The family is having a private family service with burial plans pending. Celebration of life is planned at the Sumner Park Pavilion in Pecatonica from 1-5 PM on May 6. He lived his life his way! Refer to for additional information.