Kyson James Pilger April 8, 2015 - May 19, 2015

    Kyson James Pilger, infant son of Keith Pilger and Monica Ford of Beardstown, died Tuesday, May 19, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born April 8, 2015 in Springfield.
    He is survived by his parents; three brothers Jack Daniel, Kaden Pilger, and twin brother Keelan Pilger; maternal grandparents, Steve and Jan Ford of Beardstown; paternal grandparents, Richard and Marilyn Pilger of Beardstown; paternal great-grandmother, Maxine Pilger of Beardstown; one uncle Ken (wife, Doris) Pilger of Beardstown; four aunts: Kristy (husband, Dave) Boecker of Morton, Stephanie (husband, Joey) Briggs of Astoria, and Jennifer and Brooke Ford both of Beardstown; and several cousins.
    He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Daryle Pilger.
    Kyson enjoyed spending his first Mother’s Day with his mommy. He loved visits from grandparents, his big brothers Jack and Kaden, and he spent his entire life beside his brother Keelan. Kyson especially enjoyed his father’s touch.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 25, at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. Burial was in St. Alexius Catholic Cemetery.
    Condolences may be left online at
    Memorials have been suggested to St. John’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

  To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.


    “Your life in Christ makes you strong, and his love comforts you. You have fellowship with the Spirit, and you have kindness and compassion for one another” (Philippians. 2:1 TEV).