Jason Marshall Leydens

GILMAN — Jason Marshall Leydens, 42, of Gilman died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Life Church in Gilman with the Rev. Jim Harkins officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the church in Gilman.

Mr. Leydens was born Oct. 3, 1975, in Kankakee, a son of Kim and Valerie (Roberts) Leydens. His childhood was spent in Gilman, and he attended Gilman Grade School. He also attended junior high school in Arcanum, Ohio, and senior high school in Dubuque, Iowa. He had worked for Cigna Insurance in the pharmaceutical call center.

Surviving are his mother, Valerie Roberts of Rantoul; his father, Kim (Terry) Leydens of Gilman; a brother, Kerey Leydens of Ashkum; a sister, KayLee Leydens of Jonesboro, Ark.; his maternal grandmother, Pat Roberts of Gilman; his paternal grandparents, Elmer and Inez Leydens of Gilman; his aunts and uncles, Bruce Crist of Pierre, S.D., Deana (John) Woodard of Tuscola, Mark (Karyn) Roberts of Orland Park, Pam (Tim) Morris of Waterloo, Kevin (Barb) Leydens of Gilman and Cathy (Mike) Zirkle of Saint Amant, La.; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Marion Roberts; and a brother, Grant Harrison.

Mr. Leydens had also lived in Kankakee and Bradley. In high school, he was a phenomenal athlete in football, wrestling, baseball and basketball. He enjoyed playing softball, and one of his biggest passions was managing and coaching an area softball team that traveled the country playing tournaments that involved many talented athletes. Several of these athletes were inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame. They were a force to be reckoned with. He was an expert in sports trivia. Not many could top him. He was also an avid fan of the Illini, Bears and Cubs. He predicted the Cubs would win the World Series in 2016, three years before it came true.

Memorials may be made to his family.

Please sign the guestbook at www.redeniusfuneralhomes.com.

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