Dan Raymond Kaeding, 66, of Rockton, Illinois died at 11:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Rockford Memorial Hospital.\r\r\n\r\r\n Dan was born July 10, 1949 in Rockford, Illinois the son of Raymond and Helen (Meyers) Kaeding. He graduated from Hononegah High School in 1967 and Milton College, Milton, Wisconsin. Dan married the former Cindy Hayhurst in Shirland, Illinois on July 15, 1978. He enjoyed farming, cattle, fishing and anything out of doors in general. Dan spent summers traveling and showing Shorthorn Cattle with his nieces and nephew. He operated a tree farm for many years.\r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include wife, Cindy Kaeding; daughter, Courtney (Brian) Martin of Appleton, Wisconsin; one grandson, his pride and joy, Gregory Daniel Martin; brothers, Dale (Barb) Kaeding of Davis, Illinois, Gene (Beth) Keading of Rockton, Illinois, Gary (Mary Ann) Kaeding of Rockford, Illinois and numerous nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bruce Kaeding.\r\r\n\r\r\n A memorial ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016 in McCorkle Funeral Home – Rockton Chapel, 767 N Blackhawk Blvd., Rockton, Illinois. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cremation Rites have been Accorded.\r\r\n\r\r\n In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.