GENE STREID

Date of Birth

May 2, 1967

Date of Death

December 19, 2021

Gene Streid, age 54, of Elburn, passed away at his home surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, Sunday, December 19, 2021.

He was born May 2, 1967, to proud and loving parents, Eugene Carl and Barbara (Steinke) Streid.

Gene grew up in the Elburn area and attended local schools. He graduated in 1985 from Kaneland High School.

Following graduation, Gene made a stop at Waubonsee Community College before attending DePaul University while working a full-time job. His persistence and dedication paid off when he graduated in the spring of 1995.

Gene met the love of his life in the high school halls of his alma mater. Gene and Robbyn Kuebelbeck grew their hometown love into a walk down the aisle on October 1, 1994. They began their new life together in Oak Park, IL. They also lived in Lombard before beginning a “labor of love” when they built their own home in 2000.

Gene worked in the city of Chicago in the financial industry for his entire professional career.   

Gene loved his daughters more than life itself. His “girls” were his world and he stopped at nothing to take care of them and support them. He cheered the loudest at each and every one of their games and meets and was known to arrive at venues several hours early in order to save the best seats.

Gene was incredibly intelligent and that, in combination with his respectful, kind and patient soul, made him one of a kind. He was always willing to help anyone with anything, even down to various plants that he refused to give up on, repotting and replanting a number throughout his yard.  Trips to Canada with his brother, father and uncle made the top of his list of fishing memories. His only “mistress” was his beloved boat, “Dottie”. If music was playing, you could bet it would be Kenny Chesney or any kind of classic rock.  He thought he could dance, but his two left feet told a vastly different story. He had a special place in his heart for his pup Jasper, and relished runs through the golf course.  The Chicago Blackhawks were his number one team, followed closely by the Bears and Cubs, and trips to conventions with his daughter Camryn made for the sweetest memories. He also made trips to the family cottage in Wisconsin with his daughter Lauryn, making sure the precious time they spent together meant the most. Gene never slowed down and was always on the move. His passion for biking led to several Duathlons. The only time he sat down was to watch sports or his “never miss” weekly meetings of the C & P (Cocktails & Pizza) crew on Fridays, with a Bombay Sapphire on the rocks in hand. Maui’s picturesque landscapes and tropical breezes spoke to him like no other location, and the memories made there with his family were second to none. When his health declined following his cancer diagnosis, he dedicated all his energy to the fight, leading the charge with a determined spirit that couldn’t be beat. Although the cancer may have broken his body in the end, his indefatigable spirit stayed strong and now is free and whole in Heaven.

He now leaves his loving wife of 27 years, Robbyn; two daughters: Lauryn and Camryn Streid; one brother, Bill (Jennifer) Streid; his father, Gene Streid; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a community of friends, especially the C & P Crew.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Streid; his sister, Bonnie Streid and his uncle John Streid.

A celebration of life will follow cremation at the Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore St., Elburn, on Sunday, January 9, 2022, from 12-4 p.m. with a sharing time at 2 p.m. Private family burial will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Research Foundation at https://give.bcrf.org. Memories and tributes may be left on the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com where you can find his full life story.

A celebration of life will follow cremation at the Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore St., Elburn, on Sunday, January 9, 2022, from 12-4 p.m. with a sharing time at 2 p.m. Private family burial will follow at a later date.