A Family Funeral Home

Kenneth "K.C." Charles Niva Jr.

November 8, 1960 - May 27, 2023
Racine, WI



Saturday, June 10, 2023
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDT
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
Racine Location
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888
Driving Directions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Wisconsin Humane Society
8900 16th Street
Mt. Pleasant, WI 53177

Life Story / Obituary


Kenneth (K.C.) Charles Niva, Jr., 62, of Racine, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27th, 2023 at Ascension Hospital, Racine, Wisconsin. K.C. was born in Toronto, Canada on November 8th, 1960. Among his jobs and careers, K.C. worked at St. Mary’s Hospital (now Ascension) as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Health Unit Coordinator for many years. K.C. is survived by his partner, Orin Xavier of Racine, Wisconsin; brother Daryl Michael Seymour of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; brother-in-law James (Curtis) Roberson of Lynwood, Illinois; sister-in-law Regina (Uchendu) Ross-Ude of South Holland, Illinois; and dear friends John Leitheiser of Racine, Wisconsin; Debbie Stindle of Burlington, Wisconsin; Cynthia (Robert) Righter of Tampa, Florida along with a host of family and friends. He also left to cherish his memory his pups Breezy, Turner, Jayda, and Iggy. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Charles Niva, Sr.; mother, Dorothy Niva; special aunt Betty Miller and aunts Irene Hebeisen and Helen Malmquist; and father-in-law, Robert Donald Gaines. The pups that preceded his death include Blue, Prince, Jackie-O, Frasier, Chance, and Max.

In lieu of cards or flowers, please make a donation to Wisconsin Humane Society 1244 Wisconsin Ave. Racine, Wi. 53403

Visitation will be Saturday, June 10th from 12:00-2:00 at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home 803 Main Street Racine, Wisconsin 53403.