OBITUARY

Colin Todd Kricensky

21 February, 196818 February, 2021

BELLEVILLE- Colin Todd Kricensky, 52, of Belleville, IL, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was born February 21, 1968 in Belleville, IL to Larry and Wendy (Howard Kershaw) Kricensky.

Colin worked as the Vice President of Contracts at Mers Goodwill in St. Louis for 14 years. He often traveled to his favorite place, New Orleans, Louisiana. He enjoyed all the city had to offer and he cherished all memories he created there. Colin always had a smile on his face, a positive outlook on life and lived every day the fullest. He had an unexplained exuberance about him that could quite literally light up a room. His beaming smile, his sense of humor and his zest for life were unmatched. Colin embraced and celebrated diversity in people from all walks of life. He was a true best friend to many. His unlimited creativity left a mark on the world, whether it be with his decorating talents, cooking, painting, or remodeling projects. His sincere passion for life, people and animals will never be forgotten; his legacy will live on forever.

He is survived by his parents, Larry and Wendy (Howard Kershaw) Kricensky of Fairview Heights, IL; sister, Kelly (Kerry) Saunders of Swansea, IL; his beloved pug, Vivian; aunt Joan Gettys of Belleville, IL, uncle Tom (Lesley) Kershaw of England; cousins, Jonathan (Jan) Gettys of Belleville, IL, Jennifer Whinery of St. Louis, MO, her children, Brandon (Lauren) Eichholz, Ryan Eichholz, Cameron Whinery, and Emily Whinery, all of St. Louis, MO; Julie Gettys of Belleville, IL, her daughter, Joanalynn Gettys; Shaun Good of England, and Laura (Josh) O’Reilly of England. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Stephen and Rachel Vilcheck; maternal grandfather, Thomas Kershaw; paternal grandparents, Emil and Mildred Kricensky; and aunt, Beryl Good.

Memorial donations may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or to Four Hearts Foundation, Inc.

Additional condolences may be left to the family at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.

VISITATION: A visitation for Colin will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N Illinois St. Fairview Heights, IL.

SERVICE: A private service will be held following the visitation at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, IL. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens.

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Tom O'Connor

2 March 2021

Colin - Always in our hearts!
To my brother and friend who has left this world way too soon! You brought love, joy and happiness to so many. There is a hole in my heart and sadness that our physical distance kept us from lifting a glass together more often and toasting to our friendship that we started in 1986 at McKendree College.
I smile back on those short 4 years of brotherhood, fun and mayhem and someday in the future we will meet again to celebrate and lift a glass together my friend.
Love and brotherhood - Tom aka Moose

Terry Campo

24 February 2021

There are not enough words in the world to describe Collin’s magnitude of love he impacted on us. My sympathies and prayers go out to his family & friends. May he Rest In Peace and in our hearts ♥️

Dennis Crockett

24 February 2021

May you rest in peace Colin, and your family be strong as they go through these tough times. Good People and Good friends are hard to find in this world, Prayers -The Crockett Family

David Toro

24 February 2021

Dear Colin,
My most memorable moment was when I surprised you in NOLA. You begged me each year for 5 years. The moment you saw me, you cried and hugged me. You would always share how much I meant to you and that I was your soulmate. I thank you for the unconditional love and for being apart of my story. We shared a very special relationship and those that knew you, knew all about me. This loss hurts me so very deeply. I don’t know how to process this. I have loved you from the moment I said hello. I am so very sorry this has happened. My deepest condolences to your mom, dad, Kelly and Kerry. I will always love you for the rest of my life, until we meet again my love, watch over all of us. You are always in my heart, Dave.

Johnnie Warren III

23 February 2021

Colin was one of the funniest and kindest people I've ever met. I will miss his sly wit and infectious laugh. Everywhere he went became a little brighter with his presence. I will always love and remember him for that.
Sending love and wishes for comfort and healing to his family and friends.

Laura O'Reilly

21 February 2021

Dear Colin

I may have not of known you long, but the impact you and your amazing family have had on my life is huge. Taking my ancestry DMA was without a doubt the BEST thing I have ever done, as it took me on the most amazing journey of meeting you all. My regret is that I didn't find you sooner and that I didn't hop on a plane straight away because I feel so much sadness in my heart that I'll never get to meet you in person but I am so thankful that I got to know you and fall completely in love with you, you brought so much happiness and laughter to me and everyone around you - thank you for being you. Colin will forever be in my heart and I love you so very much. Sebby will always know about his big cousin Colin and there will never be a day that passes when you aren't spoken of, loved and missed. Sweet dreams beautiful angel. All my love, Laura xxxx

Robert Rhoads

21 February 2021

Michael (Zemblidge) and I have such fond memories of time spent with Colin. He was such a bright light - always full of energy and ready to have a good time. May his memory always be a blessing to his family and friends. We are fortunate to have met him along life's journey. -- Love, Michael and B.R.

Thomas Kraus

21 February 2021

A kinder and more generous soul I have never known. A very contagious smile and laugh. He knew no stranger and if you were lucky enough to be his friend, you were blessed a hundredfold.
Enjoy your reward and may we continue to spread your warmth and love to all we meet as we carry on your legacy!
Love you more!
Tom

David Williams

20 February 2021

Life is to short for all of us... a sweet soul and man that Every man could learn how to be a real man!!! Peace be with your family and friends ... never easy to say until next we meet... until next sweet soul!

Vanessa Eden

20 February 2021

Colin, you were an amazing, loving person. This world will not be the same without you. From the time your were a young boy, you cared about others with all of your heart. RIP. Wendy, Larry, and Kelly, I am so sorry this happened to your son and brother. My condolences and love to each one of you.

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