Chase Daniel Crompvoets

April 11, 2000November 28, 2018
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Chase Daniel Crompvoets, formerly of Anaheim Hills, CA passed away on November 28, 2018 in Chicago, IL after a brief illness. He was 18 years old, born in Irvine, CA on April 11, 2000.

Chase was a freshman at DePaul University where he studied Communications and Political Science and pursued his passion for hip hop dance.

Always an outgoing boy, Chase attended Imperial Elementary, El Rancho Junior High and Canyon High Schools in Anaheim Hills.

In high school, he was a member of several social clubs, and discovered urban/hip hop dance through the group, United Through Dance (UTD). He later joined “Indefinity,” a dance group where his skills continued develop in dance and choreography.

Chase had many other passions and hobbies, including: anime, Mandarin, golf, drawing, cooking, and photography through which he grew intellectually and emotionally. Deep friendships were made in person and online, across the county and internationally. He touched many people in his short time with us.

At DePaul, Chase was successfully recruited into Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity and became a member on November 16 of this year. His fellow recruits and fraternity brothers surrounded him during his illness.

Chase loved his friends, was fiercely loyal and supportive. His friends have such sweet memories of his caring, support, assistance with homework and sharing meals. With Chase, everyone was welcome and included.

Because of this, it’s not that surprising that Chase chose to be an organ donor. By 11pm on November 30, his heart was beating for a young woman in her 20’s who was very sick. The rest of his organs have been successfully donated to others in need. While we know Chase is our angel, he is also an angel for others. His giving heart and nature continue on with others.

It gives us peace to know he was loved and so generous.

Chase is survived by a loving family: His parents Charles and Kelly Crompvoets (Anaheim Hills, CA), sister Madison, grandparents Norbert and Bernadine Martens (Unity, WI), Cornelius and Irene Crompvoets (Westminster, CA), uncles David and Steven Martens, aunt Sandra (Tom) Katanjian and cousins Shyanne and Shaylee Martens and Monty Katanjian.

There will be a viewing on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 4 PM to 8PM at the Westminster Memorial Park Mortuary, 14801 Beach Blvd, Westminster, CA. A celebration of Chase’s life will be held on Monday, December 17 at 1:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, at 4101 Nohl Ranch Road, Anaheim, CA.


  • Charles Daniel Crompvoets, Father
  • Kelly Jo Crompvoets, Mother
  • Madison Crompvoets, Sister
  • Norbert Martens, Grandfather
  • Bernadine Martens, Grandmother

  • Monty Katanjian – cousin
  • Thomas Ota - friend
  • Edric Sivoraphonh - friend
  • Austin Nguyen - friend
  • Brandon Park - friend
  • Brendan Micor - friend
  • Minchel Kim - friend
  • Roshan Jamkatel – friend
  • Frank Jung – friend


  • Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Monday, December 17, 2018
  • Reception Monday, December 17, 2018

Chase Daniel Crompvoets

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alli tomita

December 24, 2018

hey, it’s me. i know i’m late on writing your memory but i wanted to think about what i was going to write. It still hurts that you’re not here with me anymore to tell me that i’m okay, to reassure me that i’ll get through it, or to “steal me soul” with our matching crystal necklaces. My favorite memory of us is when I was at the outdoor stage at school alone in my freshman year and your senior year. There was no UTD that day but I had to wait for my dad to come pick me up, but you saw me by myself and you waited with me until i got picked up. we didn’t talk much but it still meant a lot to me that you stayed with me even though you could have done something else. I will never forget seeing you at school last year and saying hi. I remember each time perfectly: you would be talking to your friends at the second bench from the upper lot and would stop to say hi and give me a hug when i walked to the band room. Wearing the 2016 G.O.O.D. Project shirts together was so much fun especially when we did Twin Tuesday together at Indefinity with them and adidas sweats. I miss those days, Chase. Thank you for giving me those days. Thank you for teaching me how to freestyle. Thank you for convincing me to join Indefinity. Thank you for making me feel like I belong. Thank you for always caring. Thank you for always being yourself.

We love and miss you Chase. ❤️

Jack Skinner

December 23, 2018

Dear Chase,
You were always such a positive and happy go lucky person to be around. You have touched a lot of peoples lives and I am so grateful to have had the blessing of knowing you. I know you are breakdancing away in heaven right now having the time of your life. Thanks for all of the memories you shared and I can’t wait to reunite one day. Rest easy my friend.
Jack Skinner

Hannah Kornblut

December 16, 2018

I’m not a believer in love at first sight, but I get a feeling when I meet people that are important to my life. Chase was one of those people who, upon meeting, I knew was someone I couldn’t let go of.

In September, I was having a difficult mental and emotional transition to school. Chase was, too. Together we tried to conquer our feelings, thoughts, and Ancient Greek philosophy.

Chase was the person who made me rice for a week when I had a stomach virus; who would run with me to blow off steam and who would always remind me, “be safe!” whenever we weren’t together.

I did not get to know Chase for a very long time, but these three months together prove he was nothing short of extraordinary in every aspect of life. If not for Chase I’m not sure if I would’ve made it through the quarter.

There are no words to express how much I miss Chase. Today and every day. I’m so, so glad I ever got to know him. He was kind, empathetic, and wonderful.

Matt Firman

December 16, 2018

You were always such a great kid. From the time I met you years ago you were always a genuine and fun person to be around. You were a good kid that at any point could get anyone to crack a smile. I am glad that I got to share memories with you and was able to watch you grow up. I am glad I got to help you annoy your sister all those times. Til next time my friend.
Matt Firman

Kayla Sosjn

December 16, 2018

A few days ago I walked into the Canyon Hills Library. For a moment, it felt like you were there. When we first officially became friends, I was a freshman and you were a sophomore. Ironically we bonded over going to Imperial even though we vaguely remembered each other. Being friends with you was comforting; high school was scary but you always assured me I would be okay.

Thank you for the countless memories. Thank you for our deep conversations by the outdoor stage, our skype calls, our hangouts, your laughter, your silly faces, and all the times we were at the Canyon Hills Library, sometimes goofing off instead of working like we were supposed to.

The last time we talked in person, it was right before we both were starting school. I told you how much I was afraid I wouldn't get into college because I didn't think my SAT was high enough. You laughed and assured me I would be okay because your SAT was lower than mine and you were going to DePaul.

That moment is also when we said goodbye to each other. I never imagined it would be the last time. I am forever thankful for it because I got to hug you. If I could go back to that moment, I would hold that hug for a little longer. You were always the best at them. A Chase Crompvoets hug could cure any worry.

Right now, I am doing my college apps, thinking of you. One day when I get my acceptance letter, I'll know that what you told me is true: I will be okay.

I will always miss you, Crumpets.

"Be safe, friend."

Astin Sesoko

December 14, 2018

Chase Daniel Cromvoets,

My best friend,
It is so crazy to think of the endless memories we had growing up together. I remember when you introduced me to Scooby Doo and LEGO Starwars in our early years of school. I remember when we were in kindergarten on our field trip to the farm and we held the baby chicks up while sitting next to each other. I remember having to teach you to spell your own last name in the third grade. I remember when you were diagnosed with diabetes and I tried to help you because I thought I knew everything about it just because my father has it. I remember every time I would see you we would yell "HUG ME, BROTHER!" because we weren't just close, we were family. And most of all, I remember the one time when you, Madison, Channing, and I were all in Madison's room because she was lecturing us because we were just boys being boys and from downstairs your mom yelled "CHASE DANIEL CROMPVOETS!" (That's when I learned your middle name) I am so grateful to have been able to catch up with you one last time while we were both away at school and I cherish all of the memories that we have made... Some I can't discuss because we were just some wild kids... I never got the chance to tell you how proud I was of you for stepping out of the box and to see you doing you. You have matured so much and found your passion over the last few years and even though volleyball and dance started to separate us during high school, We made it Chase, we made it from K-12 and I am so gracious to have had you by my side the whole time. I always have, and I always will consider you my best friend. I want you to know that I have always been cheering you on for what you have accomplished with dance and school. Thank you for always being there for me and thank you for teaching me compassion, kindness, and camaraderie. I couldn't have asked for a better best friend and when we see each other again, you know what to say. a good old fashion "HUG ME, BROTHER!"
Rest Easy, Pal ♡

Paul Stromberg

December 14, 2018


While our memories together may not have been aplenty, they surely were memorable. Beginning with all of the times we would gang up on Madison together which frustrated her immensely, to the time the two of us got lunch at a not so good Mexican restaurant at school which left us both feeling unsatisfied and seeking another meal, or on the night before your first day of college when you were stressed out about homework before the class had even started simply because you wanted to be prepared.

Above all of these memories I will always remember the person you were and the drastic impact you had on people around the world. Your loyalty and friendship was unmatched as you always wanted to do the right thing and standby the people you cared most about, your smile and laugh filled up any room you entered, and you were always passionate and persistent in things you treasured so deeply.

Chase, thank you for allowing me to share in your joy for life and for welcoming me into your family, you are so loved and missed.


Cory Bulman

December 14, 2018

Chase I don't even know where to begin. We meet sometime at imperial. The two of us along with Ezra and Zak formed a strong bond. I don't even want to think of the amount of ours that we all played Wizard 101 together. Or the times that the three of you guys would come and sleep over at my house. When I went to el Rancho we did drift apart a bit but we still kept a bond together over video games. Again I don't want to know the amount of time we spent playing Halo Reach together. They were memories that I never want to forget. In High School we were apart of different friend groups so we didn't see each other as much, but every time we did we would both smile and say something. I was speechless when I heard what happened. All I can hope now is that wherever you are now that you are happy. Thank you for all of the memories Chase, my family and I will truly miss you.

Justin Truong

December 14, 2018

Hi Chase,

Although the time we have had together as fraternal brothers has been short, I have had the incredible honor to meet you and will never forget your brilliance. Those late nights where you and your line would hang out and invite me over lifted my spirits during stressful times. Your generous, kind spirit will live on through us here in Chicago.

Rest Easy, Twist. Bust a sick move in the heavens. IEB

-Justin Truong

Karl Soriano

December 13, 2018

I won’t forget the times we spent together at Matthew’s dorm just messing around and doing impressions. I won’t forget that night where we spent hours doing impressions of our fraternity and how much we laughed at them. I’ll never forget how often we were at practice and how we always have Chase a hard time during our step practice and how resilient he was and how much he improved after me and Matthew worked with him constantly to improve and get better. Seeing how much Chase persevered and how committed he was to improve inspired me to get better during practice. I’ll never forget all the memories we have shared with each other during our short time together.