Chase Daniel Crompvoets

April 11, 2000November 28, 2018

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


16 December


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Westminster Memorial Park

Main Chapel

14801 Beach Blvd
Westminster , California 92683

Main Chapel
17 December

Celebration of Life

1:30 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church

4101 Nohl Ranch Rd
Anaheim, CA. 92807

The family invites you to a reception immediately following the service in the church social room.
17 December


Trinity Lutheran Church

Church Social Room

4101 Nohl Ranch Rd.
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807


Chase Daniel Crompvoets

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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.

Channing Sesoko

December 13, 2018


You were like a younger brother to me growing up, you and Astin were the epitome of best friends and I am forever grateful for the time I was able to spend with you. You were always such a fun and spirited person to be around. Watching you grow up and fall in love with dance warmed my heart because you were relentlessly passionate about what you did. You never lost that spark, and not many people can have that said about them. You were truly one of a kind and absolutely unforgettable. Your body and spirit may no longer walk hand in hand, but that only means your spirit is more free than it has ever been before. Until we meet again....

Matthew Mauleon

December 13, 2018

Chase, I will never forget the times we spent together at UHall with our line. Staying late up watching movies, playing video games, and just hanging out with our friends. DePaul won’t be the same without you, you’ve impacted our lives significantly. You will always be remembered.

Thank you,
Matthew Mauleon

Brendan Micor

December 13, 2018

I had the honor of meeting Chase through the fraternity we were both trying to be in at the start of the first quarter at DePaul. Aside from exchanging our first names, no other introduction was necessary between us. We bonded immediately, sharing stories both hilarious and serious. His infectious laugh at every joke we made had the potential to light the world.

To get a good picture of how genuine of a person Chase was, I once fell asleep on his dorm room floor after a long night of hanging out with the rest of the guys. When I woke up in the middle of the night, I realized he placed an extra pillow under my head as well as a blanket. When I thanked him the following morning, he said to me, “Yeah that was actually my blanket. I figured you needed it more since you were on the ground.”

Chase was given the nickname “Twist” during his time in Lambda Phi Epsilon, the main purpose being his love and passion for dancing. When all of the guys were spending time together, he would be the first one to tap his foot or even get on his feet the second one of us began blasting music. The pure joy that dancing brought to him is a moment that I will forever be engraved in my heart.

Chase, you’re my brother and you will always be my brother. It oftentimes feels unreal to realize that you’re gone, but I know you’re dancing your heart away wherever you are. You will always hold a place in our line, and I can’t wait for the day that you get to fill that void again. We love you, brother.

Caitlin Cruz

December 13, 2018

I feel very honored to have gotten to know Chase over the short time he was here with all of us. He has left a huge impact on everyone he met, even if he was just with them for a short period of time. He was a second brother to me, the one I didn't fight with. I will remember him most by his sweet personality, contagious laugh, and love for dance. In high school whenever my best friends and I would be at Madison's house, we would always ask, "Where's Chase?" She would always answer with, "I don't know. Probably dancing somewhere," she would say this even when it was 10 o'clock at night. Surprisingly, it was always true. It was really inspiring to watch someone have that much passion for something. Although we won't see him physically, Chase will always be here. We have a very active angel looking after us, he has a huge crowd to watch over! Chase, you are so loved and missed beyond measure. Your amazing family will always be taken care of by everyone here ♥

Trinity Aberin

December 12, 2018

I met Chase within the first month of school. My first memory with him is walking to the food court. He and I were trailing behind the others, and I was feeling uneasy being from California and moving to Chicago— so far from home. Immediately, Chase and I bonded over our California backround and from there we became friends.

Chase is the type of person to make you feel comfortable, and welcomed in any environment. He was never one to bring negative energy into the room. I remember once, he wanted to go to China Town for boba so of course I agreed. It was about 35 degrees outside, the trains were delayed because of construction, and I was irritated because I was hungry. Chase was unphased and distracted me til we got there, laughing at me for being so impatient. He is one of the most genuine, sweet, and caring people that I have ever met. He made my De Paul experience enjoyable, and he was there for me when I asked. He would wake up from his naps to keep me company, he would share his food with me (and always ask for food whenever I had any), and we would joke around together.

I have only known him for three months, but I can genuinely say that he has made a huge impact on my life and I will never forget him. Thank you Chase, for blessing me with your memory. I am honored to have gotten to know you.