Collin Ryan Kentopp

Collin Ryan Kentopp

March 27, 1993 – September 7, 2021

VISITATION will be held on Monday, September 13th at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th Street, from 5pm to 7pm, with VIGIL SERVICE and fun stories of Collin at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, September 14th at 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church with lunch and refreshments to follow.  Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the family for designation in Collin’s name to support his friends in the food service industry.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.


Our dear son, Collin Ryan Kentopp, lived life to the fullest to the age of 28.  Collin was born on March 27, 1993, and is survived by his parents, Nicholas and Jody Kentopp; sister, Nicole (Kentopp); brother-in-law, Joe Wallace; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Collin is preceded in death by paternal grandparents; Warren and Betty Kentopp; maternal grandparents, Eugene and Rose Ann O’Neill.

Collin graduated from Burke High School in 2012.  He was passionate about being a chef, art, music, his vinyl collection, shoes, and rebuilding cars.  Collin left his impact on several Omaha-area restaurants and pop-ups, and one day planned to own his own restaurant.  He loved being outdoors, and was a quite an adventurous, free spirit.  His favorite trips were with his friends to places like the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, Colorado, and the Black Hills of South Dakota.  He always knew how to make people laugh at just the right time.  Collin had the biggest heart and shared his compassion with all who needed it. 

Collin’s passing has led to an immense outpouring of love and support, in which we are so deeply blessed.  Collin left an impact on all our lives; may he rest easy knowing he will never be forgotten. 

“My son,

You have fought pain, suffering, and anguish in this world few know of. You still loved. You questioned authority, riches, and resultant evil intended. You are still loved. You hated injustice and bullying; and still loved. In spite of it all, you completed your purpose. You’ve loved in the shadow of hell. Unafraid of evil, you showed love in the midst of it. We love you so much. We are so proud of you for showing what triumphs for those who can grasp it.

Love,  Mom and Dad.”







  • Kye Adkisson Posted September 9, 2021 12:32 am

    Love you man. We’ll miss you

  • Mandy Weiland Posted September 9, 2021 8:44 am

    You’ll be missed so much my friend. Such a beautiful soul. Sending my prayers and love to family and friends.

  • Dani Apperson Posted September 9, 2021 10:17 am

    Rest In Peace Collin. You were a great guy.

  • Estevan murguia Posted September 9, 2021 4:29 pm

    My brother you will forever and always have a place in my heart. Stevi and I will forever miss you and your contagious smile and laughter. From our five course meals we cooked at bobs to hanging around talking nonsense and listening to vinyls and talking our love for James bond movies. I’m so proud of the things you have done and the joy you brought to everyone you were around. You can’t even begin to understand how much joy you brought and the light you’ve shown. Till we meet again.

  • Tiffanie Gregory Posted September 9, 2021 5:23 pm

    You will be greatly missed 🖤 May you move on to a better place and Rest In Peace, you had such an amazing soul Collin.

  • Ericka Foos Posted September 9, 2021 5:31 pm

    My love and condolences go to the Kentopp family. You will be so very missed Collin. Rest easy.

  • Leann Yahnke Posted September 10, 2021 9:46 pm

    Your family is in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Scott Yahnke Posted September 10, 2021 10:36 pm

    Leann and I are holding you all close to our hearts. Collin spent time at our house with our son Alex. I always enjoyed conversing with him and loved his joy and warmth. -Scott

  • Tom Everson Posted September 12, 2021 9:11 am

    Nick, Jody, Nicole, and family, prayers of condolence airborne. May you breathe in the grace and love in all prayers prayed for you and with you. May the Communion of Saints joyfully welcome Collin into eternal life, and may you forever share stories of loving memories made with Collin.

  • Marcia Wragge Posted September 12, 2021 9:14 am

    Nick, you & I were in BNI together many years ago. I’m sorry to hear you & your family have lost your son. He sounds like a deep, amazing soul. I’m keeping you & your family in my heart during this sad time.

  • Alex Yahnke Posted September 13, 2021 12:07 pm

    Collin and I were good friends in high school. He’ll always have a special place in my heart and I will always cherish the memories we made together in our youth. It’s hard to put into words how meaningful our time together was for me. Rest In Peace, old friend.

  • Van Marie & Ted Haburn Posted September 13, 2021 12:56 pm

    Nick & Jody & Nicole & family. Prayers of condolence to you all. We are thinking about you each day.
    Colin, Rest in Peace.

  • Molly McCarthy Posted September 13, 2021 9:22 pm

    I worked with Collin and all I can say is that he was the kindest human I’ve ever met. He had such a presence in the kitchen because of his passion. He would go out of his way to make everyone’s day better. He will never be forgotten.

  • Emilie M Marek Posted September 14, 2021 11:20 am

    Prayers for to Kentopp family, he is a angle in heaven RIP

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