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 www.heafeyheafey.com 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.
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.”