Damien Kropp

Born: Thu., Feb. 22, 1973
Died: Thu., May 14, 2009

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Damien Kropp, 36, of Geneseo, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009 at his home.

Family and friends of Damien may call Monday, May 18, from 6 - 8 pm at Vandemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Geneseo. Cremation rites will be accorded after the visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be left to the Damien Kropp Memorial Fund.

Damien was born on February 22, 1973 in Geneseo, IL the son of Richard L. and Susan (Skonberg) Kropp. He was a 1991 graduate of J.D. Darnall High School. Damien had been employed as a carpenter for Rich Kropp Builders and was currently employed at Cathelyn Construction both of Geneseo. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR, bowling, softball, golf, and riding his jet ski.

Survivors include his father Rich and step-mother Gladys, sisters Jami Kropp, Des Moines, IA; Paula Gradert Moline; Danielle Skonberg, Rock Island; Ronni Goeffe, Geneseo; brothers Derek Gradert, Moline; Kevin Stanfield, Geneseo; paternal grandmother Lois P. Kropp, Cordova; maternal grandmother Jane O'Connor, Colona; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother Susan, brother Cory, paternal grandfather Lawrence Kropp, and maternal grandfather Robert O'Connor.

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Paul & Rhonda (Keag) DePauw
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of Damien's passing. Our sympathy goes out to all of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dorothy & Dale DeMay
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Damian was a sweetheart. We shared a few hugs now and again when we would cross paths. Sending him and your family a BIG BEAR HUG and our prayers of comfort.

Dale & Dorothy

Lindy Stohl
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss. We will miss him very much. That smile and his laugh will never be forgotten.

Kevin Stanfield
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal

David Milleville
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
What a storied guy. He was full of laughter at all times while we were growing up. It's ironic how something like this can happen to a guy like Damien. I will remember Damien for the times we did share as teens....Take Care Bud, And Keep a watch over us....

Missy (Whittington) Fletcher
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Damien will be missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
I can't believe this happened, but I guess it must be true. I will never forget the day we met or the last time I saw you. All the days in between will forever be my warm memories of a wonderful person who touched my life. I know Damien would not want me to be sad......I just wish this had not happened. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.

Donna (Talbot) Stichter
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
I am so saddened to hear of Damien's passing. It gives me such an empty feeling inside. He was such a fun and memorable part of growing up. His smile and laughter and sense of humor made school so much easier to deal with. Damien will be missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Prayers go out to all who have lost this special man. His laughter and smile will be in our hearts forever.

Teresa Miller
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
May God welcome you into His Kingdom.
It has been 18 years my friend and I have thought of you and wondered how you were. I have many great memories of the times we shared and you will be greatly missed. Love you.

Tina Ervin
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
I'm so sad to hear about your loss. Damien was such a great guy! Kevin - You and the rest of your family are in my thoughts.

Melissa Bailey
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
Damien was the love of my life;My best friend. i'll never forget the time we shared;All the fun we had.I'll always carry a piece of him in my heart. Sooo sorry 4 your loss.

Kenny Keag
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
You have my deepest sympathy. Sorry for your loss.

Devere Gould
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
Going to school with Damien in Atkinson Grade School, I remember his contagious smile. We were such a small class so had a close connection. I am so sorry for your loss.

With great Sympathy,

Devere (Longeville) Gould

Marsha Milburn
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
Dear Rich and Family,
I can't express how deeply sorry I am at Damien's passing. I know your hearts are broken and you will forever miss him. It is said that time heals all wounds. Take comfort in knowing he's in Heaven. If you need anything at all or I can ease your pain in any way, please call.
Your friend,
Marsha Milburn

Angela Hays
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
My buddy Damien who shared the same birthday! Remembering our childhood memories...remembering your smile...your good natured soul! Love ya buddy! Angie Hays

Coni Sexton (Keag)
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Damien. I have lots of memories growing up with him. He was a sweet guy and will be missed by many.

Coni Sexton (Keag)
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Damien. I have lots of memories growing up with him. He was a sweet guy and will be missed by many.

jerri (ellington)nimrick
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
i went to school with Damien through jr.high and high school. we gottobe pretty good friends in high school.we hung out here and there and ended up at the same party at times,damien was in one of my study halls and was always listening to my "guy" problems. of course he always thought i was dating the "wrong" ones. he was a great person with always a smile on his face. i havent seen him for many years since i movedaway to kewanee and started my own family. your son was a wonderful wonderful person and i am so glad to have called him my friend. i have a picture of the two of us from high school that i will send you. god bless him

Mark Riffe
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
Dear Rich and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Damien and I went to school together and hung around alot of the same friends.I always liked being around him, because as you know, he had an infectious smile & was always laughing & having fun. We were alot alike in many ways, and I'm glad to have known him . He was a kind person and a really cool guy!! He will be missed! I am very saddened and I wish all the best to you and your family.

Kris (VanOteghen) Anderson
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
It is impossible to say with words how sorry we are to hear about Damien. Although I haven't seen him for more than a decade, his gorgeous smile, ridiculous jokes and contagious laugh has entered my mind many, many times through the years.

He was too young, and we are so sorry. Psalm 63 : "Find rest O my soul in God alone, for He alone is my salvation, He is my fortress; I shall not be shaken."

May you find strength and comfort through God's Word.

Rhonda Bjork
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of a great son,brother, and friend. I don't think that anything can prepare us for something like this, but I/we can always remember that contagious smile and laugh that Damien had and somehow always raised the roof of every room he entered. God Bless the entire family!!!

John Wickes
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
I have fond memories of hanging with Damien and Kevin, you have to say them together in my book. La Roma's for pizza and tacos after a night of driving around the loop downtown Geneseo all night. Gone but never forgotten!

My prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
I am late sending my sympathy in regards to Damien's passing. I was a friend of Jami's and detassled with the 'crew'.
Sadly Damien died at the same age as my sis Suzie.

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