Colin M. Correll

July 29, 2002 ~ June 30, 2020 (age 17)


Colin Matthew Correll, 17, of Geneseo, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at his home.  A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at First United Methodist Church, Geneseo.  Reverend Dr. Chris Ritter will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.  The funeral service will be live-streamed at  The church is allowing up to 100 people per their COVID policy.  Call the church at 309-944-2793 with any further COVID policy questions.  A visitation will be held from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel.  Regulations allow for 50 people (including staff) at a time within the funeral home.  The funeral home will monitor capacity limits to maintain compliance with COVID regulations.  The funeral home requires that all guests at the visitation wear a mask for the safety of all those attending.  Memorials may be directed to the Colin M. Correll Memorial Fund.


Colin was born July 29, 2002, the son of Angela Correll and Troy Ward.  He was a 2020 graduate of Geneseo High School.  He was employed as a veterinary technician at Oakwood Veterinary Services, Colona, IL.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he was confirmed.  Colin loved spending his days with friends, family, and most importantly, his dogs, Kaisee and Jayce. Many days he spent walking the dogs from one end of our town Geneseo to another end and back, which was time they all (dogs included) treasured. He shared a deep compassion for animals and most importantly a joy for football. Every Sunday of NFL football season, Colin would reserve the largest TV in the house to spend the day cheering on his Green Bay Packers with unimaginable passion.


Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Angela Correll and her significant other, Martin Howard of Geneseo; sister, Heather Hickenbottom, Milwaukee, WI; aunt and uncle, BJ and Hannah Correll; cousins, Dalton, Cameren, Logan, and Raelynn; paternal family members ~  sister, Amanda Linea and children, Fayetteville, TN,  brother, Shane Ward, Orlando, FL, and grandparents, Laurence and Roberta Ward, Alpha, IL.


He was preceded in death by his father, Troy Ward,  maternal grandparents, Bernard and Rosalie Correll, uncle, Joe Correll, and aunt, Amy JoAnn Correll.



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Visitation -VFH Geneseo
July 7, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo
580 E Ogden Avenue
Geneseo, Illinois 61254

Funeral Service
July 8, 2020

10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
302 N State St
Geneseo, il 61254

July 8, 2020

11:15 AM
Oakwood Cemetery
1060 South Oakwood Ave
Geneseo, IL 61254

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