Nov 5, 2007 - Oct 8, 2013
Bailey Leander James McCollum, age 5, unexpectedly went to heaven on Tuesday, October 8th after having a great day at school and playing at Petrifying Springs Park. Bailey loved life with a passion and his smile lit up a room. Bailey went to Christian Life Daycare and Preschool from the time he was 9 months old until last June. He was Kindergartner at Somers Elementary School. Bailey enjoyed playing T-ball at Somers for the past 3 summers. He bike raced a bit at the velodrome a year ago. He enjoyed basketball and soccer camp at Christian Life this past year. Bailey enjoyed singing and dancing and loved going to watch his sisters in Plays. He loved watching SpongeBob, Jake, Rugrats, Fanboy & Chum Chum and Survivor. He liked to figure things out and enjoyed making experiments, digging in the dirt for worms and building things, and just being outside with nature.
He will be greatly missed by his parents Larry and Kirsten (Nee: Mikutis) McCollum, his loving sisters, Madison and Waverly McCollum; His grandparents, Ann Mikutis-Niesen, Tom Niesen, Kay and John Flynn; His Aunts and Uncles, Kurt and Jennifer Mikutis, Kerrie and Brett Pasternak, Tammy and Marc Shannon, Tommy, Jason and David Niesen, His cousins: Cameron Mikutis, Kelsey Winiarski, Jasper, Tillie, and Kaylie Pasternak, and Molly Shannon. Bailey is in heaven with his grandpas, James Mikutis and Larry McCollum Sr.
You may say goodbye to Bailey and visit with his family on Saturday, from 4–7pm at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Racine, 322 Ohio Street, and Journey Church in Kenosha at 10700 75th Street on Sunday from 2-5pm, with a 5:00pm service to CELEBRATE his wonderful life! In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being created in Bailey’s honor.
Words cannot express how terribly sorry I am for your loss of your beautiful son and brother. My deepest condolences go out to your family. My daughter played t ball with Bailey, and was a fellow class mate. Please know that I am praying for you all during this most difficult time. May God bless you all.
May God give your family peace during this time of grieving.
There is no right word to say in this time of heart ache and pain that your family is going through, but with prayer and God you will find new strength that you never thought you had. I don't know your family, but being a mother and a sister of Christ I can't imagine how you feel. Your baby boy is now in the highest and that’s a gift of a life time that no one can replace. You have many that are praying for your family, and may this bring you peace and strength. God is with you even when everything seems silent. May time bring fast healing and help your family build a treasure of happy memories of Bailey. Lord hear our prayers
Martin Brown & Barb Knight-Brown
Your family is in our prayers, such a tragic loss. Our deepest sympathy.
I am thankful I had the pleasure of meeting and playing with Bailey at Bullens rummage sale last year when I volunteered with my daughter. What a character he was. He was so funny and cute running around. He was such a good helper that day. Words cannot express what your family is going through. My prayers are with your family. I too have experienced a horrible tragedy in my life and the healing process is very hard but it is one day at a time. Be sure to know that Baileys wings will always be wrapped around you no matter how hard the day seems.
I'm so sorry for the heartache you are going through. May the Lord lift you up in his arms and may you feel his presence a little more during this difficut time. You have gained a guardian Angel. Hugs & Blessing to you and your family.
Prayers for you and the family.... I am deeply sorry for your loss. My God watch over you and give you all strength during this time. God Bless Rob
Emma and Ed
Hey, little guy we love you very much so I have a hard job for you. Paul my son is in heaven he probaly needs some help by now so you jump right in with your adorable personally and keep him happy.
Fred and Kathy Froeber
Ann, and family, We are so sorry for your loss, to lose someone so young and full of life, due to something so senseless is so hard to comprehend, please remember you are in our thoughts and prayers
Fred and Kathy Froeber
Ann Nielson and Family, We are so sorry for your loss, to lose someone so young and full of life, due to something so senseless, is beyond comprehension, please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers, God Bless
I cannot begin to express to you how very sorry I am. I truly almost know how you feel - my son was almost killed when he was 7 by a drunk driver, but we were spared your sorrow. Love Jerri
I am so sorry for your loss. I know how painful it is to lose a child. Stay strong in the coming days and know that your child is safe, loved and in a better place.
Loren and Deborah Lathen
Our Grand daughter was a class mate of Bailey's....Kalena decorated a pumpkin for Bailey since he won't be here to do it she says.....Kalena really liked Bailey he will be sadly missed..Our Hearts and Prayers go out to your Family <><
Much love and prayer is going your way. May God's grace keep you close and He will see you thru this. We are all here for you.
Jim and Lana Flynn
Bowling Green, KY
We are so sorry for your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Vassie S. Rogers
my prayers and thoughts are with you.
May God bless this little angel.
I'm so sorry to hear about your little Bailey! I also lost my precious 6 year old son tragically last summer. Your family is in my prayers! <3
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