Bailey McCollum


Bailey Leander James McCollum

Bailey Leander James McCollum unexpectedly went to heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 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 and 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 47 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Racine, 322 Ohio Street, and Journey Church in Kenosha at 10700 75th Street on Sunday from 2-5 p.m., with a 5 p.m. service to CELEBRATE his wonderful life!

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being created in Baileys honor.

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory

Published online at on Oct. 10, 2013