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Hortonville students collect donations to honor late classmate

Courtesy: Valley Funeral Home
Courtesy: Valley Funeral Home(WBAY)
Published: Nov. 1, 2019 at 1:26 PM CDT
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Hortonville students honored a late classmate who died in a crash Monday during the Polar Bears' WIAA football playoff game Friday night.

Collin Krivoshein, 17, passed away Oct. 28, after a crash on Highway 15 in the town of Ellington.

Collin was an active student in the school and always ready to volunteer. "Overall, Collin is the type of kid we all hope to have someday," said Principal Tom Ellenbecker.

The Hortonville High School Dance Team posted on Facebook that they ould be collecting donations for the Collin Krivoshein Memorial Fund at the football game. They accepted cash and checks at a table outside the stadium before the game and at concession stands during the game.

Hortonville hosted Kaukauna for a Division II playoff game.

Collin's teammates set up the Collin Krivoshein Memorial Fund at Wolf River Community Bank. Checks and cash can be dropped off or mailed to any Wolf River Community Bank location.

The Football Booster Club is also raising funds for Collin's family by selling T-shirts and rally towels.

Collin played tight end and linebacker for the Hortonville Polar Bears. The senior wore #82.

Those who knew him said he was also an active student in the school and always ready to volunteer.

"Just a super sweet kid, always willing to help out, always had a smile," Kari Muthig of Hortonville told us.

Kierra Gonzales says Collin was a former coworker of hers at a local restaurant.

"I really just wanted to show my support for the family because he was such a nice kid. And it still doesn't really feel real. He's definitely going to be missed. He's one of the kindest people I knew," friend Kierra Gonzales said.

Booster club member Callie Springstroh said, "In our community, it's what we do. It's a small town, but you know it's Hortonville, and when tragedy happens, we just bring people together and take care of those who are part of our community."

"I'm just honored by how our community has come together and they just have pulled together, and they just have pulled together for this family," Muthig added. "My heart goes out to them. I can't even imagine the pain and suffering, so if I can do this little bit to help them, I will do anything."

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