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Honoring John-Paul Kilanski

$9,345 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 118 people in 1 month
Created July 23, 2018
If you are seeing this, chances are you knew my brother in law, John Paul Kilanski.  He was many things - a proud veteran of Iraqi Freedom, a 16 year paramedic/Firefighter with Algonquin Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District, son, brother, friend...and father to his three beautiful boys.  At 38, he departed this earth far before his time.

JP passed away suddenly on July 22nd, leaving his boys without their father and huge hole in the family where he was supposed to be for many, many years.  Because his death was so sudden and unexpected, we are running this to raise money to help his family pay for his final expenses.  JP lived for his boys, and I grieve that they will have to grow up without him.

One of my favorite memories of JP was when my oldest son was only three months old, and he dressed up like Santa Claus JUST for him.  Not because he would remember but, but just because it was fun and he wanted to make him happy.  

If nothing else, please leave a message letting us know what he meant to you and what your favorite memory of him was.  He will be missed very much and was taken entirely too soon.  

The funeral is set for Monday, July 30th and the funds will be managed by his parents, Rose and Jan.
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Thank you to all the friends, family and all the firefighters, police and military that came out to honor JP over the last three days. The outpouring of love and support was beautiful to witness. Over 200 walked in the firefighter procession at the wake, honoring their fallen brother. All along the procession route through Algonquin bearing his casket on the engine to the church yesterday there were Algonquin residents honoring him. His parents have been using the donations already to pay for the funeral expenses and it has been a blessing in such a terrible time. Thank you everyone for your generosity.
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We have reached the 50% mark on our fundraiser! Keep sharing and keep sending messages of love it helps so much! Thank you to everyone!
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Thank you so much to everyone! Your generosity is overwhelming. This campaign has been shared so far and wide we have received messages of love and remembrance from people who knew JP years ago. We have had an outpouring of love and condolences from everywhere and that love has been an incredible blessing to the family. Please keep sending us your favorite memories of JP and tell us what he meant to you.
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Funeral arrangements for John-Paul Kilanski
Wake:
Sunday July 29th 2018 @1400 to 2100 hrs
Willow funeral home
1415 Algonquin Rd.
Algonquin, Il 60102

Funeral: 30 July 2018
Starting at Willow Funeral home @ 1015 Hrs with full Fire dept. Procession past Algonquin Fire station 1&3 and his home then to St. Margaret Mary Church.

Funeral Mass: @ 1100Hrs
St. Margaret Mary Church
111 South Hubbard St.
Algonquin, Il 60102
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Raised by 118 people in 1 month
Created July 23, 2018
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