Life of Gavin C. Roskamp
Gavin Carl Roskamp, 16, of Sutter, IL, passed away Monday, June 6,
2011, in Carthage, IL as the result of an automobile accident. He was
born on February 25, 1995, in Quincy, IL, a son of Max L. and Debra
Marie Casady Roskamp of Sutter, IL.
In addition to his parents, Gavin
is survived by two brothers: John Austin Roskamp and Justin Luke
Roskamp, both at home in Sutter; paternal grandmother: Elma E.
Brackensick Roskamp of Sutter, IL; maternal grandparents: J. Ned and
Carol Casady of Warsaw, IL and Jim and Margaret Johnson Dennis of
Warsaw, IL; aunts and uncles: Bruce and Jane Roskamp of Sutter, IL, who
were his Godparents, Gordon Roskamp of Macomb, IL, Donald and Shirley
Roskamp of Sutter, IL, Bill and Barb Casady of Warsaw, IL, who were his
Godparents, Paul and Debra Casady of Warsaw, IL and Ariel and Andy
Bennedict of Wayland, MO; a special Uncle and Aunt, Larry and Barb
Stoll of Quincy, IL; a special Aunt, Brenda Reiter of Quincy, IL; many
cousins and many step aunts and uncles. Gavin was preceded in death by
his paternal grandfather, John Carl Roskamp.
He was baptized and confirmed at
Bethany United Church of Christ in Tioga, IL where he was active and
serving as secretary for the Youth Fellowship.
Gavin had finished his sophomore
year at Warsaw High School where he was a 4.0 student. He was very
active in the performing arts and excelled musically. He sang, played
the piano and trombone. Gavin was a member of Early Bird Chorus and had
accompanied the group. He was selected for IMEA (Illinois Music
Educator's Association) District IV Chorus for seven years. Gavin was
also a member of Warsaw High School Band and Warsaw High School 1A Jazz
Band. At Solo and Ensemble Contest, he recently had received five
Superior Awards in vocal and instrumental, which, combined with the
large group band contest superior rating, contributed toward WHS Bands
being in the State Elite 8. In 2010, he played first chair trombone in
the State FFA Band, and was selected again for the upcoming 2011
convention. He was selected to WCC (West Central Conference) Honor Band
both years in high school. He also played 1st chair in Nauvoo Community
Band in Nauvoo, IL. Gavin was musically gifted and could play anything
by ear. Since kindergarden, Gavin performed in Warsaw High School and
Nauvoo-Colusa Jr. High musicals, playing a lead role his freshman year,
and recently was an accompanist for the Warsaw High School musical. He
was a member of the WHS Quiz Bowl Team for two years. When Gavin was
12, he toured Australia with People to People Student Ambassador
Program. When he returned from the trip, he shared his experience with
church and civic organizations by showing power-point programs.
Gavin was serving on Teen Court
through the Hancock County Courthouse, and was on his way to serve in
this capacity at the time of the accident.
Gavin’s main hobby was
working with computers. He was able to fix nearly any computer problem
and offered his expertise to many others. He had planned on majoring in
Computer Science at Western Illinois University after high school
Gavin was quiet, fun-loving, and
outgoing. He had a big heart and enjoyed a large group of friends.
Gavin lived every day to the fullest and had experienced a wonderful
life in his 16 years. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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