Nolan Jacob Kreczkowski, 12, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise of head trauma suffered in a snowmobile accident.
Nolan was born Dec. 19, 2001, in Ketchum, Idaho, the son of Keith Kreczkowski and Marcie Kreczkowski. He grew up in Bellevue and Gannett, attended Bellevue Elementary School and was a sixth-grade student at Wood River Middle School.
Nolan loved music and always had his headphones on. He also liked fishing, biking, and Taekwondo, where he earned a green belt. He was an avid cross-country skier between the ages of 3 and 7.
Nolan was an avid reader, and was at the top of his reading class in the fourth grade. He was a quick learner and very talented with technology. He was a very outgoing child who made friends with everybody. He was a great son, brother and student and the best friend that anybody could have asked for. His bright eyes and beautiful smile would light up every room he entered.
In addition to his parents, his family includes his sister Erica Kreczkowski; his grandmothers Judy Gutches of Bellevue and Linda Rotondella-Elie of Hailey; aunt Debra Kane of Bellevue; his grandfather Paul (wife Marianne) Kreczkowski of Seattle, Wash.; his uncle John (wife Michelle) Kreczkowski of Bellevue; and many cousins and other family members. Nolan was preceded in death by his grandfathers Gary Gutches and David Elie, and his uncle William Kane.
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Community Campus in Hailey. A reception will follow for family and friends. Cremation was under the care of Wood River Chapel of Hailey, Idaho. Please visit www.woodriverchapel.com to share a message of condolence, a photo or story, or to light a candle.