Colin Halleland, 18, of Irvine, CA, and formerly of Rochester, passed away February 5th, 2018 in Irvine, as a result of a motorcycle accident. The Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10th at Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester. We will celebrate Colin's life.
Colin 'Col' James Halleland was born April 8th, 1999 to Greg Halleland and Melissa (Jensen) Niichel. He attended Schaeffer Academy and graduated from Lourdes High School in '17. Colin played baseball and hockey at Lourdes, but his true love was being on his bike! Colin purchased his own Harley just before he turned 16. He loved riding motorcycle, gaming with all his buds, and photography. Col loved riding his bike into the mountains and taking pictures of God's creation. He was attending Orange Coast College in Irvine, and also worked at the "rinks" owned by the Anaheim Ducks, a professional hockey team.
Colin is survived by his mother Melissa (Chad) Niichel of Rochester; father Greg Halleland of Minneapolis; sisters Kayla Halleland of Irvine, CA, Jaiden Niichel of Rochester, and Maya Niichel of Rochester; Maternal grandparents Abel and Nancy Dockter of Rochester; paternal grandmother Judy Renwick of Austin, and maternal great-grandma Anneliese Buskowiak-Johnson of Rochester; also by a plethora of aunts, uncles, cousins and great friends. He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather Gary Halleland and maternal grandfather Michael Jensen.
The family asks if you could bring your favorite photo of Colin to the service to be displayed on a photo wall.
Memorials may be designated to the Rochester Youth Hockey Association.
Arrangements are with Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, 5421 Royal Pl. NW of Rochester. www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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Senior prom 2017
Andrew and Colin
Senior Turnabout, February 2017
As Colin's business instructor, I can attest to his creativity, passion, vision, and independence. His Shark Tank presentation will forever be remembered. Prayers to you and your family.
Mary Kelsey - Business Instructor Lourdes High School
We didn't know Colin but, the accident happened outside of my daughter's work place in Irvine. She was just leaving work & pulled out seconds after.
She stopped to possibly help & to pray.
She felt a connection immediately, it's a God thing.
This morning she placed some beautiful sunflowers on the site. She says that it felt like they knew each other. I told her that they do & will one day understand the connection. God Bless Colin & his entire family.
8th Grade Graduation with Isaac, Colin, Bachtri & Joseph
Melissa and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that the Lord provides comfort and peace.
Sarah Mauck-Opie and Family
Love the smile....great memories
From your high school teacher...to my favorite student...rest in peace my young friend.
Kim Illg: Lourdes High School
This is an extraordinary loss to so many. I had the privilege of teaching Colin for one semester in 7th grade at Schaeffer Academy. It only took a few days to see he was an extraordinary young man -- a playful otter, quick thinker, athletic, skilled with people, spiritually-sensitive. I saw him last two summers ago. Impressive and winsome are the two words that came to mind then. The large space he carved in so many lives only leaves a larger hole going forward. I am so very sorry for your/our loss. Tim Nelson
I am sorry for your grief, too.
I Cor. 15:57
We so enjoyed Colin and Tyler staying with us last summer on their great Colorado adventure, he was a sweety, He called me grandma and I loved it, so very very sorry
, Elaine and Cliff Baldwin
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