MENDOTA - Kaine Michael James Pizano-Olson, 20, passed away Jan. 20, 2021 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota. The visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. and services will start at 5 p.m. following CDC guidelines. Reception for family and friends will follow the service at the Mendota Elks Lodge.
Kaine was born Aug. 25, 2000 to Tricia Beth Baker of Ladd and Michael Joseph (Heather) Pizano-Olson of Mendota.
Survivors include his parents; four siblings, Patience Stallings, Macy Pizano-Olson, Serjio Orozco and Isabella Orozco; his maternal grandparents, Tom and Pat Olsen of Mendota; his paternal grandparents, Kim Olson of Spring Valley and Donna Olson of Ladd, Dave and Sue Pizano of Depue, Jim and Tammy Wormack of Bee Branch, Ark., Bob Thomas of Mendota and Steve and Kathy Reppin of Mendota; and many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandmother, Donna Bugiyne, and by his lifelong friends, Ben Bokus and Taryn Pakenham.
Kaine was a 2018 graduate of Mendota High School. He enjoyed playing sports, loved basketball and showed his passion for the game on the court for MHS and the Illinois Ambush Travel League. He loved music and went to every concert he could. Anyone who knew Kaine remembers his infectious smile and his love for his dog, Trey. He was employed at Promier Products in Peru. During the summers, he also worked for his grandfather and with his uncles at Olsen Construction in Mendota.
Memorials may be directed to the families. Online condolences may be left at www.merrittfh.com.