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Austin Lee Giacopelli

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Memories & Candles

“I remember one of my sweetest memories with Austin. We were hanging out in Dana's basement and we were watching Scrubs. JD had gotten Kim pregnant. I...Read More »
1 of 75 | Posted by: Ryann - O'Fallon, MO

“Dear Jill, Chuck, and Ashley, I am deeply saddened by your loss and my prayers are with Austin and your family. This excerpt from â€...Read More »
2 of 75 | Posted by: Tanya Hunter - Flagstaff, AZ

“Myself, as well as the rest of the student body were very upset to hear about the unfortunate loss. Austin will always be in our thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 75 | Posted by: Sadie Abbey - O'fallon, MO

“As Austin's 8th-grade U.S. History teacher, we never bonded over George Washington or the siege of the Alamo. Instead, we found a much more...Read More »
4 of 75 | Posted by: Katie Vargas - O'Fallon, MO

“Even though I was Austin's U.S. History teacher, we never bonded over George Washington or the siege of the Alamo. Instead, we often connected over...Read More »
5 of 75 | Posted by: Katie Vargas - O'Fallon, MO

“my grandson just went threw services for a friend just a few weeks back only 16. died at rexplex i dont have answers,only GOD knows...Read More »
6 of 75 | Posted by: shirley - ofallon, MO

“I really believe that Austin is, right now, in a place where he is happy, warm and loved and will be waiting for us with a smile on his face when it...Read More »
7 of 75 | Posted by: Meghan Giacopelli - Gallatin, MO

“Ashley, Jill & Chuck, I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do for any of your family please let me know. I love you guys. ...Read More »
8 of 75 | Posted by: Kristie Borengasser - MO

“Jill and Chuck: My prayers for your ache - at the moment it is all consuming. God be with you at this time. I am so sorry. Love Cindy ”
9 of 75 | Posted by: cindy - snohomish, WA

“To the Giacopelli family, 1"(A)Do not let your heart be troubled; [a]believe in God, believe also in Me. 2"In My Father's house are many...Read More »
10 of 75 | Posted by: Sara & Mark Coe - Lake St.Louis, MO

“Jill, Chuck, Ashley and family, Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. I never met Austin, but I am positive he was a great kid....Read More »
11 of 75 | Posted by: Elaine Huber - O'Fallon, MO

“Jill and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Now that I am a mother, I can't even imagine the pain and emptiness you are feeling right now. I was...Read More »
12 of 75 | Posted by: Alison Kolkmeier (Gnade) - MO

“Sory for your loss. Our prayers are with you. The Harpers Brian, Carrie, Marleigh, Ella, Tess ”
13 of 75 | Posted by: Brian Harper - Florissant, MO

“As a mom, I can't even imagine the pain and lonliness that you are feeling. Our prayers and our hearts go out to all of you, his family and his...Read More »
14 of 75 | Posted by: Tony, Kathy and TJ Merlo - NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It is never easy to lose someone you love, especially when they are so young. Our deepest...Read More »
15 of 75 | Posted by: Raymond & Donna Bosenbecker - MO

“Jill,Chuck, and Ashley, Austin was a great kid, with a tender heart. Last time I talked with him, I was so impressed with how well he could carry...Read More »
16 of 75 | Posted by: Gabe & Ben Thacker - OFallon, MO

“I didnt know AuStIn, but i used to live there in missouri and some people told me what happened & thats really sad. The familys in my prayers! He...Read More »
17 of 75 | Posted by: Skye Morrison - Borger, TX

“Austin; R.I.P. You deserve it. <3 ”
18 of 75 | Posted by: Natalia Ardila - Lima, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Austin, you are gone from this earth but not from the hearts and memories of everyone that...Read More »
19 of 75 | Posted by: Steve & Cilla Weichselbaum - CA

“Chuck, Jill, Ashley, & Aunt Jeanette, There are no words that Glen and I can find to adequately share our sympathy with you. You all mean so much...Read More »
20 of 75 | Posted by: Mary Ann Hunter - O'Fallon, MO

“Chuck and Jill, Nancy and I would like to express our most sincere condolences to you and your family. We are both praying for you and your...Read More »
21 of 75 | Posted by: Tim and Nancy Jones - MO

“Ashley and family~ We did not know Austin, but know what a great person he was by the way you talked about him so dearly. We could tell how much you...Read More »
22 of 75 | Posted by: Lisa and AnthonyBragga - MO

“With our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Everyone at The Wharf Pharmacy. Andy...Read More »
23 of 75 | Posted by: Marilyn Hardy - MO

“austin we all really miss you man, i hope u R.I.P. when i came to your house i used to always come strait to you and talk to u we all miss you a lot....Read More »
24 of 75 | Posted by: Andrew Nickell - ironton, OH

“Chuck, Jill, and Ashley, Growing up, we didn't get many chances for visits with all our Missouri family, but Grammy always kept us up to date on...Read More »
25 of 75 | Posted by: Casey Ruiz - Chandler, AZ

“Our hearts are broken from the loss of your dear Austin. He was a very bright and fun young man that we all cared deeply about. He was a good friend...Read More »
26 of 75 | Posted by: Cindy Loughran - Dardenne Prairie, MO

“There are hardly words that can express my grief. I went to Green Tree with Austin and, going into junior high, one of the main things that I was...Read More »
27 of 75 | Posted by: Erica Loesche - Lake Saint Louis, MO

“Austin became a part of our family that 1st day of kindergarten in 1998 when he and Luke met and became and remained "best buds". I will always...Read More »
28 of 75 | Posted by: Terry Dessain - O'Fallon, MO

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Austin. We send our heartfelt sympathies to all of his family and friends. ”
29 of 75 | Posted by: Ken and Wendy Hunter - Flagstaff, AZ

“There are so many things i could say right now, but they just can't come out right. Austin was like an brother to me. it has not hit as hard but I...Read More »
30 of 75 | Posted by: dana judd - O'fallon, MO

“I was a camper with Austin at CK for one year. We took an acting class together and he may have been quiet at times but he had a great sense of humor...Read More »
31 of 75 | Posted by: Carrie Davis - Montgomery City, MO

“Chuck, Jill & family, It doesn't seem like it was that long ago when Zach and Austin were riding bikes and getting into mischief together. Zach has...Read More »
32 of 75 | Posted by: Jennifer Shaw - Lake St. Louis, MO

“austin i kno we weret really close friends and didnt like the same things but everytime i tlked to you you were cool u never did nothing to me or...Read More »
33 of 75 | Posted by: austin pivac - wentzville, MO

“I was with the Wentzville gifted teachers when they heard about Austin. Each of them said such nice things about him. It was very moving. Then I...Read More »
34 of 75 | Posted by: Marilyn Toalson - Columbia, MO

“Austin was one of those great kids that always had a smile on his face and an a quick answer back to any ribbing we gave him in the lunch line. From...Read More »
35 of 75 | Posted by: M. Capps - O'Fallon, MO

“Chuck and Jill, Words just cannot express our feelings over learning of Austin's death. We had just received his handsome school picture in the...Read More »
36 of 75 | Posted by: Angela Sheffield - Mechanicsburg, PA

“Austin was an amazing guy. I never really got to know him, but the times he made us all laugh at CK will forever be imprinted in my memory. Stay...Read More »
37 of 75 | Posted by: Annie Holzen - O'Fallon, MO

“We met Austin only once at Jenny and Justin's wedding and seeing his picture again only reminded us of what a kind young man he was. After reading...Read More »
38 of 75 | Posted by: Croom Family (Jenny Giacopelli's sister and family) - MO

“Austin. we never had the chance to be very close friends. but i wish we had been because even now i cant get you out of my head. the tears wont...Read More »
39 of 75 | Posted by: Jordan - Foristell, MO

“To the family, College for Kids has spread the word about Austin's death, we are all greif stricken! Please know we are thinking of you and praying...Read More »
40 of 75 | Posted by: Sue Craghead - Fulton, MO

“Well, we all miss you. CK will never be the same without you. I knew you for one week this year and one week last year. its amazing how much you...Read More »
41 of 75 | Posted by: Cayla Slaughter - Fulton, MO

“Well, we all miss you. CK will never be the same without you. I knew you for one week this year and one week last year. its amazing how much you...Read More »
42 of 75 | Posted by: Cayla Slaughter - Fulton, MO

“My heart aches for the loss of such a talented young man- our Austin Giacopelli. I cherish the time I spent with him as his 5th grade teacher at...Read More »
43 of 75 | Posted by: Bobbi Ferrell - Wentzville, MO

“Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for the loss of Austin. I remember Austin as a sweet, talented and funny young fifth grade Horizons...Read More »
44 of 75 | Posted by: Mrs. Sue Dansdill - MO

“I miss you so much Austin. I wish you were still with us at Timberland. We all care about you and have gotten closer because of you. The walls broke...Read More »
45 of 75 | Posted by: Amber Hageman - O'Fallon, MO

“We are truly sorry to hear about Austin. We are Luke's grandparents and can remember Luke talking about Austin many times. We are sorry that we...Read More »
46 of 75 | Posted by: Dave & Mary Anne Lee - MO

“I had the privilege of teaching Austin communication arts in the eighth grade. He had this dry sense of humor that was a thing of beauty. Austin...Read More »
47 of 75 | Posted by: Meredith Steinbruegge - O'Fallon, MO

“I want to express my sincere sympathy to your family in this sorrowful time. I am the mother of a child who attended CK with your son. She has...Read More »
48 of 75 | Posted by: Debbie Slaughter - Fulton, MO

“Austin was smart, creative, and funny and we had a lot of good times in Horizons. No words can express how much it hurts to lose him. ”
49 of 75 | Posted by: Elaine Sims - St. Charles, MO

“There really are no words when a child is lost. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May you find the strength you need in each other, and in...Read More »
50 of 75 | Posted by: Amanda Gilmore - Wheelersburg, OH

“I'm the school nurse at Timberland and even though I didn't know Austin, I want you to know I share in your grief. I've been praying for all of you...Read More »
51 of 75 | Posted by: Karen Dix - Foristell, MO

“Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tragic time. Austin will be missed and remembered always. Sue Winter ...Read More »
52 of 75 | Posted by: Sue Winter - Columbia, MO

“I am praying for the family. What a beautiful young man. My prayers and thoughts are with everyone. May our Lord and Savior give comfort to each of...Read More »
53 of 75 | Posted by: MINDY - WHEELERSBURG, OH

“We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear Austin. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. THE SHIP OF LIFE by John T....Read More »
54 of 75 | Posted by: Mark and Gloria Havermann - MO

“We as a faculty and staff are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Timberland will be less than we could have been without Austin. If...Read More »
55 of 75 | Posted by: Dr. David Waters, Principal - MO

“Mr. and Mrs. Giacopelli, I want to express my sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your child. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
56 of 75 | Posted by: Dr. Terry Adams, Superintendent of Schools - MO

“I'll never forget the great times and conversations we had in PE and Health class at South Middle. You cared about me and my family and always had a...Read More »
57 of 75 | Posted by: Coach Jolliff - Wentzville, MO

“Austin was a good friend of my youngest son. I also knew him but now I wish that I got to know him and his parents better. I am going to make it a...Read More »
58 of 75 | Posted by: David Judd - O'Fallon, MO

“I'm so very sorry for your loss. There are (and never will be) any right words to say. You will all remain in my prayers. Sincerely, Janet ...Read More »
59 of 75 | Posted by: Janet Roller - Ft. Worth, TX

“We will miss you so, so much Austin! We love you! ”
60 of 75 | Posted by: Ashley Berg - O'Fallon, MO

“god. i didn't think i would ever ever have to think about things like this. i miss you so much baby. i love you. hannah ”
61 of 75 | Posted by: Hannah Edwards - O'Fallon, MO

“I never really knew Austin. But I got to know him a little last year in a couple of my classes. And he always was someone who made the class laugh. ”
62 of 75 | Posted by: Sean Costello - O' Fallon, MO

“We weren't that close but every time I had the honor to talk to you you made me laugh. You were very kind and very funny! I will not forget the...Read More »
63 of 75 | Posted by: Devin Carballo - O'Fallon, MO

“i didnt know austin a all i use to live out there and my friends told me what happened and i am so sorry to hear what happened.R.I.P Austin. ”
64 of 75 | Posted by: Amber Myers - Wright City, MO

“The first time I can remember him talking to me, he said my feet were small. I think I said thanks. ”
65 of 75 | Posted by: Angela Slick - Wentzville, MO

“Austin I dint know you on a personal level but you were the best person to hang with and just plain be around, R.I.P, thats all i can say, sorry. ”
66 of 75 | Posted by: Doug Swoboda - parkland, FL

“AUSTIN ME AND Y0U WERNT BESTFRIENDz...BUT Y0U WERE STILL MY CLASSMATE AND Y0U WERE L0Tz 0F FUN! ACTUALLY...Y0U WERE VERY SMART AND ALWAYz HELPED ME...Read More »
67 of 75 | Posted by: JANELLE BOURDA - WENTZVILLE, MO

“I can't even start to say how much Austin meant to me, even if I never really hung out with him. He was always crazy and on the edge, and he made...Read More »
68 of 75 | Posted by: Chelsea Emery - O'Fallon, MO

“Austin- There is so much I never got to say. But communication Arts was fun in 8th grade. Especially the utopia project. Thanks for everything you...Read More »
69 of 75 | Posted by: Danielle Grapes - Lake St. Louis, MO

“Me and Austin were not friends inside of school. We could have been but we weren't because of the people we hung out with. I hung out with Austin...Read More »
70 of 75 | Posted by: Kayla Kennedy - O'Fallon, MO

“I'm a fellow student of Austin. Believe me, everyone loved him so. Everyone (meaning me, Ryann, Hannah, Nick, Erica, Dana... all of his close friends...Read More »
71 of 75 | Posted by: Stephanie Johnston - Wentzville, MO

“I may not have been the best of friends with Austin. But i do know that he was a really sweet kid, and if anyone were to be having a rough day he...Read More »
72 of 75 | Posted by: Lauren - MO

“Austin was a wonderful friend.Every memory that I have of him is a good one.I will never forget him,he will always be loved. ”
73 of 75 | Posted by: Kayleigh Meinkoth - o'fallon, MO

“Austin was such a fun loving guy who will always be remembered. Love, Sarah ”
74 of 75 | Posted by: Sarah - MO

“We are so sorry for your family. Please know that we are thinking of you and let us know if we can help in any way. ”
75 of 75 | Posted by: Deb & Paul Havermann - Augusta, MO


Memorials may be made to Backstoppers. GIACOPELLI, Austin Lee, O'Fallon, Missouri, October 7, 2007 age 15; loving son of Charles W. "Chuck" and Jill A. Giacopelli (nee: Henke); dear brother of Ashley Giacopelli, Charles J. (Barbara) Giacopelli, Justin (Jenny) Giacopelli, Nicholas (Rachel) Giacopelli, and Meghan Giacopelli; cherished grandson of Jeanette Henke; dear uncle, nephew of Martha (Gary) Owen, Mark (Sharon) Henke, and Jeanne (Geoff) Nickell, cousin & friend to all who knew him. Austin was a student at Timberland High School in Wentzville. He was a member of Horizons and attended the College For Kids Program at Westminster College and William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri for the past 2 years.

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