Jared Edward Rizzo, 23 of Streator passed away Thursday (February 1st) from injuries received at work on an oil rig in Williston, N. Dakota.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday from 2 – 5 PM with a balloon release at 3 PM and funeral services at 5 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Cremation rites will follow services.
Jared was born on January 7, 1995 in Streator.
He is survived by his parents Sandy and Larry Rizzo of Streator, biological father Jeremy Hjerpe of Phoenix, AZ, sisters Alyssa Rizzo of Streator and Antonia Rizzo-Presthus of Spring Valley, brother Kayden Englert of Ottawa, paternal grandmother Sherry (Mike) Steen-Martin of Ottawa, paternal great-grandmother Jerri DeRango of Streator, paternal grandparents Frank “Chip” and Peggy Rizzo of Streator and God father to Sophia Long and Scarlette Gee and several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
Jared is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Robert Powers and Lila Powers, paternal grandfather Edward Hjerpe, paternal great-grandmother Midge Mahasfey, maternal uncle Roberto Kennedy.
He graduated from Streator High School in 2013 and attended IVCC in November of 2013. He was employed by Wisco Inc.
Memorials may be made to his sister Alyssa.
Even with his life cut short Jared lived everyday to the fullest.