Mt. Vernon Register-News

December 26, 2012

Collin Hertenstein


MT. VERNON — — Collin Hertenstein, 29, of Benton, died 11:37 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

He was born Thursday, May 5, 1983, in Mt. Vernon, the son of James Mikel and Debbie (Hicks) Hertenstein.

Collin was a self-employed information technology technician and he attended Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon.

He is survived by son, Keegan Mikel Hertenstein of Benton; fiancee and her daughter, Amy Brown and Kiley Neal of Benton; father and stepmother, Mike and Tammy Hertenstein of Mt. Vernon; mother and stepfather, Debbie and Steve Reynolds of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Travis Hertenstein and wife April of Mt. Vernon and Colby Hertenstein of Mt. Vernon; two grandmothers, Shirley A. Hertenstein of Mt. Vernon and Arlene Hicks of Mt. Vernon; sister, Casey Crowell and husband Jason of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; niece, Reese Hertenstein of Mt. Vernon; nephew, Carter Hertenstein of Mt. Vernon; stepbrother, Matthew Reynolds and wife Zane of Mt. Vernon; stepsister, Brittany Reynolds and fiancé John Kalahar of Mt. Vernon; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his two grandfathers, James Hertenstein and Bob Hicks.

In honor of his wishes, he was cremated and a celebration of life service will be held at a later date with Mr. Randy Sells officiating. Inurnment of his cremated remains will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Keegan Mikel Hertenstein Trust Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.