Wyatt Robert Whitebread, age 14, of Mount Carroll, Ill., died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, in a grain elevator accident at Mount Carroll, Ill.. A private family funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2010. Public visitation will be held 3 - 8 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2010, at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mount Carroll. Memorials may be given in honor of Wyatt for the Carroll County Long Spurs Trap Shooting Team. Condolences and memorial tributes may be sent to the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Wyatt was born August 3, 1995 at home in Mount Carroll, the son of Gary and Carla (Hitz) Whitebread. Even as a young child, he always had a generous heart and tried to be kind to everybody. As he grew into a young man, he shared his wonderful smile and can-do positive attitude wherever he went. He became friends with kids and adults all over the area.
He loved riding his four-wheeler with his brother at the farm, shooting with the "Long Spurs Team," playing baseball, golf, basketball, playing in the pep band, swimming and playing video games with friends. He was a member of SS John and Catherine Catholic Church in Mount Carroll.
Wyatt is loved and will be dearly missed by his parents, Gary and Carla Whitebread of Mount Carroll; his sister Amy (Jayson) Melin of Lake Zurich, Ill.; his brother, Zachary; his paternal grandmother, Jean Whitebread of Rock Falls, Ill.; a great Aunt, Barbara Melhus of Mount Carroll; and several other Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Wyatt is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert Whitebread and his maternal grandparents, Jim and Veray Hitz.