Zachary “Ice” Icenogle Death – Obituary – Downtown Plainfield’s wine bar and cheese shop, Wine & Cheese is planning a memorial and fundraising event for one of its cooks, 19-year-old Zachary “Ice” Icenogle, who died unexpectedly the day after Christmas.
Taking place at the restaurant — 24104 W. Lockport St. — from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 11, the event will feature silent auctions and various activities in remembrance of the Plainfield Central High School graduate and Plainfield resident of seven years.
All proceeds, staff wrote on Facebook on Wednesday, will be given to Icenogle’s mother and sister. Anyone who knew the teen or wants to support the family is invited to attend — no tickets or reservations are required.
“The shock is overwhelming. Zach you will be so deeply missed here!” reads a previous post from Wine & Cheese. “You have been such a complete joy here at the W&C. Watching you grow in the past two years to the man you became and to be a part of your journey in life has truly been a gift to all of us. Never a moment that you wouldn’t lend a helping hand, tell a great dad joke, or be there for a co-worker in need. A true friend to so many.”
Zachary “Ice” Icenogle Death – Obituary, Wine & Cheese Mourns The Death Of One Of Its Cook Who Died Unexpected
Following his death, the community gathered to remember Icenogle, who was studying social work at Carthage College. Messages sharing stories and remembering the teen’s bright personality began pouring in on a Facebook page called “Ice’s Legacy.”
His family also started a GoFundMe campaign to raise donations for Plainfield Central, Carthage College and Ira Jones Middle School. The fundraiser, which started Dec. 27, has since raised more than $11,000 — beyond surpassing its $3,000 goal.
A memorial visitation is scheduled to take place from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Overman-Jones Funeral Home, 15219 S. Joliet Road. A celebration of Icenogle’s life will follow, beginning at 4:30 p.m.