Kyle Gasteyer, 24On Nov. 23, 2011, Kyle John Gasteyer went home to be with our Lord, suddenly, as a result of an automobile accident.
On Nov. 23, 2011, Kyle John Gasteyer went home to be with our Lord, suddenly, as a result of an automobile accident.
Kyle was born on Sept. 21, 1987, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. He was raised on the family farm in Elmwood. Kyle attended and graduated from Elmwood High School in 2006. During his school years he enjoyed sports, FFA and being a member of the Missouri Valley 4-H Club. Kyle showed his cattle and woodworking projects at the Dunn County Fair, earning many awards and ribbons.
Kyle attended Chippewa Valley Technical College in River Falls and earned a degree in wood technics in May of 2007. Kyle worked for J&J Construction in Eleva for 4 years. Presently, Kyle was working for Indue Sales & Service in Hudson. He helped on the family farm with his Dad and enjoyed his time there.
Kyle was a son, a brother, a boyfriend, a best friend and friend. He will be remembered as loving, kind, compassionate, appreciative, helpful, protective, and having a great sense of humor and quick wit. Kyle always found the good in everyone. He had a special talent for being able to figure out how things worked just by looking at them. Kyle had a love of building things: a home-cooked meal of mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey, sweet corn and his Mom's chocolate chip cookies. He enjoyed playing Rook with his family at the holidays. Kyle's motto was: "If you are going to do something, do it right."
Kyle is survived by his parents, Jeff and Diane of Elmwood; his sister, Brooke, at home; his soon-to-be fiancée, Lisa Richardson of Arkansaw; brother-like-friend, Devon Bengston of Elmwood; his paternal grandparents, William "Bill" and Jean Gasteyer of Elmwood, and maternal grandfather, Tom Mohr of Stanley; aunts and uncles Catherine (Gene Westling) Gasteyer of Riverdale, N.Y., William "Bill" Gasteyer Jr. of Bozeman, Mont., Dave Mohr and Bruce Mohr, both of Thorp, and Dennis (Gerri) Mohr of Stanley; cousins, other relatives and many friends - just to name a few who will be his casket bearers: Ryan Deleo, James Reitz, Kyle Varnson, Jesse Jaskowski, Mitchell Krause, and Devon Bengston.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Martha Mohr; one aunt, Barb Mohr; and two cousins, David A. Mohr and Tracee Mohr.
The family would like to thank everyone who was involved in Kyle's life. You helped him become the special man that he was.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the Village of Elmwood auditorium. Kyle's favorite color was blue; the family would like to request that people in attendance wear blue in their attire. Rev. Martin Wegner will officiate. Burial will be in the Weber Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and 1 hour prior to services at the auditorium in Elmwood on Monday.
Kyle never stopped giving. Because he wanted to save the lives of others, his last gift on Earth was to donate his organs. He saved the lives of four people on Thanksgiving Day, and he will continue to save lives through tissue donation for many people.
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.rhielfuneralhome.com.