In Loving Memory

Kyle Gasteyer

September 21, 1987 - November 23, 2011

Donor, Wisconsin

Kyle was born on September 21st, 1987. He left this earth on November 23rd, 2011 for his heavenly home. He was a son, brother, boyfriend, friend, and best friend.

We knew Kyle wanted to donate his organs. He had said at a family supper discussion, "Why not, I wouldn't need them anymore."

Kyle was raised on a dairy farm in Wisconsin with strong family and Christian values. He learned the importance of family, a strong work ethic, love of the land, and helping your neighbor. He grew up participating in 4-H, FFA, football, and track during his school years, along with learning hard work and responsibilities on the farm. He developed a love of working with wood at a young age. He was a proud home owner at the age of 21.

Kyle had beautiful blue eyes and had a smile that would light up the room. He was loving, compassionate, kind, appreciative, and helpful. He loved mashed potatoes and gravy, preferably with turkey and sweet corn. He loved his mom’s chocolate chip cookies. He was quick witted, learned to deal with his fear of heights, and was always working to make things better.

Kyle had an opportunity to fall in love. He was going to ask his girlfriend, Lisa, to marry him the following February on Valentine’s Day. Kyle and Lisa were making plans for their future together.

Kyle never stopped giving. He donated his organs because he wanted to save the lives of others. He saved four lives on that Thanksgiving Day. He restored the sight of two others and his tissues have helped the lives of over fifty people.

So proud of you; you gave in life and you gave in death.
Love, Mom and Dad