Kyle Schiltz, 35, of Sauk Centre MN and formerly of Winona; died Wednesday April 5th, 2017.
Kyle was born August 20th, 1981, in Winona, to Gina Kreidermacher and Dave Schiltz. He attended WACS and graduated from Cotter High School, in 1999.
Kyle worked at various Group Homes in La Crosse and the Twin Cities; caring for people with special needs. Kyle was also involved in permaculture, gardening; with his life focused on the simple things.
Kyle became aware of Camphill, a special community of ~ 50 people north of Sauk Centre. The mission of Camphill is to create and sustain a community where people with and without disabilities live, work and care for each other to foster social, spiritual, cultural and agricultural renewal. Kyle moved to Camphill, in July of 2015, and allowed him to live with special needs people, in a new way. Camphill provided Kyle with the opportunity to combine his passions in life of working with others and his love of being one with the earth.
Kyle is survived by his mother, Gina, (Gerald) Kreidermacher; father, Dave (Sandy) Schiltz; brother, Dustin Schiltz, Dustin's fiance, Christy Malenke and her daughter, Ella; sisters, Breanna Kreidermacher (Barry Nelson); Erica (Dan) Thomsen; Sara Grandy (Brian Holtberg); grandmother Dolores Kreidermacher, grandfather, Jim Schlegel; godparents: Al Schiltz and Sherrie Evans. Special friends, Betsy Brennan and Kristi Jacob. Many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins too numerous to mention.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary and Vern Rice, Myrel and Angie Schiltz, Jack Kreidermacher, Angie Schlegel; aunt Donna Hammes, uncle Ron Schiltz and cousin Rachel Nelson. Also a dear friend, Izzy the Cat.
Kyle taught us so much, not only about the world but about ourselves... He had such a good way about putting things into perspective. Something that really challenged Kyle, is how ugly people can be to each other... It was hard to watch the news with him because the things most people learn to deal with and then move on with their lives was not as easy for him... The ugly things that we all see and learn to ignore every day is something that constantly ate him up... If there is anything Kyle would want out of all of us it would be to just be kind to everyone.. Do your part to make the world around you better. That is truly all he ever cared about.... We lost a true friend, and a piece of ourselves that we can never replace...
There will be a Memorial Mass for Kyle at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Winona with The Reverend James Berning officiating. Final resting place will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Winona. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 17, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview, MN where there will be a 7:00 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will also take place one hour prior to the Memorial Mass on Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Camphill - 15136 Celtic Drive, Sauk Centre MN 56378, or Winona Food Shelf or Winona Humane Society.
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Dear Dave and Sandy, and family. May God grant you the peace, love, courage and strength, to carry on. I can't imagine losing a child. The pain is great, I'm sure. Prayers in abundance. God bless you all.
Dave and Sandy,
Our prayers are with you at this time of your loss. We know it must be a painful time. Be kind to yourselves.
Peace--Mike and Susan Smith
Kyle, thanks for coming to visit Grandma Kreidermacher and playing bingo with her at St. Annes. That meant a lot to her. We are saddened that you will not be able to visit Grandma, your memory will carry on.
I did not know Kyle, but after reading his obituary, I wished I had. It sounds like he was an incredibly wonderful person. From your word's he sounded like a down to earth man with a heart of gold. So for what ever reason that he left you all. I hope that you all can find some peace in this difficult time. Just wanted to tell you that your last words for him were beautiful and painted a picture of a man who gave much of himself. Wished I would have crossed paths with someone so special to this world. Bless you all.
Dear Dave, Sandy and families who are missing their loved one...Kyle. I am so sorry for your pain and pray that God will comfort you with His great love. May all your beautiful memories sustain you and keep you smiling with the joy of life. Kyle will be with you always! Sincerely...Dian Gappa
Dave and Sandy, please accept our condolences on Kyle's death. Just read about it this morning in the paper. Shocked and saddened. Know that Leone and I prayed for the repose of Kyle's soul and for both of you.
God's Blessing on you.
Dick & Leone Bergeson
I still remember going up to a Nine Inch Nails concert with Kyle and some friends. He was a senior in high school and we were still under class-men. That was probably one of the best nights of my high school years. A lot us looked up to Kyle because he was not interested in conforming to whatever was popular at the time, but he was also incredibly intelligent, and he cared about his friends. Whenever we would hang out with Kyle, we knew we were going to have fun. Everyone who was fortunate enough to spend some time with Kyle is better for it. Dustin, Gina, Dave, and the rest of Kyle's family, I'm very sorry for your loss.
You made me better! I love and miss you, my friend and darling
Kyle, we will love you forever!!
To Klye's mom, dad, sister and brother,
Please know how saddened we are to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Jeanne and Barry Nelson
To Kyle's family,
I recognize your grief and I am saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time and always, as you grieve this incredible loss.
I remember Kyle smiling in the hallways at Cotter, bopping from class to class.
Heather (Wilma) Lande
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