Kyle Joseph Mueller, age 28, of Crofton, Nebraska, died as the result of a car accident on Thursday, January 3, 2019.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee, Nebraska with Reverend Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery near Crofton, Nebraska. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, January 7, 2019, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee with a vigil service at 7:00 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton.
Pallbearers are Peyton Mueller, Alex Mueller, Mason Mueller, Cole Schmidt, Luke LaCroix, Erik Hite, TJ Harmelink, and Ryan Lammers. Honorary pallbearers are his Crofton Bluejay teammates, past and present.
Kyle Joseph Mueller was born August 5, 1990, to Joe Mueller and Dee (Diefenderfer) Lammers. He grew up in Crofton, Nebraska and graduated from Yankton High School in 2008. Kyle participated in many sports while at Yankton High School and fell in love with all of them but he especially loved playing baseball. Kyle was a hard worker and quick learner. He worked at Wilson Trailer in Yankton for a few years and just recently started his dream job as a cattle feeder for Heine Farms Feedyard. He married his longtime girlfriend, Lakyn Schmidt, on April 30, 2016, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee. Together they purchased an acreage near Crofton, Nebraska and Kyle loved being on the farm.
Kyle would make friends wherever he went and was always the life of the party. He enjoyed playing baseball for the Crofton Bluejays where his dog Ace became the unofficial mascot. Kyle was always willing to help anyone. He was a creative, handy, big hearted man who could fix about anything. He loved his family above anything else. He was the best dad and was so proud of his boys. He loved taking them hunting and spending time with them. His boys were his pride and joy and he was so excited to meet his little girl.
Survivors include his wife, Lakyn of Crofton, Nebraska; three boys: Reed, Rhet and Riggs and a little girl on the way; mother, Dee (Pat) Lammers of Hartington, Nebraska; father, Joe (Tina) Mueller of Yankton, South Dakota; two brothers: Luke LaCroix of Yankton and Peyton Mueller of Yankton; sister, Erica (Erik) Hite of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; step-brother, Ryan (Ciara) Lammers of Yankton; step-sister, Amanda (Gary Jr.) Munson of La Junta, Colorado; grandparents: Francis and LaVonne Mueller of Crofton and Terry and Linda Diefenderfer of Yankton; one nephew, three nieces and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by two uncles: Tim Mueller and Todd Diefenderfer; aunt, Sheryl Mueller and infant cousins, Ivey Turbak and Layla Allen.
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Lakyn, little dudes, and the whole family, Too many to list. I'm praying for your family and asking God to help you through this tragedy. Please know that Kyle did not die alone. He had so many loved ones there to take his hand and lead him home. Including Grampa Virg. You can be mad at God, he will understand. I still have spurts when I ask God why. And I know he understands, but it is getting better. And don't expect it to happen over night. It's been almost 4 years ago for me but under a lot different circumstances. Every one is different. I didn't have four little ones wanting my attention. Maybe those little ones will take your mind off of your Kyle if only for a short moment. You are a very strong person, I can tell, Let people in to help you, They love you. And let God wrap his loving arms around you. He's got big arms because he has to stretch them around Kyle too cause I know he is holding you as well. You are so loved by everyone. God bless you and comfort you.
We are keeping all of Kyle's extended family, friends, his wife and children in our prayers. May God hold you closely and give comfort during this trying time.
Todd and DelRae Abler
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Kyle. He was a great father and Crofton Blue Jay baseball player. My prayers and support are with all of you!!
Rev. Michael D. Schmitz
My thoughts and prayers are with all you Kyle's family and friends. May God's Blessings be with all of you also.
Lakyn and family know you and yours are in my thoughts and Prayers at this most difficult time.
Louise E Mauch
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Kyle. May God bless you and give you the strength to deal with the grief.
Dee and family so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if you need anything
Cherry Byrd and family
I would like to offer my condolences to the family. Mere words cannot express the grief that comes from losing a dear loved one to death. What can give us a measure of comfort is the Bibles promises of the day when sickness and death will be no more...and the wonderful hope of seeing our loved ones again on a paradise earth. Such words can hopefully help with the pain you all are experiencing at this time of sorrow. May the God (Psalms 83:18) of ALL comfort keep you enduring now and in the days to come. And may happy memories warm your hearts. "Revelation 21:3-5; 2 Corinthians 1:2-4, Isaiah 25:8, Acts 24:15, Psalms 37:10-11,29"
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