Christopher Kayl

December 29, 1971 - July 8, 2021

Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at West Prairie Lutheran Church (46788 282nd St, Lennox, SD 57039)

Service: Memorial services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 14 at West Prairie Lutheran Church,(46788 282nd St, Lennox, SD 57039)

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        Christopher M. Kayl, age 49, died Thursday, July 8, 2021 due to an accident near Clark, SD.  Memorial services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 14 at West Prairie Lutheran Church, rural Lennox, SD. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the church.

          Christopher was born on December 29, 1971 in Mitchell, SD to Michael and Brenda (Geidel) Kayl.  Chris graduated from Armour High School in 1990.  He then attended Southeast Tech, earning a degree in Computer Information.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree from DSU in 2011.  He married Teri Aasheim on November 26, 1994 at Lands Lutheran Church.  Brittany, Nicholas, and Amanda were born to this union.  Chris has worked for the City of Sioux Falls IT Department for over 20 years.

          Chris loved his family, the outdoors and bowling with his buddies. When he was not fishing, hunting, camping or working on computers, he could be found at his children’s/sibling’s events.  Always willing to lend a hand, he helped on many community and church projects.  He will be remembered for his smile, big hugs, positive attitude and for singing, especially to the Statler Brothers Christmas cd.

          Chris is survived by his wife of 26 years, Teri; his children, Brittany, Nicholas, and Amanda Kayl; mother, Brenda Drefs; step-father, Mike Drefs; brothers, Matthew (Katherine) Drefs and Jonathan (Brooke) Drefs; sisters, Lori (Corey) Cowins and Victoria (Jacquelyn) Drefs; in-laws, Lynn (Martha) Aasheim; sister-in-law, Kristi (Ed) Carpenter; grandmothers, Helen Geidel and Jean Kayl; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his dad, Michael Kayl and his grandfathers. www.andersonandsonsfh.com

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  1. Amy Roseland on July 8, 2021 said:

    Teri, Brittany, Nick, Amanda…

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. Keith And Leanne Lefers Family on July 9, 2021 said:

    Teri, Brittany, Nick and Amanda

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of Chris.

  3. Tami Rikansrud on July 9, 2021 said:

    Teri, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll be thinking of you during this time.

  4. Sherry Alexander on July 9, 2021 said:

    I am so sorry to hear of Chris passing. I worked with him at the City of Sioux Falls. He was such a
    Nice guy. You have my deepest sympathy.

  5. Melissa Top on July 10, 2021 said:

    Chris, you are the IT man!
    Chris, my computer screen is upside down. No, I don’t know what key I accidentally hit, if I did I wouldn’t be calling.
    Thank you for all of your good natured “attitude” when I thought I was in extreme crisis because I am still a P.I.C.N.I.C (Problen In Chair Not In Computer). It was truly a pleasure working with you and you will be missed.
    My condolences to your family.
    Former Planning Dept.,
    Melissa Top

  6. Lynn Vaksdal on July 10, 2021 said:

    Teri and Family , I’m so sorry to hear about Chris Sending my Condolences to you at this time .. ((Hugs )) to all

  7. Jason and Jennifer Klein and Family on July 10, 2021 said:

    Our condolences and prayers go to you all.

  8. Melinda Bose on July 10, 2021 said:

    My thoughts and prayers to the Kayl family. I am thinking of Lori. ❤

  9. Travis Palmer on July 10, 2021 said:

    Teri and family I’m so sorry for the loss of chris. We all pretty much grew up together with Nick and Mason and John O being great friends and attending all the kids events growing up. You will be missed.

  10. Brenda hanson on July 10, 2021 said:

    Teri, You have our deepest condolences, sending prayers for your family and you.

  11. Brenda hanson on July 10, 2021 said:

    Teri, You have our deepest condolences, sending prayers for your family and you. Kirk & Brenda Hanson

  12. Lunette Sandhoff on July 10, 2021 said:

    My deepest sympathy to Teri, Brenda & the family…life is so precious….was so sad to hear the news about Chris…may the many memories comfort you !!! Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers !!!

  13. Jodi Pixler on July 10, 2021 said:

    Teri, Nick, Brittany, and Amanda,
    I am so very sorry for this huge loss to you all. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  14. Tammy on July 11, 2021 said:

    Hugs and prayers

  15. Marg dooley on July 11, 2021 said:

    So sorry for your loss of Cris. I didn’t know him but he sounds wonderful. I just knew his dad and you’re in my thought and prayers. A cousin

  16. Dave and Lesa Cinco on July 11, 2021 said:

    I am so sorry for your loss. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Terri Dial on July 11, 2021 said:

    I am so sorry to hear of Chris’ death. My love and prayers to all family members.

  18. Karen Baumberger on July 11, 2021 said:

    My deepest sympathy for you and the family. You and family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss Chris!

  19. Don Hood on July 11, 2021 said:

    Kayl Family I am so very sorry to here about Chris. He was my go to guy for computers at the City. Great fishing friend and going to the kids games. He will be missed by so many. Prayers and God Bless. Don Hood

  20. Pat on July 11, 2021 said:

    My condolences to the family.Chris was a pleasant and jovial person. Always helpful! He helped the Library staff tremendously. Computer problems-big or small- he did it all! He will be missed.

  21. Kory Williamson on July 11, 2021 said:

    I’m so sorry to hear this Kayl family. Your family is in my thoughts.

  22. Mark Koch on July 11, 2021 said:

    My condolences to Teri and Family….Teri if ever need an ear just let me know 🙂

  23. Shawna Goldammer on July 12, 2021 said:

    Chris made a impact in this world in his short 49 years. He was a blessing in so many ways. I’m so sorry for this loss to his beautiful family. I’ll keep them in my prayers that they may have strength and courage. Heaven gained a good one. 😇

  24. Terry Adams on July 12, 2021 said:

    Heaven is our true home and our time together here is spent walking each other home.

    May the love and care of those around you provide comfort and peace during this difficult time.
    Chris was alway a pleasure to talk to at work and he will be missed.

  25. Richard Carlson on July 12, 2021 said:

    I’m so very sorry the hear that Chris passed. He was a great guy to work with at the City. He was always willing to help and was a very positive person. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you at this time.

  26. Deb Sorensen on July 12, 2021 said:

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Prayers to all.

  27. Darlene Jervik on July 12, 2021 said:

    So sorry for your loss May Gos arms wrap around your family

  28. Jim Platt on July 12, 2021 said:

    Condolences go out to you all. As a vendor to the City of SF I’ve known Chris for a very long time and he’s certainly one of the good guys…one of the kindest souls I know. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this very tragic time.

  29. Morris (MO) Forsting on July 12, 2021 said:

    Fond memories of Chris as a fellow City employee.
    Even though Chris was doing his duty to take care of the computer, our conversation would always lead to
    family, friends, faith and sportsmanship.
    Blessings and peace to the Kayl Family

  30. Christi Vanbockern Henderson on July 12, 2021 said:

    Teri and family,
    Thinking of you, thoughts and prayers as you celebrate Chris’s life. May you be comforted by your memories. I am so sorry for your loss.

  31. ReAnn Frantz on July 12, 2021 said:

    Dear Brittany and Amanda, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad! I wish you all did not have to go through this! Paige told me about what a sweet man he was. Please hang in there and know that I and others at ME are thinking of and praying for you and your family. Please reach out if you need anything at all. Praying for you to have comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding.

  32. ReAnn Frantz on July 12, 2021 said:

    Dear Brittany and Amanda, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad!!! I wish you all did not have to go through this!!! Paige told me about what a sweet man he was. Judging by all of the kind condolences, it looks like he impacted many in super positive ways and that he was also so very loved by many. Please hang in there and know that I and others that worked with ya are thinking of and praying for you and your family. Please reach out if you need anything at all!!! Praying for you to have comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding.❤️
    Miss both of you! (((Hugs)))

  33. Debra Gaikowski on July 13, 2021 said:

    I was so sorry to hear of Chris’ untimely death. He was one of the most patient and helpful employees at the City of Sioux Falls. There will be many there that will miss him dearly. My condolences to his family.

  34. Chrystine Tracy, Kevin Kitson & Santana on July 13, 2021 said:

    Teri, Brittany, Nicholas and Amanda,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  35. Janelle Songstad on July 13, 2021 said:

    I always enjoyed it when Chris would answer the phone when I HAD to call the IT Helpdesk. He always solved my issues without making me feel to inept. Wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  36. Puiatti family on July 13, 2021 said:

    Teri, Brittany, Nick and Amanda,you and all the rest of your family and friend are on our thoughts and prayer in this very hard time. May God give you comfort and strength!

  37. Carol Foster on July 13, 2021 said:

    Chris was a great guy and always willing to help with a smile and a laugh. My heart goes out to you and your family after such an unexpected loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficulty time.

  38. Leticia Vo on July 13, 2021 said:

    Chris was a great guy and he will be missed. My condolences to the family.

  39. Alex Murray & Family on July 13, 2021 said:

    Sorry for your loss.

  40. Tim Hall on July 13, 2021 said:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Chris passing. He was a great guy and a great co-worker who could fix your computer in a matter of minutes. Trust me I called him a lot. Please take comfort in that Heaven gained a great guy but way to soon.

  41. Gary Oldenberg on July 14, 2021 said:

    Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed our times deer hunting together. Keeping you in my prayers.