June 6, 1972 – December 1, 2020
By Ember Genthe, Kyle’s sister
If you were expecting an ordinary or standard obituary I apologize because Kyle was not standard or ordinary. He truly was one of a kind!
Kyle was born in Gratiot WI to Lynn and Vivian Genthe, sixth in line to the throne (literally because we only had one bathroom!). We moved to Monroe WI while Kyle was in first grade. He attended Monroe High School where many lifelong friendships were formed. School was not his thing, but he would be my first pick to be on a history trivia team!
Kyle worked in retail and food service the majority of his life. His "patrons" were everything to him. He collected friends with his wit and genuine love for others. Status meant nothing to Kyle – he loved you for simply being you!
Interests of his were fishing, professional wrestling, cooking, the Packers and large busted women, not necessarily in that order. He was a Packer fan, then a Bears fan, and then back to the Packers. He loved comedians and paranormal stories. Sitting and visiting with friends was his favorite thing to do. His stories were hilarious and his laugh contagious! That laughter will be with all of us forever.
Kyle was asthmatic his whole life but he never complained. His weak lungs were further destroyed by lupus. His move to Two Rivers WI came about when cousin Jackie Grimm invited him to seek better healthcare there and to enjoy Lake Michigan. He loved his time spent with his extended family – it meant a lot to him. Kyle adored the beach – especially its scenery – and lived in walking distance of it. His photos of the lake were amazing and he was proud to show them off and call it home!
Dad died 2005 and Mom in 2011; Kyle was the major caretaker in both of their passings. He is survived by his siblings Kirk (Marcy) Genthe, Monroe WI, Angie Laube (Howard), Liberty MO, Kevin (Colleen) Genthe, Monroe WI, Ember Genthe (Dave Stelmaszewski), Oregon WI, and April Franks, Omaha NE, also 18 Nieces and nephews and 9 great nieces and nephews who will deeply miss being called “butthead” by him! Family meant the world to Kyle, and his chihuahua Cookie was the love of his life!
They say good things come in small packages but let me tell you great things come in large ones! When our time comes he will be there waiting with an inappropriate joke and a few stories to share. We will “keep ‘er movin’” until we see you again Kyle!
There will be a celebration of Kyle's life when Covid is over, probably at "Bummies" where everybody knew his name. Instead of sending flowers, please do a random act of kindness for someone in need, Kyle would love that!