I was blessed to grow up with Kyle. I can't remember a time he wasn't sweet as pie. He loved his family very much. I rarely saw him without a smile on his face. He was a great communicator and always took the time to genuinely ask about how I was doing and what was going on in my life. He was always close with his parents and enjoyed hunting or boating with them and his brothers. My cousins and I were spread across the nation as we grew older, but we still loved getting together once a year and catching up. We spent summers on the Mississippi River and on Dear Lake in Minnesota and family reunions at the Holiday Inn in Moline IL. I will never forget those precious times and I will never forget the kind person my cousin Kyle was.