Steven R. Kyriss

Steven R. Kyriss, age 73, of Crofton, Nebraska, died Friday, July 15, 2022, at Avera Sr. James Care Center in Yankton, South Dakota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton, Nebraska with Reverend An Duy Phan officiating.  Burial will be in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass on Tuesday at the Church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota.

Pallbearers will be Jack Kyriss, Gordon, Kyriss, Mark Kyriss, Kyle Kyriss, Kody Kyriss, and Ryan Kyriss.

Steven R. Kyriss was born December 6, 1948, in Plainview, Nebraska, to Marshall and Neita (Parkhurst) Kyriss.  He grew up in Creighton, Nebraska and graduated from Creighton High School in 1967.  He then attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Science.  He moved to Crofton, Nebraska in 1972 and began teaching in the Crofton School System.  He returned to the University of Nebraska to receive his Master’s Degree in Agriculture Science, all while continuing to teach in Crofton.  Steven retired from teaching in 1997, and began working at Bomgaars in Yankton, which he continued for the next 15 years, until his health forced him to stop working.

Steven enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and family get togethers.  He was the family historian and enjoyed researching about his family.  He was a loyal, hardworking man who was always there for you and was always willing to help.

Survivors include his three brothers: Gordon (Cheryl) Kyriss of Norfolk, Nebraska; Mark Kyriss of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Jack (Linda) Kyriss of Lesterville, South Dakota; three nephews: Ryan, Kody (Courtney) and Kyle Kyriss and niece, Cassie Kyriss.

He was preceded in death by his parents, aunts and uncles.

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15 response to "Steven R. Kyriss"

  1. By: Craig Parkhurst Posted: July 16, 2022

    My deepest condolences to your family. May Steve Rest In Peace….

  2. By: Rev.Michael Schmitz Posted: July 16, 2022

    I wish my deepest sympathy on the loss of Steve He was a great person and I will remember him in my prayers,

  3. By: Donald Meink Posted: July 16, 2022

    Rest in peace. No more cancer.

  4. By: Connie Huber Posted: July 16, 2022

    Linda, Jack and Kody
    So sorry for your loss I worked with Steve at Bomgaars for several years and always enjoyed talking to him. Prayers to your family Connie Huber

  5. By: Bob filips Posted: July 17, 2022

    Great person. Kind and intelligent!!

  6. By: TJ Wheeler Posted: July 17, 2022

    I wanted to express my condolences to all of the Kyriss family. I am very sorry for your loss. Mr Kyriss was my favorite teacher! We had a great relationship and he certainly made a difference in my life. For 10 years, I had a scholarship in Crofton given out to a Vocational Agriculture student in his name as I wanted him and others to know what a great teacher he was. I always enjoyed his laugh and recall many good times in class with him. He will always be remembered as a great teacher in my mind. He did something very special for me that you all should know. When I left for college, he told me if I ever needed anything to be sure to call him. A couple years into college, I was in need of a loan to get a car and I called him and he said no problem and loaned me 5 thousand dollars. I paid him back over the next 2 years but he told me just pay me back when you have it. He was so nice about it. I tried to pay him interest after I paid it off but he would not allow me to pay any interest. This shows what a special man he was! I am appreciative and will always have fond memories. He will be missed and May he Rest In Peace. I am thankful to have shared some of my life with him. Sorry I cannot attend the funeral as I am currently in Alaska on a vacation with a customer but I will be thinking of him and all of you during this time. With Love and Prayers, TJ Wheeler.

  7. By: Deb (Merchen) Oleson Posted: July 17, 2022

    I knew Steve to be a kind and gentle man. I am saddened by the news of his passing and wish God’s blessings to his family.

  8. By: Ton Schurman Posted: July 18, 2022

    I sure enjoyed his class in highschool.

  9. By: Laverta Mauch Posted: July 18, 2022

    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Steve. He was such a thoughtful man and asset to our church and community. He will be missed. May he Rest In Peace free from pain

  10. By: Carol Sorensen Schnebel Posted: July 19, 2022

    So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I know things were not going to well for him and want to send my sympathy and prayers to the family. I always enjoyed visiting with Steve and seeing him in Bomgaars. I will miss him. God Bless to the rest of the family and take care

  11. By: Gary J Guenther Posted: July 19, 2022

    I want express my condolences to Steves family. Steve was a great person. Steve taught me in High School, his favorite sang was ” I was born at night but not last night”. Steve made a huge impact on alot of people he taught or was friends with. I can say he was a good teacher that i learned alot from. Rest in peace

  12. By: Debra Meyer Posted: July 21, 2022

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I worked with Steve at Bomgaars for years and was also a neighbor of his. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. Rest in peace!

  13. By: Phil Beck Posted: July 22, 2022

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Kyriss, what a terrific guy he was! He will be dearly missed! RIP SIR! Huge Hugs and Prayers for the Family

  14. By: Kathleen Canaday Posted: July 26, 2022

    I was a teacher friend with Steve. He always had a smile. My sympathy to his family.

  15. By: Kathleen Canaday Posted: July 26, 2022

    Steve was a good man who cared for others. My prayers for the family.

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