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Obituary: Sipe, Kyle Robert

Age 19

SIPE, Kyle Robert (Age 19) Of Post Falls, ID passed away on April 21, 2015.

Kyle was always an active child despite facing medical challenges from birth.

He ran around with his sister, rode his bicycle, swam, and took his dog Comet out for walks.

He was rambunctious and lively and full of energy, an active cub scout and later, a boy scout.

He loved Star Wars and was proud of his action figures and pod racers.

He also was an avid builder of legos and bionicles.

He took good care of himself as a teenager, eliminating french fries and religiously riding his exercise bike every single night, even when he had friends over.

He always had people over.

He and his friend Spencer would hang out playing video games, and in later years, cruising around town and trying to find the Northwest’s spiciest hot wings.

Kyle was culinarily adventurous, always trying to find the hottest pepper and adding chili flakes to the family spaghetti sauce.

He remained social even when his health tried to keep him down; he learned to dance and went to dances at his mom’s studio; he was an active member of the church, choosing to be baptized Christmas Eve 2008.

He had a lot of love for a lot of people.

He was an avid gamer who still has a character in World of Warcraft.

He was a diligent student, straight As while he was in public school, and later on a perfectionist when studying at home and in preparation for his GED.

He was proud and excited to get his driver’s license, and his dream car was a Tesla.

Kyle was always a gentleman, and his first instinct was kindness.

Like the rest of his immediate family, he had plans to be a Vandal at the University of Idaho, where he would study computer science.

Kyle had goals and ambitions for his future.

He traveled to California, Seattle, Portland, and southern Idaho, and he wanted to get out and experience life like any other teenager.

His body fought valiantly and he was resilient for nineteen years.

He bounced back from every scare and incident with a “when can I get out of the hospital?”

He passed away peacefully after giving a final mighty push against his congenital heart condition, surrounded by family.

He was lovingly treated by the Shriner’s Hospital in Spokane, The Providence Center For Congenital Heart Disease, Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, Providence Sacred Heart Hospital and Kootenai Medical Center.

Make-A-Wish of Idaho, and the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) uplifted Kyle over the last two years and gave him a great deal of comfort as well as fond family memories.

Memorial donations can be made at COTA.org, Make-A-Wish of Idaho, Providence Healthcare Foundation, Shriners Hospital for Children, or the Post Falls Community Presbyterian Church.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday May 2, 2015, 2:00 pm at Community Presbyterian Church, 417 N. William St., Post Falls, ID.

BELL TOWER FUNERAL HOME of Post Falls has been entrusted with arrangements and you may view Kyle’s online memorial at www.belltowerfuneralhome.com

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