Kyle R. Rzepka
1982 - 2019
McGann Hay, Granger Chapel
13260 SR 23
Granger, IN
Kyle R. Rzepka

Aug. 5, 1982 - Nov. 15, 2019

GRANGER, IN - Kyle R. Rzepka, 37, passed away at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, surrounded by his loving family on November 15, 2019. Kyle was born on August 5, 1982, in South Bend, IN, to Ronald and Rebecca Rzepka; they survive him.

Also surviving Kyle are his sister, Tara (Jake) Rodts; twin brother, Corey; nephew and niece, Austin and Kya Rodts; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Preceding Kyle in death were his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Gertrude Szuba; and his paternal grandparents, Joseph Rzepka and Delores Bock.

Kyle was kind, funny, outgoing, and lit up any room he entered. He was an outstanding athlete and had a genuine love for his family and friends.

Kyle graduated from Penn High School in 2001. While there, he played baseball where he won a state championship and ran cross-country, where he became an individual state qualifier.

He received a Bachelor's degree from IU Kelly School of Business in 2005 and was Rush Chairman for Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He worked for Pella Windows for 13 years.

Kyle was an avid White Sox, Notre Dame football, and IU basketball fan. He even named his Golden Retriever “Hoosier”. He always enjoyed a good game of euchre and bags with his family and friends.

Kyle's niece and nephew, Kya and Austin were the light of his life. He enjoyed every minute he had with them.

In 2018, Kyle was a living donor liver transplant recipient. He received the liver from his brother, Corey.

A special thank you to the UIC critical care teams in the ICU and Lisa Mariano for her support and guidance.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530, parking off Cherry Rd., on Sunday, November 24, from 1-4pm. A few words will be shared by Rev. John Railton at 3:30pm. Food will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the Kyle R. Rzepka Memorial Fund in care of First Source Bank. Proceeds will go to the living donor liver transplant program at the University of Illinois.

Please send private condolences to the family at

Published by South Bend Tribune from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2019.
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Very sorry for your loss.
Simon Rodriguez
November 23, 2019
I graduated with Kyle at Penn, and although I didn't know him well, my memory of Kyle was being in 5th grade at Mary Frank Elementary and playing soccer at recess with him. He gave me advice on how to play, and I remember it like it was yesterday. Many years later, I started working at Fireside and waited on Ron. I didn't know him, but when I ran his credit card, I knew the last name! My thoughts and prayers are with the Rzepka family. Words can't express my sympathies. He will be greatly missed.
Jennifer Belardinella
November 22, 2019
Jerry and Sue Michael
November 22, 2019
a loved one
November 22, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss as i lost my son 6 yrs ago. My heart aches for the emptiness you are experiencing. Your many good memories of him will help ease the pain of your loss as time goes by. May Kyle rest in the peace of the Lord. Sharon & Dan Perry ( I met you at a party at Wavro's house years ago).
Sharon Perry
November 22, 2019
Dear Becky and Ron. I am so very sorry for your thoughts and prayers are with you.May your son Rest In Peace...Sincerely,John Nelson. Jefferson,Ga
John Nelson
November 22, 2019
Such a great guy. He will be missed! I would have hated English 12 without Kyle. I have fond memories of being in that class with him. He was always my partner whenever we had to peer edit and I could always count on him to make me laugh!
Amy Adelman-Everhart
November 22, 2019
Michael Jacobs
November 21, 2019
Ron, Becky, Tara and Cory. I was so very sorry to hear about Kyle. One of my most favorite memories is of all the boys meeting at your house for pictures before prom. Even though I always had trouble telling Kyle and Cory apart (which to this day Patrick can't understand) I loved being around your boys (and all the boys). They all seemed to enjoy each other's company. I hope that when your pain and sorrow becomes less you will be able to remember all the fun times you all had. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Janine Miller
Janine Miller
November 21, 2019
Janine Miller
November 21, 2019
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