Funeral services for 28-year old Kyle Meininger of Gering, NE, are Thursday, Sept 30, at 10:00 at WestWay Christian Church in Gering with with Pastor John Mulholland officiating.
A livestream is available at youtube.com’westwaychristianchurch
Masks are required and will be available at the entrance.
There will be no visitation, but the church doors will open at 9:15.
Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Gering.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Kyle’s memory for the care of his wife and children.
Online condolences may be left at www.dugankramer.com
Arrangements are with Dugan-Kramer Funeral Home in Scottsbluff for Kyle Meininger.
Kyle Gene Meininger was born November 12, 1992, in Scottsbluff to Kim and Randy Meininger and passed away Friday, September 24th in Gering.
Kyle had a passion for helping people from day one. When he was in just 1st grade, he started a Safety Patrol Program at Community Christian School after he saw a classmate fall and be injured andhe wanted to help.
The Safety Patrol Program consisted of students, starting with Kyle, who would patrol the playground during recess and radio to the office if someone needed help.
Kyle graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 2012. During his senior year, he graduated with FFA honors and won 2nd place in the state welding competition in Lincoln. He completed an Associates of Applied Science degree in Diesel Technology in 2014 from Central Community College and worked for the following year at Nebraska Harvest Center in Ogallala.
Kyle married the love of his life and best friend, Courtney Farrington of Casper, Wyoming on December 13, 2014 in Scottsbluff. The couple then moved to Morrill where Kyle farmed for the next couple of years before deciding to pursue a paramedic license.
Kyle completed this process and became a Nationally Registered Paramedic in 2017 and worked for Valley Ambulance from 2018 to 2020. Shortly after obtaining his paramedic licensure, Courtney gave birth to their daughter, McKenzie Jo Meininger.
Continuing with his desire to help people, Kyle obtained his MEDL certification in 2020, becoming the only person with this certification in the state of Nebraska.
With this certification he spent time over the following year traveling and fighting multiple Type 3 and Type 4 wildland fires around the state of Nebraska. In October 2020, Kyle became a Flight Paramedic with Air Link in Scottsbluff. On October 9, 2020, Kyle and Courtney were blessed again with another child, a son named Weston Gene Meininger.
In his free time, Kyle loved any sort of activity that would get him outside. HIs great-grandfather founded a family cabin in Evergreen, CO, where he and his family loved to spend time.
While in the great outdoors, Kyle loved to spend his time hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed the trips he made to South Dakota and the Niobrara River with his friends and family, where they would ride ATVs, camp, and swim.
Kyle loved his family and friends and was often the organizer of events that would bring his family together and spend time outside.
Kyle was a kind, caring man who never missed an opportunity to say hello and give a big hug to those he knew. He was also very grateful for the camaraderie shared between he and his fellow firefighters and EMS personnel.
Kyle adored his children and was always eager to share the latest pictures and videos he had of them. We loved Kyle so much and will miss him immensely.
Kyle is survived by his wife Courtney, daughter McKenzie, and son Weston, all of Gering; parents Randy and Kim Meininger of Scottsbluff; brothers Jordan Meininger of Ogallala and Kaldon (Amanda) Meininger of Scottsbluff; grandparents Ed and Kay Meininger and Larry and Karen Slingsby; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, many close friends and colleagues, and of course, his best four-legged friend, Lyla.