Kevin Dean Kilstofte passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2020, at the age of 60. He was born September 22, 1960, in Marshalltown, Iowa to Don and Joyce Kilstofte and was raised in Toledo Iowa with a brother, Greg, and a sister, Kim. He earned various degrees including a Petroleum Degree and a Master’s in Education from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He continued his education and completed his Specialist Certificate in Administrative Leadership from UW-Milwaukee. Kevin worked for Shell Oil in the Gulf of Mexico before entering into education.
Kevin and Tammy (Preiss) were married on May 16, 1987, in Rockland, Michigan and resided on Bayou Terrebonne in Louisiana. There, they joyfully started their family with daughter Savannah. Kevin had great passion and big love for educating and inspiring children to meet their potential. He coached three baseball teams during Louisiana summers and loved every minute of it. He happily had Savannah as his ground crew.
Moving to Green Bay in 2001, he worked for the Denmark School District as High School Assistant Principal and Principal, and when called upon worked as Principal of the Middle School. In 2012, Kevin joined the staff of Freedom Area School District as the District Administrator.
Family, sports, cooking, and education were his passions. He loved his family with his whole heart and would do anything for them. Savannah forever had him wrapped around her finger and grandson, Grayson was the light of his life and reason to push through some difficult times.
He is preceded in death by his father, Don, mother, Joyce, and brother, Greg.
He is survived by wife Tammy, daughter, Savannah (Levi) Schoenick and grandson, Grayson of Luxemburg, WI, and sister, Kim, of Tama, Iowa, special aunt and uncle, Jim and Mary Kirkwood of Ankeny, Iowa, his father-in-law, Merrill Preiss, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at Celebration Church, 3475 Humboldt Rd., Green Bay, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, from 9:30 to 10:50 a.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Rockland, Michigan. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences visit www.prokowall.com.
The family would appreciate mask wearing during the visitation and the funeral service. The funeral will be livestreamed at live.celebrationchurch.tv.