Lane Kirlin

Lane Robert Kirlin age 23, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Lane was born November 30, 1994 in Blair, Nebraska to Bob and Angie (McIntosh) Kirlin. Lane attended Missouri Valley High School and graduated with the class of 2013. He then attended Clarkson College before transferring to Wayne State to pursue a teaching degree. He had a passion for helping children. While attending Wayne, Lane was active in International Club and served as President for the past year. Lane was a confirmed member of the First Lutheran Church. Lane loved to spend time with his family both at home and on many vacations and camping trips. He loved to boat and get pulled on the tube… the faster the better. Lane had no fear and loved the roller coasters and thrill rides. He loved to hang out at home swimming in the pool and watching movies. His favorite hobbies were going to movies, sketching amazing drawings and reading books. He loved to read and would read anything. He was so smart and loved history and learning new things. Lane loved spending his summers with the Rief family at Desoto Bend Mini Mart. Lane was the most honest and caring person and spent his life making those around him smile. We will forever miss his smile and warm hug. Lane absolutely lit up a room when he walked in. To know Lane was to love Lane. He definitely lived his life in the dash between the numbers chiseled in stone.

Lane is preceded in death by his Grandfather Dennis Kirlin. We all know that Lane and Grandpa Denny are watching movies together and catching up and Grandma Katie is fixing a meal.

Survivors include his Parents Bob and Angie Kirlin, Brothers Reid and Noah (Noah’s Significant Other, Natalie Monzu) all of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Grandparents Roger and Karen McIntosh and Barbara Kirlin all of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins: Jason and Gina McIntosh (Trey and Elyssa), Bill and Susan Kirlin (Jamie, Carly, and Trey) Lisa Kirlin (Zach and Dawson), Mike and Ann Kirlin (Eiron, William, AJ, Joe and Jake), Scott and Kirstin Kirlin (Alexandra and Gus). Life long best friend John Wohlers. Too many other cousins, great aunts and uncles and friends to name.

A prayer service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the First Lutheran Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Houdek Center after the committal service at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to be used at a later date to promote Mental Health Awareness.



In Loving Memory Of

Lane Robert Kirlin


November 30, 1994                                  Blair, Nebraska

Entered Into Rest

January 4, 2018                              Missouri Valley, Iowa

Funeral Service

10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018

First Lutheran Church – Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating                                         Pastor Ray Smith

Organist                                                   Ben McIntosh

Vocalists           Brenda Marshall,     Hillary Stevenson

                                                                 Hannah Utman

Vocal Selections

“You Raise Me Up”                      “I Will Remember You”

“On Eagles Wings”

Honorary Casket Bearers

Allie Rief                                                          Anna Rief

Sally Merriman                                        Maddie Hansen

Casket Bearers

Reid Kirlin                                                        Noah Kirlin

Jason McIntosh                                                 Bill Kirlin

Lisa Kirlin                                                          Mike Kirlin

Scott Kirlin                                                  John Wohlers

Ryan Dugdale                                            Derek Hansen

Final Resting Place

Calhoun Cemetery

Missouri Valley, Iowa



  • Ron Bell Posted January 5, 2018 3:03 pm

    So very sorry for the tragedy. Your family is in our prayers. Your loss is shared by many. Please know that you are not alone. Our hearts go out to you.

  • Jenna Doorn Posted January 5, 2018 4:42 pm

    I am Madison’s Mom. I never got to meet Lane but heard so many good things about him. Sending prayers to all of you as you go through this tragic time. God Bless all of you!!!

  • Britney Smith (Payne) Posted January 5, 2018 10:57 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear about Lane. Please know that your family is in my thought and prayers. God Bless

  • Lori Spears Posted January 6, 2018 8:50 am

    I’m very sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy. I enjoyed Lanes’s sense of humor. Bless you and praying for Lane and his family. Lane, may you find peace you were searching for.

  • Rev. Kristen Van Stee Posted January 6, 2018 5:06 pm

    To Lane’s family: God bless you all. I was crushed to hear the news of his passing. I remember him fondly from campus worship services. I enjoyed very much talking with him about what he was learning in history classes. Please know that everyone connected with the LuMin House at WSC, and everyone at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne will be praying for you all.

    -Pastor Kristen Van Stee
    Associate Pastor
    Our Savior Lutheran Church
    Wayne NE

  • Scott Marquardt Posted January 6, 2018 5:17 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sadness and loss.

  • Neil & Mary Hughes Posted January 6, 2018 7:59 pm

    Remembering your entire family in our prayers.

  • Lori (muell) Teal Posted January 6, 2018 11:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for all your family.

  • Jeanie marquardt Posted January 7, 2018 11:19 am

    Dear Bob,Angie,and family

    I am so sorry that this happened to your family!! Please know that all of your family and friends are in my prayers to give you strength thru this time. If there is ever anything I can do, even a shoulder to cry on or an ear to just listen, please know that I am available! God be with you all!

  • Rex & Deb Gochenour Posted January 7, 2018 8:42 pm

    Your family is in our hearts and prayers.

  • Joanne and Kenny Fisher Posted January 7, 2018 10:37 pm

    May God help you all thru these next days and hope you find some comfort in knowing he is at peace now—our prayers and love are with you all

  • Christina Sawhill and Charlie and Connie Waite Posted January 8, 2018 12:00 pm

    Thinking of all of family during this very hard time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Pat and Randi Endriss and Family Posted January 8, 2018 2:59 pm

    I was so sad when the kids told me about this. I have so many fun memories of Lane growing up at the elementary, and sitting with him during baseball games when Noah and Dylan were little. His infectious smile made others around him smile. Cherish the memories you have of him and surround yourself with loved ones to help you through. Lots of hugs, prayers and love to your family. ❤

  • Mary Brandt Jacob Brandt Posted January 8, 2018 3:00 pm

    We are so sorry for her loss, our prays are with you in your time of need

  • Lin Brummels Posted January 8, 2018 3:18 pm

    I’m the WSC International Club advisor and got to know Lane through the Club this fall. He was a great leader to the group, always organized, and ready with a smile. I’m so sad to hear of Lane’s death. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to Lane’s family.

  • MARLIN AND KATHY DUGDALE Posted January 8, 2018 4:19 pm

    Our very deepest sympathy to the family and to all those that held Lane in their heart. God bless you and comfort you.

  • Lauren Aldrich Posted January 8, 2018 4:23 pm

    May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort, and healing to your soul.

  • Rick and Marcia Morrison Posted January 8, 2018 5:31 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all as you face this tragic loss and the days ahead.

  • Leia Johnsen Posted January 8, 2018 7:40 pm

    Dear Families,
    My heart goes out to all. My god give you guidance through all of this!!
    Love you all
    John and Leia Johnsen

  • Denise (Davis) Kempnich Posted January 9, 2018 9:08 am

    I am so sorry to learn of Lane’s passing. May the love of family, friends and God surround you during this terrible time.

  • Anne Risney Morgan Posted January 9, 2018 9:57 am

    There are no words to describe how sad I was to hear of this. It just took my breath away to know that such a kind, wonderful young man as Lane had left this world. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers always and I want you to know how very very sorry I am for your loss.

  • Laura & Melissa @ Monarch Oil Posted January 9, 2018 10:04 am

    To your family in this time of sadness our hearts reach out to you. May God hold and keep you, bringing you peace and comfort. You are all in our thoughts and prayers .

  • DEANN KRUEMPEL Posted January 9, 2018 10:04 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Saying many prayers for all of you.

  • Rodd and Peggy Hember family Posted January 9, 2018 11:43 am

    Our hearts were broken for your family when we heard the news. Lane was such a good kid, and always seemed to have a smile on his face whenever I saw him.. Deepest sympathies to your family.

  • Brent & Carie Wohlers Posted January 9, 2018 12:13 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & the entire family.

  • Wendy and Bill Payne Posted January 9, 2018 12:29 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. May God give you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • CLAUDINE SPENCER Posted January 9, 2018 4:09 pm

    Angue,Bob, Reid and Noah,
    I am thinking of you and keeping you in prayer. I remember Lane as a very kind and sweet boy. May God give you strength and comfort. Bless all of you.

  • Sheri Spark-Heffernan, Mark Heffernan, Bonnie Spark Posted January 9, 2018 5:13 pm

    Mark, I and my mom, Bonnie would like to send our sympathy to Lane’s family of your loss. May the Lord bring you his love during this very hard time. Your heart’s are very heavy with sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. SHERI, Mark, and Bonnie Spark

  • Teresa Bertelson Posted January 9, 2018 5:17 pm

    My heart is heavy. So sorry for your tremendous loss. May God comfort all of you

  • Kay (Longmeyer) Hinkel Posted January 9, 2018 5:48 pm

    There are no words that will console a grieving parent when losing a child. It’s just so unnatural and unexpected. I hope you do feel the love, support, understanding from all of us. Lane was blessed to have you as his parents, brothers, family and friends. Keeping his memory in our hearts, may he be blessed eternally and may we all find peace with Gods love.

  • Kim Jackson Thayer Posted January 9, 2018 6:17 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and comfort for all of you.

  • Catherine Rudin Posted January 9, 2018 6:48 pm

    I’m so sad to hear of Lane’s passing. I knew him at Wayne State, through classes and International Club. He was a fine young man and a good friend.

  • LeAndrea Bowman Posted January 9, 2018 6:58 pm

    There are no words to make it all better and any of this to go away, but know that I’m thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers for strength and peace.

  • Dana Herman Posted January 9, 2018 7:05 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you all can find peace. Thoughts and prayers to your whole family.

  • Ray & Helen Posted January 9, 2018 9:26 pm

    So sorry this happened, we are hurting
    along with all of Lane’s wonderful families.
    May all of you find some comfort in your
    memories of Lane. God be with you.
    of him.

  • Ray & Helen Posted January 9, 2018 9:42 pm

    So sorry this happened, we are hurting along
    with all of Lane’s wonderful families and friends.
    May all of you find some comfort in your
    memories of Lane. We are praying for
    all involved. God be with you.

  • Barbara Smith Posted January 10, 2018 9:09 am

    Dear Bob, Angie, & Boys…………..My heart goes out to you. I am so very sad. I can’t be with you for Lane’s services, but I am with you in prayers, thoughts & spirit. I am so very very sorry. Lane’s smile & grace will shine upon you all & so many that loved him. Your family is very special to us. GOD BLESS you all for all the peace & comfort in the times ahead. Rest in peace Lane.


  • Micki Greenwood Posted January 10, 2018 9:30 am

    Wishing you whatever you need the most at this most difficult time.
    My thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you.


  • Avery Andrrson Posted January 10, 2018 10:38 am

    Deepest sympathies to you all. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. Many prayers from our family.

  • Lynette & Richard Sell Posted January 10, 2018 4:32 pm

    Praying for you and your families though all of this. May God keep Lane in his loving arms.

  • Jerry and Sharon Bertelson Posted January 10, 2018 7:06 pm

    Sending you and your Family Our Deepest Symathy, you are in our Prayers and Thoughts!

  • Jerry & Fonda Story Posted January 11, 2018 10:27 am

    We are so sorry to hear of this . May the peace and love of our dear Lord surround you and keep you close during these dark hours. May he give you the strength to face the days ahead. Know that you are being lifted up in prayer by so many who care and love. We didn’t know Lane personally, sounds like he was a joy, and what a handsome man. We are deeply sorry for the devastating loss to your family.

  • Carrie, Austin & Eiron Posted January 11, 2018 9:39 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss! Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are wth you and your family! May God comfort you during this healing time! Peace be with you all!

  • John and Laurie Goodrich Posted January 13, 2018 9:34 am

    Kirlin Family, our thoughts, prayers and sympathy expressed to your family on Lane’s passing. Our daughter, Kylie was his RA in Bowen Hall at WSC and she expressed what a wonderful, kind guy he was. Many people are sharing in your loss. Keep all the memories close. Prayers to you in the days ahead.

  • Frederick Green Posted January 19, 2018 4:29 am

    My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Lane. Please know that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) . I pray that you are able to find comfort in God’s promise of paradise where there will be no more pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:4,5)  and the many wonderful  memories of your loved one becoming a reality in the future resurrection in paradise.  (Acts 24:15). Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • joan bonham Posted January 30, 2018 3:56 am

    To Roger Mc Intosh family my prayers are with you and your entire family, I did not know your grandson but I am sure he is in a happier place. God bless all of you and will keep you in my prayers.

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