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Kolter Lee Wayne Tjaden

August 16, 2022 — November 13, 2023


Kolter Lee Wayne Tjaden, 14 months, died November 13, 2023, after a long life of medical battles at Children's Mercy Adele Hall Campus in Kansas City, MO.

Kolter loved watching the Huskers play with his mom and the Kansas City Chiefs with his dad. He loved it so much that he even dressed up as some famous chiefs players.  He enjoyed camping, swimming and boating with his family and friends.  His sister was his best friend and loved dancing with her.  His smile would light up the room and if he didn't think you were paying attention to him he would let you know by giving you a little growl.

Visitation was Friday, November 17th at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville.  The family received friends from 3-8 p.m.

A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 18, at Immanuel (State Line) Lutheran Church, north of Marysville.  Pastor Jim Ernst officiated.  Mary Lou Retchless played the organ while the congregation sang.  Music included "The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost", "Jesus Loves Me", and "Dancing in the Sky".

The pallbearers were Jacob Royal, Jacob Bessler, Logan Nickelson and Dustin Key.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Kolter was born August 16, 2022, at Beatrice, NE, son of Skyler Orgen and Jessica Kae (Royal) Tjaden.  He was baptized on October 30, 2022, at Immanuel (State Line) Lutheran Church by Pastor Jim Ernst.

Survivors include his parents, Skyler and Jessica; big sister, Ember Rose Tjaden; grandparents, Lynn and Jerri Mayer, Brian and Teri Tjaden, all of Marysville, and David and Debra Royal, Eagle, NE; great-grandparents, Janice Tjaden, Marysville, Rose Gebers, and Frank and Dorothy Royal, Nebraska City, NE; aunts and uncles, Jake and Kassi (Tjaden) Bessler, Plymouth, NE, Dustin and Tosha (Nickelson) Key, Ellis, KS, Logan (Jalena) Nickelson, Hays, KS, and Jacob Royal, Chicago, IL; cousins, Rilynne and Whitlee Bessler, and Arista and Aiden Key.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Everett A. Tjaden on March 14, 2020; great-grandparents, Delmar Tjaden, Orgen and Delores Pralle, Harold Gebers, Ronald Lima and Shirley Royal.

The family is asking for donations to a memorial fund in lieu of flowers that will be dispensed to the organizations and medical facilities that supported Kolter during his life. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. 

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Service Schedule

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Friday, November 17, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm

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The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am

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Immanuel Lutheran (State Line) Church

4672 E State Line Rd
Wymore, NE 68466

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