March 29, 1943 – July 2, 2019
Dennis Darnell Kyseth, 76, of Fort Mill, South Carolina, went to be with the Lord on the 2nd of July 2019 due to complications of Parkinson’s disease.
He was born on the 29th of March 1943 in Rock Island, Illinois, the son of Clarence and Ada Bigalk.
“Brother D”, as he was affectionately known was a 1961 graduate of Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Upon graduating high school, he served in The United States Navy from 1962 – 1966. While serving in the Navy, he was aboard the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier.
After the Navy, he worked with the United States Government where he met Hilda, in which they married and lived abroad. The family then moved to Florida where he attended Burnside Ott Aeronautics and received his aircraft dispatcher license and commercial pilot’s license, and also began a career with the Marriot Corp as Restaurant Manager on the Sunshine State Parkway.
Dennis left the Marriot Corp. and owned a couple of businesses: Denny’s Sport Shop in Ft. Pierce, FL and Arkansas Greenhouses in Springdale, Arkansas. In 1979, the family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and he received a degree in counseling at the Heritage School of Evangelism and worked for the Charlotte Rescue Mission (Rebound) for seven years. He became the Executive Director of the Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge in Greensboro, North Carolina from 1990 to until his retirement in 2010.
Dennis dearly loved his students, colleagues and all the people he would meet in various churches where he would be invited to hold a program. He had a very fulfilling life. Dennis loved the Lord, loved singing and loved to study the Bible. For fun, he loved to fish and play putt-putt.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Hilda; his son, Kevin and his wife, Renee of Charlotte, NC, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Darin Darnell; two sisters: Judy Johnson and Janice Floyd; and two brothers: Jack and Bud.
The family wishes to thank the staff, at Olde Knox Commons in Huntersville, especially those that work on the 300 hall, for making the last few months of his life as comfortable as possible; we love you and appreciate each one of you.
The family will receive friends starting at 11:00 AM with a service to celebrate Dennis’ life starting at 12 Noon, Saturday, the 10th of August 2019 at the Morningstar Fellowship Church (formally PTL & Heritage USA) located at 375 Star Light Dr., Fort Mill, SC 27915.
Memorials may be made to Greater Piedmont Adult & Teen Challenge, PO Box 77914, Greensboro, NC 27417.
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