McKensie “Kenny Clare” Culp
Thursday, July 23, 1992
Date of Death:
Saturday, July 29, 2017
25 years old
McKensie “Kenny Clare” Culp
McKensie Clare Culp, age 25 formerly of Rochester, died on Saturday, July 29, 2017 following complications from an epileptic seizure. She was recently diagnosed with genetic epilepsy.
Kenny Clare was born on July 23, 1992. She attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Grade School, Willow Creek Middle School, and Mayo High School, graduating in 2011. She attended Western Technical College in LaCrosse, WI before moving to Denver, CO. She graduated as a Skin Esthetician from The Aveda Institute of Denver, and passed the Colorado State Board Exam. At the time of her passing, Kenny Clare was dating the love of her life, Thomas Lund. Kenny Clare was a colorful social butterfly who had a contagious smile. She could effortlessly make people laugh. From a young age, she had a natural athletic ability. McKensie participated in Mayo Varsity soccer, Mayo Varsity Dance Team, and treasured mountain snowboarding. She was a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers. Kenny Clare lived life to the fullest. The world was blessed to have her. She will be deeply missed.
McKensie is survived by her mother and father, Kurt and Jill Culp of Rochester, sister, Chiara Culp of Rochester, boyfriend, Thomas Lund of Denver, “fur-baby” Jack Russell Terrier, Oliver, grandmother, LaNore Anderson of Thorp, WI, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
McKensie was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Dr. Clyde and Vieno Culp, maternal grandfather, Hanford D. Anderson, Uncle Peter Wood and Uncle Kim Culp, MD.
The Memorial Mass for McKensie will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 1:00PM in River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester with Father Thomas Loomis officiating. Visitation will be held starting at 11:30AM in the chapel. Burial of her ashes will be in the Oakwood Cemetery Columbarium in Rochester.
Memorials are preferred to Catholic Charities and/or Epilepsy Research at Mayo Clinic.
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Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Culp:
I am so sorry to hear of your daughter's passing.
Nothing could be tougher than to lose your child.
My sincere sympathy for your tremendous loss.
John F. Whelan
McKensie was always a bright spot in my day. She was a sweet girl who always had such a positive vibe to her, and it reflected on the people she surrounded herself with. This news saddens me to the core. Never forget the amazing times she shared with you and how she made you feel. Rest easy. You'll be forever missed!
I was so shocked and so sad to read about McKensie in the Post Bulletin. I was her counselor at Mayo High School and I remember McKensie as a sweet, spunky girl who was ready to take on the world. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
shocked to read about McKenzie's passing. Our sympathy to you and your family. May God give you strength in this difficult time!
Today is Friday, August 4th and you have been dealing with so many emotions since the unexpected death of your daughter. If I was there I would be standing in line with all of your friends to give each of you a hug, to hold you hand. I know that the Anderson-Culp family members and friends are there for you and that memories are being shared. I went onto McKensie's Facebook and watched the video clip of Jill opening Curt's gift of a ring especially for Jill. I got to see Jill's reaction and to hear McKensie's voice and laugh in the background. What a great moment that had to be....McKensie got to see how in love her parents still were with each other and were each other's best friend.
Please know that you are in my thoughts....in my prayers.....all of you are!
So sorry ? for your loss. I am thinking ? of you and your family at this time of sorrow.
I am so sorry to learn of Kensie's passing. I got to know her when I would visit with Joel Earl and children during spring breaks when I used to visit. Kenzie was such a delight. She and Sidney (my granddaughter) were so entertaining with their skits, dancing and fun with craft projects. My prayers are with you all. Sharon Earl Strange
Cup family. I am so sorry to hear if the passing of your daughter. Prayers to your family.
Culp family and extended family and friends you are in our thoughts and prayers. I always think of Mayo soccer and Mckensie's smile and bubbly personality. She will be dearly missed prayers to you all. The Alston family
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Culp and extended family-- Thomas and her friends. I have had the pleasure of meeting McKensie with my niece, Jillian Johnson. She lit up a room with her smiles and sass personality. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through as a loss of McKensie. Prayers for strength for the days ahead. Heaven has gained.a bubbly Angel way to early.
Jill and Kurt ,
My heart and tears have been with you and your family. Words can not express my sorrow for all of you. I'll always remember our two little girls skating, one blonde and one brown ponytail, fighting their way through hockey games. Kenzie had so much energy and such a beautiful smile. She grew into a beautiful woman who Katrina will miss every day. I am sad I will be unable to attend the funeral, as I will be out of town, my prayers and thoughts will be with you.
Dear Culp Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of McKensie. I never really got to know her that well since daycare ended before she was old enough to even remember us. However, I do have fond memories of the Culp family, Chiara in daycare, and I can only assume the kindness and hospitality that was shown during those treasured memories were passed on down to your most lovely daughter. I'm sure many lives were touched by McKensie, especially with that smile, which she seemed to have gotten from the entire family. I pray that "Culp Family Smile" keeps shining throughout the difficult times ahead as McKensie will, undoubtably, live through the smiles, laughter, and joy she brought to you and will still continue to bring. Much love to you all.
i saw the news of your daughter. What a tragedy. I am so very heavy hearted for you and everyone who knew McKensie. I did not know her but can tell by her sweet picture she was a gem. Another young angel in Gods kingdom. Some day we will understand the wonder. God Bless.
We grieve your loss of McKensie. Know that we care deeply for you and offer you our support and love.
Jill and family. Please except my deepest sympathy in the loss of your beautiful daughter. I remember meeting your two beautiful daughters when they were little and as a mother of two daughters myself, I can't imagine the tremendous pain and heartbreak you must be going through. I pray that the many special memories you have, your family and friends and faith will get you through this most difficult time. God's blessings to you and your family.
My deepest condolences.
No one understands. Very difficult....
We're so sorry to hear about McKensie's passing, our hearts are filled with sadness. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.
They say we always lose the brightest stars too early. McKensie was certainly the brightestest of every bright star in every facet and of course, far too young. Although we only got to hang out with McKensie a number of times, her personality, heart and smile made us feel like we we're best of friends from moment one.
To her family, friends and Thomas, our deepest condolences, prayers, thoughts, and love!
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
"The loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind". May God's strength see you through. Your beautiful daughter will never be forgotten.
My deepest condolences,
Kurt and Jill,
I was so saddened to hear about the passing of McKensie. My deepest sympathy to you both and to Chiara, too, and the rest of your family. Her picture sure shows a very vibrant young lady with a smile that could melt any heart. Hold the happy memories you have of her to get you through the upcoming days. Hugs to you all. God has gained a very special, way-to-young angel.
We are so saddened to hear of your loss. We are praying for family, friends and Thomas that somehow some comfort will be found with time and memories. We are so sorry.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for the loss of Kensie, she grew up to be a beautiful young women inside and out. May your strength in the Lord help you through this difficult time. Hugs and prayers.
Jill, Kurt and Chiara,
I haven't stop thinking of you and all your family since I heard this terrible news. My heart breaks for all of you. Jill and Kurt, you have always been very family oriented and I pray your family will give you the strength and support you need at this time. McKenzie had spread her wings and moved to Colorado touching even more lives. Cherish all your memories??
Jill and Kurt
we just heard the news, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Linda and Dana Hyberger
The heavens have gained a beautiful angel! Kensie had a beautiful smile, sparkling eyes and a personality to match. She was a rascal since she was much younger when Brenna babysat her! Always smiling and fun! I pray that Kurt, Jill, Chiara, Thomas and all friends and family members remember the fun memories! When you see the stars in the sky, feel a breeze on your arm, smell a sweet flower or listen to a child laugh Kensie is present! Remembered in love forever! ?
Jill and family, My thoughts, prayers and hugs to you all !
Kurt, Jill & Chiara,
NOW WE HAVE ANOTHER ANGEL IN HEAVEN ? My heart is breaking for all of you. Kensie's eyes would sparkle when she smiled?? Hugs to all of you. Remember all the "driveway nights"? So many fun memories?? And Kensie was quite the beautician as well! She is laughing at that visual??? Luv u all!
When I met Kensie I was 15 years old just transferred to Mayo high school from Des Moines and was so nervous on meeting new friends and fitting in. I joined the kick line team and immediately was accepted and made friends with Kensie and Robin and all of the other teammates. Kensie was never afraid to be herself and embrace others as friends she always made me feel welcomed and loved and I barely realized I just met them that year! She was such a free spirit and always made me laugh. She was so talented in anything she did. I remember watching her in awe at kickline competitions and performances and adored her contagious smile.
I remember one day Robin and I decided to decorate her door and room for her birthday for her to wake up to and how important she was to us and always will be. I remeber sleepovers where we would just laugh and giggle and get into trouble every single time. whatever we did we had a blast. I will never forget her kindness and friendship and free spirit. I moved my junior year in high school back to Minnesota and really never had the chance to reconnect with her or any of my other Rochester friends. But that just tells you how special of a person she really is. After ten years I still remember every memory, every sleepover, and all the laughs. Not everyone has an impact on people the way she did.
God Bless to Kensie and her family and I feel honored to have shared the memories I did.
Jill and family,
My heart and thoughts are with you. May her light, love, memories, and beautiful spirit surround you during this incredibly difficult time.
Jill and Family I am so sorry for your loss and cannot imagine how broken your hearts must be. Thinking of you all at this difficult time, take care Candy
Jill, Kurt and Chiara many prayers for you during this difficult time!
Jill, I just heard about your loss. I am so very sorry. May the love you shared, light a path through your grief. ?
im deeply sorry about your very beautiful daughter McKenzie. God must have special plans for her to be his angel to take her home so soon. May the lord carry you and your family through this very difficult time and may peace and understanding come to you through the help of the Holy Spirit. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Jill, Kurt, Chiara and family,
I can only imagine the pain your are feeling at this difficult time. This is a parents worst nightmare. Mc Kensie will be a beautiful angel watching over all of you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, please ask.
We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Her beautiful spirit will live on in your hearts forever...hold onto the beautiful memories...thoughts and prayers for strength are with all of you everyday.
my condolences to this family at this time of loss I am Jillian Johnsons aunt and also a general neurology nurse with neuro epilepsy specialies so this hits me hard in many ways
iam saddened to hear of your loss Jill. May the Lord keep her in the grace of God forever. You loved your children and raised them in the name of the lord.
This was heartbreaking when I heard. Kensie was an amazing person who could make anyone smile with her personality. I am so terribly sorry to all of her loved ones who lost a wonderful girl. Rest In Peace Mckensie, you will be missed very much.
I met and worked with McKensie at the Oxford Spa and Salon in Denver, CO. She was so ambitious and full of life. She was a genuine and heartfelt person. It saddens me to know that her presence will no longer be here with us on earth. I do know that her spirit will live on in our hearts and in Heaven. I'm thankful to have known her and I'll never forget her smile. Your family is in my prayers. Thank you for giving us such a blessing.
Very saddened to learn of the passing of McKensie. She had a boisterous personality and kindhearted nature that we won't forget. May you find peace in this difficult time.
I hope that you remember me, Curt. This is Kim Cadwell Clemensen. I am SO terribly sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. She appeared to have had a wonderful life that ended way too soon. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Kensie was always smiling and so full of life. Love you, The Deyo's
Our hearts is full of the love and laughter she left for us. She will forever be in our prays. Love you all to the barn and BACK. The Miller's &Thompson's
Our hearts and prayers are with you.
She was amazing and touched us all.
All of our love.
My heart is breaking for you, Jill and family. Words cannot express how sorry I am about the loss of McKensie. My love and prayers are with you.