Dane Allen Kissel died on Monday, November 14, 2022, one day before his 39th birthday. His wife, Maddy Goodreau of Los Angeles, CA misses Dane terribly and is comforted by the deep, lasting support of Dane’s family and community, as well as her own. His mother, Cindy Kissel and siblings, Evan Kissel, Courtney and Stephen Rexing, and Hannah Kissel grieve the loss of their dear son and brother. His grandmother, Mildred Heidenreich, his in-laws, and all of his aunts, uncles, and cousins in the Kissel, Heidenreich, Goodreau and Tomzynski families are heartbroken over the loss of our dear Dane and surround Maddy, Cindy, Evan, Courtney, Stephen and Hannah with love and support. It is impossible to list all those who loved Dane dearly and who are now challenged with how to manage this hole in their hearts. It is a comfort to know and believe that he was greeted at the heavenly gates by his father, Tim Kissel, and his grandparents, Betty and Earl Kissel and Paul Heidenreich, and all of his family members and friends who died before him.
Dane’s life was marked by laughter, a profound, unwavering love for his family and friends, who he made into family, and making and capturing memories. He worked as a videographer and in his work shooting and editing weddings, he had a passion for being present to these deeply special moments in the lives of families and loved to edit them together in a way that showed each family’s unique story. He worked hard in his young adult life to push himself out of his comfort zone and when he took the leap to move to Chicago, he took some comedy classes and worked on developing skills as a stand-up comedian. It’s with one of his stand-up sets that he won the heart of his beloved, Maddy.
If you asked anyone who knew and loved Dane, you would quickly realize that it was his presence and the feelings he inspired in others that are the most memorable. The quote attributed to Maya Angelou comes to mind: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said… [and] what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Dane made everyone he came in contact with feel hilarious, cared for, accepted and special. Above all, Dane loved to laugh. Dane gave everyone who spoke on his wedding day the instructions that there should be at least two laughs in what they prepared. It is the hope of the family that all who read this will take those instructions to heart and infuse laughter into all you do and say, especially when thinking about our husband, son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend, Dane Kissel.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Greg Davis officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Princeton. A visitation will be held from 3 until 8:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made to Colontown’s Second Opinion Project (a project of Paltown). This fund supports patients, caregivers and families who are going through treatments for colorectal cancers and need financial assistance seeking a second opinion. Gifts can be made through the website: https://paltown.org/dane. Colontown was instrumental support for Dane and Maddy through Dane’s diagnosis and treatment, and we know that Dane would love for part of his legacy to be help for those who are in need. His family is deeply grateful for all gifts made in his honor to this or other charities. Online condolences can also be given at www.colvinfuneralhome.com. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kissel family.
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