Dagen Michael Korynta

Our Savior, Jesus Christ, has called Dagen Michael Korynta to live eternally with him in Heaven.  

Dagen Michael Korynta was born in Kansas City, KS, on February 18th, 2010, to Evan Mitchell Korynta and Heather Joy Korynta. He was reborn as a child of God in the waters of Holy Baptism on February 18th, 2010. On January 8th, 2023, God called Dagen home to Heaven. He is survived by his parents, Evan and Heather Korynta; Brother, Grady; Sister, Amelia; Grandparents, Harlen and Vicky Korynta, Terry and Sharon Rohlfing. 

Dagen was a beautiful, creative, caring, and strong-willed soul, who inspired many through his courageous fights with a congenital heart defect, and his battle with Neuroblastoma cancer. His tenacity and positive outlook on life were and are a beacon of hope to many he encountered. Dagen was an avid fan of anything big and had an engine, including sanitation vehicles, excavators, and semi-trucks. The bigger, the better. His dream was to own an excavation company someday. Dagen was also a lover of Chiefs and Jayhawk football. He often dressed in his entire football gear to tune into the games and watch side-by-side with his daddy. Lastly, Dagen was a true homebody and loved nothing more than being at home with no plans and hanging out with his family. Twelve years was far too short, but Dagen loved and was loved by so many during his extraordinary life.  

The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord. So, therefore, we give thanks to God our Father through Jesus Christ, our Lord, for our son Dagen. 

-Visitation will be held at River City Church (3001 Lawrence Ave, Lawrence, KS) on Friday, January 13th, from 5:00-7:00 pm.

-Funeral service will be held at River City Church on Saturday, January 14th at 10:00 am, with burial services following at Oak Hill Cemetery. (1605 Oak Hill Ave, Lawrence, KS)

-Friends and family are welcome to gather for lunch and remembrance at River City Church (3001 Lawrence Ave, Lawrence, KS) immediately following the burial service.

In lieu of flowers or memorial contributions, please consider donating to two of Dagen’s special charities: Noah’s Bandage Project or Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer. Please put “Dagen” in the subject line or the “In Memory” section on the links below: www.noahsbandageproject.com www.bradenshope.org

Messages & Condolences

From Dave and Cathy Krostue...

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all💙

From Jerry and Shirley Mumm...

No words can express how we feel. Evan, Heather, Grady, and Amelia, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Donations have been sent to Dagens favorite charities in his name. Love to all.

From Cathy Peterson...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.

From Nusrat urmi...

I was never blessed to meet Dagen, but reading his story, made once again to believe, ‘ Indeed we belong to Allah, indeed to him we will return’. May God almighty give your family strength to pass this difficult time.

From Chelsey, Kevin, Nolan, & Wren Stultz...

We’re so sorry for your loss of sweet Dagen. Sending love and prayers to your family. Dagen will be with us in our hearts and minds forever.

From Chris and Joanne Eichhorn...

God your heavenly Father, Son, and Holy Spirit lift you up and comfort you while you grieve for your darling son, Dagen. He was always there at church, with a smiling face and now his joy is complete in heaven.

From The Williams Family...

Dear Heather, Evan, Grady, and Amelia, we are so sorry for your loss of Dagen. Even though we didn’t know Dagen in person, we admire his courage, curiosity, and kindness. His time on earth was short, but full of love and adventures. Hugs to your family. – Owen W’s parents

From Brian and Jennifer Woods...

Evan,

We are sorry for the loss of your son Dagen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.

From Gene and Grace Chrast...

Good evening. We are Annie’s aunt and uncle from Hutchinson, MN. Annie emailed your son’s obituary to us and we are so sad to hear of his passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences. Please take comfort in knowing that he no longer suffers from
any health problems he has endured in his lifetime and now rests in the loving arms of our Savior. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From Joe Ryan...

Our prayers and warm thoughts are with all of you during these difficult days. Dagen was a great kid and made the most of every day he had. So sorry for all of you

From Rae Ann Osland...

Evan, Heather and Family,
Word simply can’t express our deep sadness for the loss of your precious boy Dagen. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. To say that Heaven has gained such a courageous and caring Angel is an understatement. May you find comfort and peace in your family and friends. Everett & Rae Ann

From Denise Staehnke...

Evan, Heather and family-we are so saddened by the loss of Dagen. please know we are holding you in our prayers. I have many memories of sweet Dagen through the years❤️ God’s peace!❤️

From Sandy Day...

Evan,

I pray for you and your family . May God’s peace and mercy follow you during this time.

From Shelle Palmer...

What an amazing little warrior and angel Dagan was. I was never blessed to meet him, only blessed to follow his short life and the journey he traveled. He has been the beacon of hope and inspiration to so very many. Heather, Evan and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss, but so happy you were blessed to have shared his life for 12 beautiful years.

From Shelle Palmer...

What an amazing little warrior and angel Dagan was. I was never blessed to meet him, only blessed to follow his short live and the journey he traveled. He has been the beacon of hope and inspiration to so very many. Heather, Evan and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss, but so happy you were blessed to have shared his life for 12 beautiful years. <3

From Holly Blilie (Friend of Angel)...

All my heart and prayers are with you and everyone that loves Dagen. I so admire the strength that Dagen had to conquer so many big challenges in such a short life. I’m so sorry he is gone but know he will be waiting for you up top.

From Janelle Harris...

I knew Dagen when I was a lunch aide at Sunflower.
Sweet Dagen

Hugs

From Lori Montgomery...

We are so very sorry for the loss of your sweet Dagen. We lived at the end of your block on Bluestem. Though you moved, we thought often of your family. God has another angel. Prayers to you all.

From Alex Siebrasse...

Heather, Evan, Grady, and Amelia I am so sorry for the loss of Dagen. I always prayed for him. He was such a fighter! I now live in Michigan but I want you guys to know that you all are in my prayers and if their is anything you need please let me know!

From Kate LeTexier Larson...

Oh sweet Dagen! I have often prayed for you during your fight and am awestruck by your family’s amazing courage and perseverance. All powered by love! I will think of you and smile each time I see a garbage truck and excavator. Sending love, prayers and hugs to you Evan, Heather, Grady and Amelia!

From Ruth & Mark LeTexier...

Our love and prayers are with you Heather, Evan, Grady and Amelia. Dagen had a warrior’s heart and he showed us all how to love fully. ❤️

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