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