March 7, 1951 – August 27, 2022
Kyle Bruce Giffey entered into the arms of Jesus on August 27, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, September 1, 2022, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garrison, ND. Burial will follow at the Garrison Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Thompson Funeral Home.
Kyle was born March 7, 1951, in Minot, ND, to Ernest and Venetia Giffey, the oldest of four children. He graduated from White Shield High School in 1969, then went on to two years at Dickinson State University. He met the love of his life, Sandy Wagner, in the pep band while attending Moorhead Technical Institute where he graduated with a degree in restaurant management. They married on November 25, 1972, and moved to Mandan, ND, in 1973 where Kyle began his lifelong career in the restaurant industry as the manager of the Seven Seas. A year later, Kyle and Sandy moved to Garrison where they bought the Stone Inn restaurant, expanding the kitchen and adding the bar and banquet dining. In 1985, Kyle transitioned to restaurant management at the Lakeroad Restaurant in Garrison. He was there 12 years before starting Kyle’s Katering and Giffey’s Yard and Garden Center which he enjoyed until his death. One of his greatest joys in his life was serving people and he was absolutely the best at it.
Kyle was very involved in Flickertail Farmers 4-H through the years, the County Fair Board, Dickens Festival committee, and Garrison Area Improvement Association. He enjoyed old westerns, books of all kinds especially North Dakota History, and oldies on the radio. He raised sheep all of his life and was very proud of his yard full of beautiful flowers and plants of all kinds. He had the kindest heart and wittiest sense of humor. Kyle touched many lives in his 71 years and has left a lasting legacy through his three children, and 11 grandchildren.
Kyle was preceded in death by father, Erny Giffey; father and mother-in-law, Ronald and Ida Wagner; brother-in-law, Bruce Wagner; and nephew, Curtis Giffey.
Kyle is survived by his wife, Sandy; son, Travis (Gail) Giffey, Sparta, TN; daughter, Trista (Josh) Rust, Mercer, ND; daughter, Tawna (Derick) Hermanson, Fargo, ND; sister, Kandis (Tracy) Horn, Ryder, ND; brother, Kelly (Colette) Giffey, Roseglen, ND; sister, Kari (Jerry) Evenson, Coleharbor, ND; mother, Venetia Giffey, Garrison, ND; sister-in-law, Debbie Wagner, West Hills, CA; brother-in-law, Ross (Lynette) Wagner, Brainerd, MN; brother-in-law, Reed (Kim Cooke) Wagner, Bloomington, MN; brother-in-law, Steve (Sherry) Wagner, Hancock, MN; 11 grandchildren; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Memorials preferred to the Mclean County Fair.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME
48 N.E. 3RD
Garrison, North Dakota 58540
Thursday, September 1, 2022
St. Paul Lutheran Church
623 5th St NE
Garrison, ND 58540