Adam Daniel Klynsma, 26, Rapid City, died Friday, April 27, 2012, in a work-related accident.
Adam is known for his strong sense of self worth. He would not change for anyone, no matter the grief that he sometimes endured because of the things he loved. He will always be remembered for his attitude of "all or nothing." When he decided to do something he immersed himself in it, completely. When asked why he sacrificed so much of his time and money for the Pokemon League he replied, "My love of the game and the kids who play it. It gives the kids something to do to keep them off the streets and away from alcohol and drugs." He will be remembered for his love of metal working, Pokemon, Cosplay, SodakCon and the SCA. Through his skills with a sewing machine, his knowledge of metal and his patience with leather, he would create his own costumes and armor. Adam would always be ready to lend a helping hand to build a new game strategy or design a new piece of armor. But he would never do the work for you. He pushed people to learn how to do these things by showing and helping whenever necessary.
Adam we love you and will miss you dearly. The world is poorer for losing you. Say "Hi" to your grandparents.
Survivors include his mother, Linda Klynsma of Newell; his father, Ken Klynsma of Rapid City; four brothers, David Klynsma of Spearfish, Blake Klynsma of Rapid City, Allexander Klynsma of Illinois, Gavin Klynsma of Newell; three sisters, Heather Klynsma of Sioux Falls, Cassidy Klynsma of Newell, Holly Klynsma of Redfield; maternal grandparents, Myrna and Bob Koeppe of N. Sioux City, S.D.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, and then for one hour before services on Wednesday.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brent Reeves officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City.
There will be a celebration of Adam's life with fellowship and a meal at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dakota Life Church, 321 Sisk Ave., in Newell.