A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the Amherst High School gymnasium in Amherst, with the Rev. Dwight Anderson officiating. For those attending the services, the family asks that everyone wear blue and white in honor of Kayla’s school spirit. A private family burial will be at Nelsonville Lutheran Cemetery in Nelsonville.
Visitation will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Amherst from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.
A scholarship is being established in the name of Kayla J. Toelle.
The Jungers-Holly Funeral Home of Amherst is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Kayla was born Aug. 4, 1997, in Stevens Point, a daughter of Michael and Kris (Gordon) Toelle. She enjoyed playing volleyball, baking, shining deer, painting jigs, gardening, driving the jet ski and four wheeler, and crafts, as well as spending time outdoors and with nature at the family cottage on Lake Alice in Tomahawk.
Kayla vacationed over spring break each year to Panama City Beach, Fla., caught crabs at night, and walked by the ocean.
She worked for the afterschool program in Amherst and did babysitting.
She planned to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to pursue an education degree to be a 4K teacher.
She was a member of Nelsonville Lutheran Church in Nelsonville.
Survivors include her parents, Amherst Junction; two brothers, Adam Lee and Marcus; Amherst Junction; her grandparents, Rosemary and Fred Toelle-Otters, Adams, and Gale and Ruth Gordon, Nelsonville; her aunt and uncles, Sheryl (John) Castillo, Madison, Brian (Susan) Toelle, Amherst, Mark (Christy McGuire) Toelle, New Lisbon, and Jay (Deb) Gordon and Kyle (Klair) Gordon, both of Nelsonville; and 15 cousins, including Ezra, Caleb, Rachael and Zach Toelle and Taylor, Rachel, Austin, Chase and Afton Gordon.
She was also preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Dale Toelle; and one aunt, Rhonda Toelle.