Mason Kirk

Mason James Kirk was born July 28, 1988, in Gillette, Wyo., to John Kirk and Jackie Sedivy Kirk (later Jackie Telkamp).
He was a precious child from day one with a tremendously forgiving heart.
Mason relocated to Brookings, S.D., in May of 1996 after his parents’ divorce. He was raised by his mother and Jeff Telkamp but had summer visitation with his father.
Mason soon had a sister, Jade, from his mother’s second union and he loved her dearly. They were very fond of each other and even in later years would get together to share vacation time.
Mason graduated from Brookings High School in 2007 and then attended Wyotech in Pittsburgh, Pa., graduating in March 2009. He then relocated to Orlando, Fla., with BMW and upon graduation moved to Dallas, Texas.
In 2013 Mason moved to Portland, Ore., and lived there until December 2018. Around this time Mason acquired his beloved dog, Dexter, and they were each others’ world.
Mason then found Los Angles, Calif., his home and lived there until his untimely death.
Mason accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and Lord in December 2020 and remained a very strong Christian the remainder of his short life. He was studying computer science up until his passing and had a 4.0 GPA for his efforts.
Mason excelled at many things but being a mechanic was his strong suit. The last boss Mason had spoke glowingly of him and was deeply saddened by his passing.
He will be missed tremendously by his family and was taken from them way too soon.
Mason died suddenly July 28, 2023. He was 35.
Mason is survived by his parents, Jackie Telkamp of Brookings, and his father, John and Karla Kirk of Custer, S.D.; siblings, John and Shawna Kirk from Centennial, Col.; and sister Jade Telkamp from Dallas, Texas.
A memorial will take place Sept. 2 in Brookings.


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