Kim Patrick Teykl, 63, of Needville went home to join God and his family in heaven on December 18th, 2020. He was born December 9th, 1957 in Wharton, Texas to parents Donald and Vallie Teykl. Kim is one of 4 sons born to Donnie and Vallie.
He graduated from Needville High School in 1976, and from Wharton County Junior College in 1978 with an Associates degree in Science. He then transferred to the University of Houston where he attended night classes, completing his bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution in 1982.
During high school, Kim could be found working alongside his dad at the Cabinet Shop in Needville. Upon graduation from high school Kim worked for Henry Steinkamp Surveying for a short period of time before he joined the family business, Damon Farm and Ranch. Kim married his high school sweetheart, Janice Mikeska, on June 30th, 1979 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Needville. They were blessed with their first child, Kristi Nicole, on July 19th, 1985 and son, Klayton Ross, on September 25th, 1995.
Kim went to work in the family business, Damon Farm and Ranch, in 1980. He was a loyal employee and manager there for 40 years. Kim was well known for sharing with all of his customers his profound knowledge of any farming and ranching questions they may have had. He was known for his honesty and integrity, and always eager to help with any customer no matter how large or small. His word and his handshake was his bond. He was highly respected in the agricultural field by many customers, sales representatives, and his loyal employees. When asked how his day was, his response was always “super fantastic!”
Kim was highly involved in many community activities. He was a member of the Needville Volunteer Fire Department, Needville Jaycees, NISD School Board, Brazoria County Cattleman’s Association, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raiser’s Association, ran the Needville Harvest Fest beer booth for many years, and was a loyal meat cutter at Damon and Needville Bazaar’s. He was a passionate supporter of the Needville Youth Fair, Fort Bend County Fair, Brazoria County Fair, and many other surrounding county fairs. Last but not least, Kim was one of the biggest Needville Blue Jay fans ever.
Left to carry on his legacy is his wife of 41 years, Janice; daughter, Kristi Klemstein; son, Klayton Teykl; son-in-law, Chantz Klemstein; cherished grandsons, Colt (9), Kace (4), and Kody (almost 3); mother, Vallie Teykl; brothers, Don and wife Jane, Phillip and wife Diane, and Murray and wife Susan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tim and Jennifer Wieghat; along with numerous other cherished family and friends.
Kim is preceded in death by his father, Donald; infant sister; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leo and Helen Mikeska; and sister-in-law, Rhonda Bienek.
Kim was a loving husband and father, caring son and brother, famous storyteller, and fun friend to many. He had the ability to brighten anyone’s day with his warm welcoming heart and will be remembered as always having a smile on his face. He was a successful cattle rancher, who often quoted he “felt the closest to God while riding horseback”. Some of his favorite places include the San Bernard River, the beach, the Guadalupe River, and the campfire at the deer lease. He loved life, and he knew how to live it to the fullest. He often said, “if it ended tomorrow, I’ve lived a good life.”
A Come and Go Celebration of Life will be held at Live Oak Haven in Damon, TX on Sunday, December 27th, 2020 from 2 pm to 6 pm, weather permitting. A private family Viewing and Graveside Service will be held the following week. Pallbearers will be Klayton Teykl, Chantz Klemstein, Murray Teykl, Monty Teykl, Todd Teykl, Tim Wieghat, Chance Wieghat, Cord Wieghat, Chris Bienek, and Kyle Bienek. Honorary Pallbearers will be grandsons, Colt, Kace, and Kody Klemstein.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Needville Youth Fair.