Chase Ryan Kilker

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Welcome to Chase’s Celebration of Life page. Here you will find updates and details surrounding Chase’s life.

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Chase Ryan Kilker

Chase Ryan Kilker

Chase Ryan Kilker was born on April 13, 1976, in Coon Rapids, MN. He was a typical boy who loved playing in the dirt, Hot Wheels cars, playing baseball and loved fishing.

At the age of 10, Chase’s family moved to Aurora, CO. As he grew up, he was in the school band, and he learned to play the drums and quads. He had an amazing and diverse music collection but his heart belonged to the Beastie Boys. Chase played football, and lacrosse, which became a lifelong love of all sports (Go Broncos, Vikings, Rockies, Mammoth, and Nuggets)! Growing up he loved superheroes and began collecting comic books at a young age. He loved movies with action and comedies being his favorites and was known for quoting several of them. Enjoying cooking, watching cooking shows, replicating recipes, and building a list of all of the places he hoped to go to. Finding the “hole in the wall” place and sharing it with others was his passion.

Chase had an outstanding sense of humor and loved making everyone laugh. He developed a love for hunting, snowboarding, playing softball, and the great outdoors. Family and friends meant the world to Chase, and sharing his roots was one of his passions. His kindness and big heart always made everyone feel valued. He enjoyed cooking, watching cooking shows, replicating recipes, and building a list of all of the places he hoped to go to. He loved finding the “hole in the wall” place and sharing it with others.

He worked for Frontier Airlines and enjoyed traveling. Chase spent many years with his dad at Buzz’s Auto Body, where he took pride in growing and building the family business, and what they accomplished together.

Chase Ryan Kilker

The light of his life was his daughter Miranda Jean. Together they enjoyed traveling, listening to music, watching movies and shows, playing games, trying new restaurants, and building memories together.


Chase was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 16. He had a long struggle dealing with complications of the disease including high and low blood sugar levels, diabetic neuropathy with nerve pain, and depression.

March 3, 2023

Chase was found in his home, at the bottom of the stairs, and had passed away. It was a tragic and horrible accident, and we will never have all of the answers.

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Chase is survived by his mom (Peggy), dad (Buzz), daughter (Miranda), sister (Chas), brother-in-law (Jim), niece (Brielle), nephew (Collin), sister (Shelly), niece (Ashley), and beloved dog (Logan)

Celebration of Life

Chase’s Celebration of Life Thursday, June 29th at 1:00-3:00 pm at SE Christian Church  9650 Jordan Rd, Parker, CO US 80134.  Reception to follow at Holiday Inn 19308 Cottonwood Drive, Parker, CO 3-8 pm.

Please come casually wearing your Buzz’s Autobody softball shirt or Frontier Airline shirt or favorite sports team shirt (doesn’t have to be Colorado) or hunting wear – camo or orange etc.


Donations to American Diabetes Association. Please mention in memory of Chase Ryan Kilker. Friends, family, and loved ones can donate to the American Diabetes Association in the memory of Chase the following ways: – by mail (see )- online at– over the phone by calling ADA at 1-800-342-2383

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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss, Chas. I had wondered what happened. You wrote a beautiful memorial of him. May God give you and your family peace and comfort.

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