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DAKOTA KOUBA Dakota John Kouba came into this world May 4, 1999. Unfortunately he only spent 19 amazing years with us, until his internal pain became too great for him to bear. On December 25, 2018, our beloved son left this world for a life free of pain and suffering and to be with his sister, Cheyenne, who was taken all too soon in 2008, in a tragic accident. Dakota will forever be remembered by his mother, Kimberly and his father, Rory. He will also live on in the memory of many family members including grandmothers, Mary Houston and Marlene Kouba; and grandfather, John Wasserburger. Countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends will also keep his memory alive. In his lifetime, Dakota attended Seton academy, Green Valley Christian St. Viator, and was a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School class of 2017. He was an avid gamer and loved his loyal companion, Sparta. He was truly his happiest outside, whether it was hiking in the Redwoods with his uncle Tim, playing at the ranch with Michael and Willy, road tripping with is mom, or fishing in Alaska with his dad and Gramps, but the times he held most dear were the times he spend with his litter sister, Cheyenne. Services will be at 11 a.m. Sat., Jan. 5, at Palm Mortuary, in the King David Chapel, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Las Vegs, NV 89123. A reception will follow the ceremony. Everyone who knew him is welcome to come and celebrate his life. We are encouraging people to donate to the National Suicide Awareness campaign.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Dec. 30, 2018.
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27 entries
January 13, 2019
We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. You both are in our prayers.
John and Leslie Loretto
January 12, 2019
I'm just heartbroken over the loss of Dakota. I had the pleasure of being his teacher for 3rd and 5th grade. He was by far, the most gentle, kind, honest, soft spoken boy I have ever known. His sweet family has endured so much and I will always love, pray for, and think of them fondly. Forever in our hearts Kouba family.
Alyssa Burruel
January 8, 2019
Rest in peace Dakota.
Janice Tanno
January 7, 2019
May your family experience the kindness and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ at this difficult time. 2 Cor. 1:2
January 6, 2019
Linda, I am so heartbroken for your entire family. I hope that the sweet memories you have of your handsome Dakota will bring you comfort as you heal from this tragic loss. Sending love and support.
Betsy Ward
January 5, 2019
Very sorry for your loss. God bless you & comfort you all in this most difficult time.
Darlene Cervantes
January 5, 2019
Tracy Baxter
January 4, 2019
So very sorry for your loss.Our hearts and prayers for you in your time of need
Dan MaryLou Wasserburger
January 3, 2019
Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of Dakota. I hope it eases your hearts to know that many others are surrounding you with love. May God be with you.
Rita Greff
January 2, 2019
We are so very sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! Thinking of you in Hebron, ND. Karen and Lynn Underdahl
Karen Underdahl
January 2, 2019
Hi Kim and Rory, so sorry for the loss of you son. Prayers for all your family.
Carleen Bennett (Greff)
December 31, 2018
My deepest condolences for the loss of your precious son. May you find comfort in knowing that God, will keep him in his memory, because he is precious in his eyes. Psalm 116:15
December 31, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Grandpa John and Gramma Linda were always so proud to share memories of their time with Dakota. Thinking of all of the family during this difficult time. Sending hugs xoxo Lisa Rick Grace and Adam Bender-Floto Ontario Canada
Lisa Bender-Floto
December 31, 2018
Rory, Lynda, and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Having lost my brother last year in a similar manner, we know how devastating this is and pray for comfort and peace for you and your family. None of us can really understand. We can only put it in God's hands to give us strength to endure the pain along the journey to healing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Charlene & Charles Johnson
December 31, 2018
Beverly Anderson
December 31, 2018
To the family and friends of Dakota please
accept my sincere condolences for the loss
of your loved one.May God comfort you
during this difficult time
December 31, 2018

So sorry for your loss of Dakota. My heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Vicki Glander
December 30, 2018
May God be your strength in this time of sorrow (Matthew 5:4) Happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted.
December 30, 2018
I will always remember Dakota's entry into the world. I walked into the delivery room and there he was, several weeks early eyes wide open, bright red hair, tiny and strong. A perfect child. A much-anticipated baby boy. A grandson for John and me to love, and oh how we loved him.
Over the years, day after day, here came Dakota galloping across the driveway from his house to ours, shouting "Gramps....Nonna Linda!" Soon he was followed by his barefoot little sister Cheyenne, who quickly took the place in front. She was clearly the boss and he sweetly allowed it.
These beautiful kids had their grandpa in the palm of their hands as he put together toys, built tree houses, and cooked the best burgers for the most glorious birthday parties. Gramps doted on his two beautiful grandchildren. Dakota was bright, inquisitive and shy all at once. I took great pride in teaching him and Cheyenne to swim, with Dakota worriedly looking on, as Cheyenne leaped fearlessly into the deep end, and Dakota, always her hero, unofficially consigned to lifeguard duty for hours, saved her again and again. I would come home from work with gramps on grandpa duty to be greeted by Cheyenne, hands on hip, exclamations of "I didn't do it!" while Dakota sweetly took the blame for small infractions. Two precious children gone too soon, Dakota left us to be with his sister in heaven, but never to be forgotten. I am grateful to have been Nonna Linda to this sweet boy and his precious sister. I am even more grateful to have witnessed the love they received from their parents and from the love of my life, their amazing grandpa. A love like no other, cut all too short.
linda Smith Wasserburger
December 30, 2018

My heart breaks for you and Dakota. I can't even begin to imagine how the healing begins but pray that it does so quickly. Please, please take care of yourself, as you are so loved by all of your friends. The kids are just devastated for your loss. We love you very much!
Keegan Hooks
December 30, 2018
Rory, sorry to hear of the loss of your son, our condolences to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, curt and tamey
Curt Honeyman
December 29, 2018
Psalms 18
The Lord is close to the broken-hearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
May the Lord comfort you during this difficult time, You are In my thoughts and prayers...Nora Avila
Nora Avila
December 29, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Even though it's been a long time, we will always remember Dakota as the sweet kid he was throughout elementary school and I'm sure even after. Prayers to you and your family,
Ty, Melissa, Matt, Rylee, and Ashlyn
December 28, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Kouba Family as our prayers are with you all especially Rory and Lynda Sena Kouba
Ben Sanchez&Lobato Family
December 28, 2018
My heart breaks for your family as we see such a kind soul leave us. I knew Dakota briefly in highschool. He was always a kind boy. I am sorry for your loss. I pray for your everlasting healing.
Zoe L
December 27, 2018
We am so heartbroken and sad to hear about Dakota. He was loved by so many. Our prayers are with you and your families. Love Lisa, Scott, Lacey, Mason, Caely and Mandy.
Lisa Setzepfandt
December 27, 2018
Losing a loved one is never easy. But our God promises to give the strength we need to endure, and to cope with the pain of your loss. He also promise to hold your hand every step of the way. Isaiah 40:29
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