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“Prerna and Ana, My heart goes out to you, I am so so sorry. Killian was a great big beautiful bright star! I will always remember his smile, fun...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Becky Bartow

“Prerna, I just heard this evening about the loss of your most precious son. Please know I will keep you all in my prayers. ”
2 of 34 | Posted by: Vickie Krummel

“Prerna & Ana, You both have my deepest sympathy. It is so hard to lose those that we love. Keep all of the memories that you have close to your...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Amy Goltz

“We are so saddened to hear the news of Killian's passing. Words can not express it adequately. We hold our memories of him as precious. ”
4 of 34 | Posted by: Drew Long - Appleton, WI - friend

“Prerna, I will be at tomorrow's service. I know that there will be lots of people who love and care for both you and Ana. If I am not able to...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Marci Escmailla

“Dear Prerna and Ana,The world stopped when I hear the news that we had lost our dear precious Killian. He was a wonderful man with a beautiful heart...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Lea Clack - South Bound Brook, NJ, NJ

“Killian your always with us.Love u Rosie di and ana ...stay strongFrom baby Masi and kanchi ”
7 of 34 | Posted by: Kashish Hukku jani

“Prerna and Ana We are saddened by the sudden loss of life of dear Killian. I had the previlige of knowing him and spending time with him on so many...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Shekar Rao

“we are very sorry to here about untimely departure of one of our finest member . may his soul rest in peace. Kirti and Nikunj Ringwala's ”
9 of 34 | Posted by: Kirti Ringwala

“We remember when Killian was having his 3rd birthday party. We had bought him a stuffed dinosaur. After he opened it, he began explaining to us that...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Rebecca/Donald Dilnik/Lotton - WI

“I am so sorry to learn about this. My deep and heartfelt condolences. I wish you all the strength in the world and our prayers are with your family. ”
11 of 34 | Posted by: Sujatha Kailas - Fond du Lac

“Thoughts & prayers to your family. Although I never had the pleasure of knowing Killian, I've heard nothing but great things about him from other...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Lisa

“Prerna, Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I am thinking of you and praying that the love and support of those around you give you comfort. ”
13 of 34 | Posted by: Natalie

“What I admired most about Killian was his kindness and his capacity to empathize with our society's marginalized. His was a soothing presence, and an...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Oliver Ortega and Iseli Hernandez

“I would like to say I mentored Killian in Coming of Age but in truth, I am quite sure I learned more from him. What I remember most was that for as...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Lisa

“Amy and I are so sorry to hear this news, Prerna. It sounds like Killian was a wonderful young man. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and...Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: Len Nelson - Appleton, WI

“Its difficult to express the shock and grief on hearing of the loss of someone as gentle and loving as Killian. His memory will shine on as a bright...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: KALPESH JANI

“My deepest condolences to both you and Ana. I only met Killian when he wa a young boy while visiting my sister Julie. After reading about his life,...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Janis LaFreniere - Ishpeming, MI

“Prerna, I am so sorry for your loss. I will hold you and your family close in my thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 34 | Posted by: Ann Malain

“Prerna and Ana, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Killian. What a wonderful young man and one that the world will truly miss for his...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: Sharon Peterson

“Prerna and Ana, My heart aches hearing about the loss of your dear Killian. I remember him exactly how he was described in this beautifully written...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: Kristin Hooper - Appleton, WI

“We are so deeply saddened to hear about Killian's passing. It breaks our hearts. Although we did not know him personally, we knew of him through our...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Angie Luck - Appleton, WI

“Prerna,I love you and my prayers are with you and your family. Words are not able to express the saddness in my heart for you. Please know I am...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Ann Shover - Appleton, WI

“I am so, so sorry to hear of the loss of Killian! He was a kind, gentle young man with incredible gifts. Prerna, my heart goes out to you and your...Read More »
24 of 34 | Posted by: Dory Witzeling - Appleton, WI

“Dearest Killian,I am shocked and saddened by your passing, and I regret deeply for being unable to attend your memorial. As a classmate, your...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Wayne Sheu - Houston, TX

“Killian was an outstanding human being, and I am so fortunate to have known him. I met Killian in a mathematics class at UW-Madison--Abstract Algebra...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Matt Olkowski - Madison, WI

“My heart goes out to you Prena and Ana. Killian was a bright and curious little four year old boy when I met him. He grew into adulthood as a very...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Fran Wheeler

“My heart is breaking right now for your family. Killian was such a smart and respectful young man. I am completely at a loss of words right now......Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Jeff Denu

“I never knew Killian, but I read about his passing on Facebook, as we have mutual friends. He graduated from high school in Appleton the same year...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Lena

“Killian is gone from this earth too soon, but he will be in my heart forever. I loved him so much, and I will always be here for you and Ana. ...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Sara

“Killian is gone from this world earth too soon, but he will be in my heart forever. I loved him so much, and I will always be here for you and Ana. ...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Sara

“Prerna, I was shocked and saddened to hear about Killian. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Ana. ”
32 of 34 | Posted by: Paula Sween

“Killian is leaving a big void in my heart. How much sadder it must be for you, Prerna and Ana. All I can give you is my love and compassion. ”
33 of 34 | Posted by: Ruth Mansukhani

“Prerna,my heart goes out to you and Ana! ”
34 of 34 | Posted by: Michelle Kass


Killian James Kvalvik, age 21, passed away at his home in Appleton on June 15, 2017. Killian was born September 12, 1995 in Neenah, Wisconsin to Prerna Kvalvik and James Kvalvik. He attended Appleton area schools where he excelled academically, most notably in mathematics. While exceedingly intelligent, Killian was a humble young man. His beautiful smile, deep brown eyes and endearing laugh will be missed by everyone who loved him. As a high school student, Killian took additional math classes at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley and Lawrence University. Following his 2012 graduation from Appleton North High School, he furthered his education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in mathematics in December 2015. Killian also possessed a strong interest in linguistics, including the study of Mandarin and Russian. Killian furthered his passion for social justice while living and working in Madison. He spent countless hours volunteering for organizations and issues he believed in, including increasing the minimum wage, free college education for everyone, universal health care and the Black Lives Matter movement. The essence of Killian's complex personality was his ability to possess a tremendously gentle spirit while being a fierce advocate for people who are oppressed, to be soft-spoken while audacious as a debater. While he loved to learn, Killian also loved to teach. He tutored many students who benefited from his knowledge, his patience and his kindness. Killian is survived by his extraordinarily devoted mother, Prerna, and his sister, Anastasia (Ana), whom he adored and admired. He is further survived by his maternal grandmother, Kalpana Kaul, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family would like to thank the teachers and mentors who nurtured Killian's academic gifts. A memorial service for Killian will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at FOX VALLEY UNIVERSALIST UNITARIAN FELLOWSHIP, 2600 E Philip Lane, Appleton, with the Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg officiating. There will be a visitation at the Fellowship on Thursday, June 22 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Refreshments will be served following the service. Online condolences are also appreciated at www.wichmannfargo.com In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Killian's name. Contributions can be made to the fund at the Old National Bank, W3160 County Road KK, Appleton WI 54915.