Bo Reinhold Mutchelknaus
  • 20 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 7, 1993
  • Place of birth:
    Huron, South Dakota, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 17, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Sioux Falls, SD, South Dakota, United States
Let the memory of Bo Mutchelknaus be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of, Bo Reinhold Mutchelknaus, 20, We will remember him forever.

Bo Mutchelknaus, age 20, of Huron, was welcomed into God’s arms at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD on Sunday, November 17th, 2013 from injuries sustained in a car accident. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by those who loved him dearly.

His funeral service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Wolsey High School gymnasium with a private burial at the Virgil Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday morning one hour before the service at the gym. There is NO visitation the evening before the service.

Bo Reinhold Mutchelknaus was born on September 7, 1993 in Huron, SD to Jay and Doris (Aldrich) Mutchelknaus. He attended school at Wolsey-Wessington, graduating with the Class of 2012. Following high school he attended South Dakota State University before returning to the Huron area where he worked as a construction apprentice.

Bo was baptized at St. Martins Catholic Church in Huron and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wessington.

Bo excelled in both sports and scholastics. Some of his favorite times were spent playing sports, especially football. Bo and his teammates had played sports together since they were very small children as many of them knew each other from the time they started Kindergarten.
Bo was an avid hunter for several years and particularly enjoyed deer hunting trips with his dad and friends. He had taken many big deer in his young age but continued chasing the next “monster” buck.

Bo lived life wide-open; he enjoyed spending time with his many friends with whom he shared his wonderful sense of humor, lively personality and contagious smile. His one-of-a kind personality could light up a room and won the hearts of all he met. He had a special ability to lift the spirits of those around him. Bo had such a kind heart and was always willing to help others. His final act of kindness was through donation of his tissues/organs, which impacted the lives of many.

Bo thoroughly loved all of his friends and family and he was loved by all who came into contact with him. He especially had a soft-spot for little children and they were all drawn to him. Bo was a gentle giant who cared deeply for his nieces, nephew, and cousins.

Bo is survived by his parents, Jay and Doris Mutchelknaus of Huron; brother, Jesse (Sarah) Johnson of Brookings; sister, Jenilee (Kory) Kludt of Sioux Falls; nieces and nephews, Kate, Audrey, Carson, Jayde; grandparents, Fran Mutchelknaus of Wolsey, Bill and Barb Aldrich of Huron; special friend, Anna Keefe of De Smet;many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Bo was preceded in death by his grandfather, Reinhold Mutchelknaus and his cousin, Brittney (Aldrich) Chua.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Stephanie Jungemann on 17th November 2015

"When Someone you love dies , you never quite get over it...You just learn to slowly go on without them...BUT always keeping them tucked safely within your HEART...."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Jungemann on 17th November 2014

"Remembering Bo.................
Just like a sparrow, they light on your porch. Their song might be brief, but how greedy would we be to ask for more? No, you cannot keep a sparrow. You can only hope that as they fly away, they take a little bit of you with them.”
― Emm Cole, The Short Life of Sparrows

I think the purest of souls, those with the most fragile of hearts, must be meant for a short life. They can't be tethered or held in your palm. ~ SDJ"

This tribute was added by Dianna Senska on 19th November 2013

"My sympathy to all the Mutch families...I did not know Bo well but knew many of the other family members...My God wrap His arms around each of you and give you comfort and peace."

This tribute was added by Heather Broehm on 19th November 2013

"Jena was a grade school classmate, Fran was my teacher, and Mutch was my bus driver.  I was saddened to hear of the loss of your son, brother, grandson and friend.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Praying for Gods peace and healing in this time of sadness."

This tribute was added by Sharice Strote on 19th November 2013

""I knew Bo from working at Fair City foods he was such a nice guy when ever I saw him he would always make me laugh, I will forever miss you Bo you will forever be in my heart RIP.""

This tribute was added by kelly spencer on 19th November 2013

"I Knew Bo from working at Fair City Foods- he always had a smile anytime you would see him! He was a very nice young man and will be missed by many!  Rest in Peace Bo.  Our prayers are with you all!"

This tribute was added by nicole cline on 18th November 2013

"We moved to SD from IN n Bo Became Amazing Friends With My Family !! The Most Reapectful n Caring Boy We ever came incontact with !!! His Heart-Soul n SmiLe We Will Remember Forever !!  U Raised An Amazing Young Man !!!  OUR PRAYERS n THOUGHTS R WITH U ALL !!"

This tribute was added by Scott & Trina Adermann on 18th November 2013

"Our entire family wishes to extends its prayers, condolences,  and hugs to Jay and Doris, Fran, his siblings, extended family, friends and to the community of Wolsey as well. No one ever comes from heaven to dwell on this earth without leaving a ripple effect. Bo indeed did that! We saw it in his family and the way they watched him with great love ad pride grow into a fine young man. We saw the pride and love of his Grandma at various school, community and sporting events. We saw the friendships he cultivated and what he stood for on and off the court/ field. We saw it in the hallways as he moved through his scholastic years at Wolsey. The outpouring of bows,questions and concern on his behalf is proof of that ripple effect as his passing leaves a huge ache and hole in so many lives right now. And while we know there are no words we could possibly write here that would ease the ache and loss that you are feeling, we want you to know that we grieve with you. Bo was such a special, talented young man, son, grandson, sibling, boyfriend, friend, role model, confidante, team mate. student, and community member. This is just a short list I know. But from the stories I've heard and from the things I've seen just in watching Bo waltz down the halls of Wolsey, I know he also filled other roles. Hewas the one who also brought laughter/smiles, stress relief, light heartedness, and love to the lives of many. We can't forget for one second those roles and the holes he filled in our lives. It is indeed a great many roles/hats he filled. Our family prays that in the hours, days, weeks and months ahead that you hear about a great many of these in the stories and memories imparted. May they be a source of comfort and solace. And in the sharing of those memories and in the stories of the lives he touched, may his ripple effect continue to radiate out even further. Lifting all of you up in prayer during this truly difficult time."

This tribute was added by Gaye Nachreiner on 18th November 2013

"My prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Bo, he will be missed by many but the memories will live on. So sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by Katie Jungemann on 18th November 2013

"My heart goes out to all affected by this tragedy! I didn't know bo personally but I knew a lot of his family! I'm so deeply sorry for your loss!"

This tribute was added by Gail Haeder on 18th November 2013

"I didn't know Bo personally but I do know his dad and gma Fran. There for I know he was an amazing person and my heart breaks for you all in the loss of your precious child. May you find peace in memories and in our lord and savior Jesus Christ. Kerwin and Gail Haeder"

This tribute was added by Debbie Campbell Thompson on 18th November 2013

"Jay, Doris and family.  Thoughts and prayers are being sent with a heavy heart.  I am so sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by Carole Wiedenman on 18th November 2013

"Please know our thoughts and prayers are with the family.. Bo will be so missed, but will live on in hearts around the universe.  Never forgotten!"

This tribute was added by Shelly Keltgen on 18th November 2013

"Jay, Doris, Fran and the rest of the family,  my heart is heavy for you I cannot imagine the pain you are all going through!  I am so very glad that I got to watch that very special young man play some Football and some Basketball what a true Warrior and always will live on as a WARBIRD in so many hearts!  My prayers are with you all!"

This tribute was added by Linda Neeman on 18th November 2013

"I never knew Bo - just his Dad and his Dad's family. Bo's Grandma Fran was my favorite teacher. She taught me the love of reading. This is for the entire family: It's hard enough to lose a loved one to death but to lose a loved one so suddenly and unexpectedly at such a young age is heart wrenching! So precious are the memories! With GOD's help, let them be a source of not only comfort but enjoyment as well! I hope Bo's friends will share their memories with his family many times over - for years to come! These memories will bless his family! My deepest, heart-felt sympathy to you all.     *Many of you might not recognize my last name here. I was a Jungemann. Steve, Wayne and Debbie Lynne are my siblings."

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