Kaylie Hogue is the daughter of Jeff and Shelly Hogue of New Ulm and Deb and Scott Hadley of Sleepy Eye. Tyler Hadley is Kaylie’s brother and the son of Scott and Deb Hadley. Kaylie passed suddenly on June 5, 2013 from a condition known as SUDEP, the direct result of an epileptic seizure. Tyler passed suddenly on March 7, 2014, as the result of a car accident. That same accident took the lives of John Mangen and Payton Adams, both of Sleepy Eye, and Caleb Quesenberry of Springfield. When Kaylie passed away, her step-dad Scott wanted to host a 5K in her honor. Kaylie had trained and ran her first 5K in June of 2012, and the entire Hadley family (and her great friend, Mary), joined her in achieving this goal. We chose to host a color run because Kaylie was about fun, laughter and life, and that is exactly what a color run is! All of Kaylie’s parents decided it was important to add Tyler to the event and recognize the four boys who also lost their lives. We hope you find this day full of love and happiness and you feel the spirit of God with you today.
Kaylie was a teacher at Martin County West High School in Sherburn, MN. She was there for three years and welcomed with open arms by the students and staff. Kaylie taught English, Speech, Film, and Theatre. She also assisted in directing plays, was the assistant Speech Coach, and was in charge of the Student Council. She had just resigned her teaching position and was moving home on June 5th to finish planning her wedding to her fiancé, Kurt Muhl. They were to be married on January 25, 2014, and he fit perfectly into the Hogue/Hadley family. Kaylie had been applying for teaching jobs, and we found out after she passed that Medford was offering her a position. Kaylie made a huge impact on her students and co-workers. She was filled with kindness, respected everyone, and was respected in return.
Tyler graduated from Sleepy Eye High School in 2012 and was currently living in Mankato. He had attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, but after Kaylie passed away he struggled and decided to take a semester off from school. He was currently working at Angie’s Kettle Corn in Mankato. Tyler loved basketball and will be remembered for his passion for the sport. You could always find him dribbling the ball or shooting hoops in the driveway. He was a gifted athlete and talented in so many ways. Tyler was full of kindness and a friend to all. He was very humble and always gave credit to his teammates and his friends. Tyler always had time to listen to someone in need. He truly loved his family and friends.
Be Kind. Give More. Stay Humble
Kind, More, Humble—KMH; these are Kaylie’s initials. Tyler and mom were trying to come up with a slogan for Kaylie’s 5K, and together we came up with this. Be kind to others and to yourself. Give more love, more to God, more to others. Stay Humble, know that your abilities and gifts come from God, and thank Him for the gifts he has given you.