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“Dear Diane, Nick, Chris and Brad, Your loss is unimaginable, it breaks my heart for you all to go through this. I remember cute little (big!) Dustin...Read More »
1 of 45 | Posted by: Laurie and Jon Nebel - Brentwood, TN

“Dear Diane and Nick,Carol and I are very sorry to Learn of your son's death. There are no words that can ever fully express our sorrow. As parents...Read More »
2 of 45 | Posted by: Joe and Carol Salonia - Ashford, CT

“Nick, I am so sorry to hear about your son Dustin. I wish I had the magic words to make things better for your family but all I can say is my heart...Read More »
3 of 45 | Posted by: Cindy Cysewski - Asheville, NC

“Diane, I have been thinking about you for a few days and decided to search for you online when I found this obituary. I have no words for my...Read More »
4 of 45 | Posted by: Darlene Winham - Franklin TN, TN

“Diane, please know that I will be praying for our God to cover you and yours with immeasurable grace, mercy and peace at this time. ”
5 of 45 | Posted by: Patti Jackson Badgett - TN

“My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family at this most painful time. My prayers and thoughts are with you, and hope that all the warm memories...Read More »
6 of 45 | Posted by: Debbie Witt - Nashville, TN

“We were so sorry to hear about your son, Dustin. Our hearts are breaking for you. We will keep you in our prayers. Janet and Carl Hallock Plano,...Read More »
7 of 45 | Posted by: Carl and Janet Hallock - Plano, TX

“Dear Nick, I just learned this morning about the tragic loss of your son, Dustin. I've struggled over the last several hours on just what to say to...Read More »
8 of 45 | Posted by: Mike O'Mera - Tampa, FL - Friend

“Dear Kruthaupt Family, Dustin and my son were friends, Comedy Sportz teammates and theatre guys together. He was in our home many times and was...Read More »
9 of 45 | Posted by: Laurie Cernosek - Katy, TX

“Nick, Just wanted to let you know that Mark and I and all of our families are praying that God will be with you and your family at this difficult...Read More »
10 of 45 | Posted by: Sherry Carroll Condon - Nashville, TN

“Dear Diane, My thoughts and prayers are with you, Nick and your sons. This tragic loss is heartbreaking. From all I've read about Dustin, he was...Read More »
11 of 45 | Posted by: Becky Bradshaw Owings - Cordova, TN

“It hurts to hear the words of Dustin's sudden death, but wether it was in ComedySportz, Football, or even on the stage, Dustin was the epitome of the...Read More »
12 of 45 | Posted by: Carson Kuzawa - Katy, TX

“Our hearts ache for your family. While we did not know Dustin directly we have heard from people that knew him just how great of a person he was. I...Read More »
13 of 45 | Posted by: Ignacio and Cynthia Rodriguez - TX

“Diane, I often think about you especially if I ever pass Stonebridge and have wonderful memories of our friendship from years ago. I'm so sorry...Read More »
14 of 45 | Posted by: Jeanie Palmer Dowdle - Memphis, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this so very sad time. Al and Kathi Powers Brentwood TN ”
15 of 45 | Posted by: KathleenPowers

“My heart breaks for your family. I will continue to pray for your peace of heart. Crystal ”
16 of 45 | Posted by: Crystal Dyer - houston, TX

“Our hearts ache for you. Just wanted you to know that we're thinking of you and your family and wanted to express our deepest sympathy. ”
17 of 45 | Posted by: Julia and Mark Vaughn - Brentwood, TN

“Nick and Diane, I am so very sorry to hear of Dustin's sudden death. I cannot imagine how difficult this time is for you. Dustin was such an...Read More »
18 of 45 | Posted by: Carla Beard - Brentwood, TN

“Nick, Diane, Chris & Brad, We are so very sad to hear of Dustin's tragic death. Keith, Allison, Don and I were remembering what a funny, happy &...Read More »
19 of 45 | Posted by: Sharon Jacobs - Brentwood, TN

“Very sorry for your loss. The Yoakum's ”
20 of 45 | Posted by: Kevin Yoakum - Katy

“Leave a condolence or a memory. Dustin was a dear friend of my son, Bryce Gaskey. Bryce often kept me in stitches when talking about something he and...Read More »
21 of 45 | Posted by: Michelle Gaskey - Katy, TX

“We had de pleasure to meet Dustin and his parents in 2010. Our son Ivan and Dustin were very good friends and football team mates. Dustin was a a...Read More »
22 of 45 | Posted by: De Leon family - Katy, TX

“Diane, I am deeply sorry to hear about Dustin. Know that I'm keeping you and your entire family in my heart and also in my daily prayers. Can't...Read More »
23 of 45 | Posted by: Lisa Patton - Fraklin, TN

“We cannot imagine the depth of your grief. We will hold you up in our prayers. We are here if we can help in any way. Dottie & Tommy ”
24 of 45 | Posted by: Tommy and Dottie Cummings - TN

“Nick, My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family on the tragic loss of Dustin. May you always be blessed with warm memories of a wonderful...Read More »
25 of 45 | Posted by: Mark Huber - Chicago, IL

“As a parent: you have my sadness and you have love. As a stranger: you have my hope that you will make it through this loss. As a Christian: ...Read More »
26 of 45 | Posted by: Jeanne Hartranft/Chase LeBlanc - TX

“Oh Diane, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I know there are no words of comfort at this tragic time. Only know that He will always live in the...Read More »
27 of 45 | Posted by: Linda Gatlin - Memphis, TN

“My deepest sympathy in this great loss of a fine young man. I hope you can be comforted more as time passes knowing acquaintances and friends truly...Read More »
28 of 45 | Posted by: Gesele Norman - Houston, TX

“DUSTIN IT WAS SUCH A JOY TO MEET YOU AT OUR HOME SEVERAL YEARS AGO, WITH YOUR PARENTS. WE FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU THEN AND WILL KEEP YOU IN ALL OUR...Read More »
29 of 45 | Posted by: LEO AND JEAN KRUTHAUPT - IN

“Dustin and I went to Beck Junior High together and then to Seven Lakes HS. We bonded over the years in theatre class and he truly was gifted in wit...Read More »
30 of 45 | Posted by: Marisa Wilson - Katy, TX - Friend

“Diane, Nick, Chris and Bradley, I am sending hugs, prayers and love your way. My heart cries for you, your family and all who knew and loved Dusty...Read More »
31 of 45 | Posted by: Sharon Gusmus - Lakewood, CO

“Diane and Nick, The loss of your son, Dustin, is heartbreaking and the pain of your loss must be so very difficult to endure. When we met Dustin for...Read More »
32 of 45 | Posted by: Jim and Susan Worrall - Houston, TX

“Dustin and I weren't the closeest of friends, but I considered us as friends. We had classes together sophomore and junior year. This year i gave him...Read More »
33 of 45 | Posted by: Gage Moss - Katy, TX - Friend

“Mr. and Mrs. Kruthaupt, My name is Maha Husseini and I was a friend of Dustin's. we weren't particularly close but he was very close with my group...Read More »
34 of 45 | Posted by: Maha Husseini - Katy, TX - Friend

“Dustin was more than a great friend. He was a great person. Funny easy to get along with no one had a problem with Dustin. He will truly be missed. ”
35 of 45 | Posted by: Lathan Smith

“Leave a condolence or a memory.my heart is breaking for your loss! We will keep Dustin and his family in our hearts and prayers. ”
36 of 45 | Posted by: Linda Ranly - Katy, TX

“It seems as if there are now words that help the hurt. All I can say is I am so sorry for your loss. Dustin was truly a joy. He had such a light and...Read More »
37 of 45 | Posted by: May Yera-Smithwick - Katy, TX

“Though I never met him but went to the same school, prayers go out to his family during this hard time. Although he is gone, it doesn't mean he's...Read More »
38 of 45 | Posted by: Karina Magallon - Katy, TX

“I was so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Your son is such a handsome young man and from the notes will leave a lasting impression on many. I...Read More »
39 of 45 | Posted by: Carroll Creed Ashford - TN

“To the Kruthaupt Family I was fortunate to have the opportunity to have Dustin as a student in my Health class and my Anatomy and Physiology class...Read More »
40 of 45 | Posted by: Tammy Ray - Katy, TX - Teacher

“May God be with you all at this heartbreaking time. Dustin was loved by so many. His wonderful nature was the link that connected kids from many...Read More »
41 of 45 | Posted by: Paul, Julie, Jenna and Ally Johnson - TX

“Nick and Diane, I was so sorry to hear about Dustin and I am praying that you feel God's loving arms around you both. I will continue to pray for...Read More »
42 of 45 | Posted by: sharon russell - brentwood, TN

“Nick and Diane, words cannot express the pain in my heart for you. To lose anyone is hard but to lose a child has to be the greatest of pain. You...Read More »
43 of 45 | Posted by: Sonya Shockley - Old Hickory, TN

“I got to know Dustin very well as he enojyed spending time with my daughter Sydney, and we were blessed to have Dustin escort her to their Senior...Read More »
44 of 45 | Posted by: Scott Buchel - Katy, TX

“Diane, I just learned of your son's tragic death. I am so, so sorry. I have walked this road for the past 13 1/2 years as my son Drew died as a...Read More »
45 of 45 | Posted by: Betsy Halfacre Friedl - TN


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Dustin James Kruthaupt, age 19, died Saturday, June 15 in Katy, Texas while swimming. Dustin was born June 4, 1994 in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Scales Elementary and Brentwood Middle in Brentwood, Tennessee and Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville before relocating with his family to Katy, Texas in 2008. He continued his education at Seven Lakes High School where he excelled at football as a three year letterman, and in theater where he participated in productions and as a member of the select Comedy Sportz team. Dustin was nominated as a contender for Mr. Seven Lakes by his classmates. His wit and humor, coupled with his kind heart and friendly nature, made him a favorite with students and teachers. Dustin graduated from Seven Lakes High School on June 8 and planned to attend The University of Alabama this fall and major in Economics.

Dustin leaves his loving family with broken hearts - his parents, Nick and Diane (Pennington) Kruthaupt and his older brothers, Chris and Brad. He also leaves his grandmother, Lou Pennington, of Memphis and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends from Tennessee and Texas. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Bern and Pat Kruthaupt and Harold Pennington.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 20th at Canale Funeral Directors, 2700 Union Ave Extended in Memphis. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 21st at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, located at 4851 Park Ave in Memphis. Father Tim Kruthaupt will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Memphis. A memorial celebration of Dustin's life will be held at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas at a time and date to be determined.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Seven Lakes High School Theater Dept and Comedy Sportz Team in Dustin's memory. 9251 South Fry Rd, Katy, TX 77494.

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