Kalani (Big Kal) Alan Corpuz passed away October 14, 2014 in New Castle, WY. He was born on February 24, 1990 in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the USAF Academy.
Kalani was a graduate of Rapid City Central High School, class of 2008. He then attended Black Hills State University and graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science 2012. His degree was for Mass Communications and Public Relations. Kalani had many passions in life. Always trying everything, he loved history, absorbing stats on all sports, and the cooking channel. He loved singing, dancing, playing, and watching all sports, and sky diving. He loved all genres of music. When he was little in his room by himself he would be the coach, the ref, and the announcer all in one of his famous Chicago Bulls.
Kalani is survived by his mother Lisa Barndt (Tam) Rapid City; father, Rowel Corpuz of Florida; stepbrother, Gage and half-brother, Keone, and Kelei of Florida; grandparents, Larry and Clovia Barndt of Edgemont, SD; grandfather and great grandmother of Hawaii; Uncle Lee (Debbie) of Gillette, WY; Uncle Billy (Bree) of Rapid City; Aunt Essie (Vince) of Hawaii; Aunt Aileen (Danny) of Hawaii; Aunt Rowelyn of Hawaii; Uncle JR of Hawaii; and also a very special girlfriend, Heather Jones of Spearfish. There are also numerous great aunts, uncles, cousins, and a very long list of friends. He was preceded in death by a very dear Aunt Chrystal Blanton, and a grandmother of Hawaii.
Kalani started working in high school to afford driving his cherished truck from his grandpa. This truck was his pride and joy and so he could afford the best sound system to jam loudly. He started working at Taco Johns then went to Wendy’s, Bobs Amoco, Shopko, and Wal-Mart during college. After college he worked at the Gold Pages, then to First Choice Energy Services in ND.
Kalani was the type of person who would light up every room he walked into, with his infectious smile, laugh, and crazy personality. He also had something to say when someone was down to make their day brighter. Kalani knew how to make people laugh and he knew how to have a good time no matter what the situation was. HE WAS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY!!
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at The Mother Butler Center in Rapid City.