OBITUARY

John Joseph Kyser

March 29, 1960January 4, 2021

John Joseph Kyser, age 60, passed away on January 4, 2021, after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Laredo, Texas on March 29, 1960, to Buddy and Joyce Kyser. He grew up in West Michigan where he graduated from Middleville Thornapple Kellogg High School. In 2002, John and his business partner started Wyser Innovative Products in Byron Center. Through his hard work, John experienced many successes in life. At any time, he would gladly show you around the shop and share the work he and his team were completing. This work can be seen in The Smithsonian, Trump Towers, downtown Grand Rapids, local restaurants, and numerous other venues across the country. What started off as a one-man operation grew into a business with more than 65 employees. John was a respected leader, mentor, and coach; and his employees will miss him deeply.

John was a generous individual and enjoyed supporting many charities. He could be found walking in support of the Arthritis Foundation, sponsoring local softball and robotics teams, and being active within the community. He was a longtime participant and supporter of the BCHS Athletics and Fine Arts programs.

John loved his family, especially his grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling, boating, entertaining, and his cars. His presence will be forever missed by all who knew and loved him. John was a very loving, generous husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, businessman, and friend. His work and his family are his life’s legacy.

John is preceded in death by his parents Buddy and Joyce. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lynne; daughters Erin (Dan) Goodman and Stacey (Thomas) Heitkamp; grandchildren Makenzie, Katelyn, and Beau; brother, Buddy (Kathie) Kyser; sister, Cheryl-Marie (Dave) Manson; sister-in-law, Cari Nicolai; mother-in-law, Colleen Cox; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews.

Private family services for John will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Cook Funeral Home in Byron Center. Family will host a visitation and luncheon on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 12-3 p.m. at Wyser Innovative Products, 6157 Valduga Dr., Byron Center; Covid precautions will be in place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arthritis Foundation in memory of John Kyser at arthritis.org. The family is planning a Celebration of Life gathering to be held at a later date.

Services

  • Visitation/ Luncheon

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

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Doug Johnson

January 9, 2021

We always appreciated John's leadership at Wyser and how he supported his employees and customers. Below is a snip from a recent communication I had with John relating to his staff while he was walking through his health struggles:

" This has been a good test for Wyser and the boys in the office have really stepped up to handle it."

May the Kyser family be strengthened by God's peace and comfort in theses days.

Love from Doug & Nella Johnson

Karla & Brian Westmaas

January 6, 2021

Lynne so many memories of fun days on the lake with you and Jon., I will never forget the fastest car ride I ever had in my life! Brian will cherish the many years Jon was his golf partner and the fun they had. Our heart breaks for you and your family . Prayers for you through this difficult time.

Phyllis Nyenhuis

January 6, 2021

Lynne, Erin, Stacey and family
My heart breaks for all of you! John was such a wonderful man. I so enjoyed our visits when I came to clean your home. He was always so friendly and had a zest for life that was awe inspiring. I will cherish the moments spent with him.
Gary and I pray that God comforts you and surrounds you with His love. Know that we will hold you up in prayer as you go through this unimaginable loss.
RIP John Kyser... you certainly left your mark on this world......and you will be missed and remembered as one of the good guys.

Jan Squires

January 6, 2021

John, (Tex), was respected by many and loved by family and friends. We will always remember him as a gentle man who loved and cherished his family. We loved him and he made us very proud to be his aunt and uncle. Peace be with you.

Carolyn Quick

January 5, 2021

Will always remember him as Tex. So sorry to hear this.
Love Aunt Carolyn

Arla and Doug Tubergen

January 5, 2021

To Lynne and Family. So sorry to hear of the death of John. Arla and I got to know you both first thru Steel Case and then John hiring me when he started Wyser. Great times there when we all got together on Friday nights after work. “John, I still owe you a beer from the project you helped me with “.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY