Richard John III

  • Born: April 2, 1981
  • Died: December 5, 2008
  • Location: Moline, Illinois

Esterdahl Mortuary

6601 38th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265

Tel. (309) 736-7100

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard "Kyle" John III passed away at his home on December 5, 2008 after a courageous five year battle with Ewing's Sarcoma. He was surrounded by his family. A celebration of Kyle's life will be held on Tuesday December 9, 2008 from 6 to 9 P.M. at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois. All family and friends are welcome to come and share their 'Kyle" stories. His Grandfather, Richard, was raised on the farm which later became Deere Run. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to "Friends of Kyle". Anyone wishing to make a donation can bring it to the celebration or stop in at any U.S. Bank location. The proceeds will be given to cancer research. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. Moline is assisting the family.

Kyle was born on April 2, 1981 in Silvis, Illinois to Rick and Patty John. Kyle attended Roosevelt and Jane Addams Elementary schools. Kyle was involved in many school activities in grade school. Kyle went on to attend Wilson Middle School. In 8th grade Kyle was student government President. Kyle graduated from Moline High School in 1999. He was proud of his four years of service in student government. He was an extraordinary soccer keeper earning a varsity letter three times. During Kyle's last varsity game, he attained celebrity status throughout the state. He owed the notoriety to his noble support of his fellow teammate.

After high school Kyle had many great accomplishments. He started a boat maintenance business with his beloved cousin Doug called Starboard Marine. During the off-season Kyle would make numerous trips to his father's office. On one fateful afternoon Kyle met the love of his life, Karie Anderson. Karie was working at the office at this time. After attending Black Hawk College, Kyle and Karie decided to move to San Diego. In San Diego Kyle enrolled at the University of San Diego. While at U.S.D. Kyle's life was put on hold to battle cancer. In the summer of 2008 Kyle gave his heart away to Karie. Kyle loved Karie more than anything. He was a great husband because he made everything fun, had a great heart, and was a fantastic chef.

To Kyle's friends he was the life of the party. He had a natural ability to attract people to him. Kyle and Karie's place was always the epicenter of the party world. Another reason Kyle was a once in a lifetime friend was his honesty and caring for the well being of others. Kyle didn't want to leave anyone out. He was a "BIG TENT' kind of guy.

To Kyle's family he was amazing. He was the best husband, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and uncle. He was the catalyst of his family. During Kyle's last year's he was more concerned with the well being of his family. He never complained about the hand he was dealt. He played high stakes and loved every minute of it. His big smile lit up every room he entered.

To the community, Kyle instilled the very best in people with his quick wit, dry sense of humor, and his knack for being a dare devil. Kyle was the real deal often replicated in the movies but, never duplicated. Kyle gave many speeches on behalf of cancer awareness. He was able to give justice to these speeches because he fought a courageous fight with the disease, unlike any other seen in the history of man.

The John Family wants to send out a special thanks to Dr. Costas Constantinou, Laura Hoffman, and the caring staff, Dr. Pete Anderson of M.D. Anderson, and all the people who lent Kyle support. All of you truly made Kyle's life easier.

Kyle is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Arlene John and maternal grandmother Helen Milligan. He is survived by his wife Karie John, father Rick John of Port Byron, mother Patty John of Moline, siblings Emilee John of Los Angeles, Brendan John of Moline, paternal grandfather Richard John of Moline, and maternal grandfather Kelmer Milligan. He also has a large number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Online condolences may be expressed to Kyle's family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahlmortuary.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I cannot believe another has gone by. I miss you Kyle and it never gets better.

Posted by Patty John - MolineHsYPr, IL - Mother   January 22, 2012

I cannot believe another has gone by. I miss you Kyle and it never gets better.

Posted by Patty John - moLine, IL - Mother   January 22, 2012

I miss you. I love you. MA

Posted by MOM    January 14, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you Em, Brendan, Patty, Rick, and Karie. What a terrible loss, I am truly sorry. Kyle was an amazing person and will be missed by so many.

Posted by Jenna Nathan    December 08, 2008

To The Entire John Family: Please know that our thoughts and prayers have been with you during this difficult time. Kyle is at peace with our Lord and not having to suffer any longer.

Posted by Mike Allardyce and Billie Ducey    December 08, 2008

KJ - I am privileged to be your friend. I have some great memories of growing up with you. We had some really good times together that I will never forget. I will always remember you for the fearless, genuine, and loyal friend that you were to me.

Donny Bognanno

Posted by Donny Bognanno    December 08, 2008

Rick, Patty and family, sorry I cannot be at the service as I am in Brazil. Our family has many fond memories of Kyle and the John family. Take care and God Bless

Posted by Larry Meeske    December 08, 2008

Rick and Patty, Our deepest condolences to you both and your family. Kyle was a great friend to Andy and Jeff and a great soccer player as well. You are in our prayers.

Posted by John and Dar Katherman    December 08, 2008

Rick and Patty I just heard of your loss from Karen. I can only imagine how you feel at this time. Kind words can only try to heal your pain, but know that God has his child back home and they both will help you thru this time. I am sure you have beautiful memories and they too will help heal your pain. With many prayers, Rita Whitfield(Burleson, Texas)

Posted by Rita (Hanavan) Whitfield    December 08, 2008

Our love, prayers, and thoughts are with you. May the Lord give you strength and comfort to get through this difficult time.

Posted by The Keemle Family    December 08, 2008

I was so saddened by the news of Kyle's passing. It didn't take long to jump back into the memories of recesses at Roosevelt, and classes all the way through school. Kyle was truly an amazing person, who would do anything for anyone, and who always showed such compassion and patience, when no one else would. That incredible smile will certainly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family in this sad time.

Posted by Brittney Cross    December 08, 2008

Aunt Patty, just spoke to my dad today, 03-10-09, so sorry to hear of Kyle's passing. You are in my prayers. Much love, Krissy

Posted by Kristina White (Milligan    December 08, 2008

Patty & Rick:

I'm so very sorry to read of your loss. Although I didn't know your son, I remember you both fondly from MHS (75) and based upon you two, he had to have a great sense of humor, a kind heart & great young man. My heart hurts for you both, and I will pray that all the wonderful years you had with him will bring you healing. God bless you both. kp Texas

Posted by Karen (Hawkins) Phillips    December 08, 2008

Dear Patty and family. ..I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss of Kyle. I didn't know and found out the other day. I'm sorry I wasn't there for added support. Please know that I'm here now and that prayers are in progress for you and your family during this sad time. God bless Kyle and his lovely family.

Posted by Joan Bollaert    December 08, 2008

I was deeply saddened to hear of Kyle's passing. I am sure he gave a courageous fight. I remember a creative young man in my Jewelry class at MHS who was always well behaved and friendly. I also remember how loved Kyle was by his family through my association with Moline Football and Brendan and his very supportive and generous parents. Please accept my condolences. Best Regards, Joel Ryser

Posted by Joel Ryser    December 08, 2008

We were so sad to hear of Kyle's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and the entire John family.

Posted by Steve, Alli, Frank & Janet Cottrell    December 08, 2008

To Kyle's parents: Even though I've never met you or Kyle, I feel that I know you through my dear friend, Linda Gamble. As you know, I lost both my 24 year old son, Fen III (10 years ago almost) and my 25 year old daughter, Angie (9 years ago) - and I want you to know that I feel and understand both your pain and your great love for your son. I wish I could tell you that the pain goes away - it doesn't - it just becomes more of a "dull ache", and once in awhile even now - such a sharp reminder that my heart shudders with grief. But I also want you to know that I feel the presence of my two children so often. And I do still talk, laugh and love them - forever - as you do and will with your beloved son. May you find serenity through your grief and may the wonders of the sky and the earth and the very essence of God give you the courage and hope to continue your lives with joy - at peace that your beautiful son is where he needs to be at this time and that you will see him again. Blessings on you and your family. Jan Swanson

Posted by Jan Swanson    December 08, 2008

Dear Patty and Rick,

We just learned of Kyle's death. We offer our prayers and condolences. When I heard the news, I remembered the day Seth was punched by a kid at Wilson, and Kyle wanted to beat this kid up. He was a kind friend to Seth. I pray for God's peace and grace for you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.

Dan and Louella

Posted by Louella and Dan Holroyd    December 08, 2008

Rick & Patty,

I was very sadened to her of Kyle's passing. I know that you had done everything in your power to show him your love. You have been an inspiration to the whole community on how you never gave up hope.

You will certainly be in our prayers.

God Bless,

Daniel Dillie

Posted by Daniel Dillie (Formally with Lujack's)    December 08, 2008

Rick and family - I was deeply saddened to learn of Kyle's recent passing. I have very fond memories of his eighth grade year at Wilson where he exhibited exceptional leadership characteristics. I shall never forget the active role he assumed that resulted in my being elected Spirit King for that year. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Joe and Kathy Ybarra    December 08, 2008

I am so sad to hear of Kyle's passing this week. Kyle was a great guy and I still have fond memories of playing soccer with him. I always remember how he could make people laugh. You have my deepest sympathies and I will continue to pray for you and your entire family.

God Bless,

Andy Katherman

Moline, Class of '98

Posted by Andy Katherman    December 08, 2008

To the John Family,

Wanted to express our deepest sympathies on Kyle's passing. Kyle and your family will remain in our daily prayers and we pray that the Lord will give you peace during this time.

Sincerely,

Jeff Katherman & Family

Waconia, MN

Posted by Jeff Katherman    December 08, 2008

Kyle was truly an inspiration to us all. He really was an unforgettable person. My condolences.

Posted by Tony Slover    December 08, 2008

To those whose love enveloped Kyle in good times and bad, our very deepest sympathy and love. Though your loss is profound, please see your Kyle in the eyes of every person who had the privilege of being touched by him. He is that close now and forever. We are so sorry. Love, Deno and Barb & family.

Posted by Deno and Barb MInas and Family    December 08, 2008

To the John Family - As you have supported Kyle in his courageous battle may you now lean into the support of those who love and care for each and all of you. My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. Kim Findlay

Posted by Kim Findlay    December 08, 2008

Kyle was a great person to know. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the John family during this time.

Posted by Amanda Rice    December 08, 2008

Patty, Rick and Family, I hope you can find comfort in your many special memories and the thought of the happy years you shared together. Kyle was one of those truly special individuuals who made life so much more pleasant around him. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Tim Gamble    December 08, 2008

Rick, Patty, Emilee, Brenden and Karie: Kyle was such a kindhearted person. I remember sitting in Kyle and Em's living room after the birth of my son, and he told me that they had just found the cancer. I was stunned and extremely angry. Why is it always the ones who are so undeserving? I'm glad he had the strong, determined, loving family that he did to help him in his battle. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have often thought of his smiling face and prayed for him. I will continue to do so.

Posted by Christine Boyer    December 08, 2008

Dear Rick and Family, my deepest sympathies to all of you in your loss.

Posted by Jim Richardson    December 08, 2008

Kyle was a wonderful person. I have many happy memories of time spent together, he will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife and family.

Posted by Pam Savich (Almanza)    December 08, 2008

Kyle, you are a great person and your memories will live on with all of us forever. My prayers and thoughts go out to the John family. God Bless

Posted by Jennifer Gieseman / The Gieseman Family    December 08, 2008

Rick&family,My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very diffucult time.Mike and Linda Duffy

Posted by Mike Duffy    December 08, 2008

Rick, Patty, Rich and all the family,

We were very sorry to see the notice of Kyle's passing while reading the qconline. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Gary and Linda Miller in Seminole, FL    December 08, 2008

To the entire John family, Try and remember all of the awesome times your family shared with Kyle while he was growing up. Have no regrets, because we cannot change what has been, but don't EVER FORGET THE MEMORIES you have of Kyle. No one can EVER ERASE THOSE THOUGHTS and though there were alot of tuff ones over the past few years, remeber all of the wonderful times you had as a familly when he was growing up. He was a very well liked person in school, always thinking of the other person, and what more could you ask of your son than to treat others the way he always did. You raised a STRONG, COURAGEOUS BOY, and made him into a wonderful man, I am sorry he had to leave us so soon. I guess he will be "HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" in God's home with his grandparents, so they may get to spend time with him once again. Love to all of you, Rich, Karen, Stephanie (Schulte) and Amber (Reed) Girt

Posted by The Richard Girt Family    December 08, 2008

Rick and Patty we're sorry to hear of Kyles passing. You have our heart felt condolences. You and your family were a great help to us and we hope we can do the same for you. Again your have our deepest condolences.

Posted by John and Sandra Cahalan    December 08, 2008

Kyle, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember you and the way you would light up room just by walking into it. You were one of the few great guys I grew up with from Roosevelt to Black Hawk and on. You will truly be missed by evryone who has ever known you. God Bless you and your family.

Posted by Brittanie Holmquist (Van Dusseldorp)    December 08, 2008

To the John Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Kyle. I know he meant a lot to all of you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God bless you always.

Posted by Lauren Jaeke    December 08, 2008

Your family is in our prayers and thoughts. Words can't adequately describe the empathy that so many people wish to extend to you in your time of sorrow.

Posted by Jim and Sharon Garbett    December 08, 2008

Rick, I was sorry to hear about your son's death. What an amazing young man! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Pam Schnekloth    December 08, 2008

To the John Family, my heart goes out to you all. Kyle was an incredible guy and will be missed by so many people. We definitely had a lot of fun together growing up! My deepest sympathies. Brooke Smith

Posted by Brooke Kind (Smith)    December 08, 2008

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kelly Massa    December 08, 2008

Rick, Patty, Emilee, and Brendan I am extremely saddened to hear about your loss of Kyle. I ran into him earlier in the summer and he was so happy about being married. He was a great man and will be sorely missed.

Posted by Adam Best    December 08, 2008

Our sincerest sympathy for the loss of Kyle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Naomi and staff

Sedona Staffing, Carlsbad

Posted by Naomi Olson    December 08, 2008

Rick, Patty, Dick Sr. and the entire John Family, My deepest sincere condolences in the passing of Kyle. I know he fought hard for all. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time to come and always. Condsider yourselves hugged. Lori Harms

Posted by Lori R. Harms    December 08, 2008

The few conversations I had with Kyle, I was so impressed with what a wonderful, inspirational, and courageous young man he was. My sincere condolences to the John family.

Posted by Becky See    December 08, 2008

With heartfelt sympathy and prayers in the loss of your loved one. May you find peace and beauty in your memories of him. Wishing you God's Blessings,

Carol Danielsen

Posted by Carol Danielsen    December 08, 2008

I feel blessed to have met and taken care of Kyle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Cathy Williams    December 08, 2008

My prayers to all the family. I too lost my son to cancer in Sept. so I know the pain to well. I pray that your son and mine will in some way help to find the answer to this horrible disease to prevent anyone else from the pain of the loss of a loved one. God Bless you all.

Posted by Beth Hill    December 08, 2008

Rick, Kari and the John family, We were so sorry to hear of Kyle's passing. You have our deepest condolences. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Joe and Tina Garcia

Posted by Joe & Tina Garcia    December 08, 2008

We deeply miss Kyle. I feel so lucky to have had a cousin as wonderful and fun as he was. I have so many nice memories of visiting with Kyle and family on summer vacations. He will be missed greatly. Lots of Love. Tiffin, Glynn and Hope Cornwell, Simi Valley, CA

Posted by Tiffin Cornwell    December 08, 2008

I was not able to come to the visitation, but I wanted to pass my condolences to the family. Kyle was an amazing person.

Posted by Cassy Anderson    December 08, 2008

Kyle, God loves you so much. That is why he took you back at this young age and I believe you are on the right side of the God. Let you pray for your family and bless them always.

Posted by FRANCIS ANTHONY    December 08, 2008

Rick and Family. I am so sorry to hear of your son's passing. He appears to have been a very remarkable young man. I'll say a prayer for him, you and the family. Best regards, Harry Litchfield

Posted by Harry Litchfield    December 08, 2008

Dear Rick and Patty,

We were so sorry to hear of Kyle's passing. Please know you have been in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong in your faith.

Tim and Mary Beth Verhelst

Posted by A friend   December 08, 2008

My heart goes out to your family during this difficult time. I will miss seeing Kyle at the golf course each summer.

Posted by Shelly Cosner Palmer    December 08, 2008

Kyle was a wonderful person! He had a great heart and a great love for life. Life can be so unfair, especially when a loved one is taken so early on in life. May it bring you peace to know he is in heaven with our Lord, whole, happy, and watching over us. My condolences to the love of his life, family, and friends for all of our loss. God Bless and remember to hold each other close. Love Sarah Foster (DeLoose

Posted by Sarah Foster (DeLoose)    December 08, 2008

my deepest sincere condolences . kyle will be missed by many, but he is in a better place with no pain and suffering.sailing the universe with our maker. god bless and help you all through your difficult time.

Posted by chris theofilis    December 08, 2008

Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire John family. May you take comfort in knowing Kyle is free from his earthly pain, and now at rest in the arms of his Heavenly Father. God Bless you all. Sybil and Dave

Posted by Sybil and Dave Kizer    December 08, 2008

Rick,

I just found out. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Akshay.

Posted by Akshay Mahadevia    December 08, 2008

Sylvia and I send Kyle's family our deepest felt condolences. May your memories of him warm your heart in the days to come so that gradually your sadness will be replaced with the joy of having had him in your life.

Posted by Rick Anderson    December 08, 2008

Rick,

Please know our family will be keeping you and yours in our prayers. Wishing you peace and comfort during this time. May God Bless You All.

Posted by Dominic & Christy River    December 08, 2008

From your brilliant soft-spoken words to your constant patience; I am a better person because I knew you.

Posted by Nick DeVolder    December 08, 2008

How well we remember the "Moline Melee" in reference to kyle's celebrity status gained at his last soccer game for Moline High. At that game Kyle was defending one of his best soccer buddies' honor and took on the whole oppposing team's sideline of fans. He had the bravery of a warrior and his team mates loyalty and respect as they decided they were, " as mad as heck and weren't going to take it anymore!" We will remember Kyle as a true friend to his buddies, a good son to his parents and as a warrior in his courage not only in soccer but in his celebration of life.

Posted by Bognanno Family    December 08, 2008

To the John Family,

We are so sorry and our hearts hurt for your loss of Kyle. We spent many Sundays with him and what a wonderful child he was. You could always count on Kyle to liven things up in children's church. What a blessing he was and he will be greatly missed by all. Our prayers are with you and your family. Ralph and Sheri Zimmerman

Posted by Ralph and Sheri Zimmerman    December 08, 2008

Patty and Family, Our hearts are so saddened to hear of Kyle's passing. We must take strengh in that our God is a Great God and he will be with you each step as you mourn this huge loss. Kyle was a very accomplished young man. You can take pleasure in knowing he was a person that left his foot prints on many lives. Just reading all the comments say's it so well. We will contuine to pray for you.

Posted by Perry & Debby Jared    December 08, 2008

Rick and family - I was deeply saddened to learn of Kyle's passing. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kellie Esters    December 08, 2008

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Kyle...What an amazing man he was. May Kyle rest in peace and watch over you always.

Posted by Nick and Lindsey Ramos    December 08, 2008

Patty and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Kyle's passing. You are all in my prayers during this time. Linda (Williams) Redden (Dale Glyton Williams daughter)

Posted by Linda Williams Redden    December 08, 2008

Dear Rick and Family,

I can not even find the words to express how sad I am that you lost such an amazing person in your lives. I am fortunate to have those that are dear to me still in my life, so I have yet to feel what you are feeling and only hope that those around you give you strenghth for days to come. That you find peace and smiles when you think of Kyle. Warmly Deborah Nickelson Sedona Partner Frankfort Illinois

Posted by Deborah Nickelson    December 08, 2008

To the John family, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Kyle was such an incredible person and he will truly be missed by so many. I have so many wonderful memories of Kyle from Roosevelt all the way through Black Hawk. My deepest sympathies.

Posted by Laura Parsons    December 08, 2008

There are no words so Holy Spirit I just ask that you would intercede for this precious family, you know precisely what they need in this moment and I just ask that you would move on their behalf in Jesus' name. Romans 8:26

Posted by Hope    December 08, 2008

Our children, Jamie and Anna Walden, have both been affected by Klye and Carrie's strength through the years. We are deeply saddened by your loss.

Posted by Rick and Lisa Walden    December 08, 2008

Rick, Dick Sr., and family - I was saddened to hear of Kyle's passing. While I only got to meet him a few times when you brought him to the United Way office, you could definetly see his great sense of humor, his strength and generous spirit...much like his father and grandfather! We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Sonia Johnson

Posted by Sonia Johnson, Coal Valley, IL    December 08, 2008

My deepest sympathy to the John Family and Karie at this time of sadness. I had the pleasure of meeting Kyle last year, when he was in Chicago. Although it was a short introduction, he had a very kind smile and his thoughtfulness to stop by and say hello to the Frankfort office was appreciated.

Posted by Mary Ann Holm    December 08, 2008

May you have no more suffering and rest in peace.

Posted by Seth Miller    December 08, 2008

Rick:

I am saddened by the untimely death of your son. Wish you and Patty the strength and courage to be able to get over this tragedy.

Posted by Gopal Revankar    December 08, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire John family. It was a great pleasure knowing Kyle. He will be deeply missed by many people.

Posted by Kristin Leaf    December 08, 2008

Rick,

I am so sorry. Kyle sounds like an excellent person, who has contributed much to the community and to the people around him. That's my goal.

Thank you for keeping our staff member on company insurance after he left the company for cancer treatment. That was putting people first, and really, that's what matters most, so thanks.

Perhaps I told you that our only son passed away years ago. His sisters, mother and I look forward to seeing him again at the time of the resurection. We are so grateful for the principle of eternal families.

I pray that your family will feel the comfort of the Holy Ghost, and that "peace that surpasseth understanding."

Sincerely,

Peter Steimle

Lawrence, Kansas

Posted by Peter Steimle    December 08, 2008

We've know Kyle for so many years since our boys played soccer together. He was such a great kid. Always smiling and making us laugh. A figher to the end.

You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Bob and Nancy Frederiksen    December 08, 2008

From Anita and Tom Gamble in St. Louis, MO, we extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family on the loss of Kyle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Tom and Anita Gamble    December 08, 2008

Kyle was a great friend. I have many fond memories of time spent together, he will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife and family.

Posted by Kevin VanVooren    December 08, 2008

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with each one of you. Take care.

Posted by Mo & Marcy Hyder    December 08, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with the John family. May God bless Kyle.

Posted by Kyle Gott    December 08, 2008

Rick and family - I was so sadden to hear of your loss - You will all be in my thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time.

Posted by Brenda Dennis Sedona Richmond VA    December 08, 2008

Patty,

You probably don't remember me but I came to a bible study in your with Debbi Johnson a long time ago. You prayed with me and I have never forgotten it and your kindness. What a beautiful boy in Kyle! My sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. I'll be thinking of you.

Posted by Jeni Taylor    December 08, 2008

Karie

I am sending my prayers to you and the entire John family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Posted by Katherine Boehm    December 08, 2008

Rick,

Our heartfelt condolences. Our prayers are with you and your family. My family and I will pray for Kyle's soul.

Vasu Raghavan

Posted by Vasu Raghavan    December 08, 2008

May gods love give you strength and hope. Chris Griffin has kept our family posted on Kyles turbulent battle. God bless Kyles family and friends. Look to each other for support and may time bring a cure for cancer.

Posted by Amanda De La Cruz (Griffin)    December 08, 2008

To the John family:

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, son, grandson, nephew and cousin. You will all be in our prayers.

Posted by Nancy Ashe    December 08, 2008

Rick & Family, I wanted to pass along my sincere condolences. I only met Kyle a few times during some of my work at United Way. It was clear to me he was a very special person. His loss is a loss for all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by John Riches    December 08, 2008

To the John family, I am so sorry to hear about Kyle. What a courageous young man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May your faith and memories guide you.

Posted by Gail Pitcher    December 08, 2008

My deepest sympathy goes to Karie and the John family. Kyle was truly and extraordinary person and will never be forgotten.

Posted by Jennifer Blecher (Miller)    December 08, 2008

To the entire John Family...

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Alan Anderson Coal Valley,Il

Posted by Alan Anderson    December 08, 2008

Dear Rick and Family.

I am so sorry to hear about Kyle. Seems only yesterday he was a small boy flying into the office with his siblings. A big smile on his face.

I will always remember Kyle as the tall slender sweetheart of a person.

He was special always, fun loving and

ready to start a new day. God needed an angel and selected the best.

My condolences to all of you. Liz

Posted by Liz Madison    December 08, 2008

Our prayers are with all of you today. In reading Kyle's obituary it was easy to see what a fine young man he was. May your love for him and the memories you have help to sustain you at this most difficult time. With our sympathy for your loss. Jerry and Julie O'Leary

Posted by Jerry & Julie OLeary    December 08, 2008

Please accept our sincere sympathy on passing of Kyle. He lived a lot of life in a short time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Al McCaulley & Linnea Thompson    December 08, 2008

To the John family..We are are so sadden by the loss of Kyle. Ryan and I both grew up with the John's and wanted to let you know how sorry we are and that you all are in our thoughts.

Posted by Jenna,Ryan,and Carter Rasche    December 08, 2008

Our family would like send our condolences. We remember Kyle and Joey playing baseball at Moline Riverside park together. They were so small and so darling. We called Joseph (he is living in Hawaii) he wanted you to know he would be praying for your family and what a kind friend Kyle was to him.. The Johnson's

Posted by Joseph Johnson    December 08, 2008

My heart and prayers are with you Rick, Tim, Larry and all the family. Kyle-an amazing young man..My love to you and my thoughts are with you and on Jesus-in whom all comfort lies. In His arms is Kyle-complete and whole.

Posted by Alissa Frierson-Temple Tx Sedona    December 08, 2008

Patty, Rick and family,

Ryan, Meghan and I send our sincere sympathy to you at this difficult time. Although it seems as if it has been a lifetime ago, I have many great memories of the kids when they were so little. I have thought of your family many times over the years. Please know that our thoughts and prayers of comfort are with you at this time. I know that being surrounded by the love of family, friends, many memories as well as prayers will give you strength.

We will light a candle for Kyle in his memory.

Posted by Kay Carty John (Minnesota)    December 08, 2008

I send Kyle's family my sincerest sympathies. I did not know Kyle well, but first met him in middle school and had him in more classes through high school. He was an exceptional person; a very kind guy who, in spite of his great attributes, always remained cordial and approachable. Kyle was everything you would ever want in a classmate; he was a first-rate citizen, intelligent, active and a leader. Even from someone who did not know him well, it was evident Kyle was destined to do great things. While his life was cut much too short, there is no denying his profound impact on his community and on his classmates. If ever there was someone who could bring students together from all sects, it would have been Kyle. He was a caring, compassionate person who was blessed with many tremendous qualities, but never looked down on anyone. He would have been a great leader in the community, but at least he was able to reach out and make an impact on his schools and his peers during his too-brief time. The great ones leave us too soon, and there is no denying Kyle was a great one. Coming from someone who was not popular or well-liked in high school, it speaks volumes that Kyle left me with such a great impression. Hopefully he is at peace now and he realized how many lives he touched, even from people like me, who he did not know well, and probably had no idea he left me with such a favorable view of him. High school was a tough time for me, but Kyle was one of the few who left me with a great impression. My sympathies go out to his family.

Posted by Dan Gerber    December 08, 2008

Kyle was a great guy, he will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife and family.

Posted by Brooke Lehne    December 08, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with Karie and the John family. Kyle was a great guy!

Posted by Jessica Burbridge    December 08, 2008

Rick & Patty,

I'm so sorry to hear of your deep, deep loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you both for comfort and support at this difficult time. May God's grace give you strength in the days ahead, and may time ease your pain.

Deepest sympathy,

Dick Baker

3303 Benbrook Cove

Corinth, TX 76208

940.321.5718

dbjb1989@msn.com

Posted by Dick Baker    December 08, 2008

To the John Family,

I can not say in words how sorry I am for your loss. This world will not be the same without Kyle. God bless you.

Posted by Pam Foy    December 08, 2008

Kyle was a delight. My life is richer for having known him. May the peace of heaven comfort your sole.

My sincerest condolences - Jane Austin

Posted by Jane Austin    December 08, 2008

We are so sad to hear of Kyle's passing. Kelene kept us up to date on his battle and we always thought of him and the family. It seems so unfair to lose him at such a vibrant time of his life. God bless you all.

Posted by Glenn and Kathi Ruud    December 08, 2008

Kyle, it was a pleasure buddy. Its an honor to call you a friend. You, your family, and friends are in the prayers of the Petersmith family.

Posted by Joshua Petersmith    December 08, 2008

Rest in peace, Kyle.

Posted by A loved one    December 08, 2008

Patty, Rick and family -- what a legacy Kyle leaves, so many people that he has touched over his life -- it seems like yesterday he and my brittney and all the other roosevelt kids were keeping us all so busy! We hold their hands for just a little while, but their hearts forever! God bless -- you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Susan Thompson Cross (Archer)    December 08, 2008

OUR CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY WE WISH YOU ALL THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY THAT OUR HEARTS CAN GIVE.WE WRAP OUR FAMILYS' LOVE AROUND YOURS.IN CHRIST RICK

Posted by RICHARD /LINDA WOODS & SONS/WIFES    December 08, 2008