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“I cannot believe another has gone by. I miss you Kyle and it never gets better. ”
1 of 112 | Posted by: Patty John - MolineHsYPr, IL

“I cannot believe another has gone by. I miss you Kyle and it never gets better. ”
2 of 112 | Posted by: Patty John - moLine, IL - Mother

“I miss you. I love you. MA ”
3 of 112 | Posted by: MOM

“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 ”
4 of 112 | Posted by: Kristina White (Milligan

“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...Read More »
5 of 112 | Posted by: Louella and Dan Holroyd

“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...Read More »
6 of 112 | Posted by: Joan Bollaert

“Our love, prayers, and thoughts are with you. May the Lord give you strength and comfort to get through this difficult time. ”
7 of 112 | Posted by: The Keemle Family

“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...Read More »
8 of 112 | Posted by: Rita (Hanavan) Whitfield

“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...Read More »
9 of 112 | Posted by: Jan Swanson

“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...Read More »
10 of 112 | Posted by: Karen (Hawkins) Phillips

“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...Read More »
11 of 112 | Posted by: Brittney Cross

“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...Read More »
12 of 112 | Posted by: Joe and Kathy Ybarra

“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...Read More »
13 of 112 | Posted by: Jenna Nathan

“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...Read More »
14 of 112 | Posted by: Daniel Dillie (Formally with Lujack's)

“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...Read More »
15 of 112 | Posted by: Jeff Katherman

“Kyle was a great person to know. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the John family during this time. ”
16 of 112 | Posted by: Amanda Rice

“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...Read More »
17 of 112 | Posted by: Mike Allardyce and Billie Ducey

“Kyle was truly an inspiration to us all. He really was an unforgettable person. My condolences. ”
18 of 112 | Posted by: Tony Slover

“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...Read More »
19 of 112 | Posted by: Kim Findlay

“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...Read More »
20 of 112 | Posted by: Pam Savich (Almanza)

“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...Read More »
21 of 112 | Posted by: Andy Katherman

“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...Read More »
22 of 112 | Posted by: Christine Boyer

“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...Read More »
23 of 112 | Posted by: The Richard Girt Family

“Dear Rick and Family, my deepest sympathies to all of you in your loss. ”
24 of 112 | Posted by: Jim Richardson

“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...Read More »
25 of 112 | Posted by: Tim Gamble

“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...Read More »
26 of 112 | Posted by: Donny Bognanno

“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...Read More »
27 of 112 | Posted by: Lauren Jaeke

“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...Read More »
28 of 112 | Posted by: Deno and Barb MInas and Family

“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...Read More »
29 of 112 | Posted by: Gary and Linda Miller in Seminole, FL

“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...Read More »
30 of 112 | Posted by: Jim and Sharon Garbett

“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 ”
31 of 112 | Posted by: Jennifer Gieseman / The Gieseman Family

“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...Read More »
32 of 112 | Posted by: Brittanie Holmquist (Van Dusseldorp)

“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. ”
33 of 112 | Posted by: Pam Schnekloth

“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...Read More »
34 of 112 | Posted by: Lori R. Harms

“I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
35 of 112 | Posted by: Kelly Massa

“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...Read More »
36 of 112 | Posted by: John and Sandra Cahalan

“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...Read More »
37 of 112 | Posted by: Larry Meeske

“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...Read More »
38 of 112 | Posted by: Carol Danielsen

“Our sincerest sympathy for the loss of Kyle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Naomi and staff Sedona Staffing, Carlsbad ”
39 of 112 | Posted by: Naomi Olson

“I feel blessed to have met and taken care of Kyle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
40 of 112 | Posted by: Cathy Williams

“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...Read More »
41 of 112 | Posted by: Joe & Tina Garcia

“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...Read More »
42 of 112 | Posted by: John and Dar Katherman

“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...Read More »
43 of 112 | Posted by: Adam Best

“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...Read More »
44 of 112 | Posted by: Harry Litchfield

“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...Read More »
45 of 112 | Posted by: Beth Hill

“I was not able to come to the visitation, but I wanted to pass my condolences to the family. Kyle was an amazing person. ”
46 of 112 | Posted by: Cassy Anderson

“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....Read More »
47 of 112 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
48 of 112 | Posted by: FRANCIS ANTHONY

“Rick, I just found out. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Akshay. ”
49 of 112 | Posted by: Akshay Mahadevia

“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...Read More »
50 of 112 | Posted by: Tiffin Cornwell

“My heart goes out to your family during this difficult time. I will miss seeing Kyle at the golf course each summer. ”
51 of 112 | Posted by: Shelly Cosner Palmer

“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...Read More »
52 of 112 | Posted by: Sarah Foster (DeLoose)

“From your brilliant soft-spoken words to your constant patience; I am a better person because I knew you. ”
53 of 112 | Posted by: Nick DeVolder

“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...Read More »
54 of 112 | Posted by: Rick Anderson

“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. ”
55 of 112 | Posted by: Dominic & Christy River

“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...Read More »
56 of 112 | Posted by: chris theofilis

“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. ...Read More »
57 of 112 | Posted by: Ralph and Sheri Zimmerman

“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...Read More »
58 of 112 | Posted by: Bognanno Family

“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. ”
59 of 112 | Posted by: Kellie Esters

“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...Read More »
60 of 112 | Posted by: Perry & Debby Jared

“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. ”
61 of 112 | Posted by: Nick and Lindsey Ramos

“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...Read More »
62 of 112 | Posted by: Sybil and Dave Kizer

“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...Read More »
63 of 112 | Posted by: Joel Ryser

“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...Read More »
64 of 112 | Posted by: Laura Parsons

“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...Read More »
65 of 112 | Posted by: Linda Williams Redden

“We were so sad to hear of Kyle's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and the entire John family. ”
66 of 112 | Posted by: Steve, Alli, Frank & Janet Cottrell

“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...Read More »
67 of 112 | Posted by: Hope

“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...Read More »
68 of 112 | Posted by: Deborah Nickelson

“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...Read More »
69 of 112 | Posted by: Sonia Johnson, Coal Valley, IL

“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. ”
70 of 112 | Posted by: Rick and Lisa Walden

“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....Read More »
71 of 112 | Posted by: Mary Ann Holm

“May you have no more suffering and rest in peace. ”
72 of 112 | Posted by: Seth Miller

“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. ”
73 of 112 | Posted by: Kristin Leaf

“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. ”
74 of 112 | Posted by: Gopal Revankar

“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...Read More »
75 of 112 | Posted by: Tom and Anita Gamble

“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...Read More »
76 of 112 | Posted by: Peter Steimle

“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...Read More »
77 of 112 | Posted by: Bob and Nancy Frederiksen

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with each one of you. Take care. ”
78 of 112 | Posted by: Mo & Marcy Hyder

“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...Read More »
79 of 112 | Posted by: Kevin VanVooren

“My thoughts and prayers are with the John family. May God bless Kyle. ”
80 of 112 | Posted by: Kyle Gott

“Rick&family,My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very diffucult time.Mike and Linda Duffy ”
81 of 112 | Posted by: Mike Duffy

“Rick, Our heartfelt condolences. Our prayers are with you and your family. My family and I will pray for Kyle's soul. Vasu Raghavan ”
82 of 112 | Posted by: Vasu Raghavan

“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...Read More »
83 of 112 | Posted by: Jeni Taylor

“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. ”
84 of 112 | Posted by: Brenda Dennis Sedona Richmond VA

“Karie I am sending my prayers to you and the entire John family. Thinking of you during this difficult time. ”
85 of 112 | Posted by: Katherine Boehm

“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...Read More »
86 of 112 | Posted by: John Riches

“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. ...Read More »
87 of 112 | Posted by: Amanda De La Cruz (Griffin)

“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...Read More »
88 of 112 | Posted by: Brooke Kind (Smith)

“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...Read More »
89 of 112 | Posted by: Gail Pitcher

“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. ”
90 of 112 | Posted by: Nancy Ashe

“My deepest sympathy goes to Karie and the John family. Kyle was truly and extraordinary person and will never be forgotten. ”
91 of 112 | Posted by: Jennifer Blecher (Miller)

“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...Read More »
92 of 112 | Posted by: Jerry & Julie OLeary

“To the entire John Family... My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Alan Anderson Coal Valley,Il ”
93 of 112 | Posted by: Alan Anderson

“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...Read More »
94 of 112 | Posted by: Liz Madison

“The few conversations I had with Kyle, I was so impressed with what a wonderful, inspirational, and courageous young man he was. My sincere...Read More »
95 of 112 | Posted by: Becky See

“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. ”
96 of 112 | Posted by: Al McCaulley & Linnea Thompson

“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...Read More »
97 of 112 | Posted by: Jenna,Ryan,and Carter Rasche

“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...Read More »
98 of 112 | Posted by: Kay Carty John (Minnesota)

“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...Read More »
99 of 112 | Posted by: Kay Carty John (Minnesota)

“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...Read More »
100 of 112 | Posted by: Joseph Johnson

“Kyle was a great guy, he will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife and family. ”
101 of 112 | Posted by: Brooke Lehne

“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...Read More »
102 of 112 | Posted by: Alissa Frierson-Temple Tx Sedona

“My thoughts and prayers are with Karie and the John family. Kyle was a great guy! ”
103 of 112 | Posted by: Jessica Burbridge

“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 ”
104 of 112 | Posted by: Jane Austin

“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. ”
105 of 112 | Posted by: Pam Foy

“Rest in peace, Kyle. ”
106 of 112 | Posted by: A loved one

“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...Read More »
107 of 112 | Posted by: Dan Gerber

“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. ”
108 of 112 | Posted by: Joshua Petersmith

“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...Read More »
109 of 112 | Posted by: Dick Baker

“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...Read More »
110 of 112 | Posted by: Susan Thompson Cross (Archer)

“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...Read More »
111 of 112 | Posted by: Glenn and Kathi Ruud

“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 ”
112 of 112 | Posted by: RICHARD /LINDA WOODS & SONS/WIFES


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.

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