Evelyn Jane Huyser

February 20, 1930 ~ September 20, 2022

Evelyn Jane Huyser, age 92, passed away peacefully at her home on September 20, 2022, after a six-month courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 20, 1930, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Benjamin and Maggie TerMeer. She was the 6th of eight children and is survived by sisters: Betty Haan, Marjorie (Robert) Smith, and sister-in-law, Aloha Meyer.

After graduating from South High School, she married Lester Huyser in 1950. They celebrated 50 years of marriage and she lovingly cared for Lester in their home prior to his death in 2000. She resided at the same home she and Les built for 72 years and shared their common passion for summers at their Maston Lake cottage. During those years, they raised four children and she worked part-time at Michigan Bell and Steketee’s.

She is lovingly remembered by her four children: James (Karen) Huyser, Sandra (Brandt) Fischer, Nancy (Guy) Longest, Douglas (Shari) Huyser. She was blessed with ten grandchildren: Jennifer Huyser, Chris (Terah) Huyser, Kim (Jason) Mauric, Greg (Aimee) Huyser, Sean (Mandy) Fischer, Keri Fischer, Matt (Sara) Longest, Kevin (Liz) Longest, Allison Huyser, Kate Huyser and sixteen great grandchildren.

Evelyn’s purpose of life can best be defined by her commitment to family, faith and friends. She was passionate about family traditions and gatherings, a trait inherited from her parents. For over 85 years, she worshiped at both Smith Memorial and First (Park) Congregational churches and demonstrated a generous heart for service. Through her active social life, she developed a strong network of friends and a lifetime of friendships.

Please join us in her celebration of life service to be held October 7, 2022, 11:00 AM at First (Park) Congregation Church, 10 East Park Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The service will be preceded by a visitation with family from 9:30 to 11:00. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and internment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to First (Park) Congregational Church.

Visitation
Friday, October 7
9:30am - 11:00am

First Park Congregational Church
10 E. Park Place NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Memorial Service
Friday, October 7
11:00am

First Park Congregational Church
10 E. Park Place NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Leave Your Tribute Message

October 08, 2022 9:40am
Tira and I have known Evelyn and her wonderful family for over 45 years. She has always been and inspiration of grace and kindness to us whenever we were together at family gatherings. She will be truly missed and we send our sincere condolences to her family in this time of grieving. God Bless and may she Rest In Peace with her Lord and Savior.

- John and Tira Knispel

October 02, 2022 1:40pm
We lived nextdoor to Ms. Evelyn for nearly 14 years. She was a kind, sweet woman. Always gracious when our young daughter, at the time, would color with chalk all over her side staircase- and once even on the front door! 😄 Praising God Evelyn is home now with her husband in Heaven. ❤️

- Farica Huxford

September 30, 2022 4:00pm
I knew Evelyn from singing in the Kentwood Chorale. Her wonderful smile and upbeat attitude always made your day a little brighter. I think she always saw the positive about any person or situation.

- Barbara Heisler




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