Sue K. Kaechele

February 9, 1965 ~ July 14, 2022

Sue K. Kaechele, age 57, of Byron Center, went to her Heavenly home on Thursday, July 14, 2022. During her life, Sue’s strength was evident as she gave 100 percent in whatever she did. She attended Thornapple Kellogg High School where she excelled in many ways and graduated with honors in the top 10 of her class. In band, she played first chair clarinet in middle and high school, she made all-state for track, and enjoyed playing basketball. She helped build and operate her family’s business at Custom Counter Top. Some of Sue’s favorite pastimes included walking her dogs, working on projects at the shop and spending time with friends and family. Her strength carried her through battles with cancer and mental health over the last five years. She will be especially missed for her smile and ability to encourage those around her. She was preceded in death by her father, Lyle Kaechele; nephew, Tyler Kaechele and brother-in-law, Brandon Norko. She will be lovingly remembered by her soulmate of 30 years, Tim Wiest; daughter, Emma Wiest; son, Jack Wiest; mother, Dorothy Kaechele; many loving brothers, sisters and their families; parents-in-law, Bob and Kathy Wiest and their families. A Memorial Mass will be held 11 am Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 9669 Kraft SE, Caledonia, with Rev. Michael Cilibraise officiating. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday, July 19 from 5-8:00 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 616 E. Main St. SE, Caledonia, as well as an hour prior to the service at church. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to Network 180 or the American Cancer Society.

Memorial Visitation
Tuesday, July 19
5:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Caledonia
616 E. Main St. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

Phone: (616) 891-8155

Memorial Visitation
Wednesday, July 20
10:00am - 11:00am

Holy Family Catholic Church
9669 Kraft SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

Memorial Mass
Wednesday, July 20

Holy Family Catholic Church
9669 Kraft SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

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July 18, 2022 6:39pm
We first met Sue several years ago when Emma started dating our son Scott. She was always happy & smiling at the band concerts to support Emma (and Scott) and their love of jazz music. As our children continued to date, Sue welcomed Scott into their family as one of their own. Sue will be greatly missed and we will continue to honor her memory. For those of you who may wish to donate to Network 180, you cannot do the donation on their website. You will have to call them directly and talk to Amanda Higgins at 616-855-5183, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. She will email you a receipt.

- Lisa & Todd Miller

July 18, 2022 8:36am
May the angels lead Sue into Paradise, and may Our Lady of Sorrows come now, with peace and comfort, to Tim, his children Emma and Jack, and the extended family.

- Michael Babcock

July 17, 2022 9:05pm
I have known the Kaechele family since Sue and I were in Mrs Black's kindergarten class in Middleville. Sue has been one of my best friends for 50+ years. I'll miss stopping in at the shop and visiting with her. She loved Tim and their children, Emma and Jack. I know that you are at peace now, Sue, and you were more than a friend, you were my sister. I'll love you always dear friend.

- Ellen

July 17, 2022 8:48pm
So sorry to hear of Sue's passing. Sue was so special and such a great friend. I will miss her so much. Love to Tim,Emma ,Jack and Sue's mom Dorothy and siblings. I'm going to miss you Sue.

- Doug and Joni Hyde

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