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Russell “Russ” J. Huyser


Russell J. Huyser, age 83 of Lowell, passed away January 14, 2023. He is preceded in death by his wife, Kay; daughter, Sandy; brother, Bud; sisters, Sharon Van Orman, Jackie Vincent. Russell is survived by his wife of 13 years, Becky; children, Connie Ysseldyke; Susan (Greg) Brom, Luke (Jeanette) Chomic, Kerry (Joe) Merrill, Pastor Tim (Anna) Chomic, Katie Chomic; 17 grandchildren; brothers, Frank Huyser, David (Diane) Huyser, Janet (Dennis) Burns; sister-in-law, Cookie Huyser. Russell served in the Army Reserve. He built churches throughout the US under Continental Baptist Missionaries for 7 years. Russ was a general contractor for 40 years running his own business, Huyser Construction.  He built many houses, churches, and offices in the Grand Rapids area. Russ loved his work and took great pride in it. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Russ was the best dad to his 3 daughters, and a wonderful grandfather. Visitation with the family will take place from 2-4PM and 6-8PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Roth Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. Funeral services will take place at 11AM, Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Alto, 6015 Bancroft Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302, with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Larry Rolston officiating. Interment Snow Cemetery.

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  1. So thankful for Russ and his generosity. He built an addition on our house on Buttrick when we were first married and barely charged us anything. He generously gave his time and skills to the church we both attended, too. I know he will be greatly missed.

  2. Russ was an important person in my life, he was my father in law for 7 years or so, and my boss for almost 4 years. He taught me a lot, and I’m thankful for his influence in my life. I visited him about 6 years ago, and had a great time with him then. My thoughts and prayers are with the family
    John Norlin

  3. Russ was a friend and a great encourager. As fellow missionaries, we enjoyed hearing ministry stories from his days of building churches across the USA, and have been in several of them ourselves. We will miss him dearly.

  4. We knew and appreciated Russ vary much. Russ and Kay opened their home to us when we moved to GR and was looking for a new house. He even helped us with our home when we bought a fixer – upper. He and is kind loving Christian spirit will be missed.

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