Obituary: Kyle Lucas Stutsman

The Sun-Gazette

Kyle Lucas Stutsman

Memorial Services were held on Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. at the Gateway Church, 1100 South Sowell in Visalia for Kyle Lucas Stutsman of Exeter. Private Burial was in the Exeter District Cemetery.

Kyle was born to Ken and Teri Stutsman in Visalia on Nov. 11, 1997.

He lost his battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family on Sept. 24 at the age of 16.

Kyle was a junior at Exeter Union High School where he maintained a 4.0 GPA even while challenged by treatments and surgeries from Fresno to Santa Monica to Texas. Kyle loved sports especially basketball and enjoyed meeting Kobe Bryant which was made possible by the “Make a Wish Foundation”.

Kyle loved to make videos with his friends, showing off his abilities with a Rubics cube and driving his big red truck. Kyle was a quick study whether in the classroom, on the athletic field, or with technology. Kyle will always be remembered as a jokester by his family and friends. Kyle has inspired everyone with his strength of character during his almost three year battle with cancer. He never complained and kept his eyes focused on God at all times. His motto was “pain is weakness leaving the body” and today we know he has a perfect body with out pain in heaven

Kyle is survived by his mother and father, Ken and Teri Stutsman; two brothers Lane and Jake; Grandparents Arnold and Rose Torres and Don and Jan Stutsman all of Exeter. He is also survived by his loving aunts, uncles, and cousins to numerous to mention.

The family would like to thank the staff and students at Exeter Union High School for all their love and support. They would also like to give a big thank you to the staff at Valley Children’s Hospital Craycroft Oncology Unit.

In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the ‚ÄúCentral Valley Make a Wish Foundation”, 351 West Cromwell Avenue, Suite #112-A, Fresno, CA 93711.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel.



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