GLADSTONE - Kyle Daniel Wydra, 22, of Gladstone, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, following complications from a seizure.
Kyle was born Sept.14, 1990, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., the son of Dan and Lorraine (Babinger) Wydra.
He was raised in Gladstone and was 2009 graduate of the Gladstone Senior High School. While in high school, Kyle was nominated "Class Yooper," a title most suiting for a young man whose favorite color is camouflage.
Kyle Daniel Wydra
In addition, Kyle was involved in Gladstone Wrestling, as well as Gladstone Football. Upon graduation, Kyle was accepted into the Electrical Lineman Course at Northern Michigan University, completing his lineman degree in 2010. Following the completion of his degree, Kyle began his Electrical Lineman Apprenticeship through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union No. 2150, and was currently employed by L.E. Meier. Kyle was a very dedicated, hard worker and was proud of his achievement as an Electrical Lineman.
Spending time in the outdoors with family and friends was important to Kyle. To say he was an avid outdoorsman would not entirely encompass Kyle's passion for the outdoors. He thoroughly loved hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, and going to camp with his family and friends. His annual camping excursions with his closest friends was always a special event Kyle looked forward to.
Kyle was a loving young man with a gentle smile. His caring ability made it easy to become friends with Kyle and was an attribute admired by his loving family. He will be deeply missed because "He was so Awesome!"
In addition to his parents, Dan and Lorraine, Kyle leaves to survive: brother, Jacob Anthony Wydra of Gladstone; paternal grandmother, Beverly Skelley of Royal Oak, Mich.; uncles, Robert (Melanie) Wydra of Detroit, Larry (Sharron) Babinger of Cement City, Mich.; aunts, Amy (Steve) Cleary of Farmington Hills, Mich., Beth Baker of Royal Oak, Mich., Jennifer Wydra of Farmington Hills, Mich., Louise (Terry) Kabat of Burt Lake, Mich., Lorelei (Peter) McKevitz of Maryville, Tenn.; companion and loving friend, Hillary Mahoney of Gladstone.
Also surviving are cousins, Maddy, Ian, Charlie, Dane, Tessa, Sam, David (Kim), Victoria (Aaron), Andrew, Angela and many additional loving cousins and friends.
Kyle was preceded in death by: paternal grandfather, Eugene Robert Wydra; maternal grandparents Charles and Laura Babinger; cousins, Cheryl and Charles Babinger.
Kyle's family will receive friends on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Kyle Wydra will follow visiting hours at 6:30 p.m. at the Grace Church in Gladstone, with Dr. Stephen Patrick officiating. Luncheon will follow funeral services at the Gladstone American Legion August Mattson Post No. 71. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Wydra family with arrangements. Messages of condolence to Kyle's family may be offered online at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.