Kyle J. Zuber

  • Died: September 8, 2013
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kyle J. Zuber, 25, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Cameron Memorial Hospital in Angola. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Kyle owned and operated Kustom Kutz Vinyls. His passion was cooking, which brought friends and family together. Surviving are his father, Shawn Zuber of Fort Wayne, IN; mother, Jackie Zuber of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Ivyana Zuber of Corona, IN; brother, Zach Zuber of Chicago, IL; sister, Alexis Graves of Fort Wayne; sister, Alicia Graves of Fort Wayne; companion, Stephanie Frost of Corona, IN; grandmother, Cynthia Miller of Fort Wayne, IN; grandfather, David (Charlene) Zuber of Greenfield, IN; grandfather, Walter "Pete" J. Harris of Marion, IN; grandmother, Markie Harstine of Marion IN; grandparents, Penny (Tony) Frost of Corona, IN; special friend, Jessica Frost of Auburn, IN. Kyle was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Miller. Funeral Service is Friday, 10:30 am, September 13, 2013, at United Faith Presbyterian Church, 1616 West Main Street with calling one hour prior. Dr Hal Thomas officiating. Calling will also be Thursday, September 12, 2013, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road. Memorials may be made to the The Serenity House or to Ivyana's Education Fund. To sign the online guest book, go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

No matter how many years pass the memories dont disappear! You will always be miss,loved,and remembered

Posted by sami - auburn, IN - friend   September 10, 2015

Oh gosh.. where do I begin... Well i miss you so much. We always had so much fun when you where around .Never did i once have a bad time with you. You used to tease me when I was little but thats what big brothers are for. You mean the world to me. We have so many memories and ill never for get a single one. I love you.

Posted by Alexis Graves - fort wayne, IN - sister   November 27, 2013

Jackie, I just found out about Kyle this past weekend. I am so sorry for your loss. Vicki Grime

Posted by A friend   October 01, 2013

I enjoyed having Kyle in my class so much. He was so charming and smart. He always held a special place in my heart. My deepest condolences to his freinds and family.

Posted by Melissa Liddell - Auburn, IN - Former Spanish teacher   September 16, 2013

To Jackie - so sorry to hear of the death of your son. Leni DeFonso

Posted by Lenore DeFonso - Fort Wayne, IN   September 15, 2013

Sorry for your great loss,he was a joy to work with, will be greatly missed at TI. May God be with you in your time of sorrow!

Posted by Barb Ofrdway - Hamilton, IN - Fellow employee TI 3rd shift   September 14, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Hope your memories will comfort you. Denny Sprunger & Bonnie Holle SCPC

Posted by A friend   September 13, 2013


To the family of, Kyle J. Zuber, With our most deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. We lost our 22 year old son, Josh, (Katie Webb's cousin, Amanda Amstutz's brother) in Sept. 2007. Our hearts broke when we saw your, Kyle's, obituary. You are in our thoughts & in our prayers. We are in a group called, The Compassionate Friends. It is for families to offer friendship, understanding, & hope to them in their bereavement. We welcome parents, siblings, & grandparents grieving the loss of a child, sibling, or grandchild of any age, & from any cause. At the meetings we share our experiences resulting from our child's death, & how we deal with those experiences. The chance to talk, share, & listen is so important in the grieving process. If you ever are interested in attending, there is no time frame in which to start coming. Come when you think you are ready to meet others who understand how you feel. There is a chapter in Fort Wayne that meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30p.m., with the exception of July when there is a Balloon Release/Picnic & December is a Worldwide Candle Lighting Service. Meeting address: First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St. On the corner of Wayne & Webster. Parking off of Berry St. Take the Elevator to the second floor. First room to your right ~ The Parlor. There is also a chapter in Columbia City, IN & in Van Wert, OH. For any further information at ~
Our next monthly meeting is Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

Posted by Keith & Michelle Amstutz - Fort Wayne, IN - Someone Who Cares!!   September 13, 2013

Sorry for loss of such a good young man. My prayers are all of you.

Posted by John Kirkhoff - New Haven, IN   September 13, 2013


The first day that I met Kyle was at work, in his first week of employment. He had brought in bags of batter for Amish Friendship bread and was passing it out to anyone who would take it, along with the recipe, promising to bake some and bring it in to share. What a way to make friends, with food. He did as he promised, and for weeks, his work buddies huddled around a table with him in the break room enjoying the fruits of his labor. Kyle had such a winning smile and always got along with everyone. I already miss him. May God Bless his family. You are in my prayers.

Debra Haffner

Posted by Debra L Haffner - Corunna,, IN - friend   September 13, 2013


to Kyle's family.........I only knew him thru work. Kyle worked 2nd and I worked 3rd. he was always kind and caring. going to miss seeing your face at work. you are in god's hands now.........god bless and sorry for your loss.............

Posted by sheila powers - hudson, IN - friend   September 13, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences and know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Amy Krewson - Fort Wayne, IN   September 13, 2013

I'm glad I got to meet an work with you.U made me laugh it always made working with you fun.

Posted by eve bowers - auburn, IN - friend from work at wendys   September 13, 2013


Shawn: Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your much loved son Kyle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Posted by Clifford and Jeanie Battist - Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada - Friends   September 13, 2013

Cindy and Shawn,

It has been quite a few years since I have seen or spoke with either of you. Far too long. I am so very sorry to hear of Kyle's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Melissa ( Jones) Morr - St, Joe, IN - Friend of Father and Grandmother   September 12, 2013

R.I.P. Kyle I knew Kyle through work at Dekko he was a good man sorry for your lose

Posted by Danni - IN   September 12, 2013

Cindy ~ you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Vicki Sunday - Ft. Wayne, IN - Friend   September 12, 2013


My heart goes out to the family and friends for you loss. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Jerry Brodrick - Huntington, IN - past coworker of Shawn   September 12, 2013


I remember the first time I ever met you, you made me laugh so hard that I was crying. I will never forget that day. You will be missed by so many. We'll see you on the other side bud.

Posted by Caitlin Smith - Waterloo, IN - Friend   September 12, 2013


So sorry for your loss.

Posted by LORI MESHBERGER - BALTIMORE, MD   September 12, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers to your entire families - Janice (Harris) Hayden.

Posted by A friend   September 12, 2013

I pray for peace for you, Kyle, and for your family and friends.

Posted by cindy rodenbeck - fort wayne, IN   September 12, 2013

RIP bro see you on the other side you may have lost the fight but at least its over!!!!

Posted by Eric Lusch - St. Petersburg, FL - Friend   September 12, 2013

Keep an eye on me from up in heaven bro. Miss ya

Posted by alex - auburn, IN - freind   September 12, 2013

Man I will never forget the fun times we had together

Posted by Kade Kinnaley - Fort wayne, IN - Friend   September 12, 2013

Shawn, We are so saddened to read of your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Mark Mason & Ali Keller

Posted by Mark and Ali - Ft Wayne - Former SCPHC Members   September 12, 2013

There are no words for how deeply i am sadden for the loss of a young, funny,amazing friend; father and an all around great person. I've known kyle for 12 years and in those years no matter what was going in your life when he walked into the room he brighten your whole day!All the crazy,dumb and funny crap we did when we were young i will never forget. My heart goes out to his beautiful daughter and his family. Rip "Kedro" <3>

Posted by Carrie Cross - Fort Wayne, IN   September 12, 2013

You always had a smile on your face. R.I.P Kyle.

Posted by caeli - auburn, IN - friend   September 11, 2013


For the short time I knew you Kyle, I may not have learned much about you but I did learn this, you were close to many and far unlike any others to whomever had the luck to say you left an impression to them. I know this may not mean much but you left behind a pretty good footprint in this world that will lead the rest of the others that looked up to you on a good path. My condolences bud, you will be missed by many.........

Posted by Drake Bobay - Phenix City, AL - friend   September 11, 2013


Posted by Darlene Graves - Fort Wayne, IN   September 11, 2013


So sorry for everyone's loss -- friends and family.

Posted by Stephanie Meshberger - Baltimore, MD   September 11, 2013


man its still hard to believe after all these years and crazy times we had together its come to an end and you will be missed my friend r.i.p zubes and my thoughts and prayers for the family

Posted by jason montgomery - waterloo, IN - friend   September 11, 2013

I'm sorry about loss and we will miss you and we are praying for you

Posted by Patrick Phelan - Floence, KY - Friend   September 11, 2013

What a sad day as well as the sad days ahead. I certainly hope Kyle finds the peace and happiness he so deserved. His candle will continue to shine brightly and so much clearer. God Bless

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2013

Sorry for your loss. The Blevins' family

Posted by David Blevins' Family - auburn, IN - neighbor   September 11, 2013


Jackie and Shawn- We have drifted apart through the yrs but i saw this and wanted to send you all my LOVE and PRAYERS over the loss of your son.

With Love Craig and Tracy Ferguson

Posted by Craig & Tracy Ferguson - St Joe, IN   September 11, 2013


i am soo sorry for your loss. i went to school with kyle, and he was always sooo funny!!! always had everyone laughing!!! he will be missed greatly & was a great person!!

Posted by Pinky Menfakewomenfake Boo - new haven, IN - school friend   September 11, 2013


I can't say that I knew Kyle very well. We met only a few times. However, I didn't have to know Kyle's life story for him to have a positive impact on mine. The Kyle that I remember possessed qualities of kindness, happiness and friendship that I found lacking in myself. These qualities are more abundant in my life today for having seen Kyle live them in his. We're justified to cry for a life that is over, but let's not forget to smile because it was lived. May God bless and comfort all who suffer.

Posted by Jim Crody - Hamilton, IN - Acquaintance   September 11, 2013

i didnt know him well but he went to my school may u rest in peace with
god and have eternal life although ur life was a short one and really didnt
get to live it like u wanted ur in paradise where theres no pain or suffering miss u bro

Posted by chasity weber (petre) - hartford city, IN - a friend from dekalb high school   September 11, 2013

There are never gonna be the right words to say or explain how much your gonna be missed and thought of daily. I'll never under stand why or how until I can meet you in eternity. I promised you when you went to get your mind set that I would look after and take care of your girls, as much as I was hesitant of that responsibility I agreed cause ultimately it was for Zubey, the young goofy,big ears kid that was my neighbor and grew to love, even after you kids took my 1971 bottle of champagne and didn't like it at all and wasted $2000..:-) I can laugh about it now but could of beat you guys then. I told you then I would do whatever I could to keep them safe and I promise you still that, I got you. I'll miss you terribly and will keep your memories fresh in my mind always. Tell my brother I love and miss him, and please you boys don't wreck havoc too much in Heaven cause it's my home too!! :-) Love you

Posted by D. P - IN   September 11, 2013

I didnt no kyle real close but he new me threw his brothers baseball team he would say hey in the hall way or on the street was a good guy

Posted by Austin Groff - auburn, IN - friend   September 11, 2013

Kyle I'll miss u bro u were one of the coolest guys I ever met u truly helped me with my recovery I know you are in a better place watching down rip kedro

Posted by kevin laporte - fort wayne, IN - friend   September 11, 2013

Very sorry for your loss

Posted by Rusty & Sirena Waugh - Ft Wayne, IN - Friend   September 11, 2013


Zuber (Zubie) was a great person. May God comfort all in this time of need. Rest In Peace Kyle. Much Love - Tammy

Posted by Tammy - IN   September 11, 2013


I Didnt really Know Kyle just through relatives. This is very hard thing to go through. I send prayers to the family and friends. His little girl! God be with you through your time of needs

Posted by Brittany    September 11, 2013

You will be missed by me n June your smile and the welcoming feeling u gave me n him ill never forget Rip kyle

Posted by Jessica toney - Auburn, IN - Friend   September 11, 2013


Zube, this journey of yours to find peace for yourself has ended, it was too soon, I guess god needs you more than friends and family,,, rest in eternal peace my friend

Posted by jerid - fort wayne, IN - friend   September 11, 2013


May he rest in peace and prayers be with his loved ones.

Posted by Ashley - IN   September 11, 2013

My deepest condolences to his family and friends, during this time of sadness. I went to school with Kyle and remembered he always had a smile on his face and joking with those around him. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Calan Martin - Auburn, IN - went to samw school   September 11, 2013

Kyle u sure will be missed... and all them days of clownin n just sitting around talkin about life n the fam. Man I know ur at peace now n for sure looking down all us...the lord for sure has a good angel with him now

Posted by holly - hamilton, IN - cousin   September 11, 2013

To his friends/family sorry for your loss!

Posted by sara - Butler, IN   September 11, 2013


My thoughts and prayers are with Kyle's family right now. May God be with you.

Posted by Karie    September 11, 2013

So sorry Cindy

Posted by Barry Belschner - Fort Wayne   September 11, 2013

The twinkle in his eyes would brighten any dark day! Such a kind and warm hearted young man. I've of my best memories is gettibg a bunch of friends together and going bowling. You'll never be forgotten bud!

Posted by Brandi Woodward - Garrett, IN - old friend   September 11, 2013

We are sorry about your lost, We will miss Kyle and love Him very much, May God help Us In Our Time Of Lost!

Posted by William & Tina Hensinger - Saint Joe, IN   September 11, 2013

The world lost a good man. He always had a great sense of humor and made those around him laugh. I hadn't seen you in a while buddy, but will never forget you. RIP brother

Posted by Troy A - Auburn, IN - Friend   September 11, 2013


Kyle was a great kid. So sorry for the friends and families loss. Prays and thoughts go out to everyone. God Bless

Posted by Tammy Johnson    September 11, 2013


life is crazy I can remember the year 2006 are graduating year we were both voted class clown crazy how life changes so fast you're in a better place and I hope you rest in peace my prayers and condolences are with your entire family r.i.p Kyle

Posted by Katie Price - Fort Wayne, IN   September 11, 2013

To the family and his friends I'm sorry for your loss

Posted by shannon leslie - ashley, IN - went to same school   September 11, 2013

Zuber was a great person!! I didn't know him long but I learned a lot from him in the time I did hang with him and the guys!! Zuber u will never be forgotten! R.I.P Bro!!

Posted by Samantha Davidson - Auburn, IN - Friend   September 11, 2013

To the family from our family you guys are in our thoughts and prayers. We are very sorry for your loss and are for you in your time of need.,

Posted by The Robertson family - edon, OH - friend   September 11, 2013

I can't believe this happen. It was like yesterday he was over watching football with us. It just breaks my heart to hear his passing

Posted by catrina - monterey, CA - family friend   September 11, 2013

My condolences to Kyles family and friends.Kyle was such a funny guy in school, it's sad to hear that he has passed.

Posted by carla washington - fort wayne, IN - school mate   September 11, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Teri Cocklin - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   September 11, 2013



Posted by jessie - PA   September 11, 2013

Zuber was a great friend. Always smiling and cracking jokes. He will truly be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Posted by christina - ft wayne, IN - friend   September 11, 2013

Kyle was always a really nice person to md throughout the time we had known each other. He will forever remain in my and other fellow friends, classmates, and family thoughts, as will all the other lives lost too early. May your family have strength during this hard time. I am very truly sorry for the loss of a good man.

Posted by Jessica - Auburn, IN - Former classmate & friend   September 11, 2013


I've known Kyle for 14yrs, Kyle was an awesome friend always knew how to make everyone smile. U brought so much joy to this world, u will never be forgotten. You have so much love from so many. You will always be in our hearts and thoughts.

Posted by Rachael - auburn, IN - friend   September 11, 2013

Posted by Alicia Graves - Sister   September 11, 2013

My thoughts & prayers are with your family!! May God wrap his arms around you and lift you up through this difficult time.

Posted by Kyra - auburn, IN - former friend   September 11, 2013

Kyle James Zuber (Kedro), I love you with my entire heart. You mean so much to me, and you always will. You were a such a great person. You made so many laugh, made people cheerful, excited, and so much more. You had such a big heart. I'm sure you got that from that WONDERFUL PERSON CALLED MOM!
I was so excited when you came around, I had so many good memories with you. When I came to stay with You, Stephanie, and my Niece Ivyana, when we were always being silly, wrestling, when we always said 1-2-6, etc. Them memories that ME AND YOU HAD WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN! You were here for me through the bad, good, thick and thin.
Nobody will ever have a relationship like me and You Kyle.

Well Kyle, you are in a better place now. And you will always be here with us no matter what.
Watch over the family. I want you to be my gardening angel. And I'm sure you will be.
I love you. RIH.
-Your Sister Alicia Graves.

Posted by Alicia Graves - Fort Wayne, IN - Sister   September 11, 2013

I am so sorry for the loss of your son. May God give you peace.

Posted by Kristi Haiflich - Fort Wayne, IN - friend   September 11, 2013

Wow Shawn & Family I am so Sorry. I didn't know Kyle, but I could not imagine what you are going through. I just want to do something for you to make things better. God can be your strength through all this. Take care brother!

Posted by Steve Hammond - New Haven, IN - Golfed with Shawn every week   September 11, 2013

Shawn & family:

So sorry for the loss of Kyle and want you to know that our prayers are with you.

You will find as you look back upon his life that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.

Posted by Mike Danley - Spencerville, IN - Friend of Shawn Zuber   September 11, 2013

So very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.
In the words of Eric Clapton, "Beyond the door there's peace I'm sure. And I know there'll be no more tears in heaven."

Posted by Millie Grant - Berwick, Nova Scotia - Friend of Shawn and Mark   September 11, 2013

You have always been in a special place in my daughters heart and my son has always looked up to you. You were like family to us, you lived with my parents for a while and they really enjoyed you just as a grandson. The last time I saw you, you were buying stuff for your little girl in Wal-mart, you did not see me. The last time I was able to talk with you and give you a hug was in Taco Bell. I will never forget you and the joy that you brought to my family. R.I.P. Zuber! <3 mom reith>

Posted by Annette Reith - Auburn, IN - Mother of close friends   September 11, 2013


I had the pleasure of living with Kyle in his early years with his mother and brother. Both Kyle and Zach were wonderful children to be with. I'm glad they were a part of my life and I'm truly sadden to hear the news. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrows. I'm sorry for the loss of such a great person. He will live on in our memories forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kyle and his family during these difficult times. I have kept all of the memorabilia of his childhood as Kyle was a remarkable boy. May the memories of Kyle help you find peace. Love, Brian

Posted by Brian Reed - Fort Wayne, IN   September 10, 2013

My deepest condolences to you and your family Shawn. I cannot begin to imagine the pain you are going through now. My heart goes out to you my friend, at this great time of sadness.

Posted by Steven Shingles - Victoria, BC Canada - friend   September 10, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Posted by Jenny Leas - Bluffton, IN   September 10, 2013

Shawn I am so sorry for your loss, I never met Kyle but it appears you both shared the love of cooking. Thoughts and prayers for you, Jackie, your granddaughter and everyone else that shared in Kyle's life Godspeed.

Posted by Annette    September 10, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Steve Wise - Columbus, IN - Friend   September 10, 2013


R.I.P you will be missed greatly!Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Cindy Baker - New Haven, IN   September 10, 2013

Words cannot say how very sorry i'am for your loss. He was a great guy. Hopefully time will ease the pain,and always remember the great guy he was.Thoughts and prayers with his family.

Posted by cindy baker - new haven, IN   September 10, 2013

I never met Kyle, but I worked with Shawn before. I am so sorry for your familys loss. I only hope for ease in this time of sadness.

Posted by Jessica Farber - Fort Wayne, IN - none   September 10, 2013


I've known Kyle since he was 2, I was his stepmom many years ago. I always enjoyed having the boys over, they always had a surprise on their bed when they came to our house. So many birthday parties, too many memories to even list here. Kyle, I know you are ok, you are in a better place. I know we will see eachother again someday, until then, rest and be peaceful, no more worries or struggles. Love you bud


Posted by Jill Hartman - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   September 10, 2013


I am so sorry for the families loss. I have known Kyle for almost 20 years. I had not seen Kyle for quite sometime. Nor had I the chance to meet his little girl. What a tragic loss for his family and friends. May he rest in peace. Keep a watchful eye over your precious little girl Kyle and be her guardian Angel as you watch her grow. NDHWR

Posted by Rhonda Biddlecome - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   September 10, 2013


Kyle will be missed by many, We met him through our family (Stephanie Frost) and always thought he was so friendly and positive. His life was to short and we pray for his family and ours that his memories will forever be a part of our hearts. Kyle is missed by many and loved by all! Rest in Peace Kyle!

Posted by Tim and Tami Rau - Fort Wayne, IN - friend   September 10, 2013

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