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John K. Bleyaert

January 6, 1959 – June 28, 2017



John K. Bleyaert, 58, Linden, MI, formerly of Monroe, passed away on June 28, 2017.

Family and friends may gather on Monday, July 3rd at Rupp Funeral Home between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm with a celebration of his life at 2 pm. Luncheon to follow.

John was born January 6, 1959 in Monroe. He was the son of Warren J. and Rita M. Bleyaert (Santure). He was married May 13, 2006 to Susan Hervey in Ann Arbor, MI.

He was a graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School in 1977.

John received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in May 1981 and became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1987. His professional background includes thirty years in the banking and investment management industry, most recently as Wealth Advisor at Acorn Wealth Advisors in Grand Blanc. An avid sailor and golfer, John was an active member and former Board President of the University of Michigan Club of Greater Flint.

He is survived by wife Susan H. Bleyaert of Linden, MI; five siblings, Mary Beth (William) Heinzerling of Monroe, Barbara (Patricia Compton) Bleyaert of Honor, MI, Robert (Sue) Bleyaert of Petoskey, MI, James (Christine Stapleton) Bleyaert of Honor, MI, Janice Bleyaert of San Leandro, CA; mother-in-law Karen DeLaney of Rochester, NY; father-in-law George Hervey of Boca Raton, FL; sister-in-law Tricia Conlon of Boynton Beach, FL; three nephews, Scott and Steven Heinzerling of Monroe, and Jack Bleyaert of Chicago; four nieces, Bess Bleyaert of Harbor Springs, MI, and Olivia, Emma and Sadie Tran of Boynton Beach FL, and beloved cat Jake.

He is preceded in death by mother Rita Bleyaert of Monroe and father Warren Bleyaert of Monroe.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Owosso, 2005 Copas Rd, Owosso, MI 48867 or The U of M Club of Greater Flint, 4468 Oak Bridge Drive, Flint, MI 48532.

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19 Responses to John K. Bleyaert

  • Carol Parr-Hirt says:

    So very sorry about your loss, Susan. Wish we lived closer. We are sending a donation to Hospice.
    Carol and Harry

  • Sheila Van Laeken says:

    My heart goes out to you Susan. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Laura Hooker says:

    My deepest sympathy Susan. Sending thoughts your way.

  • Donna Stupak says:

    Susan, so very sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest condolences to you.

  • Leon LaBrecque says:


    From John’s former colleagues, our deepest sympathy and condolences.


  • Mary Jo Santure Watson says:

    My heart and love goes out to you Susan and all the Bleyaret family. You will be truly missed, dear cousin John!

  • Sue and Tom Westover says:

    Dear Mary Beth and the Bleyaert family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of John. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Nancy Fleuelling Seelert says:

    I am stunned to hear of John’s passing. Always gregarious and fun to be around.
    I’ll never forget the time he cracked an egg over Todd Maxwell’s head in 5th grade at St. Mary’s grade school in Sr. Patricia’s class.
    John was a great man. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  • Gerard Westover says:

    Rest in Peace my friend. Twelve years of school together… it seems like only yesterday but it was 40 years ago. Many prayers and much love to John’s family and all who loved him. Until we meet again my brother, I love you.

  • Kevin Kennedy says:

    My condolences to Susan and all of John’s siblings. I spent many happy days in your house growing up, and have fond memories of the rowboat trips to Sister’s Island. I think of John every time I drive past the house on Elm Street. My prayers are with all of you in this difficult time.

  • L. Fields says:

    My heartfelt condolences to John’s family. Losing a loved one to death is one of the hardest things to deal with in life. May you find strength and comfort in each other but most of all in Jehovah God and his promises to end all sickness and death and restore life by means of a resurrection. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:3, 4) Until that day comes it is my hope that you will draw comfort from the words found at Jeremiah 29:11, 12. There, we are assured that when we pray to Jehovah, he will listen.

  • Al Foss says:

    John will be missed, condolences to Susan and the entire family. His humor and his perseverance have left it’s mark, and for myself, contributed to my love for sailing. Sending my prayers.

  • Kevin Decker says:

    The world lost a wonderful and vibrant person in John. He made all of our lives so much more interesting with his humor and by sharing his unique view of the world. Though John is no longer physically with us, he will continue to be with all of us who knew and loved him through the sheer spirit of his personality. I know that I will always think of him every time U of M takes the field. I know that every time the Lions string together three wins in a row I will chuckle to myself and think of John saying, “You got your Superbowl tickets, yet?”. I will remember his grin, and the glee that would spread over his face when he started thinking of some off-color joke that he was about to share. These are the things that I will carry with me, and the things that I lean on in this time of grief. Susan you will be very much in my thoughts and prayers today.

  • Lynn McCloskey Harter says:

    Mary Beth and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. I hope that your fond memories of him will help lessen the pain at this most difficult time.

  • John was a very good friend and part of our Family. He was kind,, compassionate and understanding. To Susan, John’s sisters and all the family, my heart goes out to you all. He will be truly missed. Always in our hearts.

  • Kim Jarvis says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Susan.

  • John Lambert says:

    So tragic to hear this. So sorry Susan! What a fantastic man. Witty, sassy, smart, caring, and fun are the words that come to my mind when remembering my former co-worker and golf partner. Thoughts and prayers to you Susan, and John’s and your families as well. Just so sad and yet we are all better off for having known him.

  • Ki & Mary Martha Webster says:

    Susan – So very sorry to hear about John. We were driving up by the lake yesterday and remembering you and John and the fun we had at H&R. Always missed John’s sennse of humor and our political talks. Praying for you and John’s family.

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