Donald Edward Wyckoff

Donald Edward Wyckoff embarked on his first day in the embrace of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 8, 2023. Born on July 8, 1945, in Eaton Rapids, MI, he was the son of Harold and Norma (Clark) Wyckoff. He was raised in Eaton Rapids where he graduated in the class of 1963. Don’s journey led him to Ferris State University to study graphic design before he answered the call to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, where he was stationed at Ft. McClellan in Alabama.

In his professional life, Don made significant contributions to the field of Marketing, notably as the Art Director for the State of Michigan, where his talent and dedication earned him numerous awards and accolades. He also dedicated six years to promoting golf in Michigan, marketing, and championing golf courses across the state. After retiring, he served as the Director of the Eaton Rapids Chamber of Commerce, introducing the Ryder Cup Challenge and tirelessly working to bring new businesses to the community. His efforts led to the establishment of a coffee shop, children’s theatre, the GAR Museum, the Eaton Rapids Christian School, and the first Eaton Rapids City Market.

Don was a devoted follower of Jesus and served Him for many years at the First Baptist Church. He initiated the Christmas Eve service and directed it for several years. Don’s passion for music shone through his participation in the FBC praise band, and as a member of the Sojourner Quartet. He was honored with the Ted Oliver Award for his unwavering commitment and service to the Eaton Rapids Community.

Don is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Marietta) Wyckoff; his children, Angela (Dan) Kidder, and Matthew Wyckoff. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Madelyn Kidder, Carson (Maddy) Kidder; one sister, Pat (Stan) Sims; nieces and nephews; longtime friend and kidney donor, Dean(Carleen) Peters; and his church family at First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids.

The family received friends at Skinner Funeral Home in Eaton Rapids on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the First Baptist Church in Eaton Rapids. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the Don Wyckoff memorial fund in care of Carolyn Wyckoff. To share memories or leave online condolences please visit