John W. Nimtz
- April 6, 1922 - April 20, 2012
- Saint Joseph, Michigan
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“I was sad to hear of Johns passing.He now is in a better place without pain or sorrow. He will be greeted by all his friends and family who have gone...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Audrey Schroeder Kast - Davisburg, MI
“Aunt Delores and cousins. I was sorry to hear of John's passing. May the memories you shared sustain you during this difficult time.
Tom you and I...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: susan patzer-hicks
“My Grandfather Claude Brow and John were co-workers at New Products. But more importantly, my Grandfather told me he felt fortunate because, "When...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Dave Brow - Stevensville, MI
“May God bless and keep the Nimtz family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers go out to Tom, Brian, Kelly, Carter and Kelsey, along...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Barb Chandler - Eau Claire, MI
“Sorry to hear of John's passing. I will always remember his smile and his conversations we had.
5 of 12 | Posted by: Jan Anderson - Stevensville, MI
“So sorry to hear of John's passing, the Frank Schroeder family (Frank, Ardyth, Audrey, Aubrey, Arrin) always enjoyed coming to southwest Michigan...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Aubrey L. Schroeder - Greenfield, IN
“I remember "Uncle John" his kind smile and helpfulness to all at the "NIMTZ" reunions. I am very proud to be apart of that historial family.
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7 of 12 | Posted by: Karla Kuehl Spencer - Crossville , TN
“Uncle John was a blessing to me when growing up in St.Joseph MI. He was loving, fun, optomistic, and truly cared about his nieces and nephews. He was...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Denise Sorget Hooper - Sun Lakes, AZ
“So sorry to hear about your father passing away.
9 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Weiser - MI
“Nimtz family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Shawn, Melanie, Drew, Ryan & Allison
10 of 12 | Posted by: Melanie Kinney
“Although I didnot know John, I did know his sister, Ester who her & her husband were good friends of my parents, Ruth & Joe Streick.==Therefore I...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Joyce Zacha - St Joseph, MI
“My condolences to Tom and family.. I'll keep everyone in my prayers..
May you rest in peace John Nimtz....
12 of 12 | Posted by: doug vaughn - ashland, OH
John W. Nimtz, 90, of Caretel Inns, formerly of Stevensville, passed away at Lakeland Regional Medical Center after a short illness on Friday, April 20, 2012.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 24 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 E. Glenlord Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Noah Headrick officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:00 AM prior to the service at the church.
Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or to Michigan Lutheran High School. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com
John was born on April 6, 1922, in Eau Claire to Arthur and Minnie (Schroeder) Nimtz.
He retired after 44 years from New Products Corporation. He married Leona Sorget on Sept. 1, 1956 in Sodus, MI. She preceded him in death in 1992. He married Dolores Brado on July 9, 1994 in St. Joseph, MI. John was a long time member and very active in his church, serving on numerous boards and committees. He was a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan and enjoyed building bird houses. He especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events.
He is survived by his wife Dolores; two sons Brian (Kelly) Nimtz of St. Joseph and Thomas Nimtz of Sister Lakes; 2 grandchildren Carter and Kelsey Nimtz; 3 step-children Gary Patzer, Dennis (Becky) Patzer, and Brian (Sue) Patzer; 7 step-grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren; sister Esther Yochim of Eau Claire; two sisters-in-law Rosie Nimtz of Eau Claire and Joyce Sorget of Green Valley, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife of 36 years, Leona, John was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Nimtz and William Nimtz.