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Anthony Nieto, age 38, of Grand Rapids, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017.

The son of Antonio & Peggy (Pickens) Nieto, he was born on December 19, 1978 in Adrian. 

He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Vernell Pickens, and Manuela Nieto.

Surviving are his daughters, Aryanna Nieto, and Lyla Nieto; son, Kalvyn Isom; parents, Tony and Peggy; siblings, Amy (Dennis) Hassenzahl, Mario Nieto, and Nicholas (Bobbie) Nieto; grandfather, Alex Nieto Sr.; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Anthony loved to fish, travel and spend time with his kids. He could motivate anyone and put a smile on their face. He loved to talk; he could strike up a conversation with anyone. His children were his pride and joy, he always bragged about his daughter , Aryanna excelling in her sports. He was known to his nieces and nephews as “Uncle”. He will always be missed and remembered. 

Honoring his wishes cremation will take place. To send a message of sympathy to family, or to sign Anthony’s online guest book, please visit:


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  1. Becky Doyle Rohre on March 20, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Shocked and very sad to learn of Tony’s passing! Tony grew up with my son Nick Doyle, or “Cornbread” as Tony loved to call Nick, and they were close friends all through school in Adrian, MI. Tony spent a lot of time at my house hanging with Nick and their buddies and I grew to love Tony and considered him as a second son. Tony could drive me crazy one moment and then come up and give me the biggest hug the next. Or he’d ask if he could help me with the dishes or taking out the trash. Then turn around again and crack a joke. My prayers and love are for his children and his family in Adrian. Rest in Eternal Peace Tony, as you’ve earned your angel wings!

  2. Mandy Ray on March 20, 2017 at 11:42 am

    It had been a years since I had seen Tony, but I thought of him often. He will always have a special place in my heart. My prayers are with all of his family and friends.

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