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Edward “Ed” Nozal, age 74, of Grand Rapids, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 surrounded by family.

The son of John II & Genevieve (Zyskowski) Nozal, he was born on March 25, 1943 in Grand Rapids. Ed was a proud U.S. Coast Guard Veteran.

He went on to be a painter for Steelcase and retired after 27 years. Ed had a love for music, playing guitar and fishing. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed sharing his knowledge of sports with his grandchildren. Ed was also a devoted parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, John Nozal III and Larry Nozal. He will be deeply missed by his children, Christine (Mark) Muilenburg, Thomas (Ruth) Nozal and Brandy (Dominic) Reister; nine grandchildren; and best friend of 48 years, Lou Schaub. 

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 26th, at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 628 Diamond Ave. NE, Grand Rapids with a visitation one hour prior and luncheon to follow the service. 

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Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, exclusive provider of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Toni Klimek on October 25, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    I was a dog groomer for Ed’s beloved pups,for many years. He loved them and took good care of them. Ed loved to talk and we discussed many topics,over the years. He was a very cool dude and he will be missed.

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