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Daniel Herbert Nickels, age 65, of White Cloud, Michigan, passed away surrounded by the love of his family on Thursday, August 5, 2021. He was born December 6, 1955, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to the late Bernard and Matilda (Snyder) Nickels.

Dan is survived by his daughter, Lisa Powell; grandchildren, Heather, Lily, and Elizabeth Powell, and Daniel Nickels; siblings, Christine Guppy, Gloria Nickels, Bruce (Debra) Nickels, Susan (Scott) Van Gorder, and Terry (Janette) Nickels; sister-in-law, Susan Burnett; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Laura Nickels; brothers, Floyd Nickels and Edward (Joanne) Nickels; and brother-in-law, Bruce Guppy.

Per Dan’s wishes cremation has taken place and no public services will be held at this time.

The family would like to extend a thank you to Spectrum Health Hospice and a huge thanks to Nurse Julia for being the wonderful lady she is and caring for Dan these past months with such kindness and compassion for him and the family as well.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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15 Condolences

  1. Shelley on August 7, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Dan would give you the shirt off his BacK, great guy! Sending our condolences to the family. Jim & Shelley Carden

  2. Al and Tammy Rotarius on August 7, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Dan would do anything for anyone he was a wonderful friend. He will be greatly missed. We had great times together at the lake and on our adventures.

  3. Tom & Sheree on August 9, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    A true pleasure having known Dan, he was a true friend, such a great guy, always had a great story, said what he meant and meant what he said! A true honor to have known him. R.I.P. Dan. Condolences and prayers to the family.

  4. David Carter on August 11, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Rest in peace, my friend.

  5. Kurt Turner on August 12, 2021 at 6:26 am

    Rest In Peace Dan, the ordeal is over and I will miss our many humorous conversations over the decades.

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