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Glenn Roger Nichols, age 81, of Grandville, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020.  He was born on March 13, 1939, in Kankakee, IL, to the late Glenn A. & Florence (Snow) Nichols.  Glenn grew up in Chetek, WI.  He married his high school sweetheart, Joan (Gronning) Nichols on December 29, 1957, in Chetek.  Together they shared 62 years together.


Glenn enjoyed the Gaither Vocal Band music and concerts, football, golf, classic westerns, square dance calling, camping, water sports, the Olympics and talking to his grandchildren.  He loved and adored the loves of his life, Joan, his children, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren.



He is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Richard (Dona) Nichols, Kathy (Kevin) Arends, Steven (Shirley) Nichols, Tamyra (Scott) Baldwin, Christopher (Carrie) Nichols, Michael (Sarah) Nichols; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his children, Penny Ann Nichols and Thomas Glenn Nichols; siblings, John and Lois Nayes, Donald and Donna Nelson.



An Outdoor Gathering will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020, Christ Lutheran Church, 2350 44th St SW Wyoming MI 49519.  Visitation from 5:00-5:45 and a Memorial Service at 5:45 pm.  Social distancing and masks are recommended


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



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  1. Jim Ward on June 25, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Roger was a very special person at Christ Lutheran. He was a positive and supportive member and a valued choir and musical performance cast member in the Martin Luther Musical productions. He loved music and sang in the choir as long as he could. He communicated his support when he said he would do something, he followed through with it. He had a beautiful tenor voice and read music very well. I also remember him as a softball team member. Although I played on an opposing team at the time, he introduced himself and and loved playing the game With hhis sons. He will be CLC and his example inspired all of us.

  2. Carrie Nichols on June 25, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Although I only had 4 years with Roger as my Father in Law, he holds a very special place in my heart! He welcomed me and my 3 kids to the family with open arms, like I’d been there forever!! I loved having him over many Sunday nights for dinner and to watch the Packers with Chris. I loved to hear him sing…so beautiful and to hear him laugh!! The love he showed for his wife Joan was amazing and beautiful and as well for all his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren!! Roger, you will forever be missed and always in my heart ❤️

  3. Don Groeneveld on June 26, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Roger was one of the “older” guys that I had so much respect and admiration for. He was an example as a father, grandfather, and a Man of God for me. God’s peace to his family and loved ones.

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