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Our beloved son, brother, and friend, Nathan Kretzschmer, passed away February 8, 2021. The son of Dave and Tammy Kretzschmer, he was born on November 9, 1986 in Pigeon, Michigan. He worked for Career Quest Learning Centers as a Network Administration Instructor where he used his knowledge and passion for helping others to teach his students.

Nate was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on September 23, 2012 and attended the Delta Township Congregation. He loved everyone and was most happy when he was with others. He cherished spending time with his family and the congregation, especially in the ministry. He also enjoyed traveling and was always ready for a road trip. He particularly enjoyed visiting state and national parks around the country where he could explore and appreciate Jehovah’s creation.

He will be dearly missed by his mother, Tammy; father, Dave and stepmother Connie; sister, Nicole; grandmothers; Kay and June; as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. The family wishes to thank everyone for their loving support.

A memorial service will be held on Zoom by invitation only. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to contribute are asked to consider donating to The Worldwide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses by visiting Others may also consider donating to the Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital where Nate received surgery as a newborn and subsequent lifelong care by visiting

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Nathan’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

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



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  1. Eliot and Marie Eberhard on February 20, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    We knew Nathan from the Charlotte Congregation, always appreciated his big smile and warm loving attitude and insightful comments from the Bible.

  2. Morgan Cihak on March 2, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Prayers and thoughts to the Kretzschmer family. I grew up with Nate and will always cherish and remember the good times with him and the entire family. ❤

  3. Jenny Shumaker on April 13, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Nate was a wonderful human who rarely had a bad day. You needed a joke, he was there with several ready. He worked tirelessly to know the names of each and every student who walked the halls so he could give them a personalized welcome when he saw them. He paid attention and actually cared if you were in need of a listening ear, chocolate, a dry erase marker, a ride to pick up your broken vehicle from the shop… really whatever you needed, he was on call and ready to help.
    As a colleague, he was always a great back up in any situation that arose. He is greatly missed, especially in the small ways.

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