OBITUARY

Richard M. Nelson

July 24, 1966August 31, 2021
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Richard Michael Nelson, age 55, passed peacefully August 31, 2021. He was born July 24, 1966. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vickie Davis; mother-in-law, Mary Obetts; father-in-law, Raymond Obetts; and brother-in-law, Chad Doty. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Angela Nelson; and children Joshua (Lindsey) Nelson and Kassi Nelson. He also leaves behind his father, Robert (Nancy) Nelson; three sisters Kimberly Nelson-Bachelor, Kelly (Tim) Weber, Amanda Doty; brother- and sisters-in-law Kelli (Marc) Gierz, Patrick (Debra) Obetts, and Michelle (Michael) Fields; and many amazing nieces and nephews.

Rick was a very talented hydraulic and pneumatic engineering technician. He took great pride in the many projects he accomplished and always enjoyed new challenges. In his free time, Rick enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, and going to movies. He had a great love for animals and has been known to nurse a few back to health. He loved all seven of his dogs and two cats throughout the years. Rick was a great son, brother, husband, dad, and uncle; his story will live on through many and he will be missed by all.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Cook Memorial Chapel (East building), 4235 Prairie St. SW, Grandville, Michigan, with a Rosary held at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Rick, contributions may be made to the Harbor Humane Society. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 7, 2021

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Memories

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Lou & Geri Betten

September 7, 2021

So very sorry for loss. Lou spoke with Rick just a couple weeks ago. We just heard of his passing today.
We hope you find comfort with wonderful memories!
Lou & Geri

Charles Willis

September 3, 2021

My wife and I would like to offer condolences to Rick’s family and friends I worked with Rick for many years and we had a good relationship. He was a funny guy and would often joke with me about returning the the tools that he thought that he loaned to me , saying Charlie can I have my tools back. We are saddened by the lost of a friend and coworker. May God bless his wife and children. We send our love and prayers!

Rachel Clark

September 3, 2021

Growing up I didnt have a good relationship with my bio dad, and throughout my teenage years felt like I had been adopted by various friends families. I was lucky to have befriended Kassi in high school and to feel welcomed into her family, with Richard being the only one of these “adopted” parents to have stayed in contact with me over the years. He reached out to me frequently to tell me how proud he was of me and what Im doing with my career, even offered to help me get a new car when I just about totaled mine one winter.
I am heartbroken for his family, he’ll be missed dearly.

Greg & MaryJo Mckellar

September 3, 2021

We happily gave a donation in Rick’s name to HarbourView Humane Society. Rick did love his dogs. He had such a big heart. We are sending all our love & prayers to Angie, Kassi Jo, Josh, Lindsey & family. May all of you find peace in good memories & knowing that Rick will be in your hearts through life. Please know that we are here for each of you. We will hold our good memories of Rick close to our hearts forever. Much Love & Many Blessings

Greg & MaryJo

Soonja and Patric Hixon

September 3, 2021

Rick was a funny and great person. He will be truly missed. We will miss our talks and fishing ventures. Our deepest condolences to Nelson family.

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