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Obituary for Michael J. Nic

Born: December 27th, 1928
Passed Away: March 21st, 2016


Tuesday March 29th, 2016
10:00am to 11:00am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Directions to Sacred Heart Catholic Church


Tuesday March 29th, 2016
11:00am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Directions to Sacred Heart Catholic Church


Nic, Michael J. Nic of Muskegon Heights passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday, March 21, 2016 at Hillcrest Nursing. He was born December 27, 1928 in Petoskey, Michigan, the son of Michael and Bernadine (Hutta) Nic. A longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muskegon Heights, he served as an altar boy growing up. Michael was a 1946 graduate of Muskegon Heights High School who served his country in Korea in the U.S. Army 27th Infantry Regiment "Wolfhounds". He worked for Bennett Pumps from 1947-1990, both before and after the Korean War. Michael was a generous man with many hobbies. He loved fixing bikes and making wooden chairs and toys, but even more than making them he enjoyed giving them away to family members, friends, and members of his community. He also enjoyed bird watching and building birdhouses and birdfeeders, which he also frequently gave away. He loved cooking and baking and trying new recipes, especially for scones. He also enjoyed fishing, duck carving, and picking wild berries. Michael is survived by his sons David and Joel Nic; grandchildren Kathalyn Gensler-Nic, Karalyn, Aiden, and Fiona Nic; great-granddaughter Scarlett; and brothers and sisters Sister Michael Ann (Catherine), Dorothy Lakos, John Nic, and Marty Nic, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muskegon Heights with visitation preceding the service from 10-11 A.M. and luncheon following at 12:30 P.M. Final interment will be on a future date at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan. Messages of condolence may be posted online at shorelinememorial.com