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Joseph Nichelson

Obituary for Joseph Nichelson

November 3, 1988 - June 15, 2017
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 28


Joseph Nichelson, age 28, passed away on June 15, 2017.

Joseph loved his family and was a follower of Jesus Christ. He was a beloved brother, uncle, and friend. He earned his Eagle Scout which is the highest achievement attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. He served his country in the Army National Guard through the Afghanistan War, completing four years of active duty and two years of military reserve.

He is survived by his parents Matthew & Susan Nichelson; siblings, Elaine & Chad McDonald, Laura & Marty Christophel, Michelle & Russel Schultz, Stephen Nichelson, Marie Nichelson, David Nichelson; nieces & nephews, Peter McDonald, Caleb McDonald, Lucas McDonald, Ethan Christophel, Owen Christophel, Elsie Christophel; grandparents, Stephen & Jennie Osgood; and extended family.

Visitation is 5:00-8:00 pm, Sunday, June 18, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 246 W. Main St. Zeeland, MI 49464. Funeral services are 10:00 am, Monday, June 19 also at First Baptist Church with Pastor Clint Echols and Pastor Tom VandenBerg officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would encourage blood donations through the Michigan Blood Drives –

Burial to take place in Zeeland Cemetery with military honors.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Main Donor Center – Grand Rapids 1036 Fuller NE, Grand Rapids, 49501-1704 (just north of I-196) Map It 616-774-2300 Sunday 7:00am - 2:00pm Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm Friday 6:00am - 1:00pm Saturday 7:00am
  • Michigan Blood Drive

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Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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