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Robert L. Nice, age 83, of Kingsley, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2017 at his home. Robert was born in Manistee on Jan. 18, 1935 to Louis and Mayeta (Schultz) Nice.
He attended Manistee High School, graduating in 1953. After graduation Robert served in the U.S. Army.
He was employed for many years by Packing Corporation of America (P.C.A.) in Manistee and was also self-employed as a builder.
He was active in many organizations including Bay Pointe and Faith Reformed Church of Traverse City, the American Legion Post #219 of Fife Lake, life member of Elks Lodge #323 of Traverse City and #250 in Manistee, the Manistee Clan Muzzle Loading Club and a member of the NRA.
His love for hobbies included many car clubs such as the Cranking T's, the Model T International, Ford International, Brass and Gas, VMCCA, Horseless Carriage and Snappers Antique. He was also involved with his church ministry, going on several mission trips to Belize.
Robert is survived by his children, Cheryl (Bob) Johnson, Karla Schumaker, Lenore (Dave) Tykoski and Robin Nice; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Terry (David) Tetzlaff; and dear friend, Dan Webster.
He was preceded in death by both parents and a brother, Rollin Nice.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at the Covell Funeral Home, 200 N. Brownson Ave., Kingsley, at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Randy Burgess will officiate. The fraternal order of Elks will also participate in the service. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery in Manistee with military honors presented.
Memorial contributions may be made to the youth ministries at Faith Reformed Church of Traverse City.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.
Published on September 3, 2017
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