Neal Nitz, 61, of Baroda passed away on April 13, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph.
A funeral service will be held 10 AM Friday, April 17, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 9193 Cleveland Avenue, Baroda with Reverend Bradley A. Ross officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 - 8 PM at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman. Burial will be in Ruggles Cemetery, Baroda. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 67, Baroda, MI 49101.
Neal was born March 23, 1954 in Benton Harbor, Michigan the son of the late Carl H. and Gertrude (Ladwig) Nitz. A life-long resident of Baroda and farmer by trade, Neal graduated from Lakeshore High School and earned a degree of Applied Science from Southwestern Michigan College. He served previously on the Board of Commissioners for 10 years before becoming a Michigan State Representative for six years. He previously served on the Baroda Township Commission. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baroda.
Survivors include his brother Nathan (Julie) Nitz of Baroda and his sister Nancy (Richard) Koebel of Baroda; his nephew Eric (Michelle) Nitz of Portage and his niece Rebecca (Jeff) Zuhlke of Wisconsin; and a dear friend Jeff Miller.
5 - 8 PM ,Thursday, April 16, 2015
Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel
9191 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106
10 AM ,Friday, April 17, 2015
St. John's Lutheran Church
9193 Cleveland Avenue Baroda, MI 49101
Friday, April 17, 2015
8475 Stevensville-Baroda Road Baroda, MI 49101