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“I'm am so very sorry to hear of Jody's passing. She was a wonderful, wonderful spirit who cared for my loved ones as if they were her own. I will...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Angela Moe (and Molly, Emma & Carl) - MI

“So sorry to hear of her passing. It's always hard to deal with the passing of a relative. Even one as removed from us as Jody was. There are things...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Roger & Darlene Berndt - Franklin, WI

“Saying good-bye is never easy. Jody and I had a habit of saying "I Love You" every time we talked,saw one another or e-mail.We never said good-bye,...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Rosemary & Harry Brown - MI

“I knew Jody as a very kind caring person, and as a fellow volunteer for Animal Meals on Wheels. Last year she helped me while trying to place some...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Nedra J. White - Lawton, MI

“Dear Curt and family, We are so very saddened by the sudden death of Jody. She was always there for us with our animals and she had such a big...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Bobbie - Portage, MI

“We want Jody's family to know that we grieve with them and for them for Jody's loss. She was a very special person to many people and she will be...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jane and John holmes - Kalamazoo, MI

“Although we have not seen Jody in person for a number of years, we have kept in touch via Christmas cards with letters keeping us aware of the goings...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Lewie & Phyllis Start - MI

“Our heartfelt condolences to Curt and everyone who knew and loved Jody. She was a bright and shining soul in life and will be a bright and shining...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Angela & Don & Sailor, too - MI

“Dear Curt, Family, & Friends We can hardly believe that the world has lost Jody so soon. She will be loved and remembered always. God bless. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Fred & Deb Fadely - Vicksburg, MI

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NELSON, Jody L. Kalamazoo, MI Died Wednesday evening March 17, 2010. Jody was born into an extremely loving family in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 5, 1959. She was raised in Wyoming, Michigan and graduated from Rogers High School in 1977. After graduation, she attended Michigan State University in the Veterinary Technician Program and graduated as a Licensed Vet. Technician in 1979. She worked at Benson Animal Hospital in Lansing, MI and the Animal Clinic in Grand Rapids, MI before joining the former Upjohn Company as a Biochemistry Tech. She left Upjohn (Pharmacia) in 1996 and joined the Critter Sitter as a pet-sitter in 1997, became co-owner in 1999, and split from Critter Sitter in January 2003 to own an Jody's Pampered Pets, LLC. Jody loved animals all her life, and devoted her life to the care and love of them. She was owned by many pets over the years, currently by Bressa, Sabra, Tennessee, Laney, and P.C. and Tangie, and Zoey. Jody was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Jack and Elaine Nelson. She is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Linda Nelson and Gary and Judy Nelson, nephews, Greg, Gary Jr., (Tracey) and Jason (Audra) Nelson, nieces, Lori (Reuben) and Jen (Derek), several great nieces and nephews, and her husband, Curtis Kuilema. In Jody's memory, please consider memorial contributions to Animal Meals on Wheels Services. In her memory, please hug and kiss and for at least one animal and one human each day for a month. She would gratefully appreciate these thoughts and any random act of kindness you have the opportunity to do. Private services and burial will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. www.langelands.com. 343-1508.

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