- February 9, 1983 - June 6, 2013
- Battle Creek, Michigan
of Nicholas J. 's Passing
Thrivent Financial Funds (memo: Ezra U.G.M.A.), c/o Angelo Grumeretz
136 Mason Rd.
Battle Creek, MI 49015
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Words can not express how sorry I am for the loss of your son.
My prayers go out to you and your family.
1 of 25 | Posted by: Amy Shirley (Barnes) - MI
“Nicholas Simplicity was a vibrant player. I could drop by his place to receive a warm welcome and generous hospitality. I got to see him in times of...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Buddy Sasquach - Houghton, MI
“My heart goes out to Nick's family and loved ones. I was close with Nick in high-school and we eventually grew apart after I graduated from college....Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Emily Marinaro - MI - Friend
“It is with a very heavy heart that I write this as I am learning of Nick's passing. Although I did not know this fine young man, I know his father,...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Bernie Ratti - Ann Arbor, MI
“I'm so sorry to hear about Nick's passing.... I remember what a good guy he was in high school and was always nice and smiling.... God bless you all
5 of 25 | Posted by: Carly Miller
“So sorry to hear about your loss.
6 of 25 | Posted by: Janet Brainard - Battle Creek, MI
“Many thoughts are with the Grumeretz Family in your time of sorrow. May all the precious memories of Nicholas be a comfort to you.
7 of 25 | Posted by: Steph Eckley - Grand Rapids, MI
“Trooper Angelo, you have inspired my world so much in the little time that I have known you and I am so thankful to have you and know you as a friend...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Amelia WIlliams - Bellevue, MI
“Nick, you were always such a kindhearted friend. you spread positivity and light to everyone around you through your music and your smile. I am...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Ryan Barth - Minneapolis, MN
“I will miss you dearly my friend!!!!
10 of 25 | Posted by: Derek Parker - Kalamazoo, MI
“I am at a loss for words. My deepest sympathies.
11 of 25 | Posted by: Stephanie Harper - Midland, TX
“Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this time.
Bill and Mary
12 of 25 | Posted by: Bill and Mary Richardson - MI
“I met Nick a very long time ago through the music/dance scene. I did not know him too well, but I remember how passionate he was with both. Thanks...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Vanessa Paragas - Kalamazoo, MI
“We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you all in prayer!!
14 of 25 | Posted by: Steve and Janet Burdette - MI
“I am so very sorry to hear about the untimely passing of Nick. Nick and I grew up together and most of my younger memories involved Nick. He will...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Josh Hansen - Holland mi
“Dear Nick! When I heard you passed away I was shocked and sad... 1 day before you died we wrote about our meeting in July. We were both sooo happy...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Vanessa Roether - Munich/Germany
I knew you were special the first time I met you.
You will always have a special place in my heart, not just because you were your...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Laura - Mason, MI - Feiend
“It broke my heart to hear you left us today. Mostly because I have soo many great memories with you. You were a great friend to me. Memories of you...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Jessica Ginn - Lawrence, KS
“My thoughts and prayers are with you Kristie. I wish there were words that I could say, but just know that I am thinking of you and Ezra. Love Always...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Megan Mead
“Dear Nick, I didn't know you well but what memories I have are very special. My heart goes out to your entire family, but mostly to Jerome and...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: LaMoyne Meek - Auburndale, FL
“Jerome and family. So sorry to hear about Nick. My prayers are with all during this most difficult time. Rest in Peace Nick.
21 of 25 | Posted by: Dee Grumeretz - Joplin, MO
“Jerome, Kristi, and family, Heaven gained another angel. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
22 of 25 | Posted by: Kelly Gutsue - Battle Creek, MI
“To my beautiful, beautiful son Nicholas. As I type this message with tears rolling down my face, I reflect on you providing me with the most...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Jerome Grumeretz - Ann Arbor, MI
“You have always been a very special nephew...We will love and miss you always!
Love forever...Uncle Mike & Aunt Maryann
24 of 25 | Posted by: Uncle Mike & Aunt Maryann - MI
“Nick you are my light, my best friend and the love of my life. You will always be the best part of me. Thank you for our beautiful family and for...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Carmela Wing - Kalamazoo, MI
Nicholas J. "Nick" Grumeretz, age 30, of Battle Creek died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday morning, June 6, 2013. He was born at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo on February 9, 1983, the loving son of Kristi Mary Angelo and Jerome J. Grumeretz, and graduated from Lakeview High School with the Class of 2001.
Nick is survived by his parents, Kristi M. Angelo of Battle Creek and Jerome J. Grumeretz of Ann Arbor; his son and "light of his life", Ezra Benardino; his brother, Angelo (Amanda) Grumeretz of Grand Rapids; his beautiful fiancée, Carmela J. Wing of Battle Creek; his grandparents, Carl & Betty Angelo, Frank J. Grumeretz, and several aunts, uncles & cousins. He was sadly preceded in death by his grandmother, Shirley J. Grumeretz on October 8, 2011, and his step-father, Douglas C. Graham on November 30, 2011.
Nick was a very loving and giving young man who loved his son, his fiancée and family with all his heart. He also had a passion and love for music and his dog "Nuggett". Nick enjoyed movies, history, art and was a great dancer. He also enjoyed roller skating and going to watch and help out at roller derbies.
The family will receive friends 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00p.m., Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Funeral services to celebrate Nick's life will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2013 at the St. Mark Lutheran Church, 114 E. Minges Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015 with Pastor Bradley Hubbard, officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to a trust fund for Nick's son, Ezra, with checks made payable to Thrivent Financial Funds, (memo: Ezra U.G.M.A.), c/o Angelo Grumeretz, 163 Mason Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Nick may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.