John Gregory Nulty

John Gregory Nulty

John Gregory (Greg) Nulty, father of Jacque Drobny (Jim) Commissaris, Dan (Mary) Nulty, Terri (Bert) Cooper; Grandfather of Chad (Sally) Drobny, Marni Drobny (Mike) Owens, Matthew (Kelli) Drobny; Dana Nulty (Mike) Beals, Nicole Nulty (Keith) Vale, Tara Nulty (Andy) Callaghan, TG (Corin) Nulty; Kristen Cooper (Michael) Haines, Kathleen Cooper (Steven) Verduzco, Elizabeth Cooper (Benjamin) Simon; Great Grandfather of Carly and Erica Drobny, Abigail and Emma Owens, Morgan and Chase Drobny; Lindsay and Delaney Beals, Grant, Monique and Vincent Vale, Charlize and George Gregory Nulty; Kasey and Anna Haines, Will, Sara, Nicholas and David Verduzco, Meg and Kate Simon; his sister, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Host; eight nieces and nephews; Carmen and Lyndon Cronen and their children, Maria, Monique and Bryan and families; Jamie, Jamielynne, Trevor and Teagan Commissaris. Greg was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 years, Maureen, his brother, William, his parents, John Thomas and Ellen Mary (Molly), and granddaughter, Desa Nulty.

Greg was born February 24, 1915 in Caledonia, MI and passed away October 1, 2010. The oldest of the three Nulty children, he was very proud of his 100 percent Irish heritage. He graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School in 1932 and Grand Rapids Junior College (now Aquinas) in 1934. Greg was very proud that his mother, son and daughter all attended his alma mater. Greg began his business career working in a grocery store in Grand Rapids with his future father-in-law where he met his bride-to-be, Maureen Herbig. On May 6, 1940, Greg and Maureen were married in Otsego. They were the fourth couple to be married at St. Margaret’s Church and were active members. They began married life in Plainwell and had operated a small grocery store, The Food Center. In 1945, Greg and Maureen moved to Otsego and started a successful real estate and insurance business, The Nulty Agency. Greg retired from insurance sales in 1979 and from real estate in 2004. He was the chairman of the Allegan County Board of Supervisors, the last remaining charter member of the Otsego Lions’ Club, a life member of Otsego Elks and a member since 1944 of the Knights of Columbus. Greg’s home town of Otsego was important to him, his friends were near, his family closer.

Friends may meet Greg’s family on Monday from 2:00-4:00 P.M. and 6:30-8:30 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a time of sharing memories will begin at 8:00 P.M. followed by the Rosary at 8:30 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at St. Margaret’s Church, Rev. Fr. Donald P. Klingler and Rev. Fr. Bob Flickenger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Margaret Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Otsego Public Library, St. Margaret’s School or Otsego Area Historical Society.

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