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Larry A. Nitz

Larry passed away, Monday, October 16, 2023, at his home in Plainwell, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Baroda, the son of Herman and Hazel (Sorgatz) Nitz. Larry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. For over 25 years he worked for General Motors until his retirement. In his free time Larry enjoyed being outdoors, bow hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego. On May 17, 1958 he married Virginia Schultz who survives.

Also surviving are his sons, Kurt (Kris) Nitz, Mark (Jayne) Nitz and Peter Nitz; grandchildren, Gretchen, Sara, Matthew (Heather), Calvin (Megan), Rachel (Nate), Laura, Michelle (Lewis), Penelope and Reuben; great-grandchildren, Titus, Aaron, Anna and Soren; siblings, Kenneth and Elaine along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Harold and Chester. According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Larry’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Nathaniel Timmermann officiating.

Burial of ashes will follow at West Cooper Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego.

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Larry and Sharon Thompson

October 17, 2023 at 4:02 pm

To Virginia and family:

Our deepest, heartfelt condolences. Larry has left us with many wonderful memories of hunting, fishing, and looking for mushroom.

Your good friends,

Larry & Sharon


David L De Young

October 21, 2023 at 9:45 am

To Virginia and family: Joan and I are thinking of you all in this time of loss. Always remember the good times we had with him on treasure hunts and Pioneer outings. Our sincere condolences, Joan and Dave De Young


Bruce E Nitz

October 24, 2023 at 7:47 am

Sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. When we first became his neighbors in 1965, Dad had gotten permission for Mike, Bob and I to cut across the street in order to make our way down to Hess Lake to ice fish after school. Sometimes we would find Larry there as well. He showed us where to fish and we usually caught a few. We all thought he was “pretty cool”.

God’s blessings to the family…remember all the good stuff….I am sure there is plenty of it.


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