Nicholas Elton Perkins, age 33 passed March 31, 2016 at St Marys Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nick was born August 21, 1982 in Alma, Michigan, the son of Rick and Katherine (Judge) Perkins. Nick graduated from Montabella High School. He proudly joined the United States Navy and honorably served for 7 years. He served as an aviation electrician on the USS Abraham Lincoln. Nick went out of his way to give; whether it be a smile, a hug, a helping hand or a laugh. He enjoyed hanging out by the campfire with family and friends and spending time with his child; his canine buddy Ren.

            Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Rick and Kathy; sister, Jessica Perkins and her significant other Brook Larson; brother Thomas Perkins; nephews Owen and Nathan; grandparents, Elton and Georgeanna Perkins. Nick was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Alice Judge and Anna Perkins, and his Godfather, Dan Judge. Nicholas will be missed dearly and we know in our hearts that he is home now.

                               A Memorial Service will take place Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM from St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Edmore, Michigan with Father Eugene Okoli to officiate.. Visitation will take place Tuesday evening at 6:00PM until 8:00PM with a Rosary to be prayed at 7:30PM also from St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Those planning a memorial contribution are asked to consider the wishes of the Perkins family. To share a condolence with the Perkin's family please leave a message below.

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  • Marlena DeHate Burggren (Sunday, April 03 16 02:16 pm EDT)

    So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Nick one summer at PCA, he was always so upbeat and always had a smile to give.

  • Uncle John & Aunt Marcia Slusher (Sunday, April 03 16 03:10 pm EDT)

    So sorry to hear about Nick, our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you .

  • Jason Wallace (Monday, April 04 16 11:07 am EDT)

    I am so sorry to hear about Nick. I was a friend of his in the Navy and worked with him for a few years. He was a damn good man and I was sad to see him go. He always brought a smile to everyone's
    face in the workcenter and was a real pleasure to be around. Taken way to soon.

    I know he is in a better place now watching over us all and laughing at all the goofy stuff we do. God Bless you and the family.

  • AD1(AW) (former) Mike Quinlan (Monday, April 04 16 02:37 pm EDT)

    Such a shame. My deepest condolences and sympathies. I had the honor of serving with this fine man. I'll always remember his dedication and great work ethic along with his sense of fun and quick wit.
    The world has lost a good man and he will be sorely missed.

  • Linda Bartlett (Tuesday, April 05 16 08:39 am EDT)

    Keeping your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Arthur Alton Perkins (Tuesday, April 05 16 07:55 pm EDT)

    Rick, Kathy & Jessica...
    How sad to hear of Nicks passing.
    We are truly sorry for your loss.
    Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are they who
    mourn, for they shall be comforted"
    You will be in our prayers.
    Art & Marcia Perkins

  • Don and Cheri Rauch (Wednesday, April 06 16 10:20 am EDT)

    We are very sad to hear of Nick's passing. A wonderful life cut to short.
    We are truly sorry for your loss.
    Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Don and Cheri Rauch

  • Edmore True Value Employees (Wednesday, April 06 16 11:01 am EDT)

    Just wanted to let you know we were thinking of you guys and keeping you in Prayers, It's been along time since nick had been in but we alway's remember a Happy Smiling guy whenever he was in

  • Sharon Browne (Wednesday, April 06 16 02:27 pm EDT)

    We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and the family in our prayers.
    Sharon Browne and Joshua

  • William Jordan (Thursday, April 07 16 12:37 am EDT)

    So sorry for your loss. I was attached to VFA 2 when I met him. He was a good friend and sailor. I'm honored to have been apart of his life even if I only knew him for a few years.

  • Michael Roach (Saturday, April 09 16 01:18 am EDT)

    I knew Nick in the Navy. He was a good dude and I enjoyed our deployment together. He always made us laugh. Our time away was always better with him with us. That's a true statement. I'll miss you
    buddy.

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