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Nicolette Lena Heemstra


Nicolette “Nicki” Heemstra, 41, a resident of Lowell, MI, passed away on November 18, 2021, comfortably and peacefully in her home, ending a courageous battle with glioblastoma.

Born December 26, 1979, to Gary and Katherine (Gibson) Heemstra, Nicki the eldest of three children, grew up on a farm in Lowell, MI. She earned her diploma and graduated from Everest College earning a degree as a medical assistant.

Nicki traveled to and lived in Chicago, IL for a few years, and with her move back to Lowell, she started her ten-year career at Urological Consultants of Grand Rapids. Her dedication, commitment, and teamwork along with many defining characteristics, made her a friend and a role model to so many.

Nicki was always compassionate, kind, and willing to help anyone. As a woman of faith, she enjoyed spending Sunday mornings with quality coffee and the comfort of Jesus Christ at Impact Church. Her most cherished role in life, a devoted and loving mother to her children and proud aunt of four.

Nicki is survived by her two children, Jack Gonyon and Lillian “Lilly” Jansen, who meant the world to her; sister, Jaime Heemstra; brother, Kip Heemstra; sister-in-law, Jenna Heemstra; nephew, Riley Heemstra; and nieces, Lydia Boorsma, Luray, and Stela Ralston-Jones. All who completed the rest of her world.

Nicki’s family would like to express their deep gratitude for the love and support so many have provided. The family will welcome relatives and friends to celebrate Nicki’s life at 3PM on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Caledonia Sportsman Club, 10721 Coldwater Ave SE, Alto, MI, 49302.

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