Nicholas  A. "Nick" Probol

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“Fred:I cannot immagine the loss of a son. I am so sorry. My family and I send our prayers to you - but I'm sure it's not enough. I can't immagine...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Gary Blied - Bridgman, MI

“Nick truly did have that smile that lite up the room. He was a pleasure to know & talk to. My heart goes out to you & your family Ashley. RIP Nick. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Jerrilyn Kingsbury - Richland, MI

“I only knew Nick as long as he lived at the Grove since we both moved in at the same time right next to each other. He was one of the only people...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Mike Perry - Grand Rapids, MI

“I'm so very sorry to have learned about Nick passing. We decided years ago he had too many work moms so he bestowed me with the title of work aunt...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Michelle Frew-Medley - Plainwell, MI

“We are so very, very sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do in the future, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our prayers and...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Rosemary, Brent, and Rachel Baize - VA

“Our fondest memories of Nick are when he was a small child. He was so curious and industrious, characteristics which stayed with him his entire life...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Ray and Rosemary Rallo - Yorktown, VA

“Nick, your enthusiasm and charismatic smile matched your personality to a tee. Our family enjoyed your love of others, dedication to any task you...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Pat and Bob Hubbard - Friend

“Fred- I am stunned and saddened to hear this. You and your family are in my prayers. Please reach out to me. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Jodi Perkins Clock - Muskegon, MI

“I am praying for your family during this difficult time. Nick was one of a kind. He never failed to have a smile on his face and his upbeat persona...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Molly Kosty - Kalamazoo, MI

“My Sincere Sympathy to Nick's Friends and Family:I met Nick when he was fresh out of college. He was marketing for a Hospice company. Here was this...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Bette Morris - MI - Friend

“Fred. So so sorry, when I read this I thought it might be your son. He looks like you. My sincerest condolences. He is a handsome man. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Linley Bordine-Houseman - MI

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Laurie DePew - Acquaintance

“Nick you were a amazing roommate friend and coworker your were always a bright light in any run and always made others laugh I'll miss you brother. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Garrett Terburg - Portage, MI

“When the Lord calls our loved ones; friends; co-workers home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. I will miss the high "5"'s in the hall-ways...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Linda L. Fox - Kalamazoo, MI

“I am so sorry for the tragic loss of such a great human. I have had the opportunity to work with Nick over the past several months and have always...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Jennifer Law - Coworker

“I had the pleasure of working with Nick and he will definitely be missed!! ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Kayla Wiggins - Lawton, MI

“I met Nick a couple years ago when he interviewed me for my position at Sojourner Place. The minute I walked in I could tell he was going to be a...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Shelby Carlton - Battle Creek, MI

“We are so sorry. Praying for all of the family. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Pat Wilson - East Leroy, MI

“Thoughts to the family at this time. Nick was a wonderful person, and will be missed. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Brandon Battjes - Climax, MI

20 of 21 | Posted by: Sr. Bonita Janiszewski - MI

“I will so miss Nick, an amazing man with a huge heart for everyone and life. A few memories stand out from the many great memories of Nick I have.I...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Ed Dennis - Marshall, MI - Friend

Nicholas A. "Nick" Probol, age 32, of Grand Rapids and formerly of Kalamazoo and Battle Creek tragically passed away Sunday afternoon, September 4, 2022. He was born in Battle Creek on June 9, 1990, the loving son of Frederick and Elizabeth "Liz" (Mohlman) Probol and graduated from Pennfield High School with the Class of 2008. Nick then received a Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and Master's of Science degree from St. Joseph's University. He served as Director at the Nazareth Center and Sojourner Place in Kalamazoo.

Nick is survived by his dog, Mr. Hobbs; his parents, Liz Probol of Battle Creek and Frederick (Wendy) Probol of Florida; his brother, Jonathan Probol; his sisters, Ashley (Anthony) Probol-Schintzuis and Jaime Probol; his uncles & aunt, Brian Mohlman, Barry (Suzy) Mohlman and G. Marie Dennis; several cousins and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Manfred & Josephine Probol and Dr. Harold & Jeanne Mohlman.

Nick was always very outgoing, had an amazing love for living life to the fullest, and was always smiling. His goal in waking up every morning was to have a blast and do his best to make others happy. Nick loved animals, and enjoyed hiking, weightlifting & body building.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 9th at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek where services to celebrate his life will be held 11:30 a.m., Saturday, September 10th. The service will be live streamed and may be viewed at Interment will follow at the Battle Creek Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Battle Buddy Foundation (

The family created a beautiful slideshow of photos and it may be viewed at