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Joseph Alger VanNuck

April 27, 1965 — April 25, 2020

Joseph Alger VanNuck, 54, 0f Beaver Creek Township, passed away on April 25, 2020.

He was born on April 27, 1965 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan to the late James and Barbara VanNuck. He married the former Kimberly Sue Helsel on January 4, 1986 in Grayling. Joe lived for his family, enjoyed 'rocks', tractors and tractor shows, hunting, fishing, family gatherings and the 4th of July.

Survived by his wife Kim of 34 years. Children: Amanda (Andrew) Vos and their son, Cameron "Cock-a-doo-doo" of Prudenville; Dillon (Heather) Helsel and their anticipated daughter due to arrive in November of Roscommon; and Joseph VanNuck, Jr. of Beaver Creek Township. Siblings: Dan (Molly) VanNuck; Dennis (Terri) VanNuck; Ron VanNuck; Carol (Jim) Stevens; Tim (Roz) VanNuck; Jim (Liz) VanNuck; Jon (Mary) VanNuck; In-laws: Ralph and Carolyn Helsel of Beaver Creek Twp.; Brother-in-law: Greg (Nancy) Helsel; Sister-in-Law: Janice (Jim) Smith; and several step siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by his mother and father.

A Celebration of Joe's Life will be held when the health crisis restrictions are lifted. Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.


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