Nicholas L. Kane

Nicholas “Nick” Lee Kane, born March 19, 1985 at 7:11 a.m. in Lansing at Sparrow Hospital and was taken from us too soon on August 14, 2021. Survived by his wife Shiria Nichole (Velasquez) Kane, son Ethan Lee Kane, girlfriend Rachael DePue, mother Kimberly K. Day (Scott), father Gary L. Kane, mother in-law Susan Houghton (Jeff), favorite father-in law Arthur Velasquez (Sandii Peterson), brother Brian Kane (Cindy), sister Jennifer Anderson (Phil), aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was proceeded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Beverly Kane, Harvey and Shirley Gearhart and Arturo and Maria Velasquez. Early in his life he enjoyed playing high school football at Charlotte High School, weightlifting, Boy Scouts and yearly trips to Cedar Point. In his free time, you could find Nick enjoying a Michigan football game, working on and remodeling their home, finding items online that he could fix up using the skills he learned from his dad or helping those around him. He was the type of person that would give the shirt off his back if there was someone in need, if you didn’t know him, he may look intimidating, but those who knew and loved him knew he was just a big caring “Teddy Bear” with a contagious laugh and smile. His hard work ethic and competitive nature could be seen in everything from his job to playing games with his family, who he loved very much and were his pride and joy. In his final months he found extreme joy in his relationship with his growing family. Public visitation for Nick was held on Friday, August 20, at the Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Home, Lansing Chapel, between 2 and 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., located at 520 E. Mt Hope Ave in Lansing. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Tiger Den Pavilion within Potter Park Zoo on Pennsylvania Ave. The family requests that you wear either U of M attire or something blue in his honor.