Nyle Robert Weiler

Nyle Robert Weiler, a man known for his need for speed, died in his home on Sunday, April 7, 2024, after a courageous battle with ALS. Nyle, 72, grew up on the family farm in Vermontville, Michigan, the son of Dick and Rachel (Viele) Weiler. After graduation from high school, he enrolled in trade school and became a carpenter. He started T&W Builders with his childhood friend, David Thrun. Together they installed many kitchens in the mid-Michigan area before he moved on to become a Union Carpenter. As an avid Spartan fan, he was especially happy to share that he installed the ceilings at the Jack Breslin Center on the campus of MSU. Nyle retired at the age of 49 from Bouma Corporation as a foreman who managed the remodels of countless Meijer stores. After his diagnosis, he conveyed how fortunate he felt to have enjoyed so many of his other hobbies while he was a healthy man. His passion for speed led to muscle cars, dune buggies, snowmobiles, and motorcycles, but his biggest love was his open-wheeled modified race cars. He was crowned the 1998 Michigan Modified Asphalt State Champion and won back-to-back Spartan Speedway track championships in 1997 and 1998. When Nyle was not racing he loved spending time with Kris at the cottage on Higgins Lake where he developed many great friendships. Nyle had a large circle of friends and he was known as one of the good guys. He enjoyed hunting, bowling, golfing, poker during the racing off-season, racquetball at the courts he helped build in Nashville, Michigan with ten other friends and traveling to many locations around the world; including riding his Harley to Alaska, visiting Italy with Kris’s family and three weeks in Hawaii with beloved friends Larry and Renee Lowrie. Some of his proudest accomplishments in life were his son, Zack and the home that he built on the family farm where he lived for over 50 years.
Nyle is survived by his life partner of 26 years, Kris Hudson; son, Zachary (Andrea) Weiler; grandson, Zane Weiler; mother, Rachel Weiler; twin sister, Nancy Weiler; sister, Susan (Paul) Trinklein; Kris’s family, Karen Hudson, Tom Hudson, Thomas (Sheila) Topham, Ryan (Anna Dematatis) Topham, Matthew (Kurt Lu) Topham; and many extended family members and dear friends. He was predeceased by his father, Dick Weiler. Special thanks to the Sparrow Home Hospice Team for the support and care they provided.
Friends are encouraged to support Nyle’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation was Friday, April 12, 2024, from Noon until 2:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. A funeral service followed at 2:00 p.m. with Chaplain Allison Ellsworth officiating. The funeral was webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Nyle’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smartphone). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the family for his grandson Zane’s 529C College Fund or The Susan Mast ALS Foundation. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.