Nicholas (Nick) M. Rizzo Jr., 78, passed away Wednesday Feb. 17, 2021, at Lansing Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Nick was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 23, 1942, to Nicholas J. and Katherine L. (Vukonich) Rizzo. He attended schools in Detroit and graduated in 1961 from Osborne High School and joined the U.S. Army in 1966. After his discharge from the military in 1969, he worked at various grocery stores as a meat cutter and retired from the Fort Leavenworth Commissary in 2005 with 20 years of service. He went back to work at Walmart in the meat department in 2007 until he suffered the stroke.
Nick is survived by his wife, Kathy, and sons, Nicky Rizzo, Nicholas Rizzo, Jonathan and Ron Carrington, daughters, Kim and Kathy, in-laws, Darrell and Patricia Dorssom, sisters-in-law, Patsy (Tony) Carnoali, Becky Wiegand, and brother-in-law, Bruce (Amy) Turner, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Ronnie Wiegand.
A gathering of family and friends will be at Belden-Larkin Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, from 1-3 p.m. Masks are required and social distancing is encouraged. There will be a graveside service with military honors at a later date. Memorials in his name may be directed to the family or to SNAP (Special Needs Advocacy Partnership).
Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home.
Posted online on February 25, 2021