October 03 1949 October 22 2019
Kim’s Obituary Republic- Kim William Nault, age 70 of Republic passed away at his home on October 22, 2019 with his family by his side. Kim was born in Ishpeming on October 3, 1949 to Clarence and Della (Brown) Nault. Kim married Kathleen Kelley on December 5, 1981. At the time of their marriage, both Kim and Kathy had two sons. They increased their family with two daughters. Kim injured his back while working bridge construction in 1985. During his time of being unable to work, he obtained his GED and went on to obtain different certifications to qualify for employment with Republic Department of Public Works. He eventually became the DPW Foreman for many years. During this time, he also was a member of The Rabbit Club, The Lions Club (President one year) and the Republic Fire Department for 20+ years where he was assistant chief at one point. He was also cemetery ton for several years. Kim enjoyed playing pool and smear at the Pine Grove, and fishing and camping with his family. While Kim liked to hunt, we always bragged that he never got a legal deer at the same time as keeping his family fed. He could often be found at the Pine Grove playing guitar for his friends. Survivors include his wife, Kathy of Republic; Four sons, Jeff (Dee) Nault of Guam; Stephen (Mindy) Kelley of Nevarre, Florida; Jason (Kara Stahl) Nault of Republic; Richard (Jodie) Kelley of Great Mills, Maryland; Melissa (Shane) Crothers of Republic , Kaitlyn (Greg Grund) Nault of Republic, two special daughters-in-law, Vee Starrine and Hilda McCullen, and Jason Losch; thirteen grandchildren and one great grandson; one sister Ruby Jacobs; a brother David (Teresa) Nault; sister-in-law Nancy Kuppin and brother-in-law Dennis (Robi) Kelley. Kim will be missed greatly by his little fur baby Trina who has been at his side for many years. Kim is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Della Nault, a sister Laura, his brother-in-law Keith Jacobs, mother-in-law, Margaret Kelley and sister-in-law, Karen Guerra. The family would like to express their appreciation to Kim’s nurse Leigh, and all the nurses that provided care through hospice, Dr. Carlson and aide Kirstyn along with Lynn and Ann from UPCAP for all their assistance and support over the duration of his illness. Special thank you to everyone for the prayers during this time and all the wonderful cards that made his last birthday so memorable. Kim will be remembered by all who knew him as a person who was always willing to lend a hand and had a smile or a joke for them. Kim’s family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday October 27, 2019 at the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home from 2:00pm until 4:00pm. A celebration of life service will begin at 4:00pm with Sister Margey Smeltzle officiating. A potluck luncheon will follow the services at the Greenwood American Legion located at 3050 Co. Rd. 496 Ishpeming, MI 49849. Kim’s obituary may also be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Kim William Nault October 03 1949 October 22 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Ishpeming, state: Michigan