In memory of
Harvey Paul Grotrian
In memory of
Harvey Paul Grotrian
Grotrian, Harvey Paul 8/18/1938 - 9/7/2020 Harvey passed away at the age of 82 on Monday, September 7, 2020 and was born on August 18, 1938 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Clara and Lloyd. He married Paulette on January 28, 1968 in Valparaiso, Indiana, and his beloved son, Jonathan, was born on June 19, 1980. Most of Harvey's career was spent in the financial aid profession. He was director of financial aid at Valparaiso University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. Harvey was a well-respected and recognized member of the financial aid profession. He was elected by his peers to serve on the Michigan (MSFAA), Midwest (MASFAA) and National (NASFAA) Financial Aid Associations. He received many awards for his service and was a sought-after speaker for professional conferences. He was a member of Rotary during which he worked on a water project for Rotary International in Sri Lanka. Harvey had a passion for classic cars and was a member of the Buick Club of America and the Jaguar Clubs of North America. He also collected antique toys and loved biking and photography. Harvey was an avid writer, and he also had a piece published in the Bear River Writers' Journal through the University of Michigan. Harvey and his wife enjoyed traveling over the years. A few of his favorite destinations were the second home they shared on Lake Michigan in Holland for 15 years and then the home in Bonita Springs, Florida, for the last five years. He was a wonderful and compassionate son, husband, and father, who cared deeply for his family and the well-being of others. He was dedicated to equal rights, minimizing world suffering, and making the world a better place for all beings. Harvey is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Paulette; his son, Jonathan (Chelsea); a granddaughter on the way; and two Havanese dogs, Sasha and Ginger. A visitation will be held outdoors on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 5-7pm under the carport at the Nie Family Funeral Home (3767 W. Liberty Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103). Please remember that a facial mask is required to attend. A private interment will take place on Friday at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Humane Society of Huron Valley (3100 Cherry Hill Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105) or the Nature Conservancy (101 E. Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906).
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Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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In memory of
Harvey Paul Grotrian
Grotrian, Harvey Paul 8/18/1938 - 9/7/2020 Harvey passed away at the age of 82 on Monday, September 7, 2020 and was born on August 18, 1938 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Clara and Lloyd. He married Paulette on January 28, 1968 in Valparaiso, Indiana, and his beloved son, Jonathan, was born on June 19, 1980. Most of Harvey's career was spent in the financial aid profession. He was director of financial aid at Valparaiso University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. Harvey was a well-respected and recognized member of the financial aid profession. He was elected by his peers to serve on the Michigan (MSFAA), Midwest (MASFAA) and National (NASFAA) Financial Aid Associations. He received many awards for his service and was a sought-after speaker for professional conferences. He was a member of Rotary during which he worked on a water project for Rotary International in Sri Lanka. Harvey had a passion for classic cars and was a member of the Buick Club of America and the Jaguar Clubs of North America. He also collected antique toys and loved biking and photography. Harvey was an avid writer, and he also had a piece published in the Bear River Writers' Journal through the University of Michigan. Harvey and his wife enjoyed traveling over the years. A few of his favorite destinations were the second home they shared on Lake Michigan in Holland for 15 years and then the home in Bonita Springs, Florida, for the last five years. He was a wonderful and compassionate son, husband, and father, who cared deeply for his family and the well-being of others. He was dedicated to equal rights, minimizing world suffering, and making the world a better place for all beings. Harvey is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Paulette; his son, Jonathan (Chelsea); a granddaughter on the way; and two Havanese dogs, Sasha and Ginger. A visitation will be held outdoors on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 5-7pm under the carport at the Nie Family Funeral Home (3767 W. Liberty Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103). Please remember that a facial mask is required to attend. A private interment will take place on Friday at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Humane Society of Huron Valley (3100 Cherry Hill Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105) or the Nature Conservancy (101 E. Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906).
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Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc
3767 W Liberty Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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