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Bruce Edward Nieuwenhuis

March 11, 1937 — June 26, 2023



Nieuwenhuis, Bruce Edward - Age 86, of  Flint , died June 26, 2023. A Memorial Concert will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, October 22, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church 746 S. Saginaw St. Flint 48502. Arrangements are being handled by Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center,  6063 Fenton Road, Grand Blanc. In lieu of flowers please consider a donations to the Bruce and Mary Nieuwenhuis Memorial Music Scholarship Fund at Mott Community College. For information, please call 810-762-0425

He was born March 11, 1937 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Menzo “Mike” Nieuwenhuis and Florence (Leestma) Nieuwenhuis.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Calvin College and Master’s Degree in Music from University of Michigan. Mr. Nieuwenhuis was a Music Teacher at Swartz Creek High School and Middle Schools for 25 years, and Mott Community College. He served as the Music Director for Fenton First  Presbyterian Church for over 20 years. 

He was involved in various shows at Clio Cast & Crew, and Christmas At Whiting. He was a member of the Genesee Wind Symphony (17 years), Flint Concert Band (12 Years), Genesee Valley Concert Band (25 years), and Flint Male Chorus (5 years). He was a longtime leader of the bicycle group Friends of the Flint River Trail. 

Surviving are:  son Dirk (Mary Procopio) Nieuwenhuis of Flint; and daughter Kristin Nieuwenhuis (aka Newhouse) of New York City. He was Opa to Katherine (Zach) Halverson,  Chad Allen, Natasha Nieuwenhuis, Nadia Nieuwenhuis, Aidan Nieuwenhuis;  and Great Grandfather of five. 

He was preceded in death by wife Mary (Merrill) Nieuwenhuis; and daughter Dana (Ken) Nieuwenhuis Allen. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Concert

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church of Flint

746 Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48502

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