Nieboer, Nicolas R. Kalamazoo Age 24, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, March 6, 2023, with his family by his side. Nicolas was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on September 15, 1998. He was an incredibly strong person who has been a bright light and inspiration to many. He was born with spina bifida, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Even so, Nick lived an active life and participated in a lot of adaptive wheelchair sports, including basketball and hand cycling. His determination led him to compete in the Boston Marathon in 2019, one of his proudest accomplishments. He loved watching almost every sport, but especially Michigan football with his extended family. Nick also had a tremendous love for people. He was known for his joyful spirit and great hugs. He had a positive attitude and loved making new friends. This included many of the WMU football and hockey players, as well as the Kalamazoo College men's soccer players. Some of Nick's favorite memories were camping at the Christian Reformed Conference Grounds, spending a week every summer with his family up at Lake Leelanau, making his rounds greeting people at church, and summer picnic suppers outside with his family followed by outdoor games and a campfire. He also enjoyed music of all kinds, including worship songs that often calmed him when he was anxious. Nicolas is the son of Steven J. And Joy L. (Jansen) Nieboer. He is also survived by two sisters, Josie (Chad) Niewoonder and Grace Nieboer; niece, Avery Joy Niewoonder, grandfather, Nicolas J. Nieboer and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Nick was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ann (Apotheker) Nieboer and Robert and Dorothy (Gerrard) Jansen. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Calvary Bible Church, 855 South Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, with Pastors Jeff Whitaker and David Jansen officiating. A visitation will take place at Calvary Bible Church on Monday, March 13, 2023 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Private interment will be at Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Nick's memory may be given to Joni & Friends or Mary Free Bed Wheelchair Adaptive Sports, c/o of the funeral home or online at joniandfriends.org and maryfreebed.com/wheelchair-adaptive-sports. Friends and family may share a condolence message online at www.joldersma-klein.com.