Aprilan “April” Nash

Oscoda, Michigan
May 30, 1974 - January 18, 2019


The family will welcome friends on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 12:00-2:00 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home, Oscoda, Michigan


The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI

Obituary Notice

age 44, of Oscoda, Michigan, formerly of Mikado, MI passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center, Alpena, Michigan with her family by her side.

April was born in Oscoda, MI on May 30, 1974 to Preston and Ellen Nash. She graduated from Oscoda High School in 1992. April worked as a hair dresser at Profiles and Salon 121 and as an assistant manager at Continental Rental. She loved bowling and spending time with her family and friends. April’s son was her pride and joy and her entire world.

April is survived by her children, son, Preston Nash and step-daughters, Tiffani and Ashley Childs; mother, Ellen Nash; brothers, Mike (Lisa) Wynne, Leo (Cathy), Wynne, and John Wynne, and sister, Judy Pettit; step-grandchildren, Haylee, Aubree, and William Elleby and Trenton and Easton Valiquette; and nieces and nephews, Melody, Kimberly and Brittany Kaiser, Aaron Pettit, Lance, Anna, Bryan, Katie and Cheyenne Wynne. She is preceded in death by her father, Preston C. Nash

The family will welcome friends on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 12:00-2:00 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI. Memorial contributions can be made to the family for funeral arrangements and you may offer your condolences online at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Memorial contributions can be made to the family for funeral arrangements.


Mikado Cemetery, Mikado, Michigan


Share my deepest condolences to the family for their loss.
— Penny Patterson
Our thoughts and prayers to all the family. April was the greatest Mom, sister, daughter and friend. She will deeply be missed. RIP God got a awesome Angel.

Love you and miss you always
Cj and Tina Jackson
— Tina Jackson
What a beautiful person to everyone and who was loved by so many who knew her ! R.I.P. April no more pain ! Prayers for your family and your son !
— Sue and John Radcliffe Blanchard Oklahoma
My heart skipped s beat when I saw April had left us, I am truly sorry for your loss...my condolences to all of April's family, she will be greatly missed !!!
April was my friend for many many years and she was a great person
— Ken Lancey
My thoughts and prayers for April’s family.
— Carla ( Travis ) Brown
April you were an great friend with an beautiful smile . We all will miss you in our hearts . Fly high angle . Love Edna and Ron
— Edna Dennis
💜💜💜💜 fly high sister I love you
— Judy pettit
I'm so very sorry to the family and her son for their loss. April was an amazing person. She saw the light through the darkness. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
— Teresa Shatzer
May you rest in peace in the Lord's loving arms, April. Your family is in our prayers.
— Don and Gloria Ulman
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the family and April’s close friends. As her friends you should all be very proud of everything you did for she and Preston. April can Rest In Peace because of you. God be with you all.
— Sandy Forsythe Schrah
Dear Preston, Aunt Ellen and all my cousins, I

I am so deeply sorry for the lost of Aprilan.
She was one of a kind. I love her very much and will always remember her infectious laugh!!! All of you are in my prayers. I love all of you.
— Cathy Waller-Lang
My deepest condolences to April's family and little Preston , April was a great lady and a awesome mother she will be deeply missed.
— Ryan Olds
April I am going to miss you! I enjoyed spending time with you last year when you came to the hotel. My heart goes out to Preston and your family. You will always be in my heart ❤️ love you to pieces! Till we meet again my friend!
— Michelle palazzola
This is absolutely surreal and i still find it hard to believe. Summers are going to be the hardest. Can't think that you won't be at the picnic table to bs and share a laugh. I've been thinking about you, and what you shared with me, some of your advice. It's been sticking in my head alot now. About Damn Time! ( I can hear you saying that right now.)
Just know we weren't ready to let you go, and this place will never be the same without you. You'll little boy, will always hear your name with a smile or a laugh. He's surrounded by so much love and adored by so many. He's going to have a great life with you as his guardian angel.
Fly High Pretty Girl! All my love-
— Tiffany H
I feel so blessed to have know you. You always had a smile. You will be so missed
— Sandy VanNorman
A beautiful soul is never forgotten. I'm so lucky to have called you my friend!
— Vicki Helmick
our deepest sympathy for the family, our deepest love and respect for April, our memories are fond, we are all sad you left too soon, in our hearts you will always be,
— Norkus family
April you have been in my life since I moved to oscoda and after I got out of oscoda everytime I went back up to visit I always ask were is April I want to see April and my parents always kept me up to date on you now you are looking down on all of us making every single one of us smile cause you are always with us now I love you and I will miss you
— Jose Carrasco
April we met a few years ago at Easter time when my sister and I came to visit our father and meet Judy. You gave your all but God needed you more. Now you are your families Angel and pain free. Prayers to the family 🙏🙌.
— Christen McBride
So sorry for your loss. She was such a nice girl she is in my prayers.
— Darlene Zuber
I'm so sorry for your loss .She was a Great person and very good to my kids
— Todd
I am just stunned and lost for words. We have been in a stupor since Monday after hearing that you passed April. You always put on such a strong,beautiful happy face! April,you had strength of steel,to take on all that you did. You was the MOST darling loving strong & compassionate mother to precious Preston who we adore immensely! Anytime we would run into him,wed sneak up and whisper "go pick you out something/candy". Your son is the sweetest lil boy ever! As a mother,i cannot imagine what the entire family has been through or even April before she passed. My heart aches so much for everyone in her family. My kids adored April as she adored them as well. We all are very sad and will miss her being around! My last time seeing her is the way ill always want to remember her and her beautiful eyes,smile,laugh & her sense of humor,unfortunately I just struggle with services and what to say. Oscoda lost a GREAT mother and a real gem!!! No more pain sweety,Heaven gained a BEAUTIFUL Angel!
— Bridgett,Arri,Drew & Dillon Ward/Olds
I will always remember the good times April and I had as kids. My heart goes out to her family and numerous friends. She was loved by many and will never be forgotten!
— Jessica Witbrodt
Deepest condolences to the family and friends of April you are all in my thoughts and prayers🙏 R.i.p April 😢
— Rick and Vickie Zuber
Was shocked to hear of Aprils passing. She was ine if my hairdressers at the Hair Stop. Enjoyed visiting with her there & at the park picnic table. Most of all enjoyed her lovely wedding, she was sooo excited that evening & after. God bless her family and her son.
— Fay Cotham

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