Joseph William Frizzell

Grand Rapids, Michigan
January 16, 1978 - January 15, 2018


Friday, January 19, 2018 from 4 to 7 pm at the Mohnke Funeral Home, 128 S. Warren Avenue, Big Rapids, MI

Service Location

First United Methodist Church-Big Rapids


11:00 am, Saturday, January 20, 2018

Obituary Notice

Big Rapids - Joseph William "Joe" Frizzell, 39, of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 15, 2018, from complications of an illness of several weeks.

Joe was born January 16, 1978, in Big Rapids, and attended elementary and middle school in Big Rapids. He then moved to Lakeview with his mother, and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1995, where he participated in Cross Country.

Joe worked as a chef at several restaurants in Grand Rapids. In his spare time, he loved to snowboard.

Joe is survived by his fiancee, Renee Bushman and her daughter, Kyra of Grand Rapids; his mother, Lauri (Gary) Nielson of Lakeview; his father, Jack Frizzell of Big Rapids; his brother, Daniel Frizzell; his grandmothers, Vivien Frizzell and Dorothy DeVore; plus many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services for Joe will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Big Rapids, with his uncle, Hap Frizzell officiating. The family will greet friends at the Mohnke Funeral Home in Big Rapids on Friday, January 19, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., and at the church prior to services on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to share an expression of sympathy may do so to Joe's fiancee, Renee Bushman, to help with medical expenses.


Jack, I'm so very sorry to hear of Joe's death. Gary called me while I'm in Traverse City at Keith and Dori 's helping out due to Keith's recent surgery. What a shock, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending HUGS. Gary, BARB AND KRIS Gillings
— Barbara J Gillings

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