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Nicki Perez
1/11/2021 4:03:00 PM - Final Journey

Nicki Perez (nee: Hazel Marie Peters), 81, of Mt Pleasant, MI, returned to Christ’s loving arms on January 10, 2021.

Nicki was born on January 20, 1939, in Sherman Township to Wilfred Sr. and Julia Otto Peters.

Nicki grew up in the Beal City, Michigan, area. She worked for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe for a number of years before retiring. She was the Tribe’s first Magistrate when the Tribal Court was created. In her early years, you could find her on the dance floor. She also loved Scrabble, bowling, traveling, Bingo, slots, the Morning Sun puzzle, and her family.

Nicki is survived by her children David Perez Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, Dawn Chippewa of Mt. Pleasant, Craig (Corrina) Perez of Goodyear, AZ, and Mary Perez (Ryan Kahgegab) of Mount Pleasant, MI; her grandchildren David Perez, III, Cruz (Kasey) Perez, Mariah Perez, Chanise Perez, Shanelle Perez, Waabigonii Anderson, Zahgiidiwin Chippewa, & Manajiwin Chippewa of Mt. Pleasant, MI; Tyana N. Perez, Tyson N. Perez, & Tylia N. Perez of Goodyear, AZ; Guyan Kunst, Nodin Kunst, Leonard Shomin, Albert Shomin, Paul Shomin, lll, Gary Shomin, and Rocky Shomin of Mount Pleasant, MI; Great grandchildren Trinity Perez, Bagaan Perez, Miah Perez, Malachi Ritter-Perez, Hollis Perez, Raynah Perez, Rayis Rose-Perez, Jeremiah Velasquez-Perez, Julius Velasquez-Perez, Caleb Hendrickson-Perez, Colson Hendrickson-Perez, and Mira Shomin-Jackson all of Mount Pleasant, MI; she is also survived by her twin sisters Anne & Patricia Peters, many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and community members.

Nicki was preceded in death by both her parents, grandparents, brothers Wilfred Jr. and Julius Peters; her sister BettyLou Otto; granddaughter Tyraa N. Perez; her niece Denise L. Peters; her Great-Nephews Andre Peters, Matthew Crow (Paris Peters) and Tommy Kahgegab.

A Private Funeral Service for Nicki will be held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel. Friends are invited to attend the services via a live broadcast on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 1 p.m. by visiting the webcasting link at Nicki’s Book of Memories at or The family will receive friends at a public visitation on Friday, January 15, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Clark Family Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Nicki’s family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.

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