Michael S. Nitz-Chappel

  • Born: November 26, 1990
  • Died: November 28, 2017
  • Location: Myerstown, Pennsylvania

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James A. Porterfield, Supervisor
Lebanon, PA 17042

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael S. Nitz-Chappel, 27, of Myerstown, passed away November 28, 2017 at the Hershey Medical Center. He was born in Hershey on November 26, 1990, son of Stephen M. Chappel husband of Cindy Chappel, of Lebanon and Doreen E. Nitz of Chicago.
Mike was a 2009 graduate of Cedar Crest High School. He enjoyed four wheeling and fishing. In addition to his parents, Mike is survived by brothers, Troy J. Nitz-Chappel of Denver, CO, Matthew T. Nitz-Chappel of Lebanon, Stephen M. II, husband of Elisha Chappel of Lebanon, Bryan Spreen of York, sisters, Samantha M. Chappel of Portland, ME, Erin, wife of Steve Songer, Annapolis, MD and Lauren, wife of Gerald Halman III of Lebanon.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 2 to 6 PM at the Navy Club, Ship 91, 1501 Lehman St., Lebanon, PA 17046.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Mike, my twin Brother, my best friend, my right hand man, I know you're in a better place now but you're also still with us (or me at least) everyday. but that being said words cant describe how much I miss you bub! but I believe you know that, ;) as well as how much all your and our friends and family miss you and love you. I just wish we all could have just shown it a lot more while you were still with us! you have made me such a better person. more so than I ever would have been on my own, you always were my inspiration and my strong hold, you've surprised so many people in so many ways over the years, and I for one couldn't be more proud you, of all your accomplishments. you'll always be my hero and you'll always be apart of me and live on in my heart and soul. I love you broham! until we meet again...

Posted by Matthew Nitz-Chappel - lebanon, PA - Brother   February 14, 2018

I love you Mikey and will see you again! I will never forget your gift of making people laugh and feel comfortable I will always see your smile and laugh in others and will think of you in those moments till I see you again! Rest in peace!

Posted by Alexander Wallace - Colorado springs, CO - Family   December 11, 2017

My dear cousin. I have always thought about you more Thank you will ever know. I'm so proud of you. What a fighter you were. I miss laughing with you and Matt and Troy. I wish I could have been there more. Watch over us Mikey. We need it. Love you.

Posted by Amanda Wallace - Lake in the hills, IL - Family   December 10, 2017

My sweet cousin Michael. I love you, we all love you. We always wished the very best for you. We will always remember your smile, your loving heart. I am glad you are finally free of pain and I know you are with the heavenly father. I pray he is holding you tight for us in his arms and you are able to run to your hearts content. We will miss you until we meet again... Love, Valerie Leveque-Nitz

Posted by Valerie Leveque-Nitz - Palmer lake, CO - Family   December 10, 2017

I remember you always smiling! Rest In Peace Mike!
Tell Nana we said Hi.

Posted by Jennifer, Abe, Georgie & Greg Chappel - Hilliard, OH - Family   December 10, 2017


My sweet son God has always had you, now your suffering is over, I am happy for that, and that your kind soul will no longer be taken advantage of. U R IN ME. Here is one of the Blessings I picked out for you and to comfort family and friends.
Oh Lord, Your faithful ones, suffering from bodily or mental affliction, and refresh the lives, witch you have created, that by being bettered by suffering, they may ever be conscious of your Merciful Salvation. May the Lord, Jesus Christ, be with you to guard you, within you to preserve you, before you to lead you, behind you to watch you, above you to bless you, who lives and reigns with the Father in the Holy Spirit in Eternity, Amen

All my Love to Family and Friends

Posted by Doreen Nitz - Belvidere, IL - Mother   December 10, 2017

My Dearest Michael...he was such an inspiration to me. Auntie will miss your laugh, how no matter what you always made me and your Uncle Fred laugh so hard til we cried. I remember when you were born, your mom Doreen was such a fighter for you to keep you alive and safe. Because of you Michael...since you were young boy, I have volunteered for physically & mentally challenged children and young adults. You have made me a better person just to know you and love you. You have inspired many Michael and you will live in all our hearts forever. You are so missed and loved! Now you are an angel and free! I know how happy and loved you feel in heaven. You have a special place there I know my sweetest nephew.

Love you with all our hearts Michael, Your Auntie Suz and Uncle Fred. XO

Posted by Suzanne Kobos - Lake In The Hills, IL - Family   December 10, 2017

Michael fought a hard battle and now he is a free soul.
Rest in Peace
My condolence to the family.

Posted by Mary Nitz - lombard, IL - Family   December 10, 2017


Mike. I was so sorry to hear of your passing. You will be missed dearly. It was truly a privilege to know you, to joke around with you, but most of all when we had serious talks and the real Mike appeared. You were one sharp and intelligent dude. By the way, Doc, from Snow White, said he is sad also, and that he will have tears in his eyes when he finally gets that Guiness World Record that you beat him out of. Hope you enjoy the rest of your Journey. Love
Uncle Joe

Posted by Joseph Chappel - Summerville, SC - Family   December 06, 2017

I'm so sad to hear of your passing Mike my thoughts of you will always be "he made me smile" You were a soldier everyday at school and I thank you for teaching me! Rest in peace! my condolences to your family

Posted by dorsey sechrist - lebanon, PA - Teacher   December 06, 2017

Michael had such a sweet soul and will be missed. I'm thankful he's at peace now.

Posted by Erin Songer - Deale, MD - Sister   December 05, 2017

I am thankful for the time I had with Mike. I was blessed to have known Mike and to have shared some laughs with him.

Posted by Michael Chappel - Newport News, VA - Family   December 04, 2017


Michael my Son,
Words can not begin to express the empty feelings I have with your passing and yet I feel relieved at the same time knowing you are not suffering anymore and that you are in the hands of the Lord where you will be taken care of for eternity. You touched so many lives Michael in the short 27 years and 2 day that you were with us. You climbed more mountains and obstacles then I ever could have. You will be greatly missed by many. You will always be in my heart and thoughts until we meet again in Heaven. Rest in Peace Michael, Love Dad

Posted by Stephen Chappel - Lebanon, PA - Father   December 04, 2017