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William E. Nicholson 1936-2017


Posted By: Volunteer Rich Lowe
Date: 9/5/2017 at 13:13:13

William E. Nicholson, 81, lifelong resident of Birmingham, IA, passed away on August 16, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa. He was born February 19, 1936, to William H. and Ethel Howsare Nicholson. He married Lois Osborn on November 27, 1964, in Memphis, MO. Lois passed away on November 4, 2016.

William served in the United Stated Navy, spending time in Guam and Squaw Valley, CA. After being honorably discharged, he worked in road construction, as a seed dealer, hauled grain and worked for American Chain and Cable in Fairfield. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Fairfield and the American Legion in Stockport. He enjoyed working in his barn and watching the Chicago Cubs.

He is survived by a daughter, Jeanie (Gerald “Fuzzyʼ) Kisling of Birmingham, IA, a brother, Mike "Nick” (Judy) Nicholson of Batavia, Iowa; three sisters, Ruth Stanley of Des Moines, IA, Mary Grimes of Fairfield, IA, Barb (John) Gronwold of Van Meter, IA; four grandchildren, Dakota Kisling, Amanda (Rowdy) Krouse, Shawn Kisling, Andrew (Lynda) Kisling; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers-in-law, Leroy Stanley and Earl Grimes; and a great-grandson, Landon Krouse.

Funeral services held August 21, 2017, at Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua with Pastor Phil Campbell officiating. Elvin E-Cecil Post No. 147 of the American Legion performed military rites at the conclusion of the service at the funeral home. Cremation followed the services with burial of cremains at a later date in Miller Chapel Cemetery.

Source: Van Buren County Register, Keosauqua, IA; 24 Aug 2017


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