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Richard Nicholson

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Richard Nicholson age 86 of Nashua died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015, at United Methodist Church in Nashua, with Pastor Alfredo Agtarap officiating. Friends may greet the family 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the Church on Saturday. Richard Laverne Nicholson was born November 7, 1928, in rural Floyd County, Iowa, the son of William and Minnie (Hauser) Nicholson. He attended country schools in rural Floyd County, and was a graduate of Nashua High School in 1947. Dick met Glendora Van Kleeck during high school and the couple was married on September 12, 1948, at the United Methodist Church in Nashua. To this union one son, Stephen, was born. Dick was employed by Iowa Public Service. He started as an area lineman and worked his way up through the company. He retired from Mid American Energy (formerly IPS) in 1991, after 44 years of service. Dick was involved with Boy Scouts and received the Silver Beaver Award. He was a 50 year member of Lions Club, the Masons, and a board member on the United Methodist Church. He was a long time member of the Nashua Fire Department. Dick served on the Oak Hill and Greenwood Cemetery boards. He also served on the board and was a member of the Nashua Town and Country Club. Dick had a passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting various game from deer, pheasant, squirrel, rabbit and many more. Dick also enjoyed fishing and would wet a line as often as possible. He had a passion for the game of golf and would golf as often as possible. Dick and Glendora enjoyed traveling together and visited many beautiful places including Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, and many more. Dick was a passionate card player, and especially enjoyed Euchre when he was winning. Dick is survived by his wife of 66 years, Glendora of Nashua; son, Stephen (Mary) Nicholson of Osage; two grandsons, Michael (Katie) and their children Kellen, Kollins, all of Ankeny, Matthew(Mallory) Nicholson and their son Landry of Ankeny. Along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ralph Nicholson; and sister, Helene Diller.

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  1. We were saddened to hear of Dick’s passing and our hearts go out to you Glendora and Steve and your family in your loss.

  2. I am saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. Many good memories throughout the years, and have always enjoyed seeing Dick at the toughest times in our family history. He was always there with well wishes and timely support. A few fun New year’s eve parties at the house when we were in school. We will miss you, Dick.

  3. I lived across the street from Dick and Glendora in the early 90’s. I remember one time Dick was hitting golf balls ,with a grandson I think, and they hit our house! Nothing broken, but Dick came to the door and apologized profusely. Of course I remember him when I was a child and he worked at IPS, he always made a moment to chat with us kids. He will be missed. Prayers and sympathies to you all.

  4. I am deeply saddened to see the news of Dick’s passing. I have a lot of of happy memories of time we spent together. I was a member of the IPS bowling team with Dick in the1960’s and remember the good times as well as the the trophy we won in a tournament in Charles City. I always enjoyed his company, his laughter, and his friendship. God bless all of his Family in this time of sorrow, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Roger Peterson Florida

  5. Terry, Shawna, Haley & Shane Hillesheim lit a candle in memory of Richard Nicholson

  6. Was so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was a kind and friendly person. Always had something nice to say and was so enjoyable to visit with! Our prayers are with your whole family!

  7. Was sorry to hear. My heart and prayers go to Glendora and Steve. I am proud to have know Dick. Remember you all very well.

  8. To one of Nashua’s finest. Dick was there with us in church, scouts and friend for as long as I can remember. My condolences to Glendora, Steve, Mary and family.

  9. Sympathy to Glendora, Steve, Mary and Family….alot of good times and memories between our Families….As a kid I remember the laughter you all had together…..Prayers….Tom and Deb Clark

  10. So sorry to hear of Dick passing. My prayers are with the family. I know he will be missed. What a kind man. Sue Pleggenkuhle

  11. On a bitterly cold winter night he’s working at the top of a pole in front of our house on Lakeshore Drive, and I am so grateful. It happened several times. Glendora, Dick, and Steve were good, fun people to know. Bill and I moved in 1983, but I remember them well.

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