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 Keith Francis Nichols

Keith Francis Nichols

Death 29 Nov 2006 (aged 85)
Burial Mesick, Wexford County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section D Lot 7
Memorial ID 19418226 · View Source
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Keith F. Nichols LAKE CITY — Keith F. Nichols of Tustin died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. He was 85. He was born Aug. 29, 1921, in Cadillac, to Frank and Olive Nichols.
He married Wanda Yount of Cadillac on April 4, 1943. She preceded him in death in January of 1987, after nearly 45 years of marriage. He married Doris Eggle on July 17, 1987.
Mr. Nichols attended Cadillac High School. He served in the United States Army Air Forces in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was stationed at Iron Range, Australia; Port Morseby; Dobodura and Nadzab, New Guinea (5th Air Force, 90th Bomb Group and 319th Bomb Squadron). He was discharged in 1947 at the rank of staff sergeant.
Mr Nichols was employed with the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1985. He also worked for Brooks and Perkins and Kysor Corporation of Cadillac.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cadillac, where he sang in the choir, Cadillac American Legion Post, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Clam Lake Masonic Lodge.
A lifelong stamp collector, he enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening, reading and music. He loved his family, extended family and his country.
Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife, Doris Eggle Nichols of Tustin; children from his first marriage, Patricia (Dave) Bos of North Fort Meyers, Fla., Richard (Carol) of Mesick, Keith T. (Debbie) of Kalamazoo, Jeanne (Leslie) Housler of Mesick and Kenneth (Judy) of Cadillac; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Eugene (Zana) Nichols of Kalamazoo; sister, Natalie Clark of Greenville, N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews; stepchildren, Bob (Bonnie) Eggle of Cadillac, David (Beth) Eggle of Tustin, Marsha (Gary) Shepherd of Owosso and Randy Eggle of San Diego, Calif.; and three step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda; sisters, Louise Blanchard and Norma Nichols; and step-grandson, Kristopher Eggle.
Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Young Funeral Home in Lake City. Services will be Saturday, Dec. 2, at noon, at The First Baptist Church of Cadillac, with the Rev. David McMahon officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Antioch Township Cemetery.
Memorial tributes may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Kris Eggle Scholarship Fund. Envelopes are available at the church.
Arrangements are by the Young Funeral Home.

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  • Created by: Kenneth & Carolyn
  • Added: 17 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19418226
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