NICHOLS, Dale W. 1919-1985
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/7/2013 at 11:09:19
Services For Dale Nichols Here Tuesday
Funeral services for Dale W. Nichols were held on Tuesday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home in Wellsburg. Pastor Orwin Duistermars officiated at the services.
Casket bearers were Wendell Lindaman, Paul Lindaman, Lawrence Hess, James Zwyers, Henry D. Geerdes, and Clarence Geerdes.
Graveside military rites were conducted by the Wellsburg Amvet Post 91 and the Wellsburg American Legion Ashing-Jaspers Post No. 213. The interment service was held at the Shiloh Cemetery in Wellsburg.
Mr. Nichols passed away around 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Veteran's Hospital in Knoxville due to complications of pneumonia. He reached the age of 65 years, 7 months, and 15 days.
He was born on September 3, 1919, in Wellsburg, the son of Charles Ray and Ella (Meyer) Nichols, and received his education in the Wellsburg Public School, graduating with the Class of 1938.
Dale served in the U.S. Army in World War II, having joined the National Guard on December 9, 1940, and was called to active duty on February 10, 1941. He was assigned to the 34th Infantry Division, 185 Field Artillery and received his basic training at Camp Claiborn, LA. This unit was sent overseas to Ireland in April of 1942. He served in the North African Theater and also in the Italian campaign. He was wounded in Italy and received the Purple Heart. He was discharged from the service on August 30, 1945, at Ft. Sheridan, IL.
He was engaged in the masonry trade for many years in Ackley and also in Rock Island, IL., and later moving to Wellsburg where he made his home with his mother. For the past year he was a resident of the Iowa Veteran's Home in Marshalltown. About two weeks ago he was transferred to the Veteran's Hospital in Knoxville for treatment.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include: 2 brothers and 1 sister, Russell Nichols of Santa Ana, CA; Mrs. Wendell (Edith) Lindaman of Wellsburg; Clarence Nichols of Santa Ana,CA, and many other relatives and friends.
Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 April 1985, section 2, pg 1
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