Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 21, 2008
David O. Nicholson, 83, of Northwood, Iowa, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
The funeral service for David will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Elk Creek Lutheran Church, 4108 Killdeer Ave., Kensett, Iowa, with the Rev. Tom Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Rest Cemetery in Northwood, with military graveside honors conducted by members of “Our Buddies” Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6779 of Northwood. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. S., Northwood. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
The family of David O. Nicholson has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Elk Creek Lutheran Church or to Hospice of North Iowa in his memory.
David O. Nicholson was born on April 8, 1925, in New Castle, Pa., the son of Eugene and Rose (Dess) Nicholson. He was baptized on May 3, 1925, at the St. Joseph’s Church in New Castle, Pa. David attended grade school in Alden and also attended Albert Lea High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on May 9, 1945, at Ft. Snelling and served overseas during World War II with the 57th Field Hospital and was honorably discharged on Oct. 27, 1946, at Ft. George G. Meade, Md.
He was united in marriage to Anna Marie Miller on Nov. 20, 1948, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. She preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 2005. David farmed in the Brookfield Township west of Northwood from 1948 until his retirement from farming in 1970. David also drove Winnebago recreational vehicles with his wife Anna and also worked for the Trading Post in Gordonsville.
David enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and driving cars at the Trading Post, but his great love and enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends.
He was a member of the Elk Creek Lutheran Church in Kensett.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children: Nancy (Darrell) Klingfuss of Northwood, Donna (Russell) Hayes of Midland, Texas, Bill (Terry) Nicholson of Northwood, and Tina (Joe) Kuennen of Northwood; 10 grandchildren: Mark and Brian Klingfuss of Northwood, Nikole Nicholson of Mason City, Alexandria and McKensie Nicholson of Northwood, Andra Lea (Ed) Hall of Midland, Texas, Emily (Mark) Hayes-Slade of Midland, Texas, Anna Kuennen of Duluth, Laura Kuennen of Northwood and Heather (Paul) Chambers of Charles City; a great-granddaughter; Tiffany Mari Slade of Midland, Texas; and many other extended family members and friends.
His parents; wife, Anna Marie; a son, David Nicholson; and a sister, Pearl Thompson; preceded him in death.