September 25, 1921 - August 17, 2012
Pearl Martin John Nicol, 90, a lifelong resident of Marysville, died Friday, August 17, 2012 at Memorial Hospital of Union County. A farmer all his life, he was born and raised on the family homestead on Boerger Road. The “century farm,” now known as Buck Run Farm, still operates today by his family. He attended St. John’s Lutheran grade school and attended Union Rural High School in Milford Center until it was necessary for him to leave school to help his ailing father on the farm. He received his high school diploma through Fairbanks High School in 2009. A veteran of World War II, he was drafted in the United States Army in 1945. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where he was baptized September 25, 1921 by Pastor H.C. Kuechle and on April 14, 1935, confirmed by Pastor August Gerken. He served on numerous boards at the church throughout the years. For many years, he enjoyed playing on the church dartball team, Marysville D, which still exists today. Fond of music, he loved to sing boldly in church and listen to the church pipe organ. He was a skilled euchre player, liked woodworking and created many wood projects and toys. He was born September 6, 1921 on the Boerger Road family farm in Marysville to the late Christopher G. and Eleonora Kleiber Nicol and was also predeceased by a brother, Ralph M. Nicol; three brothers-in-law, Louis Burns, Russell Devine and Edwin McCabe; and a great granddaughter, Kallie Nicol. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Lucia A. Hubmann Nicol, whom he married May 2, 1943 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church by Rev. Wachholz; five sons, Eugene (Connie) Nicol, Roger (Barbara) Nicol, Larry (Anita) Nicol, Frederick (Kathryn) Nicol and Thomas (Pat) Nicol, all of Marysville; twelve grandchildren, Dawn (Rick) Myers, Kathleen (Steve) Francis, Julie (Jason) Becker, Tami (Phil) Bowman, Amy Nicol, Christopher (Cherilynn) Nicol, Jennifer Nicol, Deanna (Don) Rivard, John (Jodi) Nicol, Brad (Angela) Nicol, Anne Nicol and Shannon Scheiderer; 15 great-grandchildren, Megan, Daniel, Jessica, Alex, Andrew, Austin, Jack, Keagan, Sydney, Leah, Chloe, Elijah, Grant, Troy and Ryan; two sisters, Marie Burns and Helen (Eugene) Scheiderer; a brother, Lloyd (Marilyn) Nicol; sisters-in-law, Emma Nicol, Doris Devine, Gladys McCabe and Esther (Freddy) Thompson; and many nieces and nephews and a multitude of devoted church family friends and neighbors. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. John W. Fair will officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Union County Military Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Paul Nicol, Chris Nicol, David Scheiderer, John Nicol, Dennis Devine and Brad Nicol. Honorary pallbearers will be his great-grandsons. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s church organ fund or Loving Care Hospice or a charity of choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwood16.wpengine.com.
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