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Daniel G. Nichols, 81

Jun 28, 2015

Daniel Nichols

Rochester Daniel “Dan” George Nichols, age 81, of Rochester, formerly of Winnebago, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, the Rev. Kathy Blair officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago.

Dan was born on Aug. 19, 1933 in Winnebago, the son of Charlotte (Huber) and Harry Nichols, of Winnebago. Dan graduated from Winnebago High School in 1952. During and after high school he worked for Verle Lawson Construction. He then became the operator of Standard Oil in Winnebago. In 1953, Dan married Joann Ruth Heinrich,of Winnebago. In 1957, they moved to Milaca where Dan was the owner of a Standard Oil Station. In 1959, Dan returned to Winnebago where he operated gas/service stations and then worked for the school district. Retirement years were spent touring the United States with the Holiday Rambler Camping Club, taking two months to travel and site see in Alaska, and then settling in Texas where he enjoyed woodworking. In 2013 they decided it was time to leave Texas, moving to Rochester to be closer to family.

Dan is survived by his wife, Joann; five daughters, Nancy (Charles) Lewis, of Delavan, Shirley Cumberland, of El Mirage, Ariz., Susan (Dale) Benson, of Forest City, Iowa, Jean (Darren) McGann, of Minnetonka, and Karen (Dan) Hill, of Rochester; a special friend Lori (Babcock) Rauk, of Forest City; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and sister, Katharine Anderson, of St. Peter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Charlotte Nichols; one grandchild; sister, Marianna Eiselt; brother, David Nichols; and son-in-law, Curt Cumberland

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