John Nichols

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May 11, 1934 - January 31, 2017
Born in Norfolk, VA
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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John Nichols, 82, was born in Virginia to Harry and Hope Nichols, and married Grace Munson Nichols in 1960. He is survived by Grace, their 3 sons Michael (Chris), Scott, and John (Carol), 5 grandchildren Crystal, Trenton, Cameron, Trevor and Colin, great-grandchild Conner, many nieces and nephews, 4 sisters-in-law, Irene Rouse (Bill), Winnie Preusser, Betty Jeavons (Harry), Mary Lou Woodruff (Gene). He was predeceased by his sister, Evelyn Hogshire (Happy), brother-in-law Mike Preusser, and two nephews.

John served in the U.S. Navy and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. He graduated from Norfolk Academy, Hamden-Sydney College, University of Virginia, and Washington University. He came to St. Charles in 1969 to teach math at Lindenwood College where he served for 25 years, in many capacities and was beloved by his students. Beyond his official role as a professional teacher, John patiently mentored and taught everyone, young or old, who came to him with a desire to learn.

He was elected St. Charles County Auditor, and attended the 1976 Democratic National Convention as a delegate, worked in the computer room at Jaycee Fairgrounds Village, was Treasurer of Crescendo Concert, Pres. of SCENE, and Treasurer of St. Charles County Historical Society for 25 years. John was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church as a Lay reader, choir member, and Men’s Club President. John loved to engage others with his opinions, ideas, and beliefs, while usually managing to have people like him no matter what.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church or St. Charles County Historical Society.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Lois and Jim Evans February 1, 2017 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Jim and I send our deepest condolences to Grace and their extended family regarding the passing of John. As you know, Jim worked at Lindenwood with John when they were both faculty members during the 70s and 80s. I had John as one of my math professors when finishing my bachelor’s degree in education during the late 1970s. He was well known, liked, and respected in the greater community of Saint Charles.
    Blessings, Lois and Jim Evans

  2. Catherine Logsdon February 1, 2017 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    candle 3Our day was truly saddened by the news of the passing of a lovely man, friend and colleague of my husband. John served as one of Ed’s bride grooms in our wedding and of course both Ed and John coached Lindenwood’s tennis team in the seventies-such as it was. We loved spending time with John and Grace and have missed them since we moved from St. Charles in 1995. Our love goes out to the whole family-he was one of a kind and will be missed.
    Love, Catherine Logsdon and Ed Balog

  3. Allan Newsham February 1, 2017 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    John was a good friend, mentor, and role model. Besides being extremely patient in attempting to instruct me in Statistics, he taught me by example that being an adult meant being responsible and being engaged in your community, to speak out on issues that needed to be addressed, and that being idealistic and working hard to meet your goals did not exclude you from being “cool”. My life has been deeply enriched by having John as my friend.

  4. Joewussler February 1, 2017 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Dear Grace: myself and Kathy always looked forward to seeing John . You have our deepest sympathy.Joe and Kathy Wussler

  5. Tommy B. McDonell February 1, 2017 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    candle 3I never took a class from Dr. Nichols but I often talked to him. And whenever I was low, he brightened my day and made me feel better.

    Later when hired as a teacher, I remembered this and tried to pass that on.

  6. Terry and Jo Ann Gravemann February 1, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Grace and family,

    You have our deepest sympathy.

  7. Esther T. Fenning February 2, 2017 at 8:48 am - Reply

    I LOVED talking with John about politics. He was a genuine liberal democrat and was outraged at all of the same
    issues as moi. I was privileged to attend faculty meetings at Lindenwood in the 1980s when I worked there as alumni liaison.. It was a joy to watch John skillfully stir things up in his own articulate way when they needed stirring up. Whenever I ran into him he was genuinely interested in how I was doing and was like that with everyone. Even my former husband (an oober macho, conservative, die hard Republican who was suspicious of academics) liked John with whom he played golf at Bogey Hills. My prayers are with Grace and John’s family.

  8. Dee Knobbe February 2, 2017 at 9:32 am - Reply

    candle 1My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Nichols and her family. I worked with John for 4 years while employed by Loretta Debrecht, County Treasurer, John at that time was County Auditor. Every day he came into our office numerous times to get coffee, talk politics with Loretta and encouraged me to continue my education. I was enrolled in community college at that time. After I left the county job, I worked at Lindenwood for several years and took night classes there as well. I had John as a professor and although his class was very difficult, he never gave up on me and told me to keep trying as it will all click. He was right! One night while studying, it all just clicked. After graduating from Lindenwood and moving forward in my career, I would occasionally see John around St. Charles, he was always quick with a smile and a hug for an old friend.

    St. Charles lost an amazing man! Rest easy John!

    Dee (Boschert) Knobbe

  9. Jerry Reese February 2, 2017 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Mary and I have know John and Grace for a number of years. They were first class in every way. We will certainly miss John. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers. St. Charles just lost a great friend.
    Jerry & Mary Reese

  10. Joseph Pallardy February 2, 2017 at 10:18 am - Reply

    candle 7I knew John before I became a member of the St. Charles County Historical Society board. I got to know him better during this time. He was a true gentleman and was always working to further the cause of the Society. His wife, Grace, was a hard-working mayor of St. Charles. Together they were a team that brought honor to our city. Having lost my spouse 4 years ago, I can only tell Grace that time will help heal your grief. God bless you!

  11. Dominic Soda February 2, 2017 at 11:52 am - Reply

    John and I came to Lindenwood together in 1969 and worked together in the Mathematics Department for 25 years. John was an excellent teacher beloved by all students who knew him whether they were in his classes or not. He had a natural ability to connect with people. He taught me many things but especially he taught me the concept of a Liberal Arts College which was unknown to me at the time. My sympathy to Grace and the entire Nichols family.

    • Jim Martin February 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      Hi Dom. I’m not sure how Baue’s ‘Reply’ option functions. If you don’t mind fielding a non-public comment from me that is specifically relevant to you, please send me an Ok of some sort, to so we can take it private. If I don’t hear from you that’s ok — there is no reason you should be interested in hearing from, or otherwise communicate with, me. regards– Jim Martin

  12. John Dooley February 2, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    John was my teacher, my mentor, and my colleague. When I came to Lindenwood as a student in 1970 he was my academic advisor. I remember (very fondly) many conversations in his office where he helped this first-generation college student figure out what was going on and where he might want to head in his life. When I came back to Lindenwood 10 years later as a new faculty member in the Math and Computer Science department he was everything one would want in a colleague; generous, interested in your work, free with advice and very supportive. He will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathies and prayers to Grace and the rest of the family.

  13. Peter H. Griffin February 2, 2017 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    John was a generous colleague who I found immensely helpful when I joined Lindenwood’s faculty. A gentle man with tremendous moral courage, he paid a price and did so with great dignity.

  14. Sally A. Faith February 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    John was always warm and open. He like to talk about his experiences and most of the time made me smile… John you will be missed.

    Mayor Sally Faith

  15. Ray Scupin February 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Dear Grace:

    Susan and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We knew John at Lindenwood since 1981. He was a great professor of mathematics and always offered the most intelligent comments and insights regarding faculty and administrative concerns. John was gracious in his interactions with all of us in the Lindenwood and St. Charles community. He made great contributions to our communities. He will be missed by all of us.

    Ray and Susan Scupin

  16. Dennis Hahn February 2, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Grace and family,,

    I received an email informing me of John’s passing. Shirley and I extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. I have known John since the early 1990’s while we both served the Saint Charles County Historical Society. I always felt that John had the Historical Society’s best interest at heart. As the Historical Society’s Treasurer, he was always protective of the Historical Society’s assets. While not officially a Board Member of the Historical Society, John regularly attended the Board Meetings and was always willing to provide his thoughts, suggestions, and recommendations. He served the Historical Society well. John knew of my interest in George Washington and on a couple occasions he gave me something he found relating to George Washington. He will be missed. We are out of town and will be unable to attend the visitation and funeral. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

    Dennis Hahn

  17. John and Mary Bartholomew February 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    We landed in St. Charles and Lindenwood at the same time as John and Grace. They have been a treasured part of our lives ever since. Whether it was watching our kids grow up, the academics, local or national politics, or our faith community.

    John was always a cheerleader, encouraging students, colleagues, neighbors to be and do our best. He did it, even as he was always clear about his own positions on issues. Partly it was his natural warmth. Partly it was his remarkable ability to ask questions in a way that made it clear he was truly seeking information, never seeking to trap or embarrass his respondent.

    As we cannot be in St. Charles Sunday and Monday, we are doubly grateful to our shared neighbors, the Hercules, for our visit with John and Grace at Thanksgiving. We offer thanks to God for the gift John has been to us, and our prayers of support for Grace, Michael, Scott, John and all their family now and in the days ahead.

    John and Mary Bartholomew

  18. Betty Cox February 2, 2017 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Dear Grace. So sorry to hear about John’s passing. I remember all the good times we had in politics, not like now Grace. With sympathy and love! Betty Cox

  19. Michele Riedel February 2, 2017 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    candle 8Dear Aunt Gracie and Nichols cousins,

    We Munson cousins have been reminiscing about how much Uncle Nick (and Aunt Gracie) have meant to us. We cherished the annual Virginia Beach get-together and how Uncle Nick and Aunt Gracie helped us all maintain important family ties that could have been broken by distance had it not been for them. We grieve Uncle Nick’s loss and have so many great memories of him: challenging our thinking, joking with all of us, and telling some really good stories. My own children (his great-niece and great-nephew) told me they always had fun with Uncle Nick and Aunt Gracie and loved visiting them in Virginia Beach so that is another generation to remember him. As many of us cousins recently shared: Uncle Nick had a special ability to make all of us feel special. He was special and we will all miss him. Peace and love, Michele Preusser Riedel

  20. Michael Ortwerth February 2, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy and prayers. John was a great professor and wonderful friend of the family. He will be missed. He always made me laugh and his smile was contagious.

  21. Jim Witte February 2, 2017 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your father John… He was a great man and liked by many… May God bless you and your family in this time of need…

  22. David Cosby February 2, 2017 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    candle 7John and I were golf buddies and he was an excellent golfer. He had a great sense of humor and was a gifted conversationalist. I will miss his friendship.

  23. Charlsie Floyd February 2, 2017 at 11:59 pm - Reply


    I am so sorry to hear the news about John. He and I had great discussions about politics – John and I were on the same side so we always agreed with each other. He truly made me laugh each time we crossed paths. He loved his family and he loved St. Charles. He was a true gentleman who will be missed by everyone who had the honor to know him. On a personal note please tell Michael his Dad always kept me up to date about how my favorite former Red Cross Health and Safety volunteer was doing – we were both so proud of his accomplishments. May God be with you and your family through this difficult time.

  24. Andrew Nolan & Mickey Moran February 3, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Dear Grace,
    We will miss John–we loved him, as did everyone who got to know him. We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences, Andrew and Mickey

  25. Louis Launer February 3, 2017 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    candle 7Grace and Scott,

    My deepest sympathies on the loss of John. He was a great man and a great contributor to the St. Charles community. He was a great teacher and a wonderful friend.

  26. Ted House February 3, 2017 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Few things were more fun or enlightening than having a conversation with John Nichols. After every conversation I ever had with John, I walked away having learned something, having gained insight I didn’t have before, and with the ability to look at a point of view in a different way. John loved life, loved his wife and family, loved our nation and loved the Lord. This brilliant and wonderful man leaves a lasting impact on his students, his friends and our community.

  27. Elizabeth Rouse Brokamp February 3, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Our Uncle Nick was simply the best. His warmth and humor and uncle-y teasing made every family reunion at the beach a wonderful one. It takes someone really special to make each and every person feel heard, seen, and appreciated and Uncle Nick did that just by being himself. I remember how every year he would poke fun at his sunburned belly, the loving way he treated his mother and our grandmother Nana, how fun he was with us nieces and nephews, and how he made a special effort to connect with my kids. Heaven is a lucky place to have you in it, Uncle Nick. Rest in peace and so much love.

  28. Jim McNamara February 3, 2017 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    candle 6This picture is the way I have always thought of him – smiling and welcoming! Every time I saw him, from the first time I met him to the last I saw this smile. He always genuinely made me feel like he was thrilled to see me, and I was always thrilled to see him. I have been privileged to know him, to be welcomed into the circle of his and Grace’s family, and to be close friends with his sons Mike and Scott for 30 years.

  29. Yumi Kamada Haraguchi February 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of his passing. Mr. Nichols was always kind and friendly. It was a pleasure singing in the Trinity Church choir with him. His beautiful voice will be a great addition to Heaven’s choir. We will keep his family in our prayers.

  30. Idell Simms Conaway and John Jeheber February 3, 2017 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    I thought Nick would never grow old and he didn’t, as it turned out. We are shocked by the news that he has left us so young. Grace was my best friend and sorority sister in early days, and although we saw Nick and Grace rarely, they will both always have a seat at our table. Our love to you and all of your family, Gracie, along with our deepest sympathies.

  31. Kip Borgschulte February 3, 2017 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    I first met John many years ago on a sidewalk where he was introducing himself and passing out leaflets for Grace’s campaign for state rep.We connected right away. We shared Democrat politics, golf, canoeing, camping and fishing. Although to John, fishing was more about eating the fish, not catching it. For a slim guy, John could eat. John liked to have fun. He was adventurous. My minister had a small boat, about the size of two canoes. We three took that little boat from St. Charles all the way up to Hannibal. We went through a lock and dam where they would throw you a rope to hold onto as we rode that tiny boat through the lock, dwarfed by a neighboring barge.
    John, Jan and I had a short bout with gambling after the casino opened in St. Charles. John would take his $40 and we would take ours and we three would play Black Jack. John, as a mathematics specialist, knew just how he and everyone at the table should play. Not everyone at the table appreciated his advice. But he tried to help anyway. John talked often about Grace, the kids and the grandkids. He was always rooting for them. Always in their corner. We will miss him.

  32. Kip Borgschulte February 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    I wasn’t done.
    John liked all kinds of people. He didn’t mind that he came from academia and his friend’s highest degree was a GED. He liked diversity. He hated racism in any form. He told me that his mother taught him to stand up to tyranny. He did.
    Jan and I send our love to Grace and all of the Nichols family.

  33. Kirk and Judy Evans Lang February 3, 2017 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Dearest Gracie and family. We were sorry to hear you lost your beloved husband John. News just came from Pattie Taylor. We hear from Mary Lou at Christmas. Am getting ready to send them a Valentine card in lieu of Christmas. Remembering you and old times. God be with you and yours

  34. Kate Hogshire from Norfolk, Va. February 4, 2017 at 4:14 am - Reply

    candle 8Dear Gracie, I am thinking of you and all your family during this difficult time. I had the Best Uncle anyone could ever have in the family. I loved Johnny. He always allowed me to do what I wanted when my Parents didn’t know…LOL. Uncle Johnny loved all of the Hogshire girls and enjoyed going to the beach each year and have a huge reunion. I loved all the Crab meat dinners every year and Harpoon Larry’s was a favorite! Uncle Johnny lived a long life of happiness and was loved by everyone who knew him. .He will be missed but not forgotten. Please pass along to Michael & Chris, Crystal & Conner, Scott, John & Carol that I am with them in spirit and prayer at this time. Gracie, God is in control of all that is happening.. I will continue to pray for you and all the family. God Bless You, Gracie P.S. I LOVE YOU. Rick Millis is praying as well. He sends his thoughts your way. He loves your family and feels part of the family!!!. In Christ, Kate Hogshire, Norfolk, VA..

  35. Jim Anderson February 4, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Grace, thoughts and prayers are with you.

  36. Pat Butterfield February 4, 2017 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    candle 5Gary and I lived next door to John and Grace for years. We couldn’t have asked for better neighbors or friends. I sure have a lot of good memories, the neighborhood has certainly changed a lot since then. I’m thinking of your family and I will keep you all in my prayers. Pat Butterfield

  37. Richard and Leslie Wier February 4, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Richard writes: I arrived at Lindenwood the year before John. For at least half the next 27 years, my office was next door to John’s, and he and Dom Soda and I spent an enormous amount of time defending faculty privileges and responsibilities. John’s persistence in defending these goals was unflagging. I will never forget John’s dedication to the struggle to preserve academic freedom. Our condolences to Grace and the family; they can take solace in the memory of great integrity and devotion. Leslie adds: I benefitted from John’s counsel and teaching skills when I started taking required classes for an accounting degree; without
    his confidence and encouragement, I would not have stayed with it. John will remain in the hearts and memories of all of us who knew him.

  38. Jim Martin February 4, 2017 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Guessing that Kip ran into a limitation on the length of our comments, I just whacked most of my offline draft of what I actually wanted to say. SO: Forty-six years ago John was assigned to be this freshman’s faculty advisor at LC (ok, LU now). We were student-teacher kind of friends while I was a student; after graduation became actual friends over time; and close friends over more time. Grace was the attorney for a business I owned part of, and my personal attny. We had recreational interests in common (golf, tennis, etc.) and I sort of burrowed into John’s life, I suppose. Our golf trips to the Gulf coast and Texas were Abbott and Costello material. But with so much to recount, and so little space for it, I’ll just cut to the chase. John has been one of the most important and influential people in my life. I consider myself incredibly lucky and privileged to have been allowed as close to John as I like to believe I was. I consider John the personification of integrity and humanity, a moral compass, a great family man, honorable, reasonable, principled, tolerant, open, warm and friendly – the list goes on. He has been what I believe he aspired to be: an exceptional and exemplary human being and citizen. One of a kind.

    I won’t be in attendance for the services because I would not be able to maintain acceptable composure. Grace, I think you know the special place you also have in my heart. With much love, and at least that much sadness . . . jim

  39. Patty Taylor February 4, 2017 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Gracie I am so so sorry you have lost your wonderful John!
    I have such good memories of our reunion in Santa Fe! I am grateful for that time, as it gave me the opportunity to get to know John and see how happy and fortunate you were to have him, as your soul mate.
    I know heaven has another new angel!
    I will be thinking about you and praying for you tomorrow, as you honor and remember John and a life well lived!
    Patty Taylor

  40. Penny Pitman February 5, 2017 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I always enjoyed seeing and talking with John.

  41. Debbie Salvo February 5, 2017 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    I worked with John for 4 years when he was the County Auditor. He came in every day with a smile on his face and always had a great story about politics, Lindenwood, Grace or his boys. He turned 50 while in office, and boy did we give him trouble about his age. He also bought the first computer for our department and taught me how to use it. I’ll always remember the Friday morning ‘trivia’ from the paper – of course he always won! John touched so many lives and will be missed by all that ever met him. May all the good memories help you thru this sad time.

  42. Nikola Preusser February 5, 2017 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    candle 8Dearest Aunt Gracie and cousins Mike, Scott and John,

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and I am holding you close to my heart. I have a lifetime of such fond memories of the wonderful times with Uncle Nick. From the many summer family reunions at VA Beach, visits to Nana’s and the Thanksgivings in Dallas. I loved hanging out talking, catching up on life and hearing his great stories. I always learned something new and of course laughed so much. I have always been so honored to be named after Uncle Nick. It has always made me feel so special to be named after such a kind, spirited and loving person. Before I was born, Uncle Nick, always the mathematician, told the family that after a certain number of grandkids, statistically two would have the same birthday. I was born on March 18, the same as my cousin Reed. Uncle Nick loved it that I proved him right. I wish I could be there with you, I will be there in spirit. Love, Nikola

  43. Alan Meyers February 5, 2017 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry about John’s passing. He was a wonderful friend, a kind and welcoming man with a great sense of humor. I always enjoyed being in his presence. I knew him as a faculty colleague at Lindenwood, where we were officers in the AAUP chapter. He had a reputation as a professor who truly cared about his students. He stood up with courage for academic freedom and the rights of faculty members. I was always happy to see him in recent years at meetings of the “Lindenwood Emeriti and Friends” group. We will sorely miss him, but we have great memories. All who loved him are in my prayers.

  44. The Fridrichs February 5, 2017 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    We send you our love and support to help get you through the loss of your Nick. We will miss him and his humor. We will be in touch. Love, Phyllis & Doug

  45. Tom Smith February 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful way to remember John by reading all the comments from friends and family! I will certainly miss him. He and I spent many wonderful times on the pool table and playing tennis while being faculty members at Lindenwood in the 70s. I remember driving around with him in his decrepit T-bird which he refused to part with. I’ve kept in touch and visited with him and Grace since then, and watched their boys grow up and become wonderful adults. Grace, I hope being a part of the new retirement community will lessen the tragedy for you, since you will be surrounded with many friends new and old. The last time I talked with him in December he was upbeat about his treatments and told me he was beginning to feel like his old self again. I wish that had been true. Good memories of John will last forever. You and the boys have my most heartfelt sympathy.

  46. Barbara Randolph February 5, 2017 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    candle 8John Nichols was one of my very favorite instructors at Lindenwood College. He had a very patient and kind way of dealing with his students. Rest in Peace!

  47. Dave Riazi February 6, 2017 at 12:24 am - Reply

    Dear Nichols Family-

    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I truly enjoyed knowing and spending time with him. Hope you find peace, comfort, and are blessed with many wonderful memories to cherish. My deepest sympathies to you all.

  48. Scott Schneider February 6, 2017 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Professor Nichols was one of the kindest and best teachers I had the pleasure to take class from at Lindenwood. Always a generous spirit as a teacher and a good friend and advisor as well. There is certainly a special place in Heaven reserved for him to watch over us now.

    God bless and prayers to his family!

  49. Stacy Holliday Chassaniol February 6, 2017 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. John was a great man. I will keep keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  50. David Woodruff February 10, 2017 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    These last several days have been difficult. I’ve been trying to take the advice of those who say to focus on the positive, like the good memories. Thankfully, with Uncle Nick there are many of those. The reunions at the beach in Virginia, visits to St. Charles, camping trips and times spent on Camano Island and elsewhere when the Nichols came out west to visit are all precious, and I’ve been thinking about them a lot lately. I hope I can always remember Uncle Nick’s smile, his awesome laugh, his sage advice when I needed it, and his ability to just make those around him feel better. Reading through these comments just reinforces those feelings. Gracie, Mike, Scott, John and cousins – my thoughts are with you and I can’t wait to see you to share some memories in person. I miss you Uncle Nick.

  51. Mary Munson Root February 11, 2017 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I loved Uncle Nick with all my heart, and couldn’t wait to see him at the beach every summer. He always challenged all of us cousins to be civic-minded, even forbidding us to go to the beach one time until we had named all the justices on the Supreme Court.
    We had many a good time watching the U.S. Open golf tournament together, which happily coincided with their beach stays.
    One time we caught a whole bucket full of fish from the surf, and he picked it up and said “Come on,” and we walked way down the beach to where the public area began and gave them to an old African American lady who was fishing for food.
    I’ll bet his funeral service was packed with former students, church members, historical society folks, family, and friends. He touched so many lives.
    As Cousin David said, I miss you Uncle Nick.

  52. Sandy Sanders February 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Nick and I were classmates and fraternity brothers for four years and roommates the last two years at Hampden-Sydney College. There was not a better friend to be found. The laughs never stopped. Thank you, Nick, for getting me through calculus class and for almost teaching me to sing “White Christmas” on key. You were the very best. Rest In Peace, roomie.
    Sandy “Shuf” Sanders

  53. Peter Mihelich March 12, 2017 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Sorry to hear of John’s passing. We were out of town and recently heard. John was always available to offer some sage advice. John would stop into Goellner printing to just say hello and visit for awhile. We will miss his smiling face. Peter and Joyce Mihelich

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