Robert W. Nichols, 89, of Perrysburg, OH died, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born in Detroit, MI to Fergus O. and Minnie (Cook) Nichols and was married on May 9, 1952, in Bowling Green, OH to Shirley J. Meeker. Bob served for four years in the United States Coast Guard during WWII and later received a Master's Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University. He worked for thirty-two years in education serving as Principal at Glenwood and Lime City Schools in Rossford, OH. Bob also was a co-owner of The Christian Bookstore and was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Perrysburg where he was a former deacon. He was an avid University of Michigan and Detroit Tigers fan and loved reading, playing cards and working puzzles.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Debra K. Ostrander (Richard Clark), Joni S. (Dennis) Badik, and Carolyn J. Heidelberg; son, John F. (Andrea) Nichols; grandchildren, Mark, Janelle, Jodi, Mandy, Jaime, Heather, John, Jeremiah, Jason, Julie, Daniel, Amber, and Jessica; fifteen great-grandchildren; brother, James (Barbara) Nichols. He was preceded in death by parents, Fergus and Minnie; son, Robert Charles; brother, Fredrick; sister, Virginia Emmons.
Friends will be received from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg, OH (419-874-3133) where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013, with Pastor Jeff Woolum officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551 or to the church. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting
Published in Toledo Blade on July 2, 2013