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Theodore NILSON(02/14/1936 - 08/16/2013)

NILSON, Theodore (Age 77) Of Priest Lake passed away Monday, August 19, 2013. Ted was born February 14, 1936 in Troy, Idaho and moved as a young child to Spokane. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and Eastern Washington University. He was employed by Kaiser Aluminum Trentwood until 1979. He and his family moved to Kennewick, Washington where he was employed by Westinghouse Hanford. When Ted retired he moved to Priest Lake, Idaho where he spent his last 12 years of his life. Ted developed an appreciation for nature and the beauty of simple things. He could be seen daily walking his two dogs. The highlight of his week was attending St. Blanche Catholic Church and being with the people he loved. Ted is survived by his wife Pat, his children; Julie Brandt, George Anders, John Anders, Mark Nilson, Janet Judy, Jackie Fritts, Karen Nilson, and Julie Crites. He is also survived by his sister Darlene Barton, brother Gary Mitchell, fourteen grandchildren, one great- grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, August 24th at 2PM at St. Blanche Catholic Church in Priest Lake. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bonner Community Hospice, PO Box 1448, Sandpoint, ID 83864. SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME in Priest River is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at sherman-knapp.com


Published in Spokesman-Review on Aug. 21, 2013
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