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Cleo E. Nichol

Sioux Falls. Cleo Edward Nichol passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at his home in Sioux Falls. His memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at First United Methodist Church.

Cleo was born May 17, 1933 on a farm near Maxbass, ND, the son of William Maxwell and Veda Mae (Shaw) Nichol. He graduated from Maxbass High School as Class Valedictorian and North Dakota State University in Fargo with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.

Cleo was united in marriage to Gloria Brooks in May of 1954 at First Presbyterian Church in Minot, ND. Cleo then began his career as a USDA Livestock Market News Reporter, which brought him and his family to Peoria, IL and Baltimore, MD before coming to Sioux Falls in 1959. He was very community minded and was active over the years in various groups, including- YMCA, Y's Men's Club, 4H, YMW Group, Our Saviors Lutheran Cancer Support Group, Stephen's Ministry, Boy Scouts and several Bible studies. He enjoyed his morning coffees with his buddies, woodworking, and was an avid horseman. He especially loved spending time and fishing with his grandchildren. His grandsons fondly remember their adventures in the Ford Bronco and granddaughters needing a chocolate chip cookie license.

Cleo is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gloria; daughter, Barb (Tim) Haberer, Hartford, SD; daughter-in-law, Pamela Nichol, Sandy, UT; 5 grandchildren- Alli (Glen) Salamon, Kate (Sean) Deeny, Hollie (Jessie) Valenzuela, Tyler Haberer, and Justin Haberer; 7 great-grandchildren- Max, Bill, Evalyn, Kaleb (Britney), Autumn, Alexis, and Hannah; 2 great-great grandchildren; and 2 brothers- Jim (Aggie) Nichol, Fromberg, MT and Bill (Jan) Nichol, Sandy, UT. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, William Brooks Nichol, and sister, Charlotte.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Apr. 28, 2016
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