John W. Nicholson, Jr.Read More
Evansville - John W. Nicholson, Jr., 96, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital. He was born December 11, 1923 in Boonville, IN, to the late Ethna Pearl (Hicks) and John W. Nicholson, Sr.
John served in the Army Infantry in Europe during WWII and was a member of the VFW 1114. He was a prisoner of war and received two Purple Hearts. He was a member of Olivet Presbyterian Church and a member of the Coin Club. John and his wife were co-owners of Wabash Poster Service and Hoosier Accounts Service. John enjoyed fishing and camping at Lake Barkley and it became a family joke that he was the only family member that "never ate at Patti's." Most of all, John loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
John is survived by his daughters Connie Sue (David) Godeke and Kathy Lynn (David) Henry; grandchildren, Amy Lynn Paddock (Sam Conner), Nathan David Godeke and Dawn Marie (Mark) Mangus; great grandchildren, Olivia Paddock, Allison Paddock, Keira Godeke and Colin Godeke, and Alexandria Marie Mangus; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters, Mary McGowan, Judy Reed, Betty Jo Bell and Doris Bremkamp; and brother, Charles Nicholson.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Nicholson; brothers, Bob Nicholson, Jerry Nicholson, Kenny Nicholson and James Nicholson.
Visitation will be Friday, May 22, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Avenue. Funeral services will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. David Mills officiating.
Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 701 N. Weinbach Ave., #510, Evansville, IN 47711 or Olivet Church, 5600 Oak Hill Road, Evansville, IN 47711
Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.