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Donald Charles Nicholson dies at age 58

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Donald Charles Nicholson, age 58, of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away Monday, September 10, 2012.

He was born November 8, 1953 in Gary, Ind., the son of John and Catherine (Haney) Nicholson.

On November 8, 1975 he married Ruth Dinse who survives along with their daughter, Kelly (Tony) Martin of Indianapolis, Ind.

He is also survived by his brother, James (Patricia Callis) Nicholson of Ohio, sister, Linda Scharbach of Arizona and his grandson, Louis Martin.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.

Don graduated from Chesterton High School in 1971. Don had been a bricklayer 36 years with Union Local #4 and also worked for Cole & Associates and the Grand Kankakee Hunt Club. He was a former volunteer firefighter for Morgan Township and enjoyed spending his leisure time hunting and golfing.

Following cremation a memorial service will be held Friday, at 2:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, Ind., with Fr. Kevin McCarthy officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 – 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Morgan Township Volunteer Fire Department, American Alzheimer’s Association or Opportunity Enterprises.


Posted 9/12/2012